Published by Lyn on 1 August 2016
While cycling the Nantes-Brest Canal, Gerry and Janet Wells stayed at the Landeillau B&B. Here's what they found.
Recommended for this bike route:
The Nantes-Brest Canal guidebook
UPDATE from Lyn @ FWF!
I'm really sad to hear that Arian and Barry have decided to close their excellent B&B for family reasons. They've been a great pit-stop for many of our readers over the years, and we wish them well in post-B&B life.
I'm leaving this review live (albeit without the contact info), as it's a great example of the type of place cyclists love to stay, and I hope it will inspire other B&B owners.
If you need a place to stay along this stretch of the Nantes-Brest Canal, see our map here for the pop-up accommodation options.
Located about 7.6 km from the station in Carhaix-Plouguer in Brittany, this small B&B provides a genereous welcome to cyclists. We were just exploring the immediate area, but would recommend that any tourers who are following the Nantes-Brest Canal should consider trying the hospitality of Arian and Barry: 'generous' and 'friendly' just does not seem enough to describe their welcome.
The canal runs halfway between Carhaix and Landeillau, so not too great a detour is necessary. The Roscoff to Concarneau (V7) is also not far, passing only about 7km to the west. The B&B also makes a good base to just explore this very pretty part of Brittany. A wealth of useful brochures about local cycleways and local attractions are provided for guests who may not have pre-planned their trip.
We chose to stay in the 'Garden Cabin' as its quirkiness appealed to our nature; we testify to its comfort and it provides a peaceful haven to reflect on the next cycle trip. If internet is required, wifi is only available in the house, but it is free for guests.
The continental breakfast could not be faulted; it was supplimented with choice of cereals, homemade yoghurts and, on one occasion, fresh pineapple!
5 things we liked
1. The Garden Cabin, as mentioned. The only problem was having to sometimes dodge the odd Breton shower to visit the bathroom, which is in the main house, but an umberella WAS provided.
2. Good choice of outdoor seating areas, including some covered for the aforementioned showers.
3. Arian and Barry are very willing to provide a meal, on request, which is very useful if you are arriving on bikes as the nearest restaurant is about 3.5km away in Plevin.
4. Secure bike storage, including workshop and tools.
5. The house accommodation is arranged with two bedrooms seperated by a sitting/dining area, which is ideal for group of friends or families.
In conclusion, Landeillau provides an excellent stopover for cyclists but also should, perhaps, be considered for slightly longer stays. We give 10/10 for an establishment run by Arian and Barry seemingly for pleasure and not just as a commercial enterprise.