Villa for rental in Brittany 800m from beach

9.3/10
Fréhel (5km from Erquy), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN002795 Advertiser since: 4 November 2010
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Villa la Cigalette Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 plus 2 single futons and 1 cot

About this property

Family Villa 800m from Gorgeous Beach. This villa is in a coastal village setting.

A beautiful village house, 45 mins from St Malo, with easy access to a gorgeous beach at Pléherel Plage just 800m away.

Sleeps 6 in 3 upstairs bedrooms and an additional 2 could sleep on futons. Plenty of living space downstairs including a gamesroom with table tennis and darts. Villa has wi-fi. Beautiful original wooden floors and very good condition throughout. Large lawned garden.

Lots to do in the local area including swimming, sailing, fishing, golf, tennis (indoor and outdoor), horse riding, markets, historic sites and coastal walks (GR34). The local cycle paths have recently been upgraded and there are some wonderful coastal and inland rides on dedicated paths or sharing with cars on very quiet lanes. Central heating for winter use. 2.5 bathrooms. Good quality bed linen provided through our agent if required. The local area is unspoilt and has a nature reserve.

Towels and bed linen available from agents. Cash payment on departure. Double/single bedding 18/14€ per set. Towels 4€ per set (hand and bath). Otherwise clients may bring their own. If hired, bed linen is left on beds for guests to make up. Villa should be tidied and swept on departure with the dishwasher left empty. This will be checked by agents.

Rental includes electricity and oil. Cleaning fluids, dishwasher tablets, washing powder and charcoal are provided but please replace when they run out.

Changeover day flexible but normally Saturday. Please remember to bring your own beach towels.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kichen with dishwasher and nespresso coffee machine.

Washer/dryer in cellar. Dining table seats 8.

Living rooms

Comfortable seating and tv/dvd with access to basic Sky.

Bedrooms

One double and 2 twins with good quality bedding. One cot and stairgate and 2 single futons.

Bathrooms

Two and a half bathrooms include 3 toilets, 2 showers and one bath.

Heating

Oil central heating. This is topped up annually and should not concern guests.

Entertainment

Wi-fi, tv, dvd, XBox and various games including scrabble, puzzles, table tennis and darts. Selection of guide books, maps and novels.

Garden and outside

Large lawned garden with outside dining table seating 8 and 4 recliners.

Parking and garages

Integral garage but easier to park in drive or road.

Visitor suitability

Cot, stairgate and highchair make the property suitable for babies and toddlers.

Dogs allowed but please keep in the basement. Garden is not 100% dog secure.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • Child facilities

Activities

Beach holidays

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Many
Name of nearest fishing location: Pleherel Plage

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Sable d'or Les Pins
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pleherel Plage
Distance: 1 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR34 is the Breton long distance coast path

Watersports

About the Owner, Mr Tim Reynolds

We have a grown up family and live and work in the south of England.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? We bought the villa primarily due to its location close such a lovely beaches (some in walking distance) in a village with facilities such as restaurants and the boulangerie. We also like the mid-century design of La Cigalette which has lots of character and the fact that it is close to the Channel ports such as St Malo, Caen and Cherbourg. The location is perfect for a family holiday.
Unique benefits of property Proximity to many lovely beaches is the main unique benefit of La Cigalette.

The Owner Recommends

Location and Activities

Beach, coast path, horse riding and tennis available in the village. Golf, sailing school in next village (Sable d'Or les Pins). Historic towns and sites within 40 minutes. Cycle paths in the area have recently been upgraded so Cap Frehel can now be considered a superb cycling location.

Nearest Port

St Malo (45 mins). Budget flights available to Dinard (35 mins) or Rennes (90 mins).

Nearest Restaurant

Choice of restaurants within walking distance in Pleherel Plage.

8 Reviews
9.3/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.1
  • Comfort: 8.9
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9.6 / 10 AnnG 30 May, 2015

A lovely holiday house with character. We were very comfortable there and the owners were very helpful , communicated just the right information at just the right times, and made us feel welcome. We were an elderly party of four so the X box didn't get much of a workout, and the weather was so good we didn't stay in to play table tennis in the basement or run around the garden, but it is obvious that this is a happy home for families with children. We have visited Pleherel Plage many times, we love walking the beautiful coast and the visiting the many interesting places inland. The boulangerie a short walk away provides for breakfast and the SuperU at Erquy or Matignon has everything else we could wish for. There are plenty of nice places to eat nearby. In fact all the ingredients for a perfect holiday are here!

Owner response

Many thanks for the positive feedback which is much appreciated. We are very pleased that you had a good stay in Pleherel Plage,
Tim and Jo

8.3 / 10 Joneses 20 July, 2014

This is a lovely house for a large party, as there are lots of quiet spaces to relax in - the sun room, living room, dining room, basement games room, garden (sun loungers, table and chairs provided). It makes for a very spacious and quiet feeling, just right for a relaxing break. The table tennis and xbox are wonderful for kids. There is a large selection of board games, books and DVDs provided (for all ages). The village is quiet, with a local boulangerie and two restaurants within 10 minutes walk, all lovely. Food shopping locally is limited to gorgeous patisserie and bread plus a few non-perishables, but the supermarket at Erquy is huge and only 10 minutes drive away. The local beach and coastline are quite stunning, especially Cap Frehel and Cap Erquy. The owners were kind, helpful, informative, and handled all the arrangements for our booking promptly and efficiently.

Owner response

Thanks for the positive feedback. We are very pleased when our guests enjoy our villa and the area as much as we do, Tim and Jo

8.9 / 10 H 6 November, 2013

9.3 / 10 Teresa 20 September, 2013

Good points
A homely atmosphere and tastefully, thoughtfully furnished. Short walk to beach, boulangerie and restaurants.