|1 La Touche Blandelle||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||2|
The property is located a 4 minute drive from the small market town of Brehand. The town has a small Hotel de Ville, a substantial stone church, a mini market together with a selection of cafes, a butchers, a chemist and a post office.
The main country town of Lamballe is a 10 minute drive away. Here you will find all the shopping you need for your holiday.
The road and rail network from Lamballe affords excellent access across Brittany and beyond.
The property is 25 minutes from the pink granite coastline and it's nearest large sandy beaches and quay side restaurants of Val Andre and Erquy.
A further 6 minute drive to the south of the property is the medieval hill top town of Montcontour with many of its half timbered and stone buildings still intact and restored. This has been the scene of many historic battles during the 14th and 15th centuries before Brittany finally yielded to French rule.
The farmhouse is set in a three quarter acre secluded private garden with a large gravel drive with ample space for up to 6 cars. The gated driveway together with its secure private gardens provides an excellent facility for families children and pets alike.
Fully fitted farmhouse kitchen comprising gas hob/ electric oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, and fully equipped to serve 10 people.
There is a kitchen table with chairs and a breakfast bar in the kitchen.
The dining area ( which forms part of the open plan living /dining area ) has an oak farmhouse table which Sears 10 people in comfort.
Leather sofas, chairs and chaise longue provides comfortable seating for 10 people. The seating is arranged around a large coffee table in the centre of the room and is bounded by a large log burning stove.
There is a tv and dvd and bluetooth docking station.
There is a variety of oak and pine dressers, wine racks and cupboard units.
The timber stairs to the first floor bedrooms rises from the dining end of the large open plan living/dining area.
One master bedroom with en suite with bath and shower on the ground floor.
Four further bedrooms 3 with double beds and one with twin beds on the first floor.
The main bathroom is on the first floor. It has a shower and hand basin
The main en suite bathroom is on the ground floor.
There are 2 separate wcs one on the ground floor and one on the first floor.
Log burning stove and electric heaters.
Tv and dvd
Table tennis table
Bluetooth docking station
Wi-fi (new in 2015)
The south facing terrace is accessed off the french windows from the main living area. There is a full compliment of hardwood chairs, table, loungers and parasol. The garden comprises lawns and meadows with an orchard of Apple and pear trees, a sweet chestnut and walnut tree and a kiwi covered pergola.
The 12 foot diameter trampoline must be supervised by a responsible adult if being used by children.
Ample secure car parking for 6 cars.
The ground floor is higher than the external ground floor so access my be difficult for individuals with limited mobility although the property does have a ground floor bedroom with en-suite facilities and separate toilet.
Gas bbq available on request
There is a washing machine and a dryer in the utility which duals as the games room with the table tennis table accessible from from within the main house.
Pets by appointment
Property to be left as you find it but we do have a cleaner who comes in on your departure to clean and change the linen.
We have enjoyed our farmhouse in France now since 2007. <br/><br/>We have watched our children grow up on family holidays and now they return as adults with their families and friends. We very much look forward to sharing our farmhouse with you and hope you have as much enjoyment as we do. <br/><br/>Can we recommend a Seafood bbq and glass of red on the terrace.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Perfect for enjoying he tranquility of the property's rural location, yet only a 25 minutes drive to the beautiful pink granite coastline with its expansive sandy beaches.|
|Unique benefits of property||Home from home - Enjoy a glass of red and a hearty bbq on the sun terrace in 3/4 acres of peaceful gardens.|
Open mainly in the summer months but a quintessential French chateau close to Erquy steeped in history dating from the 15th century and some interesting stories from more recent historical events. 25 minutes drive from the property.
Standing high on the side of the wooded Trieux River, this magnificent chateau is the only survivor of some 10 fortresses that once guarded the stretches of this valley in medieval times. Recently resorted it still guards the way into the pretty river port of Pontrieux on the north coast quite close to the ile de brehat. There are substantial gardens to walk around as well as the chateau. There is a small traditional restaurant and shop in the grounds. Between an hour and a quarter and a half drive from the property. Definitely worth a visit.
Dinan is a walled Breton town on the hilltop with many fine buildings dating back to the 13th century. Most of the old town walls can be walked around. Take a walk down the steep cobbled streets down to the quay side of the once busy trading River Rance and chill whilst watching the sail boats go up and down the river. There are many cafes and restaurants both in the town and down by the river and the shopping In and around the old town is is excellent with a full range of boutiques, crafts and art galleries. A half hour drive from the property.
Long sandy beaches and quay side restaurants and bars where you can sample traditional cuisine such as moules and frites or the delicious coquilles St-Jacques in the many quayside fish restaurants. Alternatively why not try a delicious crepe or savoury Gallette!
Approximately a 90 minute drive and a quick hop across on the short passenger ferry takes you across to this lovely unspoilt little island where your only mode of transport is horse drawn cart or bicycle. You can stroll along at your leisure admiring the pretty cottages nestled amongst beautiful surroundings with spectacular views and visit one of the many creperies/restaurants where you can sample local specialities. Well worth a visit!
Only 10 minutes drive from the property to this picturesque little medieval historic town steeped in history. Walk around its pretty half timbered houses and marvel at the architecture including that of the Eglise St-Mathurin in the centre of the town. A few cafes and restaurants and artisan retailers. This town was the site of many fierce battles in the 14th 15th 16th and 17th centuries before Brittany finally bowed to French rule.
A recent major engineering operation has seen this world heritage site reinstated to an island joined only to the mainland via a bridge from the newly built visitor centre. Perched on this rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stands a Gothic style Benidictine abbey dedicated to to the archangel St Michael. Built between the 11th and 16th century this is the most visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower. 70 minutes drive from the property.
From Cap Frehel lighthouse and La Fort, to Sables d'or les pins, from St Cast le Guildo to Pen-gwen, from Erquy to Val Andre - some of the most stunning and picturesque coastlines and sandy beaches on the Pink Granite Coast in cote d'amour.
Lose yourself for the day within the fortified old town walls of Saint-Malo where a miriad of narrow cobbled streets and town squares reveal around each new corner scores of traditional yet sophisticated cafes, restaurants, art galleries, craft shops and boutiques. A must to experience and less than a hour from the property.
Long sandy beaches, quay side bars and restaurants. Val-Andre has a spectacular stretch of beach perfect for beach games such as the traditional French game of Boules. Also great for a lazy afternoon stroll. It boasts separate coves amongst the rocks at either end perfect for sun-bathing! After a day on the beach choose your restaurant or if you're feeling lucky why not try your luck in the Casino?!