Two attractive, traditional, stone, highly appointed Brittany Cottages set within own grounds in peaceful, rural surroundings with open undulating countryside, yet close to all amenities. Heated swimming pool open during season. Cottages sleep up to 14 plus 2 cots.
The cottages are south facing and enjoy delightful views across meadowland and nestle alongside a copse. Enclosed landscaped grounds to the front of the properties. A perfect location to relax in tranquil surroundings.
Saturday changeover. Also available for short breaks - Cheap flights with Ryanair from London Stansted or Luton to Dinard.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Julloville/Carolles 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 70 km, Nearest railway: Avranches 27 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (10), Cots (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Cottages are located on the Brittany / Normandy Borders -
Brittany - Places to visit
The lovely medieval town of Dinan with its quaint cobbled streets and timber-framed houses is under an hour's drive away. Below the ramparts is the Old Port on the River Rance with its jostling stone houses and gothic bridge. Cycling and boat hire available.
North of Dinan on the Emerald Coast is the walled city of St Malo. Here you will find sandy beaches and safe waters for swimming. Enjoy some shopping, try one of the many open-air restaurants or wander around the yacht marinas. Take a day trip to Jersey or Guernsey or stay in St Malo to take in the colour, vibrancy and atmosphere of this delightful city.
Heading east along the coast is Cancale, famous for its oysters. The oyster beds are visible at low tide and shellfish are sold along the harbourside. The many restaurants have lovely views over the port where you can pass an evening trying the local specialities.
Normandy - Places to visit
Le Mont St Michel is a popular tourist attraction and world heritage site - an impressive abbey on a rock island reached by a causeway whose origins date back over a 1000 years. Climb up narrow winding streets with shops and museums on either side. At the top is the abbey church known as
La Merveille - the Marvel with its beautiful cloisters. Walk the ramparts and see the chefs making the famous "La Mère Poulard" omelettes then try the dish in the restaurant. Take a guided walk across the sands (14 kms bare feet!) and view the island of Tombelaine.
Other places to visit:
Avranches - Lovely gardens, overlooking the Bay of Mont St-Michel, illuminated manuscripts from the Mont, D-Day Museum, General Patton's tank still adorns the main square of the town. Good shops and restaurants.
Granville - Old port with good fish restaurants - try a thermal bath, visit
Christian Dior's house and gardens, take a boat trip to the bird sanctuaries of the Chaussey Islands where most of the granite was quarried to build Mont St-Michel and St Malo.
Villedieu-les-Poêles - literally "God's Town of the Frying Pans", famous for copper and pewter and one of the few remaining bell foundries in Europe.
St-Hilaire-du-Harcouët - excellent street market on Wednesdays.
D-Day - American cemetery at St James, German mausoleum near
Mont St-Michel, further afield the D-Day beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.
Located in a small hamlet on the borders of the Departments of Ille-et-Vilaine (Brittany) and Manche (Normandy) these two traditional Breton cottages are set in peaceful rural surroundings with open undulating countryside yet are close to all amenities.
South facing, they enjoy delightful views across meadowland and nestle alongside a beautiful copse. To the front of the properties is an enclosed courtyard and landscaped grounds and to the rear our own field. Within easy reach is the Normandy town of St James (approximately 4 kms) which is famous for "Tricot St James", a celebrated manufacturer of high quality leisurewear.
St James will accommodate your everyday needs with its well-stocked supermarket and out of town hypermarket with petrol station, street market (Mondays), post office, banks, bakers/patisseries, bistro, bars and good restaurants.