The Cider House Story
Way back when, my husband & I had been thinking of buying a property in France. Initially, we looked further south but it was too hot for my Scottish skin. We were staying with friends in Dinan during the summer of 2007 and found, quite by chance, Jugon les Lacs.
Although the Cider House had been empty for a few years, we immediately fell in love with it; the location in the centre of the village and its traditional Breton architecture appealed to us. It is one of the oldest houses in the village. The name of the carpenter who built the house is proudly inscribed on our wooden staircase along with the date of completion – 1730.
History is alive & well in our area. Turns out the great-great-great grandson of that skilled carpenter is our neighbour!
After spending many happy vacations in our cozy home, I decided I wanted to spend more time here. In 2013, I opened my B&B & was approved by Gites de France, the largest organisation in France which regulates holiday rentals and B&Bs . I also registered with the Brittany Tourist Board.
I learnt French at school and worked in Switzerland many years ago, as a registered nurse, so I have a background of living and working in French. (I speak both English and French with a Scottish accent!)
The most wonderful thing about running The Cider House B&B is meeting so many people from different countries and sharing their holidays with them. Since I opened, I’ve received guests of many nationalities including Spanish, Italian, Belgian, Swiss, Australian, Canadian, British and of course, French.
Ours is definitely the most multi-cultural breakfast table in town, where friendships are made & good times are had.
Come & stay a while! You’re most welcome…