B&B*** & ** Gîte **
The Guide du Routard
2006 2007 2008 2009 Bretagne Sud
Maisons d'hôtes coup
de cœur en Bretagne
Awarded 1st prize
and 1st prize for
"Houses in Bloom" by the La Gacilly "Comité du Fleurissement"****
2008 / 2009
La Gacilly is one of the 200 towns and villages in France with a "4
label (for 3 disabilities) for the Ardoisine Gîte
Le Clos du Tay
was awarded the Clef Verte label for 2009 following a
jury meeting on 21 November 2008. This followed an application
procedure that began in 2007, gathering force during 2008. The Clef
Verte evaluation team carried out a number of visits and studied our
case. The award is granted and reassessed every year, with the label
addressing seven areas of environmental responsibility.
For more information,
see the PDF document below (in French)
Le label Clef Verte
Welcome to our Bed and
Breakfast and Gîtes in southern Brittany
Welcome to our countryside manor house, 1.5km from the village of La
Gacilly and 13km north of Redon (with TGV services). You will find a
host of attractions nearby, such as the Nantes - Brest canal, the
Vilaine river, the “Ile aux Pies” and the Paimpont and Brocéliande
forests. The sea and the Morbihan gulf are only 45 minutes away.
La Gacilly, situated in Morbihan, the department between Ille et Vilaine
and Loire Atlantique, is an ideal base for discovering Brittany and its
Bed and Breakfast
Our Breton manor house is a former Templar inn, cited in ancient
documents of the bishop of Vannes as the “Tay Inn” or “Tay Hotel”. It
dates from 1527 and served as an important resting place for Breton
battalions in days gone by.
This very old part of the manor house is home to our charming bed and
breakfast, with its beautifully decorated rooms - each with their own
private en-suite bathroom - and traditional furniture.
Guests are welcome to use the lounge area, where you can find games for
all the family, a TV, a video and a DVD player, as well as a selection
of books and magazines.
This vast living area (45m²) also has its
very own mini “tourist office”, where you can consult a variety of
tourist brochures on the surrounding areas and current events, walking
and mountain-biking maps and routes, and bridle paths. You can also
consult maps of Morbihan, Ille et Vilaine and Brittany to help you plan
your own excursions.
Our guest rooms, named Mélusine, Brocéliande and
Morbihan, guarantee the highest level of comfort whilst you are at
Clos du Tay, and a stay that you will remember for a long time.
Guests in both the Bed and Breakfast and
the Gîtes can enjoy a gastronomic experience simply by booking a table
d'hôtes (a gastronomic meal). We use carefully selected produce, with our meat and vegetables
all sourced locally.
Caroline is an inventive cook and our
menus and dishes evolve with the seasons and with what the local markets
have to offer.
accompany our dishes, we invite you to share our chosen wines and ciders
from Brittany, the Loire, the Southwest and Burgundy. As apéritif,
we serve homemade cocktails made with our elder or sloe liqueurs.
For breakfast we offer a variety of home made breads and brioches as
well as muesli and cereals. All our jams are homemade, usually with
fruits from the garden or from the local region, and include varieties
such as grape, lavender grape, tarragon grape, berry, elder, strawberry,
elder strawberry, green tomato, apple/cherry and quince.
Such a range of flavours provokes lively culinary discussion, allowing
us to share in our visitors’ gastronomic experiences.
The Gîtes - Holiday Cottages
Le gîte Blé Noir
Our rural gîte can comfortably hold 5-6
people and is situated just nearby. This old Breton house, formerly a
smallholding of the manor, is made from local schist stone, and has
recently been restored to a high standard. The gîte is fully furnished
and equipped to ensure your every comfort. There is a fully fitted
kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, gas cooker with electric
oven, and microwave. There is a TV and video in the lounge, as well as
board games and toys. Guests can also enjoy a spacious dining room, and
there are three bedrooms, one with a double bed, a second with two
singles and a third with a bunk bed. There is a bathroom, and both an
upstairs and downstairs toilet. Guests also have use of their own
terrace, an outdoor dining area, a barbecue and sun-loungers…
As our gîte guests you are invited to
join us for a welcome drink on arrival. This gives you the chance to
ask for local tourist information and find out about local events taking
place during your stay. You can also access a large selection of
tourist brochures, guides and books to plan your trips.
