Holiday gite with pool for rental in Brittany

9.9/10
Merdrignac, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003170 Advertiser since: 4 March 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Roche es Lait Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

Breton Stone Gite with Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Roche es Lait is the perfect base for relaxing and exploring Brittany, an area of unspoilt, natural beauty and well-preserved heritage. The coastline has many safe, sandy beaches, rocky headlands and dramatic cliffs, as well as island studded bays. Inland, Brittany is blessed with attractive stone chateaux, historic towns and ancient megaliths. For those who enjoy an active holiday, a wide range of interests are catered for, including golf, fishing, water sports, hiking and cycling. La Roche es Lait is set in a 2 acre apple orchard, just on the outskirts of the beautiful Breton village of Langourla which has a bar/tabac, village shop, bar/restaurant, imposing church, chapel and picturesque lake, where the annual jazz festival is held every August. The apples from the orchard are used to produce cider, apple juice and pommeau. The orchard is a lovely environment for children to play and adults to spend lazy days just relaxing. Dogs are welcome.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted kitchen with dining area including electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee-machine, juicer, liquidiser, toaster and kettle, double doors to patio area.

A coolbox, ice packs and picnic basket are also provided.

There is a separate utility space with the following:

Washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes airer, linen basket and pegs for outside line. Hoover, broom and dustpan, mop and bucket. Towels for use on the beach or in the garden. Selection of cleaning products.

Living rooms

Galleried lounge with stone fireplace incorporating logburner. Seating for 6+ persons. English and French "free to view" tv, dvd/cd player, wide selection of games and books for all ages. Wi-fi internet available. Patio doors lead to the decked patio, and the orchard.

Bedrooms

Bedroom one - 1st floor - galleried double bedroom.

Bedroom 2 - Ground floor - double bed.

Bedroom 3 - Ground floor - twin beds.

Linen and hairdryer for each bedroom provided. A cot is available upon request.

Bathrooms

Shower room with shower, vanity unit and heated towel rail.

Separate wc. Towels provided.

Heating

The cottage has electric heaters and a woodburner.

Entertainment

Games room with pool table, dartboard and mini ping pong.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a barbecue and 2 patio areas, and off-road parking. The patio to the front of the gite catches the sun from late morning until sunset whilst the decked patio to the rear is perfect for breakfast.

The orchard is the ideal place for children to let off steam and play or for adults to take relaxing strolls, read or just chill out. Badminton, boules, a trampoline, swings and children's bikes provided. The pool is located in the garden to the rear of the property. Pool/beach towels, pool toys and sunloungers are supplied. For the children and the young at heart, a basketball hoop, mini football goal and mini golf are provided. Further garden tables and chairs located in the orchard.

Parking and garages

There is sufficient parking at the front of the gite for 3 cars.

Visitor suitability

The lounge, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, wc and bathroom are all situated on the ground floor, with a single step from the kitchen to the corridor accessing the bedrooms, shower room and toilet. The utility is accessed by a further 3 steps.

Access to the galleried bedroom overlooking the lounge is via a staircase from the lounge.

Information about any additional facilities

A welcome pack including locally sourced produce is provided on arrival.

An information pack of attractions and places of interest is maintained and a large map of Cotes d'Armor can be found on the wall of the games room with some of the local places of interest and local attractions pinpointed.

The property is heated by electric wall heaters throughout and the woodburner with a basket of logs per day is included during the winter months.

For those who want to enjoy a day out without the worry of what to cook for dinner, a menu of reasonably priced, homecooked meals is available.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Vétérinaire de la Rance, 16 rue Penthievre, 22230 Merdrignac T: (0033) 2 96 28 40 81. (French and English spoken by most staff)

Activities

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf blue green, Pleneuf Val Andre
Distance: 50 km

The Owner Recommends

Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches around the Brittany coastline, too many to mention. Wonderful rockpools to explore, variety of activities including sand sailing.

Dinan

Beautiful medieval town, local market on Thursday mornings. Restaurants, cafes and bars, many with outdoor seating. Road train during the summer months to tour the town.

St Malo

Visit the intra muros and walk around the outer wall, the beaches are lovely, the tidal pool with dive platform is a great hit with the children.

7 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 jean and tony 12 July, 2016

we had a delightful stay, the gite is so comfortable and the gardens so lovely it was peaceful which was what we needed our hosts Marianne and chris were so helpful and couldn't do enough for us. their daughter Francesca helped us in many ways as well. the surrounding countryside was so beautiful and our hosts helped us chose our days out admirably

10 / 10 JaneH 2 September, 2015

Amazing, what more can we say! Such a beautiful gite in a stunning location, we could not have asked for more. Marianne and Chris were the perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome, as did their gorgeous little pooches, Etoile and Dexter! Roll on next summer as we can't wait to be back at La Roche es Lait!!!

10 / 10 The White Family 31 August, 2015

You must visit La Roche es Lait. The advert describes the property well but doesn't mention the excellent hospitality. We arrived to a warm welcome & complimentary package of local provisions which incl apple juice & cider from the orchard at the property & eggs from the owner's hens. The gîte is clean, tidy, well maintained & located in a beautiful, peaceful setting having many home comforts & little luxuries. We loved sitting in the peace of the orchard whilst our kids (15 & 10yrs) loved the pool which is big enough for lounging around & very refreshing on a hot day (heated only by the sun). They also played badminton/pool/football -all provided & we used the bikes (provided) to explore the locality, & there's even free wifi = happy teens. The location is rural but close enough to civilisation for the necessities, we made good use of the CarreFour & lovely Boulangerie/Patisserie in Collinee which is about 10-15 mins drive. The owners provided lots of info on places to go/things to see. We travelled to Carnac, Quiberon, Dinan and Nantes all easily do-able in a day. The highlight for us was "Les Machines de l’île" in Nantes - we rode a 12m high mechanical elephant!! The property is a fantastic place to stay & relax but equally a great base for travelling out & if you don't fancy cooking on your return the owners offer a very reasonably priced meal service & the food is simply excellent! Excellent place, excellent people! Loved it, we'd definitely like to return.

9.7 / 10 Richard & Joanne 2 August, 2015

A fantastic location for a peaceful holiday, garden and in door games for the younger ones to play and older ones and the young at heart to get involved with, the trampoline is a great addition for the younger ones. Only the brave dare to enter a cool pool, but we all did.

The local area is fantastic, with a great day out within 1 hour drive. Somewhere to suit everyone, from the history of St. Malo to the beach at Sables D'or Les Pins and the old street of Dinan.

An amazing gite with plenty of space, we would have no hesitation in recommending a stay, with great family hosts.

A very slight down side is a 15min drive to the nearest mini Supermarket, so come prepared for your fist night and next day.