Idylic Farmhouse in rural Cotes d'Armor

9.6/10
Langourla (27km from Lamballe), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003483 Advertiser since: 13 January 2014
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La Chouette Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Cot for baby

About this property

Idyllic, Quiet Farmhouse in Beautiful Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Chouette is a very attractive, well equipped detached property dating back to the 17th century, having been tastefully furnished and restored to a very high standard. It is totally secluded within its own well maintained grounds of over 2000 sq. metres having plenty of space for children to play in, this is certainly an ideal base and property for a fabulous family holiday where you can enjoy walking, fishing, cycling and horse riding as well as immersing in the French culture, food and way of life. The property is situated in the very peaceful countryside and surrounded by fields and woodland boasting some stunning scenic views. On the far side of the property you will find our beautiful horses and ponies. All immediate needs are found a short distance away (2 kms) at the local picturesque village of Langourla - village shop, 3 bars, Collinee (10km) and Medrignac(12 km) provide supermarkets and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, etc.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Delightful kitchen with bread oven feature, breakfast bar and 2 stools.

Fully equipped to an excellent standard with an electric cooker and hob, sink and a great variety of kitchen utensils including toaster, kettle, cafetiere; food mixer, etc.

Utility adjoining the main kitchen housing a large sink, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, iron, washing basket and cleaning equipment.

The dining room is furnished with a pine dining table, bench and chairs, a sideboard containing glasses and a selection of board and card games and a bookcase which benefits from an excellent choice of books and magazines for all ages.

Living rooms

Relaxing and very comfortable and spacious lounge/ dining area.

The lounge is tastefully furnished with 3 sofas seating 7-8 at ease, equipped with lcd tv receiving Sky UK Freeview channels; dvd player (selection of dvd's) and radio/cd player. Computer/writing table and chair.

Wi-fi connection available throughout the house.

Bedrooms

Three good sized bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 with large double bed, large wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2 with double bed, chest of drawers and hanging clothes rails.

Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds, chest of drawers and hanging clothes rails.

Bathrooms

First floor good sized bathroom with bath, sink unit, heated towel rail and wc.

Ground floor bathroom with shower unit, sink unit, heated towel rail and wc.

Heating

Full electric central heating.

Garden and outside

Fabulous secluded and private enclosed garden of over 2000 sq metres with attractive patio area (access to kitchen) equipped with wooden garden table, benches, parasol, chairs and bbq.

The garden is very pleasant with a variety of trees and flowering shrubs being very safe for children to play in and equipped with a swing seat, sunloungers, outdoor games, croquet, golf, ping pong table, tennis and badminton set and 2+ adult and 4 children's bikes.

Parking and garages

There is a large gravel forecourt at the front of the property with ample parking space.

Visitor suitability

La Chouette is ideal for a fabulous family holiday for all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

Provided at no extra charge, bed linen, towels and tea-towels.

A welcome pack consisting of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, olive oil, washing machine and dishwasher tablets, soap, kitchen and toilet rolls. Charcoal and lighter fuel for the barbecue.

Meals can be provided from a range of homemade recipes at 24 hours notice.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

* Vet details: Medrignac 14r Penthievre -Patrrick Bourgeon (0033) 2 96 28 40 81 Collinée 4r Bourgneuf -Philippe Henaff (0033) 2 96 31 41 13

Activities

Creative arts

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Plan d'Eau Langourla River Rance
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Plelan le Petit
Distance: 20 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: On the doorstep
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Organic produce/dining

