Cottage with private heated pool in Brittany - BI005272

Montours (13km from Saint-James), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI005272 Advertiser since: 30 January 2017
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La Basse Lande Self Catering Sunday 3 8 2 Trundle bed for additional child

About this property

Cottage with Large Gardens and Private Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We would love to welcome visitors both new and returning to share our tranquil piece of France.

Let our previous guests tell you about their holidays.

thetabbster said...
22 Aug 2016
Fantastically comfortable & relaxing! La Basse Lande, Montours, Bretagne, 35460, France
Date of Stay
7 Aug 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
The gite is just fantastic and we would recommend it to anyone, who wants to get away from it all, whilst keeping all the home comforts to hand. We are a family of 5 (twin 7 year old girls and a 4 year old boy) & having spent a week in Eurodisney & Paris needed some real relaxation. We were not disappointed! Jane & Nigel are perfect hosts & nothing is too much trouble- having them next door is very reassuring too, just in case! The gite itself is superb, really homely & comfortable, with everything you could possibly wish for, outside & inside seating, well stocked kitchen & lots of games. The log burner, comfy beds, power showers, British TV, BBQ & incredible night skies were some of the higlights! The pool was, as you'd imagine, very popular indeed with our 3 & it is only a stones throw from the door, albeit via a locked gate, which is great security, as are the electric gates on the drive- it means that little ones can go for a wander, without constantly needing to be herded! Having said that, if you want a real sun-spot, the loungers by the side of the pool come highly recommended, whilst they are playing there. The kids were fascinated by the chickens too & loved helping collect eggs- Jane & Nigel were great with our kids & that really helps to takes the pressure off! Advice with beaches, restaurants, castles etc were excellent & every one we visited was superb for our needs. Overall, we couldn't recommend this property highly enough & Jane and Nigel are perfect hosts. We will definitely be going back!

Christine C. said...
4 Aug 2016
Peaceful havenLa Basse Lande, Montours, Bretagne, 35460, France
Date of Stay
24 Jul 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0
We have just returned from a fabulous and relaxing week at La Basse Lande. Jane and Nigel could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful- Jane had kindly done some shopping for us, so after a long journey having food in the fridge and wine waiting for us was very welcome. The cottage is comfortable, brilliantly equipped and easily accommodated the 9 of us( a travel cot and stair gates were provided for our toddler). We were all able to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the children were happy making the most of the heated pool, trampoline and garden games. Thankyou Jane and Nigel, we hope to return and experience more of your hospitality. The Chuter family

Natalie A. said...
4 Jul 2016
Great break away from it allLa Basse Lande, Montours, Bretagne, 35460, France
Date of Stay
26 Jun 2016
Helpful votes: 1/0
Travelled with my partner and toddler for a week. This was the first family holiday, as opposed to just a self indulged couples break. It was just what we needed to spend quality time together away from work and other day to day distractions. Jane and Nigel are so lovely and welcoming it was like we had gone to stay with family. But you wouldn't know they were there, but if you needed them they were. The property itself is well maintained has character and charm, as you go in and out you catch the air of the roses around the door. There were more facilities than we have at our home! And when our tyre was looking flat Nigel kindly pumped it up. Location is perfect and you are within easy reach of pretty much everything. To pass this up is to miss out in our opinion. Hopefully when we have saved up again we will be back, I know our daughter would love to see you both again :)

Chapi said...
6 Sep 2015
Great new pool!La Basse Lande, Montours, Bretagne, 35460, France
Date of Stay
16 Aug 2015
Helpful votes: 1/0
Another great holiday at La Basse Lande. The new larger Pool is great and easily accommodated the whole family with room to spare, with chairs and loungers for those just wanting to catch the sun, great for growing children. As usual Jane and Nigel were wonderful hosts and the house was as comfortable as ever. This time we thought we would try something different and brought bikes. There are excellent "Velo Verte" routes nearby (20 to 30 mins) for any cyclists and very flat paths along canals for children. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon for a 4th visit!



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen/diner fitted with high level electric oven, gas hob and plenty of work top space.
Washing machine and dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave.
Ample pots and pans, cutlery and crockery. Kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board are here too. Tea towels and hand towel provided.
Plastic cups, plates, dishes and glasses are supplied for the garden and pool area.

Living rooms

A large comfy lounge with ample seating for 8 or more people.
Log burner, LED tv and dvd/video player. Wi-fi and hi-fi bookcase with plenty of paperbacks. Large trunk of outdoor games. Cupboard full of games and jigsaw puzzles to suit all ages.


Sleeps 8/9/10 to include travelcot and trundle bed.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed and room for a travelcot.
Bedroom 2 has either a king size bed or 2 single beds
Bedroom 3 is a flexible family room with 2 single beds or a king size bed along with childrens bunk beds and the option of a trundle bed or travelcot.

Just let me know how the beds would suit you.
All linen provided.


A main shower room, off of the landing, has toilet, wash basin and corner hydro shower cubicle. This is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3.
The main bedroom has an en suite shower room, again with toilet and wash basin and corner hydro shower cubicle.
All towels are provided.


