|Maison Godfrey||Self Catering||Flexible||3||7||1||Double futon and 2 'Z beds'|
This 3 bedroom house is situated in a quiet rural hamlet, of approximately a dozen houses. It was converted from an old barn 40 years ago, by a local French builder. It has a large secluded south facing garden with views overlooking a wooded river valley. The distance to the village of Saint Ouen de la Rouerie is 2.5 km, which has a bar and a restaurant. The nearest town is Antrain, which is 3.5 km away, with a supermarket, shops, bar, restaurant and banks. It is in an excellent location for exploring both Brittany and Normandy.
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave and a full set of crockery, cutlery and utensils. There is a breakfast table in the kitchen, which can seat 6. The washing machine is in the utility room, accessed from the garden.
The lounge/diner is a large room with comfortable seating for up to 9 people. The dining area can seat 6 to 8 people, and there is ample room to bring the breakfast table in from the kitchen, if required. There is a woodburner, which creates a cosy atmosphere.
The first and second bedrooms have double beds in them, and the third one has a double and a single. There is plenty of storage space, with each room having at least one chest of drawers. Additional hanging space is available on the landing. All the bedrooms are at the back of the house, overlooking the quiet and secluded garden.
The upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower, basin and toilet. Downstairs there is an additional toilet.
Woodburner plus oil filled electric radiators.
Music centre, books, dvds and boardgames. In the garage there are 5 bikes.
The half acre garden is mostly grass, ideal for sunbathing, relaxing, playing games. Garden furniture is stored in the garage. There is a permanent chimney bbq.
Ample off-road parking at the front of the house.
Suitable for those who are looking for a 'get away from it all' holiday and a chance to recharge their batteries. It is suitable for all ages.
The property is owned by 2 British families, Katherine and Mark & Sarah and Ed, who enjoy visiting it each year, often with other friends and family. We love the large south facing garden with beautiful views across the valley. We all enjoy walking, running and cycling in the lanes, along the coastal paths and footpaths surrounding the house.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||The quite rural setting within easy reach of the coast, Mont St Michel and Forêt de Villecartier.|
|Unique benefits of property||The large south facing garden, which is safe for children. The quiet bedrooms overlooking the garden and wooded valley. Large living room, with a woodburner fire. Easy access to local tourist attractions.|
10 minutes from the house. Includes a boating lake, horse riding, bike hire, hiking trails, le Parcours Acrobatique (7 circuits of acrobatic courses in the trees, suitable for both adults and children), cafe and picnic area.
France's second most popular tourist destination, and UNESCO World heritage site, Mont Saint-Michel, is only 24 km away. We like to cycle along the coast to the west, where you can see some spectacular views that many visitors to the Mont would not see.
Medieval town with one of the finest castles in Europe, and beautiful walks around the town. It also has a lively Saturday market.
Travelling around The Baie de Mont Saint-Michel tasting oysters and mussels, around Cancale and along the Baie. Enjoying beautiful sandy beaches at Plage des Chevrets, Guimorais, Saint-Coulombe. Sand yachting at Hirel. Long walks around the Point du Grouin.
Visiting the attractive and well preserved walled town of Dinan. It has 3km long ramparts, half-timbered houses, cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops, leading down to the fascinating old port on the River Rance. Follow the footpaths along the Rance towards the south to find the 'petite cité de caractère' of Léhon.
Saint Malo is about 45 minutes from Folleville. We love to walk through the cobbled streets of the 'intra muros' (inside the walls) and along the ramparts. We also like to go to the hippodrome (horse racing) and the aquarium.
Walking, running and cycling straight from the house along the railway track by the river Loysance. The GR34 is over 1000 km long and it passes by Folleville at the bottom of the valley.
Traditional home made food on the site of an old farm, which is just 15 minutes drive away.
Buy pork chops and sausages straight from the farm 6km away; head home to Folleville and cook them on the bbq whilst enjoying a glass of wine in the garden.