Large holiday cottage in Brittany - BI006820

3km from Epiniac, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI006820 Advertiser since: 21 January 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Bas Balluais Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 5 10 4

About this property

Large Farmhouse Set In Idyllic Brittany Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The house is a large, spacious, 3 storied granite built farmhouse which has been completely renovated and includes full central heating. The old world charm remains in the numerous beams, winding staircase and cosy logburner.
The 5 bedrooms are spread over 3 floors, one being located on the ground floor making it ideal for those with limited mobility or early risers! Any of the bedrooms are plenty large enough to accommodate the cot which can be easily moved. One thing you are not short of in the house or the grounds, is space, there's always a quiet nook to be found.
Meandering round the grounds you'll find 2 barns. One houses the trampoline, basketball, swing set etc and the other houses pool, football and air hockey tables - from tots to teens,there's always something to do.
Les Bas Balluais Farmhouse is set in rural surroundings but benefits from being close to the sea and many local attractions.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher, oven, microwave and generous fridge-freezer along with all the usual kitchen accouterments. The laundry is equipped with washing machine, ironing board etc.
There is a table in the kitchen but most of your dining will be around the large oak dining table which is ideal for those 'bon vivant' gatherings.

Living rooms

The beamed sitting room has a logburner, English tv, dvd player, ample sofas and a large oak dining table.


We have 3 double en suite rooms and 2 twin rooms each with sinks in that share a bathroom on the same floor; there is also an additional cloakroom on the ground floor.


Three double bedrooms have attached bathrooms and we supply your towels and bed linen. The twin rooms share a bathroom on the same floor and you'll find a cloakroom on the ground floor - there's no waiting for the loo in our house!


The house has full central heating and the property has been renovated to include a large amount of insulation for all year round comfort.
The logburner burns bright and provides cosy warmth and glow on cooler evenings.


We have 2 tvs in the property. The one in the sitting room receives UK freeview channels and the one in the media room is for playing dvds only - so remember to pack your favourites!

Garden and outside

There is plenty of outdoor space with a large flat field for outdoor games. A pretty enclosed rear garden with BBQ area, tables and furniture for relaxing in. There's a large barn housing a play area with swings, swing ball, table tennis, trampoline, play equipment and basketball net. A separate gamesroom across the farmyard houses pool, football and air hockey tables. Let the competitions commence!

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking in the farmyard.

Visitor suitability

The house is ideal for multi generational parties, group and family holidays. The ground floor accommodation is on one level and has a bath in the bathroom with grab handles.

Information about any additional facilities

The beds are made on your arrival and additional linen is provided for the 2nd week of your stay. We will also supply you with a welcome pack so that you can enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea on your arrival without having to visit the shops first.
There is so much to do and see locally making this an ideal holiday destination for all ages whether you want to enjoy the culture or the beaches that the area has to offer.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Dol-de-Bretagne
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Domaine des Ormes Les Ormes carp lake
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine des Ormes Les Ormes
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Domaine des Ormes Les Ormes
Distance: 3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Circuit les Breil


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Clare Hazlewood

We had been holidaying in Brittany for many years before taking the plunge to buy our own piece of heaven. We feel very lucky to have stumbled upon this incredible farmhouse and grounds that fulfils our requirements to a T! We wanted a large property to spread out in with plenty of grounds for the children to roam free in whilst being close to the sea and attractions. We love sharing our 5 * slice of heaven with our guests who come back year after year and rate us so highly.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We are ideally located for the ports and airports making travelling a doddle. There's so much to see and do within an easy drive. Being a multi generational family we wanted to be near the sea and gorgeous and within easy reach of cultural destinations like Dinard, Dinan, St Malo, Mont st Michel and the D day landings. We think where we are located is perfect, why don't you come and see why we and all our guests love it so much?
Unique benefits of property Sleeps 10 + baby
Large, recently restored farmhouse set in idyllic countryside, easy walking distance from the charming village of Epiniac with bread shop and a bar.
The accommodation offers beamed sitting room with log burner, English TV and DVD, fully equipped modern kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms (3 ensuite including1ground floor ensuite ideal for guests with limited mobility), media room with DVD, laundry.
Pretty garden with tables, relaxer chairs and BBQ. Huge play barn with swing, slide, trampoline, basketball, swing ball and table tennis. Games room with pool, football and air hockey tables – bring on the competitions! Large grounds.
Welcome pack, bed linen and towels provided.
The house is conveniently located for lazy days by the sea, walking, cycling, riding, golfing, fishing or discovering the medieval towns of Dol-De-Bretagne, Dinard and Dinan with their bustling street markets, craft shops, restaurants, supermarkets, swimming/sports complexes.

