|The Cottage||Self Catering||2||3||1|
Newly-renovated to a high standard, the cottage retains the character of the original 18th century farmhouse building in which it is located and provides a comfortable and peaceful setting for guests. Subject to availability we accept bookings/changeovers starting on any day except Sundays.
The cottage consists of a self-contained open plan lounge/dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. Stairs lead to 2 spacious south facing bedrooms and a modern shower room on the first floor. The living area has a wood burning fire for those cooler nights or out of main season holiday breaks. Full of character, a great deal of careful thought has gone in to the renovation of this property to provide for the comfort of our guests.
The cottage is equipped with everything you might need for a successful stay including free, fully operational wi-fi, flat screen HD tv, UK tv satellite channels and French terrestrial tv channels together with a dvd/cd player. Outside there is a south facing patio, patio table, chairs and recliners.
South facing and surrounded by open fields and forest, the cottage is less than 10 minutes walk [2km] from the local village with its award-winning boulangerie and boucherie, local bar and mini supermarket. Less than 10 minutes car drive way is the pretty village of Jugon-les-Lacs and the town of Lamballe with restaurants, local markets and supermarkets. The historic town of Dinan and the beautiful coastal towns and beaches are all less than 25 minutes away by car.
The cottage provides an ideal location for a country getaway close to all amenities and facilities where driving, cycling or walking can be especially enjoyed. Guests particularly remark on the ease of car parking and the fact that many parking facilities are free!
The cottage has been furnished throughout to a high standard and is ideal for 2, or 3 adults looking for comfort, peace and quiet or a romantic holiday at any time of the year. The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings and is perfectly located to enjoy the sights and amenities of this beautiful part of Brittany. If food is your thing then this location is your oyster! Seafood is a specialty of this region, together with crepes and local cider, as well as French wine and cheese of course. This area provides all you can imagine in terms of choice, variety and price where lunch time menus in particular provide excellent value.
If you are interested in active outdoor activites then there is plenty of choice on offer in addition to the beautiful coast, beaches and towns. There are numerous sport and recreational activities available including cycling, walking, sailing, fishing, watersports, horse-riding and golf to name a few. Jugon-les-Lacs has a new indoor and outdoor swimming pool open during the main holiday season and also hosts various summer events and festivities.
Numerous free cultural events take place during the summer in the local towns and villages including folklore fetes and music concerts ranging from classical music, jazz, rock and local Breton bands. These are often accompanied by hot food stalls offering a variety of local food to enjoy while you listen to the music.
The cottage is available throughout the year. We only accept 7 night or longer bookings during the peak periods. We can accept shorter bookings during off-peak periods [minimum of 3 nights]. We offer discounts on bookings which exceed 2 weeks. We are also fairly flexible on changeover days, subject to other existing bookings, which means guests can check in, or out, on any day except Sunday. This means you are not confined to a particular weekday or Saturday start for your stay and may, for example, provide you with some additional flexibility in your choice of ferry crossing.
We require a £150 per week or part week booking/security deposit at the time of booking which converts into a security deposit during your stay, this is returnable at the end of your holiday, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions of letting which we provide to potential guests prior to the completion of the booking.
All rates quoted in our rental charges are for 2 people. An additional £15.00 per night is charged for a third person.
We provide all linen and towels for use in the cottage. Guests should bring their own beach/pool towels but we can supply these if required at a small additional cost.
A well-fitted and equipped kitchen complete with induction hob, full fan-assisted oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine. These, together with all the other essential items you don't always find in all holiday rentals, including kettle and toaster, ensure that any self catering you plan to do is possible. The cottage is equipped with a dining table and chairs together with patio table and chairs, additional patio reclining chairs and bbq for "al fresco" dining on your own private south facing patio and garden area.
The south facing wood beamed living room is fully-furnished with comfortable lounge seating, a flat screen UHD television with French tv channels PLUS a satellite receiver which provides a full range of UK Freeview channels. In addition the Cottage is equipped with a dvd/cd player which together with a wood burning fire makes the cottage an ideal place to relax and use as a getaway at any time of the year. The Cottage also has a selection of books, games and puzzles for guests use.