Le gîte Palis
This wooden-timbered gîte accommodating 4 people is warmly decorated and
surrounded by plenty of flowers. On the ground floor you’ll find a
living room with kitchen, TV, shower room (with multi-jet shower) and
cabin bedroom with double bed (140cm). Upstairs there is a mezzanine
bedroom with twin beds. There is also a wooden-decked terrace with
garden dining furniture underneath a canopy, barbecue and access to 4
hectares of woodland and grassland around the Tay.
A selection of tourist information is provided in your gîte, with
further information, magazines and walking and mountain biking routes
available in the communal lounge area, where you’ll also find various
games and children’s toys.
wooden-timbered gîte accommodating families with disabilities is warmly
decorated and surrounded by plenty of flowers. It has wheelchair access
and is equipped for the visually impaired. It is currently being
classified according to the criteria laid out by “Tourisme et Handicap”.
With an interior of white-panelled walls and pine furniture the
Ardoisine gîte has only one level and includes a living room with
kitchen, shower room with large Italian shower, large bedroom with twin
beds and cabin bedroom with bunk beds (80 x 190cm). There is also a
covered wooden-decked terrace with garden furniture, barbecue and access
to 4 hectares of woodland and grassland around the Tay.
of information is provided in your gîte, with more tourist information,
magazines and walking and mountain biking routes available in the
communal lounge area, where you’ll also find various games and
adapted parking opposite the gîte.
Information available in large print (on request) for the visually
We can provide information in both
English and Spanish.
Clos du Tay is proud of its
Clévacances label and we are also members of the La Gacilly tourist
office, as well as the tourist offices of Redon, Pays de Vilaine and
Guer-Coëtquidan. We are also recommended by the 2006/2007 edition of
the Guide du Routard.
Activities in the local
with its flower lined cobbled streets, visit the Vegetarium, first
European museum of its kind dedicated to the world of plants, the Yves Rocher Botanical Garden with more than 1000 varieties of plant on show
and the village of Arts and Artisans: for more than 30 years,
approximately 30 artisans and artists have fashioned everyday objects
and decorative items from a variety of materials such as stone,
earthenware, wood, leather, metal and flowers.
Also in La Gacilly :
Hire of electric cruise boats on the river Aff.
Hire can be for an hour, a half-day or a full day.
Open air swimming pool in July and August.
Mountain-biking, walks, canoeing: brochure available in the
tourist office and from us.
Horse and pony stables – from beginner to competition level.
Riding possible in local area.
Fishing: river fishing, carp fishing at the Etang de la
Roquennerie, numerous lakes and waterways. Daily or
weekly permits available.
Kayak and canoe club near the weir.
Saturday market day (“Marché Nature”) showcases the
local natural produce
menhir, 500m from the centre of La Gacilly.
There are a host of other attractions in nearby villages.
Numerous local events run throughout the spring and summer.
The tourist offices of La Gacilly and the surrounding areas
can inform you on these.
In other countries where bed and breakfasts are
appreciated, they are know as:
d'hôte, chambres chez l'habitant
gîtes du passant
UK, USA and other
Bed and breakfast, B and B, b&b
Germany and Austria:
gastenkamer, kamers met ontbijt
presso l'abitante, camere in case private
casa rural, Habitaciones
Casa de Familia - pousada -
bed en ontbyt
habitaciòn y desayun
nakvyne su pusrychiais
Whilst we don’t speak all these
languages, we do guarantee a warm welcome and endeavour to communicate
to you any information you may require.
You have already visited from:
Poland, Russia, Germany,
Belgium, Australia, Chile, Wales…
As well as from all over France and we
thank you for all the kind messages you have left in our guestbook.
Le Clos du Tay
Bed and Breakfast,
Tel: 33 (0) 2 99 08 04 25
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