|Les Tertres||Self Catering||Saturday||6||11||3|
Approached down a tree lined drive, this traditional granite Breton farmhouse is superbly situated in a secluded rural setting, sheltered by mature trees with views across the Fremur valley. The house offers spacious and well equipped living and sleeping accommodation (new kitchen in 2008 and 2 new bath/shower rooms in 2007). The large garden enables enjoyment and relaxation for both adults and children during the day and the chance for mature conversation and wine under the shade of the cherry tree in the evening!
2km from village shops and 8km from supermarkets and a choice of emerald coast beaches. Fishing, golf and watersports nearby. Often used for family holidays by its owners, who are happy for others to enjoy its peace and charm too!
This property is ideal for 2 families (all ages) going on holiday together and sharing this spacious and delightfully situated holiday home belonging to a professional couple in Lincoln.
Two dining tables, seating 8 (max) and 6 (max) - situated in main living room. (Childs highchair available). Kitchen (newly fitted 2008) - Bosch dishwasher, Sauter electric fan oven and hob with 3 gas/1 electric rings, 1.5 sink, laden fridge with large ice box. Microwave and electric kettle. Full range of pans, utensils, cutlery etc.
One very large living room - traditional fireplace with log burning stove, 3 piece suite and occasional chairs. Radio/cd player. Dvd player.
Six bedrooms: 2 with double beds - 1 with sink and adjoining childs room. 4th with twin beds, sink and 1 z-bed option, 5th with bunkbeds (for 2), 6th with double sofabed. (1 cot available). All bedding/linen provided (and laundered).
Upstairs: Bathroom with full size bath with shower over, wc and sink. (NB - both upstairs bedrooms have sinks). Downstairs: shower/utility room - 1 large walk-in shower, sink and wc, laden automatic washing machine and small tumbledryer. Shower room (re-newed 2013) 1 shower, sink and wc.
Table tennis table and equipment, table football, assorted boardgames, puzzles and playing cards. Book collection. Croquet and assorted cycles.
Les Tertres faces south and sun bathes the terrace and large grassed garden at the front of the house for most of the day and evening.There is natural shade under the larger of 2 cherry trees.There is a brick built barbecue, large and small white plastic tables and chairs. A paddling pool, beach equipment, an assortment of old bicycles - suitable for a variety of ages can all be used by guests.
Parking is at the end of the private drive (well off-road) and adjacent to the house where there is room for up to 5 vehicles.
Whilst primarily used in the summer, the house is centrally heated and therefore can be used during a Brittany winter (but with an additional heating charge).
Sylvia and Sheridan Minshull live near to Lincoln, in the UK. They are both retired professionals who have engaged in new careers and interests.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Secluded rural setting, but close (12-15 mins by car) to a choice of beautiful sandy beeches and cliff top walks along the Emerald coast. Shops, post office, doctor, dentist, pharmacy, fitness route all in local village nearby (5 mins car, 20 mins by bike - of which there is a choice in the shed). SuperU (with free wi-fi), Lidl and Carrefour supermarkets at Erquy - a beautiful fishing port and resort (15-20 mins by car). Accessible quickly by Brittany Ferries - 45 mins to St Malo, or 3hr 30 mins Caen or Cherbourg ports. By air 40 mins from Dinard/St Malo (Pleurtuit) airport|
|Unique benefits of property||A traditional Breton farm house in a beautiful and exclusive setting. As our family holiday home it is very well equipped in terms of kitchen equipment, table-ware. All the beds are very comfortable with recently re-newed mattresses, there are three bath/shower room/wcs (2 at ground floor) and the one with a bath upstairs. Spacious comfortable lounge/diner, (2 tables - one for games/children) sofa and 3 easy chairs, no tv but dvd player and monitor, Radio/cd stereo player with sound in socket for MP3 playing. Table football (by choice). Newly installed wood burning stove for a cold evening. Propane gas water heating (constant). Outside: Sole use of our south facing garden with views over the valley. Large lawn suitable for croquet (available) or other ball games, table tennis table and equipment available, comfortable lounger chairs for sun-bathing without going to the beach, table and chairs for eating out, fixed bbq in front of house. Ample car parking space.
St Malo 39km.
This is a lovely place to stay. You are right in the countryside. The setting is very private and the facilities are great. The property was clean and tidy and there was lots of space. In nice weather, you can eat outside and have a BBQ. There are lots of places to go, although they do require short travel by car. There are some wonderful beaches nearby and shopping is also available.
Good to know that you and your large family group enjoyed your time at Les Tertres. We are heading out there next week and know that friends who are joining us there (and have been before) are looking forward to time in the quiet secluded garden , walks along the coastal paths and hopefully swimming in the sea and drying in the sun on the beach afterwards!
A very good property for families with a stunning view and with many useful sports 'facilities' such as cycles, table tennis, croquet, etc. The tumble drier is a useful feature! The owners were very attentive and all information was promptly received and detailed.
The house is comfortable, and the kitchen well-equipped, although perhaps using it to the maximum (10 people) as we did was pushing the boundaries slightly as some of the 6 bedrooms are a little small - fortunately with consistently good weather this did not matter too much.
The beaches at Erquy and St Cast are close by and excellent in good weather(!) and the boating lake and swimming pools at Jugeon les Lacs although a little further away (1/2 hour south) are also great for children. There is a riding school nearby the property (5 mins) and it was easy to book a short pony trek.