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Family Gite With Large Private Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi And Sauna



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Gite in Erbray, Nr. Chateaubriant, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire - The First Gite In The Loire-Atlantique To Have Been Awarded "4 Stars" By Gites-de-France

Spacious family gite with large private indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna. Situated within walking distance of Erbray village, the gite is not isolated and only 8km from the historic market town of Châteaubriant. Originally an old milking parlour, the property has been lovingly converted to accommodate up to ten guests in comfort. The indoor/covered heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and optional sauna are for your private use and not shared with either the owners or any other guests for the duration of your stay. The pool-room is reached via a 20 metre stroll through the landscaped garden which features an (unfenced) Koi carp pond, separate games area, illuminated dining pagoda with BBQ and a timber decked sun-bathing terrace. This gite will appeal to demanding guests seeking more than just ordinary holiday accommodation and is the perfect French semi-rural retreat for both families & friends looking to get far from the maddening crowd!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

For reviews left by guests please visit www.tripadvisor.com and type The French Granary in the search box.

Here are just three of the many comments left in our own Visitors Book :

"Upon arrival, our latest guests from Bristol stated that "the website & photographs did not do justice to the property"

"Thanks for a wonderful holiday! The gite was everything we hoped it would be, and all the facilities were fantastic. We all had a great time - Thanks!"

"Wonderful Gite, wonderful area ideal for touring and exploring regardless of weather -The indoor pool kept us all amused."

Ann and I would like to thank all previous guests for their comments and hope that these will be of some assistance to anyone thinking of spendng their holiday here at The French Granary.
Jul 2006
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes - Rennes at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cafe des Sport at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St. Malo at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Treffieux at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chateaubriant at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Boule at 80 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We have a full time ‘in-house’ qualified and experienced french language teacher available. French lessons and tuition by the hour or week, taught to all levels and standards. Intensive residential courses available throughout the year. Please enquire for further details.

Learning to swim? Many of our guests have enjoyed teaching their children, friends and family to learn to swim in the privacy of the private indoor swimming pool.


The longest beach in Europe (8km long) at the chic seaside resort of La Baule is just over an hours drive away by car. Great for designer label shopping and gourmet restaurants, it's regarded by many as the St. Tropez of Brittany. Fifteen minutes drive from the Gite is the largest inland lake in the region. It offers a sandy man-made beach with supervised (in July/August) bathing, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and water sports. All equipment is available for hire in July and August.


Thinking of travelling by plane? no problem! Nantes, Rennes and Angers airports are all less than an hour away and we offer an airport taxi service. The closest Ferry port is St. Malo, (hour and a half). Caen and Cherbourg (3 hours) and Dieppe (Four hours). Furthest away are Calais and Boulogne, both about 6 to 7 hours drive. For precise details of how to find us please visit multimap.com or simply ask us and we will gladly offer directions.


Our village (Erbray) is just 5 minutes walk and has a park with a children's playground, indoor sports centre, 2 free tennis courts, skateboard park, fishing lake, supermarket, 2 bars, bakers, pharmacy, hairdresser & most importantly a lunchtime Restaurant! The historic market town of Châteaubriant is 10 minutes by car. Erbray is 50 minutes from the Atlantic coast & major cities of Nantes, Rennes & Angers. 2 hours from Futuroscope, Puy du Fou, Le Mans and 4-5 hours from Eurodisney & Paris.

Further Details:

Please accept our apologies! We do not arrange quiz evenings, games, BBQs, keep fit classes, or any other such activities. We believe that the decision on what you wish to do on your holiday and with whom you want to spend time, should be yours. Our only involvement is to provide you with the keys to your ‘home from home’ gite in a region of France not as yet spoilt by tourism.

If you and your family or friends are looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday in rural France (yet within easy walking distance of a village) then this laid back holiday retreat may be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Come and discover for yourself what makes The French Granary stand out from the rest and why this was the first Gité in this region to have been awarded ‘4 Stars’ by the Prefecture of the Loire-Atlantique.

No matter what the weather, the indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and option Sauna will help you to relax and unwind - come rain or shine!

