Holiday cottage for rental in Brittany - BI003263

9.7/10
Le Ferre (76km from Saint-James), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI003263 Advertiser since: 22 April 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Pas Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Idyllic Barn Conversion in a Tranquil Setting. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Le Pas is a newly redecorated barn conversion. The building dates back to before 1798. There are many exposed oak beams along with lots of the original walls still exposed.
 
There is a comfortable open plan galleried living area including a kitchen and dining area. There are all the modern day living items you would expect, such as flat screen tv (with UK channels), dvd blueray player (with a good selection of dvds), microwave, coffee-maker and dishwasher.
 
Le Pas has 2 well appointed bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and the other with 2 singles. There is a large shower room just across the hall from the master bedroom.
 
Outside there is a patio area with table, chairs and sunloungers. There is also barbecue and outside games like badminton and cricket.
 
Just a short walk from the village of Le Ferre with its bar/tabac and boulangerie, Le Pas is in an ideal spot to explore beautiful Brittany and Normandy. The nearest beach is a 30 minutes drive away as is the wonderful Mont St Michel. St James is 3km away with bars, shops, restaurants, banks and supermarket. The historic town of Fourgeres is just 20 minutes with its famous castle.
 
There is easy access to the main A84 with Rennes being just 40 minutes away.

Please note there is an extra charge for heating between the months of October to May. Please contact us for details.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Le Pas has a modern kitchen, with gas hob, electric fan oven, microwave, fresh coffee-maker and dishwasher.

Living rooms

There are 2 comfortable sofas a flat screen hd tv (wIth UK Channels) and dvd player with a selection of dvds. There is also a selection of books and games.

The space is bright and airy with exposed oak beams and views to the garden.

Bedrooms

Main bedroom has a double bed with fitted wardrobe and dressing table.

The second bedroom has 2 single beds along with a fitted wardrobe also.

Bathrooms

Bathroom has a wc, sink and a large walk-in shower.

Entertainment

We have both indoor and outdoor games for your use.

Garden and outside

A patio is located to the front of the property with table, chairs, sunloungers and a barbecue.

Parking and garages

Parking is provided right outside the gite.

Visitor suitability

Le Pas is not suitable for the disabled, due the design of the building.

Facilities

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Le Ferre
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Dol De Bretagne
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St George
Distance: 5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Several with the nearest being in St James 3kms away.

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Karl Shaw

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? We chose Brittany for its easy links back to the UK, as sadly we do have to leave here from time to time and with Dinard just 45mins from us and Stansted a 50min flight away its almost like catching a bus! Also the area is just plain beautiful, full of wonderful little villages and some great towns to boot.
Unique benefits of property Le Pas is ideally located on the boarder of Normandy, so offers easy access to some great town, both in land and by the sea. There are also some fantastic beach within easy reach.

The Owner Recommends

Fougeres

Fougeres town is just a 15 minute drive from Le Pas and has one of the oldest castles in France.

Mont St Michel

Sometimes discribed as the 7th wonder of the world! Mont St Michel is well worth a visit, with its cobbled streets, stunning views and Monastry.

Rennes

Any visit to Le Pas should include a trip to Rennes the capital of Brittany, with its Grand Parliment Building, shops and restaurants.

2 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 7.5
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9.7 / 10 Russell Smith 1 August, 2016

We stayed at Le Pas for a week in July 2016 with our 8-year old twin girls. After sailing overnight from Portsmouth, we spent the morning in St. Malo, and from there, it was an easy drive to Le Ferre that only took an hour or so. The house was ready for our arrival and Karl was on hand to welcome us and show us around.

The house is in a really peaceful location on the outskirts of Le Ferre. The village itself is quiet, with a small boulangerie being the only sign of life. Luckily, Saint James is only a 4km drive away, and offers a good selection of local shops, including a well-stocked Super-U supermarket with petrol station.

The village is a really good base to explore the local area. In the space of a week, we drove to Rennes, Fougeres, Cancale, St. Malo and the Mont Saint-Michel, which were all within an hour of the house. If we'd been more organised we could easily have gone further afield, for example up to Bayeux in 90 mins or so.

The real attractions are the house, which has a perfect blend of traditional character with clean, modern accommodation, and the garden, which Karl keeps in immaculate order. There's loads of space for the wee ones to run around, as well as a great seating area to enjoy a drink.

Karl was an excellent host; completely unobtrusive, but on hand if needed and happy to give tips for places to eat and park the car etc.

Even with driving from Scotland, it was a brilliant family holiday, and the week went by far too quickly.

9.7 / 10 ridgley 13 April, 2014

The advert accurately described the property - the photos were exactly as the property looked, except in real-llife it was better. The property was perfectly clean and well-appointed. Just like ouir home-from-home, and extremely comfortable. The owners were very hospitable and friendly, and they did not intrude on us at all. But when we wanted to ask them something, they were extremely friendly and as open as we needed them to be. We asked for local information which they explained, and were the perfect hosts.

We would definitely recommend this property and owners.

The property is very rural, perfect if you want to experience the french lifestyle and not touristy as you would experience in Caens, for example. We used the gite as a base to drive and explore different areas.