Holiday Cottage to let in Brittany

2km from Tremblay, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI006200 Advertiser since: 28 February 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Soleil Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2 1 Extra person on zbed with proper single mattress

About this property

An Authentic French Cottage With Mod Cons And Wi-fi. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Soleil is a cosy cottage, part of a beautiful 400 year old farmhouse. Set in beautiful unspoilt countryside - perfect for walking and cycling. Only 25 mins from Le Mont St Michel and beaches. Close to St Malo, medieval Dinan, Fougeres with its stunning chateau. A peaceful and beautiful rural location yet close to all amenities. Situated approximately 1 mile from the pretty village of Tremblay with its boulangerie, cafes and restaurants and within easy reach of the many picturesque attractions of Brittany.

This location offers something for everyone: magnificent beaches for sun-worshippers, spectacular countryside for nature lovers it also offers some of the world's greatest wines, haute cuisine for gourmets, and an abundance of culture for art lovers and tranquillity for the stressed. Each gite comes fully equipped, furnished with Breton antiques. Satellite tv French and English and free wi-fi internet access. Garden furniture and barbecues are provided. Bread, croissants and delicious gateaux are delivered to the hamlet twice a week. Many boardgames. Boules, badminton and swings are available.

Welcome pack on arrival with essentials including homemade jam, milk tea and coffee and of course a bottle of wine.

Le Soleil is centrally heated upstairs and the log burning fire will be lit before your arrival during the winter months to ensure a warm welcome. The cottage has a variety of boardgames and holiday reading to suit all ages. There are lawned areas for children to play on although children should be supervised at all times as whilst this is a quiet hamlet and the houses are off road the occasional car and tractor do pass by. Our French neighbours are very welcoming. The property is an ideal location for exploring and the English owners have an in depth knowledge of the area - they are also French speaking and live on the site. They will be available to help and advise. There are 5 other houses in the hamlet all owned by French so this is an ideal opportunity to experience 'the real French experience'. Each cottage has its own garden furniture, private space and barbecue. There is also a garden across the country road looking over corn fields and containing a newly renovated bread oven. This is a tranquil area to sit during the evenings and watch the beautiful sunset. Our nearest town 5 minutes’ drive is Tremblay which has some attractive houses from the 11th century. Tremblay was the birthplace of botanist Rene Louiche-Desfontaines who set up a national botanic specimen collection in the Museum d' Histoire Naturelle. He introduced the cultivation of Durum wheat in to France in 1933. Tremblay erected a bust in his honour.

The property is ideally located for visiting the beaches of Normandy and Brittany - all within 30 mins. There are many stunning coastal villages including St. Suliac which is listed as one of the prettiest villages of Ille et Vilaine. Cancale the oyster capital of Europe is also only a 40 mins drive away. The famous medieval walled town of St. Malo overlooking a large harbour and beautiful sandy beach is only an hour’s drive. Mont St Michel is a magnificent spectacle only 25 mins drive away.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The fully fitted kitchen has a halogen hob and electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. It is well equipped for all your cooking requirements including a cafetiere and a coffee-machine. There is an ironing board, iron and clothes line outside if needed and a hoover.

The lounge has a beautiful Breton style table and chairs which can be extended for larger parties. There is a comfy 3 seater leather sofa with reclining seats and 3 more comfortable armchairs comfy armchairs. The Godin wood burning stove is lit to welcome you on your arrival in colder months. Satellite tv, dvd and wired internet access are all provided. A "Breton buffet" contains a range of books, games and dvds. Toys for younger children are available on request.

Living rooms

There is a comfy 3 seater leather sofa with reclining seats and 3 more comfortable armchairs comfy armchairs . The Godin wood burning stove is lit to welcome you on your arrival in cooler months. Satellite tv, dvd and wired internet access are all provided. A "Breton buffet" contains a range of books, games and dvds. Toys for younger children are available on request.

Bedrooms

All bedrooms have been carpeted recently and there is an upstairs wc that can be accessed by all 3 bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 has 2 single beds with bedside table and light.

Bedroom 2 has a king size bed, chest of drawers and hanging rail and full length mirror.

