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CHARACTER 18TH CENTURY STONE PROPERTY ON 4 ACRES NEAR DINAN, BRETON BEACHES

Nigel Punter (UK), Sean McMullan (IRL)

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARACTER 18TH CENTURY STONE PROPERTY ON 4 ACRES NEAR DINAN, BRETON BEACHES

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Megrit - Pehe

La Grange (Sleeps 6), The Farmhouse (Sleeps 6), The Gite (Sleeps 2).

This character, high quality property is situated in a very tranquil part of rural Brittany, yet within convenient access to medieval Dinan (10 minutes) and a leisurely 30 minutes country drive from literally 100's of excellent beaches on the north Brittany coast (Cote d'Armor). It stands in its own private and well maintained grounds of 4 acres and looks down across rich farmland and wooded countryside.

You can safely walk, ride bicycles (provided free of charge) around the small local roads and marked trails directly from the property, with plenty of scenic variety, from corn and wheat crops to pasture and wooded/forest areas.

For children there are swings, table tennis, table football, bikes and spacious lawned areas to the front and rear of the property for games of football, badminton etc. A BBQ area is provided in the courtyard, whilst large patio areas at the rear of the Farmhouse and La Grange also provide an excellent location for outdoor eating and to enjoy the afternoon or evening sunset.

Beaches & things to do: There is a great variety of things to do in the area without having to spend hours in the car. Within 45 minutes drive there are countless beaches to choose from such as le Val-Andre, Erquy, Sables d’Or, St Cast-le-Guildo, St Jacut-sur-Mer, St Briac, St Lunaire and Dinard to name a few. Le Mont St. Michel is also a worthwhile day trip being one hour away. The route back via the 'shellfish coast' from Cherrueix to Concale and the superb beaches and coastal walks from Concal to St.Malo make for a memorable journey. Mediaeval Dinan (10 minutes) is a wonderful place to visit, market day is Thursday. The cathedral city of Rennes and the direct TGV link to Paris is also within an hour’s drive. Within 2 hours drive the tapestries of Bayeux (near Caen) and the war cemeteries of Normandy (Omaha beach) and World War II museums are also worth considering. Closer to home there is horse-riding in Plelan-le-Petit, golf in St Michel de Plelan, swimming, sailing, cycling and pedaloes at Jugon-les-Lacs (10 mins), go karting at Lamballe, a lovely aquarium at St Malo (also walk the ramparts), coastal walks at Cap Frehel, from St Pabu (park on Plage de Caroual) to Erquy or west to le Val-Andre are also recommended.

Places to eat: There is a Michelin starred (but pricey) restaurant called Creuzil’s in Plancoet, Ploubalay (Restaurant de la Gare), and Dinan (Le Viaduc), while for the less-sophisticated but more demanding palate (the kids!) there are lots of nice pizza restaurants, a couple of favorites on the way home from the beach are at Pluduno on the D794 and in Plancoet. The local “Dali” bistro at the Plelan le Petit D19 cross road is also good value.

Directions: 2.5 hours from Cherbourg (N13). Virtually motorway all the way. Direction Avranches / Mont St. Michel (A84) and Dinan (N176) after which you come off at the Plélan-le-Pétit exit (not the Aire de Plélan just before it which is a rest area) some 8km past Dinan.

Just over 2 hours from Caen, direction Avranches / Mont St. Michel on the A84. Virtually motorway all the way. After Avranches, follow the signs for St. Malo / Dinan (N176). Do not go to St. Malo but follow the N176 past Dinan until the Plélan-le-Pétit exit some 10km further on.

Under 2 hours from Roscoff, direction Morlaix (which you bypass) and St Brieuc/Renes (N12) before branching off on the N176 shortly after Lamballe(direction Dinan/St Malo). You come off the N176 at the Plélan-le-Pétit exit after about 14km.

35 minutes from Dinard Airport. Proceed direction Dinan (via Pleurtuit) to the N176 (7km north of Dinan). Travel south, direction Dinan/Lamballe for 16km & take the Plélan-le-Pétit exit some 8km past Dinan.

