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Beautifully Restored Detached Stone House

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Four Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms - Sleeps up to Eight, plus baby

Situated in its own grounds in a hamlet between Megrit and Jugon Les Lacs. Jugon is a ‘petit cite de caricature de Bretagne’. The medieval town of Dinan is 20 minutes away and the northern coast (including ferry at St Malo) is 40 minutes.

The house is built in stone and enjoys a large garden. Ground floor: New Kitchen/Breakfast room, Dining room (one wall of renovated stone with decorative arch and large Breton fireplace), Study, Living room, (wood burning stove), bathroom and laundry room. First Floor: 3 double bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin/double), and 3 bathrooms all ensuite. Second Floor: 1 huge double bedroom and ensuite living room (suitable for family). FREE ENGLISH and FRENCH SATELLITE TV and FREE WI FI INTERNET. A heated communal outdoor swimming pool is just 5 minutes away by the side of the lake in high season.

Property Location: Le Tertre de Fresne is situated in its own enclosed, extensive grounds in a very quiet hamlet mid-way between the picturesque towns of Megrit and Jugon Les Lacs. A tarred single-track road leads to the hamlet, which contains about 10 houses, including a working dairy farm (ideal for children!). Megrit and Jugon are both about 5 minutes away by car and contain a number of local shops and other facilities. Jugon, in particular, is a really pretty town. It is a ‘petit cite de caractere de Bretagne’, with a lovely traditional town square with a boulongerie (for freshly baked croissants etc!), charcuterie, grocery, post office and banks. The town also contains a number of excellent restaurants, including a creperie, and traditional French bistro with set menus from about 10 Euro (we recommend this one particularly highly!). Jugon also has swimming and sporting facilities.

Local Attractions: About 20 minutes away is the medieval town of Dinan, which contains numerous restaurants, cafes, art and craft shops, medieval sites (castle, walls, churches etc.). The town is divided into two; the main part is surrounded by medieval walls and castle, with lovely cobbled streets and out door cafes. The second part is located around the small port on the river, with more restaurants and boat cruises to St Malo, Dinard or even the Channel Islands. Dinan also has a superb hyper-market on its outskirts (Le Clerc) which is open 6 days a week, including lunchtimes! The property is very conveniently located for reaching the northern coast. Resorts such as Dinard, St Jacut, Erquy etc, with their great beaches, are all a maximum of 40 minutes away. There are also many inland sites reachable within roughly the same time such as medieval Josselin and Moncontour.

Getting there: The closest channel port is St Malo, which is only 40 minutes away, but Cherbourg, Caen etc (with their faster crossings) are still only 3 hours drive away. It is possible to come via the Channel Tunnel, but be prepared for about a 6 hour drive!

The nearest airport is Dinard which is only 40 minutes away. Rennes is the next closest at about an hour and it takes approximately 4 - 5 hours to drive from Paris (all autoroute, except the last few miles)

More Details

Owner
Stuart and Julia Bryan
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. We found everything at the house to be perfect. Beautiful house and garden. Thank you so much for the stay.
Aug 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jugon-les-Lacs in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Family room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Double - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Long shower
    Double - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 4 bathrooms in the house and they all have been recently renovated. There is plenty of hot water for all.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Huge room
    Green - 1 Large Double Bed
    Yellow - 1 Large Double Bed
    Grenier - 1 Large Double Bed , Huge room
  • 1 huge family bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 1 cot, I double with ensuite including long (double) shower, 1 twin/double with ensuite toilet and shower and 1 double in grenier with ensuite living area. There is a fourth family bathroom downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kitchen contains a new induction electric hob with separate built in oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine in laundry room. There is a breakfast table with 6 chairs. Dining room with a large Rosewood dining table and 6 chairs, with one wall of renovated stone with decorative arch and a large, open Breton fireplace on the other side(wood provided). Living room, which contains a working wood burning stove, beamed ceiling, sofas and chairs, TV/Video/DVD, portable CD player. There is a large collection of DVDs , CDs and books in the house for perusal. French windows to gravel garden area. Bathroom and laundry room. Upstairs: Two double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, 1 Master Bedroom with ensuite and dressing room, including TV and video. Second Floor: large double bedroom with ensuite living area, including TV and video

Reviews

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Beautifully Restored Detached Stone House
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 41 reviews
5

Excellent - this property is a hidden jewel and I

  • 5 of 5

Stuart and Julia guided and supported us through the booking process and answered all questions promptly. The directions to the property were accurate and although the house is located in a small hamlet away from main roads and towns, we found it easily after a fairly long drive from Calais. The photographs on the website do not do this property justice. It is quite simply amazing and everything we hoped for. The house is huge with lovely rooms and furnishings and the kitchen had all mod cons. The garden, well gardens actually, provide privacy but a lovely setting. Brittany is such a lovely area and Dinan and St Malo are a must and are both less than 45 minutes away at most. Jurgon Les Lacs is also a must and that is much closer - as are supermarkets and petrol etc. I highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning here on holiday again. Thank you to Stuart and Julia who were excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review from July 2018, which has confirmed that we are always striving to provide our guests with the best possible experience. As a number of guests have mentioned that the pictures do not do the house justice, we will try to take some new ones over the next few days, as the weather is so perfect.
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5