Bedroom 3 has a double bed and single bed (this can be moved into any other bedroom if required). There is a chest of drawers and hanging rail. This room has a recently installed en suite shower. Hairdryers are supplied.

Bathrooms

The downstairs family bathroom has shower, wc and handbasin. Upstairs is a separate wc and handbasin.

The large double bedroom has an en suite shower.

Heating

In cooler months the bedrooms and landing are centrally heated and the lounge area has a wood burning stove. The downstairs bathroom has an electric radiator.

Entertainment

There is a range of holiday reading, dvds and boardgames. The tv has Sky free to view channels and there is also French tv. Wi-fi is provided free.

Garden and outside

The cottage comes with its own patio and garden furniture. An area has been assigned for badminton and swing ball. Over the country road there is a further large area with seating and swings .

Parking and garages

There is ample parking outside your cottage for 2 or more cars.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

Welcome pack on arrival with essentials including homemade jam, milk tea and coffee and of course a bottle of wine.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Morel- Martin-Piquereau-Pichon 7 Rue Pingeoirs, 35560 Antrain

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fougeres
Distance: 25 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Fresh water
Name of nearest fishing location: River Cousenon
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine des Ormes
Distance: 25 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Gare de Tremblay

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Judith White

Hi I am Judi and my husband is Graham. We have lived here for 10 years after retiring early from our jobs as teacher and nurse. Our rural location is a complete contrast to town life in the UK. We love gardening and growing our own produce. We also love music especially live concerts and we are both avid readers. We are blessed with 4 grandchildren, 2 in the US and 2 in the UK and we see them as often as possible. We love travelling and meeting people and sharing the tranquillity of our home.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? The location is central to many sites of interest, historic, scenic and leisure orientated and has good travel links. The 11th century monastery of Mont St. Michel is a 25 minute drive, as is the largest intact European castle in Fougeres. The walled town of St. Malo as well as the medieval Dinan and Dinard are 1 hour away by car. The area capital is at a similar distance in the city of Rennes, which boasts the 2nd largest food market in France on Saturday. Cancale, famous for its oysters is also about the same distance from us. The area is awash with pretty little towns and villages with bars and restaurants. There are forests, lakes, rivers and prescribed walks and cycle routes in the local countryside. There are 2 swimming pools within 25 minutes drive as well as swimming orientated lakeside resorts. There are 2 attractive, well run zoo's, an aquarium, cinemas, bowls and shops. Markets abound in the local towns on different days of the week.
Unique benefits of property The property is set in the tranquility of the Breton countryside and has the charm of an historic farm building which has been thoroughly modernised with all the modern day comforts of home. Bedrooms are carpeted, ground floor tiled. It is comfortably furnished and has washing and drying facilities, fridge, iron, hairdryer, French and English television and a collection of adult and children's dvd's and books. Wi-fi is provided free of charge. The property stands in a hamlet of 6 houses in a rural setting with views across fields of local crops and trees. The gardens are lawned to the front and rear of the property and there is a large lawned area adjacent to the property where fruit trees and vegetables grow. In one front garden there is a working covered well and an area set aside for badminton, with rackets, shuttlecocks and net supplied. In the garden adjacent to the property there is a refurbished bread oven. Barbecues are available as well as garden tables, chairs and parasols.

The Owner Recommends

Attractions and Activities

Only 25kms from Mont St Michel. An idyllic setting in a rural location yet within easy reach of the many picturesque attractions of Brittany. St Malo with stunning beaches, Cancale the oyster capital of Europe, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe. Dinan a jewel of a medieval town and Rennes with the largest market in France. The Foret de Villecartier 15 mins away with an amazing zip wire course, horse riding and activity areas for children and adults of all ages.

This location offers something for everyone: magnificent beaches, spectacular countryside, great restaurants, historical sites and a host of water sports, horse riding, cycling and walking.

Each gite comes fully equipped, furnished with Breton antiques. Satellite tv French and English and free wi-fi internet access. Garden furniture and barbecues are provided. Bread, croissants and delicious gateaux are delivered to the hamlet twice a week. Boardgames, boules and badminton available and swings with a climbing rope and trapeze bar.