Holiday cottage with swimming pool, Brittany

8.8/10
Plessala (9km from Moncontour), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003714 Advertiser since: 5 June 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Petit Bois Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3

About this property

Luxury Holiday Cottage with swimming pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Our luxury holiday cottage in Brittany with swimming pool is set in the beautiful Breton countryside yet within easy reach of the sea, St Malo, Dinan, Carnac and Mt St Michel. The above ground swimming pool and the cosy woodburners make this a superb holiday home to be enjoyed all year round. Le Petit Bois is set on the outskirts of the friendly village of Plessala in the Cotes d'Amor region of Brittany. Plessala has a bakery, supermarket, chemist, creperie and a bar/tabac as well as the ubiquitious French coiffure and florist. There is also a bank, a church and a lovely park with a lake, fitness trail and children’s play area, mini golf and tennis courts.

Le Petit Bois is ideally situated in central Brittany allowing our guests to enjoy the numerous marked walks and cycle routes as well as to explore Brittany's many historic and medieval villages and towns, including Dinan, Moncontour and Carnac. Being also within half an hour of the beautiful coastline to the North, our cottage is the perfect base for a varied and enjoyable holiday. On the edge of Plessala is the River Lie and the Forest of Loudeac where guests can enjoy kayaking, walking, cycling and horse riding. This area also attracts a wide variety of birds and butterflies and you will enjoy seeing many different varieties from the garden or conservatory of the gite.

Le Petit Bois is less than an hour’s drive from the ferry port of St Malo or 2 hours from Caen. If you take the tunnel or ferry to Calais, it is 5-5 1/2 hours of easy driving on quiet French motorways but do have your change/card ready for the tolls (approximately 30 Euros each way).

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Our kitchen is fully equipped and has everything you need whether you are an aspiring gourmet chef or whether you are a 'reheat and eat' holiday maker.

It has a range cooker, microwave, integrated expresso/cappuccino coffee-machine as well as a juicer. The utility room hosts the washing machine, dishwasher, ironing board and airer.

Our dining room is beautifully furnished and includes a sofa on which to enjoy an aperitif or digestif. This wonderful room also has a woodburning stove complete with chestnut roaster which can be enjoyed, especially following a glorious walk in the surrounding countryside in the autumnal months.

Living rooms

Relax in our wonderfully spacious living room, cool in the summer and warm and cosy in the chillier months. If the electric leather reclining sofa is already taken, why not spread out on the other large comfortable sofa. We have English satellite tv as well as a dvd player and there is also a PlayStation 2 and a few games for a night in! The woodburner makes this a wonderful room to enjoy in the winter.

Bedrooms

The master bedroom, with its king size bed and en suite shower room, overlooks the gardens to the front of the gite. The room is well furnished and has plenty of room for the provided cot if necessary.

There is a second double bedroom, again with room for the cot if necessary, furnished with large wardrobe, bedside cabinets and overlooking the gardens to the front of the gite.

Further sleeping accommodation can be found in the smaller room to the rear of the gite which has full size bunk beds tested for size by our fully grown teens!

Bathrooms

The master bedroom has its own en suite shower room and there are 2 further shower rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs to ensure no queuing for the wc!

Heating

The house has oil central heating as well as 2 cosy woodburners.

Entertainment

We have English satellite tv as well as a dvd player and there is also a PlayStation 2 and a few games for a night in!

Garden and outside

Outside we have a large decked area on which you can enjoy a barbecue on warmer evenings whilst enjoying the view or make use of the newly installed above ground swimming pool (available May to September). Why not light the chimenea when the sun goes down for a little extra warmth!

The large secluded garden ensures privacy and allows children to run around and play to their hearts' content. Don't forget to keep an ear and eye out for the wildlife and interesting birds that we encourage to visit in our garden. Please do remember to keep the bird table topped up!!

Parking and garages

We have a long drive with plenty of parking for at least 4 cars.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Plessala village

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Suzanne Burgess

We live in Tunbridge Wells in Kent but love France and perhaps one day we shall be living there.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? This is a quiet, peaceful location with a secluded pool and garden but with a friendly village just down the road with a bar, restaurant, bakery etc. And within easy reach of the beautiful coastline.
Unique benefits of property Our cottage is furnished to a high standard with cosy woodburners, a lovely kitchen and a wonderful conservatory to relax in with a book and a glass of wine!

The Owner Recommends

Moncontour

Beautiful medieval 'petit cite de caractere' less than 10 minutes drive with cobbled streets and ramparts.

3 Reviews
8.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 8.7
  • Comfort: 8.7
  • Condition: 7.3
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.3
9.7 / 10 Emma C 4 September, 2017

Very peaceful and tranquil setting. Pool lovely addition to property. I would recommend this property to friends. Great contact from owner from point of booking.

8.7 / 10 Twin Traveller 14 August, 2017

Le Petit Bois is a haven of peace and tranquility. There is a large and private garden complete with a pool ideal for children. The house is large and the bedrooms have comfortable beds and ample storage space. There are plenty of comfortable places to sit and I'm sure that it is very cosy with the lovely wood burners off season. The kitchen is exceptionally well appointed and baby equipment provided is clean and of good quality. The village, with a super bakery and excellent creperie, are within easy reach and you can enjoy cycling around the quiet Breton roads. Moncontour and other places of interest are also close by making Le Petit Bois an ideal base for wider exploring. Two weeks is certainly not enough here - you could stay for much longer before exhausting the extensive recommendations made by the friendly and helpful owners. We have rented many properties over the years but I don't think we have ever dealt with such helpful and informative owners who really go the extra mile to make sure you really make the most of your stay in their lovely home. I would recommend this property (and already have in fact) to friends and family.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Le Petit Bois. It is really important to us that our guests enjoy their holiday in our house. We hope to welcome you and/or your friends to Le Petit Bois in the future and will aim for a 10 in all areas where possible! We have already made arrangements for the cottage to be re-decorated internally at the end of the season. Thank you again for booking Le Petit Bois

8.2 / 10 Le Petit Bois guests 29 July, 2015

Great location for exploring the beaches and towns which were all within an hours drive. Local supermarket wonderful and ful of local produce.