Ty Mad is situated in the quiet village of Plenee-Jugon, surrounded by the pretty countryside of northern Brittany. The cottage stands in half an acre of enclosed garden, with lawns and mature fruit trees. It has the advantages of being private and centrally located, making it an ideal family holiday home. The lakeside town of Jugon-Les-Lacs is 10 minutes drive and offers fishing, boating and bike hire as well as a heated outdoor and in door swimming pool and tennis courts. Further a field is the medieval town of Dinan 30 minutes, with its castle walls, timbered buildings and port. The beaches of the emerald coast are just over half an hours drive away.
Cottage in Plenee-Jugon, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Rural Location near Jugon Les Lacs, Ideal for a Family Holiday
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Jan 2019
About Julie Schofield
I live in Yorkshire and I like to spend time in France. Ty Mad originally belonged to the village Miller who had it built in the 1950's. It retains many of its original features, beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace but it has a new roof, a new heating system and has been completely re-wired. What attracted me to the cottage was the chalet style of the property, unlike a lot of Brittany cottages it has big windows which make the rooms light and airy. The cottage also has a fantastic garden, with lawns and fruit trees. I enjoy my trips to the Ty Mad and I strive to provide a great holiday experience for my guests.
Julie Schofield purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Julie Schofield chose Plénée-Jugon
Ty Mad is located in the pretty countryside of northern Brittany and is within easy access of a number of places. The lakeside town of Jugon-les-lacs is just 5 miles away. It has a heated open air swimming pool and you can go boating on the lake, there is also a selection of good restaurants. The medieval town of Dinan is just under 30 minutes drive, you can look around the many shops or take a boat ride along the river. I like to go on Thursday mornings to the market for the fresh local produce and then have lunch at the artisan creperie. The emerald coast is only 35 minutes drive, there are seven different beaches and you can chose to go to one of the more secluded beaches or you can go to one of the established resorts and take part in activities such as diving or beach volley ball.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage stands in half an acre of garden which has the advantage of being centrally located in a village with all the amenities and being secluded as it is hidden from view by surrounding walls. This makes for a peaceful and relaxing holiday with the convenience of the local shops and bars. The village bakery is just round the corner from the cottage and I like to go there in the morning for freshly baked bread and croissants. The central location of Ty Mad also makes it a great place from which to experience French life and culture. There are a number of holiday homes in the village but Plenee-Jugon is still a working French village and there are a number of events which take place throughout the year in Plenee-Jugon and surrounding villages such as musical evenings and cycle races.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A wonderful, relaxing stay with an enchanting garden.
We were blessed with superb weather for our stay so we made the most of the wonderful garden, and loved the birdsong each morning. The cottage was comfortable and we felt really relaxed after our week. Good too to be able to stroll into the village and find at least one boulangerie open each day for fresh bread and cakes. Not every restaurant was open, but we discovered a great creperie just a short drive away at Dolo. The directions to the cottage were clear and we had no problems either gaining access or during our stay, so it was all very stress free, thanks to Julie and Shirley. Ty Mad was the perfect base for exploring the area which we did not know too well, with the coast and places like Dinan and St Malo within easy reach.
Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
Comfortable stay . Lovely with adog
Good location, all amenities in village. Superb garden. Lots of hazelnuts. One drawback is having to bring bedding and towels. Don't forget your mosquito treatment. Overall a lovely house.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
Well equipped cottage in peaceful surroundings
Had everything anyone could want. Like a home from home
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Very disappointed and unable to recommend it.
We enjoyed visiting the coastal resorts.
I am sorry to hear you had a problem with a loose curtain rail. I have had a work man out to look at it and it is now secure. I will buy and fit a new one as soon as possible.
The house and garden was perfect for our stay
The house was perfect for my stay in Brittany. Charming house with many facilities, including modern kitchen. Generous garden for outdoor space and easy access to the lovely coastal resorts and Dinan. etc. A very comfortable and pleasant place to stay...will go again!
Lovely place to stay
We were very impressed with every aspect of the cottage, from easy access to the key (via a key box) to the overall cleanliness of the whole place. It was in a great location for traveling out each day, and had good amenities in the village, bar tabbac , bakery and supermarket with petrol station. The garden was wonderful for the dog, if a little overgrown in parts, and very quiet except for the birds singing, great for us as we wanted a place to unwind and relax in February.
The cottage had a large lounge with wood burner, WIFI was excellent as was the light bright kitchen, lovely space to sit for breakfast. We would highly recommend the cottage and hope to return soon.
The long sandy beaches of the emerald coast are 35 minutes drive away. St. Cast is a blue flag beach and is great for small children there are also lots of other lovely beaches on this coastline. Most of them are good for exploring rock pools and there are impressive walks along the cliffs.
The cottage is only 40 minutes drive away from Dinard airport and 50 minutes from Rennes airport both of which have regular flights from the UK. There are a number of car hire firms operating from the airports and car hire can easily be booked on line before you travel. If you wish to travel in your own car the ferry port of Saint-Malo is just 50 minutes drive.
Jugon-Les-Lacs is just 10 minutes drive away and the historic town of Dinan is 30 minutes away. The village is within two miles of the motorway making it easy to access St-Brieuc and Rennes (Capital of Brittany). It is also easy to visit Paris by high speed rail link from Lamballe.
The village 'patisserie' is just around the corner and there is a supermarket, pharmacist, and cash point machine within easy walking distance.
There are a couple of bars in the village, a cafe which is open at lunch time and a Pizzeria which is open in the evening. In Jugon-Les-Lacs there are a number of restaurants.
There are ten mountain bike cycle tracks of different level and distance situated in and around Jugon. Bikes can be hired from Chalet Sports Nature at Jugon-Les-Lacs. They also provide supervised courses for beginners.
Jugon-Les-Lacs is also a great place for lake and river fishing. The main spots for angling are Lake Jugon and Lake Arguenon, where you are able to catch carp, trout, pike and zander. Fishing permits, boats and lessons in angling are all available from la Maison de la Peche.
Changeover day is Saturday but there could be some flexibility so please ask.