Les Chenes is a typical rural longere on the Normandy/Brittany border in France, near La Fontenelle and about 1 kilometre from the market town of Antrain.The new gite is a fully restored dwelling which originally was a milking parlour and is now furnished and fitted out in contemporary style. It has a large secluded and enclosed garden with a granite terrace and barbecue. At the front of the property is secure private parking. It is a peaceful location ideal for walking and cycling but within easy reach of all amenities and many wonderful places for sightseeing, including Mont St. Michel, the walled city and beaches of St. Malo, Dinard, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe, medieval Dinan on the River Rance, Mont St. Michel, the oyster port of Cancale and the shops and markets of Rennes.
Only 1 km away is the Foret de Villecartier, a leisure lake and forest with boat trips, pony rides, lakeside walks, treetop assault course, swings, and bar/restaurant. Only 15 minutes away is the Etang de Boulet which has a lovely lakeside beach with boating and café. Fougeres boasts a swimming pool complex with slides and whirlpools; there is 10 pin bowling at Dol de Bretagne a few km away.
The newly restored gite has 2 bedrooms; one has a double bed, the other has a double bed and bunk beds. There is a family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Downstairs there is a spacious living room/kitchen with fitted appliances: washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and built in electric oven and hob. The lounge area has leather settees in front of satellite TV.
The house is child friendly, with travel cot, high chair and stair gate available for guests.
In La Fontenelle and within walking distance is a very pleasant and friendly bar/restaurant. Opposite the bar is a public tennis court. In Antrain just a short distance away there is a supermarket, post office, boulangeries, pharmacies, banks and other facilities.
There is free wifi provided throughout the property. Towels and linen are provided.
There are plenty of family friendly activities in the area. Try the nearby theme park, Cobac Park at Lanhelin, the Grand Aquarium at St Malo and Alligator Bay at Pontorson only 10km away, an amazing collection of reptiles. There are several chateau nearby; try the chateau de la rouerie with animal park only 4 km away, and the chateau de bonnefontaine in Antrain.
In 2016 the Tour de France will start from nearby Mont St Michel so this is an ideal spot from which to take off and enjoy the start! The starting places for days 2 and 3 are also easily accessible.