Landeillau Bed & Breakfast
Located in a peaceful, rural hamlet-setting, Landeillau B&B is the perfect pit-stop for cyclists seeking rest and recuperation after a long day’s ride. The traditional stone-built Breton house is set in large gardens, combining historic charm with modern comforts.
Guest accommodation comprises a private suite, with a double and a twin-bedded room, complete with living room in which to relax and browse the literature in preparation for the next day’s ride. There are tea and coffee-making facilities, and a fridge for cold refreshments. A private bathroom/wc is located on the floor below, accessed by private staircase. It’s an ideal set-up for a family or group of friends.
If ‘glamping’ is more your thing, there is a delightful, quirky garden chalet! It’s equipped with a double sofa-bed, tea/coffee, electricity.
Well-aware of the particular needs of cyclists, the hosts offer a hearty, home-made, three course evening meal. Laundry facilities are also available.
There is secure, under-cover storage for cycles and a well-equipped workshop for en route maintenance.
Packed lunches can be provided for en route sustenance!
There is easy access to several major cycling routes through Brittany and beyond. Only 3kms from the door is the long-distance route along the Nantes-Brest Canal towpath, part of the Eurovelo 1, La Velodyssey. Other routes include the Tour de Manche, V6 Carhaix to St-Méen-Le-Grand and the V7 Roscoff to Concarneau greenway. There are maps and guides to help plan your onward journey.
You can also take a ride out along the local sunken lanes, which are quiet, safe – and surprisingly undulating! You’ll discover pretty hamlets and villages and occasionally beautiful medieval chapels.
Local bike-hire is available at the Decathalon store, (5kms, Carhaix). Bikes can also be hired through Bikever, www.bikever.com who deliver and collect cycles anywhere in France.
Carhaix, only 5 kms away, plays host annually to France’s biggest rock festival, Festival des Vieilles Charrues. For one long weekend in July, the population of the town explodes from around 7,000 to 270,000! The international line-up has recently included Bob Dylan, Elton John, The Hives, Kaiser Chiefs www.vieillescharrues.assoc.fr
For those into Celtic music, Lorient plays host for 10 days in August to the pan-Celtic world of music and dance www.festival-interceltique.com
Not forgetting jazz-lovers, nearby Châteauneuf du Faou hosts an international weekend festival in late July www.festjazz.com
Quimper holds an annual celebration of traditional Breton music and dance, as well as regional costume parades, every July www.festival-cornouaille.com
A similar event, on a smaller scale, takes place in nearby Carhaix to mark the Fête National on 14th July.
Accommodation prices per night start from:
Double Bedroom: €55 double occupancy / €50 single occupancy
Twin Bedded Room: €50 double occupancy / €45 single occupancy
Cabin: €45 double occupancy
Healthy, home-prepared breakfasts are included in the price. Please let us know in advance if you have any particular dietary requirements so they can be catered for.
Evening meals and packed lunches are extra. Guests are welcome to use the barbeque.