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Gite With Private Solar Heated Pool In Rural Surrounds



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Gite in Martigne Ferchaud, Brittany, France

La Morinais is a large Breton longhouse (longere) and the gite is part of this property adjacent to the owners' accommodation. There are no other gites or holiday accommodation on this site. Situated in a quiet country location in South East Brittany, La Morinais is 2 kms from the centre of Eance, a small village with busy bar restaurant. The local towns of Martigne Ferchaud, Pouance, La Guerche de Bretagne and Chateaubriant are all easily accessible for leisure and/or commerce.


Local lakes abound for swimming, boating, fishing, etc. Coastal resorts and the cultural cities of Angers, Rennes, Laval and Nantes are within striking distance. The gite comprises 3 bedrooms to sleep 5. Bed linen and towels are provided, the beds made up prior to arrival. Wi-Fi free of charge. The swimming pool is for the sole use of visitors to the gite. The owners live on site to deal with any queries or problems and to attend to the swimming pool on a daily basis. The pool is solar heated with a raised sundeck for easy access to the water. Bed linen and towels, gas and electricity are all included in the price. There are no extra charges.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We arrived in France in 2004 moving from Devon with our two cats, Simon and Maisie who are still with us. We had wanted to move for some time but our decision was finally made after redundancy forced the issue! We have settled well to life in France and have both French and English friends. Les involves himself with local building projects from time to time and Sue teaches English on a part-time basis - she is also available for French and Spanish tuition.

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you so very much for your hospitality. We have all enjoyed our stay immensely. Everything is so lovely: the fresh air, the freedom and the quietness .... ' Richard, Sally-Ann, Corren and Rosie White - Okehampton

'Thanks for the chance to see areas of Brittany and the Loire from a base containing all (and more!) home comforts' Paul, Karen, Elizabeth and Stevie Easterbrook - Exeter

'Had the most incredibly relaxing time - everything that we wanted in a holiday. Thanks to Sue and Les for their hospitality and help. We could not have asked for more. The gite is lovely and a great setting. We will visit again.' Tracey and Mel - Christchurch, Dorset

A wonderful week! Comfortable, relaxing and peaceful. Enjoying a glass of wine in the evening with the perfume of petunias in the air - what more could you ask? Gail and Martin, Aberdeen.

This is the nicest gite we have stayed in. The kids have asked to return next year! .... Joy, Carl, Toby, Zak & Charlie
Mar 2009
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this lovely gite and could not have been happier. It is fully equipped with everything you could need for a very comfortable stay.

Although you are set in the most beautiful countryside you are very close to many interesting towns and villages and there is plenty to see and do.

Sue and Les are perfect hosts and completely respect your privacy but are on hand with a wealth of local information.

If you are looking for comfort in a beautiful part of France you cannot go wrong by choosing La Morinais.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Morinais

  • 4 of 5

A very pleasant stay in a well equipped house in a quiet location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely rural getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable holiday with everything we needed for our stay.Accommodation was well equipped, comfy beds and plenty of hot water.The grounds are well maintained and we enjoyed the lovely views,sunbathing and having BBQs.

We all made good use of the pool and Les and Sue were available if we had any queries or we wanted advice for local places to visit.Recommended for families who want a relaxing and peaceful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely pleased to have such appreciative comments and are delighted that our guests' holiday expectations were well satisfied during their stay with us.
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Wow- what a haven to find for our holiday

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can we say. Accommodation just perfect. A great mix of rural France and mod cons. Lovely accommodation, wonderfully tranquil setting. Well placed for exploring, and daily dips in the pool for the whole family! The kids had loads of space to play too. Sue & Les are lovely hosts. On hand if you need the but not intrusive. Wonderful experience would recommend to anyone wanting a lovely, comfortable, relaxing holiday in rural France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought our property in this south eastern corner of Brittany for the rural tranquility and for ease of access to Channel ports and to the rest of France; the area enjoys a micro climate and often benefits from kinder weather than the rest of Brittany. We bought a longere which we have largely renovated to create a space for ourselves and one holiday gite.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The southern beaches at La Baule and the northern resorts of Dinard and St Malo are equidistant - 1.5 hours journey time.


Rennes airport is 56km. Nantes 99kms and Dinard 109km. The ferry port of St Malo is 128km and Roscoff is 263km. Use of car is essential for this location.


Eance 2km. Martigne Ferchaud 5km. La Guerche de Bretagne 13km. Chateabriant 17km. Pouance 11km. Vitre 38km. Esse 20km. Rennes 50km. Angers 80km. Laval 50km. Ancenis 55km.

Further Details:

Martigne Ferchaud: the lake 'Etang de la Forge' is a must for nature lovers and provides walks or cycle rides both short and long. Each summer the truly memorable night-time show by the lake - 'Les Etincelles Aquatiques' - attracts visitors from many parts of France and abroad. La Guerche de Bretagne: La Guerche, a small town with 11th Century origins, has a thriving market on Tuesdays, several supermarkets, indoor swimming pool. Chateaubriant: Visit the 11 Century chateau and discover the old town or visit the market on a Wednesday. Choice of 4 major supermarkets. Pouance: a small town with ancient chateau, market on Thursdays, superb lake setting with beached area for summer bathing, watersports with bar/cafe on-site.

Vitre: another historic town with chateau which stages a night-time 'son et lumiere' show in summer. Discover the quaint wood clad shops and houses in narrow streets.

Esse: 'La Roche aux Fees', a meglithic site, is a striking monument. Built near the end of the Neolithic area it is some 4,500 years old.

Rennes: a visit to this ancient city is highly recommended. The Saturday market is one of the largest in France and is vibrant at all times of the year.

Angers: an historic city on the Loire with Saturday market. Laval: a charming old city with chateau and cathedral on the river Mayenne with Saturday market.

Ancenis: this area on the Loire with its beautiful scenery offers ample opportunity for wine tasting and purchase.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners direct to make a booking. A deposit of £100 per week is required to confirm booking. The balance is required 8 weeks before arrival. Water, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels are included in the rental.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Short stays of 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights available outside high season. Evening meal available.

Discounts available for a couple wishing to book out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

We have installed a swimming pool which offers a welcome respite from the heat of summer days and you may choose to eat on the decking which is equipped with table and chairs. In addition there is a private garden area for use of guests with barbecue, table and chairs, a covered area for protection from too much sun, and swings for children.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is fitted with hydro shower cabinet, WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit and large mirror and electric towel rail. Separate WC on the ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) + travel cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with single bed.


  • Outside: Patio area outside the gite with table, chairs and sunshade. Private grassed barbecue area with sunbeds. Private solar heated swimming pool for sole use of guests to gite, 7x4m, 1.2m deep, raised sun terrace with table and chairs. The pool when open is cleaned daily. Utility Room: The utility room is equipped with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided.

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