Lovely former farmhouse to let, Plouguenast

Plouguenast (14km from Moncontour), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN005365 Advertiser since: 6 March 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Les Ecuries Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Cot and also a double sofabed

About this property

Restful Rurally Located Former Farmhouse Scenic View. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

"Les Ecuries", Gite near Moncontour, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Quick, easy route to beaches, lakes and ancient woods, etc. River walks and fishing on the doorstep.

The gite sits between what used to be 2 farmhouses, all built from granite with oak beams, the first house believed to date back to before the 17th Century. The gite was originally housing for the animals, and faces what was originally old granite stables. Ironically, the original farmhouse is now used to stable the owners 2 horses during the winter. The gite has recently benefited from updating, though has been used as a home for many years. It is tastefully furnished in a traditional French farmhouse style and has solid antique beds, exposed beams and plenty of character. As the walls are thick granite, the gite stays nice and comparatively cool on very hot days. The balcony terrace to the front is the perfect place to sit and enjoy breakfast, lunch or supper, as the whole property faces south and benefits from day long sunshine. There are 2 grand Cypress trees at the entrance of the drive, which leads out to the main paddock area, beyond that mature oaks lead down the hill to the tranquil river.

We are new to this site, but have plenty of 5* reviews on the site we have been on for the past 2 years.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large table with 6 chairs
Highchair available
Dishes and utensils
Cookware
Oven
Hob
Toaster
Refrigerator
Microwave
Sink and drainer
Larder
Kettle
Cafetiere etc
Utility cupboard with ironing board, iron, laundry basket, clothes airer, pegs, washing line in garden.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned once a week on changeover day.

Living rooms

Two large sofas
Large coffee-table
Television
Dvd player
Satellite / Cable
Wi-fi with fast internet
Games
Books
Toys
Video games

Bedrooms

Two bedrooms, sleeps 4
Louis 16th double bed,
Similar style solid antique matching single beds in the twin room.
Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot if needed.

Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/(6-if bed settee used) - Two Bedrooms

Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. There is a double bed settee in an the living area. There is also a travelcot available.
There is ample storage / hanging space for clothes.
There is a hairdryer.
Bed linen and towels are provided.

Bathrooms

Bath
Separate Shower
Toilet
Sink
Shaver socket
Towels are provided. (It is requested you bring your own towels for the beach.)

Heating

Central heating.
Also two stand alone heaters if required

Entertainment

Wi-fi
Satellite / Cable
Television
Dvd Player
Games
Books
Toys
Video games
Furnished patio terrace
Barbecue area and seating
Beautiful rural views.
Perfect starting point for fabulous cycling, road or off road.
Quiet stretch of owners river.

Garden and outside

Garden area with barbecue area and seating.
Garden furniture.
Furnished patio terrace.
Ample parking space.
Quiet walks.
Beautiful rural views.
Perfect starting point for fabulous cycling, road or off road.
Quiet stretch of owners river just a short stroll across a field down to the bottom of the valley. A peaceful and private spot for a picnic.

A lake with numerous picnic areas, and large wooden play facilities is just a few minutes away.

Parking and garages

Parking area right by the gite

Visitor suitability

Children welcome
Suitable for elderly or infirm
No smoking in the Gite

Information about any additional facilities

Wi-fi, games and toys (stored in an old Breton Monks Pew Chest),
Welcome hamper.
A couple of adult bikes can be made available free of charge, just ask.
Outside: Garden area with barbecue area and seating. Garden furniture. Furnished patio terrace. Ample parking space.
Quiet walks. Beautiful rural views. Perfect starting point for fabulous cycling, road or off road.
Quiet stretch of owners river just a short stroll across a field down to the bottom of the valley. A peaceful and private spot for a picnic.
Utility Room: Utility cupboard with ironing board, iron, laundry basket, clothes airer, pegs, washing line in garden.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided. It is requested you bring your own towels for the beach.
The property is cleaned once a week on changeover day.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Numerous
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout & several others
Name of nearest fishing location: River Iie, lakes

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Several
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Loudeac
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Sports

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Carrel

We love living here, our little piece of heaven, by contrast to the hectic lifestyle we left behind in England.<br/>We love the character & age of the property, and all it has to offer including enough land to accommodate our 2 horses & the elevated position offers stunning views, whatever the season. We love the feeling of being very rural, yet being just a couple of minutes from the nearby friendly village. We enjoy making our own cider, wine, cakes & preserves, etc from our own garden produce.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? This is the perfect central location to explore the best of what Brittany has to offer, with easy access to the northern (30 mins) & southern varied coastline, beautiful lakes, Chateaus, etc...

We love living here as it is so unspoilt, in fact the place has changed little since it was built before the 17th Century. It is so tranquil, but all we need is still so accessible. The friendly local village is just a couple of kilometres of picturesque walk, or drive away & has a small supermarket & filling station, a boulangerie, patisserie, post office, bank, doctors, vets, garage, hairdressers, florist, bar, restaurants, a beautiful church, picnic benches & gorgeous river walks.

Far from the maddening crowd, we enjoy safe & scenic walks straight from the house, on foot, on horse back, by road cycle, or mountain bike on many VTT routes.

We own a stretch of river, which is pretty & completely unspoilt, just a short walk down the bottom of a pretty & quiet valley, perfect for a picnic
Unique benefits of property The gite sits between what used to be 2 farmhouses, all built from granite with oak beams, the first house believed to date back to before the 17th Century. The gite was originally housing for the animals, and faces what was originally old granite stables. Ironically, the original farmhouse is now used to stable the owners 2 horses during the winter. The gite has recently benefited from updating, though has been used as a home for many years. It is tastefully furnished in a traditional French farmhouse style & has solid antique beds, exposed beams & plenty of character. As the walls are thick granite, the gite stays nice & comparatively cool on very hot days. The balcony terrace to the front is the perfect place to sit & enjoy breakfast, lunch or supper, as the whole property faces south & benefits from day long sunshine. Two grand Cypress trees at the entrance of the drive, which leads out to the main paddock area, beyond that mature oaks lead down the hill to the tranquil river.

The Owner Recommends

Fishing on the river

A couple of minutes walk to a tranquil spot on the river