Ground Floor: Large open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster. Dining table and chairs, large sofabed and two seater couch. TV with UK freeview channels, DVD/video player. Books and games. Free wi-fi
Bathroom with shower, bath, bidet, basin and separate WC
Upstairs: One double bedroom with king size bed. One twin bedroom with 2 single beds. Mezzanine floor with double sofa bed. Travel cot. High chair.
This charming 18th century stone 'Longere' has been professionally renovated to provide 3 attractive family gites. Set in 3 acres of its own grounds and approached by a long drive, each gite has a large open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with traditional exposed beams and well-equipped bathroom/separate WC. Heating, electricity and gas included. Free wi-fi available in all gites. Laundry room, games room, bikes, garden furniture and barbecues. 1 mile from local village and 5 miles from the historice town of Redon with its canals, and busy market on Mondays. Vilaine River is only a quarter of a mile away. Excellent rambling, birdwatching, cycling, boating, nearby lake for swimming.
We both live and work in Kent and are ideally situated to travel back and forth to France which we do as much as possible. We have two married children who love coming out to France as much as we do with their friends and families.
Anne & Dave Chapman purchased this cottage in 2003
We found the property back in 2003 and fell in love with it immediately. We wanted to purchase somewhere that was close enough to visit for short or long stays and this area fitted the bill perfectly. It is conveniently situated for ferries and airports and an easy drive from the Shuttle.
We love the peace and tranquility of traditional, rural France where we can relax and immerse ourselves in the French way of life.
The property is set in three acres of private gardens and woodland, on the edge of marshes leading to the River Vilaine. The lanes around the property are quiet and the countryside unspoilt, ideal for watching birds and wildlife.
A truly wonderful place to stay - equipped with everything you could need, clean and tidy. Games room kept the children busy when the sun went down. Local man-made beach well equipped, food good and the wine flows well! Can't wait to go again. Thank you so much.
We had been recommended La Salle by a neighbour and was not disappointed. The property fully lived up to our expectations. Being the largest of the three cottages it really suited us since there was space for the grandchildren to do their thing and us adults to do ours. We all enjoyed the walks over the marshes and the visits to the nearby villages. We felt the property was particularly well equipped, and whatever we looked for we seemed to find. Clearly the owners pride themselves in ensuring their guests are well catered for.
We would particularly recommend the property to people who love nature, peace and quiet, socialising around the barbecue (provided) etc. etc.
Special interest holidays:
Excellent area for birdwatching with marshes, woodland and open farmland. The 3-acre gardens also provide birdwatching and wildlife on your doorstep with resident red squirrels on the lawn and a storks' nest on the marshes viewable from the grounds.
The holiday resort of Penestin is 40 mins drive away offering safe bathing, sandy beaches and easy parking. For a more Mediterranean feel, the resort of La Baule is approx. 30 kilometres away and the beautiful Brittany coastline is easily accessible. The Etang Aumee, a safe recreational lake with beach, is only 15 minutes drive.
Both Nantes and Rennes Airports are within 45 minutes drive offering flights from all major UK airports. St. Malo is a 1.5 hour drive, Caen and Cherbourg both 2.5 hours. Calais is a 6 hour drive. The use of a car while staying at the gites is recommended.
The local village of Avessac is approx. one mile and the historic town of Redon, where the Vilaine River and Brest/Nantes canal meet, is only 5 miles away. Vannes, Josselin and Rochefort-en-Terre are just three delightful towns well worth a visit and within an hour's drive.
The nearby village of Avessac with its two bakeries, general store, pharmacy, bar and creperie, provides a convenient place to buy everyday items and Redon, with two large hypermarkets and a wide selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, is within a 10 minute drive.