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Set in a delightful hamlet close to the town and lake. St Malo 45 minutes. Medieval town of Dinan 20 minutes. Ideal for country or seaside. Beautiful beaches, easy parking. Nearby swimming pool, fishing, golf, watersports and tennis.
Carpeted throughout, the cottage is fitted to a high standard and furnished with attractive pine furniture. Comprises open plan ground floor with sofabed. Upstairs family bedroom with double bed and 2 bunks. Shower room/wc. Electric heating. Well equipped kitchen area. Washing machine, oven, microwave, fridge, toaster etc. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers. English tv. Private patios, barbecue with access to the shared swimming pool and grounds.
Free wi-fi is available.
We are a couple of minutes drive/15 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!
Open plan with living area
Open plan with sofabed and armchairs
Family room plus bed-settee in living area
One shower room, wc.
Gamesroom with table tennis and darts.
Terrace with garden furniture and barbecue.
Boules pitch, garden games and shared heated swimming pool.
Plenty of parking available.
An ideal centre for families and couples. Well situated for nearby coast and countryside.
Together with the other gites it is an ideal site for group bookings.
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.