About the home
The cottage is 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 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St Malo, 60km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
A spacious, three bedroom cottage, with exposed beams, which sleeps 6 to 8 people . Ideal for a family plus grandparents! Two double bedrooms, one of which is located on the ground floor, plus a large children's room with 2 single beds and bunk beds. A shower room, with separate toilet is located on the ground floor, with a second toilet on the first floor. Fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, TV (English and French), DVD and VCR. Outside there is a private terrace and dining area, complete with wooden garden furniture and barbecue. Heating : Open fire and electric Acova radiators
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
Refundable breakage deposit of £200, 25% deposit required at time of booking, balance payable 6 weeks before rental start date.
The Brittany / Ille-et-Vilaine 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 Fougeres / Tremblay area
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.
How to get there
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The cottages are situated near to the Brittany /Normandy border
Ferries: We are in easy reach of several ferry ports. Here are the approximate drive times from the ports to La Haute Mancelière:
St. Malo* (from Portsmouth & Jersey) – 45 mins - Brittany Ferries Condor
Caen* (from Poole/Portsmouth) – 1hr 30 mins - Brittany Ferries
Cherbourg* (from Poole/Portsmouth/Rosslare) – 2 hours - Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries
Le Havre (from Portsmouth) - 2 hrs 30 mins - LDLines
Roscoff* (from Plymouth & Rosslare) – 3 hours - Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries
Dieppe* (from Newhaven) – 4 hours - Transmanche Ferries
Boulogne (from Dover) - 4 hrs 30 mins - Speedferries
Calais (from Dover)– 5 hours - Eurotunnel P&O Sea France
* If you do book one of our cottages, we can obtain discounted ferry crossings for you all year round on these ferry routes.
By Air: The closest airports to us are Dinard and Rennes.
Dinard (45mins drive) - daily flights from London Stansted and East Midlands - Ryanair
Rennes (45 mins drive) flights from Southampton - Flybe, from Cardiff - AirWales
Nantes (1hr 30 mins drive) flights from Dublin, Shannon, London Stansted, East Midlands - Ryanair
Air France have connections from London via Paris.
By Rail: The TGV to and from Paris calls at Rennes - SNCF
By Road: The A84 is the motorway that links the Normandy ports to our area. We are only 10 minutes drive from J30 (Saint Brice-en-Coglès) of the A84.
Activities near Fougeres
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
20 May 2012
We have just returned from this beautiful gite and have had the best holiday. The accommodation, location and facilities were superb and there was so much to do in the surrounding area to keep both... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||25 Jan 13||25 May 13||€ 504||€ 137||€ 252||2 Nights|
|Mid season||25 May 13||13 Jul 13||€ 714||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1260||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 714||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||€ 483||€ 137||€ 231||1 Night|
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