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Charming compact gite in peaceful rural location, large garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

An ideal gite for a couple or a couple with 2 children.

Les Chenes Hay Barn is the middle unit of a traditional Breton longere, newly restored in contemporary style and with all amenities. It is about 1km from the town of Antrain near the Normandy/Brittany border. The location is peaceful but within easy reach of all amenities and many tourist destinations.

It is a wonderful sight seeing area and base, being near the walled city and beaches of St Malo, Dinard, mediaeval Dinan on the river Rance, Mont St Michel newly restored to the status of an island, Fougeres with the largest mediaeval castle in Europe, the oyster port of Cancale and the shops and markets of Rennes.

The leisure area of the Foret de Villecartier 1km away, has walks, lake, boating, treetop assault courses, café/bar and pony rides. The Etang de Boulet about 15 minutes away has a lovely lakeside beach with boating and café.

Fougeres boasts a swimming pool complex with slides and whirlpools. 10 pin bowling is available at Dol de Bretagne a few km away.

There are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with bunk beds. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle, hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail. Downstairs is a combined living room/kitchen with all fitted appliances, a dining table and lounge area with English satellite TV. Outside, the large enclosed garden at the back is an ideal recreation area. At the back of the house is an attractively gravelled terrace with barbecue and garden furniture. At the far end of the garden another raised terrace is shaded by an oak tree and is a lovely place to sit in peace, surrounded by fields and enjoying a glass of wine.

A travel cot, stairgate and high chair are available for young children. Free wifi is available throughout.

At the front of the property is private parking.

Although the house is secluded, the village of La Fontenelle with a lovely bar/restaurant/boulangerie is within walking distance, as is the public tennis court. The town of Antrain is 1km away; here there is a supermarket, bank, pharmacies, boulangeries, newsagents and other shops.

There are plenty of family friendly activities in the region. Try the nearby theme park Cobac Parc at Lanhelin, Alligator Bay at Pontorson only 10km away, and the Grand Aquarium at St Malo. There are several chateaux nearby; the chateau de la Rouerie has a wildlife park whilst the Chateau de la Ballue has exceptional gardens as well as regular concerts and cultural events. It is a straightforward day trip to reach firther into Brittany, or the Bayeaux tapestry and the D Day landing beaches.

If you need a larger property please look at listings 8059501 and 1820472. Or you can book any combination of these to accommodate a large party together but giving privacy when needed.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018


La Fontenelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis


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Charming compact gite in peaceful rural location, large garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
West Sussex, England

Perfect location for exploring beautiful Brittany countryside and historic locality

  • 5 of 5

Bijou 2 bedroom (+ 2 en suite) gite. Clean, tidy, well equipped, peaceful location, parking right outside and shared large garden. Wifi good. A welcoming bottle of milk and packet of Cornflakes were very handy. La Fontanelle is nearby with its friendly family-run restaurant; there's a supermarket at Antrain, about 10 minutes away by car or bicycle. Easy access to main road for Fougeres, St Malo or Mont St Michel.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the gite and its location; you will be very welcome to return any time.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Fontenelle
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Fontenelle
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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