Self catering farmhouse Brittany

9.7/10
1km from Plouguenast, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003370 Advertiser since: 27 August 2013
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Pinàbre Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2 Small 2nd lounge with bed-settee

About this property

Breton Farmhouse Set in Large Private Grounds. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Pinàbre is a Breton 3 bedroom farmhouse, set in large private grounds. To the front is a large south facing courtyard with plenty of room for parking.
 
Pinàbre farmhouse is decorated and furnished to a high standard: - open plan kitchen with wood burning stove/dining/living area, furnished with 2 and 3 seater sofa's and upholstered chair, satellite tv, dvd player and music centre. Small separate lounge with double bed-settee, can be utilised as 4th bedroom if required. Large downstairs shower room, separate toilet, utility room with washer, tumbledryer and plenty of storage space. From the lounge up the oak staircase on to the landing with large Breton cupboard leading to the original 3 bedrooms – master bedroom with sleigh bed and free standing furniture. Second bedroom with twin beds and wrought iron unit. Third bedroom fitted out with a single bed and pine furniture, room for cot or second bed if required. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.
Removable child safety gates can easily be fitted on the stairwell; childproof window locks are also fitted. Highchairs, cots etc, can be provided on request.

The farmhouse is set in large private grounds, to the front is a large south facing courtyard with plenty of room for parking. There is a flower bedecked enclosed area to the front which has a large patio dining set and a gas barbecue, to the left is a raised lawn area with seating under the large pine tree (Pinàbre) which gives shade on those hot summer days. Through in to the children’s play area where there are swings, slide, inflatable children’s paddling pool and trampoline etc. Walk through the fir trees into the large mowed field which is ideal for volley ball, football, cricket or an evening stroll. We have 2 barns attached to the farm so there is plenty of room to store your bikes etc.
The surrounding area is ideal for walking and cycling along picturesque country lanes and tracks.
Pleasant 15 minute scenic country walk to village of Plouguenast, which has all amenities including supermarket, bakery, bars, etc, canoe and cycle hire.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen diner with wood burning fire, fitted out with gas cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, cafetiere and all kitchen equipment.

The dining table will easily seat 6 people.

Utility room with washing machine and drier, iron, ironing board.

Living rooms

Lounge open plan overlooking front garden/patio area, fitted out with 3 seater and 2 seater sofa's, upholstered chair, tv satellite English or French, dvd player, cd player.

Small 2nd lounge overlooking side garden, with book case and bed-settee, can be used as a 4th bedroom if required.

Bedrooms

Three bedrooms:-
Master bedroom overlooking front garden/patio area, fitted out with sleigh bed, bedside cabinets, Breton wardrobe, set of draws, dressing mirror and easy chair.

Blue bedroom overlooking front garden, fitted out with twin beds, bedside cabinet, open wardrobe unit and easy chair.

Yellow bedroom overlooking side garden, fitted out with pine bed, draws, wardrobe and easy chair.
Additional bed or cot is available if required.

Bathrooms

Ground floor - Shower room, separate toilet.

First floor - Full bathroom suite with separate shower enclosure.

Heating

Wood burning fire.

Electric radiators.

Entertainment

Satellite tv English Terrestrial French tv, dvd player, cd player, board games, books.





Garden and outside

To the front of the farmhouse and barn is a large south facing enclosed courtyard with plenty of room for parking. There is a flower bedecked enclosed area to the front of the farmhouse which has a large patio dining set and a gas barbecue. To the left is a raised lawn area with seating under the large pine tree (Pinàbre) which gives shade on those hot summer days. Then go through into the childrens play area where there are swings, slide, inflatable children's paddling pool and trampoline etc. Walk through the fir trees into the large mowed field which is ideal for volley ball, football, cricket or an evening stroll. We have 2 barns attached to the farm, so there is plenty of room to store your bikes etc.

Parking and garages

Large enclosed courtyard.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for couples and families alike. The property has ground floor facilitites, making it suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

Small campsite at rear of property, with all facilites.

Making it ideal if you like friends or families with caravans or tents to share your holiday with you.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Cabinet Veterinaire Docteur Bidan 2 rue Jolie Brise 22150 Plouguenast Tel : 0296287080

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Théo
Distance: 12 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: River Lie
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Pléneuf-Val-André
Distance: 40 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Loudeac
Distance: 14 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: VTT 5, 6, 8.

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Ann Harrison

We moved to Brittany in 2006, and really enjoy living here. We love having guests, and really enjoy meeting people. It is great to see people who arrive maybe slightly stressed, and notice after a day or two how relaxed they become.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? We really liked the area, wide open countryside, village close by with all amenities. The coast which is fantastic is only a short drive away, St Brieuc, St Malo, Rennes, Dinan, are only a few of the places we love to visit.
Unique benefits of property We have installed all the modern requirements, but tried to retain its original charm and homely feel. The feeling of space and country living makes it feel very special. There is plenty of space for parking in the courtyard, large enclosed play area for the youngsters, with relaxing patio area to relax in.

The Owner Recommends

Abbey de Bon Repos

Situated approximately 26 miles from Pinàbre, the remains of this 12th Century Abbey and it's grounds are open to the public. It is situated right on the banks of the Nantes to Brest canal. On a Sunday morning the Abbey hosts the 'artisan market' where you can purchase fresh fruit and produce from the local farmers.

