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Detached Barn Conversion with heated pool and wifi

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Holiday Home in Dolo, Nr. Jugon Les Lacs, 22270 Brittany, France - Small Village nutes from the Beaches

Les Baguettes is situated in the small hamlet of Dolo with its own bakery, bar, small shop and creperie. There is also a lake which can be fished and, for the energetic amongst you, there is a fitness trail which surrounds it also a childrens play area with a zip wire. The closest large village is the picturesque Jugon Les Lacs.

approximately 2 miles away, with its bars, creperie, pizzeria (take aways available) and two restaurants. A small supermarket, newsagent, doctors, dentist, banks, hairdressers are also to be found here. Fishing permits are available from "la maison de la pêche" in Jugon.


Owner
David Bartlett
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About David Bartlett

We are David and Sandy Bartlett. We bought the property, an old farmhouse and barn in 1999, on the eve of the millennium. In 2001 we moved over here to live permanently with our two daughters, Daisy and Kitty, who are now twenty -two and twenty, respectively.

Sandy was a Primary School teacher in England and has continued to work as a teacher over here. Fortunately she has a degree in French which has been an advantage. David is an audio-visual and sound engineer whose work is usually overseas.

Brittany is a lovely part of the world and we are very happy here. We will be on hand, but not intrusive, to offer advice and information to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible

David Bartlett purchased this barn in 1999

Why David Bartlett chose Cotes d'Armor

We had often dreamt of owning a property in France but it became a reality after a visit to friends in the region in 1999. Sandy viewed the property and instantly fell in love with it and we put an offer in before David had even seen it. David, subsequently, spent a weekend here and

the deed was done!

We spent many holidays here and then decided to move here in 2001. We actually unloaded all our furniture and belongings in the morning and were on the beach at midday. It was a truly wonderful start to our life here.

While Dolo is a very small village, it is perfectly positioned in relation to some of the most beautiful sights in the area. Dinan, a medieval town and port is only twenty minutes away and there are also stunning beaches twenty- five minutes away in either direction.

What makes this barn unique

Dolo is a peaceful little village but benefits from a great little bakery with a bar and shop attached. The bakery is literally next door and provides a variety of bread and patisserie. We also have a really great creperie in the village which serves savoury buckwheat galettes, burgers and steaks and delicious crepes.

There are some great walks in the area and marked cycle routes of varying difficulty. There is a children's playground, basketball court and fitness trail next to the lake which is about 100 metres from the gite. Small sailing boats and pedalos are available to hire in the next village, Jugon-les-lacs with its many restaurants.

Amenities

Dolo Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs en-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, toilet and vanity unit.This can also be accessed from the lounge. Upstairs family bathroom with bath and shower attachment vanity unit and a separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk beds and a single
    Bedroom 2 - A big room with a double bed and Childs single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double en-suite on ground floor. Bedroom 2 large double upstairs with small single. Bedroom 3 single with bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: The garden itself is planted with flowers and shrubs and includes a children's play area equipped with swings, slide and a boule run. The swimming pool is an above ground heated one pool measuring 5.5m in diameter and is entered via a ladder. The pool is open from May to the end of September depending on the weather. A paddling pool is available for younger family members. We respectfully remind parents that the safety of their children in and around the pool is their responsibility at all times. It is possible to park directly outside of the gite and there is room for two cars. Table tennis and badminton are also on offer. The property is secluded and tranquil. There is a garden table and chairs on the wooden terrace and there is a large parasol. A barbecue is provided and a small supply of charcoal on arrival. Utility Room: Stored in the kitchen there is an iron, ironing board and clothes dryer. In addition, an outside washing line can be provided. Two travel cots with bedding and a high chair can also be provided and a stair gate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. A change of linen is offered once -a -week. A welcome pack is provided including essentials ; coffee, tea, sugar, water, OJ, eggs and salt and pepper. Dishwasher and washing machine tablets are provided as are bin bags.

Reviews

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Detached Barn Conversion with heated pool and wifi
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Fantastic stay with a pair of fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

The barn is an absolute delight, with lots of space, but a warm homely feel. The internet is great as it covers the whole property. Every mod con is catered for, with the basics catered for on arrival like tea, coffee, milk etc. Great after a long journey. There was even 2 bottles of wine &

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really nice spending time with you and Kim. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay here in Dolo and maybe see you next year. Must see the video of the hedgehog!
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The owners, Sandy and David, were extremely welcoming and very helpful during our stay . They informed us about local events and nothing was too much trouble. The gite was very comfortable and we enjoyed the heated pool and pretty gardens. Lots of games were provided including boule, badminton and swing ball, ideal for all ages. The locality was perfect for water sports on the lake and cycling and simply enjoying the beautiful tranquility of the countryside.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally for your lovely review. You certainly packed in a lot of activities in a week. Such a shame that the weather wasn't better.
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Lovely spacious property set in a small village. Perfect garden for relaxing in.

