Rural Gite for 2 to let in Plessala, Brittany - BN006079

Plessala (10km from Moncontour), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN006079 Advertiser since: 30 January 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Petite Longere Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Spacious Ground Floor Gite Exclusively For Couples. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The original house end of this traditional Breton granite longhouse (the rest of which was once used to stable horses) has been extensively renovated to create a holiday home just for couples, where it is easy to unwind and let go of the pressures of modern life whilst enjoying the comfort of this spacious one bedroom ground floor gite with far reaching rural views.

The relaxing location is ideal for walkers, cyclists and birders, whilst also providing a well equipped home from home base for guests wishing explore the many attractions that Brittany has to offer.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with appliances and equipment necessary for self-catering on a year-round basis, including double sink unit, large oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee- maker and food mixer.

The indoor dining table and chairs are in the area of the large living room that is closest to the kitchen and another dining set is outside on the patio.

Living rooms

The large living room has a dining area at one end plus 2 sofas and a rocking chair at the other, with a woodburner and flat screen tv also installed.

Through frenchdoors to the patio the far reaching rural views can be enjoyed.


The bedroom has a double bed (2m long), mirror, lots of storage space, bedside table tables and lamps, and 2 easy chairs beside another set of frenchdoors.


The shower room was refitted in December 2017 and includes wc, sink with mirror, light and power point above, shower cubicle and bathroom cabinet.


As well as the efficient woodburner in the living room there are electric panel heaters in the living room and bedroom, along with towel radiators in the kitchen and shower room.


The television receives UK free-to-air television and radio channels via satellite, there is also a dvd/cd player available.

The living bookcase is packed with a varied selection of books, discs, boardgames and local information.

Garden and outside

Both sets of frenchdoors open onto a private area with patio that has a built-in bbq and outdoor dining set along with 2 zero-gravity recliners.

Low growing shrubs, wild flowers and herbs surround the patio and there is a small grassed area between them and an open paddock that has a few oak and cider apple trees dotted along the perimeter.

Parking and garages

There is on-site parking opposite the gite and lockable storage space available on request for guests with cycles.

Visitor suitability

La Petite Longere has level access and is single storey, so is suitable for guests wishing to avoid stairs, but please note there are no specific facilities for wheelchair users.

The area is popular with walkers, cyclists, anglers and birders.

Sorry, children or pets are not accepted in this property.

Information about any additional facilities

Adaptor sockets for UK plugs are provided in the livingroom and bedroom, USB charging points are also available.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Goueno
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Lie
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lamballe Criniere
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre du Pays Loudeac
Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Roche au Cerf


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Raymond McClure

Several memorable visits to France for holidays meant that when the time came to move on and slow life down Brittany was top of the list and it has certainly not disappointed. Having carried out the original renovation of the property, and living in the same hamlet as the gite means any ongoing maintenance required receives the same personal attention.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Peace and tranquility! plus the central location makes it easy to reach Brittany's attractions and an easy drive from the port, whilst the immediate area offers rural relaxation.
Unique benefits of property Couples only
Ground floor
Very spacious living area for a 1 bedroom property
Open rural views

The Owner Recommends

La Roche au Cerf, Plessala

This natural attraction is less than 1 km from La Petite Longere and is really worth walking to, although it can also be accessed by car. It is an ancient stepping stone crossing over the River Lie which runs through the valley below the gite. The stones are used by deer coming from the forest to graze on the opposite bank. There is a footpath which meanders alongside the river past an historic water mill and a traditional bread oven, which have been restored by the local community.
It is one of those places where time stands still and leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Creperie Fontaine Saint Pere in Plessala

Excellent creperie with a Galette menu that extends beyond the normal ham & egg filling - we particularly enjoy the salmon and leek version followed by flambeed banana crepe all washed down with locally produced cider.

L'Edelweiss Plessala

Originally the village cafe/bar/tabac, the innovative owner (the third generation of the same family to run it) has extended the premises into a neighbouring property and now provides tasty daily lunches and some evening meals - the steak frites have been particularly recommended by several previous guests, along with friendly service.
There are also regular live music evenings.

Saint Antoine Restaurant, Plemet

This award winning restaurant offers exceptionally well priced (from 15€ for 3 excellent courses plus amuse bouche) evening meals at the weekend as well as weekday lunches. With a variety of defined spaces in the restaurant, it caters both for intimate meals for couples and celebrations for larger groups.
The delicatessen next door is owned by the same chef and is also worth a visit.

La Mullette, Moncontour

A visit to this restaurant is a must if you enjoy Moules Frites - their menu offers several different sauces with the muscles in additional to the traditional mariniere recipe. They also have a tasty selection of other meat and fish based alternatives for anyone not chosing the house speciality.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Lovers of France 18 September, 2018

It is lovely here! The perfect setting for a peaceful relaxing holiday.We loved the Gite & everything about it, there was everything we could possibly need & more.
The stone walls, almost a metre thick & wide window sills, definitely added to the french feeling.
The rooms were all spacious & comfortable & the large patio gave views over the surrounding countryside.
We were very lucky with the weather & because there was no light pollution,looking at the night sky, including the Milky Way was amazing.
There are plenty of interesting places to visit within a 50 mile radius, & others such as Mont St Michel, & Perros Guirec further afield. Equally with many local walks & such a pleasant base, there was no need to travel far unless you wish to do so.
The information provided by the owners from the moment of booking was extremely helpful.
We would recommend La Petite Longere to future guests without hesitation.

Owner response

Thank you Carolyn, it was a pleasure to welcome you both to central Brittany, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your holiday in the longere.

9.8 / 10 Rodney W 22 July, 2018

This is the second year in which we have stayed for a week in this charming, well set-up, and peaceful accommodation. That we have made a return visit indicates the suitability of this property in the middle of Brittany for older couples. The owners as always were most helpful. La Petite Longere is well worth the money.

Owner response

Thank you Rodney & Sandy, it was a pleasure to welcome you back to our gite for couples - nice to know you enjoyed your stay again and like this area of Brittany.

10 / 10 Michael Potter and Carol Power 14 June, 2018

Home from home perfect every thing you kneed was in our property, and Penny and Ray are lovely people thank you for your help.

Carol and Mike

Owner response

Thank you both, it was a pleasure to have you stay.