We have a lovely new black metal frame bed with matching bedside tables to go in the new bedroom - can't wait to get it all set up! Watch out for the photos.
There is also a brand new double shower in the bathroom directly off the new bedroom - it's all change at Ty Hir!
Geocaching is a free outdoors treasure hunt. Participants of all ages try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates.
There are well over 2,000 geocaches in Finistère and nearly 5,000 in Brittany so a holiday at Ty Hir is the perfect opportunity to get involved in this fun and healthy activity!
We are planning to stash a couple of caches on the route of the circular "Circuit des Passerelles" trail which passes by our front door for our guests to find. They can ride the trail using our free bikes or walk the 7.5 kilometres.
Our closest megalith is the Dolmen de Saint Thelo. It lies in a field just off the D17 on the way to Landeleau, about a 5 minute drive from the gites. We went looking for it one September but couldn't find it as it was in the middle of a field of maize. Andy was able to get this picture when he returned in November after the maize had been cut. The dolmen is made up of three large slabs of granite.
Our closest standing stone is Le menhir à Kervic which can be found near Plouyé. It is 3.6 m high and sits on its own in a field. It lies between the D764 and D14. Again, it is likely to be surrounded by a crop during summer so it is best viewed from late autumn until spring.
Legend has it that the giant Ruffel once lived in a castle on this site. His daughter fled with a servant who had seduced her. The giant threw the stones from his home at the fleeing couple but they managed to escape. These stones are now thought to be some of the many menhirs that can be found in the surrounding area.
The grave would have been covered by capstones but these have long since disappeared. An excavation was carried out on the site in 1986 and flint blades, polished axes and arrowheads were found. Check the local tides before a visit to make sure you get to see it!