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Self catering apt and separate studio, heated swimming pool, St Malo Golf Club

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,485 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool


About the property

2 double/twin in apt, 4-6 persons, 1double/twin in separate studio, 2 persons

The apartment and studio form part of a villa, of a modern, contemporary style, in a large garden with private, heated swimming pool.

The apartment (100 sq.m.) and studio ( 30 sq.m.) are offered for holiday rental, either individually or as a combined unit.

Only twenty minutes drive from St Malo ferry terminal. Dinard - Saint Malo Airport (Ryan Air), 30 mins. drive. Mainline TGV railway stations, 10 mins drive.

Views overlooking the fishing lake ( 50 m. ), Hotel de L' Abbaye, and the excellent Golf Club du St Malo in Le Tronchet.

Brittany and Lower Normandy are well served with challenging, beautiful Golf Courses.

The region offers wonderful visitor attractions - Mont St. Michel, St Malo, Fougeres and Dinan to name a few. Beautiful beaches and sea views are twenty minutes away, and forest walks and cycle paths on our doorstep. The area is famous for sea food and there many good, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighbourhood.

Our letting apartment and studio are tastefully furnished with beige leather furniture and equipped to a high standard. A heat pump system to heat the pool has been installed early 2007. The pool is available to guests mid spring to late summer. It is successfully kept at a temperature of 25°C+ during the main holiday season.

More Details

Rita and Peter Black
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Rita and Peter Black

Peter and Rita, retired Scottish hoteliers, offer guests a warm Scottish welcome to beautiful Brittany.

Rita and Peter Black purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Rita and Peter Black chose Saint-Malo area

A quiet, rural setting; very close to transport hubs and historic towns.

Light and airy accommodation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour chez Peter qui nous a chaleureusement accueilli en pleine campagne et tout proche du golf du Tronchet pour les amateurs. Attention à la description automatisée du logement qui est en fait constitué d'un appartement de 2 chambres et d'un studio à part. Même si nous n'avons pas pu profiter de la piscine pour cette époque de l'année, nous y retournerons volontiers aux beaux jours. Les chambres sont très confortables, la cuisine est bien équipée tout comme l'appartement en général, également bien chauffé. Des jeux de société, livres et DVDs sont à disposition.

11 November 2012
Oct 2012
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Le Tronchet Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1485 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Front - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Balcony
    Bedroom Rear - 1 king , 2 roll away beds
    Bedroom Studio - 1 double , Self contained
  • The principal letting unit is the upper apartment with two double or twin bedded rooms, sleeping four(4) persons. There are two roll away/occasional beds, full length but more suitable for young people. That is sleeping 4 to 6 persons including children. Baby cot and chair available. The separate studio, is offered as a separate rental unit or can be rented with the apartment at an additional cost. The studio comprises a ground floor sitting and kitchen area, toilet. Upper bedroom with double and en suite shower room. Access to large decked exterior and pool deck. Separate barbecue area with large table and chairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All bedrooms can be arranged as either double or twin bed (6 persons). Two extra beds can be provided for children or adults in the two main apartment rooms. As we are situated within the golf domain (though not overpowered by it) we would mainly be suited to golf parties or families. Facilities include satellite free view (BBC, ITV, TNT etc.),and Wi-Fi broadband access. Pool is heated by heat pump system giving temperatures over 25°C (Late spring/summer).


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Self catering apt and separate studio, heated swimming pool, St Malo Golf Club
average rating of 4.724138 based on 31 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week's stay here. The house was great - just as the pictures on the website showed it to be - and very spacious. The pool was perfect for a cooling dip, and the large gardens were ideal for games for the kids. There were free tennis courts and a football pitch within 2 minutes, and a bakery about a 5 minute walk away along the river. You can take forest walks of varying lengths straight from the doorstep (and they were "awesome" according to 13 year old Emma!) - provided great shade on some very hot days. Peter and Rita gave the perfect level of input - gave suggestions of where to visit, directions, loans of sports equipment - without being at all intrusive. Plenty of beautiful places to visit within a short driving distance. Loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb holiday accommodation in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation in Le Tronchet 20 / 30 minutes from St Malo, Dinard, Dinan and Mont St Michel, was superb. It was clean well equipped and Peter and Rita Black were the perfect hosts. They gave us a friendly welcome and were there if we needed them with useful advice about the area. We had use of the apartment and the studio. Myself and my husband and our younger son used the apartment which has two large bedrooms, very comfortable, and a lounge and lovely kitchen area with large dining table. Our elder son and his girlfriend slept in the one bedroomed studio on the ground floor which was self contained with own front door. It has its own kitchen but we all ate together in the apartment. We had use of the beautifully laid out gardens and could use the heated swimming pool anytime. The swimming pool is lovely and we would come back from sight seeing and relax around the pool and have a swim. What a real treat that was. We loved this area of Brittany and had some lovely meals out in the restaurants in Dinan and at the local hotel, La Abbaye, which is 5 minutes walk from the house. We all really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this apartment and studio attached to Peter and Rita's house to anyone and we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect for our family of 4 plus granny!

