Holiday house to let in village nr St Malo - BI002998

9.5/10
La Ville-es-Nonais (16km from Saint-Malo), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI002998 Advertiser since: 1 June 2012
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L'Ancienne Poste Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 cot

About this property

Beautiful Stone House in Charming Village. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This 4 bedroom house sits prominently in the centre of La Ville-ès-Nonais, a quiet, charming village situated between St Malo, Dinard and Dinan, on the Rance Estuary.
 
The house is a very short drive from the Northern coast of Brittany, offering easy access to the stunning beaches at St Lunaire and the famous oyster fishing bay at Cancale.
 
The name Ancienne Poste derives from the property's heritage, the building was at one time the village Post Office and cider-producing barn to the rear, which have now been beautifully incorporated into this 3 storey property. It comfortably sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms; has a very large living room with woodburner, a spacious kitchen with breakfast area and a large dining room in the cider barn.
 
Two private outdoor areas make this property superb for families with children.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large, fully-fitted and well equipped kitchen with double aspect windows overlooking the village boulangerie.

Dining options: medium kitchen table for 4/5; large oak dining table for 8/12.

Kitchen equipment: dishwasher, electric hob, oven, toaster, microwave, kettle, large fridge (freezer box).

Living rooms

Very large living room with 3 three-person sofas, 2 armchairs, coffee-table, fireplace with woodburner, music system with cd player and selection of boardgames.

Bedrooms

Top floor suite with large double bed, en suite shower room, window overlooking the village, Velux skylight and cot.

First floor main bedroom with beautiful Yves Delorme double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bunk bed room with chest of drawers and hanging storage, ideal for children.

Mezzanine bedroom with twin beds, hanging storage, drawers, window and Velux.

Bathrooms

Top floor en suite (shower, basin and wc) and first floor family bathroom (bath/shower, basin and wc).

Heating

Electric radiators with individual thermostatic controls in every room; woodburner in the lounge.

Entertainment

Music system with radio, cd and iPod connectivity, boardgames, beach toys, 3 bikes and a fishing rod.

Garden and outside

Inner courtyard: completely private with barbecue, wooden dining furniture, sunloungers and herb garden. Holds the sun into the early evening, warm with exterior lighting for evening dining.

Walled, raised patio with vine covered pergola looking into the village. Lovely for breakfast in the sun.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking spaces opposite and alongside the property.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for up to 2 families with children, or a group of friends. Comfortably sleeps 8 adults.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante Marine, Saint-Suliac
Distance: 3 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River
Name of nearest fishing location: Taden
Distance: 20 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Le Tronchet
Distance: 17 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Stables Des Perrières - 28 Rue d'Aleth, La Ville-ès-Nonais
Distance: 0.2 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Ville-ès-Nonais

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Jess Hitchen

We are Josh Morgan and Jess Hitchen and we run Morgan Jupe, a luxury ski chalet company based in Morzine, France. Established in 2012 we now operate 4 properties in Morzine and have just added L'Ancienne Poste to our portfolio, a house which has been in Josh's family for 25 years.<br/><br/>We believe in providing exceptional, friendly service from the moment a guest makes an enquiry to the moment they head home at the end of their holiday, ensuring that you have the most enjoyable week possible.

Year property purchased 1991
Why this location? Located in a quiet village with peaceful, friendly surroundings this house provides the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful coast and countryside of Northern Brittany.

Visit St Malo, Dinard and Dinan (to name just a few) within a 10 minute drive. Whether you're interested in sailing, walking, golfing, shopping, eating or sightseeing, there really is something here for everyone.
Unique benefits of property This beautiful house started life as 3 different properties; a town house, the village Post Office and a cider-making barn. It is now a charming and unique 4 bedroom house with 2 private outdoor areas, and plenty of living space for up to 10 guests.

The Owner Recommends

St Suliac

The nearby village of St Suliac is extremely pretty and offers a few great places to eat. The Crèperie La Guingette on the beach front has lots of outside seating and serves yummy galettes as well as a few other dishes in a casual environment. The Bistro de la Grève is a more formal restaurant at the other end of the Quai with indoor and outdoor seating; a great choice for lunch or dinner. The Ferme du Boucanier is a great spot for dinner but doesn't have much outdoor seating for lunch. The menu is interesting and offers something slightly different to the Breton classics.

Also in St Suliac is the sailing club, where you can hire windsurfs, dinghy's and catamarans.

Dinard

The seaside town of Dinard has a huge beach and lots of lovely cafés along the front. It's definitely worth visiting for the day as you'll also find lots of shops to peruse, as well as the local market and plenty of restaurants and bars.

Dinan

The historic town of Dinan is definitely one of the most attractive and best preserved small towns in Brittany. With its 1.8 mile (3km)-long ramparts, half-timbered houses, attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops, it’s worth a day of anyone’s time.

Cancale

Mention Cancale to a Frenchman or a foodie and the instant response will be ‘oysters’; the magnificent molluscs have been cultivated in this attractive fishing village for hundreds of years. There are also breathtaking views over the Baie de St Michel and scenic walks around the coast.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is about 45 minutes from the house by car and is definitely worth a visit if you have time.

1 Review
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Gillian 11 September, 2013

Good points
The house is spacious, clean and comfortable. We went with my parents and our 4 children and we had plenty of room. It is in a lovely quiet village with a delicious boulangerie directly opposite. The location of the house is perfect for visiting other towns with St Malo, Dinard and Dinan all close by. The house is also close to a supermarket and petrol station. The local beaches are also only a few minutes drive away and are all beautiful, our favourite was St Lancieux. We were worried that there was no TV in the house, especially with 4 children but we loved not having a TV and enjoyed playing the provided games and exploring the beautiful area. The free WiFi was beneficial, because we were able to research places to visit on the internet. Our family loved the house and would definitely return.