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Detached Barn Conversion with heated pool and wifi

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Holiday Home in Dolo, Nr. Jugon Les Lacs, 22270 Brittany, France - Small Village nutes from the Beaches

Les Baguettes is situated in the small hamlet of Dolo with its own bakery, bar, small shop and creperie. There is also al lake which can be fished and, for the energetic amongst you, there is a fitness trail which surrounds it also a childrens play area with a zip wire. The closest large village is the picturesque Jugon Les Lacs,

approximately 2 miles away, with its bars, creperie, pizzeria (take aways available) and two restaurants. A small supermarket, newsagent, doctors, dentist, banks, hairdressers are also to be found here.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are David and Sandy Bartlett. We bought the property, an old farmhouse and barn in 1999, on the eve of the millennium. In 2001 we moved over here to live permanently with our two daughters, Daisy and Kitty, who are now twenty -two and twenty, respectively.

Sandy was a Primary School teacher in England and has continued to work as a teacher over here. Fortunately she has a degree in French which has been an advantage. David is an audio-visual and sound engineer whose work is usually overseas.

Brittany is a lovely part of the world and we are very happy here. We will be on hand, but not intrusive, to offer advice and information to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible

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Speaks English, French

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

A great Gite in a nice place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at this first class Gite in the countryside of Brittany. The Gite is very attractive and well maintained with everything that you need and with a pretty garden. Best of all is the heated pool which our teenage daughter and her friend made use of at every available opportunity.

Dolo is a quite village, but does have a very good creperie (and it is advisable to book as it seems to be very popular with the locals).

Nearby is the town of Jugon Les lacs, the centre of which is quaint, but is also blessed with a Carrefour local - which is great for picking up supplies when you first get there, although our lovely hosts Sandy and David kindly provide the essentials (including wine and beer) to tide us through our first night.

Out and about: visits to the coast and some excellent beaches are an easy 30 to 40 minutes’ drive away, but if you fancy some exercise, then Jugon Les Lacs is easily walkable across county and then along by the lake.

So – to the inevitable questions:

Did we enjoy our stay? Very much.

Would we recommend? Definitely.

Would we like to stay again? Absolutely.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful barn conversion,lovely garden with pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 5 day break in Les Baguettes. It is situated in the quiet hamlet of Dolo which has a small bar tabac and bakery for your morning croissant.

The barn has been carefully converted into a three bed / 2 bathroom house. Our adult daughter had the upstairs - which consists of 2 lovely bedrooms and a family bathroom and separate toilet. We had the downstairs double room with en-suite bathroom,ideal for me as I find the stairs a bit of a challenge !

The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need - washing machine, dish-washer, games (indoor and outdoor), British television, D.V.D.s and all the usual pots, pans, crockery etc. We even found milk, wine, and a few other essential items on arrival.

The lovely garden ( full of flowers and shrubs) has a children's play area, a boule court and a swimming pool large enough for all three of us to have some fun in the sun. Not forgetting the barbeque which we made full use of.

Sandy and David ( the owners ) are charming hosts and could not have been more helpful. Although they live in close proximity to the house they are never invasive but always available if you have any questions.

There is so much to do in the surrounding area that we could have stayed a month without running out of new places to visit. St Malo ( about 40 mins. drive) is a "must see".Dinan, the medieval town is approximately 25 minutes away and is delightful. There are numerous beaches within a short drive and lots of lovely countryside .

The nearest town is Jugon Le Lac which has a number of restaurants and a lovely lake. ( Dolo also has a small lake which you can walk around ).

All-in-all I would rate Les Baguettes as one of the very best Owners Direct accommodation that we have stayed in ( we have been using the company for many years ) Well done to Sandy and David for providing everything possible to make a holiday complete.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A slice of rural France at Les Baguettes

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Les Baguettes with our daughters, aged 4 and 1. We'd searched long and hard for somewhere that was going to be perfect for our family - and at Les Baguettes, we found exactly what we wanted. The girls loved the garden with its swing set, slide, boule run, swing ball and, of course, the pool.

The interior was cosy, comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped with everything provided (right down to a bottle of wine, which was much appreciated after travelling!). Plus our car was a little lighter because we didn't have to take a highchair or travel cot with us.

Owners Sandy and David couldn't have been more welcoming and we enjoyed many chats with them during our stay. They made us feel comfortable and relaxed from the start and obviously enjoy having guests. Having stayed somewhere in the UK last year that was covered in notices about what you couldn't do, it was refreshing to stay somewhere that you could feel at home in.

Dolo is your typical French village - small, quaint and quiet. There's a shop/bakery/bar and a creperie, although this appears to be being refurbished, which was a shame.

The area around Dolo is lovely – we particularly enjoyed our days out to La Bourbansais, the aquarium at Saint-Malo and Les Jardins de Broceliande. We had leisurely strolls around the lake at Dolo as well as exploring Jugon-les-Lacs. But it was equally as enjoyable to chill out at Les Baguettes and make use of the games, jigsaws, books and DVDs all thoughtfully provided.

