Breton holiday cottage to let in Brittany

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Saint-Georges-de-Reintembault (24km from Fougeres), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI003299 Advertiser since: 14 May 2013
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Cider Cottage Self Catering 2 4 1 Cot for small child

About this property

A Restored 17th Century Granite Cider Barn . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This cosy, granite, Breton cottage is set in rolling, tranquil countryside. Having been lovingly renovated and refurbished over recent months, it was new to the holiday market in 2013. The sympathetic restoration has been undertaken by French registered artisans using traditional materials and supervised by an English architect. High quality fixtures and fittings have been used throughout, which serve to complement the original features that have been maintained.

The cottage overlooks a sunny courtyard garden within close proximity to the resident English owners. The cottage sleeps 4 to 5 (child’s bed/cot) in 2 bedrooms. Everything is provided for a relaxing self catering holiday. The original oak beams have been retained and give a lovely ambiance to the downstairs accommodation.

Cider cottage at la Ville Esnou is an ideal location for sampling the numerous delights of a French rural holiday. It is within easy reach of Normandy and North Brittany coastline. An ideal location to explore both coastal and rural sites.

Stage seven of 2018 Tour de France begins in the nearby town of Fougeres. Come along and share in the entertainment of the sponsors' caravan and cheer for your favourite team.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The dining area has table, chairs and sideboard set by the cosy window seat that overlooks the garden. A highchair is available for smaller visitors. The fully equipped modern kitchen provides holiday makers with integrated fridge, oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher. Everything is provided for a relaxing self catering holiday.

Living rooms

In the living area are 2 leather sofas, English satellite television with cd player and a homely wood burning stove set in the original granite inglenook fireplace.

Bedrooms

The double bedroom has a splendid view over the garden. It has an ivory metal bed, basket work chair, a double wardrobe and drawer units. The twin room has 2 single ivory metal beds with a built-in wardrobe, drawer unit and basket work chair. A cot is available for use in either room, as required.

Bathrooms

The stylish, contemporary shower room offers a thermostatic power shower, basin and wc. There is a convenient downstairs cloakroom with wc and handbasin.

Heating

Electric thermostatic radiators are supplied in each room and a log burning stove is available in the sitting room.

Entertainment

English satellite television, dvd player, a selection of dvds and free wi-fi connection. A selection of indoor and outdoor games. There are bicycles on site which guests are welcome to use.

Garden and outside

There is a sunny, gravel courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue for al fresco dining during those balmy summer evenings. The lawned area is ideal for young children to play. Guests are also welcome to make use of the extensive woodland garden attached to the owner's property. There is a sauna on site which can be used by adult guests at a small additional charge.

Parking and garages

The cottage has its own parking and independent entrance to the property. Two cars can easily be accommodated if required.

Visitor suitability

Owing to the layout of Cider Cottage it is not suitable for people with mobility problems.

Information about any additional facilities

Stage seven of 2018 Tour de France begins in the nearby town of Fougeres. Come along and share in the entertainment of the sponsors' caravan and cheer for your favourite team.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Regular Sunday markets in local towns and villages
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Etangs Goutelles
Distance: 4 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf des Ormes
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Bauchettiere, St Georges de Reintembault
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous local trails

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Christopher Webb

After many years of holidaying here in rural France, we bought a holiday home in 2003. Each time we returned to England it became harder to leave this tranquil lifestyle behind. In July 2012 we bought our current home and left England. We took a year to create our holiday cottage in the garden which has become Cider Cottage. We enjoy to sharing our own special piece of French countryside with our guests

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? We are located in the heart of rural Brittany; surrounded by rolling farmland and birdsong; yet we are only a few minutes away from all amenities. This is an ideal site from which to explore Brittany's rich Celtic history and close to the coast for taking part in beach activities.
Unique benefits of property A stay at Cider Cottage offers our guests peace and tranquility in a beautiful rural setting yet only a short journey to numerous tourist attraction. A haven to return to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.

The Owner Recommends

American Cemetry

Just outside St James (4km distance). An amazing insight into the liberation of this area in 1944.

Ange Michel

Within ten minutes of Cider Cottage this water park with thrilling rides.