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: By the house

Watersports

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jackie Andrews

We arrived in Brittany in 2006 after a 20 year dream of moving to France with our dog and horses to enjoy the French<br/>culture, food and idyllic way of life.<br/>Being passionate animal lovers our horses and dog enjoy our fourteen acres and surrounding area which has super tracks and walks.<br/>We spent four years renovating La Chouette as a superb and well proportioned and maintained house which we are extremely proud of.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? La Chouette is situated in the quiet and peaceful countryside, surrounded by trees and fields but still within easy reach of the coast and interesting towns and places to visit. Langourla has a good sense of community and readily accept tourists
Unique benefits of property It is an ideal holiday for the family with children of all ages where they can enjoy the tranquility of the countryside and do activities like fishing, horse riding, cycling, walking or visit places of interest nearby as well as the coast.
Art/craft activities can be arranged
Meals can be provided with 24 hours notice.
An end of stay cleaning service.
Horse riding on doorstep.
Dog agility course.
Secluded, well fenced and maintained garden for relaxing.
Outdoor games.
Situated in central Brittany for easy access to all of Brittany.

The Owner Recommends

Dinan

Dinan an elegant Edwardian seaside town resort with lovely fine sandy beaches, children's beach club and choice of water sports, it is also popular for its designer shops and bustling nightlife in the casino. Picturesque buildings, a medievel castle and ramparts. Dinan boasts a superb market every Thursday morning and the stunning port of Dinan is well worth a visit or boat trip.

Fetes in Brittany

Throughout July and August there are many fetes to enjoy around the local area Fete du Cheval (Horse) Loudeac, Lamballe Fete des Ramparts - Dinan Fete des Moules (mussels), Fete du Boid et Foret (wood/ forest).

Golf

Golf courses within driving distance in the surrounding area.

Historic Towns

Medieval towns of Dinan, Moncontour and St Malo.

Horse Stud

The Haras Horse stud at Lamballe where in summer on Thursday evenings there is a horse spectacle.

Lakes and Rivers

Many lakes and rivers in the area offering boating, fishing and birdwatching activities. In the local village of Langourla is an open air theatre (with an international jazz festival in August) and a playground for children and an agility course around the lake where fishing permits are available on a daily/weekly basis.

Local Beaches

Forty minutes drive to the Emerald coast, Val Andre, Erquay, Sable d'Or. Known for its magnificent golden sandy beaches, delightful small bays, ports and excellent seafood restaurants and safe swimming, water sports.

Local Markets

Lamballe Thursday morning, Broons Wednesday morning, Dinan Thursday morning.

Other Towns of Interest

Other places of interest Jugon Les Lacs, Chateau Hunaudaye, Josselin Pontivy, Foret de Broceliande, Broons and Rennes.

St Malo

Within easy reach of St Malo with its attractive narrow winding streets and hosts of wonderful restaurants.

Swimming Pools

Heated swimming pools in Lamballe, Medrignac and Jugon Les Lacs.

Tree Top Trails and Go-Karting and Historical Attractions

Many other leisure activities both for adults and children including tree top trails, go-karting in Lamballe and historial attractions - chateaux, towns Dinan and Moncontour

Walking, Cycling and Riding

Country walks and cycling, many cycle tracks. Horse riding on your doorstep.

Zoos and Museums

Zoos with added activities found at Bourbonnais, activity fun centre Cobac Park as well as eco museums and museums including Musee de Resistance at Malestroit

2 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Geoff and Jenny 19 July, 2015

We spent two super weeks here, with first class accommodation, hosts that were second to none, set in beautiful countryside. The garden of 0.5 acres was very relaxing, but there were lots of games and safe space for children to play, and horse riding if required. It all exceeded our expectations, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone.

9.2 / 10 Janice Howard 18 October, 2014

My husband and two teenage children spent a wonderful two weeks at this idyllic gite in the heart of the Brittany countryside.

Our hosts Jackie and Bernard Andrews made us most welcome and on offer was the ability to order cooked food delivered to the gite to save us the trouble of cooking. The gite itself has everything you need and plenty of outdoor space with table tennis and badminton in the garden.

We enjoyed BBQs and the peace and quiet of the location, yet within easy reach of the major sites and coast.

Horse riding was an added bonus which both our children took advantage of, plus the free loan of bicycles to explore the local area.

In Langourla itself there is a welcoming local bar run by Patrick which was nice to stop off at on our way home from a day out for a quick apero1

A must try holiday let for any family