Forges des Salle

Situated approximately 26 miles from Pinàbre, this hamlet is tucked away at the bottom of a wooded valley and was the site of the iron/steel industry in the 18th and 19th Century. Visit the former homes of the workers which are furnished according to their original style. At the top of the terraced pleasure gardens there is a splendid view over the valley and the various stretches of water within it.

Lac de Guerledan

Lac de Guerledan - situated approximately 25 miles from Pinàbre, this magnificent stretch of water surrounded by trees is one of the finest sights in inland Brittany. Because the lake is over 8 miles long it has been divided up into sections for the various water sports such as sailing, water skiing, jet ski etc.

Local Beaches

There are 3 small beaches which offer safe bathing for children. Le-Val-Andre approx 30 minutes drive features a huge beach with fine sand and a long pedestrian promenade.

Plouguenast

Local village of Plouguenast there are plenty of shops which include supermarket, boulanger, Post Office, banks, hairdresser, bars and small cinema. Also a English speaking doctor. There are several restaurants in the surrounding area. The area is ideal for cycling and walking with plenty of tracks and almost traffic free roads in beautiful countryside.

Pontivy

Situated approximately 23 miles from Pinàbre, the old capital of the Rohan family, Pontivy still has the Chateau which was built during the 15th Century. The old town has narrow winding streets centred on 'Place du Matray'. In contrast the geometrical new town was laid out by Napoleon. Pontivy has many shops and is home to a regular Monday market.

Rue-A-Charner

Head here for a good selection of shops and restaurants, also features a casino right on the water front for an evening out. Dinard Approx 60 minutes drive is situated on the western side of the Rance estuary across the water from picturesque St Malo. There is a certain 'Cote d’Azur' feel about Dinard with its casino, enjoy Dinard’s pretty bay and charming Eclus beach.

The Nantes to Brest Canal

The canal runs through Pontivy and is an ideal place for peaceful country walks.

19 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 10
9.3 / 10 EShaw 4 September, 2017

Pinábre is perfect if you are looking for a base in central Brittany. Ann and Ralph are attentive hosts from booking to making sure you get home safe! The gîte is comfortable with everything you need including a washing machine and dryer. The outdoor space is very well kept for lazy BBQs and meals on the Terrace. Our children (7&9) loved the outdoor play area and the opportunity to play with other children staying on the campsite.
The local village has all the essential amenities and there is plenty to do within an hours drive.
A great holiday- thanks!

Owner response

It was really nice meeting Esther and family, glad they enjoyed their stay at Pinàbre. The children enjoyed the safe play area which is enclosed, giving the parents time to relax in the front garden.
We try to ensure that Pinàbre as all the requirements that you could need on your holiday.
We are situated central Brittany, which means only a short drive to all the attractions and the many coastal destinations.
Plouguenast our local village, which is only a few minutes away as a supermarket and boulangerie.
At the rear of the property, we have a small campsite which is ideal if you like to bring your caravan/camping relatives and friends along with you on holiday.

10 / 10 fharkin 7 August, 2017

We had a brilliant week's holiday at the Pinabre farmhouse. Ann and Ralph were excellent hosts and the farmhouse was large and very clean and comfortable. The kids loved the garden, which had a trampoline, swings and lots of games. We got lots of use out of the table tennis too table too.

There's lots to do in the surrounding area, with beaches, lakes, historic towns and villages and farm parks all within easy driving distance. I would highly recommend spending a holiday at Pinabre, with or without children.

Owner response

Really pleased Frank & Family enjoyed their stay at Pinàbre Farmhouse, we try to provide everything you could need on your holiday.
We are situated in lovely countryside, with a local village with all amenities within walking distance.
We are situated within easy travelling distance of the coast and many attractions.

10 / 10 Gráinne 31 July, 2017

We had chosen this property mainly based on the excellent reviews online and I'm delighted to say it was even better than we had expected! The house is so lovely, really comfortable beds, comfortable sofas, spotlessly clean and it is so well stocked with kitchen equipment and laundry facilities. It really felt like having all of your home comforts on holiday. The TV and wifi worked perfectly and the garden was safe for our three kids, aged 8, 5 and 4, with trampoline, table tennis etc, and we didn't have to be constantly watching them because it's enclosed. The garden is lovely with a great seating area.
The owners Ann and Ralph were so helpful and were nearby if needed. We would absolutely recommend this property. We did a lot of day trips, a return visit to the beach at Carnac - great for kids and also lovely shops and restaurants. We loved St.Malo and Dinard, both such picturesque places, again beautiful architecture, shops and restaurants and the beaches at St. Malo were great for the kids. We also made a much longed for return to Le Mont St Michel which was so worth it. Pinarbe is in a great central location for exploring in all directions. We definitely hope to return!

Owner response

It was really nice meeting Michael, Gràinne & family, we did not see much of them for they were out and about, making the most of their holiday.
We are very proud of Pinàbre so it is great when guests show their appreciation of the farmhouse.

10 / 10 L and P T 13 April, 2017

The property was easy to find set in a lovely location. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. We extended our stay and look forward to coming back here again. Highly recommended and the best gite we have stayed in on our many visits to Brittany.

Owner response

Lovely couple, glad they enjoyed their stay.