Self-catering gîte with own garden. Friendly pigs, ,goats and mini ponies
- english, french
About Jenny Bertoli
I am English and my husband French. We spent the first year creating the gites and have been welcoming people ever since. Many of whom have become our friends.
Jenny Bertoli purchased this House in 2006
Why Jenny Bertoli chose Saint-Thual
We spent a long time looking for such a special property. lots of space for animals. Very quiet and beautiful but so close to the ferry ports, the airports and places of interest.
What makes this House unique
Perfect for gites. Space for everyone and near so many interesting places.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A Beautiful & Serene Oasis
We loved our stay in L'Ecurie. Jenny and Jaques were perfect hosts! We were coming from visiting Paris, and the tranquility of Lesnen Petits Bois was a delightful contrast. The gite itself was comfortable and well appointed. I have great respect for the amount of effort that Jenny and Jaques have extended in creating these lovely living arrangements. L'Curie possessed a wonderful rustic atmosphere. I love the various pieces of art and artifacts found within the living quarters, and throughout the property. The space felt luxurious for the 5 of us, particularly after 9 days in a cramped Paris apartment. I cannot adequately express the over all effect and charm of Lesnen Petits Bois. The landscape and animals were delightful, and the history of the manor was engaging.
The location was perfect for our needs. We were a relatively equal distance from our furthest destinations of Carnac and Omaha Beach. Mont Saint-Michel and Saint Malo were less than an hour away, and Dinan was a quick 30 minutes. While Saint Thual itself does not have much in terms of availability of goods and services, There are nearby options that are more than adequate within a 15 minute drive. We did not find it in the least bit inconvenient.
I look forward to our next visit. We had so many places in the region that we wanted to see. Next time, I will make sure and plan on spending more time at the property. It was a worthy destination in and of itself. Thank you Jenny and Jaques!
We are so pleased when guests enjoy their stay as we ourselves love Lesnen Petits Bois and our animals and the surrounding towns and villages.
We look forward to having you another time.
Great property in a beautiful setting.
Our second very happy stay at Lesnen Petit Bois. Great setting - very private and secluded but close enough to all the main locations in Il-et-Vilaine e.g. St Malo, Dinan, Dinard, Rennes etc. to make it easy for days out.
Jenny and Jaques are the perfect hosts and really couldn't be nicer!
Also lovely to have all the animals on the property which children love to feed every day, and a swimming pool onsite.
It was so good to see you all again. You have a very special little girl - all the animals miss her already.
We hope to see you yet again whenever you can.
Wonderful for any ages. Jenny and Jaques and the menagerie were super! X
It was so lovely to meet you and you family.
Thankyou for leaving the gite so immaculate- much appreciated.
Hoping one day you will all be back and lots more golf.
Best overall holiday accommodation ever
A total paradise in terms of gites, the they are on, the amenities and the lovely owners Jenny & Jacques. The animals within the grounds are a real added bonus and Jenny's love and attention to them is a delight to see. We rented the Hayloft and L'ecurie and both were just beautiful, spacious and comfortable and with the use of the indoor swimming pool this made one of the best holidays we have ever had. The location is also exceptional in as much as you are so close to some amazing towns and sights. If you are looking to go to France for your next holiday then stop looking because you have found paradise within Lesnen Petits Bois and at an amazing price, wonderful holiday and somewhere we will definitely be returning to.
We love it here too.
Such a pleasure meeting you and all your family.
A great idea having the two gites giving a little space to each family.
Children charming especially with all the animals.
Look forward to having you again.
Friendly hosts well equipped gite. Perfect for exploring the region. Best of all the animals/birds
Perfect place for a relaxing break in Brittany. Jenny and Jaques are great hosts friendly but not intrusive. The Gite was well equipped complete with washing machine and dish washer, beds were very comfortable and we use an orthopaedic mattress at home. The swimming pool is small but also a nice feature. The real stars though are the animals and birds. From Paco the adorable rescued donkey, to OK and Gamma the beautiful horses, the 4 pigs, goats, 2 Shetland ponies, a hamster and two dogs Casper and the lovely Bruno. Then there are the many peacocks with their chicks the ducks on the two lakes on site the coypus and the elusive heron who always knew when I was about to photograph him and flew off just before. So if feeding the peacocks with Madeleine crumbs, and all the other animals with your spare fruit and veg is your cup of tea then you might never leave the gite. That would be a pity however as all within an hours drive there are some amazing beaches, chateaus, churches, an excellent zoo with probably the best birds of prey show you will see, some loveley mediaeval towns and of course the magnificent Mont St Michel. Many of the beaches do not have refreshment facilities so take a picnic with you. You will find that the many excellent restaurants in the area all close from about 4pm until gone seven so if you don't want to eat that late you will have to think about eating back at the gite if you do there is a nice small supermarket in Evran the closest village about 10km away and a hyper market which we did not bother with in tenteniac another quite close village . Couldn't recommend this holiday enough and we will definitely be going back sometime soon. One final comment this location is very rural and a car is a must
So enjoyed meeting you and for understanding the very essence of Lesnen.
We look forward to seeing you.
L'ecurie, Lesnen Petits Bois,St Thual
This was an absolute gem of a place. L'ecurie is spacious and well laid out. The peacocks, cockerells, friendly dogs, ponies, donkey and swan and the suitably aloof (but not really aloof) cats were a delight. We enjoyed the use of the pool - very relaxing. It was peaceful looking out at the ducks and swan on the lake by the cottages and there is a nice walk through the paddocks to the other lake. Herons were in evidence. Jenny and Jacques are warmly welcoming and balance care with a gentility that doesn't intrude. We enjoyed cooking our dinners and sitting round the kitchen table , or sitting outside under the pergola. chatting till late Shops are easily accessible by car (or even bicylce) in St Domineuc (there's a Spar) and on the way to Evran (Carrefour/Contact and Intermarche). Combourg and Becherel are interesting places close by, by car. You can walk to St Thual for some basics like bread and tins and newspapers from the tabac/bar/epicerie in the village. There's also a library there -open on Wednesday evening for a few hours, but Jenny has left lots of books in the house(s), if you would like something to read. We loved it there. Rebecca.
Thank you .
It gives us great pleasure when guests have enjoyed their stay and especially when they appreciate the special place with all the animals and birds both wild and tame that we seem to have collected over the years.
We so enjoyed having you .
Great walking straight from the gates.
Markets in Dinan and Dinard on thursday
Food market Rennes on saturday.
Great zoo /Chateau at of Bourbansais just 10 mins away.