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Beautifully Restored Detached Stone House



Updated: 17-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Four Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms - Sleeps up to Eight, plus baby

Situated in its own grounds in a hamlet between Megrit and Jugon Les Lacs. Jugon is a ‘petit cite de caricature de Bretagne’. The medieval town of Dinan is 20 minutes away and the northern coast (including ferry at St Malo) is 40 minutes.

The house is built in stone and enjoys a large garden. Ground floor: New Kitchen/Breakfast room, Dining room (one wall of renovated stone with decorative arch and large Breton fireplace), Study, Living room, (wood burning stove), bathroom and laundry room. First Floor: 3 double bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin/double), and 3 bathrooms all ensuite. Second Floor: 1 huge double bedroom and ensuite living room (suitable for family). FREE ENGLISH and FRENCH SATELLITE TV and FREE WI FI INTERNET. A heated communal outdoor swimming pool is just 5 minutes away by the side of the lake in high season.

Property Location: Le Tertre de Fresne is situated in its own enclosed, extensive grounds in a very quiet hamlet mid-way between the picturesque towns of Megrit and Jugon Les Lacs. A tarred single-track road leads to the hamlet, which contains about 10 houses, including a working dairy farm (ideal for children!). Megrit and Jugon are both about 5 minutes away by car and contain a number of local shops and other facilities. Jugon, in particular, is a really pretty town. It is a ‘petit cite de caractere de Bretagne’, with a lovely traditional town square with a boulongerie (for freshly baked croissants etc!), charcuterie, grocery, post office and banks. The town also contains a number of excellent restaurants, including a creperie, and traditional French bistro with set menus from about 10 Euro (we recommend this one particularly highly!). Jugon also has swimming and sporting facilities.

Local Attractions: About 20 minutes away is the medieval town of Dinan, which contains numerous restaurants, cafes, art and craft shops, medieval sites (castle, walls, churches etc.). The town is divided into two; the main part is surrounded by medieval walls and castle, with lovely cobbled streets and out door cafes. The second part is located around the small port on the river, with more restaurants and boat cruises to St Malo, Dinard or even the Channel Islands. Dinan also has a superb hyper-market on its outskirts (Le Clerc) which is open 6 days a week, including lunchtimes! The property is very conveniently located for reaching the northern coast. Resorts such as Dinard, St Jacut, Erquy etc, with their great beaches, are all a maximum of 40 minutes away. There are also many inland sites reachable within roughly the same time such as medieval Josselin and Moncontour.

Getting there: The closest channel port is St Malo, which is only 40 minutes away, but Cherbourg, Caen etc (with their faster crossings) are still only 3 hours drive away. It is possible to come via the Channel Tunnel, but be prepared for about a 6 hour drive!

The nearest airport is Dinard which is only 40 minutes away. Rennes is the next closest at about an hour and it takes approximately 4 - 5 hours to drive from Paris (all autoroute, except the last few miles)

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About the Owner

Stuart and Julia Bryan
Member since: 2002
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17 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. We found everything at the house to be perfect. Beautiful house and garden. Thank you so much for the stay.
Aug 2015
  • 1 of 5

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. We found everything at the house to be perfect. Beautiful house and garden. Thank you so much for the stay.
Aug 2015
  • 1 of 5

23 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


Perfect cottage for large families

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with 4 adults and 5 children ranging from 5years to 15years. The house was definitely large enough and well equipt to service us all over the Christmas period. It was lovely and warm, clean and it has lots of character. We made use of the large open fire and smaller woodburner in the living rooms and the kids enjoyed the selection of board games that was there. The kitchen was the most well-stocked I've come across in a rental!

The house was certainly cozy and comfortable in the winter and I think would be charming in the summer when you can make use of the garden.

The nearest village in Jurgan Le Sacs is charming and typically French with a few good bakeries and a good supermarket. We spent most of our time in Dinan further afield with its beautiful cobbled streets and medieval history. I would definitely recommend this property, especially for families and would like to visit again.

Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you had a great Xmas in our house.
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Large, beautiful and peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

We all really enjoyed our stay. The property has character and is large and spacious inside. Plenty of room for large groups to spread out in. Nice and clean with plenty of kitchen accessories. Loads of books to read and on the last day we found the box of toys upstairs too, oops, the kids never even spotted them hehe.

The bedrooms are all very large and very comfortable, the showers all great with good water pressure. It's very handy to have use of the washing machine too.

Granny and gramps bought their fold up bikes with them and went for rides round the area, the roads are quiet and open so safe for cycling.

The owners are very helpful and responsive.

