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.

For further details please see our website www.normandybrittanyholidays.com

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 newly appointed farmhouse kitchen, fully equipped, fan-assisted oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee pad machine, microwave.and a very comprehensive range of crockery, cutlery and glasses and pots and pans etc. - everything you need to provide family meals.

Living rooms

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

Gite lounge has sofabed, armchairs, UK and French Freeview tv, 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 tv's (English/French), dvd players, Bluetooth player, comprehensive digital film library, books, board games.

Kids play den with table football and other table games, darts, bean bags and other toys.

Outside play area with trampoline, swings, slides, a playhouse and various tricycles etc.

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.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages. No downstairs bedrooms.

Information about any additional facilities

Utility room with washing machine and tumbledryer.

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 2020. 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.

6 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 B Cullen 18 August, 2019

We stayed at Le Vieux Chalonge for two weeks at the end of June beginning of July 2019. The Farmhouse was just beautiful and very well appointed. A real home from home. There was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us on arrival which was a real treat after our journey over from The UK.
We loved the rural and peaceful location overlooking fields and the gentle sound of mooing cows. And as the weather was glorious we spent our time relaxing by the pool most days with the occasional trip out to visit some of the Towns that we found were in easy reach eg St Malo and Fougere.
Max the owner let us know he would be popping by to clean the pool and It was nice to be able to meet him and say hi and get some ideas for places to visit etc.
We would highly recommend to anyone a stay at Le Vieux Chalonge and this beautiful part of France - we were sad when the time came to leave for home as we had had such a wonderful relaxing stay. Would definately love to visit again.

10 / 10 Andrew F 12 August, 2019

Fantastic holiday with 5 Adults and 4 children ranging from 11-3 years old. The two separate properties were a real benefit. The home were clean, tidy and very well equipped. Plenty to do at the accommodation with table tennis, a trampoline, lots of toys and of course the pool. Very tranquil setting shared only with a few mooing neighbours. We walked into the local town on one morning, close enough for a stroll but without pavements! The owners are very responsive and keen to ensure everyone has a great holiday. Thoroughly recommend!

10 / 10 Marie C P 4 August, 2019

We went to Vieux Chalonge with our three children (12,10 and 8 years) and my sister's family with two children (19 and 16). This wasn't our first choice of villa from Max as we weren't sure about the separate building however I'm so glad we went with Max's suggestion.
The main villa is well equipped with everything you might need to cook and provide for your family. The bedrooms are a great size and the beds very comfortable. The bathrooms were great and the shower pressure was fab. There was lots of space in the villa for people to relax together or to find a quiet space to read a book. They also had games available for the children if required.
The separate unit was also well equipped and furnished. My sister and her husband only really used it to sleep and store some of the food/drink but it was great.
The pool was a perfect size for the 9 of us. We took a load of lilos and things to do in the pool but there were also some provided. Pool towels were provided and a good size/quality. The pool was warm and we spent many hours of fun in it.
Outdoor furniture and bbq was great, as was the games room with table football. The kids loved the table tennis too.
There is an extra bit of land at the top of the property that isn't shown on the pictures, it was great to have so much space.
Max (the owner) responded to everything promptly. We had a problem with hornets which was dealt with within hours of me letting him know. Great time and would recommend to all!

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!