Le Soleil near Mont St Michel
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Only 25kms from Mont St Michel. An idyllic setting in a rural location yet within easy reach of the many picturesque attractions of Brittany. St Malo with stunning beaches, Cancale the oyster capital of Europe, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe. Dinan a jewel of a medieval town and Rennes with the largest market in France.
This location offers something for everyone: magnificent beaches,, spectacular countryside, great restaurants, historical sites and a host of water sports, horse riding and cycling and walking.
Each gite comes fully equipped, furnished with Breton antiques. Satellite TV French and English and free WiFi internet access. Garden furniture and barbeques are provided. Bread, Croissants and delicious gateaux are delivered to the hamlet twice a week. Board games, boules and badminton available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Malo 49 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 43 km, Nearest railway: Rennes 37 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|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, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Kitchen with halogen hob and electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier and fully equipped for all your cooking requirements including cafetiere. Ironing board iron, clothes line outside and hoover.
The lounge has a beautiful Breton style table and 8 chairs, comfy armchairs and sofa and a Godin wood burning stove. Satellite TV, DVD and wired internet access.
There is a downstairs toilet and shower room.
Upstairs bedroom 1 has 2 single beds.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space with room for an additional bed if required.
Bedroom 3 has 1 double bed and 1 single and hanging space.
The cottages are centrally heated upstairs and the log burning fires will be lit before your arrival during the Winter months to ensure a warm welcome. Each cottage has a variety of board games and holiday reading to suit all ages. 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'.
A generous welcome pack is provided on arrival with essentials including homemade jam, milk tea and coffee and of course a bottle of wine.
|Further details outdoors|
There are lawned areas for children to play on including a badminton area. BBQs are provided and plenty of garden furniture . 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.
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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6 Jun 2014
"A fabulous place to retreat to with family and friends"
We stayed with our two young children and another family at Le Soleil and it was perfect for our stay in so many ways. The accommodation was excellent - comfy beds, lovely new bathroom, cosy woodburne… More
21 May 2012
"Charming French Farmhouse in Ardilloux near Mont St Michel"
I stayed with Judy and Graham over New Years 2010-2011. I brought my two sons age 9 and 14 to France for the first time. The House is in the tiny charming hamlet of Ardilloux, with almost all of Britt… More
19 Apr 2012
"Comfy gite, caring owners."
We stayed for two weeks and were joined by friends in the second week. The gite is well equipt and very comfortable. It was a joy to return there after the days activities. Tremblay in the Ile e… More
30 Mar 2012
"Authentic typical cottage in a tranquil haven plus friendly hosts"
Rural, tranquil haven. A beautiful authentic cottage packed with charm. I felt completely relaxed sipping wine in the gardent whilst looking out over the sunbathed horizon. What I liked most was the f… More