Les Etables aux Hirondelles is in a cluster of 4 Gites at La Julerie which is located in a quiet rural setting, yet near historic towns and marvellous coast with safe sandy beaches and outstanding scenery. Family friendly with all the equipment for infants freely available. Indoor heated pool. Each Gite has its own patio with wooden garden furniture and Weber barbeques and a lawned area, which then open up to a larger area shared by all. Only 35 minutes from St Malo ferry port and owners can help guests obtain 20% discount on Brittany Ferry tickets
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||St Jacut (20 min drive 18 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 20 km, Nearest railway: Languenan/Corseul 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Places to visit less than an hour's drive from La Julerie
Mont St Michel- the world famous abbey on top of a rocky outcrop off the coast
Moncontour and historic small hilltop town.
Rennes the capital of Brittany.
Guingamp, a cultural centre and the home to the annual Breton folk Dancing assembly
Both Dinan and Moncontour hold Medieval Fetes during July or August, alternating between the towns each year. Moncontour is in 213, Dinan 2014 etc.
La Julerie is 2 km from the village of Corseul, and about 9 km from the ancient town of Dinan. Corseul is situated to the west of Dinan on the main road to Plancoët a further 8 km from Corseul.
La Julerie is about 18 km from the coast which offers a large number of excellent sandy beaches; the tides along this coast are some of the largest in the world with rises/falls measuring over 13 metres on the Spring Tides, so when the tide is out, it goes out a long way and this does restrict swimming. It does however make it very easy and pleasurable to walk over to the little island of Les Ebihans off the headland at St Jacut when the tide is out. There is car parking space on and near the headland and also a notice board with information on the tide times and also about making the crossing safely.
Places of interest
St Malo, a walled town, very popular with the yachting world and tourists. Whilst the walls appear old, the town was in fact flattened by the Allies during the War and rebuilt afterwards. The restaurants around the walls can be expensive but are considered to be good and are very popular. A walk around the walls is well worth the effort. Don't drive in within the walls unless you enjoy narrow one-way streets jammed with walkers! It is far better to “Park and Ride”; you will see signs for La Navette which is their park and ride. A warning, during the summer the bridge across the barrier on the river Rance will be closed on the hour for up to 20 minutes to allow the yachts to pass in and out of the basin. Take note if you are taking the ferry from this port.
Dinard is a very smart resort; it was popular with the Edwardians and has a genteel splendour. It boasts a casino, and several lovely beaches. There is a Thalassa therapy complex (a good place for the wives to spend a ½ day enjoying the seawater therapy treatments whilst their husbands are playing golf!). Market days are Tuesday and Saturday, this is certainly the best market I know, you will find a good selection of all types of fish- especially shellfish and oysters- fresh fruit and veg including stalls of organically grown veg and all the usual items of clothing. It is a “chic market”. Parking can be a problem but we can find a space with minimal waiting in the car park just to the northwest of the market place, there is also an underground car park beneath the market halls- parking is free.
Dinan Our favourite, a medieval walled town with lots of shops and sights to see. Take a walk through the English gardens to view the river running alongside the town before taking the walk down the cobbled street Rue Jezrubel to the port. This street has an interesting array of craftsmen's shops and workshops. Market day is Thursday, again good selections of food, but the market has a much more urban feel to it than Dinard. Just below the car park near to the old Tower there is a garden area where there is an area with a miniature zoo (several small animals in enclosures) which will appeal to young children