Les Gites de La Touche are located in the French town of Pleudihen-sur-Rance, perfectly positioned between the centre of town and the picturesque hamlet of Mordreuc on the banks of La Rance. 3 self-contained and newly renovated cottages – La Souillarde sleeps 2-4, Le Chanvril sleeps 4 and Le Bois sleeps 4-6. Le Bois - Catering for 4-6 people - **PLEASE NOTE - This is the booking page for Le Bois gîte only**The gîtes are available on a weekly basis or minimum 3 nights depending on the time of year. For groups – family and friends, who would like to holiday together or gather for a special occasion, there is the possibility of booking all 3 gîtes, catering for 14 people in total. Newly renovated in a 300 year old barn the gites are stylish and modern but retain features of their former life. The living area is open plan, light and welcoming. The gîtes are set in the coutryside within walking distance of the village centre, Mordreuc and coastal paths. Mordreuc has a beach and little port as well as a local seal who can be found sunbathing on the beach or jetty most days. The gites are set in large grounds and the surroundings are tranquil and peaceful.Le Bois gîte consists of;- Well appointed kitchen featuring electric cooker, oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave and toaster.- Large dining table- Spacious living area with french doors opening onto a paved courtyard- LCD TV and DVD player, stereo system- Wireless internet access (included)- Off-street parkingThere are 2 spacious bedrooms on the first floor in Le Bois - one with 1 double bed, the other with 2 single beds which can be joined to make a 160cm double if required. Like many old Breton houses, the stairs are quite steep. There is also a high quality sofa bed in the living room which can increase the capacity of the gîte to sleep 6 people in comfort. Renting one or both of the other gîtes here at La Touche, allows several families or groups of friends (up to 14) to enjoy a perfect holiday in charming Brittany.Le Bois has one bathroom with a large open shower. There is also an additional separate toilet to provide ample flexibility. Le Bois includes laundry facilities with an all in one washing machine and dryer. Heating is provided by an ecological wood burner using compressed wood pellets and a heat exchange extractor system which captures and reuses heat that is jettisoned by standard bathroom and kitchen extractor systems.Le Bois is accessible to those in wheelchairs as it was renovated to current French standards for disabled access. The wet room with a large open shower is on the ground floor and the living room contains a new and extremely comfortable sofa bed which converts easily and quickly into a bed for those who can't manage the stairs. Pure cotton linen and towels are provided.The Local Area:Pleudihen-sur-Rance is a picturesque location on the banks of a river - La Rance. A short walk of a few hundred metres and you reach the little hamlet of Mordreuc with it's port, safe swimming beach and resident seal. A few hundred metres the other direction and you are in Pleudihen. There are pretty coastal tracks meandering through the fields and along the tidal river Rance. The surrounding area has a long history and there are many sites not far away making Pleudihen-sur-Rance the perfect base to explore Brittany. Dinan is only 15mins by car and St Malo is 20mins. With interesting historical significance both are great to explore. Other sites of interest include Mont St Michel, Fort La Latte, Dinard, Cancale and Fougeres.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Cale de Mordreuc <1km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 27 km, Nearest railway: St Malo 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
Brittany has long been a favourite holiday destination for many, with it's granite coastline and endless beaches, Forts, Chateaus and a large collection of historic towns the area is steeped in history and offers a variety of attractions. Alongside this, the area is famous for its seafood, cider and traditional Breton beer.
Saint Malo: Famous walled city just 15minutes away. Originally a pirate town or "Corsaires" (legitimate pirates) with plenty to keep both young and old occupied.
Dinan: Beautiful medieval walled town just 10minutes away.
Dinard: Elegant seaside resort town founded by the British just 25 minutes away.
Mont Saint Michel: The second most visited monument in France (after the Eiffel Tour) just 40 minutes drive.
Fort La Latte: Medieval fortress/castle: 50mins
Cancale: Fishing village well known for its oysters just 25 minutes.
Rennes: Lively city of 250,000 people. The capital of Brittany - 50mins.
Fougeres: Huge medieval fortress - 1&1/2 hours
Pleudihen is close to many main routes- Caen-Brest highway and St Malo-Rennes.
Along the river Rance, Pleudihen-sur-Rance is a peaceful and tranquil place where "the plough and the Doris are a stone's throw" said Chateaubriand. The Doris is the traditional boat of the Rance which was used for cod-fishing in Newfoundland.
Enjoy the beach at Mordreuc, the hiking in the Val Hervelin and cycle or walk the country trails that lead to other villages and hamlets along the Rance - La Ville Ger, Le Bas Champs, La Chapelle de Mordreuc, Port Lyvet, Dinan.
The Rance Valley has always been known for its variety of apples and the quality of its cider. The Cider Museum shows the traditional methods of cider making and you can taste (dégust) their ciders, whilst the modern and large cider factor, Val de Rance, has sales from their cellar door.