This location has multiple holiday properties
|Grand Camus||Self Catering||3||6||3||+ cot bed|
Grand Camus is situated in a tranquil location on the edge of ancient moorland, where the stresses of everyday life can be easily put aside. This former farmhouse has been luxuriously converted into exceptionally flexible holiday accommodation suitable for families or groups of friends.
The property has spacious grounds that are ideal for barbecues or relaxing with a book and a drink whilst watching birdlife or the stars! Take a stroll down country lanes, or for the more energetic, follow the marked cycle or rambling trails or join a pony trek through the nearby forest. Alternatively, hire canoes at the neighbouring village of La Prenessaye and explore further down river. Break for lunch at one of the local creperies.
Within a short 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 to provide plenty of options for everyone.
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.
The English managers live nearby and 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.
More information and photos can be seen on the website.
Completely flexible changeover days and short breaks available from September to June.
Discounted monthly lets for house hunting from October to April - contact us to discuss your requirements.
Le Grand Camus has a spacious, open plan, high specification kitchen with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. Equipment includes: large cooker with 5 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, washing machine and iron.
The dining area has frenchdoors which open onto a gravelled terrace in front of the house. There is a long table that comfortably seats 8 and sideboard housing special occasion crockery and a variety of boardgames.
The open plan living room continues into a lounge area furnished with one 3-seater and two 2-seater sofas, coffee-table, efficient woodburner, tv, dvd, and a well stocked book case.
The ground floor bedroom can be configured with 2 single beds or a large double bed. Upstairs the second bedroom also has ziplock beds that can be singles or a king size double. Finally there is the master suite with a magnificent 4 poster bed and chandeliers, the ideal room for injecting a little romance into your holiday.
All the bedrooms have mirrors, chairs, heaters, and storage space.
There is a ground floor shower room (which also houses the washing machine) directly opposite the downstairs bedroom. Upstairs there is an en suite shower room for bedroom 2 and a large en suite bathroom with both bath and separate shower cubicle in the master suite. All bathrooms have mirrors, towel rails, heaters, cupboards and hairdryers.
Bathroom towel hire is optionally available.
Working woodburner in the living room plus modern, efficient, electric panel radiators throughout.
Tv receiving both UK and French free-to-air programmes. Complimentary wi-fi, dvd player, radio, traditional boardgames, stocked bookcases, and large scale local maps for walkers are provided.
The property has a private barbecue area, with hardwood outdoor dining furniture and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the wonderful views and stunning sunsets. Le Grand Camus has its own a very spacious deck with built-in barbecue and level lawned area. Beyond the lawn is an enclosed paddock/orchard, shared with Le Petit Camus next door.
There is plenty of on-site parking, with space available immediately in front of the gite for unloading.
Le Grand Camus offers luxury family accommodation with a 4-poster master suite and 2 bedrooms that can be configured as twins or doubles. This gite can also be rented together with Petit Camus by extended families or groups of friends - sleeping 10 in total. The ground floor bedroom and shower room providing an option for guests with restricted mobility wishing to avoid stairs.
We ask that guests who wish to smoke do so outside.
The gite is not suitable for guests bringing their pets on holiday.
Le Camus is maintained to a very high standard and equipped for year-round use. Bed linen is provided appropriate to the season. Long lets and short breaks are available and there are no restrictions on changeover days out of peak season. UK guests do not need to bring plug adaptors: We supply multi-point adaptor banks.
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 have been regular visitors to this gite since 2009. It is very well equiped, furnished to a very high standard, well maintained and very clean. It has a bright, modern interior in a traditional Breton farmhouse. The setting is tranquil and very rural with views over open countryside from all around since it is close to the top of a hill. There are six or seven other houses spread out in the vicinity so it is set in space but not isolated. It is ideal for walking an cycling straight from the door. A former railway line about 2 miles away has been converted for walking and cycling, running 30 miles or more across central Brittany, and can be reached down quiet lanes. The Nante-Brest Canal is also 30 minutes away by car and offers lovely walks and cycling drom Joselin or Rohan. The large village of Plemet is about 4 miles away for a supermarket, two bakeries and other shops. The north and south Breton coasts are about an hour away, as is Rennes. For us it provides a very restful and break and provides everthing we need. In the past it also provided a good place for our son to revise for A level exams.
A beautifully appointed Gite. Attention has been given to every detail to make it the most
pleasurable and comfortable gite in Brittany, All fittings are of top quality also workmanship.
If you are stressed out and looking for peace and tranquility, then this is the place for you
to totally chill out.
One of the best houses we have stayed in in40years of going to France.In the middle of nowhere but easy access to anywhere in Brittany.we will come again.
We have been regular visitors to this gite since 2009. It is very well maintained, clean, sell equipped and comfortable and combines external character with modern, light and spacious inside. We love the tranquil rural location and terrific views across open countryside with is being situated at the top of a hill. The garden includes a large field and orchard that children would enjoy exploring. Sitting in the garden you only hear the birds, insects, local farm animals and the very occasional car or tractor. Our son in previous years found it was also a great place to revise for A levels and university exams or write assignments. It is a good base for local walks or cycle rides and convenient for trips to nearby characterful places such as Josselin, Rohan, Pontivy about 30 minutes away on quiet roads. For cycling there is a former railway line that runs across central Brittany and has been converted to a cycle route - this is 2 miles away. The Nantes-Brest Canal is lovely for walking and cycling with many stretches about 30 minutes drive. The north and south coasts are each about an hour's drive. Erquy on the north coast is a very pretty bay and harbour with good parking and facilities and is easily reached. Locally the village of Plemet, 3 miles away, provides all the basic needs.
It deserves 10/10 for the above categories and I only marked local amenities at 7/10 as some might wish for a greater range that you might find in a busy area.However these fully met our needs
It has been a pleasure to welcome you back to Brittany year on year John, and we are delighted that the gite continues to live up to expectations. See you next year.