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Countryside 11th Century Chateau with an Outdoor Pool - La Rongere. Limit 14 people



Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 18
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


La Rongere. Limit 14 people

1st Floor:

1 x queen in main bedroom.

Ensuite Shower room

Connecting door to 1 x single bed room.

Bathroom with bath and hand held shower.

1 x double bedroom.

1 x large single bedroom.

Through tower is 1 x queen which has access by a back stairwell to a bathroom on ground floor with a great shower.

2nd Floor:

4 x double rooms.

1 x Ensuite Shower room

2 x single rooms.

1 bathroom with large bath.

1 x double room in tower with back stairs access.


1 x queen bedroom with bathroom with bath and hand held shower.

2 x single beds.


Spacious kitchen with large AGA stove.

Large open fire. Great big solid dining table.

Includes kettle, cutlery, refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher.

Large Main Dining room, Living room opens to Parterre and TV room with DVD player.

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About the property

Chateau & Cottage

La Rongere is a beautiful late 18th century chateau with an 11th century tower. It makes a great family summer house with lots of big windows and doors to the large manicured gardens. There is an organic vegetable garden, and a roserie. It has a real rustic, country farm house feel more so than an immaculate French Chateau. The heated pool is 10mx4m and is situated 100 yards away from the house. A stone wall surrounds the pool to ensure the safety of children.

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About the Owner

Bridget Elworthy
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
50% upon booking, remainder at least one month before arrival

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is on Saturday

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


A wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned after a fabulous week in France. The chateau was lovely and it suited our family immensely, 10 adults 6 children.. We all loved the feel of the place and the freedom that the house and grounds gave us. The children were able to wander and play in and out of the house with great freedom. The ping pong table, pool and sand pit were particularly enjoyed. But saying that so was the trampoline and the swings. We had many a ping pong tournament as well as boules in the drive in the evening, usually played after some g@t’s.

The weather was very good and so all meals were taken outside , many until late at night. One child had a birthday party which included all playing egg and spoon and other such games. Wonderful memories.

Annie and John, the couple who oversee the chateau, were so welcoming and helpful , they are a real boon to the place. They were able to pass onto us a sense of being relaxed about the house and grounds. Annie cooked for us one night and the meal was terrific.

The chateau is very well equipped, the bed linen is of a good quality, good facilities such as dishwasher , washing machine and so on.

It was a magical week staying at La Rongere. So many thanks for your help and would you please pass on my thanks to Bridget Elworthy for such a wonderful place to be able to stay in.

I have already recommended this place to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An absolute delight

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week with friends in this large and very comfortable chateau. The children loved the gardens, pool, and well-kept grounds. We adored the ease and convenience of the place. Well- equipped kitchens and with attentive housekeeping on request. Fabulous. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bliss for all ages

  • 5 of 5

La Rongère is the most wonderful, beautiful, perfect place for a family holiday.

If you want all mod-cons, discos and night-life, then it is not the place for you.

BUT if you are looking for peace, exceptional beauty, perfect safety for young children with endless outdoor activities and all in a blissful fairy tale-like and romantic setting then this is for you!

The whole place is beautifully decorated in a smart but unshowy way (no bling here!) The rooms are huge, beds are very comfortable, the linen of very high quality.

Lots of nooks and crannies and hidden rooms to discover and many places to escape to if you want an hour or so alone!

The pool is perfect (no chlorine to sting the eyes) and easily locked to keep small children out. Lots of activities : ping pong, trampoline, boules, badminton, sandpit, cycle rides, and going boating only a short drive away. The grounds are extensive and lend themselves to many games of hide-and-seek, looking for bats and glow-worms at night, listening to the owls and picking the fruit, veg and lots of herbs in the garden.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the washroom a treat to use: even ironing is fun to do overlooking the stunning trees.

Shopping is easy with boulangeries and a supermarket not far - and better shops in Vitré.

I have booked for 4th year running as all the young cousins, their parents and I just love it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Rongere is amazing

  • 5 of 5

We are staying at La Rongere with family and friends and are blown away by the loveliness of the place.

The photos simply do not do it justice.

It is definitely shabby chic but in a divine, chateau-y kind of way.

The shower in the tower room is one of the best I have ever had.

The gardeners/caretakers living in the cottage are very friendly and kind and are a boon to the place.

I cannot recommend staying here highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unique country estate

  • 5 of 5

The cottage at La Rongere is a great place to stay, to get away from it all and enjoy a small slice of living in the French countryside.

It is decorated in a "shabby chic", elegant French Provincial style, set in magnificent grounds with formal gardens and surrounding private forest, with the ancient chateau as backdrop. It is really quite charming.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great time at La Rongere

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, the location is great ans has a lot of charm.

All was made easy for us when we arrived.

We were a large group (20) and all went well.

I , and my 19 friends, highly recommend you to stay at La Rongere.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kevin, thank you for your kind review. We hope to have you as a guest again soon!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 100 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 107 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vitre at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Croixille at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Dinard or St Lunaire at 100 Kilometres


1.5 hours to St Lunaire and Dinard beaches. 1.5 hours to oyster restaurants at Cancale


1.5 hours from airport in Dinard.

2 hours from ferry in Caen

1.5 hours from ferry in St Malo

1.5 hours from Paris to Laval on TGV (Laval is 30 mins drive)

15 min. from train station in Vitre.

Car hire is recommended.


La Croixille village is a 5 min drive. Vitre, a small well-preserved medieval town is a 15 min drive away. Mont St. Michel, an old monastery, is an hour away.


Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 10
  • Bedroom 11
  • Bedroom 12


  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Open plan kitchen, living and dining areas with log burner. Television with video and dvd player, stereo. Kitchen includes refrigerator, kettle, electric oven and dishwasher. Children welcome. Toys, trampoline as well as pool. La Rongere is a family holiday home, full of character, with a mix of old furniture and slightly quirky arrangements. Outside: Outdoor heated pool 10m x 4m surrounded by a stone wall. This is shared between La Rongere and the cottage. The property is 23 acres, including woodland walks, streams and a well kept Roserie and vegetable garden.

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