18th Century farmhouse to let in Brittany

4km from Gael, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI005304 Advertiser since: 8 February 2017
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La Basse Boulais Self Catering 5 10 3 Travelcot

About this property

18th Century Farmhouse Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Basse Boulais was originally an 18th Century farmhouse, the stone barn has been lovingly converted into a beautiful 5 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation, sleeping up to 10 people, making it ideal for all family sizes and groups of friends or colleagues.

Fully decorated and furnished to a high standard, the gite is brimming with charm and character. With all families in mind the gite combines many original features, oak beams and supports with modern features such as central heating which provides a relaxed interior.

Set within a tranquil 2 acre garden La Basse Boulais offers a haven of peace and an opportunity to escape to the countryside and experience the simple pleasures of French life with your family and friends.

Close proximity to several villages providing all basic amenities and within easy reach is the capital city of Brittany, Rennes. The location provides opportunities to visit 2 separate Brittany coast lines. To the North St Malo and Mont St Michel and to the South the beautiful area of the Gulf du Morbihan. The location also provides the perfect base for exploring the beautiful, unspoilt regions of the Ille-et-Vilaine, Cotes D’armor and Morbihan.

Our aim is for you to completely relax so the gite is equipped with everything you need to feel totally at home during your stay.

The garden provides a safe environment with a large lawned area for children to roam freely and to play on the swings.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The dining area seats up to 14 people and the fitted kitchen has a built-in electric oven, 4 gas hob burner with extractor hood, a full size dishwasher, 2 under counter fridges and a countertop freezer. There are ample of appliances including kettle, toaster, coffee-maker and plenty of crockery, cutlery, utensils and glasses.

There is a downstairs cloakroom with toilet, shower cubicle and wash hand basin. Also a washing machine is plumbed in for guests use.

Living rooms

The front door leads to a beamed living room with an area of 55sqm. There is a traditional Breton fireplace made of local stone into which is set a wood burning stove. The floor is tiled and there are exposed stone walls throughout.

The sitting area has settees, armchairs, a coffee-table and a tv with Freesat.

Bedrooms

Ground Floor
Next to the cloakroom there is a double bedroom with a large en suite shower room/wet room. This area is very suitable for visitors with mobility problems as it contains an extra wide sliding door to the bathroom to allow access for wheelchair use. This area consists of pull ceiling switches, a ‘roll in shower’, toilet and wash hand basin.

A hand built wooden staircase gives access to 4 bedrooms and a large shower room.

Two of the bedrooms are equipped with double beds and 2 with twin beds. Both doubles and one of the twin rooms have floor to ceiling windows which look over the front garden of the property.

The entire upstairs area has parquet flooring with rugs in each bedroom, wardrobes and dressing tables.

All bedding and towels are provided. Please provide your own beach towels.

Bathrooms

Downstairs
A bathroom with toilet, shower cubicle and wash hand basin.
There is also an en suite with easy access shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
Upstairs
There is a large family shower room, with sink and toilet.

Heating

Full gas central heating throughout plus wood burning stove in the lounge.

Garden and outside

The gite is set in 2 acres of lawned garden with an orchard and children's swings. There is also a large bread oven in the garden.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking in front of the property for 5 or more vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families, couples and groups of friends for parties of 2 - 10 are all easily catered for in the gite.

With a ground floor bedroom and bathroom the property is also suitable for those visitors with mobility problems or those wishing to avoid stairs. The room contains an extra wide sliding door to the bathroom to allow access for wheelchair use. This area consists of pull ceiling switches, a ‘roll in shower’, toilet and wash hand basin.

Information about any additional facilities

There are children's swings in the garden. A barbecue is also provided and available from the barn.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Catfish, Sturgeon
Name of nearest fishing location: Fishsabil - Loscouet sur Meu
Distance: 6 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Blue Green Saint-Laurent - Ploemel
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Poney Club et Chevaux de Trémelin
Distance: 12 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: The Forest of Paimpont,Tréhorenteuc.

Watersports

About the Owner, Mr Gary Emms

Having holidayed in France every year for the past 17 years, we were continually on the look out for the perfect place to buy. We eventually purchased our dream French home, La Basse Boulais in April 2015. We fell in love with the large, spacious gite whilst on holiday in 2007, buying our dream some 8 years later. We hope you will enjoy it as much as much as we do, put your feet up relax and unwind

