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A Fantastic Detached Family friendly Gite, Where Adults Can Relax and Children

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Gite in Langourla, Dinan, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany - Detached 17th Century Farmhouse In Beautiful Grounds Of 3 Acres With Beautiful Woods And Stream

La Vieille Tinguaie is an ancient farmhouse, the date 1663 is carved above a window, pre-dating the French Revolution. There are spectacular features inside including an old washing stone and gulley, magnificent inglenook fireplace (with woodburner) and original beams. The well, situated outside is now covered and very safe for children

We offer child friendly, family holidays. Your children will enjoy and care for our animals and pets including goats, cats, sheep, rabbit and assorted poultry. New for 2016: You and your children can feed and care for your own hens and of course collect and keep the eggs for the duration of your stay .Children can have direct contact with the other animals and take part in activities such as egg collecting and walking the dwarf goat. We will give you your own key to the goat enclosure where you can feed and pet the animals.The rabbit also has a harness for short playtimes! There are children's play areas with a playhouse and a store of toys, table tennis, badminton, swings, see saw, slides, football area, badminton, trampoline, table tennis and archery (adults only). There is an above ground swimming pool. A small paddling pool is available for babies. For those times when parents want to relax or shop we offer babysitting and nearby horse riding.

Freshly prepared meals and cakes are made to order if wanted. These are popular and available on request to return to after a day out. Amongst the favourites are coq au vin, tartiflette or duck confit followed by creme brulee, fruit crumble or chocolate fondant. Menus will be sent along with final details when booked. Continental breakfasts are also available. Wifi is available throughout the property.

We offer a discount for small groups (4 or less) and a discount for 2 week or repeat bookings. Please contact us for details. Discounted Brittany Ferry fares are available.

The property has 4 bedrooms, 2 double 1 twin and 1 family with twin and bunk beds. There is an upstairs bathroom and toilet and a downstairs shower-room and toilet. There is a large lounge with inglenook, woodburner, TV(English) DVD player, toys, books and small snooker table. The kitchen diner is well equipped with microwave, cooker, fridge, fridge-freezer, washing machine, table and chairs, two high chairs and two toddler chairs.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi. We left teaching and moved to Brittany 13 years ago with twin babies and a toddler. The idea being that we would offer gite holidays with everything we had tried to find while holidaying ourselves in France and never could. We wanted to create an atmosphere where children are made to feel 'at home' on holiday and not an inconvenience or additional extra! We were very lucky to find such a magnificent location as Tinguaie. The houses are unusual even for this area. The date carved in stone above the gite window is 1663 pre-dating even the French Revolution.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What an amazing place! When we arrived Lin gave us a tour. We had no idea it would be like an enchanted garden...It's a beautiful place to be and this week has been great fun. Lin your cooking is too good to miss." Rhiannon, Mat, Noah and Ludo.



"Thank you for a truly beautiful holiday. Our boys have enjoyed themselves so much exploring and having so much more freedom than they normally get in the UK. I love the house, the animals, the gardens, the lovely walks, your amazing cooking and the peace in the air" Naomi, Julian, Ollie and Joshua.



"We had a lovely warm welcome and an action packed week. Lots of entertainment and adventurous new things to try out for young children." Lily (aged 11)
Aug 2008
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Lovely Gite for a relaxing family hoiday

  • 5 of 5

We were two families meeting at the Gite for a holiday. One with older children, the other with 3 under 6. The gite offered something for everyone, the pool and lovely garden were loved by all. The playhouse, animals, trampoline to name but a few things were loved by the little ones. It was in a quiet location which was just what we wanted and allowed us to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Lin and Doug were lovely hosts who were very attentive and helpful. Our welcome gifts were a lovely touch, the children loved them .The house was lovely, and very well-equipped. The suggested places to visit in the book were spot on and we loved the creperie and the lovely garden we went to with the kids. Having a lovely neighbour who offers horse-riding was an added bonus. If you are looking for a relaxing family holiday away from it all :then this is your place.

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

From the Owner

Langourla is a beautiful village, well cared for with prize winning gardens. The people are extremely friendly and enjoy exchanging a few words with guests, particularly if you chose to fish Langourla lake or visit an event in the open air theatre, such as the visit of the Orchestra de Bretagne in June ,the fete nationale fireworks and meal night in July or the Jazz festival in August. The area has plenty of activities both for children and adults. We are lucky to have a quiet spot at La Tinguaie which is walking distance from the village but secluded in terms of privacy and sheltered by our woodland. The locals have referred to Tinguaie as 'Paradise'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 57 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Langourla at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 72 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lamballe at 27 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N164 dual at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Merdrignac at 13 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pleneuf Val André at 51 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The north coast is in easy reach of the gite by car and has miles and miles of unspoilt and sandy beaches. Our favourite is at St Pabu near Erquy with its many rock pools and vast expanse of sand. For those who prefer the prom and shops with their beach day Pleneuf Val Andre and Erquy are special; the menus at the many good seafood restaurants are well worth investigating.

