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Detached Cottage and Gite - Beautiful Location Overlooking Meadows - Gite (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Gite (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

The gîte sleeps 5 +cot, has full central heating throughout and a large open fire place with log burning stove, ideal for holidays all year round. The ground floor has an open plan lounge/diner with a galley style kitchen area. The focal point of the ground floor is the large original fireplace and exposed wooden beams. The lounge area has comfortable sofas and English TV with all free view to channels. There is aslo a DVD, video player with a selection of DVDS, videos, games and books. The dining area has a pine table and six chairs. The kitchen has fitted units with an integrated dual fuel cooker, fridge with freezer compartment and large selection of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, pot’s pans and serving dishes.

The bathroom has a shower cubicle and a sink and separate toilet.

The first bedroom has a large oak double bed, oak wardrobe and side cabinet. The second bedroom has a single pine bed and a set of pine bunk beds with a pine wardrobe and chest of drawers

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About the property

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Les Fougeres is in the hamlet of La Coupaudais, which is situated just outside the village of St Hélen in the region of Cotes d'Armor, Northern Brittany. Surrounded by beautiful countryside but also well placed for the local towns and cities. It is ideal for a relaxing holiday as well as being near to lots of interesting places to visit and explore. The medieval town of Dinan and port of Dinan is just 10 minutes drive with lovely cafes, bars and restaurants. The port of St Malo is 20 minutes away which lies at the mouth of the river Rance. The coastal seaside town of Dinard is approx 20 minutes drive and has magnificent beaches. Dinard also has an airport with daily flights to and from Stansted. The city of Rennes is about a 25 min drive, excellent for shopping with designer shops and wonderful restaurants. Rennes also has an airport with daily flights services by Flybe.

Our detached cottage dates from the 1900s and has been tastefully restored and decorated. It sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms

We can also provide a travel cot for a baby that doubles up as a playpen, there is also a high chair and stair gate to keep the little one safe.

The cottage has full central heating throughout and a small log burner which means the cottage is great for cosy nights in during the autumn and winter months.

The open plan lounge/diner has a pine dining table and chairs, sofas, and a television with video, DVD and CD players. The TV receives all free to view channels so you can keep up to date with your favourite programmes. There is a large selection of videos and DVDs and a wide range of family board games and books for all ages.

The well-equipped kitchen has been fitted with modern units, including a dishwasher. For cooking there is a large range-style cooker for those who want to practise their French cuisine skills! A large selection of quality kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and serving dishes are provided.

In the bathroom there is a toilet, a large sink, a small bath and a shower cubicle. The bath also has a shower attachment.

Two of the bedrooms have pine double beds with matching wardrobes and side cabinets. The other bedroom has a pine bunk bed with a set of pine drawers. The baby’s cot can be placed wherever is suitable.

The large garden to the rear of our self-catering properties has been laid to lawn and contains a 15ft round, above-ground swimming pool. The garden is enclosed with gates at the entrances.

At the front of the cottage is a gravel driveway with a parking area to the side. Beyond the driveway is a two-acre meadow for all guests to roam and explore. This leads on to the Forêt de Coëtquen, where you can find mapped out trails to follow.

Our gite was a residential property until 1936. After that, it was used by a local farmer to store his cider barrels and apple press. We renovated it in 2004 and turned it in to a self-catering holiday gite that sleeps up to five people in two bedrooms. Like the cottage, the gite has full central heating throughout and has a large log burner, making it suitable for holidays all year round.

There is an open plan lounge/diner with a galley-style kitchen area. The focal point of the room is the large original fireplace.

The lounge area has comfortable sofas, while the dining area has a pine table and six chairs. The kitchen has fitted units with an integrated dual fuel cooker. There is also a refrigerator with a freezer compartment and a large selection of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and serving dishes.

As in the cottage, the television in the gite receives all Sky free channels. There is a DVD and video player and a selection of DVD's videos, games and books.

A patio door leads to the rear garden, where there is a garden table and chairs.

The bathroom has been fitted with a large shower cubicle and a sink. There is a separate toilet next to the bathroom.

One bedroom has a large oak double bed, with an oak wardrobe and side cabinet. The second bedroom has a pine single bed which can pull out to a double if required and a set of pine bunk beds with a pine wardrobe and chest of drawers.

