We have been welcoming visitors (many of whom return) to La Haute Mancelière for over 10 years now – here are some comments taken from the guest books in the cottages. Unfortunately there isn’t enough room here for all the lovely comments we have received from guests!
“Our best family holiday ever! We loved the garden, the trampoline, swimming in the pool, making sandcastles on deserted sunny beaches, walking and picnicking in the forest, going to the zoo one of the few grey days (falconry display a great hit!) the Parc Floral (very popular with four year olds and grandparents!), eating croissants, crêpes and ice-cream, running along the old railway track and enjoying the beautiful countryside in incredible weather. So much so that we’ve already booked for next year. Thankyou Susan, for such great hospitality, we love your corner of the world.”
“We have had a super time with our family. Could not have asked for a better setting. Fantastic facilities and great weather. Really enjoyed exploring the are and recommend Dinan and St Malo. The pool is a real treat at any time. Thankyou again for the bikes and your help and advice”
“A lovely holiday in a well equipped cottage! Thank you Susan, for all your kind hep and wonderful recommendation of “La Maison Neuve” – Yummy food!”
“We have had a wonderful holiday here. Our party of 14 very much appreciated your kindness and advice. The countryside here is beautiful and despite the rain we have had a very enjoyable holiday”
“Très bon, home from home, pool a delight, even in the rain!”
“Wonderful. We came with high hopes and expectations and even these were exceded. Susan has been an outstanding host and helped facilitate a review at hospital for our litlle son – thankyou. Our favourite trips have been; Cobac Parc, Dinner/animals out at Maison Neuve, playing football/cricket on the fields in the evenings, swimming and sunbathing at St Ergot (beach at Dinard), beach and rockpools at St Malo. Fantastic, definitely returning.”
“Thank you for your hospitality and providing such a neat and clean gite. We had all the comforts of home, which helped make our vacation even nicer. Thank you as well for providing us with beach towels so we didn’t have to bring them all the way over from Canada! Emily had a wonderful time playing with Kristen, swimming in the pool and will always remember her time here. I hope we are able to come back again some day!”
“TEN adults, 12 children, what a nightmare holiday you might think!!! We have had a wonderful time, accommodation great, weather great, kids happy, what more could we ask for!!
“We have had the perfect week here. The gite has everything you need and more and the pool is a real joy, cover up or down. Highlights for us were walks in the forest, picnics by the lake, Mt St Michel in brilliant sunshine, Dinan with lovely churches, haunting music coming from the music school, and the best crepes ever at Crêperie Alma, a cosy lunch spot on a rainy day. St Malo was also well worth the trip, as were the chateaux close to the gite. The sausages from the farm shop were fabulous. We have had superb weather and wouldn’t have changed a thing except to have booked for 2 weeks rather than a week! Susan is the perfect ‘landlady’, helpful and easy going and as a special treat she let us take her lovely dogs out for a walk or two which helped us a lot as we were missing ours a lot! A smashing place to stay and must be great for kids too. I’m sure we’ll be back.
“We have had a wonderful week staying in the cottage, everything was perfect. Our children absolutely loved the swimming pool despite whatever the weather conditions! We especially enjoyed out little visitors, Poppy the dog, Caramel the cat and who really made herself at home, Rosie the cat. Beautiful area to stay in. We have had some fantastic days out, especially enjoyed Mont St Miche. Thankyou Sue, for being wonderful with the boys. We would certainly return to see you all again.”
“We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely house. Emily loved the trampoline, swings and of course the swimming pool. It was even warm enough to get Oliver [baby] in. A great base to expolore the areea and always nice to return back to”
“We’ve had a great time here. House, garden & pool were fab for the kids and the weather was great (only 1 rainy day!) Great location – good days out at Dinan, St Malo and Cobac Park. Would certainly like to come back, so much that didn’t see and do!”
“Very many thanks to Sue and Steve (the perfect hosts) for a most enjoyable holiday with our two sons and families. The visits to Mont St Michel and the cathedral at Dol de Bretagne were unforgetable – a “must”. 6 adults and 5 children – only half our family!”
“Lovely week, very comfortable, well equipped gîte. Enjoyed the pool with the cover up and down and loved bike rides to St Brice (about 1 hour with 5 yr old on tiny bike!)The grand chêne (tree walking) in the Foret de Villecartier was fantastic fun for 5yr old and 8yr old.
“Had a wonderful time here this week, house is amazing, couldn’t have asked for a more lovely area, will definitely be coming back and would recommend to friends and family. The is something for everyone, adults and children, pool was also amazing! Thankyou Susan, see you next year!”
“Came with whole family and all 3 cottages, ages 68 to 7 months. We all had a lovely time, the pool is a great asset and the children loved the garden and all the equipment. A really lovely gite with everything you need for a perfect holiday…..only wish we could stay a few more days!
“I really enjoyed my holiday here and the pool and trampoline were amazing. My bed was very comfortable!”