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Character Gite - Walking, Cycling, Beaches, Medieval Dinan, Mont St.Michel

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Character Gite - Walking, Cycling, Beaches, Medieval Dinan, Mont St.Michel

This classic Breton 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 1.2 hectares / 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.

There is 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 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. Coastal walks and spectacular coastal scenery is a feature of this region. Coastal walks including Cap Frehel, from St Pabu (park on Plage de Caroual) to Erquy or west to le Val-Andre are also recommended. 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).

More Details

Owner
Nigel Punter (UK), Sean McMullan (IRL)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the World around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Character Gite - Walking, Cycling, Beaches, Medieval Dinan, Mont St.Michel
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
England
5

The Gite, Pehe

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Gite twice now and definitely recommend it as the perfect location for a holiday hideaway for two. It's set amongst beautiful countryside affording cycling or long walks on lanes that see one or two cars a day at most. The Gite is well appointed, comforatable and warm. On sunny days the gardens allow for lazy relaxing days with a bottle of local wine and a good book, perfect for unwinding. Lots to visit in the local area with the coast only 40 minutes away and the medieval town of Dinan 20 minutes. An array of shops and cafes are to be found but for us the value and quality of the local produce tempted us to self cater most of the time and eat al fresco.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0
Seattle, Washington, USA
5

Beautiful house in the beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had spent 6 days in Gite, and this was definitely one of the best vacations in our life. We'd been there at the end of November - beginning of December, there was lots of snow, and this was exactly what we wanted to see at this time of the year, we couldn't wish for a better weather.

The house had everything we needed - it was clean, warm, had all amenities, and that was all we needed. It's perfect for two people, although could probably accomodate up to four.

We had arrived late at night and had no problem finding the place, although GPS really helped us. The owners provided us with the GPS coordinates, and this helped us a lot.

The location of Gite is great - in the middle of rural France, there are two beatiful small towns very close - Dinan and Dinard, and the majestic Le Mont Saint Michel is within a pretty short drive.

For people who are looking for a romantic place to stay or want to explore the French culture this place is great. This is definitely not a place for the big city lovers or for those who is looking for some luxury accomodation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2010
  • Date of Stay: November 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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8 0
Wiesbaden
4

Leben wie Gott in Frankreich

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben gerade zwei Wochen in der Bretagne verbracht und es einfach nur genossen.

Das Ensemble steht irgendwo im Nirgendwo. Aber wenn man es einmal gefunden hat, findet man auch, was man gesucht hat: Ruhe, Entspannung und Erholung. Wir hatten in der ersten Woche traumhaftes Wetter und Frühstücken in der Morgensonne vor unserem Häuschen hat einfach dazugehört.

The Gite ist klein und schnuckelig, für zwei Personen super. Unten Küche, Sofa und ein Ofen (Feuerholz direkt neben dem Haus), oben finden sich ein Bad und das Schlafzimmer. Wenn man etwas kräftiger ist, könnte der Einstieg in die Dusche etwas beschwerlich werden (etwas sehr eng..). aber sonst passt es. Es ist alles etwas einfacher, aber es findet sich alles, was man braucht.

Wir haben jedenfalls das ganze kulinarische Programm der französischen Atlantikküste in der kleinen, überschaubaren Küchenzeile "abgearbeitet".

(Ein Tipp für Selberkocher: In St. Lunaire findet sich eine kleine Poissonerie mit einer ganz reizenden älteren Fischverkäuferin, die einem nicht nur mit Rat zur Seite steht, sondern auch ganz hervorragenden frischen Fisch anbietet. Die Muscheln sind der Knüller!)

Péhé liegt nicht weit entfernt von Dinan, einem der wenigen erhaltenen mittelalterlichen Städtchen. Sehr reizvoll, entspannt, gutes Eis (Ecke Rue Jerzual) - lädt einfach zum Verweilen ein. Der Markt jeden Donnerstag ist sehenswert.

Die Betreuung vor Ort, Pamela, spricht englisch und französisch und kümmert sich bei Problemen und Fragen wirklich sehr nett um alles.

Nicht zuletzt funktioniert die Kommunikation mit den Besitzern schnell und problemlos, sehr nett.

Wir jedenfalls waren nicht zum letzten Mal in der Bretagne.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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21 0
Frankfurt/Germany
4

Cosy property, calm area, relaxing pure

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 people coming to this property and I have to admit, it was quite an adventure, as we did not come from the direction indicated in the description. So we had to go to Plelan le Petit to find the place from there, the description is great! Arriving there late around 9 pm everything was prepared, but it was totally dark.

The place is very romantic and offers enogh space for two people, for 4 I' d call it rather cosy. The equipment of the kitchen was adequate and we frequently prepared excellent meals.

The property is in the middle of nowhere, which was wonderfully quiet and helped you to recharge the batteries, although the mobiles and blackberry's worked.

The bed was a little soft, and the couch wasn't really too comfortable, nevertheless the oven made a wonderful warmth. I think I spent one of my best vacations there and I would recommend the gite any time. It's not luxurious, but very original.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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15 1
Leigh on Sea, Essex, England
4

Gite Review

  • 4 of 5

This was our first Gite Holiday and we would certainly return. The Gite had all necessary amenities as detailed in the information received and the location is excellent with Plerin Le Petite having a good size Ecomarche supermarket.We used it as a base to visit places like St Malo, Dinan, Cap Frehel and Dinard and had one or two 'chilled out' days at the gite. Our own children are young adults and do n't holiday with us but other guests had children who seemed to enjoy the extensive grounds and safe and quite location.

All in all the holiday was very enjoyable and represented excellent value.

John

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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28 2
Heerlen Limburg Nederland
4

Authentiek

  • 4 of 5

Heel eenvoudige echt Franse gîte , mooi landelijk gelegen. Ong drie kwartier rijden naar fantastisch mooie “wad stranden “ bij eb. Winkels in Dinan, erg mooi Middeleeuws stadje.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lamballe
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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