Parsley Cottage holiday in Brittany nr Dinan - BN005546

3km from Caulnes, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN005546 Advertiser since: 22 May 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Parsley Cottage Self Catering Flexible 1 3 1

About this property

Parsley Cottage, Stylish, Refurbished Gite nr Dinan . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

High Quality and Stylish Gite/Holiday Cottage in Cotes d'Armor

La Marette is a typical Breton longère set in approximately 2 acres of garden and orchard bordered by fields and woodland. The gites at La Marette are equipped to a very high standard to make your stay in Brittany a home from home experience.

Parsley is one of 4 holiday cottages all beautifully created from typical Breton farm buildings.

Parsley Cottage is a stylish 1 bedroom cottage with a wealth of old oak beams and many original features overlooking the gardens.
Lounge area with ceramic tile flooring, exposed beams and comfortable stylish furniture with lovely accessories. With the door leading to south east facing patio area with wooden garden furniture and parasol. A fully fitted high quality Schmidt kitchen / dining room with all home from home appliances, electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, washer / dryer, stainless steel cooker hood, large fridge, microwave etc. A beautiful double bedroom with wonderful original oak beams, parquet flooring and quality bedding having open plan feature bathroom area. The bedroom is large enough to accommodate a fold out occasional bed ideal for a child (€30 supplementary charge applies). Accessed via spiral staircase. At the other end of the bedroom is the bathroom with a feature free standing roll-top slipper bath, wc and basin.

Location - La Marette is perfectly located to explore Brittany and easily accessible to transport links. Situated close enough to the N12 to be a great advantage to reach airports, ports and cities such as Rennes, but not so close as to be a nuisance. The medieval town of Dinan is only 20 minutes away, St Malo port 50 minutes, Dinard Airport 30 minutes, Rennes Airport 40 minutes and the north coast of Brittany only 45 minutes away. The local village of Caulnes offers all of the day to day conveniences for your stay in our Brittany gites, supermarket, café, Post Office, bank, petrol station, bakery etc. So although you will be in the heart of the Brittany countryside, all conveniences are only a stones throw away.

La Marette Gites offer a Gite holiday with a difference - Catering Available

The gite is beautifully equipped for self catering but for something a little special in high season a 'plat du jour' (dish of the day) is offered every evening of the week (except Sunday) which will be prepared by the owner from wonderful local and home produced ingredients and delivered to your gite for you to enjoy at your leisure. From antipasti platters, to Gourmet 5 course meals, La Marette can cater for all occasions. Out of high season catering can be provided by request.

So what can you do whilst at La Marette:
The beautiful emerald coast with its plethora of beaches are from 30 mins away.
If you are a golfer, so many courses to choose from, from 20 mins.
For the kids: the Aquarium up at Saint Malo, the Zoo at La Bourbansais, Jugon les Lacs with various water sport activities, Dolo with the zip wire water skiing, lots of walking trails and cycling routes - a great place to explore Brittany.

Please note: 
Taxe de sejour is not included and has to be paid on departure: €1.00 per person per day (age 18 and above).
Sorry, no pets allowed
No smoking



Kitchen and dining

Fitted Schmidt kitchen with all home from home appliances, electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, stainless steel cooker hood, large fridge, microwave etc, ceramic tiled floor. The kitchen has a fully equipped dining area.

Living rooms

Sitting room with ceramic tile flooring, beams and comfortable stylish furniture with lovely accessories. Door leading to outside patio area.


One bedroom with beautiful original oak beams, with double bed and quality bedding. Room for a cot or put up bed for a small child.

Extra bed is an additional €30 for the week. Cot is free, but you will need to bring bedding.


Stylish bathroom with a feature slipper bath.


Electric heaters - please note that if you require heating there will be an additional charge for this. *Electricity costs – the cottage has an electric meter. A reading will be taken on arrival and on departure - you will find that the standard daily allowance of 10kw should be more than enough, however, should you exceed this, an additional charge of 0.20c per unit will be incurred and needs to be paid in cash prior to departure.

Garden and outside

La Marette has a lovely orchard area with seating for a leisurely glass of wine along with areas for children or the more energetic amongst us, badminton net, trampoline, boule etc. Bbqs are available for guests to cook al fresco. Eat your al fresco meal in the orchard or on your own private south facing patio area outside your gite.