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Details for holiday home La Grange, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

A superb renovation of two early 18th century barns/houses featuring a very large open fire, traditional stone work, exposed beams and lime rendering. Wooden shutters, cathedral style ceilings, abundance of natural light, 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 bathrooms (one en suite) and separate games area (table tennis, table football). Fine local woodcraft throughout. La Grange offers the best of modern luxury, featuring underfloor heating and a delightful mezzanine/relaxation area above kitchen (overlooking living/fireplace). All character features and workmanship of the period have been retained. Has to be seen to be appreciated but would be one of the finest character properties available for rental. For winter rentals, in addition to the comfort of the under floor heating, a truly magnificent feature is the 'walk in' fireplace - a perfect setting for endless nights of good conversation and wine!
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Nigel Punter (UK), Sean McMullan (IRL) (Owner)
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
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Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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La Grange
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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La Grange
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74044
+44 -(0)7768 016931
Megrit Dinan area
5

A Beautiful Rural Haven

  • 5 out of 5
We spent four delightful nights at La Grange at the end of October. We had been looking for a peaceful getaway with our 2 year old daughter and my mum, which this house offers in abundance, and were blown away by the character, space and homeliness of this amazing property. We spent four extremely relaxing evenings lounging in the comfy old leather arm chairs drinking wine by the fireside and preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen. The games room saw some competitive action round the table tennis table too. We could quite happily have not left the house at all!

We really enjoyed trips out to medieval Dinan where we explored the old streets and took in the architecture, a very memorable visit to the Grand Aquarium in St Malo and a drive along the coast to Saint Lunaire. We also had some very pleasant walks down the nearby tracks to gather chestnuts.

I can't recommend this place highly enough for a relaxing break. We can't wait to go back for a second stay.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Grange
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74044
+44 -(0)7768 016931
Megrit Dinan area
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
5

Family Reunion In Brittany

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I recently returned from a week in Brittany. The occasion was a family gathering. I was my job to find lodging suitable for 8 family members (4 daughters, one father, 2 son-in-laws and a family friend). We choose the area around Dinan as our base because of the Beauty of Dinan itself and the closeness to many other historical points of interest (St Malo, Mt St Michelle etc..).
We rented all three structures within the Pehe compound. By doing so our family had plenty of room for quiet time and a central gathering location for family meals. We chose La Grange as our central gathering area due the spaciousness of the central living area, the amazing kitchen facilities and the huge fireplace. As we visited Pehe in the middle of October the fireplace was in operation every night.
My wife and I stayed in the Gite which was quite charming and comfortable. The rest of the family spread out over the remaining accommodations. Everybody in the family raved about their rooms.
I would highly recommend this property to anybody looking for a location to gather the family or a group of friends who want to explore Brittany.
I must mention the owners, Sean and Nigel, They were wonderful to deal with. They made our stay care free and provided a beautiful property in a magical location.

John and Denise
Boston, Massachusetts
USA
  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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La Grange
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74044
+44 -(0)7768 016931
Megrit Dinan area
England
5

The Gite

  • 5 out of 5
My other half and I stayed at the Gite for a couple of weeks in May and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. We have stayed in the area before but this is the first time in this accomodation. Booking was very straightforward, the information provided for the journey (if using Sat Nav the co-ordinates provided are spot on) was excellent and arrival was organised just as stated by the owner. The Gite is very well equipped and provides everything you need. Our only negative comment is that the couch is uncomfortable and would be a problem if you had to sit on it for long. However our weather was good and we spent most of our evenings after dinner out in the beautiful gardens. Definitely a place to put on the "will return" list.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
La Grange
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74044
+44 -(0)7768 016931
Megrit Dinan area
Wiltshire
5

Family Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
My family rented La Grange and The Farmhouse during the first week in August. Our party ranged in age from 1.5yrs to 80 yrs. We found the properties to be perfect for our needs, allowing plently of space for 8 children to run around both inside and out in safety, and for the adults to find their own space as well. La Grange has been renovated to a very high standard, and this became the family's main meeting and eating area. The Farmhouse proved to be adequate, but possibly in need of some further renovation to match La Grange. The area is absolutely superb, and we all thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local towns, and beaches. Such a stunning coastline!
Sean and Nigel have been really helpful and very kind in our quite complicated booking - I would recommend both them and their property to anyone.
Don't bother to take your own adult bikes - the selection there is brilliant. As to the ratings, I would rate La Grange as 'excellent' and The Farmhouse as 'good' in their present condition, but as a package for us, the value for money and accommodation was fantastic. If we get the opportunity, we would definately go back again. We even had our own glow-worm outside the front door every evening!
We self catered every evening (taking cooking in turns), and both kitchens are really well stocked with utensils. Needlesstosay, the dishwashers proved invaluable! The local supermarket in Dinan is massive, and has everything you could want, and the local bakery in Megrit served us well for croissant and sticks.
We were only there for a week, but Pehe quickly became home, and everyone in our party really enjoyed the holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
La Grange
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74044
+44 -(0)7768 016931
Megrit Dinan area
Washington, DC, USA
5

