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Pinàbre - Ideal Holiday Home In The Brittany Countryside



Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Open plan Kitchen Diner Lounge

Farmhouse accommodation: Open plan kitchen/dining/living area, furnished with 2 and 3 seater sofa's, English / French TV, wood burning stove and electric radiators, decorated and furnished to a high standard. Small separate 2nd lounge with bed settee. Downstairs shower room, separate toilet and utility room.

Three bedrooms - one double and two twins, bathroom with full suite and separate shower.

The farmhouse is set in large private grounds, to the front is a large south facing courtyard with plenty of room for parking. There is a flower bedecked enclosed area to the front which has a large patio dining set and a gas barbecue, to the left is a raised lawn area with seating under the large pine tree (Pinàbre) which gives shade on those hot summer days. Through in to the children's play area where there are swings, outdoor table tennis, slide and trampoline etc. Walk through the fir trees into the large mowed field which is ideal for football, cricket, volleyball or a evening stroll. We have two barns attached to the farm so there is plenty of room to store your bikes etc.

We also run a 6 pitch camping & caravan site at the rear of Pinàbre, which is ideal for people whom like to invite friends or relatives with tents or caravans to join them on their holiday.

See owners website for details.


The surrounding area is ideal for walking and cycling along picturesque country lanes and tracks.

Local village of Plouguenast is only mile away which has all amenities including supermarket, boulanger, post office, banks, hairdresser, bars, small cinema, restaurants, cycle and canoe hire.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Ann

Hello, My name is Ann, along with my husband Ralph we have lived in Brittany for six years and are very much enjoying the life style and country living. Pinàbre is the name of our farmhouse which we take much pride in. We have decorated and put in updated fittings but have tried to retain the original look of the place, which we liked so much. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of Pinàbre, so each changeover I personally clean the farmhouse from top to bottom to ensure it sparkles for the next guests. We try to ensure that children enjoy their stay here by providing play equipment, so parents can relax whilst the children play in a safe and secure environment.

Ann purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Ann chose Loudeac area

We bought Pinàbre because of the feel of the place, it just felt like home, the surrounding area feels like a country park we never tire of walking round the area.

What makes this cottage unique

Pinàbre is set in large grounds giving plenty of space to relax.

Children have their own safe play area.

9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Peaceful Pinàbre

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had the most wonderful late summer stay in Pinàbre. We felt so at home the moment we walked through the door - Ralph and Ann have restored this Breton Farmhouse beautifully, retaining all of its original character whilst including those essential mod cons such as Wi-Fi and English TV, which our sons greatly appreciated.

Beautifully furnished, clean and spacious, Pinàbre is set in the most peaceful and delightful rural part of central Brittany, yet within easy reach of the coast and many other places of interest. Our trips out included the nearby medieval town of Moncontour, and the beautiful Lac de Guerledan. But you don’t even have to get in your car to enjoy the Breton countryside - we particularly enjoyed walking down to the village boulangerie for our morning baguette and croissants.

The only downside? A week was not enough! We are already looking forward to our next stay. Thank you so much Ralph and Ann for making us feel so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting this lovely family, looking forward to seeing them again.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Pinabre in the first week of August 2-16.

The lovely cottage had every thing we needed, offered a lot of privacy and outdoor space. A beautiful garden and terrace for sitting outside, offering places in the sun and in the shade. The gas BBQ was, like all other utensils, well maintained and in perfect condition. We also enjoyed the table tennis table. For younger children there are more game/playing options.

The advert describes the property very well and we found it in really excellent condition.

Ann and Ralph were perfect hosts and it was a pleasure talking to them about places to visit and things to see. We would definitely consider to return, if the opportunity arises.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet Theo and family. They made the most of Brittany, enjoying their days out from Pinàbre.
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Maravillosa estancia

  • 5 of 5

Los propietarios han sido gente muy amable y servicial. La casa tenía todo tipo de detalles y muy limpia. Se encuentra a una hora y pico del aeropuerto de Rennes, lugar ideal para hacer excursiones a las ciudades cercanas.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fue agradable para cumplir con esta familia , muy contento de que disfrutaron allí permanecen .
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Excellent Gite

  • 5 of 5

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc.? -YES fabulous gite

Was the property clean and well-maintained? - very well maintained and cleanliness of the highest standard

Did the owner provide good customer service? YES

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives? We will definitely recommend this gite to our friends and relatives and hope to return ourselves

What nearby activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike? - Josselin, Pontivy, Dinan and Moncontour all worth a visit. Creperie in Moncontour - lovely food.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graham & Sue were excellent guests, nice and easy to talk too. They left Pinàbre in a spotless condition. They are more than welcome to return.
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Pinàbre - Excellent place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We found Pinàbre to be a ideal place to stay.

Our two children loved the play area, we could relax in the garden knowing they were safe.

The farmhouse had everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay, it was well furnished and the main thing was we could relax. Ann and Ralph made us feel completly at home.

We will defiantley be returning to Pinàbre.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad the family enjoyed their stay, it was nice having them around.
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Days Away

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our late season holiday at Pinàbre.

Perfect spot for exploring the region.

Ann & Ralphwere the perfect hosts, giving us plenty of ideas as to where to visit, ensuring we were confortable in the lovely farmhouse.

