|Les Galets||Self Catering||Monday||2||4||1||Extra bed possible on demand|
Charmingly renovated stone cottage set in a picturesque hamlet on the edge of Pleslin, a small town between the Rance estuary and the Fremur valley.
In the heart of a region with boundless touristic and leisure possibilities, this holiday home is 13km from the stunning Emerald coast and beaches, and 9km from the enchanting medieval town of Dinan. There are many pretty riverside villages and beauty spots along the Rance river just 5 minutes drive away. The Historic port of Saint Malo is close by, as is Cancale renowned for its Oysters.
Just 100m away is the off road cycle/walking path that follows what was the railway line from Dinan to Dinard. Ideal for leisurely family cycle outings.
The kitchen is newly-fitted and has an electric oven with gas hob and extractor fan, it also includes a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. There is a 4 place farmhouse kitchen table and a selection of quirky mismatched crockery, glasses and cutlery.
Our cottage has a combined open plan kitchen living area, with a woodburner. It retains a touch of its original character with painted beams and has solid oak parquet flooring. You can watch tv or play a dvd or just use the internet from a comfortable sofa and armchairs. Other furniture includes charming reclaimed bookcase and sideboard.
Very spacious attic master bedroom with original beam structure, solid oak flooring, south facing dormer window and velux for added light. King size bed, reclaimed dressing table, bedside tables and chairs.
South facing twin bedroom with original beams, solid oak floor, built in cupboard space.
A roomy and light bathroom with beams, a large built-in shower space and bath. Wash basin with waterfall tap, heater/towel rail and plenty of basket storage space.
Modern electric radiators in each bedroom and living area, heated towel rail in the bathroom and a woodburner on the ground floor.
Television with dvd player and internet.
South facing decking patio with garden furniture, private garden with a gravelled area under the shade of a walnut and elder tree and lawn, both suitable areas for a Barbecue (Charcoal burning Barbecue available). Storage for bicycles. Communal hamlet garden all away from the main road.
Original old wooden garage and private grassed parking area. Extra communal parking.
Ideal for families, or small groups of 4, could accommodate a maximum of 5 people.
Village bakery about 500m. Voie verte off road cycle and walking path 100m.
Extra mid week cleaning can be arranged.
Dinan is a fairytale medieval town on a hill that will take you back in time with its town wall surround, fortifications, castle tower and a stunning 1km cobbled street lined with wood-framed and granite dwellings running down to the bustling river port, its riverside cafés and tiny ancient bridge. Truly delightful!
Dinard is a glorious 19th century seaside resort favoured by the British for its health benefits. Developed as a holiday haven, many beautiful villas were built in the various styles for which the town is now renowned. Once a year it hosts the very popular 'British Film Festival' showcasing the best British or Franco British cinema of the year and including classic favourites. The jury is always comprised of a few well known and loved celebrities involved in the industry, who can be seen in the town during the festival. Enjoy the 'Clair de Lune' pathway on the sheltered side of the town to the east or the rugged rocky pathway leading to Saint-Enogat to the west.
This region is a paradise for golfers of all levels. Starting with the Dinard Golf club in Saint Briac sur Mer, this spectacular coastal 18-hole course is renowned for being the first golf course in France. There is a choice of coastal or countryside clubs including Saint-Cast, Le Tronchet, Le Domaine des Ormes, and Tremereuc.
Also recommended are Dol de Bretagne, Le Domaine des Ormes, Le Mesnil Forest, Cobac Park waterslide fun! The Bourbansais Chateau, Zoo and exhibitions park. Moncontour.
Each village or town will have a market at least once a week. The largest and most popular is Dinard, held on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. Enjoy its fresh local produce including fish and seafood, charcuterie and regional specialities such as buckwheat savoury galettes with chunky Breton sausages. Most markets have a tempting selection of cheeses, charcuterie, artisan breads and cakes. You will also be able to discover local artisan crafts, paintings and brocante items.
Most of the seaside spots have sailing clubs that offer lessons or equipment rental in various activities including windsurfing, kitesurfing, hobbie cat, catamaran, sea and river kayaking and many more.
Cité Corsaire, the ancient walled mariners town built many hundreds of years ago on a rocky outcrop surrounded by the sea. A starting point for famous French explorer Jacques Cartier. It is truly an impressive site as you arrive on the ferry, and you can explore the maze of narrow cobbled streets within the town walls, walk up around the ramparts take in the views over the mouth of the Rance estuary towards Dinard and enjoy lunch in one of its many creperies. To the east of the walled cité is a scenic 5 km stretch of beach excellent for many seaside activities.
The Emerald coast, about 50km of glorious varied coastline starting with La Pointe du Grouin in the east to Cap Frehel in the West including 7 gorgeous seaside villages and towns, rugged rocky stretches, sand dunes, long golden surfing beaches, marshy inlets, estuary inlets, marinas, paradisiacal white sanded islands, pods of dolphins, sea caves, sea-spa hotels, age old sea fort remains and impressive granite cliffs.. home to many varied sea birds. Not forgetting 30km further to the east the unique world famous Mont Saint-Michel.
From the Barrage de la Rance southwards to Dinan and beyond you can enjoy this wonderful picturesque stretch of water either from boat or kayak or from its banks as the coastal path includes the estuary. Particularly splendid are the villages of Cancaval/Montmarin near Pleurtuit, Le Minihic sur Rance where you can swim out from the jetty when the weather allows, Saint Suliac on the east bank is one of the most beautiful spots in the whole area, Plouer sur Rance has a marina and is a particularly splendid little town close to the cottage. La Hisse is a marina and is where the salt water estuary becomes a soft water river. There are many more river ports and beauty spots to explore along the course of the Rance!
The coastal pathway GR 34 is the accessible from any seaside area and you could walk round the 1500 km of Brittany if you so wished! There are a multitude of designated walks through the countryside. La Voie Verte is an off road designated path starting in Dinard which crosses southwards through Brittany to the Morbihan on the south coast. Many of the smaller country roads are termed as shared roads and suitable for cycling.
Les Galets was a holiday to remember. The location is perfect for visits to both Normandy and Brittany. The decor is top class as was the customer service. Helen is a fabulous host and super helpful regarding the area, where to go and what to do.
Definitely will recommend to all.