Fun in Brittany

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed a week in this lovely house with my friends. It has been renovated to a high standard with all mod cons. There is plenty of room for all with 4 bathrooms and plenty of hot water for all. The weather was fantastic so we really enjoyed the huge gardens and played many games of badminton and croquet. We also went boating on Jugon Les Lacs which is just 5 minutes away by car and went to many of the stunning beaches about 30 minutes away. I really had a great holiday in rural Brittany. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time, especially the graden, so much and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5

Large,very comfortable old farm house,

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with level of comfort and facilities both at the house and beeches within a 30 mile drive, it was clean throughout and as I am disabled was able to manage with ease

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.
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5

Wonderful Rural Retreat, with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this property, which was exactly what we expected. This is really rural France, which is what we wanted, and we loved the extensive gardens, which are really well kept. There are so many different areas for the kids to explore.

The house is huge and the pictures really do not do it justice. It has so much character that you really do feel that you are in a different era, but with all the mod cons that you need, including good internet, UK and French satellite TV, dishwasher etc and a very well stocked kitchen. The whole experience was totally realaxing.

Thank you Julia and Stuart for allowing us to use your home. We will certainly recommend it to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumatic..worst experience I have ever had on a holiday

  • 1 of 5

With my wife and two friends who had never been to France, we planned to stay at Les Vignes for 21 days.

From the description of the property and it's location it seemed ideal for us.

To say our stay has been very disappointing is a gross understatement...it was tantamount to disastrous.

The overall cleanliness of the property left a lot to be desired (the BBQ needs condemned, the place was covered in cobwebs, the doors didn't close properly etc. etc.) and whilst described as 5 minutes from the village of Jugon Les Lacs it was more like a 10/15 minute drive!

Ther was no telephone signal and no wifi connection......facilities which were crucial to our stay and clearly advertised.

This fact was immediately made known to the owner at the outset but it took almost a week to convince him of this.

At the end of our first week there was a thunderstorm while we were away from the property and on our return the TV lounge and the study were flooded and rendered out of use.

This necessitated a move out of the property for the two weeks remaining of our holiday to another farmhouse on the outskirts of Jugon Les Lacs which the manager sourced for us. This property was pre-booked by other clients for the final three days of our holiday and we had to move again!

The upheaval cost us another two days of our stay

Whilst the owner funded the cost of our remaining accommodation there has been no apology except by his manager who was extremely sympathetic to our situation, but there has been no offer of any compensation.

The very least we could have expected is a refund for the days we spent in Les Vignes and the two days lost in transferring to other properties...a total of 9 days and a personal apology from the owner.

We are all in our 70's and found the whole experience both traumatic and potentially health threatening.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to give our guests the absolutely best holiday experience and so do our house managers, who go out of their way to support our clients, which I suppose is reflected in our 31 previous 4 and 5 star reviews, including earlier this season. The house managers stated that they had cleaned the property to a very high standard, but I am sure that a few cobwebs may still have been present in such a large and characterful property, and they will certainly do their best to get all of them next time. There was, indeed, a problem with the internet service provider during the stay, but we got this fixed as quickly as we could and the wifi is now back to normal. We have never had any comments before regarding mobile phone connection, but this is rural France and the house has thick stone walls, which I suppose may affect reception in some places. There was also a torrential thunderstorm during this week, which led to some flooding on the floor of the study, and thus we have carried out some exterior drainage work to ensure (as best we can) that, even in the worst thuderstorm, no ground water enters the house again. In light of this, we did provide full compensation, which was agreed to, by moving these clients into alternative accommodation, which was much more expensive than what they had originally paid. This reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality holiday experience and you can rest assured that we will always go out of our way to support our clients as best we can.
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Had a lovely week in a peaceful idyllic setting. Fantastic value for money.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a family break in this lovely stone cottage. There was loads of space for all 9 of us. We were able to visit many beautiful places including St Malo, St Cast le Guido beaches, the impossibly pretty town of Dinan as well as charming Jugon les Lac. We enjoyed the house which was great for enjoying a family BBQ in a pretty setting. We all had fun playing badminton too. Great value for money, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your fantastic review.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Jugon Les Lacs
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Plelan Le Petit
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Jugon Les Las
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Jugon-les-Lacs, Cotes d'Armor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Includes all water and electric charges and normal cleaning. A deposit of 100 pounds will be required with the booking and the balance and a refundable security deposit of 200 pounds will be required eight weeks before the holiday. Linen and towels can be provided at an extra cost of 12 euros per person but please make it clear that you need this service upon booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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