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Very comfortable gite with indoor pool only 40 mins from St Malo - The Hayloft

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



The Hayloft

The Hayloft is one of the gites at Lesnen Manor. Both Ecurie and The Hayloft have been converted from the large old stable and barn. The Hayloft is on one side of the indoor pool with Ecurie on the other. Both completely independent.

The Hayloft overlooks a little lake with ducks and a black swan. It has a large gravelled garden with chairs and table for eating out. Deckchairs, lounger and BBQ are there for your pleasure. You park close to your gite and the play ground for children is not far away with swings and trampoline. You are welcome to walk around our grounds and see Paco the donkey , two mini ponies, several Kune Kune pigs, sheep and a happy group of goats!!

The Hayloft has lots of character with stone walls and exposed beams. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with table chairs and sofa. Up the stairs to the mezzanine where there is the T.V and comfortable sofa and chairs. Upto the bathroom ,toilet and two very spacious airy bedrooms. One double and one twin

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About the property

Lesnen Petits Bois

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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Jenny Bertoli
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful 2 weeks , so much to do in the surrounding area and chilled out days on the farm!
Aug 2011
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A deposit of £100 is required to reserve the property with the balance due three weeks before arrival.
Linen and electricity included apart from towels which can be hired £5 p p.
Nov, Dec, Jan there is a £20 surcharge for heating.
Cleaning is £35 but you are welcome to do it yourselves leaving the gite both Clean and Tidy.
A security cheque of £100 is asked for on arrival. Fully refundable.


Saint-Thual Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Both bedrooms are spacious and airy with lots of room for a cot. High beams and wooden floors give great character to this converted barn. Well furnished and very comfortable.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • 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
The indoor pool is open all year and kept heated to approx 28. Many pet animals to visit. Donkey,ponies,pigs.sheep and goats. Bring your own horse or pony with you-ask for details.


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The Hayloft
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful gite in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful gite in amazing surrounding. Very quiet location, lots of animal to amuse , lovely hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Great to meet you and your family.
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A wonderful rural location

  • 5 of 5

The Hayloft is quirky and comfortable, with great views on to the little lake from the garden and the kitchen. Jenny and Jacques are wonderful hosts, available to help if you need it, but also giving space to relax and enjoy the wildlife and their animals. There is plenty of space, but headroom in the mezzanine lounge is tight. We loved our time here and left feeling relaxed.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charming quiet guests that were friendly and quite wonderful when our horse died. Sympathetic and understanding. Thank You for coming.
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Paradise with extras

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Full of character and extremely comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Hayloft. We were given a wonderful welcome by Jenny and Jacques as soon as we arrived. We felt so relaxed surrounded by beautiful countryside and and wildlife. The children adored feeding the animals, swimming in the pool and the garden is full of wonderful activities to keep them entertained. The gite is well equipped with all you could need. The beautiful peacocks and cockerels seem loud at first but we soon found ourselves fast asleep and not noticing them. This gite is a very special place indeed. We were incredibly sad to leave. Its worth mentioning that it is much more spacious than the pictures suggest. I hope we return again soon !!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure having you. The children were delightful. We love sharing the animals with you and Bruno( our dog) is missing the attention ! Hope to see you again in Lesnen.
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Great people, great gite, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Jenny and Jacques are the perfect hosts. Busy with looking after their animals and beautiful grounds but always happy to have a friendly chat. The gites are lovely, clean, have everything you could want and are very comfortable. The indoor pool is really nice and very useful if you have children, especially if the weather isn't good. Children will love helping Jenny to feed the animals. There are chickens, ducks, goats, shetland ponies, a donkey, a black swan and lots of peacocks. (Sorry if I've forgotten any!) We went as a couple and enjoyed sitting in the sun looking out over the lake. This was our 5th visit and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Really enjoyed seeing you both again.
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Superb place to stay, particularly for families.

  • 4 of 5

Staying with two girls (ages 6 and 9) - we actually got some time to relax. They happily wandered off to play with the animals (often supervised by Jenny), with the toys (including trampoline) or with children who were also staying on site. They loved the pool and we were really surprised how many wonderful places there were to visit near by. My 6 year old loved her pony ride.

We stayed during a beautiful week - but did find the accommodation was dark (neat and clean but little windows on the ground floor) and I began to crave natural light. There is probably nothing that can be done about this as the accommodation was characterful (converted hay loft). Jenny and Jacques were friendly and helpful - a really lovely visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Cap Malo
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, riding, golf