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Conor McGinn
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Motorcycle Road Racer - 1976-1981
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Delgany,Ireland
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Dublin,Ireland
This is a very spacious self catering gite in the very north-west of France near the town of Lannion, Brittany. I'm a wheelchair user, and finding such excellent facilities for mobility impaired persons in France can be trying, and this is one of the best ones I've found. It has a most modern bathroom, toilet and shower room, with support bars all in the right places. A shower chair is also available, and is all en-suite to a double bedroom. There is an additional bathroom and bedrooms upstairs too. Access in and about the gite is all on the level, and the spacious living and kitchen area is more than you would ever need. Access to the kitchen sink though is into a corner spot and just doesn't work without stretching yourself. While a patio, picnic table and BBQ facilities outside makes for very relaxing pastimes in the sunshine, you also have the peace of the countryside all about you. The flowers and shrubs are all kept well and it just makes for the most heavenly spot. Our hosts Martin & Clara made us most welcome, and live next door should you need of any further assistance or guidance in the area. There's the local village of Ploubezre which has all your immediate catering needs. Lannion is about 10 minutes away, where I found endless disabled car-parking spots available. It is quite a hilly town in places, but down about the narrow old lane-ways there's some very good restaurants and café bars. But they're worth the effort with some assistance as French cuisine is renowned and is plentiful here. The town has great history and is evident by the many very old buildings still showing the construction styles of centuries gone by. For those who want to just go shopping, there's a wealth of very good shops and wares available too.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
We've stayed here twice now this last year, once off season last September and high season last week. We were delighted with the place as it gave me wheelchair access from the main street and to the car park from out back to well proportioned rooms with large bathrooms. There’s no wheel-in shower though for those who need to know and I use a bath board I bring everywhere which fitted across the bath no problem. There's also a wheelchair accessible toilet in the foyer too. The service and attention from staff at all times is courteous and comforting; makes you fell you are part of the place. On entering from the main street, you enter a small square hall and can go directly into the lounge bar where you can invite in friends for a drink or a meal. It’s decorated in an old Irish bar style and is quite atmospheric. An alternate door brings you into a comfortable foyer with lounge chairs before arriving at reception which is in a little recess and does not lets its business interfere while you browse the papers and relax. There are also some small reclining areas between the reception and the main body of the hotel rooms where you can relax in peace, read a book or sip away on your favourite drink. Being in the town's main street, you have instant access to all the little shops, art stores, locally made woollen clothing & other goods, plus the endless array of restaurant, cafes and pubs, all doing splendid seafood dishes from the nearby Atlantic ocean. The Irish hotels are doing good deals these days due to the current recession and the rates here are quite attractive for a week or shorter stays. We took the 3-day one and never moved the car from the park after settling in. The only dining we sampled there was the breakfasts of which there is a huge selection that will suits all ages, children as well. The porridge with cream and honey is to die for, plus there is the traditional Irish breakfast but for something very different, do try the smoked kippers with a squeeze of lemon. In fact you could eat too much at breakfast and have to go for a nap before setting out into the fresh air, of which there’s plenty. We'll be back for more for sure.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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We came by Irish ferry to Roscoff, and drove the 5 hour trip to Le Langon. Tired by the journey, we were greatly relieved to find Jon & Lin most welcoming hosts. I'm a wheelchair user, and assistance was immediately offered with our luggage, but first we had to have a beer and coffee with them at their patio parlour. This gave our stay here off to a great start. We stayed in the the 'Le Carabi' gite, which is designed specifically with mobility impaired guests in mind. Access about the living space, kitchen, bathroom & toilet areas have plenty of room using a wheelchair. There's a shower chair available as well as one of the beds having an electric pillow lifter and can be raised up & down to suit your level requirements. The gite can accommodate four persons as there's a double bed upstairs also. Should you need any additional equipment for your mobility impairment, it can be supplied in advance for very small fees. Evening dinner can be provided with 24-hour notice which was most welcome after our journey. John & Lin produce the most magnificent meals and will gladly join you afterwards as socialising company for tea, coffee and a digestif (or two). Such was their company, we dined there three times the week we stayed, and being outdoors late in the balmy air, was just superb. There are garden areas to relax on sun lounges, ripened fruits available from the trees and bushes, and to cool off, a swimming pool to take a dip in. There's also a hoist to assist those with mobility problems to get in for a swim also. La Jolie Maison is at the centre of the village, and you can easily get about the old Roman market square to a the few shops and café bar. This is very convenient if you don't wish to have to go off elsewhere by car. You will not be disappointed at your stay here, and we look forward to a return journey sometime again.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago