Rural gite in Ille et Vilaine, Brittany

8.8/10
Saint-Broladre (11km from Dol-de-Bretagne), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI003485 Advertiser since: 13 January 2014
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La Baudouinais Self Catering Friday 2 4 1 One sofabed sleeping one adult or 2 children

About this property

Country Gite in the Grounds of a Stunning Farmhouse. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This rural, rustic country cottage is set in extensive grounds, containing another smaller cottage and a large renovated farmhouse surrounding a large gravelled courtyard. The main farmhouse was previously featured in 'House and Gardens' magazine. It is set within secluded countryside in the Mont St Michel Bay conservation area and is a short drive to Mont St Michel itself.
 
The surroundings of the property consist of a large gravel courtyard, large enclosed area, fields and lawn with pond. Undercover parking is available.

The property is set in rural countryside. It is an ideal escape if you are looking for country living and tranquility. However, a short drive will bring you to shops, tourist destinations, sandy beaches and recreational activities.
 
There is no public transport near the property and reliance on your own motor vehicle will be necessary. The owner is able to provide a taxi service to and from the St Malo Channel Port and Dinard airport at a reasonable cost.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

This country cottage has a fully equipped open plan kitchen and dining area including its own washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave.

Living rooms

The living area is part of the open plan kitchen and dining area. It consists of a sofabed, sleeping 1 or 2 persons comfortably. There are 2 armchairs and an English language 32" flat screen satellite tv with a dvd player. Wi-fi is available throughout the property.

Bedrooms

The cottage has 2 bedrooms. The double bedroom, which is on the ground floor, has a double bed, 2 bedside tables with lamps, a wardrobe and a dressing table with drawers. The other bedroom is on the partially enclosed mezzanine floor and has 2 single beds with one bedside table and lamp.

Bathrooms

One shower room on the ground floor with washbasin and wc.

Heating

Full electric central heating.

Entertainment

The property is close to tourist destinations, sandy beaches and recreational activities.

Garden and outside

The surroundings of the property consist of a large gravel courtyard, large enclosed area with an above ground pool, childrens' swings, picnic bench, loungers and marquis with outdoor furniture. There is also a large field area and a lawn with a pond.

Parking and garages

Undercover parking for 3 vehicles and outside parking is included.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for couples and families alike. The property is set in rural countryside. It is an ideal escape if you are looking for country living and tranquility. However, a short drive will bring you to shops, tourist destinations, sandy beaches, restaurants and recreational activities.

Information about any additional facilities

We are able to provide a cot, highchair, booster seat for dining chair, 2 childrens car seats and booster seat, baby-bath and iron with ironing board. Laundry facilities are also available outside the local supermarket with 24-hour washing and drying facilities.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pele-mele
Distance: 25 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Sea fishing along the entire coastline from the Bay of Mont St Michel to St Malo and plentiful fresh water fishing locally
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: 'Golf du Domaine des Ormes' Epiniac 35120 Dol-de-Bretagne
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: 'Domaine Equestre de La Taniere', 25 route de La Greve, Moidrey, 50170 Pontorson
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Everywhere (maps obtainable in local shops)

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Beaches

The coastline from the Bay of Mont St Michel to St Malo offers not only scenic clifftop walks but many beautiful sandy beaches, some of which are very suitable for children and others that offer watersports and opportunities for para-sailing and sand-yachting.

Cancale

A small port town famous for its seafood restaurants.

Combourg

This picuresque town is famous for its stunning fairytale chateau and lake. It was once the home of Chateaubriand.

Dinan

This is the best preserved medieval town in France with many attractions including architecture, restaurants, bars and delightful shops.

Dol-de-Bretagne

A quaint historical market town with cobbled streets, cathedral, restaurants, bars, shops and an indoor swimming pool.

Le Mont Saint Michel

Our property is within a short drive of Le Mont St Michel which is a stunningly beautiful abbey and town. Known as the 'Jewel of Brittany' it is a favourite haunt for tourists.

Mont Dol

A picturesque village set upon a hill with amazing panoramic views.

St Malo

This is probably the town where you will arrive by ferry. It is a stunning walled city with its own beach, restaurants and plenty of great shopping.

2 Reviews
8.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8.5
  • Facilities: 8.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 8.5
  • Value for Money: 9
9.5 / 10 Victoria and family 13 April, 2015

We had a really enjoyable stay, the gite was very comfortable and clean and good value for money. Our own little cottage, a home from home, with every facility, including a washing machine which was a real bonus. The space outside was really good; the kids loved running around and were free to explore the fields and gardens. Anne and Steve are very friendly, they were also very helpful with directions and ideas of things to do and provided a good welcome pack of milk, bread, croissants, butter, jam, tea and coffee, etc. Lots to see and do nearby. We went to beautiful beaches, Le Mont St Michel, St Malo, Mont Dol, the zoo and Aquarium, all of which were within a 30 minute drive or less. We also spent time, on loungers, on the the huge lawn right next to the cottage in the sunshine while the kids played in the paddling pool. The kids also had their own little shaded den area with childrens' picnic furniture. Do not miss out on crepes and galletes at the nearby restaurant, the Telegraph. It sits beside a windmill and has a small playground and some animals. On a warm or sunny day you can sit outside and eat the wonderful food whilst keeping an eye on the kids playing.

8 / 10 A Griffiths 2 September, 2014

My children and I recently stayed here and had a great time. The property was clean, well maintained and in a good situation for exploring the local area as well as the beaches and towns in this part of Brittany. The owners were on site and were very helpful, helping to make the stay most enjoyable. I would certainly recommend this property for a relaxing break.