House in Evran, Nr. Dinan, Cotes D'armor, Britanny, France - Situated Near The Centre Of The Rural Village Of Evra
- English, French
About Heather Depuis
Hi ..My name is Heather Depuis and have lived in France for 17years.I have been an interior designer for over 20 years and I designed and created this houseas our family home. Children have all grown up now and off doing there own thing so I have decided it would be nice to rent it to other big families. Its a great place for lots of people .. very large rooms... bright and colourful. Its not a luxury 'shabby chique' nicely floors etc.The house was featured in Period Living magazine and was the location for Rachel Koo 's ' Little French Kichen' cookery book photo shoot. I hope you will like it ..I will be very happy to welcome you to my home. Heather. "Heather was such a lovely host... always available and willing to help. Her house was charming and cosy, we had a really nice stay there (a long week-end, group of 11 people) and we all had our own space. I would definitely recommand it to any group of friends or big family willing to gather in a lovely area, especially if the weather is good!"
Why Heather Depuis chose Évran
Evran is a typical Bretonne village with banks, bakeries,bars and a great little supermarket. The beautiful 'Rance' (canal) runs through it with its towpath providing lovely walks or bike rides. There is a public tennis court just down the its a 10 minute walk to the lake where theres a little beach sport courses and fishing. The midieval town of Dinan is a 10 min drive and many beautiful beaches including Dinard, St Malo and Cancale (famous for its Oysters) are all within half an hour. The magnificent city of Rennes is 30 mins away.There are plenty of golf courses in the area and an equestrian cente nearby.The famous 'Mont St Michel' is 45 mins away. We have loved living in this area as there are so many places within easy reach.
What makes this House unique
The house is situated on the edge of the village,within walking distance to the shops and saturday market. Its private without being isolated. Theres a superb Creperie serving the local bretonne speciality in the next vilage and of course Dinan is packed with wonderful restaurants and shops. We are close to the ferry port of St Malo... and Caen and Cherbourg are now an easy 2 hour drive.Local airports would be Dinard and Rennes ( 1/2 hr.) and Brest (2hrs) Nantes is 1 1/2 hours away. You could also fly to Paris and come to Rennes by TGV (2hrs) Eurostar via Paris can get you here less than 5 hours !
Absolutely no 'wipes' ( hygiene, baby etc) or anything other than toilet tissue must be put down the toilets in the property.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Nice, warm, comfortable, big house, rest
It was a big house. Good enough for the twelve of use.
Most of the time we stayed in the kitchen. It was lovely, warm and comfortable.
Each room was big. Some of them with a shower.
The garden was also big too.
There was a swimming pool. But we didn’t used it. The weather was very cold. To bad for us!
The furniture and cooking material were old, but we could use it.
Heather is a very nice person. If something was wrong, she immediately helped us of get a solution.
She asked us a couple a times how we are doing. Do we need anything etc. She is very helpful.
Thank you Joan for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure to receive you at my house. Its so good to see all the different generations of the family holidaying together.
I'm glad you liked the house and were comfortable. The kitchen is the original old bread oven of the village and I purposely have old copper pans and kitchenalia around to give an original and authentic touch. I enjoy cooking with them and the authentic atmosphere it creates.
It was a pity you didn't get to use the pool as prior to your stay we had a heat wave for several weeks as in most of europe. Hopefully next time. I'm a tiny bit disappointed in the 3 stars you awarded me as I was generous enough to give you 5 and this may have a detremental effect for my future rentals. I always do my utmost to ensure people enjoy a special time here.
Thanks once again for choosing my property out of so many. I would be very happy to see you again here one day.
Stayed for two weeks in this large spacious converted farmhouse, it was bright roomy and had lovely tiled floors downstairs, the kitchen was large with a central island / dining area ,it was a typically stylish and quaint French farmhouse kitchen , the pans which were large and made of iron added to the experience , the huge living dining room was comfortably furnished and was bright with plenty of natural light from the huge windows , three on each side of the room.
The upstairs had five bedrooms , three with on suite showers plus a separate bathroom and laundry room and there was also a downstairs shower and toilet .
Pleasant gardens with a huge table and chairs plus a barbecue,
The outside pool was a bit of a disappointment as it is not heated so on some days when there was not a lot of sun it was too cold to swim in .
Locally there is beach / children's play area approx 20 mins walk , the village centre 10 mins walk away has a butchers and bakers plus a couple of nice bars/ restaurants and there is a supermarket 5 mins drive away .
Everyone enjoyed their stay in this comfortable house in a nice quiet French Village
Thank you Henek for this lovely review. It was a real pleasure to meet you and Sheila and your son's family. So pleased you liked the house. Will definately take on board your comments about the pool. In the 18 years we've been here we never felt the need to heat it with the hot summers. Unfortunately the weather had waned a little at the time of your visit but will give it some serious thought for next year.
Thank you so much for choosing my house for your holiday and very much hope to see you again on a future trip to Brittany.