|La Vigie||Self Catering||Saturday||3||7||2||Cot|
Traditional stone house in the centre of the village of Saint-Briac sur Mer, the "pearl of the Côte d'Emeraude". Within walking distance of the shops, including a small supermarket, restaurants. Various beaches are close by.
The garden is closed by walls and is set up above the street . Garden furnitures include table and chairs for meals, plus settes and a barbecue .
Dinard airport (10 mins) and Saint-Malo ferry terminal (25 mins) .
The kitchen includes cooker (gas), electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator (with freezer compartment), dishwasher, nespresso coffee-machine, electric kettle, toaster , robot, electric kettle...and is set up just close to the garden ;
All equipments are new .
The dinig room includes a table for 8 with the chairs and a chair for kids .
The living room ofers a relaxing atmosphere with one settee and 3 armchairs a tv set
, radio, cd player
Three double bedrooms.
Bed room 1 :on 1st floor with a large bed, armchair, cabinet ...
Bed room 2 : on 1st two individual beds for children or teen agers
Bed room 3 : on 2nd floor1 large bed, 1 small bed, 1 baby bed
One on 1st floor with shower ,basin, toilets, hairdryer..
One on 2nd floor with tub. Toilets independant ;
Bath and beach towels provided.
Blankets, pillows and duvets are provided. Need to take own bed linen .
However bed linens can be rented.
Wi-fi, tv, record player ...
One small table with 6 chairs
One settee and 2 armchairs
Parking in the street just close to the house.
Young children,, dog owners .
House suitable for up to 7 peaople plus a baby .
We are a retired couple living in Saint-Briac in another house close to the Dinard golf . We both speak French and English .<br/>We have been living in various countries and remain intensive travellers but Saint -Briac is our permanent residence since we retired in 2005. <br/>We have 3 grown up children and 8 grand-children ;
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Saint-Briac which has been the family village for several centuries.
This cottage, located in the centre of the village, is our children vacations home and we rent it when they are not there.
|Unique benefits of property||Saint-Briac, a former fishing village known as the"pearl" of the Emerald Coast has a well preserved historic center nestled around a church with a 17th century bell tower and featuring narrow alleys that lend the town a special charm.
The resort is extremely popular with lovers of nature and the open sea, while its many beaches make it an excellent family destination .
This old cottage is in the center of the village close to the shops,restaurants,cafes,beaches and all activities . The village main place is 5 minutes walk with all shops (post office,arts galleries, bakery, pastry, grocer, fishmonger, wineshop, pharmacy, bookshop,café...).
A small supermarket is also available 10 minutes walk ;
Restaurants and bars are located 10 mn away on going to the beaches. Two big farmers markets (Monday and Friday morning);
The Dinard golf is located in Saint-Briac and a 9 holes golf is available in Lancieux.
Dinan is a medieval city 25 km south of Saint Briac. Dinan is a very impressive walled town set on a hill overlooking the impressive Rance river. It used to be the residence of the Duke of Brittany where they had their castle.
Dinan can be reached by a small ferryboat from Dinard.
Saint-Malo (15 km from Saint-Briac) is perhaps best known as a major arrival point for ferries from the UK to France, but it is also a very impressive town to visit on its own right.
Saint-Malo built its wealth during the 16th to 18th centuries, when it was a base for many "official pirates" these were ships approved by the king of France to attack and seize goods from ships of other nations.
It was a profitable trade as evidence by the town and its fortifications;
The old town is known as "intra-muros" or "within the walls" and lies behind massive remparts which encircle the city. Once a fortified island, Saint-Malo is now linked to the mainland but with the sea all around it still feels like an island.
The famous abbey is 60 km from Saint-Briac and is a "must " to visit when circled by the sea at high tide.
Dinard (6km from Saint-Briac) is bult across the Rance estuary from Saint-Malo. It was created as a seaside resort by rich British people in the 2nd part of the 19th century.
By the end of the 19th century Dinard was considered to be France n°1 seaside resort and was the place to and to be seen by the rich and famous. As a result of its 19th century popularity Dinard now has lots of attractive villas and houses and because of their individual and eclectic style many of them (more than 300) are protected buildings .
Dinard still has 5 stars hotels, an active casino and remains a very "chic" summer spot .
The Saturday farmers market remains a great attraction all year long.
The Dinard golf (in Saint-Briac) was created by the British around 1885 and has never been modified. It is the second oldest golf course in France. The 18 holes are spread along and above the sea .
The club house is a pretty 1930 building and the bar and the restaurant are open to all public.
The Lancieux golf (3 km) is much younger (early 2000) located also on the sea shore with 9 difficult and narrow holes.
A "pitch and put" course is also available.
The restaurant is open to all.
Eight different beaches are spread on Saint-Briac territory with various size, orientantion and public. From the family beach at "la Salinette" to the big one at the"Port Hue".
Sailing courses of all kind are available for young and less young people.