Holiday gite in Cotes d'Armor lovely views

9.8/10
La Motte (4km from Loudeac), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004426 Advertiser since: 3 December 2015
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Tres Belle Maison Gite Self Catering 2 4 1 Baby Cot

About this property

Pretty Rural Gite Aside Loudeac Forest. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A pretty Gite with quality furnishings for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Exceptionally clean.

4 and 5 day short breaks plus longer 3-4 week holidays options available. We offer flexibility on early and late season reservations, on a first come first serve basis for short breaks. Please enquire for further information.

A perfect Gite for a couple or a small family who wish to explore Brittany. Centrally located, within easy access of great highways North, South, East or West. Perfect for exploring and relaxing at the end of the day.

All rooms have lovely views over the forest, rolling countryside or the beautiful gardens of Tres Belle Maison.

A 2 minute walk from Loudeac Forest opens up to miles of walks and trails to explore in a countryside setting. There is a local boulangerie for fresh baguettes/patisseries for breakfast and a small store with a bucherie all within within 2kms

A light bright 2 bedroomed Gite suitable for up to 4 people and is perfect for couples or small families. A pretty Gite with a mature private garden and gated drive which has been recently fully refurbished. Decorated and finished to a very good standard, as seen from the photographs.
 
Downstairs is open plan with a fitted kitchen, comfortable lounge seating and dining area. Comprising of a 3 seater couch, extra chair, coffee-table and a lovely new pellet (wood) burner for those cooler evenings. A dining table for 4 guests, with UK & French tv, radio, wi-fi and dvd player. Storage cabinet with lots of tourist information on the whole of Brittany, as you are in the perfect spot for exploring every part of Brittany from a central location.

The kitchen has a cooker, hob and microwave and all cutlery, crockery, glass, pans etc. are provided. There is a small fridge with a freezer section plus you have the use of a larger freezer should you require it.

Double patio doors provide a lovely view onto the garden and leads off the back of the Gite onto a wisteria patio. Here you can sit in the peace and quiet of the countryside enjoying the sun loungers or sitting at the large table and chairs for an evening meal.

Watching the beautiful sun sets from the garden is a great way to welcome in the summer evenings. A bbq is provided with utensils, which is portable for days out.
 
Upstairs the master bedroom has a double bed and the 2nd bedroom 2 single beds. Each bedroom is nicely finished with comfortable bedding and mattresses for a good nights sleep. There is at least a wardrobe and chest of drawers for clothes storage plus bedside lamps and sockets for charging your phones in each room.

The fully refurbished bathroom is fitted with a double shower, sink and toilet with a large towel radiator and a slimline bench/storage unit. Quality towels and hand towels are provided for you.

There is also an ironing board, iron, hair dryer, linen basket and basic toiletries to help get you started.

Inclusive pricing - Quality bedding, towels and tea towels are provided within the price, as is the cost of gas, electricity and wi-fi useage. Spotlessly clean. UK charging adaptors available. Replenishment of the pellet burner is 5 euros per 15 kilo sac, available from most stores, but is filled upon arrival free of charge. This is the only extra charge!

You will find the Gite is cleaned to a high standard and we would like guests to leave the it in the same manner as they found it, please. Non smoking.

You are free to wander and enjoy the landscaped gardens and wild meadow of Tres Belle Maison at your leisure, aside your private garden.

The Gite is in the countryside yet just a few minutes drive from a Boulangerie (opening at 7.30am) and a small store with a butchers. And just 5 minutes from the large town of Loudeac where out of town superstores  such as Super U, Leclerc, Aldi, Lidl, Action and Noz, plus many more stores are available. Great for food and wine purchases.
 
Whether you are looking for a Gite to relax and recharge or explore we hope you will find Gite Tres Belle Maison perfect for your stay, whether it is one week or two.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Regards Sue and Brian
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Light and airy with triple aspect views. Consisting of an open plan fitted kitchen, dining and lounge area with wooden staircase leading to the first floor. An oval dining table and chairs for 4 guests. This is not a huge Gite by any means but is perfect for couples, friends or small families.

A well equipped kitchen with gas hob, eye level electric cooker, fridge and plenty of cupboard storage. Cafetiere, kettle, toaster and sandwich toaster, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, utensils and glasses. Ceramic double sink and drainer with utensils.

