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Well equipped home away from home with private heated pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage on Brittany/Normandy Border, with private heated pool and large gardens

Quietly situated at the end of a country lane, yet only 30 mins from the coast La Basse Lande is a 300 year old 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage that sleeps 8 plus travel cot. Large gardens with swings, loads of outdoor games, trampoline and heated pool(7.85M x 4:60M) A large fully fitted kitchen diner is equipped with all modern appliances. Spacious comfy lounge with English satellite TV, DVD and video players, WiFi and HiFi, ample seating and a log fire. South facing covered patio area with table, chairs and barbecue.

More Details

Jane and Nigel Cole
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Four short days in a little paradise. Very warm welcome and hospitality as usual" (John & Hebe, Bridport)

"One of the best gites we have ever rented - you have thought of everything. We were made very welcome and the weather just added to our luck with this 2 week stay. Many thanks A la prochaine" (Andrew & Rachel)

"Lovely, lovely holiday, lots for kids to do. Some lovely touches in the cottage which made our stay very comfortable. Perfect setting and facilities for a family holiday" (Lucy Jamie & kids)
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montours in Ille-et-Vilaine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with corner hydro shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Family shower room with corner hydro shower cabinet, wash hand basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - Flexible either 2 singles OR kingsize bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 3 Child Bed , Flexible :- bunk beds + kingsize OR bunk beds + 2/3 singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room. Flexible family room with either 2 single or 1 kingsize bed and pair of bunk beds. Trundle bed also available. Bedroom 3 with either kingsize bed or 2 singles. Travel cot available. All windows have blackout blinds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All gas, water and electricity is included in the rental. First basket of logs are supplied for the log burner. Oil fired central heating is available, on request, at an extra cost. Outside: Large gardens with ample parking. Trampoline, swings. Sole use of fully enclosed heated pool (8.50x4.70 x 1.2 deep). Patio with table, chairs and barbecue. Sun beds and reclining chairs. Outdoor games. We also have chickens so plenty of free range eggs available. Just ask. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean bed linen and house towels are provided each week. Tea, hand and pool towels are supplied at the beginning of each let. Cleaning: we would ask guests to leave the cottage as they find it, we can provide a cleaning service for a small extra charge.


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Well equipped home away from home with private heated pool
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews

Great thoroughly enjoyable visit

  • 5 of 5

Jane and Nigel were excellent hosts. Communications up to the visit were spot on with full directions provided to find the property etc.

We travelled light and Jane and Nigel made sure there was everything we needed. There was plenty of games available to amuse the kids and the young ones enjoyed the rural location including feeding the chickens! All in all a very good time was had by all and I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Gite

  • 5 of 5

A super base for seeing Brittany and Normandie with helpful and charming hosts and a well equipped home from home.

Would recommend and use again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here four times now all have been fantastic. Jane and Nigel cannot be more accommodating. Well equipped gite beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to welcome you back yet again this year. A bit quieter without the boys but looking forward to catching up with you all in 2018 for your fifth visit.
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Lovely house. Well equipped and brilliant helpful

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with great garden and pool. Nigel and Jane couldn't have done more to ensure we had a good time. We had some great day trips and loved fougers. Sadly the weather failed us!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful France holiday house!! A+

  • 5 of 5

Great relaxing holiday with family and friends. The property is lovely and very well equipped, as soon as we arrived it felt like home from home with all you could need plus more. We didn't need to bring much as everything was provided including beach and towels etc. A real bonus when you are aiming to pack light without a roof box! Also Jane was very kind to buy our basics!!

The "swimming pool" was one of the highlights of the holiday!!! fabulously clean, with lots of inflatables and comfortable sun loungers for the adults and a plus side is the place is very safe for the children as the access to the property was closed off with an electric gate so the children where able to wonder around enjoying the gardens etc.

The weather was around 30+ degrees most days and the bedrooms did get really hot and stuffy during the night. Ended up buying some electric fans....

Nigel and Jane were extremely kind and helpful. I would be very happy to visit again and would thoroughly recommend to other travellers. Thanks again for a lovely holiday! x

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastically comfortable & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The gite is just fantastic & we would recommend it to anyone, who wants to get away from it all, whilst keeping all the home comforts to hand. We are a family of 5 (twin 7 year old girls & a 4 year old boy) & having spent a week in Eurodisney & Paris needed some real relaxation. We were not disappointed! Jane & Nigel are perfect hosts & nothing is too much trouble- having them next door is very reassuring too, just in case!

The gite itself is superb, really homely & comfortable, with everything you could possibly wish for, outside & inside seating, well stocked kitchen & lots of games. The log burner, comfy beds, power showers, British TV, BBQ & incredible night skies were some of the higlights!

The pool was, as you'd imagine, very popular indeed with our 3 & it is only a stones throw from the door, albeit via a locked gate, which is great security, as are the electric gates on the drive- it means that little ones can go for a wander, without constantly needing to be herded! Having said that, if you want a real sun-spot, the loungers by the side of the pool come highly recommended, whilst they are playing there.

The kids were fascinated by the chickens too & loved helping collect eggs- Jane & Nigel were great with our kids & that really helps to takes the pressure off!

Advice with beaches, restaurants, castles etc were excellent & every one we visited was superb for our needs.

Overall, we couldn't recommend this property highly enough & Jane and Nigel are perfect hosts. We will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
73 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
31 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The cottage is conveniently situated for easy access to the following. Le Mont St Michel 25 minute drive (famous landmark).

Fougeres 15 minute drive (medieval town).

St James15 minute drive (American Cemetery).

Dinan 45 minute drive (medieval city).

Avranches 20 minute drive (market town).

Coast 30 minute drive (beaches and fishing villages)

Zoo, aquarium and Alligator Bay all worth a visit.


Car is essential. We are situated 3km from Sortie 31 A84.

Ferry ports St Malo 72km. Caen 147km. Cherbourg 181km. Le Havre 226km. Calais 476km.

Local airports Dinard 75km. Rennes 61km.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners direct by e-mail to make a booking. A deposit of £150 per week is required to confirm a booking. The balance is required 8 weeks before arrival together with a security deposit cheque of £150 which will be returned to you within 7 days of your departure.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Sunday. 10am departure 4pm arrival. In low season this can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in GB pounds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.