We'd love to return to Les Baguettes one day and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a place to stay. Thank you again Sandy and David for being such wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We had often dreamt of owning a property in France but it became a reality after a visit to friends in the region in 1999. Sandy viewed the property and instantly fell in love with it and we put an offer in before David had even seen it. David, subsequently, spent a weekend here and the deed was done! We spent many holidays here and then decided to move here in 2001. We actually unloaded all our furniture and belongings in the morning and were on the beach at midday. It was a truly wonderful start to our life here. While Dolo is a very small village, it is perfectly positioned in relation to some of the most beautiful sights in the area. Dinan, a medieval town and port is only twenty minutes away and there are also stunning beaches twenty- five minutes away in either direction.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Dolo at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Mchel de Plelan at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Plenee Jugon at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Rn12 or N176 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Dolo and Jugon-les-lacs at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Dolo at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : St Cast at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are many beautiful beaches in the area, the nearest is only twenty five minutes away by car. The beaches at St Cast-le-Guildo are long and sandy with volleyball and other activities. St Jacut-sur-Mer consists of little coves and has a restaurant on the beach itself. It also has a small diving platform in use during high tide. In the other direction you will find Pleneuf-val- André, and beaches around Erquy and Cap Fréhel. Dinard and Saint Malo are the two largest seaside towns.

Travel:

Our closest port is St Malo serviced by Brittany ferries from Portsmouth and is approximately a 40 minute drive. Another popular route is Portsmouth to Caen, again using Brittany ferries. Caen is approximately a two hour drive. Ryanair fly into Dinard from Stansted and East Midlands throughout the year and from Luton to Dinard during the summer. They also fly from Luton to Brest. Flybe fly from Southampton Belfast Exeter, Edinburgh and Manchester to Rennes and from Exeter and Birminham to Brest.

Further Details:

In Dolo there is a lake where you can fish for Carp and Black Bass. There are bike trails both on and off road.Locally there is horse ridding go carting sailing and other water sports.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
10 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£375
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£400
 
 
Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£375
 
 
Easter
2 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Early Summer
23 Apr 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Early July
9 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Summer Holidays
23 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Early Autumn
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for details.

Changeover Day:
If you should wish to book a break during our low season we may be able to be flexible re arrival and departure days and the length of stay. Do not hesitate to ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.50% on booking and the remainder 6 weeks before arrival.
A deposit of £150 is required on booking via a seperate cheque to cover major breakages and damage. This will be returned within 14 days after your departure. For long term lets out of season please enquire for price. For winter bookings a basket of wood is included for the wood-burner. Extra wood will be charged at cost and the first 50 units of electricity are free after charged at cost.

Half of the cost of the holiday to be paid as deposit at time of booking? The remaining half to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. A breakages deposit is also required to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.
You can pay via bank transfer or cheque.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Dolo is a peaceful little village but benefits from a great little bakery with a bar and shop attached. The bakery is literally next door and provides a variety of bread and patisserie. We also have a really great creperie in the village which serves savoury buckwheat galettes and delicious crepes. It is so popular that you have to book in advance but is well worth a visit. There are some great walks in the area and marked cycle routes of varying difficulty. The lake in Dolo is well-stocked with fish and fishing permits are available from the bar. There is a children's playground, basketball court and fitness trail next to the lake which is about 100 metres from the gite. Small sailing boats and pedalos are available to hire in the next village, Jugon-les-lacs with its many restaurants.

Property Type

  • barn

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs en-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, toilet and vanity unit.This can also be accessed from the lounge. Upstairs family bathroom with bath and shower attachment vanity unit and a separate toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed, Bunk beds and a single
  • Bedroom 2 - A big room with a double bed and Childs single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double en-suite on ground floor. Bedroom 2 large double upstairs with small single. Bedroom 3 single with bunk beds.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: The garden itself is planted with fruit trees and shrubs and includes a children's play area equipped with swings, slide and a boule run. The swimming pool is an above ground heated pool measuring 5.5m in diameter and is entered via a ladder. The pool is open from May to the end of September depending on the weather. A paddling pool is available for younger family members. We respectfully remind parents that the safety of their children in and around the pool is their responsibility at all times. It is possible to park directly outside of the gite and there is room for two cars. Table tennis and badminton are also on offer. The property is secluded and tranquil. There is a garden table and chairs on the wooden terrace and there is a large parasol. A barbecue is provided and a small supply of charcoal on arrival. Utility Room: Stored in the kitchen there is an iron, ironing board and clothes dryer. In addition, an outside washing line can be provided. Two travel cots with bedding and a high chair can also be provided and a stair gate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. A change of linen is offered once -a -week. A welcome pack is provided including essentials ; coffee, tea, sugar, water, OJ, eggs and salt and pepper. Dishwasher and washing machine tablets are provided as are bin bags.

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