La Grande Maison
About the home
Imposing 5 bedroom home, sleeps up to 6 people. Large fully equipped country kitchen, dining room with fire place, separate comfortable living room. 5 bathrooms, including 2 ensuites, 5 bedrooms all facing the extensive and private gardens. Fruit and nut trees and expansive space to run, play or just relax.
A relaxing holiday location for families or friends looking for the real French countryside in Bretagne. Just 25 mins from the coast and with many local natural and cultural attractions. Embrace French lifestyle- explore, relax and recharge in a beautiful 19th century manoir.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Coast, 30km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
La Grande Maison was built around the year 1800 and through its over-200 year history, and renovations in the last 10 years, has lost none of its charm. With an attractive visage and ideal position sitting at the top of the grounds, it is at once imposing but also very inviting.
It has all modern comforts from dishwasher, coffee and espresso machine to satellite television and wireless internet. It is also, of course, centrally heated for the cooler months.
Further details outdoors:
Large fully fenced private grounds- perfect for children to run and explore
Seasonal herb garden
Mature fruit and nut trees and seasonal blackberries
You will be welcomed by an English speaker.
House book will give you more details on the house and local attractions
1. All payments by bank transfer only.
2. We accept holiday lettings for minimum periods of 7 days. Contact us for out of season short break rates and for rates for rentals longer than one month.
3. Well behaved dogs allowed on ground floor of house with prior approval (fee may apply).
4. House is smoke free- no smoking in the house.
5. Contact us to discuss your specific needs.
The Brittany / Cotes-D'Armor region
Brittany, Cotes D'Armor is a charming region in western France known for its strong local cultures and traditions. It is famous for its crepes and cidre. Conveniently from Channel Ferries and easily accessible from Paris on the SNCF trains. Summers are mild with endless blue skies and long relaxing days. Winters are cold but beautiful with occasional snowfalls. In summer you may have the opportunity to attend the unique local cultural events, called Fest Noz, where you can experience traditional French Breton dance, music, food and drink, and mix with the locals.
Just a 90 minute drive from the house is one of France's most famous landmarks- Le Mont St Michel. Closer to home are many charming medieval towns, there are the standing stones of Callac, beautiful forest walks, kayaking and hiking around Lac de Guerledan, and numerous local fishing spots. Local weekly markets are also a must see. Just over one hour and 70 km to to famous pink granite coast.
The Canihuel area
La Grande Maison is conveniently located 3 km from two villages, where you can buy your supply of baguettes and croissants from the local boulangeries.
There are also 1 large and 2 small supermarkets within a 5 minute drive. 2 km to the nearest restaurant.
Hiking, horse-riding, fishing, kayaking and canoeing
Charming petites cités de caractère: Quintin and Moncontour
Historic Gouarec and the Abbaye de Bon Repos
Discover the local speciality Creperie Restaurants
Meander through the local weekly markets in Rostrenen, Quintin, Pontivy and St Brieuc
Lac de Guerledan, great for hiking, strolling and kayaking
Cycling by the Nantes-Brest canal
The coast is a 35 minute drive
Extensive coastal walks at the Baie de St Brieuc
French language courses available at Gouarec
In summer you may have the opportunity to attend the unique local cultural events, called Fest Noz, where you can experience traditional French Breton dance, music, food and drink, and mix with the locals.
How to get there
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Cotes D' Armor is easy to reach by car, train or air.
SNCF trains from Paris Montparnasse to St Brieuc or Guingamp run several times per day and take about 3 hours. Hire cars can be rented from the train stations (Avis or Europcar).
You can fly into Brest or Rennes and collect your hire car there.
Alternatively, you can also drive from the UK using either the Channel Tunnel or the car ferries which will bring you to St Malo or Roscoff. Check out www.brittany-ferries.co.uk.
Activities near Canihuel
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
16 May 2012
David the owner is super responsive and very happy to advise on "things to see and do" in the area. The property itself is amazing - grand, spacious, plenty of character, a beautiful, functional country kitchen and wonderful peaceful gardens.
There were 9 of us and , having traveled all the way from Australia (straight to the villa) , we felt immediately at home with a very warm welcome from a neighbor who handed over the keys and talked us through the home and it's surrounds.
The immediate area is full of picturesque country-side and farm houses with some of the cutest villages nearby.
Thanks David for allowing us into your beautiful French country home.
13 May 2012
We stayed as a group of friends in July 2011 for a week, and it was one of the best holidays I have ever had. The house is so impressive and inviting, we spent so much of the week relaxing in the gardens and while we had plans to visit the surrounding villages, we found it hard to leave the house we were so relaxed! When we did, it was so easy to find our way around the beautiful countryside and we found some wonderful restaurants that served some of the best meals, so good I am still raving about them.
I would strongly recommend this house, the value for money was fantastic and the house and grounds have to be seen to be believed - it is even more impressive than the photos.
I am definitely planning a trip back!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn||20 Nov 11||10 Dec 11||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas 2011||13 Dec 11||22 Jan 12||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2012||22 Jan 12||1 Jun 12||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2012||1 Jun 12||1 Oct 12||€ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2012||1 Oct 12||16 Dec 12||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas 2012||16 Dec 12||20 Jan 13||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2013||20 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Oct 13||€ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2013||1 Oct 13||16 Dec 13||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas 2013||16 Dec 13||20 Jan 14||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2014||20 Jan 14||1 Jun 14||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2014||1 Jun 14||1 Oct 14||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2014||1 Oct 14||16 Dec 14||€ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas 2014||16 Dec 14||20 Jan 15||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental rates are per week for the house for up to 10 people.
There are no additional charges, just your weekly rate plus a refundable security deposit. All bedroom linen and towels are provided.
La Grande Maison is a smoke free house. Please no smoking inside.
Pets are welcome on the ground floor level and gardens. Please inform us at time of booking. We ask that you clean up after your pets in the garden.
A refundable security deposit of €200 is required in addition to the weekly rate.
Terms and Conditions:
1. 25% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.
2. Balance of payment plus security deposit required six weeks prior to your booking.
3. Security deposit will be returned promptly within 14 days after your stay.
4. All payments by bank transfer only.
5. Once payment is received, in the month prior to your visit, detailed map and directions will be provided.
6. Inform us of your estimated arrival time and we will have an English speaker to meet you with the keys and to show you around the house.
7. Arrivals after 2pm departures by 11am.Book
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