Les Gîtes de La Touche-Le Bois
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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
La Touche Gîtes 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.
Consisting of 2 self contained, well-appointed, newly renovated cottages catering for up to 4-6 people and 4 people respectively.
Le Bois - Catering for 4-6 people - **PLEASE NOTE - This is the booking page for Le Bois Gîte only**
Le Chanvril - Catering for 4 people
The Gîtes are available on a weekly basis or minimum 3 nights depending on the time of year.
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 parking
There 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 the 2nd Gite, Chanvril, allows 1 to 2 families, or 8-10 friends 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 fort hose 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)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 27 km, Nearest railway: St Malo 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), 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, Wheelchair users|
The Brittany region
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 or the country trails that lead to other villages and hamlets along the Rance - La Ville Ger, Le Bas Champs, La Chapelle de Mordreuc
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.
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17 Aug 2014
"Relaxing french rural retreat great base to explore region"
We had a lovely summr holiday here, great for our five year old daughter , who loved meeting the resident goats .The garden and gite were spacious and real feel of the french countryside, with the benefit of easy access to the pretty coast resorts, the local ports along the river Rance, as well as all thebeautiful historic towns close by. Kate and Marc were very friendly and helpful and their relaxed approach made us feel very welcome.
13 Jul 2014
"Wonderful stay in lovely surroundings."
We really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful location. The gite is well furnished and comfortable. Yes the stairs are steep and this is to be expected - just take care. Lots of places to see nearby… More
30 Jun 2014
"Great Holiday Gite in Britanny"
This gite was a wonderful base for our holiday in Britanny. The facilities are excellent, the gite is set in peaceful and beautiful surroundings and is within easy walking distance of both the town and the river Rance. Trips to Dinan, St Malo and other great places were easily accessible along quiet well maintained highways. This holiday met all our expectations and, despite the locations distance from our home in New Zealand, we look forward to a future visit.
28 May 2014
"Great holiday and gite"
fosteramaWe stayed for two weeks at le Bois. Facilities included washing machine. Tv. Biomass wood burner that provided good heat. Dishwasher, comfy beds. Quiet surroundings with lovely dawn chorus. A… More
24 May 2014
"Lovely Gite for a Brittany stay"
Recently stayed at La Touche, Le Bois with elderly relatives. The Gite is one of 2 in a newly renovated 300 year old barn. It is very modern and has everything you need in the kitchen and the bedrooms… More
21 Apr 2014
"Beautiful Location with welcoming hosts"
Spotless gite, beautiful rural location. Close to St Malo, Dinan and Dinard. Excellent washing machine with built in clothes dryer function, very handy when travelling. Many places advertise clothes dryer and it is only a fold out rack. Excellent secure parking. A wonderful Boulangerie in the village. The owners are wonderful and nothing was a bother. Stairs to bedroom were steep. Environmental "pellet" heater was brilliant, press a button and you had instant heat, and no smoke smells. Sitting outside watching the sunset a real delight. Beach nearby. Plenty of nearby golf courses, DInard Golf Course had amazing views. Can highly recommend this gite.
13 Jan 2014
"Formidable séjour : Noël en Bretagne"
Très beau gîte, très bien rénové selon normes BBC. Spacieux, décoration avec beaucoup de goût et sobre, ce qui permet de s'approprier les locaux. Excellent accueil, nous avons pu apprécie… More
9 Nov 2013
"Family reunion in Brittany"
We recently stayed for two nights at La Touché as we were visiting our daughter who is currently living in Brittany and were welcomed by Kate & Marc as one of their family. The accommodation was just perfect being a very spacious modern apartment, spotlessly clean and with everything you could want and more! a bottle of complimentary local cider was chilling for us in the fridge. We explored the local town of Pleudihen Sur Rance which is only a short walk away and very quaint. We also had a full days sightseeing around Dinan and Saint Malo and caught the local bus from town which was very easy, a fantastic! days outing.
We would highly recommend La Touché to anyone visiting this area as it is a great location to explore from together with wonderful accommodation and Kate and Marc are amazing hosts.
22 Oct 2013
i would recomend this to everyone who wants a lovely relaxing helpfull holiday and is also very well equiped for dissabled and kate is very helpful and lovely .
22 Sep 2013
"Perfect gite in a perfect area!"
We have just returned from 2 weeks here, the gite was easy to find and Kate was waiting for us to show us in. Kate and Marc were more than helpful in checking we had everything we needed and suggesting days out. The gite was converted recently and was both modern and really well decorated. As we had a young baby (a cot was provided!) we ate in a lot and had no problem in cooking, It was equipped with everything we could possibly need. We had some lovely evenings in, we almost wanted it to be a bit colder so we could use the fire!
The location was perfect with so much to explore nearby, towns and beaches.
I will definitely recommend to friends and family.
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