  • 4 of 5

Owners live onsite and are very attentive and helpful. Peaceful property with great outdoor facilities, superb for children. The jacuzzi was not working very well when we visited, but the children enjoyed it as a small pool instead!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel, Lovely to meet you and a belated thanks for your review. The jacuzzi was faulty and we received a new one last week, so sorry. Apparently there was an existing fault in many of the same model. It was lovely to meet you all and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Sandy And David
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 2 boys (aged 6 & 2) had a wonderful time at this extremely well equipped gite in the heart of picturesque Dolo. We spent most of our time relaxing at the gite, taking advantage of the pool and hot tub. There is a lovely play park within walking distance which is located next to the local wake park where you can enjoy a nice walk around. We also visited Dinan which is only 20mins drive away and full of lovely things to see and do in this historic town.

Sandy was a wonderful host and had thoughtfully left us a couple of bottles of wine & a few other bits and pieces to help us get started on our holiday. She was also a huge hit with our boys particularly our 2 year old Lewis who is still asking after her.

We were very sad to be leaving after booking for only 1 week and will definitely look to return again soon & book a longer stay.

Wonderful gite, host and location!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle, Ian, Luke and Lewis. It was lovely to meet you and spend time with you. It was sad to see you leave and I miss your company. The boys were great and I hope the rest of the summer goes well. I really hope to see you again. Lots of love to Luke and Lewis. Sandy
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NEWTON AYCLIFFE
5

Brilliant place.

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property. We didn't want to leave and will definitely book again.

Dolo is a quiet little village near a lake but really accessible as it's not far away from 2 motorways.

The house was lovely and the kids loved the swimming pool and the hot tub.

The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming.

I definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and your kind remarks in the visitor's book. It's become a little souvenir for us and all our guests.. So glad that you enjoyed all the beaches I recommended. I'm updating the list of all the markets nearby also. The wake park was a big hit with the boys and the new bar and restaurant certainly adds to it! See you next year. Sandy and David
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5

A great Gite in a nice place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at this first class Gite in the countryside of Brittany. The Gite is very attractive and well maintained with everything that you need and with a pretty garden. Best of all is the heated pool which our teenage daughter and her friend made use of at every available opportunity.

Dolo is a quite village, but does have a very good creperie (and it is advisable to book as it seems to be very popular with the locals).

Nearby is the town of Jugon Les lacs, the centre of which is quaint, but is also blessed with a Carrefour local - which is great for picking up supplies when you first get there, although our lovely hosts Sandy and David kindly provide the essentials (including wine and beer) to tide us through our first night.

Out and about: visits to the coast and some excellent beaches are an easy 30 to 40 minutes’ drive away, but if you fancy some exercise, then Jugon Les Lacs is easily walkable across county and then along by the lake.

So – to the inevitable questions:

Did we enjoy our stay? Very much.

Would we recommend? Definitely.

Would we like to stay again? Absolutely.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Dolo
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
St Mchel de Plelan
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Plenee Jugon
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Rn12 or N176
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Dolo and Jugon-les-lacs
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Dolo
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
St Cast
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are many beautiful beaches in the area, the nearest is only twenty five minutes away by car. The beaches at St Cast-le-Guildo are long and sandy with volleyball and other activities. St Jacut-sur-Mer consists of little coves and has a restaurant on the beach itself. It also has a small diving platform in use during high tide. In the other direction you will find Pleneuf-val- André, and beaches around Erquy and Cap Fréhel. Dinard and Saint Malo are the two largest historical seaside towns.Cancale is famous for its oysters and seafood

Travel:

Our closest port is St Malo serviced by Brittany ferries from Portsmouth and is approximately a 40 minute drive. Another popular route is Portsmouth to Caen, again using Brittany ferries. Caen is approximately a two hour drive. There is also the option of Plymouth to Roscoff . Ryanair fly into Dinard from Stansted and East Midlands throughout the year and from Luton to Dinard during the summer. They also fly from Luton to Brest. Flybe fly from Southampton Southend Belfast Exeter, Edinburgh and Manchester to Rennes and from Exeter and Birminham to Brest.There are also flights from London Gatwick to Rennnes.

Further Details:

In Dolo there is a lake with a Wake park where you can try kneeboarding, surfboarding and water skiing. There are bike trails both on and off road.Locally there is horse riding, go carting, sailing and other water sports.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.5

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for details.

Changeover Day:
If you should wish to book a break during our low season we may be able to be flexible re arrival and departure days and the length of stay. Do not hesitate to ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.50% on booking and the remainder 6 weeks before arrival.
A deposit of £150 is required on booking via a seperate cheque to cover major breakages and damage. This will be returned within 14 days after your departure. For long term lets out of season please enquire for price. For winter bookings a basket of wood is included for the wood-burner. Extra wood will be charged at cost and the first 50 units of electricity are free after charged at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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