Electrical extensions provided – UK and French.

Living rooms

Part of the open plan living area, there is a long (3 seater) comfortable couch and single chair aside a low level wooden coffee table and standard lamp for softer lighting. A large ornate wall mirror dresses the main wall and a pretty wooden wall unit holds the all important wine glasses to great effect. There is under stairs storage ideal for suitcases.

Double patio doors and rear door both lead onto landscaped gardens front and back.

Please note the house is in reverse with a private Gite back garden and shared front garden with the main house.

Bedrooms

The master bedroom consists of a comfortable mattress, French double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps. A wardrobe with hangers and a chest of draws.

The 2nd bedroom can host 1 or 2 people or a cot. The 2 single beds have firm mattresses and can be made into a kingsize. A bedside lamp. A wardrobe with hangers and a chest of drawers.

Wooden flooring throughout finished with rugs.

Bathrooms

The bathroom has a large double shower, sink with mirror, toilet, large towel radiator and bench style seating. All is fresh and clean having recently been fully refurbished.

All towels and floor mats are provided.

Heating

A new wood pellet burner has been installed in the lounge area which provides a fantastic heat source during the non-summer months. This is filled free of charge and replacement pellets can easily be purchased in the local stores or from ourselves.

Wall heaters offer controlled heating and can be set to come on at night, if required, although during the summer months are not required at all. The large towel radiator in the bathroom can also acts as a heating source.

Entertainment

UK and French tv, radio, dvd and cd player are provided and the Gite is wi-fi connected.

Boule, dominoes, cards and chess are inside the Gite along with lots of local tourist information and guides.

Garden and outside

Large wooden table and chairs for outside dining is on the patio area with sunny and shaded areas.

A good portable BBQ and utensils are there for you to use at the Gite or on your travels around the Brittany.

The private garden is kept neat and tidy and has mature shrubs and trees all round, offering sun and shady areas. The area is gated so safe and secure for little ones or pets.

The Gite is sat on a quiet road leading to Loudeac Forest and has minimal traffic. Perfect for walks and relaxing or for the energetic running, mountain biking or road cycling. Or relaxing after a day travelling around.

Parking and garages

Driveway parking is gated with additional parking outside, all off road. The Gite is in a rural area and your car is safe.

Visitor suitability

Perfect for couples or small families, although there is no children's play swings onsite there are the vast gardens and countryside to explore. Base Sports Centres, horse riding, cinema or swimming baths are all very local.

A very calm, tranquil location in the heart of the countryside yet 5 minutes from the major motorways through Brittany.

This is a no smoking property.

Information about any additional facilities

A few off road bicycles are free of charge and subject to availability. We have 2 helmets.

Cool boxes or ice bags can be provided for trips out. An iron and ironing board are also provided. There is no washing machine/dryer on site. Loudeac has multiple laundries for tourists.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Dr Vet Emmy OTTO Clinique Vétérinaire Des Sept Sources 28 A Boulevard Victor Etienne 22600 Loudeac Tel: 0033 (0)2 96 28 98 23 0800-1200 & 1400 - 1800 Monday to Friday 0900-1200 Saturday

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Motte
Distance: 2 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch, Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: La Motte Village
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Bieuzy Golf Course
Distance: 37 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Loudeac Equestrian Centre
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.2 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: VTT 9, 10, 11 & 12, plus many quiet country lanes and Loudeac Forest to discover on the door step.

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Sue Saunders

We have travelled extensively and stayed in many places. From this we learnt first hand the importance of nice accommodation and a good nights sleep, which we want to pass onto our guests when they stay with us.<br/><br/>We are relaxed, yet professional and like to ensure everyone enjoys their stay at Tres Belle Maison.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? We recently returned from a number of years overseas and chose France as it has so much to offer, alongside the good food and wine! We were particularly taken with the house, its views and stone farmhouse character. The location is superb for travelling North, South, East or West being not far from the new highways through central Brittany to the coastal regions and through the interior, opening up far more opportunities to explore a diverse region.
Unique benefits of property Wonderful vistas of the rolling countryside. Next door to Loudeac Forest, (200m). A private garden with privacy. Great for cycling, walking and exploring. The peaceful surroundings , plus fresh air and great views combine to make it a lovely location for a holiday location.

