Holiday cottage with private pool in Brittany - BI006535

1km from Monthault, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI006535 Advertiser since: 8 August 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Honeysuckle Cottage Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2

About this property

Farmhouse with Swimming Pool, Large Garden, Rural. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The property is over 300 hundred years old and has a large garden, and the house itself has beams throughout.

The garden has a covered decking area for outside eating, your own barbecue, sunloungers and games for the garden.

Plenty of parking space. Gravel courtyard which has a second seating area which is also covered.

Welcome pack.

Above ground heated swimming pool.

Two double bedrooms and another double with 2 single beds.

We are dog and child friendly.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen with
Dishes and utensils
Pantry items

Dining area with seating for 6/8 and highchair as well as 2 private outside dining spaces.

Living rooms

Comfortable seating for 6.
Tv, UK satellite system and dvd player.
Dvd library


Two double bedrooms each with a fan and heated towel rail, wardrobe and bedside cabinet.

One twin bedroom with fan, wardrobe and bedside cabinet.

A cot is available on request.

All bed linen provided.


2 Shower rooms with toilet, sink and hand basin. All towels provided - including pool towels.


Logburner and electric radiators.


Tv, dvd player, satellite tv both indoor and outdoor games. Fitness bike and cross trainer.

Garden and outside

Large landscaped garden at rear with heated swimming pool and sunloungers. There is a covered seating area with a bbq nearby.

A covered decked seating area is at the rear of the house as well as another seating/dining area directly outside the front of the house.

Parking and garages

Parking available at front of property.

Visitor suitability

Child friendly, dog friendly. Steep stairs and upstairs bathroom may be a problem for people with reduced mobility.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Local vets in Louvigne du Desert


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Ducey
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perche
Name of nearest fishing location: Many lakes nearby
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Marked trails within 1 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Nick Phillips

We are a sociable couple who enjoy travel, both abroad and at home, walking our dogs, cycling, visiting markets, visiting sites of historical or natural interest, eating out and the fine wines of France. Over the years, we have stayed in many self-catering properties; our experiences have given us high expectations of holiday homes, which are reflected in Honeysuckle Cottage.<br/><br/>Until recently, we both worked in education, Nick as a Secondary Head and Pip as an English and Drama teacher.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? We bought the property which is a 300 year old stone farmhouse to semi-retire in a beautiful, tranquil location.

There are many places to visit, places to cycle and walk, good shops, markets and restaurants.

The house is in a little village with good access to a variety of places of interest and beaches. 30 min from Mont St Michel.
Unique benefits of property The property benefits from being spacious, characterful and in a peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful countryside, whilst having all of the advantages of a larger town 10 minutes away. The property is in a small hamlet consisting of 3 houses. There is a shop/bar/restaurant and a 12th century church approximately 1km away. There are lovely walks from the village.

The Owner Recommends

Auberge in Monthault

Great food and reasonably priced authentic French working lunch. 4 courses including plat du jour, wine or cidre and coffee for €12.50

Mont St Michel

Fabulous, iconic attraction close by.

Rennes - The capital city of Brittany

Head for the old town for some fantastic shops and a bustling atmosphere.


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.

Saint Hilaire-du-Harcouët

Market on Wednesday morning, plenty of restaurants, indoor swimming pool with water slides etc.

9 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 SD 29 October, 2018

Excellent stay - spotless, and very comfortable. The welcome pack was just what we needed after arriving late at night. A beautiful location in the country - stars were breathtaking.
Beautiful local villages, plenty to see and do for foodies / history / nature / architecture / military history the pool! Nick & Pip fabulous hosts - very welcoming and nothing too much trouble.
Thoroughly recommend and will certainly stay again!

10 / 10 Kay 22 October, 2018

We had a fantastic time in Honeysuckle Cottage. Fabulously clean, with everything we needed. Very comfortable beds with lovely bed linen and towels. Kitchen well-equipped with lots of thought put into the cottage content - even down to the selection of DVDs for us to curl up infront of the log burner to unwind. Thank you for the welcome pack - such a nice surprise. The location of the gite was exactly as described on the website, in a pretty, countryside location. The owners, Pip and Nick, were perfect - always ready to help and knowledgeable about the area. We had a fantastic day in Fougeres on market day ( thanks for the recommendation, Nick and Pip) and really enjoyed the audio tour around the chateau. Would also recommend a trip to the Bayeux Tapestry; another great audio tour and interesting museum. Fantastic food at the local Auberge. We’ve stayed in many gites and holiday cottages before and this one was the best to-date. Highly recommend.

Owner response

Many thanks for your review and so glad that you had a lovely time.

10 / 10 Selina & Dave Adams 1 October, 2018

This was our 1st visit & we weren't left disappointed. The owners, Nick & Pip were both welcoming & knowledgeable of the local & surrounding area, dispite having only been there a little while. There is a lovely traditional auberge in Monthault just a couple of kilometres away where they speak good 'broken' English if your French isn't great. The accommodations had everything we needed & was spotlessly clean & comfortable......the pillows were really comfortable which you don't always get when away. There's a huge garden which was great for our dog but with all the open countryside there was plenty of space for him to run free. Would definitely recommend.

Owner response

We are so glad that you, Dave and little Basil enjoyed your week wi5 us and hope to see you again.

10 / 10 Jo Harris 20 September, 2018

Had a weeks stay in this lovely gite . In beautiful tranquil surroundings it is the ideal place to relax and unwind ! The gite was like a home from home very comfortable and clean .There were lots of thoughtful touches a lovely wellcome pack which meant we didn’t have to go out for provisions straight away .The owners have put a lot of thought into the gite with children’s books and toys as well .So would be suitable for young families .There was even an umbrella provided in case of rain!I would highly recommend this gite if you want a relaxing break in the beautiful countryside and we have already booked up for next spring ,