Rural Idyll

  • 5 out of 5
We had a really wonderful time in this extremely pictuesque, comfortable location. We travelled with another family, and there were three younger teenagers between us, who all had a ball. They especially enjoyed the freedom to explore, the lovely beaches, and my daughter got a chance to ride horseback in the village, which she loved, despite speaking no French!
We loved the countryside around, the coast, and especially the proximity to Mount St Michel and the Normandy beaches, which are great day trips.
The house itself is very comfortable and well-appointed, with beautiful views of the lake; we have wonderful memories of meals taken al fresco, on the outside patio. We also had fun eating marvellous seafood at some of the wonderful restaurants in the area.
The property was wonderfully maintained, with bikes and games, and the owners are accessible and very helpful.
We plan to return as soon as possible!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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La Grange
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p74044
+44 -(0)7768 016931
Megrit Dinan area
London
5

La Grange, Pehe

  • 5 out of 5
Our third stay at La Grange this year was our best yet. This is a character farmhouse which is very well kitted out to a high standard. The vaulted kitchen area, with its imposing fireplace, is a real feature and the bedrooms are a good size and comfortable. Outside, the very spacious garden provides a very scenic backdrop for eating al fresco, or reading a book to the evening sounds of birdsong. It would be quite easy spend the whole day there without leaving the grounds.

However, there is much to explore in around the area – we loved cycling around the local lanes using the bikes provided. The nearest village Megrit is very quiet, whereas Jugon Les Lacs is busier with more local shops, café and restaurant. However we haven’t eaten there so can’t vouch for it.

Further afield, the beaches are 30-40 minutes away – our favourite is St Cast Le Guildo, which has a great seafood restaurant overlooking the long promenade beach. Higher up the hill, there are a few smaller beaches in secluded bays – La Pissotte again a favourite, along with others at the spectacular Cap Frehel, Quatre Vaux, and Port Hue north of St Briac. Towns worth visiting include: St Malo and Cancale on the coast, historic Dinan inland, and the Breton capital of Rennes.

Shopping – dead easy, there are Super U stores in nearby Broons, as well as Plancoet and Matignon which you have to pass through if you’re heading for the sea.

The owners – Nigel and Sean – are extremely helpful. We’d definitely recommend La Grange.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
St. Malo
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Lamballe (TGV)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
N176
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

The property is set in a very private rural setting (about a dozen cars pass per day) and is situated 200m outside the hamlet of Péhé (no shops, about 10 houses / farmlets) and about 2km from the nearest town of Mégrit (a pleasant bicycle ride for baguettes). Plélan-le-Pétit is the nearest town (5km) for a medium sized supermarket, butcher, patisserie etc.

In Dinan you will also find the usual array of hypermarkets etc. Other larger centres are an easy drive away; St. Malo (40 minutes), Rennes (45 minutes) and St. Brieuc (35 minutes). Le Mont St. Michel is also a worthwhile day trip less than one hour away. Local attractions include an equestrian centre on the outskirts of Plélan-le-Pétit (5K) for pony treks and horse riding and at Jugon-les-Lacs (6K), water sports (canoeing, windsurfing, pedalo, yachting) and swimming pool.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Megrit, Dinan area

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Low Rate
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€400
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Christmas/ New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€900
for 7 nights
€900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Changeover €100
Pet Fee €20
Notes Notes:

1. Prices are per week. Saturday changeover – flexible start dates for off peak/ non summer periods (please ask).
2. All linen provided but bring your own towels.
3. Wood for the fire can be purchased at €15 per bag.
1. €100/£100 per holiday week booked confirms your reservation.
2. Full rental payment falls due 2 months prior to holiday start date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Megrit in Dinan area

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En Suite, Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En-Suite
  • The spacious accommodation sleeps 6 very comfortably. However additional accommodation for 2 adults/children can be provided on request.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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