Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 9, Ratings 1 8.5/10
|Lake View||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
Brittany Ferries - 20% discount on their crossings.
-Just reserve your dates with us and when we confirm it back to you this will generate your discount code from Brittany Ferries!
The house is in a fantastic position overlooking the 4km long lake, enjoying fabulous views in a very relaxing location but only a short 3 minute walk to the village centre with a choice of restaurants, bars, bakery, banks and a Carrefore Express market, everything you could need for the perfect holiday.
The house is set over 3 floors - the ground floor is open plan with a kitchen/dining area and comfortable lounge. A feature staircase leads to the first floor with 2 bedrooms (1 king size bedroom and 1 twin bedded room) also on this floor is a shower room and toilet. The staircase then leads to the top floor with a large airy bedroom (super-king size bed) with an en suite bathroom. Outside there are 2 balconies, one directly off the open plan lounge for enjoying al fresco dining plus a larger lower deck for sunbathing and relaxing.
Jugon Les Lacs is a large village with lots of facilities, indoor/outdoor swimming pool overlooking the lake, sailing school where boats, kayaks can be hired and lessons if required, tennis courts, local golf courses and many marked cycle ways and walking routes, there is a new floating bridge across the narrowest part of the lake, giving a leisurely 40-45 minute circular walk around the lake or the more challenging marked 4.5 hour walk around the lake and local countryside. There are many marked cycle routes for all standards and bikes can be hired in the village or bring your own !
There is a Friday morning market on the main square which is a must for shopping or sitting and watching the world go by. On Friday evenings in the main summer is Festilacs (unique to Jugon Les Lacs) a series of free open air concerts in and around the village square with music and shows, the square is closed off to traffic with tables and chairs down the centre of the square and a range of foods stalls.
Jugon Les Lacs is just 15 minutes drive from medieval Dinan, famous for its fortified ramparts and old Port area, definitely worth a visit. The varied coast is just a 30 minute drive with a large choice of safe sandy beaches (St Jacut de la Mer's 7 beaches and St Cast le Guildo).
We have rented the house out this year for the first time in a few years and there are a couple of reviews on this site but here are a couple more taken from our visitor book.
"We have found heaven !" We have loved every minute, if you can drag yourself away from the balcony we would recommend Dinan. Lee & Nicola Ward, Bristol.
What a beautiful house, from the moment we arrived it has been breath taking, the square is delightful and the locals are extremely friendly. Lizzie Ward and family, Weston Super Mare.
What a dreamy location with views that we stay with us forever. The Lake View House is so well equipped, it is like a home from home. Hannah and Stan Goddard, Hampshire
The open plan kitchen on the ground floor and is well equipped for your stay with all the expected items including a kettle, toaster, coffee-machine, microwave, iron, fridge-freezer plus a dishwasher and washing machine (in utility room).
The dining table seats 6 and you can eat looking out on the beautiful scenery surrounding the lake or choose to dine on the top balcony with table and chairs provided.
The open plan lounge is part of the kitchen/dining room and enjoys comfortable seating and UK Freesat television.
There are 3 bedrooms:-
First floor - King size bed, view overlooking the lake
First floor - Twin-bedded room
Second floor - Super-king size bed - open and airy bedroom
* All bed linen and towels (except beach towels) are provided free of charge for your comfort.
Ground floor- There is a downstairs toilet
First floor - Shower room with toilet
Second floor - Private en suite with bath with shower over and toilet
Electric radiators throughout
Satellite tv - most UK free to air tv and radio
The house is built on the banks of the lake and boasts 2 balconies which are perfect for outdoor dining - starting from your first coffee of the morning through to your evening aperitifs.
Outside there is a selection of garden furniture and cushions and a number of reclining sun loungers .
The house is approached along a quiet private road and there is parking for 2 cars immediately outside the house.
Useful secure storage -
*To the side of the house are some small stone steps that lead to a secure basement storage room , so plenty of room for storing bicycles, canoes/kayaks, gold clubs, fishing gear and roof boxes during your stay*
Just to make sure, due to the balconies and its position close to the lake, small children will need to be supervised when on the two balconies. If you have any concerns please call us to discuss and we are happy to advise on an individual basis. 0044 7803 744144
We ask that no one smokes inside the house.
To secure your booking we require a £250 deposit per week booked with the balance payment due 6 weeks prior to the holiday, at that time we will also ask for a £150 security deposit, it will be repaid in full upon return of keys and inspection of the property.
Out of peak season (July and August) we are flexible over the changeover day as there are a wide choice of crossings which are less expensive midweek plus we can offer an additional 20% off Brittany Ferries crossings through Holiday France Direct. There are a choice of crossings Portsmouth to St Malo being the closest from the house (45 minutes) but do not discount the fast ferry (3 hours crossing time) from Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Portsmouth to Caen (5.75 hours crossing time) both only 2 hours 30 mins from the house. Calais and the Eurotunnel are 330 miles and 360 miles respectively.