The Owner Recommends

Cycle Hire in Dol-de-Bretagne

Romé Cycles
Address: 32 Boulevard Deminiac, 35120 Dol-de-Bretagne, France
Phone: +33 2 99 80 96 26


There are some great restaurants to be found in Dol-de-Bretagne, Concale, Dinard etc.
Some of our favourites are:
La Grabotais
4 rue Ceinte, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
+33 2 99 48 19 89

Restaurant Au Vieux Safran
Address: 2 Quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
Phone: +33 2 99 89 92 42

Le Yacht
Address: Prom. du Clair de Lune, 35800 Dinard, France
Phone: +33 2 23 18 12 08

Fabulous Beaches

St-Malo Beaches and Islands
The falling tide reveals several sandy beaches of fine white sand and a cluster of rocky islands that may be reached on foot. The latter are home to a variety of fortifications, as well as the tomb of Chateaubriand, and provide great views back to the walled city.
The exposed sands make it possible to walk a half circuit of the Old Town on the western and northern sides between the Mole des Noires jetty and the Chateau de St-Malo. East of the chateau, the long sandy Grande Plage stretches towards the district of Parame. For those visiting the islands, timetables are available at the Porte St-Pierre gate to provide guidance on beating the rising tide.

The genteel resort of Dinard, facing St-Malo across the Rance estuary, boasts several superb sandy beaches. The most central, the plage de l’Écluse, backed by stately villas and bedecked with blue-and-white canvas sun shields, was immortalised by Picasso in Baigneuses sur la Plage.

Port Mer Beach : Rue Eugène et Auguste Feyen 35260 Cancale
The gently sloping beach of Port Mer is located north of Cancale. Bordered by busy seaside restaurants the beach is very popular during the summer. It is very well equipped with a playground for children on the sand and a nautical center where kayaks and boats can be hired by the hour or day.

Le Mont st Michel

Situated in the middle of a bay, Mont Saint-Michel welcomes many visitors each year. Meander up the Grande Rue with its museums, shops and houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries and, after admiring the Abbey church, enjoy the beautiful and matchless view over the bay whilst wandering down the ramparts path.

Dinan, St Malo and Dinard

The old town is crammed with half timbered buildings dating from the 13th and 14th centuries, with cobbled, rambling streets. Throughout the old town are numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and the colourful shops. Rue du Petite Port is impressive and the steep walk up to the old town and the ramparts is worth it for the superb views and sense of history.
St Malo
Strolling around the ancient walled cobbled street of St Malo finds you in a busy, lively and characterful town, packed with restaurants, bars and shops. A walk along the ramparts provides you with magnificent views of both the citadel within and the beach and sea beyond. The vast, clean, sandy beaches are right on the cities doorstep and it is here that you can swim in the sea or the tidal sea water pool.
Set on the dramatic coastline of Brittany in northern France, Dinard long been a fashionable and chic destination for holidaying French. Characterised by its long and wide, tree-lined boulevards that converge on elegant squares full of chic restaurants and creperies, the town is surrounded on three sides by golden beaches and incredibly blue sea. A great destination for those seeking upmarket shopping facilities, restaurants, wishing to meander around the coastal path, sail, take part in water sports or spend the day at one of the wonderful beaches.

Local Attractions

• Fantastic beaches of the Emerald Coast and Côtes d’Armor
• Tree top walking & riding in the nearby forest of Villecartier
• Cobac children’s adventure park
• La Bourbansais Zoological Park
• Grand Aquarium at St. Malo
• Sand yachting at Cherieux
• Go-karting at St Meloir des Ondes 15km
• Swimming pool in Dol-De-Bretagne 7km Many historical sites and Medieval towns such as: Le Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Dinan, Dinard, Fougères, Combourg, Dol de Bretagne and Vitré
• Fishing port of Cancal, famous for its oysters and seafood
Famous staircase locks of Hédé on the Canal d’Ille et Rance
Golf galore at Des Ormes and Le Tronchet
Fishing at nearby lakes and rivers.
• Daily selection of colourful open air markets
• Nearest supermarket: 7 km
• Nearest beach: 15 km
• Nearest airport: 40 km
• Nearest port: 37 km

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 R us from Portsmouth 21 July, 2019

Fantastic place to stay,with so much to see and do in the area. The farm is great with table tennis, air hockey, pool ect. there's plenty to keep everyone entertained whilst others are enjoying some r and r! Thoroughly recommended.