Lovely family gite and pool in Jugon les Lacs - BN005955

Jugon Les Lacs (20km from Dinan), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN005955 Advertiser since: 5 January 2018
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Le Clairet Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Incs mezzanine with 2 beds-overlooks main bedroom

About this property

Swimming Pool And Entertainment For Kids And Adults.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We are still working on this advert with new photos and a video to organise, please bear with us!

THERE IS A TEN PERCENT REDUCTION ON TWO WEEK HOLIDAYS This is our third year with Brittany Ferries/ Holiday France Direct and am looking forward continued success advertising with them.

OFFICIAL "3 Star Gite", our gite has been awarded Classe 3 Etoiles by the Office du Tourisme de France.(ref no. 02204022-08416-0107)

HEATED POOL and plenty of entertainment (ping pong and snooker etc) for kids and adults.

Isabelle and I have been running this gite since 2003 and have received many very positive five star reviews through another well known holiday site which we have left recently. Unfortunately, the reviews cannot be shown on this site but I am sure that we will get new ones from this year. Many families have stayed numerous times so I think this is proof positive and our aim is to ensure you have a very pleasant holiday here in Jugon-Les-Lacs.

Our gite has an aerothermy heated swimming pool. Aerothermy is based on extracting free energy from the outside air by means of a heat pump, with which we obtain a highly efficient system to produce hot water, it’s taking on a central role as a green alternative for heating. The pool would be for your private use, although occasionally Isabelle, myself and our girls go for a swim but we would of course respect your privacy and priority!

There is wi-fi internet access.

The gite can sleep 4 and a small person! There is a mezzanine area that has two single beds that overlook the large bedroom below where there is ample space for another mattress or baby bed etc.

It is situated 15 mins from the historic town of Dinan and just a 2 minute drive from the local village, Jugon Les Lacs. There are all the usual facilities you would expect such as a boulangerie, a boucherie, a Carrefour market which is a general store/off licence, several bars and a creperie, a pizzeria and 2 good restaurants as well as a local Tourist Office.

There are many golf courses within a short "drive" (including a French Open Championship course at Val St Andre). There are several good equestrian centres which arrange lessons and treks. Wakeboarding and waterskiing nearby. A nearby karting track has proved a hit with the "big" boys last year. Recently opened is a waterskiing lake for beginners and the experienced.

There is a cd/cassette player provided so please feel free to bring your own music. Boardgames are available. For the comfort of all guests the gite itself is a no smoking area! There is a swimming pool in our enclosed landscaped garden and parents must accept responsibility for their children at all times.

JUST A FEW REVIEWS from the web site that we no longer advertise with, thankfully!!!

(Fantastic family holiday)
Don't miss out I can't praise this place enough, this was one of the best family holidays we have had. Sean and Isabelle couldn't do enough for us and made our stay a truly memorable one, we felt like friends when we left. The accommodation is to a very high standard and not a cheap holiday let. The facilities were brilliant for my boys 8 and 12: pool table, table tennis, darts, table football and the use of a set of bikes, all well maintained and looked after. The pool and surroundings were very clean. The area is beautiful and the lake enormous, fantastic for fishing or any of the other water sports they do. The boys had a fishing lesson organised at the tourist office by the lake, would recommend this, it's called catch my first fish, only ?10 each for 3 hours. My 8 year old loved the animals and Sean really involved him in feeding the goats, chicken, quails and ducks. We were lucky enough to see a batch of ducks hatch. We chose to drive from Calais which is a long way but doable, it took us just over 6 hours each way. If you are looking for a fun filled relaxed family holiday you have missed a trick if you don't give this place a chance. The icing on the cake was that Sean is an Man City fan!! Families with Young Children, Age 55+.