Travel:

The closest port is St Malo at 65km. The port of Caen is 212km away and Cherbourg 240. The ferries from these ports come from Portsmouth. Dinard airport is approx 60km. Discounted Brittany Ferry fares are available.

Further Details:

Local facilities in Langourla include a Post Office, 3 bars, depot de pain, epicerie, lake with fishing available, library, playground and open-air theatre. An international jazz festival is held every year here in August.

Nearby Merdrignac (15 mn) has an outdoor swimming pool. Canoeing, pedalos and swimming is available at Jugon Les Lacs (20 mn) the recently renovated chateau at Hunaudaye is worth a visit as is the fantastic velorail at Medreac (40 mn) Zoos at Tregomeur (40 mn)and Bourbonsais (65 mn); and Cobac fun park (65mn) for 0-12yrs good to visit..

From May through to September Brittany enjoys a warm Spring and Summer. Temperatures tend to average the mid 20s throughout much of the summer. The historic towns of Dinan, Saint Malo and Lamballe are close by. Dinan hosts a medieval fair and tournoi every two years in July. In alternate years the historic town of Moncontour hosts the spectacle. The town of Lamballe is home to the Haras horse stud and throughout the summer holds regular evening shows featuring many of its breeds of horses.

Mont St Michel is a favourite visit with our guests who can spend many hours exploring the historic medieval abbey fortress. Nearby to the mount is Alligator bay. Well worth a visit!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low 2016/2017
27 Aug 2016 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Medium
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
High
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Medium
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Low
2 Sep 2017 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
We require a deposit of £150 or €225 at the time of booking for each week of your stay. This deposit is non refundable.
The balance of the rental is due 6 weeks before the period of rental commences. We do however, require a deposit of £150 or €225 to cover any damage to the contents or fabric of the gite or pool. This sum is payable at the time of the final payment and will be fully refunded to you, if everything is in order, within two weeks of the end of your stay with us.

Changeover Day:
The normal weekly period of rental is from 15:00 hours on Saturday to 10:00 hours on the subsequent Saturday. This can be varied out of season subject to negotiation with ourselves prior to booking.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts are given for two week bookings and for small groups of 4 or less.
Rates for short breaks and Bed and Breakfast are available from the owners. Meals will be charged for at the end of your stay.
For longer term autumn and winter rates please contact the owners for very favourable rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

As you can imagine, there are toys, videos and DVDs in the gite. We have 2 cots, 2 highchairs and 2 toddler chairs. There are many activities and grounds for the children and to save space in the car we have a large bag of beach toys. Activities include trampoline, footie area, fort, archery, table tennis, badminton, Wendy house and pets corner. There is an above ground swimming pool with removable steps should the need arise and a paddling pool on request for tots. As a family, we welcome our guests so parents don't have to worry about the 'noise factor' with young children. We seem to have achieved our goal, witnessed by the number of repeat bookings and comments in our guest book. If you want a holiday where you can relax and enjoy the company of your children please contact us. Lin

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath with non-slip floor and, shower, baby changing table, potty, and child step. Downstairs shower room with shower, washbasin, child step and toilet. Handrails fitted.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Also 2 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) plus 2 babies Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and cot. Bedroom 2 with double bed and cot. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with bunk and twin beds (sleeps 4). Single bed safety rail available. 2 cots are available and also a children's bed safety rail.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Children love it here, a suitable testament is the wealth of comments in our guestbook and our high number of repeat bookings. Outside: The gite has its own garden with table seating for 10+ guests. There is ample car parking space. A barbecue is provided. There are 2 deckchairs, two loungers, a parasol and a poolside bench. Adjacent to the house is La Haute Tinguaie which is the owners home. This is in 3 acres of woodland with a trout stream and spectacular granite rock formations to explore. Visitors are invited to share and enjoy these prizewinning gardens at their leisure. In the extensive grounds are located the archery, football pitch, table tennis, badminton, swings and playhouse. There is a large selection of beach toys for you to borrow which should save room when packing! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is thoroughly cleaned before each new arrival. All bedlinen is supplied and some towels. Please bring your own beach towels

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