About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Our recently renovated farmhouse (5 bed, 3 bath) & gite (2 bed, 2 bath) are extremely spacious and offer home comforts throughout. Private pool. Games room. Both have large family kitchens & spacious lounges. Tranquil & secluded location in over an acre of wonderful grounds. Perfect for exploring whole of Brittany.
This peaceful retreat is the perfect location to relax, unwind and enjoy the unspoilt, traditional Breton countryside.
THE PROPERTIES: Our Farmhouse and Gite are on the same site, both are detached and are completely private surrounded by lawns, terraces and woodlands. The properties have sole use of the pool, games room and laundry room and are therefore ideal for a large/extended family, families holidaying together or a group of friends.
With large rooms, high ceilings and plenty of light, the properties date back to 1850. The ground floors in both are perfect for socialising with large yet cosy lounges complete with original fireplaces, wood burners, beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. In addition to English TV and DVD players, there are X-box and Wii consoles with games, radio/CD player and WiFi (farmhouse only). Both fitted kitchens are extremely well equipped in terms of crockery and cooking utensils and have dishwasher and microwave . Both properties also have a bathroom downstairs.
Upstairs the farmhouse has 2 double bedrooms both with king size beds (one with cot), a bedroom with single bunk beds and family bathroom with bath and shower over on the first floor and double bedroom with king size bed, twin bedroom and third bathroom complete with shower on the second floor.
Upstairs in the gite there is 1 double and 1 twin bedroom with plenty of space in either for cots if needs be. A travel cot can be provided upon request. There is also a sizeable contemporary family bathroom with bath and shower over.
Both properties are a harmonious blend of modern practicality and traditional features. There is even a separate laundry room attached to the farmhouse with washing machine, drying facilities, iron and ironing board ... if you have the urge to do your laundry whilst away!
The grounds are equally spacious and secluded with plenty to do for adults and children alike - all ages! With a private, fully fenced above ground pool, boules pitch, large climbing frame, swings and plenty of lawn for football, badminton or a game of cricket - there's plenty to keep everyone amused.
Attached to the farmhouse there is also a games room with table tennis, pool, air hockey and darts on offer. When you've had enough of the action, there's always the large terrace, outdoor furniture & BBQs to enjoy.
Facilities across farmhouse & gite include:
. Wi-Fi internet access (farmhouse only)
. English TV, DVD player, Radio/CD player
. X-box console & selection of games - farmhouse
. Wii console & selection of games - gite
. Electric oven, gas hob
. Microwave, kettle & toaster
. Washing Machine
. Iron, ironing board & airers
. Large fridge/freezer
. Highchair, cot & portable stairgate
. Oil fired central heating & wood burner
. Bed linen & towels (beach towels not provided)
. Private above ground pool (summer months only)
. Games room
. Selection of books, DVDs and board games
. Outdoor furniture
. Parking for 6+ cars
THE LOCATION: Quiet and peaceful. The hamlet is made up of half a dozen houses with beautiful walks along the river and in the woods nearby. However, less than a 2 minute drive away is the quiet yet friendly village of Lanrivain with its boulangerie, small grocery store, post office, cafes and restaurant. St Nicolas du Pelem is 10mins away with all its amenities including supermarket, banks, newsagent, pharmacy, restaurants, municipal pool and sports facilities and the traditional Breton towns of Rostrenen and Bourbriac and easily reached within 15mins.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Less than 30mins drive away is the stunning Lake Guerledan with its pedalos, kayaking, boat trips, fishing, horse riding, small beach, cafes and restaurants. Equi-distance heading North is Guingamp with its restaurants, bars, traditional buildings with period facades, whisky distillery and lively festivals in July and August. With numerous quiet lanes in the area and the Nantes-Brest canal nearby, the area is fantastic for cycling and walking. Plenty of beautiful beaches and coves too within reasonable driving distance.
There really is something for everyone - markets are regularly held in many of the local towns and villages nearby selling fresh produce and Breton specialities. Festivals and events celebrating Breizh (Breton) culture often take place during summer months to which visitors are always welcome .
The beauty of being centrally located is that nowhere is too far. Most parts of Brittany and their key attractions are easily accessible. With a great, yet generally quiet road network, it's easy to explore the coastal areas and stunning beaches of Northern, Western and Southern Brittany as well as the larger attractions the area has to offer such as aquariums, castles, historic towns (Dinan, Josselin, Vannes to name but a few), water and adventure parks - each one a perfect day trip.We have plenty of visitor leaflets in the property as well as a comprehensive information pack to get the most out of your stay
GETTING THERE: The port of St Malo is the closest and approx. 1hr 30mins away. The crossings to Cherbourg and Caen are quicker but the drive to the property is further (Caen 2hrs 50mins & Cherbourg 3hrs 10mins). The nearest airport is Dinard which is approx 1hr 30mins away. There are also airports in Rennes and Nantes. The tunnel is another option, however the drive from Calais is approx. 6hrs.
OTHER USEFUL INFO: We don't live close by so you won't need to worry about us popping around - however, we can be contacted via phone or email and are more than happy to help in any way we can. We also have superb help living locally who can be called upon if you have any issues or need any assistance.
Our WiFi supports functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sadly, due to factors beyond our control, occasionally reliability can be affected.
Everything in the farmhouse and gite is set up for our visits but also with you in mind. No smoking. No pets. We should also point out that using equipment on site such as the pool, climbing frame, swings and games room is done so at guests' own risk. Please be kind and respectful and leave the properties as you find them. If anything should get broken or damaged, please do let us know so that we can fix/replace for future visits.... or if you think of anything that we could improve, please let us know that too.
Guests who book with us can take advantage of a discount with Brittany Ferries. Please ask for details when ready to book your travel arrangements.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
Passionate about France having studies French many moons ago! Finally decided to buy our own little hide-away in rural Brittany as it was easy to get to with two school aged boys ((hoping their French will improve!) and a great central location to share with others. Adore French food and wine. Love experiencing the traditional laid back way of everyday French life with all it has to offer including visiting the local markets and sitting in cafes watching the world go by. Brittany has always appealed -- maybe something to do with our Celtic roots?! - there's so much to do - relaxing on beaches, walking the dramatic coastline, cycling along the canals, fishing, horse riding, exploring the historic towns and discovering wonderful bars and restaurants.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved the house and thoroughly appreciated the warm welcome from Rachel. Directions were clear too. Lots of space for our party of ten and it was well appointed too. As we were lucky enough to be there in the middle of a heat wave we made excellent use of the pool too.
Our one issue was with lack of outdoor furniture. We ate all our meals out-of-doors so we were constantly moving chairs in and out of the house and trying to crowd around the small table. The somewhat aging bench and wooden table did not appeal as we are all of mature years. A few extra loungers would have been useful too. Given that this issue is addressed we would undoubtedly give this venue a five star rating.
Many thanks for the feedback Anne - so glad you had an excellent time.
Whilst previous guests haven't mentioned any issues regarding outdoor furniture, we totally take this on board and will look to rectify as soon as possible for future larger parties. Rachel & Martin