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? La Basse Boulais originally an 18th Century farmhouse, the stone barn has been lovingly converted into a beautiful 5 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation, sleeping up to 10 people, making it ideal for all family sizes and groups of friends or colleagues. Fully decorated and furnished to a high standard, the gite is brimming with charm and character. With all families in mind the gite combines many original features, oak beams and supports with modern features such as central heating which provides a relaxed interior. Close proximity to several villages providing all basic amenities and within easy reach is the capital city of Brittany, Rennes. The location provides opportunities to visit 2 separate Brittany coast lines. To the North St Malo and Mont St Michel and to the south the beautiful area of the Gulf du Morbihan. The location also provides the perfect base for exploring the beautiful, unspoilt regions of the Ille-et-Vilaine, Cotes D’armor and Morbihan.
Unique benefits of property The fully centrally heated property can sleep up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms comprising of 3 doubles and 2 twin rooms. Ground floor - The front door leads to a beamed living room with an area of 55 sqm. There is a traditional Breton fireplace with a wood burning stove. The sitting area has settees, armchairs, a coffee-table and tv with Freesat. The dining area seats up to 14 people and the fitted kitchen has a built-in electric oven, 4 gas hob burner with extractor hood, a full size dishwasher, 2 under counter fridges and a countertop freezer. There are ample of appliances and plenty of crockery, cutlery, utensils and glasses. There is a downstairs cloakroom with toilet, shower cubicle and wash hand basin. Also a washing machine is plumbed in for guests use. Next to the cloakroom there is a double bedroom with a large en suite shower room/wet room. This area is very suitable for visitors with mobility problems.
Upstairs a family shower room, with shower, toilet and hand wash basin.

The Owner Recommends

Mont-Saint-Michel

The Mont-Saint-Michel is one of Europe’s most unforgettable sights. Set in the mesmerising bay where Normandy and Brittany merge, the island draws the eye from great distances. The staggering location has long inspired awe and the imagination. The story of how the mount turned into a great place of Christian pilgrimage is colourful. Aubert, bishop of the nearby hilltop town of Avranches early in the 8th Century, claimed that the Archangel Michael himself pressured him into having a church built atop the island just out to sea.

Paimpont

Paimpont is an attractive little place, with a main street of stone cottages, and a good base to explore the area. It is best known for its 13th-century lakeside abbey, which as well as ancient books and religious silverware, holds summer exhibitions and concerts. Also worth a look are the 17th to 20th-century forges showing Paimpont’s industrial heritage.

Josselin

Josselin is a must-visit on any tour of the Breton heartlands. From its medieval castle, still lived in by members of the legendary Rohan family, to the doll museum, and from its attractive old town to canal-based fun or forest walks, there’s something to interest all members of the family.

Dinan

Dinan is without doubt one of the most attractive and best preserved small towns in Brittany. With its 1.8 mile (3km)-long ramparts, half-timbered houses, attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops, it’s worth a day of anyone’s time.

La Gacilly

La Gacilly is synonymous with the late Yves Rocher who created and ran his cosmetics empire in this charming Morbihan village; it’s also renowned for its arts and crafts. When you’ve checked out the botanical garden and tried some treatments in the spa, go walking with donkeys or rent a boat.

Combourg

Combourg remains closely linked to François René de Châteaubriand, the most famous of all French Romantic authors, who found his inspiration here, at the end of the 18th century, in this historic, leafy green setting. Follow in the poet’s footsteps, and enjoy the country atmosphere of Tranquille Lake, and the imposing castle. A visit here could be combined with a trip to Rennes, Dinan or Becherel.

Plage au lac de Trémelin

Beach, Lake Swimming, Walks, High Ropes, Activities, Horse Riding, Restaurant, Bar.

Rennes

Most of old Rennes was burnt down in 1720 when a fire ravaged the city, however some authentic pockets remain; the streets around Place Ste-Anne are lined with higgledy-piggledy half-timbered houses. Place des Lices was originally used for jousting.

Monfort sur Meu

A small market town well worth a visit, (Market on Fridays). Many interesting old buildings and The Ecomuseum of the district of Montfort. In Papegaut Tower, the Ecomuseum invites you to discover the culture of the district where history and legends are very close. Different permanent exhibitions are offered - the duck legend, the architecture of the district of Brocéliande and Montfort during the Middle Ages.

Concoret

Château de Comper near Concoret, which houses the Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien where you’ll discover scenes from Arthurian legends. In summer there are exhibitions, events and themed walks. Next to the castle is a lake, underneath whose waters apparently lives the fairy Viviane in a crystal palace built by Merlin the magician. Some say Merlin was imprisoned by Viviane in a stone about a mile west of Concoret. Next to it is the Fontaine de Barenton, the fountain from where it is said rain can be summoned if you throw some of its water onto the slab in front of it.

Markets

Markets
• Monday
Questembert (60km)
• Tuesday
Mordelles (35km)
• Wednesday
Montauban-de-Bretagne - all day (15km), Broons (20km), Tinteniac (40km), Pace (40km)
• Thursday
Malestroit (43km), Dinan (43km)
• Friday
Mauron (9km), Montfort-sur-Meu (21km), Ploermel (28km), Elven (58km)
• Saturday
Saint-Meen-le-Grand: (5km), Josselin (39km), La Gacilly (48km), Rennes (50km)
• Sunday
Plelan-le-Grand: (17km), Maure-de-Bretagne (36km)