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Large Family Semi-Rural Gite with Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Five bedroom Semi-Rural Country Gite with Private Indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi & Sauna just one hour from the Atlantic Coast and the Loire Valley.

Spacious family gite with large private indoor heated Swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna. Situated within walking distance of Erbray village, the gite is not isolated and only 8km from the historic market town of Châteaubriant. Originally an old milking parlour, the property has been lovingly converted to accommodate up to ten guests in comfort. The indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and optional sauna are for your private use and not shared with either the owners or any other guests for the duration of your stay.

The pool-room is reached via a 20 metre stroll through the landscaped garden which features an (unfenced) Koi carp pond, separate games area, illuminated dining pagoda with BBQ and a timber decked sun-bathing terrace.

This Gite will appeal to demanding guests seeking more than just ordinary holiday accommodation and is the perfect French semi-rural retreat for both families & friends looking to get far from the maddening crowd!

More Details

Ann and George Perry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2017

About Ann and George Perry

Ann and I bought this property in 2004. Always wanting to retire in a part of France not as yet on the tourist trail, not isolated and within easy distance of not only city life but the Atlantic coast. We regard The French Granary as a little private island in semi rural France. An island that boasts a beautifuly restored Gite, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna.

Ann and George Perry purchased this house in 2004

Why Ann and George Perry chose Loire-Atlantique

We chose this property because of its location. Not isolated and within easy reach of the historic town of Chateaubriant, Nantes, Rennes, Angers and the Atlantic cost line. It is only two hours from St. Malo giving fast access to cross channel ferries and only an hour from both Nantes and Angers Airport offering a fast service to the UK.

Guestbook comments from the owner

For reviews left by guests please visit and type The French Granary in the search box.

Here are just three of the many comments left in our own Visitors Book :

"Upon arrival, our latest guests from Bristol stated that "the website & photographs did not do justice to the property"

"Thanks for a wonderful holiday! The gite was everything we hoped it would be, and all the facilities were fantastic. We all had a great time - Thanks!"

"Wonderful Gite, wonderful area ideal for touring and exploring regardless of weather -The indoor pool kept us all amused."

Ann and I would like to thank all previous guests for their comments and hope that these will be of some assistance to anyone thinking of spendng their holiday here at The French Granary.
Jul 2006
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Erbray House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • 1) Downstairs: Bathroom with sink unit, bath and WC. 2) Upstairs: Master bathroom with large shower, twin vanity sink units and WC. 3) En-suite Bathroom to Master bedroom with shower, sink unit & WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to ten including babies & children Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom (1) En-suite, King size double plus 1 single bed. Bedroom (2) Double bed with vanity sink unit. Bedroom (3) Children's Bedroom: Triple bunk bed (single bed above) & cot. Bedroom (4) Single bed. Bedroom (5) Ground floor-twin single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The gite is fully centrally heated, making it suitable for year round availability. It boasts 5 bedrooms (includng one children's bedroom) and comfortably sleeps up to ten guests (including children). Three bath/shower rooms, a very spacious lounge. Fully fitted country kitchen/breakfast room and separate dining room that seats up to ten guests. All rooms are of a good size and have been tastefully decorated, combining both original features with essential modern day creature comforts. Oscillating fans and electronic insect repellent devices are provided free of charge in each room. Portable air-conditioning units are available to rent should the heat become excessive during the hot summer months. All bedroom radiators are fitted with thermostats for individual temperature control. Free Internet WiFi with up to 10 Megabits downloads speeds. Outside: The gite is situated within private grounds and is adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse. (Parents with young children should note that gite garden has an UNFENCED Koi carp pond). The garden features a covered and illuminated alfresco dining pagoda. Brick built BBQ. Wooden garden table & chairs. Separate games area with full size table tennis table, badminton, volleyball & basketball nets. A 20 metre stroll through the garden leads to a timber decked sunbathing terrace and entrance to your very own (un-shared) private indoor covered swimming pool complex, consisting of a large (1.5m deep) 10 x 5m heated pool, jacuzzi and optional "pay as you use" Sauna. The pool-room is open in the high season every day from 09.30am to 08.30pm except on Sunday mornings when it is closed for maintenance and cleaning. Please note that for health and safety reasons both the Jacuzzi and Sauna are for adult use only. Outdoor stock room: Garden furniture, deckchairs (with cushions) hammock, children's and adult outdoor games (Boule sports etc) and /leisure equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : You are welcome to bring your own bed linen and towels or we can supply both upon request. Linen:10 euros per set - Towels:8 euros per set. To maintain the highest of standards there is a compulsory 60 euro end of holiday commercial cleaning charge payable upon departure. Other: Separate dining room with large table comfortably seating up to 10 guests. DVD, Video and Bluray film library. Over 600 French and English film titles to rent and enjoy watching on the large screen HD television in the lounge. All videos free watch.


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nantes - Rennes
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe des Sport
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
La Boule
Car: necessary


Atlantic Coast & Beaches:

The longest beach in Europe (8km long) at the chic seaside resort of La Baule is just over an hours drive and is great for designer shopping and gourmet restaurants, it's regarded by many as the St. Tropez of Brittany!