The Owner Recommends

Beaches and Watersports

Just half an hour from the clean sandy beaches and safe swimming of the Brittany coast try Pleneuf Val Andre – Picturesque fishing harbour with nearby shops, cafés and casino are well worth a visit. Sable D’Or offers all you could need for a day at the beach. Jugon les Lacs – home to a multitude of water sports, fishing, windsurfing, sailing etc. Binic & Etables-sur-Mer both highly recommended by our guests for the marina and beach.

Cycling/Veloroutes/Hiking

The Green Way/Les Voies Vertes V6 & V8. An old railway track, now a cycle path, takes you from Carhaix and St Meen-le-Grand via Loudeac and Merdrignac. Perfect for family bike rides along all or part of it 110kms. There are many routes criss crossing Brittany to enjoy at leisure. Numerous local lakes and forests provide plenty of choice for the walking & cycling enthusiast . Loudeac Forest Only a stones’ throw away the 2,500 hectares makes it the largest forest in Brittany. Once it formed a group with the Forest of Broceliande, that of Merlin the Enchanter and King Arthur. Today it is a haven for deer and wildlife. In the summer accompanied walks are organised to see the wide range flora and forna on offer. You are able to roam freely throughout the forest.

Easy Access

Access is so easy via the ferries of St Malo which arrive from Portsmouth, Poole and the Channel Islands or Dinard airport with its regular RyanAir flights. If that’s not enough, in easy reach are Roscoff, Brest, Rennes, Nantes, Caen and Cherbourg with a variety of ferries and flights from all over the UK; there are also TGV stations at Rennes and St Brieuc.

Equestrian Centre / Equestre, St Guillaume

A short ride from the house is the long established Loudeac Equestrian Centre for horse and pony rides, lessons or treks throughout the Forest and surrounding area. Novices to advanced riders welcomed.

How Far are We From

Airport – Dinard: 93 Kms Ferry – St. Malo: 100 Kms Train – Lamballe: 34 Kms Motorway – Loudeac N164: 5 Kms Coast – St Brieuc: 40 Kms National Bus – Loudeac: 7 Kms Golf – Ploermel or Pleneuf Val André : 50 Kms Bar/Pub – La Motte: 2 Kms Restaurants – Loudeac or Plouguenast: 7 Kms

Local Activities When not Relaxing in the Beautiful Countyside.

Cycling / BMX forest tracks Walking / Hiking / Running Equestrian Centre Canoeing / Kayaking / Sailing Fishing Swimming – indoor and outside Lake Guerledan Watersports Aquarev – walking, running, exercise circuits, tennis, basketball, fishing and coffee shop. Les Aquatides, swimming complex with fun slides, sauna and hammam. Cinema – French and English shown regularly. Horse Racing Hippodrome. Bird Spotting – Birds of prey and garden varieties. Site seeing – Lake (Lac) Gurledan, Historical and Medieval villages, rolling countryside, Churches, Chateaus and Gardens (Bon Repos). The Historical Linen Route – St Thelo, Le Quillio to Uzel Museum. Eating Out – Restaurants, Brasseries and Coffee Shops of an excellent standard and good value Plat de Jour (meal of the day) which can be up to 5 courses for 12 to 15 Euros, which is excellent value for money, including a drink. Lake Guerledan Beach Base Sports Nature / Sports Centres We are centrally situated between 3 outdoor sports centres with a wide range of activities for adults and children at Plemet (Pont Querra), Plouguenast (Pontgamp) and Lac de Bosmeleac. Activities include: canoeing, kayaking, cycling/VTT, walking, archery, rock climbing, pedelo and stand up paddle to name a few. Cycling VTT VTT station Pays de Loudéac is more than 400 km of marked routes. The circuits are classified according to the length, height difference and technical difficulties. With every level of challenge locally: Green, Blue, Red and Black. Circuits No. 10, 11, 12 Circuits through the Forest of Loudéac -11, 25, 32km respectively, all within 5 minutes from the house. Circuit 5, 28kms starts in the local village of La Motte.

Loudeac and La Motte Churches.

Loudeac church was constructed between 1733 and 1746 it houses a high altar canopy of wood carvings and Italian Carrara marble used in the ceilings, showing the wealth of the area at that time. Pilgrimages to this church are a common sight during the summer months. Brittany has a wealth of churches and monasteries to visit with a church in almost every village. The local La Motte church was built in 1748 and was formerly a diocese of Loudeac.

