Former Coaching Inn for holidays in Brittany

Belle-Isle-en-Terre (22km from Guingamp), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004948 Advertiser since: 24 August 2016
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Pors Ty Don Self Catering 5 10 2 2 double futon beds in 'chillout zone' offer +4

About this property

In The Heart Of One Of Brittany's Prettiest Villages. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This characterful former Coach House is set within a private courtyard accessed through an archway and is located in one of Brittany's most beautiful riverside villages. 'Belle Isle en Terre' is just off the main N12 between Guingamp and Morlaix providing easy access to the ports of Saint Malo and Roscoff, and the airports of Dinard (Saint-Malo) and Brest. In a straight line it is about 12 miles from the nearest coastal resort with its incredible beaches and approximately a 25 minute drive. The village itself has a well stocked small supermarket 'Carrefour Contact', a few small bars/cafes, including a Creperie and the recently opened Creole Cafe, both open in the evenings. The village hotel, Les Relais des Argoat has an outstanding restaurant with fabulous reviews. Amazing food and very good value. Market day is on a Wednesday in the Place de la Republique, a stone's throw away from the property. Locally it is good for trekking/walking, fishing, biking and golf. If you love the great outdoors, this is the location for you. Fantastic access to riverside walks and mountain biking trails within the local forests, but not so far to the beach.
 
The property is located less than 50 metres from the river, providing a perfect setting for riverside walks, kayaking, fishing etc. It has 5 double/twin bedrooms. The first floor has a seated shower room with sink and wc. The master double bedroom is very spacious and has a cot. It has a free standing wardrobe, blanket box and bedside units. It features the original beamed ceiling. There is a small adjoining bedroom that would be ideal for 2 younger children. It has two single beds that could be put together to make a double if required. This bedroom also has its own access. One of the other first floor bedrooms has twin beds, the other has bunk beds (2 beds), both with wardrobes. The whole first floor is carpeted and has a 'Chillout Zone'/playroom for use by children/teenagers. This room has a double futon sofa bed.

The ground floor has a large living room with seating, tv/dvd and a storage unit. This room features bi-fold doors onto a paved sun terrace, allowing the garden to become an extension of the lounge and bring the outside in. There is a modern fitted breakfast kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and electric oven and hob, etc. The ground floor shower room has also a sink and wc, and a washer/dryer for guest use.

There is a separate traditional dining room with a table for 6. The second double bedroom is decorated in Laura Ashley Toile de Jouy, French traditional style and is on the ground floor. This would be suitable for those with mobility difficulties as there is only a small step down from the lounge to the hallway that leads to this room and the dining room. The same can be said for access to the ground floor shower room. It would be ideal for grandparents to have their own space away from the grandchildren playing upstairs!!!

Please let us know which weeks you prefer, also the size of the party that will be staying at the cottage.
25% is payable at the time of booking and the balance paid one month before the start of your holiday.

There is a cot available but please supply your own bedding.
There will also be a returnable security deposit of £200 to cover damage/breakages/cleaning etc.
This will be refunded after our service team confirms the house has been left in good order.

Travel Options: Travel by ferry:
Dover to Dunkerque is the cheapest route but is a 7 hour drive.
Dover to Calais is also cheap but is a 6/7 hour drive.
Plymouth to Roscoff - 5 hour ferry crossing and approx 40 minute drive.
Portsmouth to St Malo - 9 hour crossing and 90 minute drive.
Portsmouth to Caen - 3 hour drive to the cottage.
Flights:
Birmingham to Brest - Flybe do cheap flights - 40 minute drive.
Stansted to Dinard - Ryanair do cheap flights - 1hr 20 minute drive.East Midlands to Dinard - 1hr 20 min drive
 
  
  


Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A fully-equipped modern breakfast room/kitchen with table and chairs for 4. Dishwasher, microwave and electric oven and hob, etc.
Separate dining room with table and chairs to accommodate 6.

Living rooms

Large living room with seating, tv/dvd and a storage unit. This room features bi-fold doors onto a paved sunterrace, allowing the garden to become an extension of the lounge and bring the outside in.

Bedrooms

The property has 5 double/twin bedrooms. The upstairs has a seated shower room with sink and wc. The master double bedroom is very spacious and has a cot. It has a free standing wardrobe, blanket box and bedside units. It features the original beamed ceiling. There is a small adjoining bedroom that would be ideal for 2 younger children. This bedroom also has its own access. One of the other first floor bedrooms has twin beds, the other is has bunk beds (2 beds), both with wardrobes. The whole upstairs is carpeted and has a 'Chillout Zone'/playroom for use by children/teenagers. The second double bedroom is of traditional style and is on the ground floor. This would be suitable for those with mobility difficulties as there is only a small step down from the lounge to the hallway that leads to this room and the dining room. The same can be said for access to the ground floor shower room. It would be ideal for grandparents to have their own space away from the grandchildren are playing up

Bathrooms

The first floor has a seated shower room with sink and wc.
The ground floor shower room has also a sink and wc, and a washer/dryer.

Heating

Oil-fuelled central heating system.

Garden and outside

The enclosed garden is perfect for children and dogs. It has a raised paved terrace for dining, and another lower terrace (one step down) leading off the through the bi-fold doors. There is a further raised terrace at the other side of this suitable for soft play, with bark chippings and planted borders featuring established roses and shrubs. The river is less than 50 metres away.

Parking and garages

Private parking for 3 cars at the front of the property, just in front of the hedgerow.

Visitor suitability

The house is suitable for couples, families, dogs and those with mobility difficulties (ground floor bathroom/double bedroom)

Information about any additional facilities

Bikes are available for guest use.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Begard, behind Netto

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing on-site

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local nearby trails

The Owner Recommends

Armoripark

Local waterpark, fun for all ages

Mountain Biking

Local routes nearby

Le relais de l'argoat

An outstanding restaurant in the hotel of the village. The food is outstanding and so is the service. Excellent value for money. This really is a special place :-)

Car boot sales

There are a number of car boot sales on Sundays. We like the ones at Bulat Plestivien & Plusquellec as they're dotted around picturesque villages. See Brittany Journal Vides Greniers

Beaches

Venizella, Guimaec. An unspoilt cove with sea as calm as a mill pond makes for perfect swimming. It is located along a way-marked coastal walk with picnic benches and a striking ancient watermill en route. There is a farming/agricultural museum at the top of the hill (30 mins)
Sables Blancs (White Sands) A striking long stretch of white sandy beach within walking distance of the beautiful marina and fishing village of Locquirec (30 mins). Beach bar open at weekends. Toilets and picnic benches
Beg Leguer. A beautiful stretch of coastline outside the town of Lannion with its stunning medieval buildings (30 mins). Bar/restaurant. Toilets
Pink Granite Coast Perros Guirec, Trebeurden, Tregastel. Amazing beaches with numerous bars and restaurants, take your pick (40 mins)

Typical French Sunday Market

Plestin Les Greves. A large Sunday morning market at the coast. Fantastic regional food available. Open all year. (30 mins)

Cycling & Walking in Pine Forests

The forests of Coat an Noz and Coat an Hay can both be reached by bike from the village and have numerous walking and cycling trails weaving through them. The original Chateau de Lord & Lady Mond is set in the Foret Coat an Noz and is an enchanted fairytale castle within a beautiful setting of pine forest. It can be reached by foot from the village also, on one of the many walking trails.