|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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/covered 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!
For reviews left by guests please visit www.tripadvisor.com 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.
Special interest holidays:
We have a full time ‘in-house’ qualified and experienced french language teacher available. French lessons and tuition by the hour or week, taught to all levels and standards. Intensive residential courses available throughout the year. Please enquire for further details.
Learning to swim? Many of our guests have enjoyed teaching their children, friends and family to learn to swim in the privacy of the private indoor swimming pool.
The longest beach in Europe (8km long) at the chic seaside resort of La Baule is just over an hours drive away by car. Great for designer label 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 lake in the region. It offers a sandy man-made beach with supervised (in July/August) bathing, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and water sports. All equipment is available for hire in July and August.
Thinking of travelling by plane? no problem! Nantes, Rennes and Angers airports are all less than an hour away and we offer an airport taxi service. The closest Ferry port is St. Malo, (hour and a half). Caen and Cherbourg (3 hours) and Dieppe (Four hours). Furthest away are Calais and Boulogne, both about 6 to 7 hours drive. For precise details of how to find us please visit multimap.com or simply ask us and we will gladly offer directions.
Our village (Erbray) is just 5 minutes walk and has a park with a children's playground, indoor sports centre, 2 free tennis courts, skateboard park, fishing lake, supermarket, 2 bars, bakers, pharmacy, hairdresser & most importantly a lunchtime Restaurant! The historic market town of Châteaubriant is 10 minutes by car. Erbray is 50 minutes from the Atlantic coast & major cities of Nantes, Rennes & Angers. 2 hours from Futuroscope, Puy du Fou, 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 rural France (yet within easy walking distance of a village) then this laid back holiday retreat may be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Come and discover for yourself what makes The French Granary stand out from the rest and why this was the first Gité in this region to have been awarded ‘4 Stars’ by the Prefecture of the Loire-Atlantique.
No matter what the weather, the indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and option 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. We have two shopping cycles that are free to use and two mountain bikes available to hire. You can bring your own Dvd's/Blu-rays & PS2 Games or rent them from us at less than high street prices. Electricity (up to 10kw per day) is provided free of charge. Should the limit be exceeded, costs are calculated as per Gites-de-France guidelines. The gite also boasts a woodburing fire for which we provide the first basket of logs free of charge.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|End of stay cleaning||$61|
|Refundable damage deposit||$426|
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 £350 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 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.
Deposit required £30 per person inluding children. Balance payable six weeks prior to arrival. Payment by sterling cheque only.