Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Brittany countryside 'far from the maddening crowd' but with all amenities available close by. This is the ideal location for those seeking the real taste of rural France where you can swim in the heated pool, kick a ball in the field, barbecue on the terrace and enjoy quiet family evenings unwinding with a glass of wine. Locally you will find traditional French markets, lakes with great walks and fishing, magical historical features such as La Roche aux Fees (an ancient dolmen), the chateaux at Vitre, Fougeres, Chateaubriant and Chateaugiron. In contrast within half hour's drive, Rennes, the vibrant capital of Brittany.
The fully equipped cottage is part of the owner's retirement home and sits in 1.5 acres of private gardens and has been sympathetically restored to offer true relaxation for all the family.
On the ground floor:
Large carpeted lounge with patio door leading to the cottage's own private garden with gated access to the field and heated swimming pool. There is also a collection of books.
Double bedroom carpeted with one double and one single bed, wardrobe, dressing table.
Large kitchen diner tiled with large farmhouse table and seating for nine people.
Family bathroom, tiled, with shower over the bath, sink and toilet.
Two further bedrooms, wood flooring throughout, one with double bed, wardrobe, dressing table,rug and the other with two single beds, wardrobe, dressing table, rug and both with en-suite shower rooms, sink and toilet
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Malo 85 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 30 km, Nearest railway: Retiers 4 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, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The swimming pool is available from May-September
Patio furniture is provided
Owners live on site and are able to answer any queries in English
Restricted mobility clients may benefit from the fact that there is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom
Plenty of parking in the courtyard outside the cottage
Welcome pack is provided
Tea towels are provided but not towels for personal use
The Brittany region
Before tourists were attracted to the many beaches of Brittany, many artists had already been struck by its beauty. Whether drawn to the megalithic Roche-aux-Fees or to the fortified castles at Fougeres, Vitre, Chateaugiron, lovers of ancient monuments will be spoilt for choice. The area abounds with lakes and forests providing many walks and cycle tracks and is a magnet for wildlife lovers. Being largely agricultural, the whole area offers peace and tranquility whilst still catering for the more active tourist with its easy access to the vibrant capital of Rennes. Enjoys a temperate climate - winters tend to be milder than in many parts of France and summers are normally warm and dry.
Retiers is a small town with a church, supermarket, bakeries, hairdressers, chemists, doctors and dentist. Small market on Saturday morning.
La Guerche de Bretagne is six miles away and is a larger town with all the facilities and a market on Tuesday morning.
Rennes is approximately 20 miles away and is serviced by a new dual carriageway link. It has a metro with free parking, making it very easy to shop and visit. One of the largest farmers' markets in France is held every Saturday morning.
Activities available are:
Swimming (Olympic size pool at Chateaubriant and public pool at La Guerche) Note: men and boys can only wear proper swimming trunks not shorts in all public pools in France.
Adventure activities - including tree top climbing.
Bastille Day is celebrated with food, a performance and dancing in the local park plus a firework display
Close-by at Martigne-Ferchaud there is an annual Etincelles Aquatique at the lake where local people perform a play over the lake to music and fireworks. Usually in early-mid August for three nights. This festival has become nationally famous and is an amazing spectable.
Local areas have their own agricultural festivals throughout the summer months