Flights to Dinard (40 minutes from the house) from London Stansted and East Midlands, Rennes (80 minutes) from a range of UK airports.
We now live in Worcestershire, having lived in France for a number of years, our daughter went to the local village school. We split our time between France and the UK (school holidays permitting).
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||The location and the fabulous views!
We already had a holiday home a short distance from Jugon Les Lacs but when we heard this house might be for sale, we did not hesitate. It was a house we always liked and admired as it probably has the best position overlooking the lake and it was everything we were looking for- in a quiet location but close to a lovely village with all the amenities you could want. Being only 30 minutes drive from a large choice of fabulous beaches and even closer to Medieval Dinan and Lamballe, it ticks every box for us!
|Unique benefits of property||With the wrap around balconies you will find you have to be disciplined to go out and explore Brittany, otherwise you end up gazing at the ever changing view. It is very tranquil and you very quickly unwind and fall into a slower pace of life. There are many walks to choose from including the Lake walk across the new floating bridge which spans the lake, it is a 40-45 minute walk or the more challenging 4.5 hour lake walk.|
Restaurant Le Petit St Michel, Les Hopitaux, Erquy, great fresh moules frites (€9.50), gallettes, crepes and artisan ice cream - follow this with an afternoon on the beach (straight in front), you can walk out and explore the small island at low tide (L'Isle Petit St Michel). Just 20 km north of Jugon Les Lacs. Book a table on the terrasse which has a retractable roof, be sure to book a table 0033 296 72 39 34.
Fantastic fun for all the family, hire equipment and you are away ! There is a leisurely walk around the lake, take a picnic there are picnic tables dotted around.
Only 35 minutes drive, you can go for the whole day, shops, restaurants and gently sloping sandy beach to the sea !
Free concerts, normally on Friday nights in late July, early August, food and drink varies but there are usually stalls offering both plus the usual bars and restaurants, there will be leaflets in and around the village or try the Tourist Information on the main square.
We prefer the Donnatello, I know we are in France but they do great pizzas and there is normally a good steak on offer, great for families as there is something for everyone.
Dinan Port has a great choice of restaurants especially if you like seafood !
Pleneuf Val Andre, plenty of restaurant and you can watch the 'catch' being brought in. Also a horseshoe ay with fine sand.
Excellent property all round. Superb setting much envied by locals who regularly walked past and gazed up longingly. Our party was grandparents and daughter's family inc two teenage girls who loved the lake and all the facilities.
Excellent base for popping up to the coast though beware St Malo for traffic and parking. Try the quieter places where the beaches were uncrowded and the sea blue and warm. Dinan gorgeous but busy in August though well worth the trip.
Locally the village was good for breakfast croissants bought from the boulangerie and eaten in the tabac. Local supermarket very handy too for the things that you meant to remember but forgot. Festilac friday night fun and games were excellent with locals and visitors all sitting down and having fun.Long walks around the lake with plenty of wildlife to keep you interested.
No wifi which traumatised the girls for 5 mins but, to be honest, it was actually no bad thing. Meant they actually had to join in and not sit all day on their phones. So, you can book this property with no worries. Well thought out facilities and plenty to do. 20% discount on ferry too which was great.
Thank you Steve, we are delighted you were happy with your stay at our house, thank you for taking the time to submit your review. With best wishes, Lucinda & Paul Kenny
What a fantastic location and house,it had everything you needed to relax and unwind in France. The village location is fantastic with nice bars and restaurants, we had a few great days out with the best being a great little coastal town called Saint-Cast-le-Guildo. We had great communication from the owners who were always very helpful if we had any questions from our first contact at booking and up to our departure. We would highly recommend this location for anyone wanting to relax. We were a group of 4 adults and would certainly return if we visited this part of France again.
Bev & Mark
Lovely village with lots of amenities.
Excellent customer service.
Our only problem was the two flight of stairs.
Could prove difficult and dangerous for young children and older and less able bodies.
We shall return.
Thank you Roselle for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the location. Kind regards, Paul & Lucinda
What a beautiful setting in a friendly village. We were lucky to have good weather mostly so enjoyed the view from the balcony on the ground floor. Lake House was warm and comfortable boosted by the fire on chilly evenings. It was so good when we arrived to find a welcome pack and letter.
It truly is an idyllic location, with the boats and ducks on the lake to provide entertainment , great time wasting and local shops for all our needs.
Lucinda and Paul contacted us to make sure we were ok.
We would happily recommend Lake House for a relaxing, comfortable holiday.
Thank you for your kind words, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love Jugon Les Lacs, you are right, 'friendly' actually describes it best, there is always a choice of places to eat and drink and the fabulous lake with the new floating bridge just challenges you to take the 40-45 minute walk every day.
Paul and Lucinda Kenny
If you know of anyone interested in booking through Holiday France Direct they are currently (until mid October 2017) offering 25% off Brittany Ferries crossings for next year.
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