Gite in Brittany for holiday rental

9.4/10
Treverien (6km from Evran), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI003636 Advertiser since: 22 April 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Maricotais Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

Charming Gite, Heated Pool, Private Garden. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This charming gite on a farm dating back to1857, is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Treverien and provides the perfect holiday location to explore the delights of rural Brittany.
 
The gite is completely private with its own entrance, parking, patio, garden and with the use of our heated swimming pool and spa jacuzzi.

It has been completely refurbished and updated but retains its cottage charm, while providing modern facilities. The ground floor is an open plan consisting of a well equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher etc., adjoining the comfortable lounge/diner. The double bedroom and bathroom (shower, wc and washbasin) are on the first floor.
 
The Ille-et-Rance canal runs through the village, offering walks and cycling along the tow paths. Mountain bikes are provided. The canal is a 52 mile (84km) long stretch of water that links Rennes with St Malo. The area offers some wonderful opportunities for cycling and walking and below the hilltop village of Hédé you'll see there are 11 locks, each of which are only about 200m apart; this ‘staircase’ of water takes boats through an 88 feet (27m)-change in level.
 
There is plenty to see and do in the area and Treverien is conveniently located 5 minutes drive from the main N137, which links St Malo on the coast with the city of Rennes to the south.
 
Within a 30 minute drive are Dinan, Combourg, Dol de Bretagne, Mont St Michel, and Cancale is 35 minutes away.
 
Further afield, a car or a bike will allow you to travel further inland and follow the Circuit Tinténiac-Montmuran. This historical trail takes in Les Iffs with the château de Montmuran castle and Gothic church known for its magnificent stained glass windows, as well as the 16th century Domaine de la Bourbansais stately home and zoo in Pleugueneuc.
 
We welcome guests with pets, we have a cat and dogs and they are friendly and well-behaved. We work our dogs in obedience, agility and assistance training for the disabled.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The ground floor is open plan consisting of a well equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher etc., adjoining the comfortable lounge/diner.

Bedrooms

The double bedroom and bathroom (shower, wc and washbasin) are on the first floor.

Garden and outside

The Gite is completely private with its own entrance, parking, patio, garden and with the use of our swimming pool.

Parking and garages

Off-road parking.

Visitor suitability

We welcome guests with pets, we have a cat and dogs that are friendly and well-behavedl. We work our dogs in obedience, agility and assistance training for the disabled.

Information about any additional facilities

Gite bookings
We kindly ask our guests to arrive after 4pm and depart before 10am.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Centre Veterinaire d'Evran Dr E Ferry Zone Artisanale 22630 Evran

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Ille et Rance Canal

Golf

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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Equestrian Centre ~ Domaine des Ormes
Distance: 25 km

Mountain biking

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Ille et Rance Canal

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Sue Drew

Sue (60) & Dave (65) we have lived in France for 3 years. I was born in Jersey and worked in banking before joining my husband Dave with his book and retail business. I have MS (Sclerose en plaque) and use a wheelchair.<br/>Dave is originally from Scotland a keen yachtsman, artist and bookworm. Our younger son Michael (38) ran a building company in Jersey before joining us to help with the farmhouse renovation.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Our home is ideally suited for holidays as we have a large garden, pool and hot tub. The village of Treverien is 1km away with shop, bar and the Ille et Rance canal with towpaths running from Dinan to Rennes. <br/>
Unique benefits of property Les Maricotais is ideally suited for relaxing holidays as the cottage offers privacy in a beautiful rural location. It's private garden and access make it a very special retreat from the busy world.

The Owner Recommends

Discover - Animal Encounters

Discover the animals that inhabit Brittany’s countryside, forests and seas. Take the family to one of Brittany’s many zoos or aquariums. Especially the 16th century Domaine de La Bourbansais stately home and zoo in Pleugueneu.

Discover - Art Galleries and Exhibitions

Brittany has lots of exhibition spaces and art museums. Impressionism, Surrealism and Contemporary art.

Discover - Beautiful Beaches

The beautiful beaches of Brittany are among the loveliest in Europe. They are varied in their looks and moods: beach cabins, dunes, breakwaters and unmissable landscapes, fine sand and beautiful colours.