There is a log burner in the lounge for those cooler summer evenings and oil fired central heating is available at an extra cost.
We supply the first basket of logs each let.


English satellite tv, dvd and video players with large selection of dvds and tapes.
Wi-fi and hi-fi. Loads of boardgames, jigsaws and paperbacks in the lounge.
Or just watch the antics of our free range chickens whilst enjoying the heated swimming pool.

Garden and outside

The cottage is at the very end of a rural lane and accessed through electrically
operated gates. Large secure garden with fully fenced swimming pool area.
South facing covered patio area with bbq, table and chairs to the front of cottage.
Various other seating areas around the garden.
Outdoor games and children's swings and slide.
Free range chickens.

Parking and garages

Ample parking to the front of the property for several vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages.
For families with small children we can supply stairgates, highchairs and travelcots.

Information about any additional facilities

Living next door we are on hand to help with any problems you may encounter during your stay.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Le Ferre
Distance: 5 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Ormes. Dol de Bretange
Distance: 40 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jane Cole

My husband Nigel and I have lived here in France since 2000.

Year property purchased 1997
Why this location? Easy access for ferry ports. Close to beaches and historical towns and places of interest. Variety of leisure activities for all ages. A superb base to explore the many charms of this wonderful countryside.
Unique benefits of property La Basse Lande is a 300 year old cottage sympathetically renovated to a high standard with all of today's modern facilities, wi-fi included. Private in the ground heated swimming pool, 8m x 5m, with large decked areas and ample seating and loungers.

The Owner Recommends

Fougeres market

Saturday market in the lovely cobbled streets of this medieval town.

9 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 The Irelands 2019 2 September, 2019

From the very beginning, we were delighted with La Basse Lande and everything it had to offer. Jane and Nigel were perfect hosts, and were incredibly helpful with tips on where to go, places to visit, and where to eat, and so on. They maintained the grounds and facilities incredibly well, and the wonderful pool was immaculate and spotless every day.

The grounds were brilliant, and although our children were 19 and 16, and therefore didn't need occupying, there was an abundance of play equipment for inside and out, including games, DVDs, that would help families with children of all ages to keep the children busy and interested (although the pool would probably be enough). They certainly didn't cut any corners anywhere, and have tried to think of families in every situation.

The property was charming, delightful, clean, and would easily accommodate 8 people as a maximum. All the things you would need were there, including oven, hob, microwave, wi-fi, digital television if you want that sort of thing, and loads of choice on films for everyone if you were staying in.

The beds were comfy, cosy, and we felt very rested in such peaceful surroundings, with the property sitting in the heart of the secluded countryside. We were only a 15 minute drive from the town of Fougeres, which had everything you'd need to re-supply or have a nice meal out in the day or night.

All in all, a perfect venue for us. We'd recommend it to anyone.

10 / 10 Thompson family 21 August, 2019

We had a super time at La Basse Lande. The property is so well equipped (the kitchen has more equipment then mine at home!), Jane and Nigel really have thought of everything. They even provide pool towels and various inflatables to use, along with an endless supply of games and films to watch. The property was very clean and tidy, everything we needed was supplied. Jane and Nigel were always on hand to help (mainly with directions and places to visit, thanks for the loan of the map!). We even returned to the property after a day out, to find the washing that we left drying on the line had been taken in as it had started to rain. There are so many amazing places to see within about an hours drive. St Malo, Le Mont St Michel, Dinan and Dinard are must sees. More locally, St James provided some nice restaurants. There are also many chateaux to visit nearby and we never had to queue! I would highly recommend La Basse Lande if you're looking for a quiet setting with all the home comforts. The pool was thoroughly enjoyed by all, overall a wonderful holiday. Thank you!

10 / 10 Rob_1981 3 August, 2019

We had a lovely stay at the gite, beautiful surroundings in a lovely location. The gite is very remote but you can drive to the local supermarket within 10 minutes. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children and we were all sad to leave at the end of our week. The owners are very friendly and helpful as are the resident chickens and cats! We would love to visit again and highly recommend the accommodation to others.
Highlights locally are Mont St Michal and the local markets.

10 / 10 Estelle & Laura 1 July, 2019

We have just come back from a 5 night break at La Basse Lande and what can I say except sensational. From the welcome we received when we arrived from Jane and Nigel until the time we left and everything else in between.
The Gite is extremely well equipped with everything you could need for a self catering holiday. It is large and there is plenty of space so you don’t feel on top of one another.
The grounds are beautifully well kept and the facilities for children are fantastic. There is a very big trampoline, a climbing frame with a slide and a beautiful swing set. The swimming pool is heated and very welcomed when the weather is hot.
The Gite is easy to find and is minutes off the motorway. It’s at the end of a country lane so is extremely secluded and quiet, the only noises you can hear is the wildlife.
Jane and Nigel are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble and the pool is cleaned and prepared daily for your private use. I would highly recommend La Basse Lande to anyone wanting a home from home experience in a great location where you can just relax and take in the French lifestyle. We will certainly be returning soon.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
We wish you well with your new ventures and look forward to seeing you
again soon.