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This well equipped and comfortably furnished semi detached cottage, at one end of the owner’s longere, sleeps 4/5 non smokers. It is tastefully decorated and offers a warm welcome. There is plenty of rural character featuring exposed stone walls, oak beams and a wood burning stove, combined with all the modern essentials.
It is an ideal setting for a pleasant and relaxing stay, to enjoy the peace and quiet, walk in the nearby forest and countryside, stargaze in the evenings or just relax in the garden.
The kitchen area is fully equipped and includes a gas cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge-freezer, washing machine, fondue and raclette sets
Downstairs is a spacious, bright and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area, with British satellite television, dvd player, cd/radio has 2 large comfortable settees. Heating is provided by a wood burning stove as well as electric radiators. There are some books and maps on the area and a selection of novels
There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom has a double bed and a sofa bed and the other has a double bed and a single bed. Bed linen, quilts, (king size on the double beds) and towels are provided
The bathroom has a shower over the bath
Heating is provided by a wood burning stove as well as electric radiators.
British Satellite television, dvd player and cd/radio. There are books and maps on the area and a selection of novels.
The back door leads to a terraced area with a wooden table and chairs, barbecue facilities, sunloungers and beyond to a well maintained garden. There is a pond in the garden, but it is securely fenced
There is off-road parking
There is an iron and ironing board.
St Malo 140km
Chapelle Glain 6km
The cottage is 14kms from the historic market town of Chateaubriant, so, plenty of shops including 3 hypermarkets and several good restaurants are less than 15 minutes by car. Locally, you can sample the vast selection of cheese, crepes, galettes, cider and wines and of course the famous Chateaubriand Steak. In the region there are nearby, forests and lakes with safe man-made beaches, providing swimming, watersports, cycling and walking trails. There is a good selection of golf courses, fishing lakes, riding stables as well as Ten Pin Bowling and Go Karting, swings and crazy golf. The cottage provides an excellent base for touring the Loire Valley, with its magnificent chateaux and famous vineyards. The larger towns of Angers, Nantes and Rennes are all approximately an hour’s drive, and the coast is about an hour and half’s drive.
We’ve stayed here 3 times now and are pretty fussy about where we book as we’ve been sorely let down at other places, all we can say is that this is a wonderful find. Jane the owner is simply lovely, she is on site if you need anything but leaves you to relax. When we arrive she greets us but immediately says she is going to leave us to it, but for us to let her know if we need anything. The place is always spotless and she will happily grab some basic provisions if you need for your arrival.
The downstairs is fabulous, big open lounge, dining and kitchen that feels rustic but comfy. Many gites and cottages have cheap or tiny sofas but the ones here are big and inviting so you can laze away in front of the fire and tv in winter (when we visited).
Upstairs is plenty of space with a large master bedroom at the top of the stairs and a connected additional bedroom. The bathroom has bath and shower which worked well for us.
We have stayed here as just a couple but this visit was with our 1yr old baby too and Jane made it super easy with stair gate, fire guard, cot and changing matt.
She has a decent tv set up with dvd player and wifi if you need, but do get out for walks or into town as the area is fabulous. We found great bakeries and cafes and there are big supermarkets within easy reach.
All in all very happy indeed and hope to be back again!
The owner of the Cottage/Gite Jane, has done a marvellous job on this rural old farm building.
The cottage was well maintained and clean, and well kitted out.
I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a peaceful and relaxing holiday in the countryside. Lots of wild life to watch in the evenings.
Many thanks Jane.