Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
A spacious and recently converted stable house set in a tranquil hamlet on the edge of the forest of Juigne just 14kms from the historic town of Chateaubriant.
Situated in the heart of peaceful countryside this gite is the perfect location for a relaxing French holiday, whether you want to explore the Loire Valley or simply relax in the picturesque gardens enjoying croissants and wine.
Recently restored the gite has many original features including shuttered windows, tiled floors, oak beams and exposed stone walls whilst also offering modern comforts including electric heating, British Sky Television, Dvd and Cd/radio.
The downstairs is open plan and airy with a large wood burning stove. The kitchen area is fully fitted and well equipped with gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and fondue and raclette sets.
The living room has two large comfortable sofas, perfect for a relaxing evening in front of the fire with a good book from the library.
Upstairs is the bathroom and two double bedrooms one with a double bed and a single bed and the other provides a double bed with an additional futon. Bed linen and towels are provided.
The back door of the gite leads directly onto the picturesque patio which then extends onto the large secluded garden. The patio is equipped with table and chairs, barbeque, sun loungers,
The on site owners are always happy to help, but fully respect their guest's privacy.
Off Road Parking
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 70 km, Nearest railway: Angers 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Brittany region
La Teillais is well situated being just an hour's drive from Rennes, Angers, Nantes and Laval, the main towns in the area. The cottage provides an excellent base for touring the Loire Valley with its magnificent chateaux and famous vineyards. Locally you can sample the vast selection of cheese, crepes, galettes, cider and wines and of course the Chateaubriant steak.
The coastal resort of La Baule with its 5km long sandy beach is known as the St Tropez of the North and just a little further along the coast are the salt marshes of Guerande which produces a crystalised salt.
Rennes is the capital of Brittany with its 17th Century houses in the old town. It has the largest market in the area with a good selection of shops and museums and is an impressive place to visit.
Angers has lovely old buildings, the old town has cobbled streets, the huge mediaeval castle with its impressive and unusual towers, houses the Apoclaypse Tapestry, the largest mediaeval tapestry in the world.
The cottage is 14kms from the historic town of Chateaubriant, with a beautiful chateau 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. For the serious sportsperson there is a good selection of golf courses, fishing lakes and horseriding stables, as well as Ten Pin Bowling and Go Karting. For the less serious, there are a number of open air swimming pools, swin golf and crazy golf. There are also a number of horse racing tracks, offering race meetings including trotting races, throughout the summer season.
There are of course, local weekly markets and many vide greniers (car boots)and fetes most weekends during the summer.