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Beautifully Renovated French Village House

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jul-2016
Village house, St Marc le Blanc, Brittany - Quiet Village Location in Beautiful Countryside

The house is a beautiful, spacious property in a thriving village, which has been tastefully renovated retaining all the original features, such as stone walls and oak beams. The house is located on a quiet road in the village of St Marc le Blanc and has is spread over 3 floors. On the ground floor there is a living/dining area, which leads onto the very well equipped kitchen. The back door in the kitchen then leads onto the fully enclosed garden, with patio area, lawn and play area. There is also a shower/wc/utility room on the ground floor. The attic bedroom is huge, and has a kingsize bed and w/c and basin. On the first floor there are two large twin bedrooms (one with an Xbox) and a large bathroom with bath, overhead shower and wc. The house is within easy reach of the St Malo beaches and the beaches of Normandy above Mont St Michel. Only 15kms from the medieval town of Fougères and 35kms from historic Rennes. Villecartier forest with pony and boat rides is only 10 mins drive.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in East Anglia with our two daughters, dogs and tortoise. We are all at work or school and really look forward to our time in France. We first visited Brittany sixteen years ago and fell in love with the area and coastline when our oldest daughter was just one

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderfully equipped and beautiful house. We had a super holiday with wonderful weather. Lots to do for children and a great playground in the garden, thanks!



A gorgeous house with everything we could wish for, plenty of DVDs for us and the kids and a brilliant base for exploring all the main sites (Rennes, Fougeres, Mont St Michel, St Malo, Cancale) as well as the beautiful local countryside.



Wonderful holiday in St Marc, in your beautiful village and home. Thanks so much for everything, we will be back one day, we hope.



Thankyou for providing us with such a lovely house (cake especially welcome on arrival!). Unfortunately weather not great, but none the less explored the area and had a great time. The Emerald coast is beautiful, even on a rainy day and a trip to the invasion beaches in Normandy was very moving.
Jul 2009
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2 Reviews

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based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

North Somerset
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Well presented comfortable french village house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at this property in the quiet Brittany village of St Marc Le Blanc. The house is really delightful, well equipped, especially the kitchen with all you could need. A nice outdoor space for eating was a bonus as we had great weather for most of our time. Its a good base for exploring Brittany, although most of the main things you want to see are over an hour away. We enjoyed bread from the local bakery each morning : only a few minutes walk away. Our teenage children enjoyed the massive DVD collection provided! Would recommend for family holiday, children of all ages will love the house and it has facilities for young families which I know I would have appreciated when ours were younger, including an outside swing and slide. All in all we would highly recommend the property if you want a holiday away from the hustle of everyday life, but in comfortable surroundings!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time at this lovely property. The upstairs master bedroom is amazing. I loved the walks and local places to visit. The property was as described and I would definitely recommend this to Family and Friends just great for chilling out and away from the stress's and strains of life. The open fire is just great in the winter with a glass of wine we even toasted on forks. We will be back. Jacquie & Barry

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the house in St Marc le Blanc in January 04 having initially fallen in love with the stair case and my husband saying the attic had potential! Even though it was empty for about 6 months before we bought it, the house never felt cold, it always feels like coming home. The gorgeous stone walls weren't discovered until the builder moved in and started hacking off the old plaster to knock out the wall in the sitting room and we decided to leave some of the walls exposed on each floor. Gradually over the last few years we have done more work but we are nearly there. This house is a lovely family home in a wonderful village, well worth a visit.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There is a wide choice of beaches under an hours drive from the property. The beautiful emerald coast beaches at Dinard and St Malo and the beaches north of Mont St Michel are equally accessible.

Travel:

Easy access from channel ports, driving distance 1 hr to St Malo, 90 minutes Caen and 2 hours to Cherbourg.

Airports - Dinard 50 minutes drive.

Rennes - 40 minutes drive.

Distances:

25kms Mont St Michel. 15kms Fougères. 60km St Malo.

Further Details:

The village of St Marc has a bakery, butchers and grocery shop, plus 2 bars. The house is less than five minutes walk from the local bakery to collect the baguettes and croissants in the morning!

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is taken at the time of booking, with the balance payable 3 weeks before the holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day though Friday's preferred during summer months

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Wood for the open fire to be paid for separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is perfect for walkers, runners, cyclists and families alike. We are child friendly, with stair gates, high chair, cot and changing mat etc. The garden is completely enclosed and safe for the children to play or for those of you with well behaved pets. The village of St Marc is wonderful, you can wander down to the bakers in the morning for fresh croissant or a pain au raison. There is a post office, a butcher/store and a bar tabac. It is a perfect spot for walking, running or cycling and for exploring the stunning coastline of Brittany or the medieval towns inland.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs shower room with shower, wc, hand basin and washing machine. First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, wc. Second floor bedroom with wc and hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds plus wooden cot. Double sofa bed in sitting room

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house is suitable for all age groups and there is plenty of baby equipment in the house, plus a high chair, cot, stair gate etc. Children's play area (swings and slide) in the garden. Bicycles can also be provided for exploring the local area. Outside: The garden is 100m², comprising a patio area with garden furniture and barbecue, a lawned area and a children's play area. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels supplied, changed weekly. Property cleaned at end of let.

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