Farmhouse and Gite to let in Brittany - BI003869

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Saint-Georges-de-Reintembault (7km from Saint-James), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI003869 Advertiser since: 12 November 2014
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Le Vieux Chalonge Self Catering Saturday 4 12 3 Sofabed for 2

About this property

Highly Appointed Farmhouse and Gite, Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

18th century Breton farmhouse and gite, authentically restored, generous well appointed accommodation. Full size in-ground swimming pool heated to 28 degrees, children's games den and outdoor play area. In a beautiful private country setting, yet only a few minutes from the lively market town of St James with all amenities. Many major attractions and great beaches within easy reach.
 
Le Vieux Chalonge is nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Normandy/Brittany border in a very private setting. Ideal for families or friends, the accommodation includes 2 properties for exclusive use. The main farmhouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining room and cozy lounge and the snug gite with separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Much of the original character of the properties has been retained, including beamed ceilings and lime rendered walls, yet it incorporates all modern conveniences such as high-speed wireless internet, UK Freeview tv, comprehensive digital film library, fully equipped kitchens and a laundry room. The full size in-ground swimming pool is heated to a comfortable 28 degrees and children are well catered for with a separate kids play den and outside play area. In a beautiful private country setting, yet only a few minutes from the lively market town of St James with all amenities. Many major attractions (Mont St Michel, adventure parks, golf, historic towns) and great beaches within easy reach. A perfect location to enjoy a relaxing holiday with family and friends.
 
Huge range of activities including great country walks, cycling, fishing at local lakes/rivers or at the sea, local golf courses, canoeing, mini golf, tennis and horse riding.
 
Visit the numerous local markets with great local produce, ideal for buying fresh ingredients for your family meals.

The coast is only a short drive away (30 minutes) with beautiful sandy beaches and a gradual slope into the sea ideal for children. Visit the numerous local markets with great local produce, ideal for buying fresh ingredients for your family meals. There are a number of fun parks, zoos, an alligator park and aquarium nearly for all the family to enjoy. The historic Mont St Michel with its beautiful cobbled streets and hilltop abbey is only 30 minutes away. Local towns worth visiting include Cancale with oyster banks and seafront restaurants, the walled city of St Malo, Rennes the capital of Brittany, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe, Avranches a town steeped in history from 1066 to 1945. A little further away you can visit the Normandy landing beaches and the medieval town of Bayeux with its famous tapestry.

We have a large number of mostly 5* reviews on another site and we can send you the link to these if required.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Oak-beamed farmhouse kitchen, fully equipped, fan-assisted oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee-machine and microwave.

Living rooms

Oak-beamed ceiling, woodburner, sofas and armchairs, very cozy. UK Freeview and French tv, dvd, comprehensive digital film library, book collection and boardgames.

Gite lounge has sofabed, armchairs, UK Freeview tv, dvd, a perfect retreat.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom: large double bed and en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2: double bed
Bedroom 3: double bed plus bunk beds
Bedroom gite: double bed and sofabed in lounge
Two cots available for flexible use in any of the bedrooms.

Bathrooms

En suite shower room for the master bedroom.
Family bathroom with bath and shower shared for bedrooms 2 and 3.
Shower room in gite.

Heating

Oil fired central heating. Woodburner in the lounge.

Entertainment

Two tvs (English/French), dvd players, iPod dock, comprehensive digital film library, books, board games, kids play den with table football and other table games, darts, bean bags and other toys and outside play area.

Garden and outside

Set in 5000 sqm of grounds with large play orchard. Fully enclosed garden which is safe for children of all ages. Main patio area with bbq, cast iron awning covering teak garden furniture, 2 other patio areas which catch the beautiful evening sun and sunsets. Swing and slide set, play area with playhouse for young children, kids tricycles, table tennis, boules, badminton. Swimming pool is fully enclosed and heated to 28 degrees, 10 x 5m, 1.5m depth with sun deck and sunloungers.

Parking and garages

Parking for up to 5 vehicles.

Information about any additional facilities

Utility room with washing machine and tumbledryer.

All prices are fully inclusive of linen, bathroom towels, pool towels, welcome hamper, gas for cooking, hot water and electricity. In the colder months there is an additional charge for central heating (charged at cost) and wood for the woodburner.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Various
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: St James
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Dol de Bretagne
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Normandy coast
Distance: 30 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Max Owen

We gave up the corporate 'rat race' 5 years ago and moved to France with our children to enjoy a quieter life. We are now establishing a gite business with 3 properties, 2 of which are running in 2018 and the final one in 2019. We are focusing on providing charming period properties with modern conveniences and heated in-ground swimming pools for 10-14 people respectively. We endeavour to make every holiday for our guests a great experience, nothing is too much trouble.

Year property purchased 1992
Why this location? This property is nestled in beautiful countryside and has a charm all of its own. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it and spent many years bringing it to its current standard. From here, there is so much to do, whether near the coast, the WW2 sites or many other historical sites. There are also many activities for kids, playparcs, zoos etc. And of course the wonderful Mont Saint Michel.
Unique benefits of property Absolute peace and tranquility, yet so close to all the major sites and activities.

The Owner Recommends

Ange Michel

Fun park for children with great rides - a fun day out.

Fougeres

Medieval town with the oldest walled castle in Europe.

Mont St Michel

A great day out to see this wonderful heritage site, with its cobbled streets and abbey at the top with fantastic views over Normandy and Brittany.

Normandy Beaches

Great bathing especially with children as the sea has a shallow incline.

Normandy Landing Beaches

Relive recent history with a visit to the beaches and numerous museums.

Rennes

Capital of Brittany and university town with medieval quarter and great atmosphere.

3 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Victoria Murphy 3 September, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Loved the cows! The children loved all the toys and outside play equipment. We swam every day in the heated pool. Great film selection. We loved everything!

10 / 10 SueT 2 July, 2018

It was hard to leave this property every day and once out sightseeing we couldn’t wait to get back. There is everything you need to keep young children happy and entertained. We had a family holiday with our grown up children and 3 year old granddaughter. The weather was hot and sunny all week and afternoons and evenings were spent by or in the pool. Lots of places to visit within an hours drive, we even managed a trip to the D day beaches which was 1 hr 30 mins away. Good supermarkets in St James 5 mins away.

We had the weather so we ate outside using the bbq, under the awning.

When we first arrived on entering the property we all said “wow”, fab big kitchen table that catered for us all at breakfast, we mainly used the kitchen area during the day. The whole property was clean and well presented.

For us the pool was the winner, followed by the garden toys, then the location with lots of stunning places to visit within 30-40 mins drive. Strongly recommend this property and we hope to return.

10 / 10 Smith/Simpson Family 4 June, 2018

Le Vieux Chalonge is perfect for families with children. The gite is beautiful and in a lovely location. Everything is well catered for and of a high standard. The pool is an added bonus and very well maintained. There is a very generous welcome pack on arrival and there are supermarkets and restaurants in the small town just a short distance away. The owner provided excellent customer service and made himself easily accessible. We would highly recommend this holiday property.