(A great family holiday)
Our family had a great holiday with Isabella and Sean and all the animals. The children (aged 10 and 6) really enjoyed the swimming pool and trampoline each evening after a day sightseeing, and all of the animals. Climbing a step ladder to pick fresh cherries off the cherry tree was another daily highlight. The gite was very comfortable, very well equipped, and the children loved sleeping up in the mezzanine floor. The gite is well located for touring the local area, with something different to do each day. We visited Dinan, Dinard, St Malo, the zoo at La Bourbonsais, a historic farm in a nearby village and went kayaking on the lake at Jugon. Equally, you could spend the whole day relaxing around the pool if you wished. There was a good selection of board games and tourist literature in the gite also. Isabella and Sean were great hosts, very welcoming and helpful. It was also great that we were able to stay from Friday instead of Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their holiday and would happily return. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway.

( Perfect family holiday)
We're just back from a very relaxing holiday here! The gite is great family accommodation and very well thought out by Sean and Isabelle. It has kitchen/ living room downstairs, parents bedroom/ shower room on first floor and kids bedroom on a mezzanine above this. The mezzanine has been lovingly crafted to look like a ships deck so our kids loved imagining they were sleeping on a pirate ship! Our kids (3 and 5yo) also made full use of the heated swimming pool and trampoline everyday (which tired them right out), played with the dogs/ cats, helped get eggs from the chickens and pinched raspberries from the garden (thanks Isabelle). The gite is well located for plenty to do. We went to Dinan, Bourbonsais Zoo, Mont St Michel, excellent beach at St Cast (twice), Fort la Latte, St Malo. Jugon-les-Lacs also has all the basic amenities and is a nice little town in itself. The icing on the cake with this gite was Sean and Isabelle. We all got a warm welcome from them on arrival, great local knowledge on places to visit, just great support all round! Thank you Sean, Isabelle and family! Hope to visit again one day!

(Our First Trip To France)
We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay for our first holiday in France. Sean and Isabelle made us feel very welcome and were always there to help with any queries that arose. The gite is very well equipped - 'Home from home!'. There is plenty of local activities such as water sports and mountain bike trails. The local village has a shop, bakery, butchers, cafe and pizzeria. The extra activities at the gite such as pool and table tennis meant we were all able to do as much or as little as we would like. Visitor attractions such as beaches, castles, historic towns are all within easy reach. We would certainly consider returning. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers.



Kitchen and dining

Ground floor is open plan, composing of a kitchen and living/dining area (it is actually larger than the photograph from outside indicates).

The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and a corkscrew!

Living rooms

Ground floor is open plan, composing of a kitchen and living/dining area (it is actually larger than the photograph from outside indicates).

The lounge/diner is equipped as you would expect with table, chairs, sofa and plenty of games available.


Description of sleeping capacity:
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms includes a mezzanine)

Notes on bedrooms:
It has a mezzanine area with 2 single beds that overlooks the large main bedroom which has a double bed and space for a single bed or crib etc.


There is a modern shower room with a toilet and vanity unit, shaving point etc.




In our opinion the gite is ideal for a family with 2 or 3 children...or a peaceful holiday for 2!
Telephone if you prefer to discuss any details.
00 33 296 31 62 09

Garden and outside

We have a heated swimming pool in our enclosed garden, it is for the use of our gite guests and my family and parents must accept responsibility for their children at all times.The pool would be for your private use, although occasionally Isabelle, myself and our girls go for a swim but we would of course respect your privacy and priority!

Our large barn (which partly acts as my workshop) has a full sized pool table, table football, table tennis, darts and exercise equipment. We ask that parents also supervise their children in all areas as new cloths for pool/snooker tables are expensive to replace! There is also a large trampoline available for supervised children. We also have swings and a slide for our younger guests. We have a number of animals (well away from the gite). Including many chickens, a goat, 12 ducks, 3 cats and 2 dogs, oh and and the goldfish. Children staying with us often love collecting the eggs and feeding the animals.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking and places to store bikes etc.

