Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 8
The Farmhouse was converted from a stone barn. It sits in its own private gardens, including the private swimming pool, boules pitch and play areas.
Downstairs has plenty of character, with exposed stone walls and oak beams, and comprises of an entrance hall into a large kitchen/dining room with french doors out to the rear garden. Also on the ground floor, a light and spacious lounge where there is a feature fireplace with log burner, tv with Free-to-air satellite channels and french doors to the rear garden. Stairs lead to the first floor. Upstairs, off the landing, you will find a family bathroom, 3 double bedrooms with washbasins and a master bedroom with en suite bathroom. Outside to the rear of the property, there is a large private garden with access to the private swimming pool and rest of the grounds..
Free wi-fi is available.
We are a couple of minutes drive/20 minutes walk from the village of Jugon-les-Lacs ('Petite Cité de Caractère' -Small City of Character), with its lake, famous for its watersports center and excellent fishing. Available sports include sailing, catamarans, canoeing, pedal boats and rowing boats. To the north of the village is lake Arguenon, a long narrow lake, which lends itself to great rowing and fishing, not to mention the great cycle rides and walks around it's shores. Dinan is approximately 15 minutes drive away, known for its medieval architecture and great shopping. Within 25 minutes you will find some of the best beaches the Cotes d'Armor has to offer.
The farmhouse at La Bournais is a great base for your holiday - whether it is cycling, walking, fishing or simply relaxing!
A well equipped kitchen/dining area with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, large dining table for 8 people.
A large reception hall with wc/shower room which leads to a spacious living area, with English satellite tv and French tv. There is a blue-ray player that can also play your cds and dvds, along with an iPod dock. for the cooler months there is a large wood burning stove.
The large master bedroom, with en suite bath/shower room has plenty of storage and a super king bed.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed, washbasin and wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed, washbasin and wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 has a single bed and bunk beds (or you can utilise this as a twin bedroom), washbasin and wardrobe.
En suite to the master bedroom.
Family shower room.
Downstairs shower room.
Wood burning stove and storage/electric radiators.
Sky, dvd, cd, blu-ray, games area, boules pitch, swing tennis, badminton and childrens swings.
2.5 acres of land which you can stroll around, games area with table tennis and darts. Private Heated Swimming Pool. Sunloungers, outside dining area with parasol and BBQ.
Ample parking and covered storage for boats, jet skis, cycles and trailers (by arrangement).
La Bournais is suitable for couples and families alike. We are ideally situated for walking, cycling, fishing and beach holidays.
I moved to France, like others, to escape the 'Rat Race'. I find the lifestyle so relaxing and there are so many things to see and do in the immediate area.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||Super village with lots of amenities and the proximity to the beaches and other sights.|
|Unique benefits of property||Private heated swimming pool and lovely gardens.|
Nearby in Pledelliac is the Ferme d'Antan. A visit there will take you back to life a century ago and includes a film showing the daily life on the farm. This is a building alike our own farmhouse and one can imagine just how life may have been back then.
Nearby Dinan is the interesting ancient walled town with many very old buildings and lovely shops to browse around. The old walls are wonderful and include the Duchess Anne Museum. In alternate years the town has a Fete du Ramparts where the whole town celebrates its medieval past with many people dressing in costume.
A very modern attraction is the aquarium. Very popular and ideal should you get a rainy day.
A fun filled and relaxing day out for all the family in a floral wildlife park planted with trees. Thrills are guaranteed with 3 water slides at the indoor/outdoor heated pool. The park also features a 130 meter toboggan ride, bumper boats, mini-golf etc.
Our coast offers many beautiful beaches with a choice of deserted or lively according to your taste but all are clean and the parking is nearly always free and plentiful.
Near to Rennes there is a wonderful car museum. Allow plenty of time as there are many vehicles to see from very old veterans to more modern racing cars. A good day out.
Chateau de la Hunaudaye is a 13th century castle that has had some restoration work recently done. Now very visitor friendly - a visit is highly recommended.
There are many gardens but the most interesting is the Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne - a collection of 12 different gardens. This is on the road to Fougeres with its beautiful castle and again makes a good day out.
Near to Lamballe there is a very efficiently run go-karting centre. This will attract the dads and teenagers but there are also smaller carts and instruction for younger children.
In July and August a wide choice of activities are organised daily for adults and children. On Friday nights there is dancing in the square and on July 14th a wonderful firework display can be enjoyed by the lake.
Jugon has a very large lake which attracts coarse fishermen It also offers many watersports including windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. Bikes can also be hired and many interesting rides are recommended.
A collection of many islands near to Paimpol. Reached by a short boat trip the islands offer many rare plants and curious places to see. There are no cars but one can take a trip in a 'taxi'. There are a few carriages pulled by a tractor - strange, but a good way to see everything. Wonderful views and good restaurants in Paimpol.
There are many local events. Look out for a Kermasse. This is a summer fete or a Fez Noz - an evening of local dancing, great fun. In the summer the Fete du Pain is a huge local event showing country skills of bygone times. In October the Fete de Chataignes is another opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and perhaps eat hot chestnuts whilst watching country crafts.
Rural - 3km from Jugon and lake where there are watersports, swimming pool.
Most days a large market can be found somwehere near. Lamballe and Dinan are the nearest but on Saturday Dinard offers a huge and varied market not to be missed. There is also a good choice of large supermarkets and hypermarkets.
Another must see is Mont St Michel - a World Heritage Site since 1979. The abbey towers out of the flat surrounding land, reached by a causeway, it can be seen from miles away.
L'Ecu in town square Jugon.
There are several zoos locally but probably the best is Bourbansais. It is well set out to see the animals and offers a nice car park where one can picnic under the trees before going in. There is also a spectacular display of birds of prey and tours of the chateau.
Many very good restaurants with choice of menus at various prices. Also creperies offer a cheaper alternative but quality is invariably very good value for money.
St Malo is an old walled town. Badly damaged by the Allies during the war to remove the Germans, It was reconstructed as the original. One can walk round the ramparts or wander in the alleys among boutiques, restaurants and local buskers.
Overlooking the lake in Jugon is a recently modernised outdoor swimming pool with slides, childrens pool and sunbathing areas.
The port of Dinan offers a big choice of very good, reasonably priced restaurants. One can eat outside overlooking the river with the chance to hire a boat or go on a larger pleasure boat to see the interesting buildings along the River Rance.
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