Cottage in rural Brittany close to Normandy - BI005626

Sougeal (8km from Pontorson), Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI005626 Advertiser since: 26 July 2017
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Maison de Cidre Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Bright and Cheerful Holiday Cottage . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A newly renovated 2 bedroom holiday cottage set in a small rural hamlet in Sougeal in the Baie Du Mont St Michel. It has a bright and airy open plan ground floor accommodation with 1st floor bedrooms and bathroom. There is an outdoor seating and dining area leading to grassed area.

We are close to many activities.
If you are of a sporty nature there are walking, cycling and horse riding trails, kayaking, fishing (there are 3 rivers in close proximity) sand yachting (at Cherrieux our nearest beach 15km), micro-flights and a hippodrome for horse meetings (trotting and gallop).

Of particular interest are the organised walking and horse riding trails across the Baie which enable you to appreciate the Mont and the natural beauty of the Baie.

For the children there is the lake at Feins (L'Etang du Boulet) 25 minutes by car - there is a man-made beach, water sports (catamaran, pedalos, kayaks, wind surfing), a walk trail around the lake (6kms) and play areas - ample parking and entry is free and it is extremely popular.

The nearest 18 hole golf course awaits you only 20 minutes away.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is newly appointed with a gas range cooker, fridge with ice box, washing machine, microwave and a good selection of essential kitchenware.

Living rooms

The living area leads on from the dining area and has a beautiful large fireplace with a wood burning stove. There are 2, two seater settees, coffee tables and a tv and dvd player.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms are on the first floor and comprise one double bedroom and one with 2 single beds.

Bathrooms

The bathroom is situated between the bedrooms and has wc, washbasin and a shower.

Heating

In the lounge there is a wood burning stove. The bathroom has a heated towel rail.

Garden and outside

Outside is a seating area with a table and chairs with access to a grassed area.

Parking and garages

There is parking outside front and side.

Visitor suitability

There is a travel cot available. Please note that the staircase may not be suitable for visitors with mobility issues.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Linen

Activities

Cycling

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Glynis Ormerod

We live in the UK but have spent many an enjoyable holiday in this region of France. We decided to buy a small property to escape the hustle and bustle of our busy lives in the UK.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Small hamlet in the countryside but close to all amenities as we are on the border of Brittany and Normandy. We are in the Baie of Mont St Michel so benefit from the climate enjoyed by this region. The airports of Dinard and Rennes are approx. 45km. The ferry port in Caen is 90 minutes away, and the port of St Malo 45 minutes.
Unique benefits of property The property is in a small quiet hamlet with both French and English neighbours, and has been newly renovated to a high standard. We are close to many tourist attractions both in Brittany and Normandy, especially Mont St Michel. The nearby town of Pontorson provides supermarkets, a weekly street market and various bars and restaurants.

The Owner Recommends

Dinan

This is a beautiful medieval town with walks along the ramparts. Also at the ports there are boats for hire or take a trip along the waterway to St Malo on one of the cruises.

Cancale

This beautiful coastal town is famous for its seafood restaurants. Enjoy the view across the bay of the mussel beds. Sundays along the front, you will find many stall selling fresh oysters and mussels.

Sougeal Marais

This is a recognised nature reserve, which is in the process of being extended with new observation hides and centre. A haven for bird enthusiasts.

Ville Cartier

This is a good family day out. Enjoy the thrills of the zip wires, or a more leisurely walk around the lake. There are small boats for the younger ones. After using all your energy, relax with a picnic in the areas provided.

Fougeres

This is an historic town in our region with a thousand years of history, with its own castle to explore. Wander round the old part of town, then take the pathway through the gardens taking in the beautiful views over the surrounding area. There is a busy traditional market on a Saturday morning.

Mont St Michel

This is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979. We highly recommended visiting this landmark with its medieval abbey. There are large car parks if driving, or cycle paths along the river Couesnon starting in Pontorson. For the romantic of you, take a horse drawn carriage across to the monument.

Rennes

Rennes is the Capital of Brittany. It is worth a visit if you like museums, art galleries and cultural pursuits. Typical of a lively city, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy.

Saint Malo

Saint Malo was the home of the pirates for many a year. Walking through its cobbled streets, you feel like you've stepped back in time. Walk round its walls, viewing the town and the port from above, or take the little train around the streets. There is a small museum in the centre where you can learn about the towns history. Also a good place to buy your holiday souvenirs.