Avranches

Bustling town with weekly market, castle ruins, the Scriptorial where the ancient illuminated scripts from Mont Saint Michel are on view.

Bayeux

Home of the famous tapestry.

Cancale

The oyster capital of Brittany. A fantastic choice of restaurants with views over the harbour and the most amazing selection of sea food in the region.

Dinan, Dinard and St Malo

Historic walled towns with large tourist markets and centres of interest.

Forrest of Villecartier

Aerial walkway adventure park with cycling, walking and boating lake.

Fougeres

Medieval Town with famous chateau and weekly market. During July and August there are evening markets on Thursdays with free family entertainment and local delicacies to try. There are two beautiful churches - Saint Leonard and Saint Suplice.

Mont Saint Michel

World Heritage Site. An absolute must for visitors to this area. No need to say more.

Parc Floral

The Bretange Regional Botanic gardens provides interest throughout the year. It has many different gardens to explore and a children's play area and tea room.

Sandy Beaches

The coast between Avranches and Granville is long, sandy and safe for children.

St Hilaire du Harcouet

The largest weekly market in the area.

Cascades Mortain

Visit the beautiful town of Mortain and its two spectacular waterfalls. The White Abbey is also worth a visit whilst in the town.

Pontmain

The spectacular church at Pontmain which was built early in the 20th century after four children saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. The stained glass in the church is amazing. The church is on the pilgrimage route to Le Mont Saint Michel. Behind the church there is a beautiful wooded walk which follows the course of the river along to the nearby Chateau .

8 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 wayne & paula 29 September, 2017

Highly recommended.
Great value for money,quiet,lovely location.
spotless & comfortable accommodation.
Hosts are wonderful & nothing is to much trouble.
This was our 4th visit & it wont be our last.

10 / 10 The Sandersons, Manchester 29 August, 2017

This, our second visit to Cider Cottage, proved to be every bit as enjoyable (if not more so) than the first. Once again the property was spotlessly clean on arrival, and it is clear that a great deal of thought went into the conversion works to create this beautifully finished and well maintained gite. The layout works really well, with no wasted space, and having a toilet on both floors is a bonus for families. Having such a well equipped kitchen is also beneficial for those who don't necessarily want to eat out all the time.

Chris and Angela, the owners, were once again helpful, welcoming and accommodating, always being available for advice and assistance when needed, whether for local knowledge or more practical requests such as bike storage.

The cottage has a tranquil, rural setting, with beautiful well-kept gardens for the kids to explore, but local towns and villages with all essential amenities are within easy reach. There is plenty to see and do in Brittany and Normandy within an hours drive radius of the cottage, including beaches around the bay of Mont St Michel and historic towns such as Saint Malo and Fougeres. The quiet lanes in the immediate locality also provide a safe, family friendly environment for cycling should you not wish to venture too far.

We feel privileged to have been able to share Chris and Angela's little part of France again and would highly recommend Cider Cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing self catering holiday.

Owner response

Thank you for your enthusiastic comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you back to Cider Cottage. We are pleased to be able to contribute in any way we can to add to the enjoyment of your holiday in this beautiful area of France. We hope that you might pass this way again in the future.

10 / 10 The Harrisons 15 August, 2017

This was our second visit to Cider Cottage and yet again we couldn't fault it. The owners Chris and Angela are lovely, so welcoming and helpful, providing recommendations on local attractions and amenities. They have furnished the cottage with care and have thought of everything that might be needed in a home from home. The cottage is lovely and a perfect size for four people. It is spotless, in a beautiful setting, and within easy distance of towns/supermarkets etc. We would definitely recommend this property as somewhere to pick if you want a relaxing break away from the crowds.

Owner response

Thank you. It was a delight to welcome you again. We take great pleasure from hearing that we have been able to contribute towards the enjoyment of your holiday. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope that you will pass our way again at a future date.

10 / 10 Flints 14 June, 2017

Superb cottage, so clean, modern and comfortable, gorgeous grounds and lovely hosts! You can't ask for anything more!

Owner response

Thank you for your comments. We worked hard to create Cider Cottage and it is very gratifying to hear that our efforts have had a positive result on your holiday experience.It was a pleasure to share our little bit of France with you. We hope you will holiday here again.