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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Maison Bleue is a granite farmhouse situated in the pretty village of Melle, Brittany. Melle has a small shop and cafe where you can buy your daily baguette and croissants.
It is suitable for large families or groups of friends and sleeps 9 comfortably with extra sofa beds, a cot and high chair available if required. The house is spacious and well equipped, with a large private south facing garden with a selection of bikes, a trampoline and children's play area. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax or makes a great base to explore the beautiful countryside and coasts of Brittany and Normandy.
Nearest town, Louvigne du Desert, is a 10 minute drive away with banks, supermarkets, restaurants and patisseries and the historic town of Fougeres is only 20km.
The area has many activities nearby including fishing, horse riding, golf, country walks, a beautiful chateau with gardens and plenty of fun for children too including a local water/amusement park (20 min drive), zip wires & ropes, zoo and swimming pools. The nearest beach, Genet, is 35km away which overlooks Mont St. Michel or visit the beaches of St. Malo and Dinard on the Emerald Coast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 110 km, Nearest railway: Avranches 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
About this location
The Brittany region
The village is on the Normandy/Brittany borders of the region of Ille-et-Vilaine. It's regional capital is Rennes, a historic town with plenty to admire, visit the Museum of Fine Art, take in the exhibitions along the Champs Libres or the bustling Saturday weekly market.
The Emerald Coast stretches from the bay of Mont St Michel all the way to St. Briauc. You will find the popular ports of Cancale, St Malo and Dinard along this stretch of beautiful coastline. This area is renowned for its beaches, pretty villages and superb seafood, particularly oysters from Cancale.
St Malo is a walled port city, full of cafes and pavement restaurants, you can take a walk along the ramparts or stroll along one of the beaches or set sail on a traditional sailing ship. There is also the Grand Aquarium if the weather isn't so nice, where you can surround yourself by sharks and giant turtles in the underwater viewing tunnel. St. Malo looks out to Dinard, which has several beaches, a casino and thalassotherapy spa. Dinard is full of stunning buildings, restaurants and the main beach, Place de L'Ecluse is lined with stripy tents from June to September.
Well worth a visit is the pretty medieval town of Dinan, which sits on the River Rance. It's old buildings and cobbled streets are filled with boutiques, cafes and and there is a large weekly market on Thursdays. Take a walk on the cobbled streets down the hill to the river passing through character buildings with boutiques selling jewellery, pottery and paintings where you can end up on the river at one of the many cafes and restaurants.
St Malo/Dinard are about 1 hour 15 mins drive from Melle.
The village of Melle has been awarded two stars for its floral displays. It has a pretty church with a small cafe and shop next to it where you can have lunch or dinner and buy your daily bread from a local artisan baker.
20km away is the medieval town of Fougeres with its magnificent 12th century castle, explore the pretty old town Place du Marchix which is lined with half timbered houses. There are plenty of shops and restaurants and a lively weekly Saturday market. Just outside the town is Fougeres forest where you can hike, cycle or go horseriding. You will also find a sandy beach and lake with a watersports centre and mountain bike rental.
Nearby is La Chatellier where you will find the beautiful gardens of Haute Bretagne Floral Garden, you can wander round the themed gardens and enjoy a cup of tea or ice-cream at the Chateau.
Local towns are Vitre with its half timbered houses and fairytale castle dating from the 13th century and St Hilaire-du-Harcouet with plenty of shopping, weekly market and a large park with lakes, children's play area and mini golf.
Just outside the town of St James is the American Cemetery or less than a 90 minute drive are the D Day landing beaches well worth a day trip.
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7 Aug 2014
"A great place to stay"
The traditional farmhouse ' Maison Bleue' set in the pretty village of Melle, provided a great base in which to relax and unwind and from which to explore the nearby medieval towns and beach… More
25 Jun 2014
Perfect farmhouse. Four lovely bedrooms. TV. Blu ray player. Full broadband. Well equipped garden with excellent BBQ etc.Lovely large open plan living. Fully equipped kitchen. Supermarket in next town… More
29 May 2014
"Peaceful fantastic place"
We loved our stay at Maison Bleue and the pretty village of Melle. The house is very welcoming, spacious and comfortable with fantastic facilities and a large garden with views of the countryside. It is so peaceful and relaxing. There is a lovely local shop to get fresh bread daily!
We stayed for five days visiting the Normandy beaches, Mont St Michel and the medieval towns Fougeres and Dinan. There is so much to do here or you can just relax in the pretty garden that we have already booked to return with friends this September.
Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Maison Bleue and look forward to you returning again.
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