Fifteen minutes drive from the Gite is the largest Inland Watersports lake in the Loire-Atlantique.. It offers a sandy man-made beach (supervised in July/August) Bathing, Fishing, Sailing, Windsurfing and Water Sports. All equipment is available for hire in July and August.

Within walking distance is Erbray Village which has a small Supermarket, Bakers, Restaurant, two Bars, Pharmacy and a Hairdressing Salon.

Leisure activities include a Boule court, Fishing lake, Indoor & Outdoor Tennis Courts, Football Pitches, Skateboard Park, Basketball Court all free to use and just a few minutes walk from the Gite.

The historic Medieval Market town of Châteaubriant is 10 minutes by car. Discover the Chateau with an English speaking guide and stroll through the weekly farmers market each and every Wednesday.

Erbray is 50 minutes from the Atlantic coast & the major cities of Nantes,Rennes & Angers. 2 hours from Futuroscope, Puy du Fou (voted No1 Theme Park in the world) Le Mans and 4-5 hours from Eurodisney & Paris.

Please accept our apologies. We do not arrange quiz evenings, games, BBQs, keep fit classes, or any other such activities. We believe that the decision on what you wish to do on your holiday and with whom you want to spend time, should be yours. Our only involvement is to provide you with the keys to your ‘home from home’ Gite in a region of France not as yet spoilt by tourism.

If you and your family or friends are looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday in semi rural France (yet within easy walking distance of a village and NOT isolated in the middle of nowhere) then this laid back holiday retreat may be exactly what the doctor ordered!


Come and discover for yourselves what makes The French Granary stand out from the rest and why this was the first Gité in the Loire-Atlantique to have been awarded ‘4 Stars’ by Gites-de-France.

No matter what the weather, the indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and optional pay as you use Sauna will help you to relax and unwind - come rain or shine.

We fully understand that many of our guests are only able to take their holidays during peak periods. If therefore you wish to secure the dates that suit you best, please do book well in advance. Booking early has no drawbacks. You can relax in the knowledge that we never offer late availability discounts. We believe it grossly unfair to penalise guests who have booked in advance by offering the same holiday at a reduced rate later in the year. Everyone who stays pays the same rates - No matter when the booking is made.

There are no hidden charges at The French Granary. Everything that is included and any options or extras that you require are clearly identified on the booking form.

We have two shopping cycles that are free to use and two mountain bikes available to hire. There is a huge library of DVD.s and Blu-ray disks to rent at less than UK high street prices. (you of course are welcome to bring your own) . Electricity costs in France are high. Our guests benefit from 10kw of Free electricity per day. Should that amount be exceeded, costs are calculated as per Gites-de-France guidelines. Used with discretion a party of ten may find an extra five or six Euros per day should cover any excess. The gite also boasts a Woodburing fire for which we provide the first basket of logs free of charge.

The French Granary offers a semi-rural retreat for Guests looking for a peaceful, quiet and relaxing holiday in the french countryside. Yet within easy reach of the Atlantic Coast, Major Cities, Water Parks, Golf courses and the Loire Valley Wine route.

The Indoor Swimming Pool complex includes a 9 x 5 metre heated Pool, Hot tub/Jacuzzi and optional "pay as you use" Sauna. All are for your SOLE use and not shared either with us the owners or by any other guests for the durarion of your stay.

So whether you are looking to explore the region or simply to relax and take it easy in comfort and privacy, The French Granary may be exactly what the Doctor ordered!

Please feel free to contact us for any further information.

Ann and I look forward to making your stay as interesting, enjoyable and comfortable as possible.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

End of stay cleaning $66.42
Refundable damage deposit $398.51

Booking Notes:

We have been established since 2004. All our guests since that date have booked directly with us and not through any travel company or holiday website. Our guests prefer to book directly with us knowing that in so doing they are dealing directly with the owners and not a third party agent with whom they are likely to incurr additional fees and costs. Ann and I as owners are best placed to answer any questions concerning not only the property iteself but also this particular region of France. For Guest reviews please visit Tripadvisor!

Please note that bookings are to be made directly with us and not via the ownersdirect website. For a booking form or any further information simply email

Important - please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover not only your journey but also holiday cancellation and accidental damage. A fully refundable security deposit of £300 or Euros is payable upon arrival. All cash deposits returned in full on morning of departure subject to property inspection and mutually agreed deductions for any and all damage or breakages that may have occurred during your stay. Cheque deposits accepted and returned within 10 days of departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days during the peak season run Saturday to Saturday only. Guests are welcome to arrive anytime after 16.30pm and are asked to vacate by 10am the following Saturday. Only by adhering to these time are we able to maintain our high standards.

Notes on prices:
Our weekly gite rental rates start at just £695 during the low season (without the swimming pool or Jacuzzi) but with access to the pay as you use Sauna.

All rates are based on number of occupants and desired dates. Mid season £995 - High Season £1295pw - Peak Season £1495pw. For pricing confirmation please email with size of party (maximum of ten guests including babies & children) and your required dates. We look forward to hearing form you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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