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.
Ground Floor: Open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster. Dining table and chairs, sofa/bed. TV with UK freeview channels, DVD/video player. Books and games. Free wi-fi
Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and separate WC
Upstairs: One large bedroom with kingsize bed and single bed.
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.
I have an author friend in New Zealand, who is forever raving about the peaceful place where he writes his books in France - La Salle in Avessac. So being an artist I decided to book myself.
I found 'Primrose' absolutely wonderful. It was very comfortable and well equipped. It certainly was an artists dream, apart from the two paintings I completed, I headed back to NZ with a book full of sketches. The nearby river Don is an absolute delight, I walked the towpath to Redon and back, stopping at a riverside wine bar (on the way there and back!). Historic Redon and the villages around are also delightful.
I am now raving about La Salle to all my friends. Whilst I stayed at Primrose by myself, it would also be suitable for a couple or a small family. I did get invited into the other two giets and noticed they were equally well appointed, and certainly the people staying there including one large family were as happy as I was.
A fantastic place, beautiful grounds, a rural paradise and highly recommended.
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.