More Towns to Visit

The obscure ‘Port of Dinan’ is well worth discovering for its fine assortment of waterfront restaurants Pirate port of St Malo – an amazing walled citadel hides a maze of shops, restaurants and bars. Mont St Michel – a must, steeped in history with breathtaking views from the abbey. Lamballe – The main square ‘Place de Martray’ hosts a weekly market on Thursday mornings. Adjoining the square is a branch of the national stud for the Breton workhorses. Medieval Dinan – Narrow streets, cobbled roads, medieval half timbered houses and shops set the scene. Large weekly market held every Thursday gives the place a great atmosphere. Rennes – the capital for shopping and culture, with a mixture of old and modern is sure to appeal to all tastes. Loudeac is a large town with all you might want on holiday. High street shops, cafes, creperie and restaurants (French, Italian and Asian cuisine, also pizza, burgers and grills to take away). Loudeac has a cinema, swimming pool/water park, sports parks, aquarev, historic church, high street shopping, supermarkets and launderettes and a new out of town shopping area with multiple stores. Supermarkets – Super U, Leclerc, Lidle, Aldi and Intermarche. The ancient town of Moncontour with its cobbled streets and amazing architecture is just fifteen minutes away with excellent restaurants. Well worth a visit.

The Historical Linen Route

35,000 people worked in the Breton linen industry in central Brittany from the 17th to the 19th century. The celebrated fine linen cloth known as the “Toile Bretagnes” made its mark in many ways on the landscape and the architectural heritage of the area. The “House of Linen” in St Thelo and Uzel (a linen merchant’s mansion is typical of the epoque (beautiful era)), houses a museum offering activities, special events, inter-active and audio-visual exhibits and children’s trails.

Villages Towns and Places to Visit

Tres Belle Maison, Bout es Loups is ideally positioned to visit the areas many tourist attractions and is in the commune of La Motte. Situated at the heart of a farming community the village has a good supermarket, a boulangerie, pharmacy, doctor, hairdresser, post office, petrol station and massage & beauty parlour. Pontivy – approximately 20 minutes away, the old capital of the Rohan family, Pontivy still has the Chateau which was built during the 15th Century. The old town has narrow winding streets centred around ‘Place du Matray’. In contrast the geometrical new town was laid out by Napoleon. Pontivy has many individual shops and is home to a regular Monday market. The Nantes to Brest Canal runs through Pontivy and is an ideal place for peaceful country walks. Lac de Guerledan – situated approximately 20 minutes from Loudeac, this magnificent stretch of water surrounded by trees is one of the finest sights in inland Brittany. Because the lake is over 8 miles long it has been divided up into sections for the various water sports such as sailing, water skiing, jet ski etc, and three small beaches which offer safe bathing for children. Abbey de Bon Repos near the lake is a 12th Century Abbey and it’s grounds are open to the public. It is situated right on the banks of the Nantes to Brest canal. On a Sunday morning the Abbey hosts the ‘artisan market’ where you can purchase fresh fruit and produce from the local farmers. The close by hamlet of Forges Des Salle is tucked away at the bottom of a wooded valley and was the site of the iron/steel industry in the 18th and 19th Century. Visit the former homes of the workers which are furnished according to their original style. At the top of the terraced pleasure gardens there is a splendid view over the valley and the various stretches of water within it.

1 Review
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 bgreenhough 9 August, 2016

Tres Belle Maison is exactly what it is! The gite itself is very pretty from both the inside and the outside, and the main house that it is attached to (that the owners live in) is amazing! The views from the house are stunning and the local area is beautiful. It is also very well positioned for visiting any of the wonderful sights in Brittany as it is right in the centre and only a couple of minutes from the motorways running both north-south and east-west. The hosts (Brian and Sue) and very friendly and welcoming and were always on hand for anything we needed, but also left us to enjoy our own space. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday retreat, within easy reach of any part of Brittany.
Thank you for having us, hope to see you again one day!
Ben and Mandy Greenhough.

Owner response

Thank you too! It was a pleasure to host you at Tres Belle Maison and would do so again any time. Wonderful guests / family to have met.