|Les Fougeres - Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||3||5||1||Travelcot|
Our detached cottage dates from the 1900s and has been tastefully restored and decorated. It sleeps up to 5 people in three bedrooms
We can also provide a travelcot for a baby that doubles up as a playpen, there is also a highchair and stairgate to keep the little one safe.
The well equipped kitchen has been fitted with modern units, including a dishwasher. For cooking there is a large range style cooker for those who want to practice their French cuisine skills! A large selection of quality kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and serving dishes are provided.
The open plan lounge/diner has a pine dining table and chairs, sofas, and a television with video, dvd and cd players. The tv receives all free to view channels so you can keep up to date with your favourite programmes. There is a large selection of videos and dvds and a wide range of family boardgames and books for all ages.
Two of the bedrooms have pine double beds with matching wardrobes and side cabinets. The other bedroom has a pine single bed with a set of pine drawers. The baby’s cot can be placed wherever is suitable.
In the bathroom there is a toilet, a large sink, a small bath and a shower cubicle. The bath also has a shower attachment.
The cottage has full central heating throughout and a small log burner which means the cottage is great for cosy nights in during the autumn and winter months.
The large garden to the rear of our self-catering properties has been laid to lawn and contains a 15ft round, above-ground swimming pool. The garden is enclosed with gates at the entrances.
At the front of the cottage is a gravel driveway with a parking area to the side. Beyond the driveway is a two-acre meadow for all guests to roam and explore. This leads on to the Forêt de Coëtquen, where you can find mapped out trails to follow.
At the front of the gite there is a gravelled area which incorporates an ancient bread oven, with a walled pergola.
Outdoor games and equipment are provided, such as a paddling pool, badminton, tennis, soft ball, cricket, footballs, frisbees etc.
We have also converted a small barn between the gite and cottage into a utility room that houses a washing machine, chest freezer, a sink, an airer, and an iron and ironing board.
Barbecue equipment and garden furniture are provided for the use of guests.
Moved to France in 2015 and have never looked back
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||Although located in a rural setting, just a short drive and you can be in Dinan, Dinard St Malo or Rennes...best of both worlds|
|Unique benefits of property||It's home away from home!|
DINAN is one of the finest of all Brittany's towns and contains much of architectural interest. There are many half-timbered houses and Romanesque and Gothic churches. It also has an impressive castle, which overlooks the River Rance. You can walk down the steep and cobbled Rue du Jerzual to the port of Dinan. There you will discover an ideal place to eat al fresco as there are riverside cafes and restaurants to suit all pockets.
The most attractive part of Dinan is arguably its port, which is where you’ll arrive if you take a boat from Dinard or St Malo. The quay is lined with old stone houses, many of which are now waterside restaurants and chandlers’ shops. Take a walk along the old towpath or cross the 15th-century stone bridge to Lanvallay to find out about life on the river in the Maison de la Rance discovery centre. Wherever you are, you won’t miss the 131ft (40m)-high viaduct.
DINARD is known as the city garden by the sea. It has a superb seaside location with magnificent beaches. You can visit the beautiful gardens where the plants and flowers are from the Mediterranean. Dinard is not the only lovely beach — the coast line is littered with them.
COBAC PARC is a day out for the whole family but the kids will especially enjoy it. There is so much to do, from swimming to mini golf. The park has a boating lake, bouncy inflatables and large water slides. If this all sounds too much you could just relax or sunbathe in the fabulous grounds.
CHATEAU/ZOO are set in a beautiful wooded area with wonderful gardens, where you can walk around and picnic there. There are daily guided tours around the Chateau. The zoo contains exotic and rare animals from all over the world, and there are live birds of prey shows every day.