Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 23 9.8/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|La Vieille Longère||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||3|
La Vieille Longere is situated in a truly tranquil location near the River Lie and Loudeac Forest, where the stresses of everyday life can be easily put aside.
This characterful holiday rental has been carefully renovated to create a comfortable home from home that retains many original Breton features, including exposed oak beams and A-frames.
The longere is comfortably furnished for modern life, including a relaxing living room with large sofas, tv, woodburner and dining area with frenchdoors to the barbecue terrace - an ideal spot for relaxing with a book and a drink, sketching the scenery, watching birds or star-gazing at clear night skies. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped for year-round self catering and has a wide, sunny window seat.
There are 2 spacious en suite bedrooms upstairs, and an optional third bedroom with adjacent shower room on the ground floor - this gite is particularly popular with adult friends or older families wanting to share a holiday without having to share a bathroom and offering plenty of space to relax in.
Take a stroll along country lanes to the nearby river to cool off beside the calm waters of an ancient deer crossing or follow the path down stream a little to the weir which attracts many trout fishermen. The more energetic can follow the marked cycle or rambling trails into the forest opposite or join a pony trek. Alternatively, hire canoes at the neighbouring village of La Prenessaye and explore further down river, breaking for lunch at one of the local auberges or creperies.
The area is equally appealing to anyone who enjoys meandering around small medieval towns - don't miss nearby Moncontour, which is just minutes away and is amazing; the Fete des Ramparts shared bi-annually with Dinan is a must. For those who enjoy browsing the many local markets there is plenty of fresh produce to discover - goats cheeses, honey, shellfish, pork and freshly picked vegetables are piled high beside art and craft or brocante stalls.
For exploring this area of Brittany, within an easy drive there are medieval market towns, good quality restaurants, a wide variety of historic sites, large inland lakes with watersports, fishing and boating, the beautifully scenic north coast beaches and international standard golf courses providing plenty of options for everyone.
The English owners live next door, maintain the gite personally and are available to answer any queries to help guests make the most of their stay in this beautiful and friendly area of Brittany.
Saturday change-overs are preferred during July and August, however totally flexible changeover days and short breaks are available out of peak season
Please note this gite is not insured for young children, we do not accept bookings from guests bringing children under 13 years old.
The kitchen has a comprehensive collection of cooking utensils and crockery. Equipment includes: large cooker with 5 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, washing machine and iron.
The dining area in the living room comfortably seats 4 and there is also a hardwood outdoor dining table and 4 chairs on the rear terrace (if 5 or 6 guests book the gite, additional chairs are supplied).
The spacious dual aspect living room has 2 large comfy sofas and a rocking chair. French doors to the terrace frame the uninterrupted rural view.
Entertainment includes flat screen tv with HDMI and USB slots, dvd player, well stocked bookcase and an efficient woodburner.
There are 2 first floor en suite bedrooms, 1 double room and 1 twin, opposite each other off the galleried landing (no adjoining walls on these bedrooms).
If required there is also an optional ground floor double bedroom which is adjacent to the ground floor shower room.
All the bedrooms have bedside lamps, mirrors, chairs, heaters and ample storage space, the beds are all 2m long.
Bed linen appropriate to the season is included in our prices.
Each shower room has an enclosed shower cubicle, mirror with light and power point above it, towel rail, heater, cupboard, hairdryer and bathmats.
Bathroom towel hire is optionally available if required.
The 2 upstairs shower-rooms are ensuites to the upstairs bedrooms, the one on the ground floor is at the rear of the entrance hall.
Working woodburner in the living room plus modern, efficient, electric panel radiators throughout.
Tv receiving uk free-to-air programmes. Complimentary wi-fi, dvd player, radio, traditional boardgames, stocked bookcase and large scale local maps for walkers are provided. An up-to-date selection of books and information about the region is also available.
La Vieille Longère has a large barbecue terrace surrounded by raised beds, herb planters and a selection of soft fruit bushes. The garden opens onto an unfenced rough paddock edged by oak and apple trees.
There is built in chimney bbq, hardwood outdoor dining table, chairs and parasol, plus zero gravity recliners and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the wonderful views and stunning sunsets.
A rotary dryer is provided.
There is on-site parking opposite the gite for 2 cars, with space immediately in front of the gite for unloading.
The layout of La Vieille Longère was designed specifically for couples, groups of adult friends or older families with teenage children. The living accommodation is ideal for 4 guests, but can accommodate a maximum of 6 if required.
The gite is priced with use of the 2 en suite upstairs bedrooms, or can accommodate guests preferring to use 1 of the upstairs bedrooms and the ground floor double bedroom.
We offer a year-round discount to couples choosing to use just one bedroom suite.
