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Beautiful 17th Century Manor House and farmstead, Just 5 Minutes From The Sea - Le Four a Pain

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights



Le Four a Pain

This is a little gem. Compact and functional but extremely atmospheric and fun, this little cottage has everything to make you feel like you are on holiday, far from the “madding crowd”. It has its own parking place and a charming, south facing, walled garden with views directly onto the Mont Dol. The kitchen is small but well equipped and the sunny dining room opens onto the terrace. The drawing room is cosy and takes you back in time with its bare granite walls and open fire place. There are two small rooms leading off the salon which both sleep two comfortably and a large master bedroom on the mezzanine above the salon. There is a large, sunny bathroom on the ground floor.

TV + DVD Player. Linen Provided. Pets welcome. Dishwasher, electric hob and oven. Communal washing machine and tumble drier. Ping pong table. Football area. BBQ. WiFi.

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About the property


Manoir de l'Ormelais offers three very different but equally charming gites to rent. The main house dating from the early 19th Century looks out over its own large walled garden is the grandest of the buildings. The other two buildings,

Le Vieux Manoir and Le four a Pain, cluster around the central courtyard date from the 17th-century, so they are smaller and cosier in style. All the gites blend stylish modernity with country charm. One of the main attractions of this site is its location. It is perfectly positioned for exploring the famous Mont St. Michel bay and other varied attractions of this beautiful region of Brittany. Discover its sandy beaches, rocky coves, estuaries, medieval towns, and many more places of interest. However, after a day packed with activities, the weary holidaymaker will be delighted to return to the peace and tranquility of Manoir de l'Ormelais, to stretch out on a sun lounger in the large gardens or take a leisurely walk through the fields.

Amandine FRAIN
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Amandine FRAIN

Olivier Dantec bought Manoir de l'Ormelais about 15 years ago. They took around 11 years loving restoring it. Now this wonderful old farm house and surrounding park has come back to life and is enjoyed by many who seek a peaceful holiday in cosy and relaxed surroundings. Olivier is a true Bretton, he likes nothing better than pruning his trees, talking to the owl that lives on the Four a Pain and riding around on his tractor.

Amandine FRAIN purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Amandine FRAIN chose Mont-Dol

We bought this property because it was in a great location for setting up a holiday business, being equidistant between the historic site of Mont St Michel, the pirate town of St Malo and the Medieval town of Dinan. It also offered the added bonus of being only a quick ferry journey over to Jersey, Lucy's childhood home. We love this area because it is wild and beautiful and yet close to so many wonderful places of interest. We also all adore seafood! It is obviously a blessing to live in the countryside and also have access to the TGV which can whisk you straight to Paris in 2 hours and 40 minutes!!

What makes this cottage unique

Living close to the most beautiful coast line is a huge gift and we find ourselves often walking along the windswept beaches in winter or rock pooling and swimming on the sandy, sheltered coves in summer. There is no end to the possibilities and the dear old Manoir has proven to be a great base for us. It is such fun for families as they can stay in large numbers all over the property in either the BnB or the Gites. They can enjoy being together but also retain a certain amount of autonomy and privacy. The beautiful barn with its pinp pong table is a great addition for all, especially in bad weather. The Manoir is a fabulous place too to hold a wedding or special event, although we only take these kinds of bookings off season.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
To book please phone or email us at to check for availability. Full payment is required when making the reservation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
But off season Le Vieux Manoir and Le Four a Pain can be booked for 2 days minimum so the changeover day varies.

Notes on prices:
Security deposits are payable on arrival. Four à Pain and Le Vieux Manoir: €500; Le Manoir: €1000 deposit. This is to cover any breakages or damages and will be refunded upon departure.

Cleaning supplements: Obligatory for those bringing dogs and applied to those who are really on holiday and do not wish to return the house in the same immaculate condition they found it.
Le Manoir: 200€, Le Vieux Manoir: 100€, Four à Pain: 100€ per booking


Mont-Dol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We provide basic equipment for children, beds and high chairs and toys. Please inform us if you need them at the time of booking. Bicycles can be hired easily in Dol de Bretagne. Outside: Le Manoir, Private large walled garden, Covered Pergola, Barbeque, Table and chairs and sun loungers. Le Vieux Manoir, Shared gardens, Shared Barbeque, table and chairs and sunloungers. Le Four a Pain, Private small walled garden, shared Barbeque, table and chairs and sunloungers. Large 5 hectare parkland all around property shared by all.


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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
dol de Bretagne
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Domaine des Ormes
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Dol de Bretagne
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
mont dol
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Baie de Mont St Michel
Car: necessary


5 minutes driving from walking beach, the large flat bay of Mont St Michel.

15 minutes from swimming beach at Cancale.


St Malo Ferry terminal 15 minutes driving.

Dinard Airport at 30 minutes driving.

Rennes Airport at 50 minutes driving.


Mont Dol 10 minutes walk.

Dol de Bretagne 5 minutes drive.

Mont St Michel 15 minutes drive.

St Malo 15 minutes drive.

Cancale 15 minutes drive.

Rennes 40 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Local Bakery in Dol de Bretagne.

Banks, ATM, Supermarkets, fantastic award winning wine and cheese shop and really good market on saturdays Dol de Bretagne.

Golf, riding, swimming, acrobranche, historical sites and beautiful coastline.


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