Lovely family pool at nearby village of Broons.

Parking and garages

Ample parking in the grounds.

Visitor suitability

Couples and families alike.


  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Betineuc
Distance: 19 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Pleneuf Val Andre, Saint Cast, Dinard, La Corbinais Golf Club, St Michel de Plélan
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre les Faluns, La Ville Herve, 22630 Trefumel
Distance: 13 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are lots of walking trails in the area, all clearly marked.


Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Sarah Bishop


Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? La Marette is a fabulous place to live. Surrounded by fields and woodland, easy to get to Dinan, Rennes, Dinard & Saint Malo. La Marette called out to me..... I hope it does the same for you.
Unique benefits of property Location and calm

The Owner Recommends

Beaches of North Brittany

A beach for everyone, the numerous beautiful beaches vary from the well established with many laid on activities to the wild and rugged such as those on Cap Frehel.


Cancale lies along the coast to the east of Saint Malo. It is a picturesque fishing village popular with visitors many of whom are drawn by its reputation as the oyster capital of Brittany. Though a small town it is well served by a large number of restaurants, many specialising in seafood.

Cobac Parc - Dinan

12 hectares of wooded environment offering 30 different activities for children and adults to come and enjoy individually or as a family.


Many and varied restaurants from traditional Bretagne cuisine to light snacks at prices to suit every budget.

Dinan - Port and Ancient Town

A medieval stronghold overlooking the exceptional Vallée de la Rance , Dinan is undeniably one of the most exquisite cities of Brittany. Still entirely surrounded by its ramparts, a unique heritage that has managed to protect it over the centuries. Inside there is a belfry, churches and convents, many timbered houses and narrow streets to explore.


The well established seaside resort of Dinard offers clean beaches, activities, boat trips and even a casino! Dinard also has a beautiful golf course and Thalasso Spa - perfect location.

Haras National de Lamballe

Take a guided tour to see the Postier Breton horses, superb saddle rooms and 19th century coaches.

Jugon Les Lacs

Located in a small valley, on the shore of a beautiful 4km long lake, Jugon-les-Lacs is like an oasis in the middle of an ocean of greenery. The many activites include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and pedalos, angling, mountain biking and cycling or for the more leisurely just rambling in the wooded countryside.

Karting St Malo

On the largest circuits in the region offering karting experiences according to age and level of competences.

Le Mont St Michel

A world heritage site since 1979 this rocky outcrop had its first monastic settlement in the 8th century. Over the centuries it has been home to numerous Dukes of Normandy, then during the French revolution it housed prisoners who were opposed to the republican regime. This is a must see whilst on your holiday.

Local Markets

There are many local markets, from food to antiques, all are great fun whether looking for local ingredients to cook for supper or scouting for an antique bargain to take home.
The most popular markets to La Marette are Dinan market on Thursday morning and Dinard undercover market which is open every morning.
Broons is also very popular on a Wednesday morning, with the "Grand Marche" on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Nearest Market

Dinan 20km

Nearest Restaurant

La Caleche, Broons 7km.
Le Relais de la Rance, Quedelliac 10kms
Arduen, Saint Launeuc 15kms

Parc de Prehistoire de Bretagne

Visit the recreated scenes of prehistoric man and dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and many others all set in 25 hectares of lunar landscape lakes and woods. Both educational and exciting for the children.

Rennes - Capital of Brittany

The Metropolitan district of Rennes is widely acknowledged and visited for its 2000 year old history, but is equally popular for its wealth of interesting sights and places to visit with many shops and restaurants scattered throughout the faithfully restored streets and squares.

The Grand Aquarium - St Malo

Le Grand Aquarium (The Mysteries of the Sea) includes a 3D cinema, and a large touch-pool. Visitors can venture out on a 5 minute dive in a submarine to a world where real and unreal meet. The highlight of the Aquarium is the diversity of its species.

Zoo and Chateau la Bourbansais

La Bourbansais estate welcomes you all year round to visit its zoo and its chateau, for shows and discoveries as a family, in groups or even large parties.