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Jenny Bertoli

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

Very comfortable gite with indoor pool only 40 mins from St Malo - L'Ecurie

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Saint-Thual House Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering gîte with own garden. Friendly pigs, donkey,goats and mini ponies

A well-equipped gîte (one of three ) L'Ecurie sleeps 6. It has an en-suite bedroom and two further bedrooms with twin beds and a bathroom. Downstairs there is a large living room / kitchen. A private garden with a terrace and lawn, garden furniture and B.B.Q overlooks a little lake where we have ducks and two black swans. There is a play area with swings and a trampoline for children and a boules pitch for all to enjoy. You can walk around our fields and spy out the the wood-pecker, the kingfisher and the resident heron or just enjoy the peace and the fact that children can play with no worries. We are completely enclosed.

We have a horse, a donkey 2 little ponies, sheep,goats and 4 Kune Kune pigs who are all very friendly and enjoy our guests arrival!!!

Local Attractions & places to visit: There is a wealth of interesting places; 10mins - an hour

Dinan a medieval town with cobbled streets leading down to the river Rance where you can hire boats or bicycles. There are many little shops, galleries and restaurants.

St Malo---a fortified port, you can walk around the ramparts, visit the many shops, go to a beautiful beach stretching for miles and often visit a ship.

Combourg with its chateau

Becherel, a tiny city of book shops and a chateau on its outskirts.

Mont St Michel a must . Close by an alligator park!!

Specially for Children: A large zoo in the grounds of the Chateau Bourbonsais. 15mins.

Kayaking. 10mins.

Horse Riding. 15mins

Aquarium in St Malo 30mins

Cobac adventure park.

Many many beaches 40mins -1hr

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jenny Bertoli (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic place, exceeding our expectations with the gite having so much space and being so well equipped-we needed nothing else.
Apr 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

L'Ecurie
average rating of 4.857143 based on 19 reviews
5

L'ecurie, Lesnen Petits Bois,St Thual

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 .
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Lovely holiday rental

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed here with my husband and two sons 5 & 1. A lovely holiday home in a beautiful setting. We had a lovely time here and its particularly good for kids with the animals, pool and garden toys. Ideal base for exploring the beautiful area. Jenny and Jacques were very welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. Only slight downside was the early morning wake up call from the peacocks but otherwise a lovely place & I'm sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

What a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from l'ecurie after a week with our Daughter her Husband and two of our grandchildren(one .3 and one 6 months. The accommodation was perfect,the pool just right,and the amazing collection of animals and birds just top it off,the 3yr old fell in love with the Black Swan, the only slight down side,but does not distract from 5 stars is the dawn chorus of peacocks, now we left the best to last,our hosts,Jenny and Jacques they were lovely and so helpful and nothing was to much for them,We would not hesitate to recommend this to any family,in fact we have already recommended it to friends.it was great

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is with great pleasure that we share everything it is with great pleasure that we welcome guests to share our special slice of Brittany .The animals the swan the lovely setting. Our guests are great to meet and it is with a fair amount of sadness when they go , perhaps especially for our young dog Bruno who adores children and the horses and donkey having to do without their carrots!! The best is when we see you again.
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5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at this gite. The accommodations were everything we could have asked for and we ate dinner in front of the fire in the kitchen each night. The farm is so charming and my daughter was in heaven. She was even able to feed the animals with Jenny and loved every moment there. It was truly a relaxing week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much Jenny and Jacques!

P.S. Lorenzo sends his regards to Bruno!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband I recently spent a lovely holiday at Lesnen Petit Bois. Also in the party was my 23 year old Son, and my two stepdaughters aged 12 and 14. Jenny and Jacques were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in L'Ecurie which was well equipped and very comfortable. The highlights for us were the animals who we all enjoyed feeding and the swimming pool, which provided a fun and relaxing end to the day. It was also lovely waking up to the sound of the black swan honking, and the sight of the peacocks and goats strolling around the grounds.

We took day trips to St Malo, Dinan, Rennes and Mon St Michel all of which were within easy driving distance of where we were staying. The weather was mild for October, and we spent the evenings playing board games or watching DVD's in the Gite.

WE enjoyed ourselves so much we have booked to visit again next August and are looking forward to long summer evenings sitting round the BBQ.

Thank you Jenny and Jacques, see you next year!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure having you and meeting your family. The animals will certainly miss having you especially Paco the donkey and Billy the goat! We look forward to having you next summer and hopefully meet your daughter as well.
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UN HAVRE DE PAIX

  • 5 of 5

Le domaine est magnifique et notre fille de 2 ans et demi a adoré est entourée d'animaux, nourrir les cochons, les chèvres, l'âne paco, etc... Nous avons également apprécié la piscine couverte et ses jeux. Le gite est agréable et très bien équipé. Un grand merci pour votre accueil et à bientôt. Alexandra LAURENT

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grand plaisir de vous avoir parmis nous a Lesnen. Les animaux vous manquent surtout Paco et Billy le petit bouc! Nous espérons vous revoir au printemps .
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Cap Malo
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Rennes
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
N137
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Evran
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, riding, golf

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Thual House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,047
 
 
late summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$196
$523
 
 
autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$131
$491
 
 
Xmas and New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$196
$785
 
 
Low season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$131
$458
 
 
Spring
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$131
$491
 
 
early summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$131
$622
 
 
end june
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$753
 
 
early july
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$851
 
 
high season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,047
 
 
sept
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$131
$523
 
 
autumn
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$131
$491
 
 
low season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$131
$458
 
 
Xmas and New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$131
$654
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$458
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131

A £100 deposit is required with the balance due 3 weeks before arrival.
£100 security cheque held for the duration of your stay payable on arrival.
Electricity and linen is included except for towels which can be hired £5 per person
Cleaning charge (optional) £35
Pets on agreement accepted approx £10 per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint-Thual House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower and toilet. Chest drawers and wardrobe. The two twin rooms have a shared bathroom and toilet. All rooms centrally heated
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Three hectares completely enclosed. Horses, a Donkey, mini-ponies, pigs (Kune-Kune) and some goats !. Lots of peacocks!

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