Visitor suitability

Sorry unfortunately we are not geared up for wheelchairs etc.

Information about any additional facilities

Although the heated swimming pool is declared as shared it would be for your private use, occasionally Isabelle, myself and our girls go for a swim but we would of course respect your privacy and priority!
It is an aerothermy heated swimming pool. Aerothermy is based on extracting free energy from the outside air by means of a heat pump, with which we obtain a highly efficient system to produce hot water, it’s taking on a central role as a green alternative for heating. And it works well!


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: There are many and information can be found at our Office de Tourisme in Jugon Les Lacs
Distance: 2 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Info at the Office de Tourisme or directly at the Maison de la Peche
Name of nearest fishing location: In the nearby lac
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: There are a few golf courses within the hour including the famous Val Andre course.
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Plalan le Petit
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 0


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Sean A.C.H. Bartley (Manager)

My wife Isabelle and I have been together since 2006, she's a wonderful lady with a very good sense of humour (she needs it!) She is a language teacher for children up to the age of 18+ and me (Sean), I'm a kitchen/cabinet maker, making kitchens and restoring furniture etc. We love having people come to stay and we will do our best to ensure that you and your family thoroughly enjoy it and that you wish to come again. Please make contact if you have any questions

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? My family and I moved to Jugon Les Lacs in 2001 because we love the area. It is one of the very beautiful villages in Brittany where the locals are friendly and welcoming especially to all visitors, and it has a lake with sailing and fishing! Our gite is perfectly situated for the local village of Jugon and also has easy access to the larger roads leading to the bigger towns and cities. You feel like you're in the country and yet it's easy to go and visit other more busy areas for big shopping! Jugon also has all the normal facilities that you are likely to need like a grocery store, Post Office, doctors, pubs, restaurants, pizza place, bakeries, butchers and banks.
Unique benefits of property HEATEDSWIMMINGPOOL We are pleased to announce Le Clairet has recently applied for and achieved a 3 star status from the French Tourism Authorities. There are many outdoor experiences to enjoy and see.
Jugon is also very easy to access from the larger towns and cities. Visit this site for more info on Jugon,
The beaches are within half an hour.

Isabelle, myself and our children love it here and hope that our gite guests leave here with many happy memories and of course a wish to return! Come and see us soon, you will love it. We treat our guests as we would hope to be treated ourselves, if they enjoy themselves and come back and see us again it proves to me that we're not doing too badly. Contact us for more info. Thanks for considering our gite for your holidays. Best Regards. Isabelle, Sean, Toni, Chloe, Holly and Constance.

LATEST ACTIVITY...wakeboarding and waterskiing

The Owner Recommends

Things to see, do and where to eat

There is a local Tourist Office with much info on what to do and see both locally and further afield.

Coast/Beach: There are lots of beautiful sandy beaches to find within a 30-40 minute drive. St Jacut (rockpools) and St Cast (lots of sand!) are among our favourites. The north coast of Brittany is a very beautiful area to visit with many places of interest. There is a local Tourist Office with much info on what to do and see both locally and further afield.

New to the area:-WAKE BOARDING........ great fun for the sporty and pizza lovers

For any not so nice days there is an ice skating rink and indoor bowling in St Brieuc (approx. 30 minutes drive). Bowling also in Dinan.

Dinan, a medieval town is a must for a day out with its well preserved castle, quaint streets and buildings. The famous Rue Jerzual is a very steep narrow lane down to the old port of Dinan but the way back is not for the fainthearted! (pushchairs not recommended!). There are many many good eateries in and around Dinan including "La Mere Pourcel" restaurant. I suggest a trip advisor search.

St Malo, not just a port but a beautiful town in its own right, the walled city was heavily bombed during the second world war, but has been wonderfully restored and is full of sights, good restaurants and shops. There is also a very good aquarium to visit.

