Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 9, Ratings 1 8.5/10
|Le Pretre||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
Le Pretre is one of 2 adjoining family and pet friendly cottages. The cottages are situated within the one acre walled garden of a former presbytery, which is where the owners live. Le Presbytere and the cottages are right in the centre of a small, quiet Breton village called Treverec and are behind the church with its impressive belfry.
Le Pretre and Le Cure are a similar size and have the same equipment and facilities. They each have 2 upstairs bedrooms, one with a super king size bed (180cm x 200cm) and the other with 2 singles (90cm x 200cm).
Downstairs is open plan, with a fully equipped kitchen/dining area at one end and a lounge area with a stone fireplace and wood burner at the other. There is also a good sized bathroom on the ground floor.
The cottages are fully insulated, double glazed and there is full electric heating throughout. There are also smoke alarms, a carbon monoxide detector and a fire extinguisher.
Electricity, water, gas and fast wi-fi are included in the price, together with pillows, duvets, pillow and mattress protectors, pillow cases, sheets, duvet covers, bathroom towels, bath mat, tea towels and oven gloves. The required number of beds are made for guests' arrival. A final clean is also included, but we do expect guests to leave the cottage clean and tidy at the end of their stay.
We provide some basics for you, such as loo rolls, liquid soap, shampoo, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, paper kitchen towel, coffee filters, bin bags, cleaning products, together with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, herbs, sugar, tea and coffee.
We offer a welcome pack to guests who book a minimum of 7 nights in either cottage.
Outside each cottage has its own patio area, with a barbecue, stone table, benches and parasol. There are also several garden chairs, deck chairs, sun loungers and cushions for guests' use.
Guests are welcome to use the garden areas at the front and to the side of Le Presbytere and also a large under cover area next to Le Pretre. There is a trampoline with safety net, football goal, badminton set, croquet and boules available, along with other toys for the garden and beach and several bicycles.
Across the road from the gites, there are 8 public boules courts and also a children's play area in the centre of the village, with a basketball net and table tennis table.
There is no baker in Treverec, but most mornings we are able to buy fresh bread and pastries from a local baker, upon request.
Le Pretre has a large open plan room on the ground floor, with a kitchen and dining area at one end and a sitting area at the other.
The kitchen/dining area has seating for 4/5 and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee-machine, hand blender and electric kettle. Crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots, pans and all other cooking utensils are provided. Children's plastic plates, bowls, cutlery etc, together with a high chair, are also available.
The seating area has comfortable seating for 4/5 and an original, stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. There is a flat screen tv, with both English (Sky Freeview) and French channels, a dvd player, a cd/radio and wi-fi internet connection. There are also books, toys and games and some cds and dvds.
The downstairs open plan area overlooks the terrace, garden, pidgeonaire and walnut tree.
There are two bedrooms upstairs, the first with a super king size bed (180cm x 200cm) and the second with two single beds 90cm x 200cm). Each bedroom has bedside tables, chests of drawers, a mirror and an electric heater. There is also a hairdryer and blackout blinds on the velux windows.
As well as the two bedrooms, there is also a landing with a large cupboard housing the hot water tank, clothes airer, iron, ironing board and two clothes rails.
A travel cot and stair gates are available on request
The large bathroom is also on the ground floor. It has a full size bath, with a powerful, thermostatic shower, a toilet, sink and mirrored cupboard with a shaver point. There is also a heated towel rail and a washing machine. A baby bath and child's potty are also available.
There are electric wall heaters throughout the cottage and an electric towel rail in the bathroom. There is also a fully functional wood burning stove downstairs in the sitting room. The wood burner can be laid and firewood provided. Logs are charged at cost or guests are welcome to provide their own.
English and French television, dvd player, cd/radio, cds, dvds, books, playing cards and indoor/oudoor games.
Each cottage has its own patio area, with a barbecue, stone table, benches and parasol. There are also several garden chairs, deck chairs, sun loungers and outdoor cushions. Guests have use of the whole front garden, which has a trampoline with safety net, football goal, badminton net, croquet, boules and garden and beach toys. There are also several bicycles.
