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Delightful Stone Cottage With Garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Dinan, Cotes D'Armor - Brittany, France - Peaceful Location In Small Village

Le Bourg is an old stone cottage on three floors surrounded by a walled garden in the small pretty rural village of St Meloir Des Bois. The house has a living room and separate kitchen/ dining room.There are five bedrooms, three doubles, a children's room for 3/4 and a single room and two bathrooms. The garden is large, level and mainly laid to lawn with a seating area and barbecue. The village has a bar and creperie and a full range of shops including a supermarket are available in the larger village of Plelan Le Petit, a mile and a half away. Tennis courts and a nine hole golf course are all within a couple of miles from the house. It is situated in the centre of a small village, eight miles west of Dinan in North Eastern Brittany and twenty minutes from the coast.

Clare David
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Clare David

We live in Haslemere, Surrey . We bought Le Bourg in 1989, having been attracted by its village centre setting, large walled garden and proximity to places like Dinan and sandy beaches, both of which are less than 20 minutes' drive away and have spent many happy family holidays there with our four children, now aged from 26 to 19.

Over the past 28 years we have significantly upgraded the house, converting the second floor, installing a fitted kitchen and, most recently, the downstairs bath and shower room.

In the time we have owned the property, St. Meloir des Bois has become one of the most attractive villages in the area, thanks largely to the efforts of the Mayor, Michel Desbois, who is the son-in-law of the couple who look after our keys. Our house is opposite the excellent and popular bar/creperie.

Clare David purchased this house in 1989

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in St Meloir Des Bois.To be in your lovely cottage in the middle of a real French village was a great pleasure... Le Bourg is a real delight and its location made exploring the region a joy. Your recommendations were a great help’ - The Buck family June 2009
Sep 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Méloir-des-Bois in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom (ground floor) with bath and separate shower and WC. Shower room (2nd floor) with WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (1st floor) with double bed. Bedroom 2 (1st floor) with double bed. Bedroom 3 (1st floor) with single bed. Bedroom 4 (2nd floor) with double bed. Bedroom 5 2nd floor) with 3 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is a wood burning stove in the living room. Electric heating in all rooms. One extra put up bed is available in bedroom 5. Outside: The garden of about one quarter of an acre is to the front and side of the house. It is level and mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by a low wall. Garden furniture is provided. Utility Room: Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned at every changeover and linen and towels are available to hire from our cleaner at an extra charge payable in euros at the property. Other: Wifi throughout property.


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Delightful Stone Cottage With Garden
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 14 reviews

Lovely comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a week in May and, after arriving later than we expected, were helped by the local Creperie owner who contacted the woman in the village who kept the key. All of the locals were friendly and we had 2 fantastic meals at the Creperie that week. The cottage was well equipped and roomy. Good location for touring and the vet in nearby Jugon-Les-Lacs was very helpful with dealing with the doggies who had a fantastic time. It's also worth a visit to the Charity shop in Jugon which is a real 'Alladins Cave'. We would definitely book this cottage again, (if they will have us!)

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in St Meloir and will be delighted to have you back to stay in future. Clare and Gareth David
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Séjour très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans ce gîte au cœur du charmant village de St Méloir des bois : le gîte est spacieux, bien équipé, très simple, idéal pour une grande famille comme la notre.

L'accueil par Mme Labbé est particulièrement chaleureux et nous avons vite eu le sentiment de faire partie du village !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and quite convenient.

  • 4 of 5

Mr and Mme Labbe came to say hello and introduced us to their grand-daughter. The area is quiet, but near to larger villages/towns. We went out every day to the coast, Dinan, St Malo et al. Wine is cheap and quite good. We were very lucky with the weather, it was very warm. The Gite was very accommodating for ten of us, plenty of room.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house is located in a very attractive village

  • 4 of 5

The house retains many original features, has a homely feel, and was ideal for our extended family party of nine, including two teenagers. We found the location ideal for making trips to the glorious Emerald coast, including St Cast, St Jacut, Dinard and St Malo, as well as Dinan and smaller towns and villages of interest. We appreciated the weekly market and musical entertainment in the village, and loved the excellent local Creperie which is so convenient! The garden is a very generous size, not very private, but with a more sheltered corner. Plenty of space for games, sitting outside and barbecues. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would recommend the property to others....

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic and memorable summer enjoyed at Le Bourg

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Bourg - a brilliantly located large cottage within 30 minutes drive to so many beaches. The house is large, clean and suitably furnished - perfect for a big family. We came as a family of 6 with four kids aged from 2-12. Plenty of space around the garden. Good access to supermarket 2 miles away. We will definitely let this be our Brittany base in the future and have recommended to friends already.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Two weeks at Le Borg

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property in a quintessentially Bretagne village. The property was very accommodating, clean and well presented. The garden is a good size which allowed plenty of room for the children to play. The Creperie across the road is a must, the family who run this establishment are very welcoming. You will have to use your French! which is a good thing.

Good communication from the owner regarding any aspect of the stay.

Lots to do near by and only 20 min from the sea.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


The nearest beach is at St Jacut de la Mer about twenty minutes drive from the property. This is a sandy and child friendly beach but there are many other sandy beaches only slightly further away along this coastline.


The nearest beach is at St Jacut de la Mer about 20 minutes drive from the property. This is a sandy and child friendly beach but there are many other sandy beaches only slightly further away along this coastline.


The property is 8 miles west of the medieval town of Dinan and about an hour from Brittany's capital city of Rennes to the South. It is forty minutes west of Mont St Michel which is on the Brittany/Normandy border.

Further Details:

There is a bar and creperie in the village itself. The nearest supermarket is a mile and a half away. Larger supermarkets are in the nearby towns of Dinan and Plancoet. There is an excellent wine cellar, 'Le Manoir De Bacchus' on the edge of the village specialising in Bordeaux wines. The owners speak very good English. There are many excellent restaurants and places of interest in the area which are listed in our guide to the property provided to visitors.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Méloir-des-Bois, Brittany

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
16 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
22 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Telephone or e-mail in the first instance to confirm availability, a reservation will be held for five days pending receipt of a deposit. A deposit of £150 per week is payable to confirm reservation (£100 for dates outside peak/high season). The balance is payable one month before the beginning of the holiday. Deductions in the event of a cancelled booking: More than one calendar month before departure. Deposit 15-31 days before departure 75%. 1-14 days before departure 90%. Cleaning costs are included . Bed linen and towels can be provided at an extra charge of 10 euros per person for bed linen and 6 euros for towels payable at the house.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in season, flexible out of season. Arrival time is 4pm or after but can be varied by agreement. Departure time is before 11am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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