Lakeside stone cottage to let in Brittany - BI005242

Melle (22km from Fougeres), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI005242 Advertiser since: 19 January 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Cottage Moulin des Chateaux Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Lakeside Stone Cottage in its Own Tranquil Valley.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Cottage at Le Moulin des Chateaux is a charming detached stone property (formerly a farmhouse dating back at least 200 years) set in its own secluded small valley with superb lake views from all of the principal rooms.

Private 5 acre lake 10 metres from the front door. Permit free fishing. Tackle and bait can be supplied by prior arrangement.

It is approached via its own private tree-lined lane.

The British owners live nearby.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped solid oak modern fitted kitchen, totally refurbished in 2017.
Bosch oven/ Bosch ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster etc.

Small table & 4 chairs.

Washing machine in the adjacent annexe.
Downstairs wc. with wash-hand basin.

Living rooms

Large fully furnished lounge/dining room with tv/dvd/wi-fi. Feature log burning fireplace (logs can be supplied).

Open tread stairs lead from lounge to first floor.


One double bedroom and one twin bedroom.

Linen and towels included.


One bathroom with shower/wash hand basin/wc. Mirror bathroom cabinet.


Electric panel heaters strategically placed throughout the property. Electricity usage is metered & charged for @ end of rental period 0.19 Euros/kW.

There is also a log burning fire in the lounge (logs can be supplied).


Tv, dvd and wi-fi.

Garden and outside

The lake is just 10 metres from the front door.

Large purpose built patio and bbq area, patio furniture, sunloungers and parasol provided.

10 acres of lawns/gardens/orchard are available to be explored. Guests can pick fruit in season for their own use.

Parking and garages

Secure parking adjacent to cottage for up to 3 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for couples, families and those looking for a peaceful environment.

Due to the open tread stairs the property is unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems.

As the lake is so close children need to be supervised at all times.

No smoking inside the property.

One pet is allowed by prior arrangement, but is not permitted in the upstairs rooms.

Information about any additional facilities

Compulsory end-of-stay cleaning charge of a minimum of 30 Euros is levied.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Louvigne du Desert
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp Roach Rudd Tench Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang Moulin des Chateaux

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf des Rochers Sevigne, Les Rochers, 35500 Vitre. 02 99 96 52 52
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre Montaubert a Fougeres. Parc de Montaubert, 35300 Fougeres. 06 61 85 13 25 .
Distance: 25 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Monthault. 2km.

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Frances Williams

We have relocated to this tranquil rural environment as a lifestyle choice.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The lakeside setting is exceptional and extremely rare.
It took us 25 years to find this idyllic spot.
Unique benefits of property Five acre lake full of fish 10 metres from our front door.
Extensive landscaped grounds and gardens.

The Owner Recommends

What to see and do.

Le Cottage is well placed for visiting Mt.St.Michel, St.Malo, Avranches, Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne, Combourg (beautiful Chateau), Fougeres with its massive 13th Century fortress, Cancale (Picturesque harbours/centre for oyster production), St.Hilaire du Harcouet with its typically French market on a Wednesday morning. Granville and Iles Chausey.

Golf - a driving range is 10 minutes away and 18 hole courses can be found @ Granville & Dol de Bretagne, both under an hour away.

There are also a number of well marked walks in the vicinity. The area is also ideal for exploration by bicycle.

There are several good restaurants in the area in Fougeres, Louvigne and Ducey.

7 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Mac555 22 October, 2018

Very nice place lovely inside and outside very quiet just what we like very nice places to visit nearby
Would recommend to people how like the outdoors

10 / 10 "andsome Andy 17 September, 2018

A beautiful setting. Being an avid angler, being beside such a tranquil lake and having the chance to fish it was a huge bonus. The cottage was in pristine condition and spotlessly clean. Amenities were sufficient for our needs, several supermarkets within easy reach and a lovely bakery down the road for those essential pastries in the morning.
A true paradise for the wife and I.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage for other like minded folk.
It was simple to book, cost effective and there were nothing that wasn't in the overview of the place that left us unhappy.
I'm already looking for similar properties for spring next year.

10 / 10 Dave and Catherine 9 September, 2018

What a lovey property in a gorgeous location. The setting is spectacular and the area is quiet yet the kind owners are nearby if required. The facilities in the cottage are of a high standard and we had a great welcome with a few necessities to get us started. The locality is rural so local amenities are limited but we were not looking for night life and there is plenty of interesting places to visit by car. The local famers’ market is a must as are the famous castles and seaside resorts.
We will be back and have no hesitation in recommending this property to couples, families or groups.

10 / 10 Paul and Floss 4 July, 2018

Fantastic location, wonderfully friendly and helpful owners. Facilities make you feel spoiled. Can’t wait to return

Owner response

Quiet friendly couple, ideal guests.
Left the property in immaculate condition.
Would welcome them back, if they wish to return.