|Barn Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Chairbed for child under 8|
Barn Cottage was renovated from a farm building and contains original beams and all rooms have good head height. Comfortably furnished and well appointed. Two bedrooms upstairs with one bathroom. Ground floor is one combined living area with corner kitchen. Attractive feature stained glass window in kitchen corner. Interior of cottage is light and airy. Wall-mounted electric radiators provide heating in all rooms, if necessary.
Visitors are invited to use our garden for reading, relaxing and barbecues, enjoy the peace and quiet (and listen to the insects!) The lane at the front of the cottage leads to only three other houses, a farm and a wooded valley containing a delightful stream for a relaxing walk. An ideal base for exploring flora and fauna, walking, cycling and bird-watching. Beautiful sandy beaches, nearest being St Cast le Guildo, and pretty coves within short drive.
Nearby attractions are the historic town of Dinan with its scenic riverside setting. Markets at St Jacut, Matignon, Plancoet and fetes at nearby villages during the summer. Picturesque coastline of Cote d'Emeraude within short drive. Walled city of St Malo.
Fully fitted and equipped kitchen and dining area within ground floor living room. Fridge, freezer, microwave, hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher.
Comfy seating for 4, coffee-table, wi-fi, English tv, dvd player, full range of books.
1 bedroom with double bed, 1 bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms contain chests of drawers, mirrors, hanging space, shelves, bed linen provided.
Bath with shower, basin, toilet, towels provided.
Electric wall-mounted radiators in all rooms.
Beaches, beautiful countryside, French culture. Visitors to the cottage have recommended their trips to the aquarium at St Malo, walks along the coastline at St Briac the nearby Etang du Guebriand, exploring Dinard and a stunning and deserted beach at Ile du Perron.
Patio with table and chairs, barbeque, access to garden of approx 1 acre, use of washing line. Walk from cottage to wooded valley with stream.
Parking in barn beside cottage.
Not suitable for wheelchair access. No smoking and no pets. Please note a damage/breakage deposit of £100 is required but will be returned following post-holiday inspection.
The village contains a small leisure centre, tourist information, a bakery, two bars, pharmacy and the church. Various supermarkets within 5 mins drive.
Lighthouse and coast walk
11 August 2019 - Moncontour (small hilltop town 40 km distance) holds a medieval festival - celebrations, festivities, knights jousting etc. All manner of things medieval!
Dinan holds a Fetes des Ramparts, normally over the last weekend of July; visitors who went last year said it was very good - jousting, live music, street theatre etc. However, Dinan is very popular with visitors even if the Fete des Remparts is not happening. Lovely medieval town with picturesque river and Old Port.
We had a lovely stay. The cottage is handy for lovely but quiet beaches and also day trips to castles etc for children. It is in a very quiet spot but with easy access to a pleasant little town for shops. There is a very nice boulangerie in the local village which is an easy mile cycle. Barry and Muriel looked after us very well and we would recommend this accommodation.
Our party was a middle aged lady with her adult daughter.
The cottage is exceptionally well equipped with everything you possibly could need for a comfortable stay. The range of cooking utensils etc is impressive so cooking any type of meal from scratch is not a problem. A folder provided handy user information for the washing machine, dishwasher etc. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and the owners, Barry and Muriel, were very friendly and welcoming. They are also on hand in case of any problems.
The cottage is in a rural position and is wonderfully quiet. The closest village has a couple of bars, a chemist and a baker. We enjoyed the 20 minute walk to buy fresh bread and croissants most mornings during our stay. There is a wider range of facilities, including a hyper-market and restaurants in a small town about 2 miles away. We found the location was great for visiting a wide range of local sites including Dinan, (fabulous), rivers, lakes and the coast. The coast is varied, we walked along cliff paths and lazed on sandy beaches during our stay. There was a handy folder with information about local places of interest. Muriel and Barry suggested good restaurants which, we found, served delicious local dishes at a reasonable cost.
We had a lovely, relaxing break at the cottage and felt that the rural location was a real plus as it encouraged us to explore the local area. There are interesting places to visit on cloudy days and great beaches for sunny days.
Thank you for your kind review and we are always so pleased to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay in our cottage and appreciated the quiet countryside and its nearby attractions. We hope your return to the UK was a smooth trip and back to everyday life went well for you both.
Barry and Muriel were incredibly friendly and helpful and provided comprehensive directions to the cottage, going out of their way to direct us from Charentes Maritime where we stayed in our first week.
The cottage is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful local area. The beaches at Cap Frehel, and Dinan were particular highlights.
Everything was very clean, with a well equipped kitchen (including dishwasher) and a lovely selection of books on the shelves.
We did have to keep the windows shut at night as their were no mosquito guards - there is one fan provided which helped in the very hot weather we experienced.
Access to a shared garden area is via the barn at the back of the property - on the one occasion we tried to get access the door appeared to be locked, so we ended up not using this at all.
Barry and Muriel recommended a lovely local restaurant where we had a really wonderful meal.
Overall a really lovely property.
Thank you for your comments, Samantha, and it was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday in Barn Cottage. With good wishes to you all for the rest of your summer holiday period.
A comfortable cottage with very welcoming, friendly owners. Ideal for exploring the surrounding area & the North Brittany coast. Lovely countryside for walking & lots of places nearby to visit including Dinan, St Malo, Dinard , St Cast, Cap Fréhel & Fort de la Latte.
Dear Henryk and Marese - thank you for your comment and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope your journey home went smoothly and that return to non-holiday mode was also trouble-free. We have a big thunderstorm at the moment (26 Jul) with plenty of rain so replenishing of rainwater butts assured. With all best wishes to you both. Regards Barry and Muriel