|Les Fougeres - Gite||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Travelcot|
Our gite was a residential property until 1936. After that, it was used by a local farmer to store his cider barrels and apple press. We renovated it in 2004 and turned it in to a self-catering holiday gite that sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Like our cottage, the gite has full central heating throughout and has a large logburner, making it suitable for holidays all year round.
The kitchen has fitted units with an integrated dual fuel cooker. There is also a refrigerator with a freezer compartment and a large selection of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and serving dishes.
There is an open plan lounge/diner with a galley-style kitchen area. The focal point of the room is the large original fireplace.
The lounge area has comfortable sofas, while the dining area has a pine table and 6 chairs.
One bedroom has a large oak double bed, with an oak wardrobe and side cabinet. The second bedroom has 2 pine single beds with a pine wardrobe and chest of drawers.
For our smaller guests there is a baby bath, travelcot, stairgate and highchair if required.
The bathroom has been fitted with a large shower cubicle and a sink. There is a separate toilet next to the bathroom.
There is a television in the gite that receives all Sky free channels. There is a dvd and video player and a selection of dvd's videos, games and books.
A patio door leads to the rear garden, where there is a garden table and chairs.
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 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.
Designated client area for parking
Moved to France in 2015 and have never looked back
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Because although its rural we are only 10 mins from Dinan and 30 mins from Rennes...the best of both worlds!|
|Unique benefits of property||All the comforts of home in a relax setting|
You can do as much or as little as you want. Some guests like to laze around in the gardens, taking lunch here and having a glass of wine or two. Others like to go through the entire tourism office catalogue of attractions. To help you find your happy medium, here are just a few things you can do in the area . . .
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).
Cobac Parc is a day out for the whole family but the kids will especially enjoy it.
Mont St Michel is a small island about 45 minutes’ drive away, just across the department border in Normandy, and is an absolute must to visit.
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.
Dinard Golf Club is located in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, and was founded by a small colony of British residents living in Dinard at the end of the 19th century.
Dinard is known as the city garden by the sea. It has a superb seaside location with magnificent beaches.