Holiday rental in Cotes d'Armor

9.9/10
6km from Plessala, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN002469_C Advertiser since: 17 March 2008

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Grand Camus Self Catering 3 6 3 + cot bed

About this property

Grand Camus is a Charming Gite in Brittany, near River and Forest. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

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.

Heating

Working woodburner in the living room plus modern, efficient, electric panel radiators throughout.

Entertainment

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.

Garden and outside

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.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of on-site parking, with space available immediately in front of the gite for unloading.

Visitor suitability

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.

Information about any additional facilities

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.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Motte
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Lie
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Club la Criniere, Manoir de la Ville Gourio, Morieux 22400 Lamballe
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre du Pays de Loudeac, Saint Guillaume 22600 Loudeac
Distance: 5 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Randonnee des Croix, Plessala and Loudeac Forest

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Penny McClure

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.

The Owner Recommends

Kayak and Cycle Hire

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.

La Bisquine, Loudeac

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.

La Mulette, Moncontour

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!

La Roche au Cerf

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.

Lamballe Market

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.

Le Chauldron Magique, Moncontour

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.

Mur de Bretagne Friday Evening Market

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.

Nearest Market

Plessala 3km

Nearest Port

Ferry port: St Malo 80km. Airport: Dinard 70km

Nearest Restaurant

Plessala 3km, St Gilles de Mene 3km, Plemet 5km

Saint Antoine, Plemet

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.

14 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 8.7
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.9
10 / 10 alemap 8 October, 2017

We have always booked self catering cottages or gites for our holidays, so have a wide experience of both good and bad. The Grand Camus was outstanding. From the lovely rural setting, great garden, and the facilities offered in the gite itself, it couldn't be better. It was clean, warm, comfortable and furnished to a very high standard. The welcome pack was much appreciated, and helpful information provided by the owner was very useful. We would have no hesitation on recommending this property to friends or family.

10 / 10 Mackrell 9 June, 2017

Le Camus is tucked away down a quiet country road and in a lovely setting. Everything you could wish for was provided and was very well equipped and comfortable. There are some pretty villages within a few miles of the house and is not too far from the coast. We will definitely return.

10 / 10 J&A 30 April, 2017

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.

10 / 10 Plymouth Tourer 27 September, 2016

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.

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