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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking


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

More Details

Jenny Bertoli
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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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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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Thual in Ille-et-Vilaine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • 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
Three hectares completely enclosed. Horses, a Donkey, mini-ponies, pigs (Kune-Kune) and some goats !. Lots of peacocks!


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average rating of 4.904762 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful for any ages. Jenny and Jaques and the menagerie were super! X

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to meet you and you family. Thankyou for leaving the gite so immaculate- much appreciated. Hoping one day you will all be back and lots more golf.
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Best overall holiday accommodation ever

  • 5 of 5

A total paradise in terms of gites, the they are on, the amenities and the lovely owners Jenny & Jacques. The animals within the grounds are a real added bonus and Jenny's love and attention to them is a delight to see. We rented the Hayloft and L'ecurie and both were just beautiful, spacious and comfortable and with the use of the indoor swimming pool this made one of the best holidays we have ever had. The location is also exceptional in as much as you are so close to some amazing towns and sights. If you are looking to go to France for your next holiday then stop looking because you have found paradise within Lesnen Petits Bois and at an amazing price, wonderful holiday and somewhere we will definitely be returning to.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it here too. 11years soon. Such a pleasure meeting you and all your family. A great idea having the two gites giving a little space to each family. Children charming especially with all the animals. Look forward to having you again.
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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: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 06-Jun-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: 19-May-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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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Cap Malo
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, riding, golf