Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our Gite is situated in the medium sized village of Collinee only a 15 minute drive from the famous historical town of Moncontour, 40 minutes from Dinan and 30 minutes from the wonderful sandy beaches at Val Andre. It is easy to get to from the UK as it is less than 1 hour from St Malo and Dinard Airport. Lake Bomeleac is 30 km away and has a man made beach, boating, fishing and swimming. Jugon les Lacs (www.jugon-le-lacs.com) is a 20 minute drive away and is an ideal place for cyclists as there are cycle routes mapped out for all abilities - we did one whilst towing a cycle trailer with two small children. It is also a lovely place to stop for lunch or coffee. There is a children's playground and an outdoor swimming pool.
It is easy to get to Lamballe, which is a small town with good restaurants, shops and cafes, and an indoor swimming pool that has a baby pool, normal pool and pool with a current, ideal for days when the weather is not so good. In the other direction is Loudeac which also has an indoor pool, with an indoor water slide, which is a great hit with the children. St Malo aquarium is another place to go when the weather is not good enough for the beach.
The house is ideal for families, including those with very young children as the house has a travelcot, portable stair gate and Stokke high chair. The garden is also secure as it is surrounded by picket fencing and the side gate has a padlock.
On the first floor are three bedrooms – one double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and two twin bedrooms, there is also a separate family bathroom with a bath and shower.
The Ground floor is open plan with a well equipped kitchen with everything you need including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, built-in oven and hob, large stainless sink, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and a full set of cooking utensils, china and cutlery. There is a sitting area, with two sofas, a TV with UK satellite channels a DVD/CD player and a docking station for an I pod. The dining area has a table and 6 dining chairs.
The south facing garden is a wonderful sun trap and is a lovely place to sit and share a bottle of wine on the large decked area in the evening. There is garden furniture, including table and chairs and a barbecue. The garden is small with a large decked area, the rest of the garden area is laid to lawn.
Collinee itself is a delightful small village with a wonderful boulangerie, bank and mini Carrefour, all of which are within a 5 minute walk from the gite.
White fluffy towels are supplied, as are tea towels and oven gloves. There is also a selection of toys, (girls and boys), DVDs, including children's DVDs and CDs. Guide books are left at the property for our guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 30 km, Nearest railway: Lamballe 10 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||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), 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
Brittany / Cotes-D' Armour is a beautiful part of France. The superb coastline of pleneuf Val Andre, Erquy and Sables-d'or-lespin is a must for any visitor.
The area boasts many historical places to visit ,on top of any list would be the famous city of Rennes nicknamed the Athens of Brittany.
For many people the rugged coastline with its fabulous sandy bays and rocky coves leaves a lasting impression.
In Collinnee the local general store, pharmacy and boulangerie are all within walking distance of the house, as are the, bars, bank and post office.
Collinee is situated between Loudeac and Lamballe and less than 20km from Moncontour, which is a delightful medieval town, with wonderful photo opportunities. Both Loudeac and Lamballe have swimming pools, which are ideal for both children and adult swimmers. Lamballe has good shops and a wonderful creperie in the centre.
Jugon du lacs is a twenty minute drive away with an outdoor swimming pool, boating and lovely picnic facilities. There are also many cycle routes around the lake, ask at the tourist office for suggested numbered cycle routes. The fantastic family friendly beaches of Cotes d Amour are a thirty minute drive away.
Dinan is forty minutes away and is a favourite day trip, with its historic port, shops and restaurants.