For our smaller guests there is a baby bath, travel cot, stair gate and high chair if required.

At the front of the gite there is a gravelled area which incorporates an ancient bread oven, with a walled pergola.

Outdoor games and equipment are provided, such as a paddling pool, badminton, tennis, soft ball, cricket, footballs, frisbees etc.

We have also converted a small barn between the gite and cottage into a utility room that houses a washing machine, chest freezer, a sink, an airer, and an iron and ironing board.

Barbecue equipment and garden furniture are provided for the use of guests.

More Details

Owner
Joanne McKean (nee Marks)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 July, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes: Please contact owner.

Changeover Day: Saturday during "High Season" we are more flexiable during other times

Notes on prices:
Easter and Spring Bank holiday weeks have a supplement £30 pw
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Gite (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)in Saint-Hélen in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , One single bed a bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: There is a large garden to the rear of both the properties that has been lawned and includes a 15ft round above ground swimming pool. The gardens are enclosed with gates at the entrances. To the front of the cottage is a gravel driveway with a parking area to the side. Beyond the driveway is a two-acre meadow for all guests to roam and explore. This leads on to the Forêt de Coëtquen which includes mapped out walks to follow. To the front of the Gîte there is a gravelled area which incorporates an ancient bread oven, with a walled pergola area. Outdoor games and equipment are provided, such as swimming pool, paddling pool, badminton set, tennis, soft ball, cricket, footballs, frisbees etc. We have also converted a small barn between the gîte and cottage into a utility room which houses a washing machine, sink, airer, iron and ironing board. BBQs and garden furniture are provided for all guests.

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
4

Very nice gite/cottage in Brittany

  • 4 of 5

The overall impression is very good. The beautiful house in situated in a very nice and quiet surroundings and there is a large forest really close by (walking distance 5 minutes). The house is very well equiped, there is a washing machine in the little shed, and there is a fine round swimming pool on the grass behind the house. We also had a lovely little space in front of the house, underneath a grape vine, where we could sit and eat. We had a great time (though the beds and couch were a little soft compared to what we are used to), and would certainly recommend it to anyone who is planning a stay in Brittany.

The very friendly owners, Jim and Joanne, really know the surroundings and gave us several useful suggestions for a days visit (thank you again!).

Erik, Sonja and Yana

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Gite in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Gite at Les Fougeres in July 2015 and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Joanne & Jim are very friendly and welcoming and have done an amazing job on the property. The Gite provided us with a home from home with a well equipped kitchen, tastefully decorated living space with wifi and TV included. The enclosed garden allowed us to relax with our dog on his first holiday in France. Les Fougeres is situated in a quiet country setting but with in easy reach of Dinan, St Malo, Dinard & Rennes. We enjoyed our first holiday here so much that we have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

10 years worth of holidays and we still love it!

  • 5 of 5

As the title suggests, we have been visiting Les Fougeres for over 10 years. To begin with, as a newly married couple, and now as a family of 4. We have also introduced other family members to the delights on offer. The location never ceases to enthral us and we are still finding new things to do and visit. The accommodation is immaculate with lovely decor, keeping in a traditional French theme with a modern twist. All the amenities are included, fully equipped kitchen, use of a barbecue, washing facilities and additional freezer space. Beautiful landscaping in a beautiful setting. The location means that you can do as little or as much as you want. There is a guidebook supplied with lots of thorough information regarding sights, towns, markets, opening times, museums to visit, etc. The owners are very welcoming and friendly hosts who are on hand to offer help and information if required. Looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

And relax....

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a long romantic weekend in a cosy country cottage with good restaurants and places to visit nearby. We could not believe our luck when we arrived at the gite, we were not disappointed. We arrived from Stanstead just before10:00am and could not believe how easy, quick and cheap the flight was. We sailed through customs picked up our hire car, again easy, quick and cheap (£35) and arrived at the gite for 10:30am. The gite was absolutely lovely, warm, spotlessly clean and had everything we could have wanted and more – the pictures do not do this place justice. The gite has a big log burner which the owners leave ready for you so all you have to do is light it, the most comfy bed with lovely bedding and a proper shower. Off to the local supermarket 5 mins away to stock up on all the lovely food that makes you feel happy and content. We visited Dinan, very pretty and Dinard which has a spectacular beach. Both were nearby and easy to find, we also went to a wine fayre in Rennes, a beautiful city that we hope to visit later in the year. We had some wonderful lunches out, a special mention must go to Le Genty Home recommend by the owners, a fantastic restaurant with amazing food for 16 euors for 3 courses. We spent the evenings in front of the log burner, drinking wine and feasting on delicious cheeses and other delicacies we found in the supermarket. We left on Monday morning with heavy hearts and without a walk in the forest at the end of the garden, but we will be back to see what Les Fougares has to offer in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Tres bon séjour, super accueil

