Our recently renovated gite is spacious and offers home comforts throughout and also has a games room. 1 double & 1 twin. Plenty of space for cots. 2 bathrooms. Large family kitchen/diner. Cosy lounge with woodburner. Tranquil & secluded location. Perfect for exploring whole of Brittany.
THE PROPERTY: This peaceful retreat is the perfect location to relax, unwind and enjoy the unspoilt, traditional Breton countryside. With generous sized rooms, and plenty of light, the secluded gite, dating back to 1850, is ideal for families, couples or the independent traveller.
The ground floor is perfect for socialising with a spacious yet cosy lounge complete with original fireplace, wood burner, beamed ceiling and exposed stonework. There is English TV, Wii console & games, a DVD player with a selection of DVDs, books as well as board games. The newly fitted kitchen/diner is extremely well equipped and comfortably seats 6. There is also one bathroom with shower downstairs.
Stairs lead up to the first floor with 1 double and 1 twin bedroom with plenty of space in either for cots if needs be. A travel cot can be provided upon request. There is also a sizeable contemporary family bathroom with bath and shower over.
The whole property is a harmonious blend of modern practicality and traditional features. There is also access to a separate laundry room with washing machine, drying facilities, iron and ironing board ... if you have the urge to do your laundry whilst away!
The grounds are equally spacious and secluded with plenty to do for adults and children alike - all ages! With a private, fully fenced above ground pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.3m - summer months only), boules pitch, large climbing frame, swings and plenty of lawn for football, badminton or a game of cricket - there's plenty to keep everyone amused.
Within the grounds there is also a games room with table tennis, pool, air hockey and darts on offer. When you've had enough of the action, there's always the large terrace, outdoor furniture & BBQs to enjoy.
. English TV & DVD player
. Wii console & games
. Electric oven, gas hob
. Microwave, kettle & toaster
. Washing Machine
. Iron, ironing board & airers
. Highchair, travel cot & portable stairgate (upon request)
. Oil fired central heating & wood burner
. Bed linen & towels (beach towels not provided)
. Private above ground pool (summer months only)
. Games room
. Selection of books, DVDs and board games
. Outdoor furniture
. Parking for 4+ cars
This gite can only be booked on its own at certain times of the year. Please see calendar for availability.
For larger parties in high season, this idyllic gite can be booked together with our traditional and characterful detached farmhouse. See separate property listing #6871874.
THE LOCATION: Quiet and peaceful. The hamlet is made up of half a dozen houses with beautiful walks along the river and in the woods nearby. However, less than a 2 minute drive away is the quiet yet friendly village of Lanrivain with its boulangerie, small grocery store, post office, cafes and restaurant. St Nicolas du Pelem is 10mins away with all its amenities including supermarket, banks, newsagent, pharmacy, restaurants, municipal pool and sports facilities and the traditional Breton towns of Rostrenen and Bourbriac and easily reached within 15mins.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Less than 30mins drive away is the stunning Lake Guerledan with its pedalos, kayaking, boat trips, fishing, horse riding, small beach, cafes and restaurants. Equi-distance heading North is Guingamp with its restaurants, bars, traditional buildings with period facades, whisky distillery and lively festivals in July and August. With numerous quiet lanes in the area and the Nantes-Brest canal nearby, the area is fantastic for cycling and walking. Plenty of beautiful beaches and coves too within reasonable driving distance.
There really is something for everyone - markets are regularly held in many of the local towns and villages nearby selling fresh produce and Breton specialities. Festivals and events celebrating Breizh (Breton) culture often take place during summer months to which visitors are always welcome .
The beauty of being centrally located is that nowhere is too far. Most parts of Brittany and their key attractions are easily accessible. With a great, yet generally quiet road network, it's easy to explore the coastal areas and stunning beaches of Northern, Western and Southern Brittany as well as the larger attractions the area has to offer such as aquariums, castles, historic towns (Dinan, Josselin, Vannes to name but a few), water and adventure parks - each one a perfect day trip.We have plenty of visitor leaflets in the property as well as a comprehensive information pack to get the most out of your stay
GETTING THERE: The port of St Malo is the closest and approx. 1hr 40mins away. The crossings to Cherbourg and Caen are quicker but the drive to the property is further (Caen 2hrs 50mins & Cherbourg 3hrs 10mins). The nearest airport is Dinard which is approx 1hr 30mins away. There are also airports in Rennes and Nantes. The tunnel is another option, however the drive from Calais is approx. 6hrs.
OTHER USEFUL INFO: We don't live close by so you won't need to worry about us popping around - however, we can be contacted via phone or email and are more than happy to help in any way we can. We also have superb help living locally who can be called upon if you have any issues or need any assistance.
Whilst there is no WiFi available within the gite itself it is sometimes possible to get WiFi within the Laundry room !! - it supports functionality such as web browsing and checking emails ONLY.
Everything in the gite is set up for our visits but also with you in mind. No smoking. No pets. We should also point out that using equipment on site such as the pool, climbing frame, swings and games room is done so at guests' own risk. Please be kind and respectful and leave the property as you find it. If anything should get broken or damaged, please do let us know so that we can fix/replace for future visits.... or if you think of anything that we could improve, please let us know that too.
Guests who book with us can take advantage of a discount with Brittany Ferries. Please ask for details when ready to book your travel arrangements.