Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
|Les Ecuries||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Travelcot and sofabed|
The gite sits between what used to be 2 farmhouses, all built from granite with oak beams, the first house believed to date back to before the 17th Century. The gite was originally housing for the animals, and faces what was originally old granite stables. The gite is tastefully furnished in a traditional French farmhouse style. Exposed beams and plenty of character. As the walls are thick granite, the gite stays nice and comparatively cool on very hot days, but also has heating for cooler Spring or Autumn days. The balcony terrace to the front is the perfect place to sit and enjoy breakfast, lunch or supper, as the whole property faces south and benefits from day long sunshine. There are 2 Cypress trees at the entrance of the drive, which leads out to the main paddock area, beyond that, mature oaks lead down the hill to the tranquil river. There are picturesque views across the paddock with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
There is an antique pine table with 6 chairs and highchair available.
Dishes and utensils, cookware, oven, hob, toaster, refrigerator/freezer compartment microwave,
sink and drainer, washing machine, larder, kettle and cafetiere etc.
Utility cupboard with ironing board, iron, laundry basket, clothes airier, pegs
Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: The property is cleaned once a week on changeover day.
The living room is opened plan and incorporates the kitchen dining area.
Two large sofas, large coffee-table, flat screen television, dvd player, satellite/cable, wi-fi, games books, toys. Fireplace with electric woodburner style.
Two bright bedrooms, sleeps 4
Louis 16th double bed,
Similar style solid antique matching single beds in the twin room. Antique bedside tables
Bedroom 1 - 1 cot if needed.
Windows overlooking the front of the property. Both bedrooms have a pine chest of drawers and there is also a pine wardrobe and further storage space for clothes.
There is a hairdryer and bed linen and towels are provided.
The bathroom is tiled and has an enamel bath and separate shower, toilet and sink, shaver socket.
Towels and bathmat are provided, (it is requested you bring your own towels for the beach).
Central heating with additional woodburner style heater if required. Heating in the bathroom and 2 further stand alone radiators if required.
Wi-fi, satellite/cable, television, dvd player with dvd's.
Games, books, toys, badminton, swing ball,
Furnished patio terrace - Wooden table with 6 chairs, pergola, sunbeds
Bbq area. Terrace with table and 4 chairs at the front of gite.
Two bikes and a double inflatable kayak.
Beautiful rural views.
Perfect starting point for fabulous cycling, road or off road.
Quiet stretch of owners river a peaceful place for a picnic.
A lake with numerous picnic areas and large wooden play facilities is just a few minutes away.
The village is a few minutes drive and has an intermarche, boulangerie, chemist, bank, restaurants, etc.
Plenty of attractions, towns, villages and sea 30 to 50 mins away.
The gite has a separate garden and entertaining area with furnished terrace and bbq. Further eating area outside the gite.
Parking area right by the gite.
Children welcome (stairgate at top of the stairs)
Suitable for elderly
My partner and I wanted a life change and we have always loved France. We enjoy walking, cooking, gardening, history and culture. We are easy going and sociable and enjoy meeting new people and we are looking forward to welcoming guests to our gite.
|Year property purchased||2019|
|Why this location?||We loved the rural location and yet we are near to amenities. We are 30 -40 mins from wonderful beaches, with sea food restaurants, water sports, but also quiet empty beaches too.|
|Unique benefits of property||Quiet, peaceful location but 5 mins from the village that has a boulangerie, chemist, bank, intermarche, bars and restaurants. There are plenty of places to walk and cycle around the property. The historical village of Moncontour is a 10 min drive away. The town of Loudeac is a 10 min drive and has large supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants and Loudeac forest has cycle and horse riding tracks and beautiful walks.|
Erquy is known as the scallop capital and the harbour is nestled in a cove. There is a volcanic rock formation called Pointe de la Heussaye. There is a sandy beach and a collection of wonderful seafood restaurants. There is a scallop festival here also. It has a lovely atmosphere with often empty beaches but buzzing restaurants. 45 - 50 minute drive.
Moncontour is 12 minutes drive and is a medieval village and is on the list of 'Most Beautiful Villages of France'. There are very good restaurants and a pizza and creperie, bars and a Musee du Costume which is very interesting and quirky. Definitely worth a visit.
Josselin is a beautiful medieval town and is a half an hours drive and is a very enjoyable day out. Its is picturesque half timbered houses and Josselin castle. There is a doll museum and restaurants some over looking the river. There are lovely walks or cycle rides along the river or in the forest and things for everyone to do. We love it here.
Dinan is a charming medieval walled town. The town is designated 'Ville d'Art et d'Histoire'. There are many local artists, craftspeople, and local culinary traditions. There also plenty of other shops, bars and restaurants. You can walk the 3km- long impressive ramparts or climb St. Catherine tower for a stunning view. Dinan is 45 min drive at most and and one of our favorite places.
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