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Very comfortable gite with indoor pool only 40 mins from St Malo - The Hayloft



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


The Hayloft

The Hayloft is one of the gites at Lesnen Manor. Both Ecurie and The Hayloft have been converted from the large old stable and barn. The Hayloft is on one side of the indoor pool with Ecurie on the other. Both completely independent.

The Hayloft overlooks a little lake with ducks and a black swan. It has a large gravelled garden with chairs and table for eating out. Deckchairs, lounger and BBQ are there for your pleasure. You park close to your gite and the play ground for children is not far away with swings and trampoline. You are welcome to walk around our grounds and see Paco the donkey , two mini ponies, several Kune Kune pigs, sheep and a happy group of goats!!

The Hayloft has lots of character with stone walls and exposed beams. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with table chairs and sofa. Up the stairs to the mezzanine where there is the T.V and comfortable sofa and chairs. Upto the bathroom ,toilet and two very spacious airy bedrooms. One double and one twin

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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 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful 2 weeks , so much to do in the surrounding area and chilled out days on the farm!
Aug 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful 2 weeks , so much to do in the surrounding area and chilled out days on the farm!
Aug 2011
  • 1 of 2

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A deposit of £100 is required to reserve the property with the balance due three weeks before arrival.
Linen and electricity included apart from towels which can be hired £5 p p.
Nov, Dec, Jan there is a £20 surcharge for heating.
Cleaning is £35 but you are welcome to do it yourselves leaving the gite both Clean and Tidy.
A security cheque of £100 is asked for on arrival. Fully refundable.

7 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Great people, great gite, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Jenny and Jacques are the perfect hosts. Busy with looking after their animals and beautiful grounds but always happy to have a friendly chat. The gites are lovely, clean, have everything you could want and are very comfortable. The indoor pool is really nice and very useful if you have children, especially if the weather isn't good. Children will love helping Jenny to feed the animals. There are chickens, ducks, goats, shetland ponies, a donkey, a black swan and lots of peacocks. (Sorry if I've forgotten any!) We went as a couple and enjoyed sitting in the sun looking out over the lake. This was our 5th visit and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Really enjoyed seeing you both again.
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Superb place to stay, particularly for families.

  • 4 of 5

Staying with two girls (ages 6 and 9) - we actually got some time to relax. They happily wandered off to play with the animals (often supervised by Jenny), with the toys (including trampoline) or with children who were also staying on site. They loved the pool and we were really surprised how many wonderful places there were to visit near by. My 6 year old loved her pony ride.

We stayed during a beautiful week - but did find the accommodation was dark (neat and clean but little windows on the ground floor) and I began to crave natural light. There is probably nothing that can be done about this as the accommodation was characterful (converted hay loft). Jenny and Jacques were friendly and helpful - a really lovely visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely setting, fabulous gite, good hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week, good location for sightseeing and beaches. The gite itself is lovely, the pictures don't do it justice! Jenny and Jacque were great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you too. One reason we love being here is that there are so many different things to do and the beaches are amazing .
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A fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in early September with friends and family and booked Ecurie and Aragon. Jenny and Jacques were the great hosts and the place was perfect for our needs. We had three small children with us and they loved the animals, playground and swimming pool. It felt very safe for them.

There are plenty of things to do within a short driving distance, Dinan, the port of Dinan, Dinard and the beaches are all fab, the local chateau/zoo is a great day out with the kids and Le Col Vert is a must visit restaurant.

We loved it so much that we have already booked our return trip next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have feedback from our guests as we try and think of anything to help make the holiday a success. We enjoy having the children around and especially seeing their response to tha animals---pigs and our donkey come high on the list. Yes we too thoroughly enjoy this part of France even though we have travelled extensively and my husband is French it is always good to be back in Brittany. Jenny.
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Away From it All

  • 5 of 5

We really enoyed our stay at the Hayloft. The animals on the property were definitely a highlight (although careful if you're scared of mice! This is the countryside so they are about). The Hayloft itself was warm and comfortable, a lot better equipped than we'd expected and any problems (not that we really had any) were quickly addressed by Jenny and Jacques. The pool was great. Saint Thual itself doesn't have much to offer but the surrounding towns offer some interesting places to explore such as St Malo and Combourg. There are some great places to eat close by if you want to eat out. We didn't get to do much of the walking/cycling etc because we were plagued by bad weather the week we went- still had a great time though- and imagine there would be some good areas to go walking in, cycling or canoeing.The only thing we could possibly complain about would be the cockerals.... the crowing was every minute, but by the end we'd pretty much stopped noticing.

Overall, this holiday gave us exactly what we needed- a week of blobbing about away from the city with some interesting sojourns to places like Mont St Michel, Bayeux and Combourg.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So enjoyed meeting you both and the weather has now cheered up-the pigs and ponies really miss their apples and carrots---all the animals look forward to our guests arrival nearly as much as us!! Thank you for leaving the gite so clean and tidy we really appreciate it. Jenny.
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Unforgetable stay

  • 4 of 5

After eleven hours of driving the Dutch family from Germany finally found Lesnen Petits Bois. We came here because of a business trip and stayed at The Hayloft. Friday my husband went to Nantes and came home late because of a flat tyre. Our son (4) and daughter (almost 2) didn’t complain about staying at home. They loved the animals and the space around here. And also the swimming pool. Saturday we drove the marvellous tour Route de la Baie. We enjoyed the spectacular views and the nice weather. Sunday it was rainy. Because of the rain we made a tour by car through Dinan; it felt like England and not bad at all!

We will thank Jenny and Jacques for the great hospitality and we hope we’ll see each other back again!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure having you and the children were amazing with the animals. Our little pony adored your daughter and gave her lots of nuzzles. Such a long way to come but we are very happy you enjoyed it and hope to see you again. Jenny Bertoli
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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

  • barn


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool

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

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a full bath and hand held shower. There is a wash basin. The toilet is in the next room.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Both bedrooms are spacious and airy with lots of room for a cot. High beams and wooden floors give great character to this converted barn. Well furnished and very comfortable.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome


  • The indoor pool is open all year and kept heated to approx 28. Many pet animals to visit. Donkey,ponies,pigs.sheep and goats. Bring your own horse or pony with you-ask for details.

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