Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The house decorated and furnished to a high standard. The accommodation, grounds, facilities and the local area combine together to make La Haute Mancelière an ideal holiday location for families.
We offer the perfect place for you to explore the region or simply relax in the garden or around the 10m x 5m pool, which is enclosed and heated to 27°c, April - October. In the large 2 acre garden you can play badminton and football, or play boules on our 10m x 4m boules court. There is a play area for children with swings, a slide and a trampoline. We also have several adult/child bikes which you can use to explore the area during your stay here.
The property is in a superb location with many places of interest to visit, such as Mont St Michel, St Malo, Dinard and Dinan. It is only a 40 minute drive to the long sandy beaches of the beautiful Emerald coast. The nearest town, St Brice-en-Coglès, is only 3kms away.
We are located within easy reach of many French Channel ports and only 45 mins drive from Dinard and Rennes airports, both of which have low cost airline flights from the UK.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Malo 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 45 km, Nearest railway: Rennes 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Named after the barn owls which nest every year at La Haute Mancelière, the original farmhouse is a large, comfortable six bedroomed house with exposed beams which sleeps 12 people easily. The accommodation is made up of 3 double bedrooms (two of which are on the ground floor), 2 twin bed bedrooms and a bunk bedroom. There is a bathroom with bath and shower on the ground flooor (also separate wc) and on the first floor there is another shower-room and wc. Facilities include large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, TV (English and French), DVD and VCR. Outside there is a large private terrace with wooden garden furniture and a barbecue, looking out over the garden. Heating: Woodburning stove in the salon and solid fuel central heating. Check prices and availablilty of Les Chouettes.
|Further details outdoors|
The pool is open from April to October. It measures 10m x 5m with depths from 1m to 1.8 m and has roman steps for easy access in and out. The pool area is fully enclosed and has lockable double action security gates. The pool itself is fitted with an all weather cover which corresponds to the new French swimming pool security regulations. The cover is raised or fully removed during the day, but when lowered the pool is transformed into an indoor pool - so if the weather is cool you can still enjoy a swim in comfort! It also keeps the pool temperature very warm, so it's comfortable to swim in even in spring and autumn. The pool is heated to 27°c (even in Spring and Autumn!)
Sunbeds, cushions and parasols are provided for guests to use for relaxing around the pool.
Separate patio and barbecue areas
Every cottage has its own patio area with a lovely view out to the garden. Barbecues, tables, chairs and parasols are provided for each cottage.
The 2 acres of lawned garden are ideal for families to picnic in, or play sports such as cricket, rounders, football and badminton.
There is a trampoline (3m diameter) with safety net and a play area for young children,with swings and a slide.
At the back of the pool, there is a 10m x 4m boules court near a small orchard, with apple, pear, plum, peach and hazelnut trees.
Swimming pool open April - October
The Brittany region
The property is only 45 minutes drive from the long sandy beaches of the Emerald coast between St Malo and Cancale. There are also lots of historical towns to explore - Fougères, only 15kms away boasts the largest medieval castle in Europe. Dinan and St Malo, both fine examples of beautiful medieval towns are close by to explore. No holiday is complete without a trip to Mont St Michel only 20kms away. We are only 1h30 mins drive from the Normandy beaches and Bayeux.
The surrounding countryside offers many lovely walks and cycle rides, many through established forests which characterize the countryside of the Fougères region. There are at least 4 golf couses within a 45 minute drive of the property for golf enthusiasts and a fishing lake close by for anyone wishing to catch fresh trout for the barbecue!
Tremblay 4kms away, the nearest village, has an 11th Century Church, as well as shops and bars. St Brice-en-Cogles is also only 4km away and this is a larger village with supermarket and restaurants.
The forest of Villecartier is only a 10 minute drive and as well as offering many different walks, there are electronic boats, pony rides and a new attraction, a tree walking 'Parc Acrobatique' high in the trees where you complete a course of varying difficulty whilst attached by a safety harness to overhead cables.
There is also a bar/restaurant at the lakeside.
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5 Sep 2013
"Ideal base for rural getaway in N.E. Brittany."
We stayed here as an extended family of 8 adults in August 2013. There was plenty of room for this number of people but any more would be a squeeze. There are 6 bedrooms, 4 upstairs and 2 downstairs… More
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