We fully understand that many of our guests are only able to take their holidays during peak periods. If therefore you wish to secure the dates that suit you best, please do book well in advance. Booking early has no drawbacks. You can relax in the knowledge that we never offer late availability discounts. We believe it grossly unfair to penalise guests who have booked in advance by offering the same holiday at a reduced rate later in the year. Everyone who stays pays the same rates - No matter when the booking is made!

There are no hidden charges at The French Granary. We have two shopping cycles that are free to use and two mountain bikes available to hire. You can bring your own Dvd's/Blu-rays & PS2 Games or rent them from us at less than high street prices. Electricity (up to 10kw per day) is provided free of charge. Should the limit be exceeded, costs are calculated as per Gites-de-France guidelines. The gite also boasts a woodburing fire for which we provide the first basket of logs free of charge.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

End of stay cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
Important - please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover not only your journey but also holiday cancellation and accidental damage. A fully refundable security deposit of £350 or Euros is payable upon arrival. All cash deposits returned in full on morning of departure subject to property inspection and mutually agreed deductions for any and all damage or breakages that may have occurred during your stay. Cheque deposits accepted and returned within 10 days of departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days during the peak season run Saturday to Saturday only. Guests are welcome to arrive anytime after 16.30pm and are asked to vacate by 10am the following Saturday. Only by adhering to these time are we able to maintain our high standards.

Notes on prices:
Our weekly gite rental rates start at just £695 during the low season (without the swimming pool or Jacuzzi) but with access to the pay as you use Sauna.

All rates are based on number of occupants and desired dates. Mid season £995 - High Season £1295pw - Peak Season £1495pw. For pricing confirmation please email with size of party (maximum of ten guests including babies & children) and your required dates. We look forward to hearing form you.

Deposit required £30 per person inluding children. Balance payable six weeks prior to arrival. Payment by sterling cheque only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1) Downstairs: Bathroom with sink unit, bath and WC. 2) Upstairs: Master bathroom with large shower, twin vanity sink units and WC. 3) En-suite Bathroom to Master bedroom with shower, sink unit & WC.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to ten including babies & children Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom (1) En-suite, King size double plus 1 single bed. Bedroom (2) Double bed with vanity sink unit. Bedroom (3) Children's Bedroom: Triple bunk bed (single bed above) & cot. Bedroom (4) Single bed. Bedroom (5) Ground floor-twin single beds.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The gite is fully centrally heated, making it suitable for year round availability. It boasts 5 bedrooms (includng one children's bedroom) and comfortably sleeping up to ten guests (including children). Three bath/shower rooms, a very spacious lounge. Fully fitted country kitchen/breakfast room and separate dining room that comfortably seats up to ten guests. All rooms are of a good size and have been tastefully decorated, combining both original features with essential modern day creature comforts. Oscillating fans and electronic insect repellent devices are provided free of charge in every room. Portable air-conditioning units are available to rent should the heat become excessive during the hot summer months. All bedroom radiators are fitted with thermostats for individual temperature control. Free (but limited) wi-fi is available in some parts of the gite, garden and pool-room. Outside: The gite is situated within private grounds and is adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse. (Parents with young children should note that gite garden has an UNFENCED Koi carp pond). The garden features a covered and illuminated alfresco dining pagoda. Brick built BBQ. Wooden garden table & chairs. Separate games area with full size table tennis table, badminton, volleyball & basketball nets. A 20 metre stroll through the garden leads to a timber decked sunbathing terrace and entrance to your very own (un-shared) private indoor covered swimming pool complex, consisting of a large (1.5m deep) 10 x 5m heated pool, jacuzzi and optional "pay as you use" Sauna. The pool-room is open in the high season every day from 09.30am to 08.30pm except on Sunday mornings when it is closed for maintenance and cleaning. Please note that for health and safety reasons both the Jacuzzi and Sauna are for adult use only. Free Internet access is available in the pool-room during opening hours. Utility Room: Garden furniture includes deckchairs (with covers) for up to ten guests, hammock, children's and adult games, sports/leisure equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: You are welcome to bring your own bed linen and towels or we can supply both upon request. Linen:10 euros per set - Towels:8 euros per set. To maintain the highest of standards there is also compulsory 60 euro end of holiday commercial cleaning charge. Other: Separate dining room with large table comfortably seating up to 10 guests. DVD, Video and Bluray film library. Over 600 French and English film titles to rent and enjoy watching on the large screen HD television in the lounge. All videos free watch.

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