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with the accommodation, wonderful swimming pool and garden plus BBQ.

Owners were helpful and friendly and not intrusive.

Definetely recommending to friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Very comfortable amazing place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The villa was very comfortable and stylish. The scenery was amazing. Nice and peaceful for enjoying a well earned escape from everyday stresses. It's situation meant it was a little Sun trap with a lively warm pool to cool off in. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Rauhallinen paikka golfkentän keskellä!

  • 5 of 5

Todella mukava ja rauhallinen paikka pienessä kylässä golfkentän keskellä. Siisti huoneisto ja lämmitetty uima-allas lisäsivät viihtyvyyttä. Omistajapariskunta oli hyvin ystävällinen ja hoiti "puutarhurina" myös uima-allasta. Golfin lisäksi lähistöllä löytyy myös iso puuhapuisto lapsille, paljon nähtävää ja historiaa ja rannikolla makuelämyksiä pidemmänkin loman ajaksi.

Vesa, Leena, Eero ja Eevi

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nottinghamshire, Uk

Peaceful week in the French countryside.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a very quiet situation in the middle of a pretty golf course, on the edge of a small, very sleepy French village. What we did not realise when we booked is that the owners live on the ground floor, directly beneath the rental apartment, so this came as a surprise on arrival and did make us feel slightly inhibited about things like noise levels in the apartment or outside.

The owners, Peter and Rita, are lovely people who ran a hotel for many years and are anxious to please their visitors at all times. Email communication has been excellent and they have much local knowledge to share. The apartment was very clean, well-maintained and has exceptionally comfortable beds. It is well equipped and when we needed scissors, Peter was quick and happy to provide these.

There is wi-fi in the main apartment, but it only just reaches into the main bedroom if you sit on the end of the bed and does not appear to reach in the additional studio. An en suite in the main apartment would have been useful (family of 5). We had booked the extra studio, but as it has a completely separate entrance, the 3 children all chose to sleep in bedroom 2 in the main apartment.

The pool was lovely and very clean and Peter opens it every morning for guest use. While we were there, the weather was wall-to-wall sunshine. There is a large, level well-kept garden, pool area with sun-beds and even a small play park with swings a short walk away by the river.

A car is absolutely essential here: in fact, we spent a lot of time in the car on holiday. In Le Tronchet, there is a boulangerie and a post office in the village, but the nearest supermarket/petrol station is in Plerguer about 4 km away. We had a lovely meal on our last night at the golf club restaurant, but found no other bars or restaurants that we could walk to. We played golf and used the practice facilities, which are good. We also used the nearby (walkable) tennis courts which were free and open all hours. The location is inland, so be prepared to drive for about half an hour (or more) to go to the coast. We especially liked Dinard. Mont St Michel is also worth a visit and it's best to arrive early (we arrived at 10am and beat most of the crowds).

One piece of advice if you book: keep Peter's phone number handy in the car for when you arrive - we had trouble finding the location and didn't have the number to hand.

All in all, we had a very relaxing, peaceful week in the sun.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Dinard-Saint Malo
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Saint-Malo, Porte du Naye.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Saint-Malo ( On Course ).
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Dol de Bretagne TGV and local
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
N137, Miniac Morvan. N176, Plerguer
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Hotel de L'Abbaye; Saint - Malo Golf Resort.
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Port-Mer, Cancale
Car: recommended

Le Clos du Grand Bois is situated in the domain du golf de St Malo at Le Tronchet, twenty minutes south of the ferry terminal. Located in the forest de Mesnil and close to Miraloup lake, Dol De Bretagne is eight Kilometres and Combourg, twelve kilometres away. Le Mont St Michel and the beaches of the bay and St Malo are less than 30 Min drive.

Nearby golf courses include Dinard, Pleneuf Val Andre, Les Ormes,Granville, Penguen, Rennes.

Two minute walk from the romantic Hotel de L'Abbaye , great restaurant set on the lake.

Great sea food restaurants around the area.

To locate us our full address is -

46 Le Clos du Grand Bois,

35540 Le Tronchet,


GPS position – N 48Deg29.32Mins; W 01Deg50.42Mins

Our tel – 0033 2 99 58 16 36

Golf: Golf courses which can be played within one hour drive of Le Clos du Grand Bois include: St Malo; Dinard; Pleneuf Val Andre; Les Ormes; Penguen; Golf courses around Rennes.


Rates & Availability

Le Tronchet Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

The apartment and studio are available to rent all year round. Rates are based in GBP, - (payment can be made in Euros to our bank in France). - please contact owner for other currencies). Winter lets (October to end April) are provided with controllable electric convector heating. All lets of 4 or more days are inclusive of bed linen, towels and basic household products.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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