|Corseul Gite||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||Double sofa bed and extra single mattress|
The gite is a charming Breton stone property, attached to, but completely separate from, our own house. During the holidays we are often in residence, and are therefore on hand to help with any issues. When we are not there, it is our charming neighbours who look after our guests and ensure they have a fantastic stay. Either way, the gite is very tranquil, being on the edge of the little village of Corseul.
There is no problem with parking in front of the property, which you access by a stone staircase, leading up you towards the main entrance and a little porch. Inside, there is a newly-fitted kitchen and bar area, off which you'll find the living room with logburner for the Winter months. The bathroom is just off this room.
There is a wooden staircase going from the kitchen up to the spacious open plan double bedroom.
In the utility room/games room you'll find the washing machine, and also the table tennis table, table football and darts. You'll have access to outdoor eating areas at both the back and the front of the gite, in order to catch both the morning and the afternoon/evening sun.
The kitchen has everything you should need (though no dishwasher I'm afraid). There's a little breakfast bar with a couple of stools, or you may prefer to eat at the fold-down dining room table in the living room. You can also take your coffee and sit on the outside porch area, or indeed at one of the outdoor tables (one at the front, and one at the back of the gite).
In the living room, there's a sofa bed and additional seating, and also, as mentioned already, a logburner for the Winter. There is both French and English tv, and a dvd player (part of the televion).
The double bedroom is upstairs and is spacious, with a couple of armchairs, and both books and puzzles at your disposal.
The shower room (toilet, washhand basin and shower) is off the living room.
There is a logburner for the Winter and electric radiators.
As well as tv (English and French) and a dvd player (several dvds provided), and games/puzzles, we have a games room below (in the laundry room), containing a table tennis table, darts and a table football game.
There is a seating area outside both the front and the back of the gite, which is just for you to use. In addition, you are welcome to enjoy our own garden at the back.
You are welcome to park your car directly in front of the gite.
The gite is an ideal location for a couple, perhaps with one child, or an extra adult. Babies and young childen can of course be accommodated (we can provide a cot and a stairgate) but it is not ideal for small children on account of the open-plan nature of the staircase at the bottom and the top. There is also a set of stone stairs in order to access the property entrance, making it not suitable for anyone with physical limitations.
The gite is also available for anyone interested in immersion French courses. Please enquire if this is something of interest to yourself, and we can organise a package which suits you, ranging from lessons every day to some part of the time, leaving the rest of your time free to enjoy your holiday and to practise what you're learning in the "real" world. You could also consider one of you taking lessons, while the other sees the sites. Really, it's up to you!
I also offer on-line lessons, and would be more than happy to offer a free on-line lesson before your stay, partly to help you revise/learn some holiday French, but also to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the gite in person.
Hello, I'm a language teacher (French,German and English) with a great love of France. I came to live in Corseul a few years ago with my husband and 3 daughters, and although we had to go back to the UK for work reasons, we still return as often as we can to get our Breton "fix". As well as on-line French lessons, I offer immersion courses in France, so do please let me know if that might be of interest to you.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||The location is perfect - tranquil and peaceful, and yet close to many amenities and tourist sites. The village of Corseul itself is interesting, possessing as it does its own Roman ruins, but the historic town of Dinan is only 7 kms away, St Malo and the gite is ideally located - in a tranquil semi rural setting, on the edge of the village of Corseul, within walking distance of local amenities (the boulangerie, bar-tabac, pizzeria, chemist, hairdresser, Town Hall, museum) and also the historic Roman ruins. It is also within an easy drive of main tourist sites and venues - the medieval town of Dinan, the walled city of St Malo, Mont St Michel to name but a few. In the other direction the many golden beaches of Brittany's northern coastline await you.|
|Unique benefits of property||The gite forms part of a 19th century Breton stone farmhouse, with typical character traits - wooden beams, fireplaces, original stone walls, wooden stable door leading into the utility area/games room. A stone staircase leads you up towards the property's main entrance and a little porch. In the utility area you'll find the washing machine also the table tennis table, table football and darts. You'll have access to outdoor eating areas at both the back and the front of the gite, in order to catch both the morning and the afternoon/evening sun.|
Dinan is a beautiful medieval city with its cobbled streets and city walls still intact. It's only 7 km from Corseul and parking is relatively easy - either in the main square (unless it's a Thursday morning, which is Market Day) or by the castle walls.
St Malo is a walled city by the sea, and has an intricate array of little cobbled streets wending their way through and around it. A must do is a walk along the walls which will take you around the city (the "intra muros") within about an hour, providing you with excellent views both out to sea but also of the charming little streets below.
Dinard a vibrant seaside resort, with fascinating architecture, exhibiting the past influences of both Parisians and wealthy Brits. It has several lovely beaches and a beautiful coastline walk. You can also take the little water ferry from here to go across to St Malo - a very enjoyable day out.