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Very comfortable gite with indoor pool only 40 mins from St Malo - L'Ecurie



Updated: 05-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Lesnen Petits Bois

A well-equipped gîte (one of three ) L'Ecurie sleeps 6. It has an en-suite bedroom and two further bedrooms with twin beds and a bathroom. Downstairs there is a large living room / kitchen. A private garden with a terrace and lawn, garden furniture and B.B.Q overlooks a little lake where we have ducks and two black swans. There is a play area with swings and a trampoline for children and a boules pitch for all to enjoy. You can walk around our fields and spy out the the wood-pecker, the kingfisher and the resident heron or just enjoy the peace and the fact that children can play with no worries. We are completely enclosed.

We have a horse, a donkey 2 little ponies, sheep,goats and 4 Kune Kune pigs who are all very friendly and enjoy our guests arrival!!!

Local Attractions & places to visit: There is a wealth of interesting places; 10mins - an hour

Dinan a medieval town with cobbled streets leading down to the river Rance where you can hire boats or bicycles. There are many little shops, galleries and restaurants.

St Malo---a fortified port, you can walk around the ramparts, visit the many shops, go to a beautiful beach stretching for miles and often visit a ship.

Combourg with its chateau

Becherel, a tiny city of book shops and a chateau on its outskirts.

Mont St Michel a must . Close by an alligator park!!

Specially for Children: A large zoo in the grounds of the Chateau Bourbonsais. 15mins.

Kayaking. 10mins.

Horse Riding. 15mins

Aquarium in St Malo 30mins

Cobac adventure park.

Many many beaches 40mins -1hr

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About the Owner

Jenny Bertoli
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic place, exceeding our expectations with the gite having so much space and being so well equipped-we needed nothing else.
Apr 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic place, exceeding our expectations with the gite having so much space and being so well equipped-we needed nothing else.
Apr 2011
  • 1 of 5

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A £100 deposit is required with the balance due 3 weeks before arrival.
£100 security cheque held for the duration of your stay payable on arrival.
Electricity and linen is included except for towels which can be hired £5 per person
Cleaning charge (optional) £35
Pets on agreement accepted approx £10 per pet

16 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Friendly hosts well equipped gite. Perfect for exploring the region. Best of all the animals/birds

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a relaxing break in Brittany. Jenny and Jaques are great hosts friendly but not intrusive. The Gite was well equipped complete with washing machine and dish washer, beds were very comfortable and we use an orthopaedic mattress at home. The swimming pool is small but also a nice feature. The real stars though are the animals and birds. From Paco the adorable rescued donkey, to OK and Gamma the beautiful horses, the 4 pigs, goats, 2 Shetland ponies, a hamster and two dogs Casper and the lovely Bruno. Then there are the many peacocks with their chicks the ducks on the two lakes on site the coypus and the elusive heron who always knew when I was about to photograph him and flew off just before. So if feeding the peacocks with Madeleine crumbs, and all the other animals with your spare fruit and veg is your cup of tea then you might never leave the gite. That would be a pity however as all within an hours drive there are some amazing beaches, chateaus, churches, an excellent zoo with probably the best birds of prey show you will see, some loveley mediaeval towns and of course the magnificent Mont St Michel. Many of the beaches do not have refreshment facilities so take a picnic with you. You will find that the many excellent restaurants in the area all close from about 4pm until gone seven so if you don't want to eat that late you will have to think about eating back at the gite if you do there is a nice small supermarket in Evran the closest village about 10km away and a hyper market which we did not bother with in tenteniac another quite close village . Couldn't recommend this holiday enough and we will definitely be going back sometime soon. One final comment this location is very rural and a car is a must

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests. So enjoyed meeting you and for understanding the very essence of Lesnen. We look forward to seeing you.
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L'ecurie, Lesnen Petits Bois,St Thual