A small supplement applies if all three bedrooms are required, for instance for friends on holiday together or parents with older children not wanting to share a room.
We ask that guests who wish to smoke do so outside.
The gite is not suitable for guests bringing their pets on holiday.
The gite is personally maintained by the owners and is equipped for year-round use.
UK guests do not need to bring plug adaptors: we supply multi-point adaptor banks and USB chargers.
We swapped the busy pressures of running a business in England for the relaxed pace of a French rural life; it’s a world away from sitting in traffic jams and the hectic life we used to have. It took 18 months of hard work before the properties were ready to welcome our first guests for Easter 2006; since then we have enjoyed welcoming guests who want to experience a relaxing gite holiday in Brittany, it’s nice that other people feel as happy here as we do.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||If you are looking for a holiday cottage to rent in the real Brittany look no further!
Our gites sit in rural tranquility where it is easy to relax and forget the pressures of everyday life; the rolling countryside, nearby river and forest make it an ideal location for nature lovers, walkers, anglers, bird-watchers, cyclists and star gazers.
Sample traditional Breton fare in one of the local auberges, shop at famers markets for locally grown pork, fruit and vegetables or freshly caught seafood.
The area is an excellent choice for anyone interested in touring a fascinating, and easy to access, region of France which offers many options for sight seeing... discover the stunning landscape of menhirs and castles, forests and lakes, walled medieval cities and quaint market villages.
For a day at the coast, from just 40km away there are small rocky coves, boat filled marinas, shelving inlets where mussels are farmed and surprisingly quiet stretches of golden sand.
|Unique benefits of property||Each of our gîtes has been carefully renovated to retain their original Breton character whilst also providing the comforts and facilities you expect to find in modern holiday rental accommodation. They are well maintained, personally managed by us and comprehensively equipped to ensure they are good places to stay throughout the year. Out of peak season we are completely flexible about changeover days and are happy to accept bookings from 3 nights to a month. It’s so relaxing, such a treat to step out of the rat race even just for a few days.|
Visit the 'base sport nature' just down the road at La Prenessaye for an excellent value, invigorating day out. Hire kayaks from 7.50 Euros for unaccompanied half-days or join a guided trip down the river - suitable for all ages and no previous experience is necessary. Alternatively hire an all terrain bike to explore the area.
Small but perfectly formed bistro opposite the church in the middle of Loudeac. Excellent value lunches and an extensive dinner menu using fresh seasonal produce that never fails to please.
The restaurant for mussels! A vast selection of moules options fill the menu, along with a good wine list, tasty meat of the day options for non-shellfish lovers and tables full of locals, so you know the cooking is good!
An ancient stone river crossing over the Lie, still said to be used by deer. A magically peaceful place to cool off with a picnic, or follow the marked riverside walk.
A must for Thursday mornings, Lamballe has a large traditional Breton market where the locals buy and sell every week; craft stalls offering hand made Celtic jewellery complete with galette stands and masses of freshly picked vegetables for your attention.
A delightful restaurant with very helpful owners - one serves, the other cooks - who are pleased to explain the dishes contents and origins. Diners can choose to don medieval costume and cannot fail to enjoy both the atmosphere and the excellent food. A very good choice for family celebrations.
Enjoy Friday evenings at Mur de Bretagne near Lac de Guerledan. A vibrant market, with plenty of food stalls, is held from late afternoon onwards on summer Fridays.
Ferry port: St Malo 80km. Airport: Dinard 70km
Plessala 3km, St Gilles de Mene 3km, Plemet 5km
Award-winning gourmet restaurant, where the 4 course dinner will take all evening. Prepare to be amazed by both the taste and exquisite presentation of the food offered.
We can`t stop visiting this wonderful gite, everything you could possibly want and lovely owners who are always ready to help. Very relaxing, beautiful scenery and lots of places to eat and drink!
Delightful holiday in an extremely well equipped house, the owners really have thought everything through but in what is provided in the gite and in the quality of local information they supply.
Lots of interesting autumn walks, we particularly enjoyed watching several deer trotting beside the local river.
The most relaxing holiday you could wish for, lovely helpful owners, spotlessly clean accommodation with everything you could need. This year was our 9th visit!! and we will be returning next year. We especially enjoy lunching at the local restaurants, walking and bird watching and this is the perfect area. If you want the coast Hillion is less than 40 mins by car and has lovely beaches. I can guarantee if you visit once you will go again
Lovely to see you all again this year Lesley and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2019!
A wonderful holiday in excellent acommadation. The gite was in a beautiful setting with the owners on hand to answer questions. The gite is spacious and extremely well equipped. The range oven made eating at home easy and pleasurable. The property was extremely clean and well presented and matched our needs perfectly. I would definitely recommend the property to my adult friends.