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I’m so pleased I found this holiday home. The owners are lovely, and we got on very well. Laurence the lady speaks some English I speak some French so between us we were more like friends. My young adult nephews thought she was a lovely person too. A week wasn’t enough really because we found we were only a mile and a half from the coast road leading to Cancale. If your a seafood lover your in heaven!! Oyster beds everywhere the fish and seafood are exceptional. We found a shack with a pull in off the road and had a huge bowl of moules mariniere with local Breton cider for not a lot of money. Also Dol Bretagne is a fantastic medieval town with excellent shops and restaurants. In la Fresnais there is a Boulangerie selling fresh artisan bread from early morning and fantastic patisserie. The supermarket for a local one is very well stocked. Your on the outskirts of the village so if your fit it’s a 20 minute walk otherwise 5 minutes in the car. Your only 15 minutes from St Malo too. The property has 3 king sized (French) beds one on the ground floor. There is a wood burning stove but we never needed to use it. The kitchen is well equipped. The shower room is lovely too. The Gite is very comfortable. There are so many places you can eat in or out on the verandah or the picnic table. The garden goes on for ever and little tables and chairs or sunloungers are placed at intervals for quiet reflection. There are chickens at the bottom but the garden is so big you can’t hear them from the house. We had to push ourselves to leave the garden and the pool to sightsee especially when it was hot. We would definitely return and were so lucky to have found Laurence and Jacky and their Ebony Orchard Gite.
The property was absolutely ideal for us (Husband and Wife in our late 50's), close to the TGV station (15mins walk), even closer to the beach (2 mins walk) and just 10 mins walk to the old town. The property had everything we needed, it was spotlessly clean, great WiFi and so quiet, as the balcony faces into an enclosed quadrangle of other similar properties with the balcony on the same level as a 1st floor level plants and trees. The property entrance faces towards a quiet Quay, with the occasional luxury yacht moored up, then turn immediate right at the next street and you are on the vast sea front with what must be 2Km of spotlessly clean sandy beach (very impressed - no litter whatsoever). We frequently walked the entire length of the promenade or just wading along the beach back again, as even at high-tide there is still plenty of sand. There are a few hotels that have bars/restaurants right on the promenade (great for a cheeky lunch time 1/2 carafe). The old town is wonderful, walking the ramparts is a must to get a really good orientation of the city, it has a "Carrefour" (for essentials), and the town simply comes to life at night, with street musicians etc. We never had a poor meal, but its not cheap, the Pound's slump against the Euro unfortunately made some of the restaurant menus seem quite expensive, but always great food and service. One last thing, a boat trip to Dinard was really nice, walking along the wide coastal path and seeing some more wonderful beach at Plage de l'Ecluse, with very British looking wooden changing huts which made us smile, oh and free toilets everywhere. We loved St Malo and the apartment didn't disappoint. So thank you Laurence and Thierry you made us feel very welcome, it was a pleasure to stay at your property and we simply loved St Malo.