Cottage to let in lovely hamlet in Brittany - BI007199

4km from Antrain, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI007199 Advertiser since: 8 July 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison Tranquil Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Lovely Spacious Very French House But Not Isolated.. This villa is in a rural setting.

This will be our first year 2020 of renting out our house apart from to friends and family.. Hence the reason for no feedback. The property is in an idyllic and very French hamlet of some 14 homes in all. It is rural but not isolated. Nearest town is Fontenelle 1km and Antrian a 3 kilometres away. The house grounds consist of an open barn, orchard and woods, with a large lawned area in front and to the side of the main house. In all approx one plus acre. All approached through a driveway which is gated to the front lane. The house is made from locally cut grey granite and oak floors and beams. We have tried to keep it French in a farm character and not try to turn it into an English suburban house. We can all have that at home. Inside is an open farm kitchen leading to a dining area and open plan sitting room with stone and lime plaster walls.Also a walk in shower and wc
The first floor with one very large main bedroom and one smaller double room with a family bathroom.
New stairs lead to the second floor which is one open plan space with beams we use as a double room but could easily be made to accommodate more in its 70 sq mtr floor area. Maybe we will add another bedroom but not for now.
We have owned the house for 18 years and have taken it from its original condition which was pretty much unaltered from its original construction in 1810 to where we are now. We as a family and a now extended family use the house as a get away and holidays so you will find just about all you will need in the house. Ben and Francis who live on the next farm are on hand and also contactable should you need anything or simply French advice, they also manage most of the change over days for us.
There are logs available from Ben if required at additional cost, negotiate with him.
Also if needed and arranged by guests with Ben or Francis they can provide some cooked meals, but this can be discussed when you arrive and subject to agreement and costs with them direct.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Large dining area, dishwasher, washing machine
Gas cooker
Large fridge-freezer

Living rooms

English tv, 2 large sofas and 1 chair with wooden floors

Bedrooms

Three double bedrooms with wardrobes and dressing tables
The top floor covers the whole area 70 sq mtrs so if required there is extra space also handy for watching the stars through the telescope as the sky is dark and lovely to watch the night sky.

Bathrooms

First floor family bathroom
Ground floor walk in shower with wc and basin

Heating

When used out of season there is a woodburner in the main area. Pressurised water cylinder

Entertainment

English tv Freesat channels

Garden and outside

The grounds are approx one acre plus, comprising of lawned area, woods and orchard. Open large barn and stone wood shed/store room

Parking and garages

Ample parking on the property

Visitor suitability

The property is over three floors so there are stairs

Information about any additional facilities

Bbq on site.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pontorson
Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Trans-la foret
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Trans-la -foret
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Trans-la Foret

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Tony Underwood

We have owned the property for a number of years and continue to enjoy the house and area

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Beautiful area with many activities. Lots of historical towns in particular the Mont san Mitchell. Local fishing lakes together with wonderful walks and forests. Beaches within easy reach which is always a plus.
Unique benefits of property The property whilst being rural is not isolated. The hamlet has 14 properties all having there own charm and very French. The property has great outdoor space.A small wooded area which children love and so do we, together with an orchard and large lawned areas perfect for relaxing with a drink or two.

The Owner Recommends

Mont Saint Michel

Amazing island monastery now accessed via a new causeway. Definitely a must to see also many restaurants and cafes.

L'etang de Boulet

This is a vast lake only 20 mins from the house. It has facilities including a sandy beach for sun bathing and swimming

Chateaus that are local and a must see if you have the time

Chateau de Bonnefontaine 1 km from house
Chateau du Rocher Portail 12 km
Chateau de la Ballue 2 km

Cherriuex

30 mins away small coastal village which has vast sandy beaches used for sand yachting and kite flying etc