La Gouesniere Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms 1 bathroom 1 shower room sleeps 6+1
The house is almost 300 years old, with thick granite walls, wooden beams, & 2 large fireplaces(0ne with a wood burner). All the bedrooms are built into the eaves of the roof. The front bedrooms have windows that are floor to ceiling level as it was used many years ago as a store room for cattle fodder. The front bedrooms (one dble +1 twin) The rear bedroom has a Velux window, twin beds. There is a large WC & shower room on this floor.
The kitchen is big and is semi fitted,with a washing machine, large fridge freezer, cooker with 4 burners,& a microwave. The area is large enough to eat & plan your day, the lounge is approx 24Ft2 ( where the family would have eaten, slept & lived when it was originally a farm house).It has comfortable seating for 6 people,a large coffee table, a dresser which holds crockery for your use, a desk, a TV with a 'free sat' box for all your English channels plus a DVD. There is downstairs bathroom & WC, a separate dining room with a table that seats 6 & shelves with board games. Take advantage of our 'property owners' club membership and save 10% when travelling to the house on any of Brittany Ferries routes
Area's near us: The House itself is in a village where there is a bakers for your morning croissants,a hairdressers, 2 bar/restaurants one is a hotel & a garage. There are many beautiful sandy beaches the sea is 4 km away with gentle slopes into the water making it very safe for children. Cancale where people come from nearby Jersey/Geurnsey & indeed Paris to indulge in the sea food is just 10 min away. The Medieval Port Dinan is 40 min away and atop the hill you come to the walled city of Dinan itself. The walled city of St Malo with many shops bars and lots of history is something to be enjoyed.There is a little Hong Kong Chinese lady (Sunshine Wan) who does paper cut-outs of yourself or the children (over the years we have collected the whole family & are now on the Grandchildren!) St Servan,a part of St Malo where many Yachts are anchored, is delightful to see and so French. 10 Km from the House is also the Medieval town of Dol-de-Bretagne which has a market every Sat morning.
GOLF: The house is located in the centre, and within very easy reach of no less than three international standard courses. To the east is 'Golf Les Ormes', this is a fabulous 18 hole, par 72,5822m course set mostly in woods, with water obstacles. The clubhouse is in a château where you can drink & dine. For the ladies who don't want to play there is a spa, swimming pool, massages, and beauty treatment rooms to pamper yourself. Only 8km west of Dinard, 15 km west of St.Malo, is Dinard Golf Club, located at St. Briac sur Mer, this is an 18 hole, 5620 yard course on the coastal cliff tops, and the 2nd oldest in France. Finally, to the south between St.Malo & Rennes is ' Golf du Tronchet, here there are in fact 2 courses, both extremely popular with UK Based golfers. There is a 9 hole, par 35,2646 yard, and an 18 hole, par 72, 6101 yard course. Happy days!
For those who love History, Dressing up, Pagaents and a feeling of being in the 'Medieval past' Biannually the 'FETE DU RAMPARTS' is enacted within the walls of Medieval Dinan'. The locals and some visitors dress in very original custumes (which are passed down from one generation to another) and wander the narrow cobble stoned streets of Dinan. You rub sholders with beggers, soldiers, monks, knights on their skirted horses with their ladies riding side-saddle behind. Hunters with ther horses and hounds, and so much more. With the backdrop of Medieval Dinan It, is like waking up on a film set, and expecting Robin Hood to ride by (except you are in France of course!)..
They have Jousting and battles, and all sorts of things to see and do. There is a medieval village set up where the people that participate sleep, eat, and indeed live over the weekend.
There are many stalls where you can buy (maybe for the children) plastic Armour, swords etc. and the cafe's, bars and restaurants in the narrow streets, with flags hanging overhead,are laid out as in medieval times with tressel tables, bales of straw to sit on, and wenches serving the food and drink of that time.DON'T FORGET THE CAMERA.
The weekend is around 21st July. Go to google and look up Fete du Ramparts. Dinan.France
The area surrounding La Gouesniere is generally flat and ideal for Cycling. For those who might not wish to bring their own and would be happy to Hire them, there are two suitable outlets that we are aware of. The first at St.Malo offers a delivery Service,This can be found on the Web at Velo Emeraude,St Malo, website: firstname.lastname@example.org The other is located at Dol-de-Bretagne (the nearest big town to the East of La Gouesniere) It is called Cycle Rome,the addresss of which is 13,Bd.Deminiac,35120,Dol-de-Bretagne,website: email@example.com Tel: +33 (0)299 809626.
Situate at the end of the Village, not far from the house is an Equestrian Centre where from which you book horse rides through the countryside and along the beaches, the majority of which come past the house several times a day.
IF YOU WISH TO BRING PETS. this is at the owners discretion and would be an extra charge..
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
About Anni / John
We are now a retired couple, we bought the house 24 years ago as a holiday home for our three children. They now visit it with their children and say it still feel its 'home' and has a very special place in their hearts for the 'Petit Nid'
Anni / John purchased this farmhouse in 1990
Why Anni / John chose La Gouesniere
We fell in love with the age and character of the property, the beams and fire places. The fact its in a village with all amenities close by and so near the beaches. In fact so central to airport and ports and with lots of historic townes with in easy reach.
What makes this farmhouse unique
Olde worlde charm but modern facilities, loads of space .
Guestbook comments from the manager
Beautiful Cottage full of character. Fully equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. There is a small garden with plenty of outdoor seating and even a BBQ. Close to all the major tourist attractions, and the gold course at Ormes was worth a visit.
The owners are very helpful and quick to reply to messages.
The property is quirky, showing lots of character as is to be expected in a 300 year old house. The rooms are large and spacious giving everyone plenty of space. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and well appointed.
Avery relaxing and enjoyable holiday had by all the family