The large, south facing, master bedroom has beautiful views over the garden, surrounding countryside and forest. It contains 2 single beds, which can be placed in twin or double configuration, seating, individual bedside cabinets, drawers, a clock radio/docking station and a cd player. It also has a large walk-in wardrobe.
The spacious second bedroom is also south facing with views over the garden and the surrounding countryside and forest. It contains an adult-sized single bed, rocking chair, bedside cabinet and drawers.
The shower room features a large "Italian style" tiled shower area and is also equipped with a toilet and a washbasin with mirrored storage unit. The underfloor heating and heated towel rail completes the feeling of comfort and luxury for our guests. The cottage is not fitted with a bath.
Towels are provided for use only within the cottage. Guests need to bring their own towels for exterior, beach or swimming pool use or we can supply these at a small additional cost.
A wood burning fire in the living room is more than adequate for those cooler days or nights at any time of the year and provides ample heating for the living room areas and also distributes heat upstairs. We provide an initial basket of logs for all guests and top-ups can be purchased at a reasonable cost thereafter. Convector heaters are available for both bedrooms.
The shower room has underfloor heating together with a heated towel rail.
The living room has a flat screen UHD tv together with UK Freesat satellite tv channels, French terrestrial tv channels and a dvd/cd player.
Free wi-fi access throughout the property.
The main bedroom has a radio/cd/tape player together with a radio/docking station.
A variety of games, puzzles, and books are also available in the cottage.
Set in the grounds of the owners property, the cottage is part of a traditional farmhouse and has its own private access and south facing patio/terrace complete with table, chairs, umbrella and recliner chairs. Guests also have a south facing garden area in front of the Cottage for their own use.
A small bbq with associated tools is provided for guests use, guests to provide their own charcoal.
Private, off-road, tree shaded parking, for one vehicle, is available for guests sole use at the entrance to the property with separate, private gated access to the cottage.
A sheltered/covered area is available for the storage of bicycles.
The cottage is designed for, equipped and ideal for 2 or 3 adults seeking an away from it all, luxurious and comfortable countryside setting which is also close to all amenities and the beautiful countryside and coast of Brittany.
Steps in the garden and within the property together with internal stairs and the equipment and furnishings in general, mean that the property is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties, babies, infants, toddlers or very young children.
We do not accept pets.
Smoking is not permitted in the cottage.
As guests you will be staying in your own private, self-contained property, located at one end of our larger farmhouse building. We are resident next door and therefore on hand to deal with any questions you may have during your stay and with any problems which might unexpectedly arise. You will be staying in accommodation which has been designed and renovated by us to a very high standard, which we also use for family and friends and this is reflected in the care and attention we give to the property, its contents and the way in which we offer the cottage to our guests.
Free wi-fi is supplied.
Please note that smoking is not allowed in the property, pets are not accepted and that the cottage is not equipped or suitable for babies, toddlers, infants or very young children.
Subject to availability we accept bookings/changeovers starting on any day except Sundays.
All rates quoted are for 2 persons, an additional rental of £15.00 per night is charged for a third person
We are English, retired professionals and live on site in the adjacent building.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||Because it is well located for access to the coast, country and towns of Brittany, the best of both locations, "entre terre et mer", with easy driving and excellent access to ferries, airports and train services. The port of St Malo is less than an hour away and other ports such as Cherbourg, Caen and Roscoff are all less than 2.5 hours away. With excellent road links it is possible to travel to and from the Cottage with ease even in high summer and visit places of interest throughout the region.|
|Unique benefits of property||The Cottage is part of a traditional granite building [longere] which we have renovated to a very high standard to provide comfortable, well equipped guest accommodation. We are located in a beautiful country setting close to a small village which has all the essential amenities including an award winning artisan baker and an award winning butcher. The village also has a local mini supermarket, a bar and hairdresser.