Situated in between jurgan les lacs and megrit it really feels like your out in the sticks with a couple of other houses for company, a lovely pretty garden to sit in and enjoy the quiet. Our two young boys loved popping out to wave at the tractor doing his rounds and to see the cows in the field. They also enjoyed taking it in turns to help granny do the watering.

Megrit is the sleepier of the two villages but does have a bread shop that is good. jurgan les lacs is very pretty with a good super market, a good bread shop and a handful of good restaurants and a post office.

The lake at jurgan is huge and beautiful and although we didnt participate there was lake activities available. The area is all very well kept.

We also spent a lot of time in Dinan as its so lovely and only a 20 min drive, we made it to the coast in half an hour, lovely beaches.

This house was a great base to see this part of the country and I would definitely consider staying here again some day.

Thanks again to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I think you covered all the reasons why we love the house and area so much. It was a pleasure to have you in our house. Thank you.
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Peaceful and beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

The house has been renovated to such a superb standard, but totally in keeping with it's original character. Located in wonderful and peaceful countryside, yet close enough to drive a short distance to nearest town. The house was large enough to accommodate our friends and family and well equipped throughout. The highlight was the fabulous garden which has been excellently maintained with beautiful plants, plenty of outdoor seating areas and a BBQ. I would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a tranquil holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life with excellent local gourmet restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review.
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful roomy extremely well equipped house in a very quiet and picturesque location. The gardens were delightful and secure so our four little boys could run around and play to their hearts content and we could relax a bit. Jugon Les lacs is only a short drive away and is a beautiful little town with a few restaurants. The pool is great for an afternoon out but be warned to bring proper trunks guys or you'll be shelling out 15 euros to buy some. We all had a whale of a time though. Dinan was about 25 minutes drive away and was incredible and well worth a trip. We also visited St caste le guildo which was a lovely coastal town with a really big, clean beach and some nice shops etc. All in all a wonderful holiday, Brittany is possibly the most beautiful area I've ever visited and this house is a great base to explore the area. We were there with friends but as the house is so roomy we never felt on top of each other. Once the kids were in bed the lounge was a lovely room to relax with a bottle or three of Bordeaux. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. We worked hard on the house and garden for the summer 2016 season and it amazing to get, yet another, excellent review.
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A rural dream near all the holiday facilites

  • 5 of 5

Our stay included 3 coastal beach visits (parking no problem) visits to Dinan,Dinard,St Malo &,Cancale all providing welcoming resteraunts and excellent food

the house which was very clean had all the home comforts This is our second visit to which we added friends, if you love France and the French you will love this. we will return again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the really excellent review. We have improved the house and garden further this summer and I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you.
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As good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week at Les Vignes, it was absolutely wonderful and everything you could expect from a rustic French retreat. We were a party of 4 adults and 4 young children and everyone loved it. The house is very roomy with plenty of space in the gardens for the children to play whilst the adults catch up on their relaxation. There are numerous beaches within a 40 min drive but I would recommend Dinard every time for it's atmosphere and facilities. Also had a great day at Cobac Park. If you have children it is a must visit. Overall a great holiday that was made even better by Les Vignes. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house as much as we do and I agree with you fully regarding Dinard. We would love to have you back for a repeat stay.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Jugon Les Lacs at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Plelan Le Petit at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Jugon Les Las at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Dinard at 25 Kilometres Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Includes all water and electric charges and normal cleaning. A deposit of 100 pounds will be required with the booking and the balance and a refundable security deposit of 200 pounds will be required eight weeks before the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 17-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Family room - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Double - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Long shower
  • Double - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • There are 4 bathrooms in the house and they all have been recently renovated. There is plenty of hot water for all.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Huge room
  • Green - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Yellow - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Grenier - 1 Large Double Bed, Huge room
  • 1 huge family bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 1 cot, I double with ensuite including long (double) shower, 1 twin/double with ensuite toilet and shower and 1 double in grenier with ensuite living area. There is a fourth family bathroom downstairs.


  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Kitchen contains a new induction electric hob with separate built in oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine in laundry room. There is a breakfast table with 6 chairs. Dining room with a large Rosewood dining table and 6 chairs, with one wall of renovated stone with decorative arch and a large, open Breton fireplace on the other side(wood provided). Living room, which contains a working wood burning stove, beamed ceiling, sofas and chairs, TV/Video/DVD, portable CD player. There is a large collection of DVDs , CDs and books in the house for perusal. French windows to gravel garden area. Bathroom and laundry room. Upstairs: Two double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, 1 Master Bedroom with ensuite and dressing room, including TV and video. Second Floor: large double bedroom with ensuite living area, including TV and video

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