Holiday rental in Cotes d'Armor

9.2/10
Plessala, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN002469_D Advertiser since: 17 March 2008

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Petit Camus Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2 + cot bed

About this property

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

Petit 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 carefully renovated to create a comfortable home from home, retaining many original Breton features, including exposed oak beams and original ceiling boards. It is fully-fitted for modern life with an open plan ground floor, comprehensively equipped kitchen, and 2 en suite bedrooms, one with ziplock beds giving flexibility for couples or families to holiday together.
 
There are spacious grounds that are ideal for barbecues or relaxing with a book and a drink whilst watching birds or the stars! 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 in the area, 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 photographs 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 Petit Camus has an open plan kitchen and dining area with frenchdoors overlooking the extensive enclosed grounds.

The kitchen has a full complement of cookware and crockery, suitable for year round self catering; equipment includes: cooker with 4 ring hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee-maker.

Living rooms

The open plan living area has two 2-seater sofas, a tv and dvd, a well stocked book case, coffee-table and efficient woodburner.

Bedrooms

There is 1 double bedroom plus another bedroom with ziplock beds that can be made up as a large double or 2 singles. Both rooms have good views over the grounds and have mirrors, chairs, heaters and plenty of storage space.

Bed linen is included in our prices.

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has an en suite shower room with enclosed shower cubicle, towel rail, heater, cupboard and hairdryer.

Bathroom towel hire is optionally available.

There is a separate utility room with washing machine and wc at the rear of the ground floor.

Heating

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

Entertainment

Tv receiving UK free to air programmes. Complimentary wi-fi. Dvd player, radio, traditional boardgames, stocked bookcases and large scale local maps for walkers supplied.

Garden and outside

Le Petit Camus has a private raised barbecue patio with hardwood outdoor dining furniture accessed via a gently sloping lawn in front of the house. There are also sun loungers and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the wonderful views and stunning sunsets. The gite jointly shares access to an enclosed paddock/orchard with Le Grand Camus next door.

Parking and garages

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

Visitor suitability

Le Petit Camus can be configured with either 2 doubles or a double and a twin bedroom, making it suitable for families or 2 couples sharing. It can also be rented with its neighbour Le Grand Camus by extended families or groups of friends - sleeping up to 10.

We ask that guests who wish to smoke do so outside.

These gites are not suitable for guests bringing their pets on holiday.

Information about any additional facilities

This gite is maintained to a very high standard and is 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 change-over 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

  • 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, 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! <br/>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.<br/>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. <br/>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. <br/>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
9.2/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.4
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.2
  • Setting: 8.8
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 Basil de Villiers 16 September, 2016

'Le Petit Camus' is an extremely well equipped gite, tastefully decorated with very comfortable furniture and excellent beds. The outlook is rural and very peaceful. The property was very clean and a welcome pack was much appreciated. Plemet, an attractive town a short distance away, has an excellent restaurant, a supermarket and garage. 'Le Petit Camus' has all the qualities to provide one with the ideal accommodation for a holiday in beautiful Brittany.

9.6 / 10 CFB 3 April, 2016

Le Petit Camus was a beautiful property in a lovely setting. The kitchen was excellently stocked, allowing us to make several adventurous meals during our stay.
Penny, who manages the property, was extremely helpful and we were able to try out several of her recommendations for places to eat - we didn't have a bad meal, and all offered excellent value for money.
As we went over Easter, and the weather left rather a lot to be desired, the week turned into a week of consuming good food and wine, rather than the active holiday we had planned. I imagine that in summer Le Petit Camus is a perfect base for groups to enjoy the countryside and local eateries - although one of you will have to for-go the wine or cider as you will need to drive to get to them!

Owner response

I am glad the unseasonally stormy weather this Easter didn't spoil your enjoyment of Le Petit Camus and I hope to welcome you back another time when you will hopefully get the chance to see more of the surrounding area as well as visiting the local eateries!

8.6 / 10 fremoltsb@hotmail.co.uk 7 September, 2014

Very happy with Gite, good location for visiting local attractions

9.6 / 10 Sheila & Mark 15 July, 2014

Our 5th visit to this wonderful gite. Well managed - Penny & Ray visit on first day to make sure all is well & offer any help needed. They also kindly leave a welcome pack with bread/milk/pate/butter/tea/coffee/biscuits & fruit.
The location is 5 minutes drive from Plemet, in peaceful countryside. In the centre of Brittany which makes it an ideal base for day trips and visits to local restaurants. Definitely need a car here.
The gite is a restored longere, tastefully done. It has absolutely everything one could need for a comfortable stay and is kept in beautiful clean condition. Kitchen is well equiped, beds comfortable and bathrooms pristine.
Outside is a huge garden, patio area, BBQ area, new 'summer house' and loungers.
Can't think of a negative thing to say and would highly recommend.

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