Holiday home nr Emerald Coast & River Rance

9.8/10
Plouer-sur-Rance (16km from Dinan), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003004 Advertiser since: 19 June 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Ar Karregenn Self Catering 3 6 2

About this property

Converted Barn Between Dinard and Dinan. This cottage/gite is in a coastal village setting.

Converted Breton barn set in large enclosed south facing garden. Ideally situated in a quiet hamlet close to the river Rance. Dinard and Dinan are both 10 minutes drive away, St Malo 20 minutes, Mont St Michel 30 minutes. Emerald coast beaches 15 minutes drive and the nearest beach on the river Rance is 3 minutes drive. Local amenities nearby.

The village of Plouer, with its local shops, supermarket and Post Office, is within a short walking distance and the sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast are just 15 minutes away by car.

The property is an ideal base to discover Brittany; the coastal resorts of Dinard and St Malo are just a short drive away as is the medieval town of Dinan. Within a 30 minute drive you can reach Mont St Michel 'the wonder of the western world' and the resort of Cancale famous for its oysters and restaurants. Rennes is 35 minutes drive away, the capital of Brittany, with its many shops and historic buildings. Dinard, the chic and elegant coastal resort with its thrice weekly market, beaches, casino, restaurants and boutique shops is a must. St Malo, the walled town and port is frequently the scene for 'nautical' events and is easily accessible from the property by car.
 
Numerous activities in the area include cycling, walking, golf, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, horse riding and tennis.

Short breaks are available outside school holidays October-May

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted open plan kitchen with fridge-freezer, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, gas hob, electric kettle, toaster and coffee-machine. Utility room with washing machine, ironing board and iron. Large oblong dining table seating 8 persons.

Living rooms

Large sofa with seperate rattan 'tub' chairs, tv, satellite (English and French channels), dvd player and dvds, cd/radio. Telephone and free wireless internet. Wide selection of boardgames, toys and books.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 with king size bed.

Bedroom 2 with king size bed.

Bedroom 3 with twin beds.

Bathrooms

Ground floor shower room with washbasin and toilet.

First floor bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and toilet.

Heating

Gas central heating included in rental October-April.

Entertainment

Flat screen tv, satellite (English and French channels), dvd player and dvds,cd/radio. Telephone and free wireless internet. Wide selection of boardgames and books, table tennis/ping pong table.

Garden and outside

Fully enclosed south facing garden mainly laid to lawn. Bbq, sunloungers, garden table and chairs, table tennis/ping pong table.

Parking and garages

Off-street parking for up to 3 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all generations for a great family holiday. However the property is not suitable for wheelchair users as there are no bedrooms on the ground floor. Ground floor and first floor wc/shower.

Cot, highchair and pushchair are available on request at no additional charge.

Information about any additional facilities

Bed linen, welcome pack (including wines & Yorkshire tea) and end of stay clean are provided.

We supply 2 hand towels, tea towels and bath mats; additional towel sets are available for hire.

Towel pack (one hand and one bath) £5 per pack.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Dinard
Distance: 12 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Salt water
Name of nearest fishing location: River Rance
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Tremereuc
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Ville-es-Nonais
Distance: 6 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Ville-es-Nonais

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Brigitte Kenworthy

I was born and brought up in Dinard, went to school in Dinan and our property is situated mid-way between these two famous Breton towns, close to the river Rance. This is an area I know well and love. I've lived in England for 25 years and although I love Sussex, I can never stay away from Brittany for very long. Luckily my husband fell in love with the Emerald Coast the first time I took him there and our two children have been lucky enough to spend many wonderful holidays playing on the beach.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? The house is ideally located in a quiet spot but very convenient for accessing the local village and the many nearby beaches and attractions.
Unique benefits of property In a quiet location but close to beautiful sites such as Dinard, Dinan, Saint Malo, Mont Saint Michel. Lovely 1/4 acre garden. The house combines character and modern living.

The Owner Recommends

Nearest Market

Dinan 11km.

Nearest Restaurant

Rive Gauche 1km.

Plouër sur Rance

Within a 1km walk of the property is the lovely village of Plouer. The village has a number of bars and restaurants as well as a Post Office, bakery and hairdresser. The village also has an excellent 'Super U' supermarket and petrol station.

2 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 The Ramsey Family 31 October, 2015

We had a wonderful holiday at Ar Kerregenn and would highly recommend it for couples or families. It has everything you need including plenty of information of the surrounding area and what to do and see during your time there, including detailed maps. There are French and English TV channels as well as DVD's and a range of books should you fancy lazy days. The gardens are huge with plenty of garden games to keep the adults and kiddies entertained. The kitchen has every item you could possibly need and caters well for larger groups or families. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfy beds and there are 2 bathrooms so no queuing necessary.

We had a lovely holiday and would like to thank Brigitte and Peter for letting us use their beautiful home x

Owner response

Thank you very much for your kind comments Sally. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

9.7 / 10 L Jardine 17 August, 2015

Far and away the best property we have stayed in in France. House very clean with great layout and everything thought of. It was nice to have a few bits and pieces left in pantry cupboard like salt, herbs tea and coffee alongside the welcome pack. We enjoyed the table tennis table and boules. The bathrooms are modern and clean with plenty of hot water on demand. Nice decor throughout - modern and fresh. I would have appreciated another pillow and a large bath towel in the towel pack but that really is the only negative I could find. The nearby small town is about a 25min walk and has a couple of nice eateries. We loved the beach at St Lunaire which is about a 20min drive from this lovely house.
In my view the property excels the advert. The dealings with the owner were straightforward and easy.
We will most definately be heading back to this lovely house and area.