Across the road from the gites, there are 8 public boules courts and in the centre of the village there is a picnic and children's play area, with a basketball net and table tennis table.
There is sufficient off street parking for up to 3 vehicles, which is located near the main entrance to Le Presbytere. The main gates usually remain open, but can be closed if necessary.
Our cottages are suitable for all ages, whether couples, families or friends. Please note that the bathroom in Le Pretre is downstairs and that the two bedrooms are upstairs.
Well behaved dogs are also welcome, but please do let us know when you book.
For a small charge, we can arrange collection of some items from a local supermarket, if required. We can also buy fresh bread and pastries from a local baker. Please give us reasonable notice of your requirements.
Originally from a very busy part of the UK, I moved to France with my family to renovate an old presbytery and start a new adventure. We converted two buildings in our garden and gave them both a new lease of life. Now they are quiet, comfortable, warm and welcoming and somewhere for our guests to escape to when they need to recharge their batteries. Since 2005, we have welcomed many people from all over the world and we are looking forward to meeting many more in the years to come.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||If you are wanting to get away from it all, then look no further! Our two cottages are nestled in the one acre walled garden of an impressive 150 year old presbytery, right in the middle of a quiet Breton village in the heart of the countryside. Just a 15 minute drive to the lovely beaches and charming towns of the Goelo Coast, 30 minutes to the magical Ile de Brehat and 35 minutes to the amazing rock formations of the Pink Granite Coast, it is such a lovely place to visit. There are so many things to do and places to see and we are ideally positioned for our guests to explore and enjoy all the wonderful delights of this beautiful region. Then after a busy day out and about, it is always nice to return home and perhaps sit in the garden and listen to the birdsong or relax by a lovely log fire. Sounds like heaven to me!|
|Unique benefits of property||Le Pretre and its adjoining cottage, Le Cure, are in the lovely walled garden of a 150 year old presbytery. Inside, each cottage is fully equipped and has its own wood burner, washing machine and dishwasher. Outside each cottage has its own seating area and barbecue and there are plenty of chairs and sun loungers for our guests to enjoy the garden. The two cottages share the gardens in front of and to the side of the main house and the trampoline, football goal and other outdoor games always prove to be very popular with younger guests. There is also an undercover area, where guests are welcome to hang their washing, store their bikes or just sit and enjoy their surroundings.|
The Cotes d'Armor is generally renowned for its scenery and is popular with visitors for walking, cycling, fishing, playing golf, horse riding, swimming and watersports.
Treverec is just 15 minutes from the Goelo Coast, with its family beaches and harbour towns, such as Paimpol, Binic and St Quay Portrieux. A little further afield, is the Pink Granite Coast, which is famous for its beautiful islands and interesting rock formations. Both coastlines offer wonderful sandy beaches, numerous rock pools to explore and safe bathing.
Most towns in the area hold a weekly market, two of the best being Paimpol on Tuesdays and Lannion on Thursdays and there are also several beautiful gardens in the area, which are well worth a visit.
For those interested in architecture, there are many historic places to visit nearby, such as Treguier Cathedral, the Abbaye de Beauport and the Chateau de la Roche Jagu. For a relaxing day out, why not take the ferry from Paimpol over to the beautiful, car free, Ile de Brehat with its beautiful flowers and micro-climate? You can either take the short 10 minute ferry crossing directly to the island or, for just a few extra euros, you can take a longer boat trip, enjoying many beautiful views of the island from the sea.
For younger family members, there is the Zooparc at Tregomeur, Armoripark Amusement Park at Begard, the Centre of Sound at Cavan, a steam train ride between Paimpol and Pontrieux or perhaps a visit to the planetarium, Gaulois village or Cite de Telecom at Pleumeur Bodou. In addition, there are always crazy golf, merry go rounds, accrobranche (tree climbing using ropes) and lots of other exciting things to do!
We are also only 1.5 hours drive away from Le Mont St Michel, St Malo, Dinard, Dinan, Cap Frehel and Fort La Latte if you wish to explore a little further afield.
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