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They’re constructing their dream visitor home in Loudéac

The couple opened “L’Escale d’Armor” in Loudéac on August 2, 2022 and their visitor home is all the time full… ©Le Courrier Indépendant

Mary and Daniel Miquet selected the best time to open their visitor Home at Loudeacon August 2, within the midst of federal cycle tourism week 2022. She hasn’t let up since. ” It was full all August after which once more, half the week is put aside,” smiles Mary.

What delights this couple from the Nantes area essentially the most is the prospect of getting increasingly more folks coming to their dwelling. There are folks like that: pleasant, heat, affable, all the time wanting to make new acquaintances and forge ties…

Daniel, 65, is retired from trade (he was manufacturing supervisor in an SME). Mary, she labored as an government assistant in a big group close to Nantes. However a sure discrepancy between methods of “values” meant that she left every little thing 4 years in the past to open a gîte and mattress and breakfast along with her husband. in Touraine.

The enterprise went surprisingly properly, “somewhat an excessive amount of even”, in a stupendous place, “with horses and all – it was superb”. However “4 ha to keep up was an excessive amount of work and above all, the location was very remoted. Particularly throughout the Covid interval… After which, we realized the distinction between conserving a gîte and providing visitor rooms”.

On the one hand, virtually no contact, on the opposite, conferences, exchanges, sharing… “Therein lies the pleasure, within the welcome! enthuses Mary. It is very enriching – we had individuals who got here from all over the place, from America, from Asia…”

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However right here it’s: to get nearer to their kids and to Brittany, the native nation of Mary’s father, they left every little thing behind to come back to Loudéac. And it occurred within the blink of a watch, final March. ” The actual property market is difficult ! Folks make provides with out viewing properties. This home, if we hadn’t made the provide the evening earlier than, the following morning, it was offered! »

“It is a metropolis that strikes! »

Daniel Miquet

What seduced them right here, in Loudéac? First, the home itself – very lovely. It belonged to the previous fishmonger, Gildas Chény.

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“It was the instant crush, says Daniel. This home, with its huge flooring which they partitioned into two completely different suites, “we instantly projected ourselves into it: it actually lent itself to the exercise. We’ve got seen that, for that, a farmhouse isn’t preferrred”.

Then, “we’re brittany lover, we’re on trip right here,” exults Mary. After which Loudéac, “It is a metropolis that strikes, dynamic, booming! enthused Daniel.

“We’re not competing with lodges – our clientele is completely different – ​​but when there’s a new one being constructed right here, it’s not by probability… There’s a complete trade, an economic system which essentially drains professionals . »

The couple is firmly satisfied that they’ll be capable of have a everlasting exercise right here all 12 months spherical, and never simply throughout college holidays.

Homestay, mattress and breakfast: what is the distinction?

The rooms have been completely redone.
The rooms have been utterly redone. ©The Unbiased Courier

It shouldn’t be confused ” homestay“, which doesn’t embrace any obligatory service, and “ guestroom“. This classification implies, for the house owners, that the home tasks be executed day by day, whether or not the breakfast be included within the service and above all “to be currentto supply hospitality”, which is exactly what they like.

After all, they discovered this large home “in its personal juice”, with the everyday neo-Breton decor of the Seventies. They did not skimp on the elbow grease to renovate every little thing.

This winter, they’ll sort out the massive billiard room to make it a brand new room with rest room and personal exterior entrance, “for visiting salespeople, who prefer it”. “L’Escale d’Armor” will thus be capable of accommodate as much as eleven folks from subsequent spring.

Even earlier than. “We’re builders and we’re organised, explains Daniel, very assured. She holds the nail and I strike with the hammer! »

L’escale d’Armor, 38 rue du Dr Plesse. Such. 06 78 16 37 17 / 02 96 26 33 80. [email protected]

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