|Les Hirondelles||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1|
St Malo, Dinard, Dinan, beaches all 15 minutes, adjacent to the Rance estuary.
Sleeping 2-6, this breathtaking and atmospheric cottage has rustic and medieval character with traditional large Breton fireplace and wooden beams and exposed stone interior walls. The cottage is approximately 200 years old.
Situated 5 minutes walk from the stunning Rance Estuary where there is a small beach and picnic area. Sandy coastal beaches 15 minutes drive as well as Dinard (upmarket resort) and Dinan (medieval buildings and shopping) and Mont St Michel 30 minutes. Old walled town of St Malo is essential to visit - huge choice of restaurants.
This area has a year round wide range of local services and activities including sailing, golf, horse riding, cycling and eating excellent seafood at Cancale!
Cottage: Large living room with 3 large comfy sofas - very relaxing in front of huge traditional fireplace and natural stone walls. Large dining table with comfortable chairs. Wi-fi, satellite tv, dvd player, many books, dvds and children's games. Fully-fitted kitchen, again roomy with dining table and new units. Upstairs 2 luxury double bedrooms, one twin, family bathroom with bath and shower.
The cottage is in the old part of the charming village of Langrolay sur Rance which is situated on the banks of the Rance estuary. The village is traditional and friendly and we are situated in the quiet church square. A village playground and garden is in the next street with swings and tennis courts. There is a bar just up the road.
There is a courtyard in front of the cottage and a small walled courtyard garden behind for privacy, sitting out, bbqs etc.
We have owned Les Hirondelles for 10 years as our second home and always find new experiences every time we visit. This area of France has an endless choice of activities for all ages and allows you to immerse yourself in all things France with only a short journey from the U.K. Some people do find the south of France unbearably hot, and we are finding more and more families are returning to Brittany for a more varied and stimulating break.
Travel is so easy - only 20 minutes from St Malo port (served from Portsmouth/Plymouth) under 2 hours from Caen, Cherbourg or Roscoff and slightly longer from Le Havre.
Miniscule Dinard airport is served from Stansted and sometimes from other UK airports (browse Ryanair) and is a remarkable 10 minutes drive to the cottage. Car hire is available at the airport. We can advise on the best options.
We are members of Brittany Ferries Travel Club so can advise you of our membership number for discounts.
Giles and Carina
Fully-fitted kitchen. Washing machine, fridge, toaster, hob, oven, coffee-machine, microwave, freezer.
Large living room with 3 large comfy sofas, very peaceful and atmospheric. The natural Breton stone walls and huge fireplace add real character. The cottage is about 200 years old so someone sat and looked at these same walls when Napoleon rose to power
Two doubles, 1 twin. Large rooms but very cosy.
Family bathroom with bath and strong shower! Ground floor wc
Yes, big chunky radiators!
Tv, wi-fi, books, games, dvd player, table football.
Courtyard at front, private small walled courtyard garden at rear.
Bed linen and towels for hire.
We live in Somerset UK and Les Hirondelles is our second home. We love it!
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||This area of Brittany has so much to offer for a wide range of ages and interests. The coastline is stunning, as is the estuary. Fresh air and open clean beaches and lots of green fields and wildlife. You really feel that you are on a complete break from home in every way, yet it is so close to the UK.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our cottage breathes character, from old stonework to exposed beams yet we have decorated it such that it is contemporary as well. Mostly it is amazingly quiet - the estuary water makes evenings and nights even quieter than our home in Somerset - it is remarkable.|
Driving west along the coast is invigorating with cliffs and sandy beaches and lots of fresh atlantic air. A range of small coastal towns add variety and then once again you are back in countryside. A number of headlands including St Just and Cap Ferrett give the chance to enjoy remarkable natural scenery.
A charming walled medieval town with quaint shops, history and restaurants
An upmarket, clean and refined coastal resort town with boutique shopping right next to a wide, stunning and clean sandy beach. Only 15 minutes drive.
The village where Les Hirondelles is located is quiet and charming yet also exciting due to its proximity to the estuary. The cottage is located in the oldest part of the village in the church square.
A world heritage site just a 35 minute easy drive
St Malo approx 12km
Plouer Sur Rance 3km
Beautiful for watching, walking alongside or even hiring a little chug boat at Dinan Port.