Breton holiday cottage to let in Brittany - BI003299

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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 Flexible 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, 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. Chateaux, Roman ruins, gardens, theme parks, long stretches of gently shelving sandy beaches, walled citadels, walks, cycle trails, fishing, gourmet restaurants and fabulous local produce are all within easy reach. An ideal location to explore both coastal and rural sites.

Les Lauriers is the sister cottage to Cider Cottage and is new to the rental market for 2018. The 2 cottages are adjacent to each other and are available to rent together for larger family groups. Please take a look at the advert for Les Lauriers and contact the owners for available discounts when renting both cottages together.

Stage 7 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 dvd player and a homely wood burning stove set in the original granite inglenook fireplace. The chestnut beams have been restored and maintained to add to the cosy feel of Cider Cottage.

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. Fuel for the stove can be purchased from the owners if required to make those cooler evenings cosier.

Entertainment

English satellite television, dvd player, a selection of dvds and free wi-fi connection. A selection of indoor and outdoor games. There is a barbecue 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 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 Bayeux 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 2 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 .

13 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Chris Barnes 30 August, 2018

My wife and I recently stayed at Cider Cottage with our two young children (6 & 3) for 4 nights and to say we were impressed is a total under-statement!
The property was immaculately presented and maintained to a superb standard, equipped with everything we needed. Our fantastic hosts, Angela and Chris, gave us a lovely warm welcome (including a pack of local goodies) to get our holiday off the best possible start.
The cottage gardens are a delight, with large lawns for kids to play and us to relax in, including swings which were a great hit with our two!
Free Wi-Fi and English TV are provided and ensured the kids were kept entertained first thing in the morning and we enjoyed a few minutes extra in bed!
The local roads are quiet and were perfect for safe cycling, with the nearest villages only 2 or 3 km away, where we could stock up on essential supplies (the sausages from the local butcher in Saint-Martin-de-Landelles are to die for!).
The location was a great base to explore further afield too, the city of Fougeres is only 20 minutes away with its fabulous medieval chateau and extensive selection of bars, restaurants and shops. We enjoyed a delightful lunch at Le Bretagne, great food and excellent value for money.
The coast is only 30 minutes away with a huge choice of beautiful beaches and resorts to visit as well as the must see Mont Saint-Michel.
We have recommended the property to several friends since our return home and we will be booking again very soon.

Owner response

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you have so thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We try very hard to maintain a high standard in both our cottages and to get such positive comments makes it all worthwhile. We hope that we will see you again soon.

10 / 10 Sabine 22 August, 2018

It was our first stay in Brittany and we were lucky to get this lovely cottage! It is really nice, very clean and absolutly quiet. A. and C. the owners of this nice house, are really friendly, helpful and they didn't hesitate to give us everything we needed, for example a pair of sun umbrellas for our visit on Carolles Beach, one of the wunderful sandy beachies in the Normandy. It was a pity, that we had to leave after one week, but we enjoyed our holiday very much. If the way from Gernany to Cidre Cottage wasn't that far, we sure would get back soon to A. and Ch. and the lovely house!!!!
We can recommend this property to everybody, who wants to have nice, quiet and friendly welcome holidays in Brittany!!!!
Even we don't speek French, it was no problem to make conversation with the French people there, because almost everybody speeks English.
Our visit in Dinan and Saint Malo was very amazing and we can recommend to get to these two places!
Thank you, Ch...and A...... to make our holiday in Brittany unforgetable!!!
Sabine with Rainer and their two sons from Germany (Please excuse my bad English, I tried my very best... 😉)

Owner response

Thank you Sabine for your kind comments in excellent English. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is our pleasure to do all we can to help our guests to enjoy their stay. If you pass this way again, we would be very happy to make you welcome.

10 / 10 Julie Hockney 13 August, 2018

We live in a rural location, this cottage is also in a rural location but it is so quite and peaceful there. The owners are very nice and helpful as well. There are plenty of things to see and do which are easily reached by car without having to pay any tolls.
The property was clean and as described in the advert.

10 / 10 A2B 22 June, 2018

How can you begin to evaluate such a wonderful property. Mr and Mrs Webb have set a standard that all other rental property owners should seek to attain. They have created a little piece of heaven in Brittany which one would find impossible to find replicated anywhere else. Their obvious love of what they do, coupled with their advice and knowledge of the area make sure that everything possible is done to make sure guests have a good holiday. Our daughter chose Cider Cottage after having looked at HFD brochure. We are most thankful that she did !