The Cottage is ideal for 2 or 3 adults for an active or quiet getaway. Surrounded by fields and forest we are also close to the historic towns and beautiful coastline of the Cotes d'Armor. This is a great location for exploring this part of Brittany from an extremely well equipped, attractive and comfortable base. Close by we have several larger towns, Lamballe and Dinan for example with large supermarkets and shopping facilities in addition to restaurants, bars and historic centres.
The coast and countryside provides a wide range of opportunities for outdoor activities.
We have some spectacular and beautiful coastline in our area with small sandy coves, long sandy beaches, cliffs and headlands and pretty peninsulars, harbours and marinas most within 30 minutes drive of the Cottage. Driving is generally a pleasure and with free parking at many resorts the Cottage provides the ideal base for exploring the coast. Whether walking or relaxing at the coast is your thing we have it all. Well marked coastal paths along spectacular scenery with plenty of places to stop off for a swim, a picnic, a snack or a meal. A slightly longer drive on our superb roads you can also get to the pink granite coast, the south coast of Brittany or the Cherbourg peninsula for days out. But with so much to see and do in the immediate area you might need more than a week to do that!
This part of France is very popular with cyclists and often hosts cycle races and stages of the Tour de France. With numerous country and coastal cycle routes this is a very pleasant area for the casual or keen cyclist. In the immediate area there are many marked cycle routes and a local centre in Jugon les Lacs provides details of these and routes further afield. Cycle hire is also possible from several local centres.
We have several local fresh food and local produce markets in the area including Jugon les Lacs [Friday mornings], Lamballe and Dinan [Thursday mornings]. In addition during the summer season several towns host free music concerts in the evening where you can also often purchase food from local suppliers and sit and enjoy the entertainment. These include the Festilacs at Jugon les Lacs [Friday nights July and early August] Music concerts in Lamballe [Thursdays] and Jazz concerts in Pleneuf Val Andre [Tuesday evenings July & August]
Some of the most historic and beautiful towns and villages are located within a short drive of our property including Dinan, St Malo and Mont St Michel. Slightly further afield we have places such as Fougeres, Vannes and Normandy towns countryside and coast. The cottage has guidebooks and maps to help you find these and explore this culturally rich and historic region.
There are numerous good restaurants in this part of Brittany and we provide suggestions in our guest handbook of places we or our guests have found and enjoyed. Seafood is one of the specialities of this region along with crepes & galettes but other styles abound including Michelin star and high quality restaurants especially in Dinan, Dinard, St Malo and Cancale. In addition you will find small, local restaurants, which provide good value menus particularly at lunch time and remove the need for much self-catering!
The coastline and lakes of this part of Brittany lends itself to interesting sailing and boating or canoeing and kayaking. In addition Lake and Sea Fishing from the shore or boat is a major popular pastime.
Numerous open access launch points exist along most of the coast for those with their own boat or kayak.
Courses and hire centres are also located in most large coastal resorts.
There are numerous golf courses in the area including international level courses. Most welcome visitors and offer daily green fee access.
Short walks and long distance walks are all available on marked paths including the GR34 long distance coastal path around Brittany.
Several equestrian centres in the area offer riding activities including a local horse training and rehabilitation centre in Pledeliac. Nearby in Lamballe the historic Haras provides horse riding exhibitions and events during the year.
We stay in Gites annually and can honestly say this cottage is the finest yet. Everything and each detail has been very well planned.
There is nothing left to chance,every item is there and is perfect for a couple or a couple with another adult as a fully fitted out second bedroom is available too.
The village of Pledeliac is situated well to tour the area and access to Dinan/Dinard/St.Malo are withinn a short drive. A nice village with all the usual facilities.
The owners live next door and are extremely helpful with advice and a real plus is they do not interfere
at all but i find it reassuring to ask about the area etc.
We would love to return over the next few years and have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.
Thank you Roy for your kind comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed our Cottage. We have tried to make the Cottage a place our guests will enjoy and to a standard we would be very happy to experience ourselves.