DISCOVER THIS BEAUTIFUL AREA
Explore Brittany, France
We are located in one of the most beautiful unspoiled places on earth. The roads are free of traffic; the night sky is free of light pollution. The gently rolling hills of Le Mené are delightful for both cyclists and hikers with their extraordinary collection of hidden medieval hamlets and friendly locals. Enter any bar here and males are expected to shake the hands of all other males present and kiss all females twice on the cheek. You may come as a stranger, but you will leave as a friend.
ABOUT THE AREA
The House at Kerrouet
The house was built in the 16th century as the home of the tax collector for the nearby Manor of Plessy. As a "royal" longere, it fell into neglect during the French Revolution and was abandoned for many years. More recently, it became the home of a professor of Mathematics at the Sorbonne, but unfortunately it fell into a near derelict state in the 1990's. Niall & Poul discovered the house on a holiday visit to Brittany, and despite the jungle of nettles, brambles, thistles and ivy, Niall fell in love with the monastic stone entrances, grand fireplaces and royal chimney. The property was lovingly restored to become home to the dining school.
The Local Villages
While Kerrouet itself is a tiny hamlet just outside the villages of St Gilles du Mené and St Goueno, we are located directly in the gently rolling countryside of "The Mené"; an area famous throughout Brittany for its unspoilt scenery. It is like going back in time; villagers attend their fields, their gardens and their animals. The roads are quiet and the alluring sounds of wildlife are apparent. Bats, owls and woodpeckers compete for attention and give one an intense feeling of closeness with nature. The gentle sound of church bells can be heard ringing for miles across green fields and hedgerows. This is the perfect spot to go for a walk or a bike ride between cooking and to unwind and relax.
The Brittany Countryside
If you wish to explore there are lots of exciting places to visit. In just a short drive you can find Dinan or Josselin, beautiful country towns with their own unique history. Some of our favorites places to spend the day are St Cado and of course Vannes, Rennes and Nantes. Don’t miss the food market, Marché des Lices, at Rennes on Saturday mornings where you will be bowled over by the sheer variety of seafood and produce available. Visit the walled city of St Malo or travel a little further to visit Mont St Michel. They all have their beauty and charm; you could easily spend all summer long exploring.