  • 5 of 5

Le gite de la Coupaudais, a tout ce qu’on peut espérer d’un gite : confortable, propre, calme, conforme au descriptif, dans une région touristique de premier plan. Mais ce que nous avons surtout apprécié est la qualité de l’accueil des propriétaires, (ils habitent dans le même hameau). Ils font tout pour que le séjour soit le plus agréable possible : conseils, efforts louables pour parler français, copieux repas du soir sur demande servi chaud dans le logement (bien pratique quand on arrive), sans parler de la production faite maison proposées en bonus (confitures gouteuses, cidre fruité,..). Cerise sur le gateau : il a fait vraiment beau et chaud pendant ce séjour d'automne.

Gite à recommander.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Pierre de Plesguen
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Dinan
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Lanvallay
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Dinard / St Malo
Car: necessary

You can do as much or as little as you want. Some guests like to laze around in the gardens, taking lunch here and having a glass of wine or two. Others like to go through the entire tourism office catalogue of attractions. To help you find your happy medium, here are just a few things you can do in the area . . .

COBAC PARC is a day out for the whole family but the kids will especially enjoy it. There is so much to do, from swimming to mini golf. The park has a boating lake, bouncy inflatables and large water slides. If this all sounds too much you could just relax or sunbathe in the fabulous grounds.

For more details see www.cobac-parc.com

MONT ST MICHEL is a small island about 45 minutes’ drive away, just across the department border in Normandy, and is an absolute must to visit. There you will find its celebrated Benedictine abbey. The monastic buildings date from the 13th century and are considered to be outstanding examples of Gothic architecture.

For more details see www.ot-montsaintmichel.com

CHATEAU/ZOO are set in a beautiful wooded area with wonderful gardens, where you can walk around and picnic there. There are daily guided tours around the Chateau. The zoo contains exotic and rare animals from all over the world, and there are live birds of prey shows every day.

For more details see www.labourbansais.com

GOLF Dinard Golf Club is located in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, and was founded by a small colony of British residents living in Dinard at the end of the 19th century. Dinard Golf Club is set in a sensitive natural environment that is home to a number of rare animal and plant species. It has therefore been subject to a range of special protection measures, all of which are compatible with the game of golf.

For more details see. www.dinardgolf.com

For other golf courses throughout Brittany visit:

www.golf.brittanytourism.com

DINARD is known as the city garden by the sea. It has a superb seaside location with magnificent beaches. You can visit the beautiful gardens where the plants and flowers are from the Mediterranean. Dinard is not the only lovely beach — the coast line is littered with them.

For more details see www.brittanytourism.com

DINAN is one of the finest of all Brittany's towns and contains much of architectural interest. There are many half-timbered houses and Romanesque and Gothic churches. It also has an impressive castle, which overlooks the River Rance. You can walk down the steep and cobbled Rue du Jerzual to the port of Dinan. There you will discover an ideal place to eat al fresco as there are riverside cafes and restaurants to suit all pockets.

The most attractive part of Dinan is arguably its port, which is where you’ll arrive if you take a boat from Dinard or St Malo. The quay is lined with old stone houses, many of which are now waterside restaurants and chandlers’ shops. Take a walk along the old towpath or cross the 15th-century stone bridge to Lanvallay to find out about life on the river in the Maison de la Rance discovery centre. Wherever you are, you won’t miss the 131ft (40m)-high viaduct.

For more details see www.dinan-tourisme.com

Distances:

The medieval town of Dinan and port of Dinan is just 10 minutes drive. Port of St Malo is 15 minutes away. The coastal seaside town of Dinard is approx 20 minutes drive. City of Rennes is about a 20 minute drive.

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