Discover - Canals

On or by the water, by barge or kayak, on foot or on a bike along the tow -path, discover these protected areas, the delight of anglers and nature lovers alike. Brittany has over 600km of canals to explore, going from lock to lock, surrounded by natural landscapes, passing small towns of character and picturesque chateau’s.

Discover - History and Heritage

Brittany has a rich cultural historic heritage with castles, fortified towns, standing stones, museums and towns full of art and history. All sorts of places and things to discover.

Discover - Parks and Gardens

Brittany is home to lots of parks and gardens where one can enjoy a stroll with family or friends. The romanticism of the English with French elegance, mazes, formal and unusual flower gardens.

Discover - Sailing

With no less than 2, 700 kilometres of coastline, Brittany definitely deserves its reputation as a sailor's paradise. With all sorts of settings, there is almost no limit to the possibilities available for the keen sailor.

Discover - Traditional Sailing Ships

If you fancy feeling the wind in your hair or a trip out on the high seas, try the traditional sailing ships. They are the stars of Brittany’s nautical festivals and magnificent parades. Accessible to all, these voyages are a good way to try your hand at sailing whether you are in an original or replica vessel.

Markets - Everyday is Market Day!

On Thursdays, it’s in Dinan, on Saturdays, Rennes. Tuesday evenings it's Dol de Bretagne from 17.00. Every town has its own unmissable weekly market, It's a place to meet and discover regional specialties.

Sightseeing - Dinan, Combourg, Rennes and Mont St Michel

Dinan is a beautiful fortified town perched above the river Rance. The charming buildings house a variety of interesting shops, bars, restaurants, there are pleasant walks through the ramparts, gardens and on the tow path of Ille et Rance canal. Combourg (14km) is a picturesque old town standing on the edge of a lake dominated by a medieval castle. Rennes (15km) the old town and museums are the main attractions for tourists in this thriving university city. Mont St Michel (21km) this spectacular abbey is perched upon an 80m high granite island surrounded by a bay with some of the biggest tides in France.

Sightseeing - Evran, Becherel and Hede

Evran the small town of Evran has restaurants, bars and shops. It is situated on the canal and there is a port with picnic area next to the lock. Adjoining the town is a lake and leisure area with beach bathing, sailing, canoeing and walks. Becherel (3km) perched on a hill, was once a stronghold and though only a few ruins still stand. A very small medieval town which is famous for its book market held every month. The whole place is full of bookshops and booksellers. Hede (8km) is on the Ille et Rance canal and boasts an impressive succession of 11 locks allowing the canal to drop 27 metres.

Sightseeing - The Circuit Tinteniac-Montmuran.

This historical trail takes in Les Iffs with the Chateau de Montmuran, castle and Gothic church known for its magnificent stained glass windows, as well as the 16th century Domaine de La Bourbansais stately home and zoo in Pleugueneu.

Spoil yourself - Thalassotherapy

Thalassotherapy (from the Greek "thalasso" sea, "therapy" treatment) the use under medical supervision of the benefits of the marine environment. Brittany's thalassotherapy centres invite you to spoil yourself in the treatment of your choice whilst on holiday beside the seaside.

Things to Do - Fishing

There's plenty here to satisfy the hobby fisherman, beautiful shores washed over by sweeping tides, tree lined banks sheltering running brooks, peaceful ponds, between rivers and the sea.

Things to Do - Golf

Warm hospitality and high quality facilities. Brittany´s golf courses offer you carefully designed 9 and 18 hole courses, suitable for all levels. One of the very best all year round activities available in Brittany.

1 Review
9.4/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 6
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.4 / 10 Philip and Julie 26 September, 2016

The advert description did not accurately describe the property - the property itself is much better!

The kitchen area is very well equipped, the TV has all the main British Freeview programmes, there are British type electrical sockets so you do not need to use a load of travel adaptors, the bedroom is very comfortable and the bathroom has a lovely shower!

The village of Treverien has few facilities, but the nearby (4km) village of Evran has a Carrefour Supermarket and Petrol Station plus a great British owned Restaurant called Le Vieux Chien Noir.

The owners of this property are superb and more than helpful - their Information File is also very comprehensive. We are friends now rather than business contacts!

We cannot recommend this property too highly - we had a great week staying there.