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Honeysuckle cottage, private pool ,family-friendly, Dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse with swimming pool in peaceful rural location.

The property is over 300 hundred years old and has a large garden, and the house itself has beams throughout. The garden has a covered decking area for outside eating and your own barbecue, and sun loungers, Games for the garden. Plenty of parking space. Gravel courtyard which has a second seating area which is also covered. Welcome pack. Above ground swimming pool. Two double bedrooms and another double with two single beds.

About Us

Nick and Pip Phillips
La Bas Vaucerre
35420 Monthault
VAT Reg No

Nick and Pip Phillips
Member since: 2013
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:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Nick and Pip Phillips

We are a sociable couple who enjoy travel, both abroad and at home, walking our dogs, cycling, visiting markets, visiting sites of historical or natural interest, eating out and the fine wines of France. Over the years, we have stayed in many self-catering properties; our experiences have given us high expectations of holiday homes, which are reflected in Honeysuckle Cottage.

Until recently, we both worked in education, Nick as a Secondary Headteacher and Pip as an English and Drama teacher. We both enjoyed our careers and are now looking forward to a different pace of life. As the new owners, we are always open to suggestions on how we can improve your holiday!

Nick and Pip Phillips purchased this cottage in 2018

Why Nick and Pip Phillips chose Monthault

We bought the property which is a 300 year old stone farmhouse to semi-retire in a beautiful, tranquil location.

There are many places to visit, places to cycle and walk, good shops, markets and restaurants.

The house is in a little village with good access to a variety of places of interest and beaches. 30 min from Mont St Michel.

What makes this cottage unique

The property benefits from being spacious, characterful and in a peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful countryside, whilst having all of the advantages of a larger town 10 minutes away. The property is in a small hamlet consisting of 3 houses. There is a shop/bar/restaurant and a 12th century church approximately 1km away. There are lovely walks from the village.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Monthault around the Ille-et-Vilaine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, toilet and hand basin, heated towel rail, wall-cabinet, floor-cabinet and mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Heated towel rail and fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Heated towel rail and fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Fan
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-double bed,wardrobe, bedside cabinet with bedside lamp, chair and fan. Bedroom 2-double bed, wardrobe,bedside cabinet with bedside lamp, chair and fan. Bedroom3- two single beds wardrobe, bedside cabinet with bedside lamp, chair and fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Changeover day Sat to Sat Arrival time 3pm Departure 10am Outside: Covered decking area with table and 6 chairs, barbecue, sun loungers, another small covered area with table and chairs, parking area for up to 3 cars, outdoor games, badminton, etc. above swimming-pool. dart board, . Utility Room: Washing machine can be used at small additional cost. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels included replaced once a week, cleaned when vacant, beach towels not included. Other: Upstairs landing with sideboard and seating area. leaflets of places to go and of interest.


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Honeysuckle cottage, private pool ,family-friendly, Dog friendly
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Lovely,clean and well equipped Gite.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in the property.The gardens and Gite are lovely and Nic and Pip went out of their way to make us welcome as they were close by.We also loved Alfie and Gracie who visited us .A car is essential for this area as it is a very rural location.We did think we could walk to the nearby village or commune as it is known ;Monthault but when we went there on several occasions the shop/restaurant / bar (the same building!) was always shut,this was one of our criteria when booking a property to be able to walk to some amenities nearby.

Maybe Nic and Pip may be able to liaise with the shop/restaraunt owner to ascertain opening hours.Having said that there is plenty to do within driving distance,Dinan is lovely , the Gardens in Fougeres and the St Hilaire Wednesday market were highlights also.

In conclusion a holiday in Honeysuckle cottage, I can thoroughly recommend as its peaceful and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely characterful cottage with fabulous garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing week in a peaceful country setting. The cottage is extremely comfortable and well-equipped, with excellent facilities for children including a great pool, which looks out on the pretty French countryside. There are plenty of lovely sandy beaches within easy driving distance, and interesting local towns to visit. Our children (ages 7 and 9) particularly enjoyed the local theme park Ange Michel (15 mins drive). The hosts, Pip and Nick, made us very welcome and we were most grateful for the welcome pack on the first evening which included local cider, wine, bread, milk, jam and biscuits. We would definitely recommend staying at Honeysuckle Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, everything we wanted, pool and gardens lovely, lots of areas to sit and enjoy breakfast or bbq. Places of interest within easy driving distance, would definitely recommend.

Pip and Nick very helpful and obliging.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the gardening tips.
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Wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle Cottage nestles in the picturesque and tranquil French countryside. The cottage has been renovated to a high standard and the kitchen is well equipped. The large garden has several seating areas to choose from and a well maintained, good sized above ground pool, which we and our 9 year old spent many happy hours in!

Pip and Nic are excellent hosts who ensured that we had an amazing stay.

The cottage is well situated for exploring Brittany.

We had a fantastic holiday and are planning to return next year. We highly recommend Honeysuckle Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you and your family staying in our gite and hope to see you again next year.
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Perfect, so peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our property was perfect. Very well equipped and we didn't want for anything. Nic and Pip were extremely helpful and on hand to help us, nothing was too much trouble. Our gite was very comfortable and the garden was enormous. The pool was lovely and cool and the garden very well presented. We had a huge BBQ area and lots of lovely relaxing seating all around the garden. We drove to some lovely interesting towns nearby, and there were quiet relaxing walks out from out gite. Thanks Nic and Pip for a lovely stay. xxx

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you all had such a lovely time, it was a pleasure to meet you all and to have you stay in our gite. We hope to see you back again in the future. Thank you for your kind words.
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Charming gite with outstanding outside space.

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle cottage is a charming gite which has been renovated to a high standard and comes with all you need for your stay. The outside space and gardens are outstanding. Lots of places to visit locally but if you get the weather the garden and pool will make for a perfect day at the cottage. Rosemary and Ian were very friendly and helpful during our stay. Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Dinan or Rennes
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Mont Saint Michel is 35 mins driving.

Granville 45 mins driving.

ST Malo 55 mins driving from St Malo you can get a ferry to Guernsey.

Small local beaches 40 mins drive.


Dinard airport 1 hour car hire can be arranged at airport

Ferry port of Caen-1 hour 15min

Calais-4hours 30min

Car recommended


Monthault, 10 min walk,

Medieval town Fougères 20 min,

St Hilaire, 15min, Weds market.

St James 15min-American Cemetery

Dinan 50min-Thursday market, Medieval town

St Malo 50min- walled city

water park-15 mins

ww2 beaches-1hour and 15 mins

Further Details:

Monthaut -shop/bar/restaurant

Avrancnes-supermarket, banks, shops, restaurants

St Hilaire-supermarkets, banks, shops, restaurants, swimming baths, park

Fougères-Chateau-supermarket, banks, Chinese restaurant, shops


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Monthault,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
29 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mar Apr
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sch Holidays
20 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £125
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Thank you on your interest on making a booking. A deposit of 25% is payable and is non-refundable, balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date, in the advent of cancellation after that date no refund will be made. Late booking, those made within 10 weeks of start of holiday must be paid in full straight away. A returnable breakage deposit of £125 (separate cheque) is required
with your final payment to be refunded one week after your departure, subject to property inspection.

Changeover Day:
Sat to Sat
Arrival time- 3pm
Departure - 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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