|Traditional Breton Detached Home||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2|
Set in the small village of l'hopital, being tranquil, private and secluded our traditional detached Maison Bretonne is located between the picturesque villages of Quessoy & Yiffinac which offer superb local facilities including supermarkets, boulangerie, bars & restaurants both within 4km. The 196 m² property is on a generous 1058 m² plot with a secure private south facing garden and off road parking, with adjacent wood land to one side and backing on to an open field at the rear.
For the adventurous you are only 5 km from the RN12 motorway and 14 km from the city of Saint Brieuc, it's an ideal base from which to explore Brittany. There are no large resorts, but many popular seaside towns and villages, so take time to discover the rocky coastline with coves and fine sandy beaches such as Hillion 10 km, Les Rosaire 21 km, Le Val Andre 24 km and Erquy Cap Frehel 30 km. If time allows why not go Inland, the area is gently hilly and rural, rising in the centre of Brittany to the moorland of the Monts d'Armoric.
Arrival is from 4pm onwards and we ask that guests vacate the house by 10am on the morning of departure. Changeover day is on Saturday in July and August when a seven-day minimum stay applies. During the shoulder months we offer a four-day minimum stay and flexible changeovers. The ferry ports of St Malo (1.0hr) and Roscoff (1.5hr) are within easy reach.
The traditional kitchen breakfast room has seating for 6 and is fully equipped to cater for 8 people. Amenities include gas hob, electric oven, microwave, toaster, coffee percolator and fridge. From the kitchen enter the large sunroom through frenchdoors to enjoy extra seating for 8 people overlooking the south facing secluded garden.
Large open plan lounge/diner tastefully decorated in neutral colours. The dining table will comfortably seat 8 people, the adjacent frenchdoors open out into the sunroom overlooking the south facing garden and the lounge area with comfortable seating for 6 overlooking the front garden.
A 4 bedroom house comprising of 3 upstairs bedrooms, 2 double rooms and 1 twin room, including the master bedroom with en suite shower room; a further twin bedroom is situated downstairs.
Upstairs a recently updated family shower room comprises of a large shower, twin washbasins and a toilet. The master bedroom has a large en suite shower room (no toilet). A further toilet is situated downstairs.
Individual thermostatically controlled electric central heating throughout, supplemented by a wood burning fire insert in the lounge.
4 kilowatts per day are free during your stay. Beyond the price of KW is :£ 0.12 full hour, £ 0.086 low hours.
The electric meter will be read in your presence upon your arrival and departure This is to stop any misuse.
A large flat screen tv with English satellite Freeview and French terrestrial channels available, dvd player, stereo radio and cd player, free wi-fi internet access.
The property is set on a 1058 msq secluded mature plot with south facing rear garden with open field beyond. Adjacent and to one side of the property is a small woodland.
The garage and all out buildings will be locked and are not part of the rental agreement but, ample off-road parking is available on the private driveway.
The house is marketed to accommodate 2 families and the property layout reflects this. This property is not suitable for disabled access.
Hi, my name is Martine. I am French and my husband, Chris is English, together we enjoy living in France and renovating our small farm near Dinan. I speak fluent English and I enjoy the conviviality of meeting people and exploring different cultures. I am happy to share my local knowledge and help you discover our beautiful Brittany so you can enjoy a fabulous holiday
|Year property purchased||1983|
|Why this location?||Equidistant from beach or town, all you need for a serene summer vacation.|
|Unique benefits of property||Fabulous family home, quiet and spacious in a semi rural setting, you'll feel like it's a home from home. A large lawned and sheltered sunny garden provides a superb space for children to let off steam, and parents to relax with a glass of wine or BBQ enjoying the calm of the countryside.|
Moncontour medieval city, St. Brieuc and Lamballe are cities within easy reach. The beautiful beach of Le Val Andre with its restaurants and cafes.
We had a great stay in Martine's house. It was exactly as described and was a wonderful base from which to visit the whole area. The property is set down a very quiet lane in the centre of the village of L'Hopital. It has a small wood running adjacent to it and was completely private with a great south facing garden. We found the house was equipped with all we needed with an excellent internet service and comfortable beds. The village itself is very quiet and has good connections to all the main routes.
On our arrival we had a very warm welcome from Martine and a kind offer of a cup of tea. She provided a wonderful welcome pack which was more than generous and for which we were very grateful. All communication with her was dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
The town of Saint Briuec is only around 15 minutes by car, where there are all the usual large supermarkets and shops. The beach is only 20 minutes and so many other little coastal resorts all within easy reach. We would really recommend a visit to Dinan, a beautiful medieval town with a magnificent viaduct and pretty port area by the river, with plenty of restaurants
We would have no hesitation in staying again in this property if we were to return in the future
This is easily the best holiday cottage in France that we have stayed in. The photos on the web site are exactly what you get when you're actually there. Martine (the very proud owner) has given the house a modern decor with quality furnishings and fittings, with plenty of room to store your belongings. The kitchen is set out to satisfy the most demanding of holiday chefs and the south-facing garden, with two large tables and chairs, as well as additional sun-loungers, is a veritable sun-trap. The whole place was very clean with a very well-maintained garden.
The wi-fi reception is very good with speeds of nearly 20mb and there is a land-line phone, should you wish to contact Martine during your stay. Martine is very keen to make sure you enjoy your holiday but does not interfere.
Pléneuf-Val-André, on the coast, is only half an hour's drive away and La Croisette restaurant, right by the sea, is definitely recommended for good food and service. It's a little higher up the scale than the usual crêpes/galettes restaurant that are everywhere, if you want to treat yourself.
If you want a peaceful holiday, in a superb house, in a very quiet village and not too far from the sea, then I have no hesitation in recommending this property.
My only complaint - the birds were very noisy in the mornings!