Dinard market on Saturday is very large and is a 'must visit place' as is the stunning Mont St Michel, built out in the bay, this town is topped by an amazing abbey, the spires of which can be seen inland for miles (Warning: you have to pay an entrance fee when you get to the top of the steps!). The tidal ranges are world famous and it is said the incoming tide can beat a galloping horse! It's about an hours drive from the gite.

There are many places to walk and cycle locally.
Fishing, canoeing/sailing and "pedaloing" on the lake can be arranged.

Fete des Remparts 21st-22nd July in DINAN

A medieval celebration weekend in Dinan ( not to be missed if you are here on those dates)
I suggest an internet visit to

Mont St Michel in Normandy

Its less than an hour away by car. Its world renowned and a Must!

Cap Frehel and Fort Latte

Another place to visit...

Brocantes and Marches aux Puces

There are many Brocantes and Marches aux Puces

Suggest internet and local Tourist Offices for more info

valley of the Saints, you have to visit here!!!

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 LouisaMace 5 September, 2018

Fab property with great facilities - pool and games area, plus lovely owners next door. Easy to get to nearby attractions - La Bourbansais Zoo, Cobac Parc, Val Andre Beach, Equitation Lamballe, BZH Wakepark, activities at the campsite. Walks through the woods at the end of the property and through the smaller lanes into the village - a faster route is to drive if you want fresh croissants every morning!

Owner response

Thank you very much for the kind review Louisa.
Isabelle and I very much enjoyed your visit, you have a wonderful family. Thank you also for leaving the gite so clean and tidy, it made it so much easier for us to prepare it for our next guests.

Anytime you guys want to come and stay again just let us know.

Love and best wishes to you all.

Isabelle and Sean

10 / 10 ClareandSander 15 August, 2018

We cannot thank Sean and Isabelle enough for a fantastic and relaxing week away in beautiful Jugon Les Lac. Right from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and at home, and then we jumped in the pool!

The gite is perfectly formed, comfortable and worked perfectly for us, the girls (aged 9 & 11) enjoyed the pool, the games area, the two lovely dogs and range of animals, including holding a little duckling, and collecting some eggs from the hens, which were very tasty by the way. Throughout our week Sean and Isabelle catered for our every need from finding cards to do crafts to recommending places to eat as well as patiently answering 101 questions from the girls!

The gite is in a perfect area to explore Brittany, easily accessible to the main routes to take you to Dinan, Mont Saint Michael, La Caste, St Malo and many more places. Closer to the gite the village of Jugon Les Lacs was beautiful, as were all the villages close by too. We found a fab Cider making place close by and a lovely medieval chateau - Hynndyae.

If you're looking for a relaxing, rural family break this is the place to go! Thank you Sean and Isabelle, I suspect we'll be back before you know it!!'

Owner response

Thank you Clare, what a wonderful review.
We loved having you stay and hope you guys will come back and see us again one day.
Your spelling of the local Chateau deserves particular notice, Chateau Hunaudaye!

I'm hoping for a home made Christmas card.

Best Regards

Isabelle and Sean

10 / 10 Tostevin-Hobbs 13 August, 2018

We had the most wonderful time here - it feels like home from home. Isabelle and Sean are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, they made our stay very comfortable indeed. The gîte has everything you'll need and provides a very relaxing base for your holiday. The pool is wonderful, a great space to just chill out and enjoy the quiet.
Away from the gîte the village of Jugon le Lac is literally a stones throw away and is very quaint and beautiful with all the amenities you'll need.
The lake is stunning - great for walks, runs and water sports. We tried the kayaking and loved every minute.
I'd highly recommend this place to anyone - it will certainly be a holiday we remember for a long time and we will definitely want to visit again.

Owner response

Hi Fran, thank you very much for your kind review, Isabelle and I very much enjoyed your visit.
It was a pleasure to meet you all and share a couple bottles of wine together, we shall be delighted if you guys decide to come and stay with us again.
Best Regards to you all Isabelle and Sean