La Lune near Mont St Michel
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
La Lune is perfect for couples or families . It is an ideal location to get away from it all and perfect for walking or cycling.
The property is ideally located for visiting the beaches of Normandy and Brittany- all within 30 mins. There are many stunning coastal villages including St. Suliac which is listed as one of the prettiest villages of Ille et Vilaine. Cancale the oyster capital of Europe is also only a 40 mins drive away. The famous medieval walled town of St. Malo overlooking a large harbour and beautiful sandy beach is only an hours drive. Mont St Michel is a magnificent spectacle only 25 mins drive
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||lakeside beach near Fougeres 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is centrally heated upstairs and the log burning fires will be lit before your arrival during the Winter months to ensure a warm welcome. Cottage has a variety of board games and holiday reading to suit all ages. There are lawned areas for children to play on although children should be supervised at all times as whilst this is a quiet hamlet and the houses are off road the occasional car and tractor do pass by.
Our French neighbours are very welcoming. The property is an ideal location for exploring and the English owners have an in depth knowledge of the area -they are also French speaking and live on the site. They will be available to help and advise. There are 5 other houses in the hamlet all owned by French so this is an ideal opportunity to experience 'the real French experience'
|Further details outdoors|
La Lune has its own garden furniture, private space and barbecue. Plenty of space for badminton or simply relaxing outside. There is also a garden across the country road looking over corn fields and containing a newly renovated bread oven.
This is a tranquil area to sit during the evenings and watch the beautiful sunset. Our nearest town 5 minutes drive is Tremblay which has some attractive houses from the 11th century. There are 2 restaurants , a well-stocked Spar shop and a boulangerie there which delivers bread and croissants to the hamlet twice a week.
A generous welcome pack is provided containing some goodies including of course a bottle of wine. Tea ,coffee, sugar ,milk and all your basic cooking requirements such as herbs and cooking oil are provided.
The Brittany region
Ille-et-Vilaine is the region in the East of Brittany bordering with Normandy. The beautiful emerald coast stretches from the bay of Mont St Michel to St Briac sur Mer linking the ports of Cancale, St Malo and Dinard.
The old walled town of St Malo is one of the France's great attractions, its rampart walls hide a charming town known for good restaurants and pavement cafés. There is quite a lot to see in St. Malo alone and you can walk along the magnificent ramparts and walk on the stunning sandy beach when the tide is out.
The regional capital, Rennes has an elegant old quarter with a huge Saturday market, enjoy superb oysters from Cancale and the excellent golf in Dinard. The property is ideally located for visiting the beaches of Normandy and Brittany,There are many stunning coastal villages including St. Suliac which is listed as one of the prettiest villages of Ille et Vilaine. Cancale the oyster capital of Europe is also only a 40 mins drive away. The famous medieval walled town of St. Malo overlooking a large harbour and beautiful sandy beach is only an hours drive. Mont St Michel is a magnificent spectacle only 20 mins drive away.
Fougeres is twenty five minutes away and is the site of the largest medieval castle in Europe. It has an 11th century quarter where you can see kiwi and banana plants growing in a micro-climate between timber-framed buildings as well as having a relaxing meal or drink outside the castle walls. On the hilltop above, the 15th century part of the town overlooks the beautiful public gardens. There is a market in the shopping streets on Saturday and restaurants, cafes and bars are accessible in cobbled streets and squares. Just to the north of Fougeres there is an inland lake and man-made sandy beach in a forest for swimming and relaxing. The cottage is also situated approximately 1 mile from the pretty village of Tremblay with its boulangerie, cafes and restaurants and within easy reach of the many picturesque attractions of Brittany. This location offers something for everyone: magnificent beaches for sun-worshippers, spectacular countryside for nature lovers It also offers some of the world's greatest wines, haute cuisine for gourmets, an abundance of culture for art lovers and tranquillity for the stressed. A local forest, Ville Cartier has an impressive leisure area with a lake, horses and organised tree climbing and zip wiring for adults and children. Lake Boulot is fifteen minutes away and has boating activities and a shoreside cafe. Pretty villages and towns abound, sporting beautiful streetside floral displays.
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7 Oct 2012
"A cosy and relaxing holiday"
The perfect gite for a small family with a lovely log fire for those cold evenings. Judi & Graham are extremely welcoming and helpful, any problems encountered with the gite were dealt with immediately. Our son especially enjoyed picking the fruit from their trees and spotting all the local tractors.
We found plenty to see and do in the area, including La Bourbansais (chateau & zoo) which is great for kids of all ages. There is an aquarium in St Malo. Cancale is a nice place to go for a meal. Of course the main attraction is Mont St Michel and even with a two year old in tow, it was a great day out.
30 Sep 2012
"Relaxation in idyllic surroundings"
Our holiday in Ardilloux was a memorable experience. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home and relaxed. The surrounding countryside and picturesque hamlet of Ardilloux are wonderful. We were met by the owners, Judi and Graham, who couldn't have been more helpful. A welcome basket of local produce was fantastic.
La Lune is a very comfortable accommodation, supplied with all essentials for a happy and relaxing stay in rural France. It was very clean and well maintained and provided ample space for four people. We explored many places of interest and were supplied with helpful information from Judi and Graham, which made our visits even more special.
We also thoroughly enjoyed the produce from local markets and restaurants.
We very much look forward to another visit and are confident that a holiday, in whatever season, will be equally as comfortable and exciting.
27 Sep 2012
"Very welcoming and friendly"
We enjoyed a lovely week at la lune. It is in a very pretty area with lots of lovely places to visit. I would say St.Malo and Mont st Michel are a must. The owners were first class hosts nothing too much trouble they were great. We would definitely go back again.
29 Aug 2012
"Great cottage, wonderful location & first class hospitality!"
We have stayed in the sister cottage Le Soleil 2 years previous and enjoyed our holiday so much returned here again in 2012. The cottage is well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, oven, fridge etc and basic household goods are also supplied i.e. washing up liquid, detergent, toilet rolls etc. The owners who reside in the neighbouring cottage are fantastic, welcoming and completely accommodating! Nothing is too much trouble! A beautiful and very delicious welcome basket is provided and clean fresh towels and bed linen. We travelled with two little children aged 2 to 3 and the location is just perfect for long walks, relaxing in the garden or trips to visit the nearby horses/chickens. We felt very reassured and considered the village to be safe, friendly and picturesque. St Malo is approximately 45 minutes drive, however, the local village bakery is wonderful for fresh croissants and homemade bread. There is also a local supermarket. We will be returning again and recommend this gite for anyone wanting to experience a French style way of
Iife in beautiful surroundings.
24 Aug 2012
"Perfectly tranquil location, lovely hosts, beautiful gite."
We returned in June to La Lune for the 2nd time and couldn't wait to get there to relax again in the beautiful, peaceful hamlet of Ardilloux. The location is not only peaceful, being surrounded by lovely countryside, but ideally situated for discovering the stunning Brittany coast - we could return to Dinard again and again. Judi and Graham are friendly but not intrusive and extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area. If there is anything they don't know, they will find out for you. We hope to return soon to this idyllic spot.
14 Aug 2012
"An idyllic retreat in rural France with excellent hosts - we have returned again and again"
A French gite in a very small hamlet, that we have visited summer and winter. Very rural but within easy reach of beautiful countryside and coastline. The accommodation is very comfortable and the hosts friendly and always ready with helpful information and advice.
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