Liked it that much we intend to return in 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to know people enjoyed there stay. Looking forward to meeting them again.
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"Nice town, great market Thursdays"

From the Owner

We bought Pinàbre because of the feel of the place, it just felt like home, the surrounding area feels like a country park we never tire of walking round the area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Plouguenast at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : St. Malo at 57 Miles Nearest Golf : Golf @ Val André at 26 Miles Nearest Train : Lamballe at 17 Miles Nearest Motorway : Loudeac N164 at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Plouguenast at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Pléneuf-Val-André, at 26 Miles Car: recommended

Pinàbre is situated in north eastern Brittany in the commune of Plouguenast the area has many beautiful walks and bicycle/riding tracks, kayaking and it's just half an hour away from the clean sandy beaches and safe swimming of the Brittany coast. Situated at the heart of a farming community this large friendly village has a good sized supermarket, a pharmacy, doctor, dentist, bank, florist, hairdresser, petrol station, individual shops, restaurants, cycle & canoe hire.

The ancient town of Moncontour with its cobbled streets and amazing architecture is just a ten minute drive away with excellent restaurants – well worth a visit,

Our local town is Loudeac a ten minute drive east - a growing town with excellent road links & many facilities including weekly market, superstores, water park, riding and sporting facilities along side a large forest.

Pinàbre is ideally positioned in central Brittany to visit the areas many tourist attractions.

Lamballe - The main square ‘Place de Martray’ hosts a weekly market on Thursday mornings. Adjoining the square is a branch of the national stud for the Breton workhorses

Pleneuf Val Andre - Picturesque fishing harbour with nearby shops, cafés and casino are well worth a visit.

Sable D’Or offers all you could need for a day at the beach.

Jugon les Lacs - home to a multitude of water sports, fishing, windsurfing, sailing etc.

Binic & Etables-sur-Mer both highly recommended by our guests for the marina and beach.

Lac de Guerledan - situated approximately 25 miles from Pinàbre, this magnificent stretch of water surrounded by trees is one of the finest sights in inland Brittany. Because the lake is over 8 miles long it has been divided up into sections for the various water sports such as sailing, water skiing, jet ski etc. There are three small beaches which offer safe bathing for children.

Abbey de Bon Repos - situated approximately 26 miles from Pinàbre, the remains of this 12th Century Abbey and it's grounds are open to the public. It is situated right on the banks of the Nantes to Brest canal. On a Sunday morning the Abbey hosts the 'artisan market' where you can purchase fresh fruit and produce from the local farmers.

Forges Des Salle - situated approximately 26 miles from Pinàbre, this hamlet is tucked away at the bottom of a wooded valley and was the site of the iron/steel industry in the 18th and 19th Century. Visit the former homes of the workers which are furnished according to their original style. At the top of the terraced pleasure gardens there is a splendid view over the valley and the various stretches of water within it.

Pontivy - situated approximately 23 miles from Pinàbre, the old capital of the Rohan family, Pontivy still has the Chateau which was built during the 15th Century. The old town has narrow winding streets centred around 'Place du Matray'. In contrast the geometrical new town was laid out be Napoleon. Pontivy has many shops and is home to a regular Monday market. The Nantes to Brest Canal runs through Pontivy and is an ideal place for peaceful country walks

Medieval Dinan - Narrow streets, cobbled roads, medieval halftimber houses and shops set the scene. Large weekly market held every Thursday gives the place a great atmosphere. The obscure ‘Port of Dinan’ is well worth discovering for its fine assortment of waterfront restaurants

Pirate port of St Malo – an amazing walled citadel hides a maze of shops, restaurants and bars.

Mont St Michel - a must, steeped in history with breathtaking views from the abbey.

Rennes - the capital for shopping and culture, with a mixture of old and modern is sure to appeal to all tastes.

Numerous local lakes and forests provide plenty of choice for the walking & cycling enthusiast.

Access is so easy via the ferries of St Malo which arrive from Portsmouth, Poole and the Channel Islands or Dinard airport with its regular RyanAir flights. If that's not enough, in easy reach are Roscoff, Brest, Rennes, Nantes, Caen and Cherbourg with a variety of ferries and flights from all over the UK; there are also TGV stations at Rennes and St Brieuc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
23 Apr 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Season
16 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Season
10 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

A returnable security deposit of €100 for each booking is required.
To reserve the property, the client should complete and sign the booking form and return it together with payment of the initial non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due).
The balance of the rent together with security deposit is payable not less than eight weeks before the start of the rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 21-Jun-2017


From the Owner

Pinàbre is set in large grounds giving plenty of space to relax. Children have their own safe play area.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Second Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground Floor
  • Ground Floor - Separate Toilet, Shower room with sink. Power point and wall heater. Second Floor - Full bathroom suite with separate shower enclosure.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Cot if required
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2nd Lounge with sofa bed
  • Bedroom 1 - Overlooking Courtyard, Slaybed, Bedside cabinets, Double wardrobe, Chest of drawers, Chairs. Bedroom 2 - Overlooking Courtyard, Two single beds, Bedside cabinet, Hanging - Shelving unit. Bedroom 3 - Overlooking Sidelawn, Bunkbeds, Bedside cabinet, Pine wardrobe, Chest of drawers, Chair. Downstairs 2nd Lounge contains a sofa bed which can be used as a extra bedroom if required. making it ideal for extra guests or for people whom have problems with stairs. We have ground floor shower and toilet facilities.


  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...


  • Pinàbre is suitable for people whom find it difficult to climb stairs, access to the farmhouse is relatively level (no steps) the small 2nd lounge has a bed settee which can then be used as a bedroom, there is a ground floor shower room and separate toilet. We also run a 6 pitch camping & caravan site at the rear of Pinàbre, which is ideal for people whom like to invite friends or relatives with tents or caravans to join them on their holiday. See owners website for details. http://www.campgite-brittany.com/ If you have a young family we can supply high chairs, cot, baby bath, and safety gates.