Le Puits (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)
15th Century Manor & Lake
About Jo Blackman
We bought this property in 2016, already a successful gites business for over 10 years. We knew this was an ideal holiday location, having holidayed in France and here many times ourselves. Medieval Dinan, good food, uncrowded roads, friendly locals, picturesque towns and villages, the beautiful coastline and beaches – who could ask for anything more. I am a qualified Body Control Pilates teacher, having run my own classes successfully in Kent for several years - so will be looking to add this to our repertoire at some point in the future.
Jo Blackman purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Jo Blackman chose Plumaudan
We knew this was an ideal holiday location, having holidayed here many times ourselves. We are on the outskirts of a small village, Plumaudan, with its own boulangerie, tabac and mini market. Close to medieval Dinan with its many shops, restaurants and leisure activites. Airports at Dinard and Rennes and, our nearest port, the picturesque town of St Malo, all around 30 minutes away. It is a great place for walking, cycling and fishing and just a short drive away there are unspoilt sandy beaches and rocky coves to suit everyone.
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Great holiday cottage in beautiful setting.
We loved our stay in "Le Puits" cottage near the village of Plumaudan. The cottage was very comfortable & clean. The leisure facilities catering for the whole family were superb with a very well equipped games room and a fantastic all weather swimming pool. The cottage is set in countryside but it's not isolated as not very far from the village. There is a lake with use of a little boat which the children particularly enjoyed. We definately recommend this holiday cottage and hope to return soon.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope Archie managed to practice his photography skills ready for his course and that he got some good pics.
We hope to see you again sometime.
What a great place to stay. On site facilities are so good, not just for children either.
The Gites are located less than 10 minutes from Dinan. 30 minutes from Dinard. Both great places to spend a day or two. Want a rest day? Stay on site, the facilities are great for adults and children.
We had a fantastic week. My eldest son enjoys fishing. He had a great three days fishing the lake. Thanks Nick, it made his holiday. 35 Carp to 20lb, average about 12lb. My sons daughter really enjoyed the pool and children’s play area. Grandad (me) was exhausted keeping her amused. The ladies enjoyed sunbathing and relaxing. Nick & Jo were great hosts making a lot of effort to make sure there guests enjoy their stay.
Thank you for your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed staying here and this area of Brittany and France - hopefully your experience of the area and your first return to holidaying here after moving yourselves from France 10 years ago, lived up to expectations. I think we need to plug the fishing more as everyone has fished here seems to love it. Your son’s input has certainly been taken on board. Hopefully we will see you all again sometime.
We had a wonderful time at La Vallee .Jo & Nick were extremely hospitable & friendly making us feel very welcome. We stayed in Le Puits & the gite was extremely well appointed with everything you could need for a very comfortable stay. The grounds are well kept, with a lake, woods, courtyard gravelled patio areas and a new pool area with terracing, seating & sun loungers.The pool was heated with a removable cover which meant whatever the weather we could use the pool. There was also a well stocked games room which the children loved & lots of outdoor games equipment too. The location is perfect with Dinan, Dinard, St Malo & some very lovely beaches only 1/2 hours drive away. All in all we had a great time & would definitely recommend this property for a holiday in beautiful Brittany.
We were so pleased you all enjoyed your stay - and hopefully see you back sometime.
Un séjour au paradis
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans le gîte de Jo et Nick. Tout a été pensé pour que l’on se sente comme à la maison. Il ne manque rien. Le gîte est très confortable et idéal pour des vacances en famille (salle de jeux avec baby foot et billard, jeux de société, Ping Pong et surtout une magnifique piscine!). L’emplacement est idéal pour les visites et très calme. Encore merci à Jo et Nick pour leur accueil et pour leur gentillesse.
Buitengewoon vakantiehuis in Plumaudan
Zeer fijne ontvangst door de gastheer en gastvrouw en ideaal vakantiehuis voor gezin met kinderen. Veel te doen maar met nodige privacy en rust. Boottochtje op visvijver is een aanrader. Het Zwembad is zalig en er is een leuke gameroom, trampoline en schommel voor de kids...
Beautiful gites, perfect hosts!
We are a family of five from Sweden who really enjoyed our week at Gites de la Vallee! The gites are beautiful, so is the garden, buildings and surroundings. The pool area is perfect for us, and so is the location, close to beautiful cities and historic sites. The closest town, Dinan, was a really nice surprise with it´s medevial city-center, the river and lots of restaurants. Our hosts were very kind and we got the best service. We are impressed that there are so much to do at the estate; dart, table-tennis, games, bicykles to borrow, books, movies, toys for the pool, everything one could wish for! We would love to come again and will absolutely recommend Gites de la Vallee!
Many thanks for your lovely review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Dinan is a hidden gem in Brittany withinin easy access of the coast and Rennes/St Malo/Mont St Michel. We hope to see you again.
Dinan is located in the Cote d'Armor region of Brittany and is within easy access of the ferry port of the Corsair City of St Malo, with it’s frequent crossings to and from the South Coast of England and the Channel Islands. Dinard and Rennes are our closest airports and are also easily accessible.
Dinan is an extremely attractive medieval walled town and is, quite rightly, one of Brittany's Towns of Artistic and Architectural Interest (Ville d'Art et d'Histoire). It is about 30 minutes drive to the Brittany capital, Rennes, another charming medieval city, which also hosts the second largest market in France.
Dinard is a short drive away and to its west, along the northern shore of Brittany, begins the amazing coastline of the Cote d'Emeraude with it’s magnificent cliffs and fabulous beaches.
There are spectacular walks and far reaching sandy beaches. Numerous small islands are to be seen off the coast with some that can be discovered at low tide. Charming fishing ports abound with plentiful oyster and mussel beds. There are numerous good eateries to satisfy your culinary palette.
Plenty of water sports can be pursued locally, on rivers, inland lakes & reservoirs or by the sea. These include canoeing, kayaking, rowing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, sand karting, jet skiing, water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving.
Discover beautiful and ancient forests and picturesque lakes to walk, cycle, horse ride, pony trek or fish. There are also cycle routes that are on canal towpaths or on old railway lines that have been converted for recreational use.
There are several good golf courses in the region.
Other activities in easy reach: Bowling, Cinemas, Theatre, Tennis, Swimming (indoor and Outdoor pool), Outlet shopping