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolute gem of a place. L'ecurie is spacious and well laid out. The peacocks, cockerells, friendly dogs, ponies, donkey and swan and the suitably aloof (but not really aloof) cats were a delight. We enjoyed the use of the pool - very relaxing. It was peaceful looking out at the ducks and swan on the lake by the cottages and there is a nice walk through the paddocks to the other lake. Herons were in evidence. Jenny and Jacques are warmly welcoming and balance care with a gentility that doesn't intrude. We enjoyed cooking our dinners and sitting round the kitchen table , or sitting outside under the pergola. chatting till late Shops are easily accessible by car (or even bicylce) in St Domineuc (there's a Spar) and on the way to Evran (Carrefour/Contact and Intermarche). Combourg and Becherel are interesting places close by, by car. You can walk to St Thual for some basics like bread and tins and newspapers from the tabac/bar/epicerie in the village. There's also a library there -open on Wednesday evening for a few hours, but Jenny has left lots of books in the house(s), if you would like something to read. We loved it there. Rebecca.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . It gives us great pleasure when guests have enjoyed their stay and especially when they appreciate the special place with all the animals and birds both wild and tame that we seem to have collected over the years. We so enjoyed having you .
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Lovely holiday rental

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed here with my husband and two sons 5 & 1. A lovely holiday home in a beautiful setting. We had a lovely time here and its particularly good for kids with the animals, pool and garden toys. Ideal base for exploring the beautiful area. Jenny and Jacques were very welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. Only slight downside was the early morning wake up call from the peacocks but otherwise a lovely place & I'm sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from l'ecurie after a week with our Daughter her Husband and two of our grandchildren(one .3 and one 6 months. The accommodation was perfect,the pool just right,and the amazing collection of animals and birds just top it off,the 3yr old fell in love with the Black Swan, the only slight down side,but does not distract from 5 stars is the dawn chorus of peacocks, now we left the best to last,our hosts,Jenny and Jacques they were lovely and so helpful and nothing was to much for them,We would not hesitate to recommend this to any family,in fact we have already recommended it to friends.it was great

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is with great pleasure that we share everything it is with great pleasure that we welcome guests to share our special slice of Brittany .The animals the swan the lovely setting. Our guests are great to meet and it is with a fair amount of sadness when they go , perhaps especially for our young dog Bruno who adores children and the horses and donkey having to do without their carrots!! The best is when we see you again.
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at this gite. The accommodations were everything we could have asked for and we ate dinner in front of the fire in the kitchen each night. The farm is so charming and my daughter was in heaven. She was even able to feed the animals with Jenny and loved every moment there. It was truly a relaxing week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much Jenny and Jacques!

P.S. Lorenzo sends his regards to Bruno!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband I recently spent a lovely holiday at Lesnen Petit Bois. Also in the party was my 23 year old Son, and my two stepdaughters aged 12 and 14. Jenny and Jacques were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in L'Ecurie which was well equipped and very comfortable. The highlights for us were the animals who we all enjoyed feeding and the swimming pool, which provided a fun and relaxing end to the day. It was also lovely waking up to the sound of the black swan honking, and the sight of the peacocks and goats strolling around the grounds.

We took day trips to St Malo, Dinan, Rennes and Mon St Michel all of which were within easy driving distance of where we were staying. The weather was mild for October, and we spent the evenings playing board games or watching DVD's in the Gite.

WE enjoyed ourselves so much we have booked to visit again next August and are looking forward to long summer evenings sitting round the BBQ.

Thank you Jenny and Jacques, see you next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure having you and meeting your family. The animals will certainly miss having you especially Paco the donkey and Billy the goat! We look forward to having you next summer and hopefully meet your daughter as well.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 40 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cap Malo at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rennes at 43 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N137 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Evran at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, riding, golf


Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, en-suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower and toilet. Chest drawers and wardrobe. The two twin rooms have a shared bathroom and toilet. All rooms centrally heated


  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Three hectares completely enclosed. Horses, a Donkey, mini-ponies, pigs (Kune-Kune) and some goats !. Lots of peacocks!

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