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Tranquil rural location with Private Heated Swimming Pool



Updated: 18-Aug-2016
Comfortable Family Home near Merleac, Nr. Saint Brieuc, Brittany, France - Nearby boulangerie, tennis court and lake

Two houses adjacent to each other within their own private courtyard with heated swimming pool (open June to September), large garden on the edge of a small friendly hamlet. The houses are spacious, one being open plan on the ground floor, the other has a ground floor ensuite bedroom off the salon, a study and kitchen breakfast room. The pool house can be reached from the larger of the two houses. The pool is in a sunny sheltered position overlooking fields.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 3 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We are an English family of five with young children, three dogs and a cat. We bought our house in Brittany about 10 years ago and spend most of our holidays there.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you for a lovely week, what a wonderful place! Boys went canoeing for the first time and loved it. We all had a wonderful time and loved the house, swimming pool and surrounding area". Avril 2014
Jul 2014
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1 holidaymaker review

London England

Disappointing Holiday Accommodation

  • 2 of 5

Lovely grounds and spacious but rather run down accommodation.

The owner's website needs updating as it contains a number of inaccuracies:there were no bikes, no hairdryer, the microwave oven and the dishwasher did not work-no fun for a party of twelve including a baby.

We contacted the owners about the key to the Longhouse being almost impossible to use and the pool cover not working, leading to loss of heat and an increase in leaves etc in the water.We were told these matters would be looked into and we would be kept informed. This did not happen.

The standard of cleanliness on our arrival left much to be desired.one could write in the dust on the mirrors and the en-suite shower needed to be de-gunged before it would drain.

The bedding and house towels were of a high quality but were not changed during our 2 week stay.

The farmhouse suffered 3 serious infestations of flying ants during our stay.

Would not recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am shocked and very sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience at our home in Brittany. I will be taking your complaints very seriously and immediately looking into each problem you raised.
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From the Owner

We decided to buy our house in Brittany because, having small children, it is easy to get to and we love the French culture. Our children are able to have space and freedom in a beautiful, safe and tranquil setting. There are wonderful lakes nearby with sandy beaches and swimming, kayaking and walking, there are canal paths to cycle or walk along and wonderful markets to visit. We often take trips up to the glorious beaches on the coast.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 58 Miles Nearest Barpub : Merleac - Chez Roland at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 64 Miles Nearest Golf : Planeuf Val Andre at 33 Miles Nearest Train : St Brieuc at 18 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lac du Bosmeleac at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Plerin at 21 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

65km of cycle/walking paths along the Rigole d'Hilvern (an ancient waterway once feeding the Nantes Brest Canal) can be picked up approximately 10 minute bicycle ride from Maison La Boissiere. It is lovely safe pathway running under large dappled trees through beautiful countryside.


5 minutes drive to sandy beach on lake, 45 minutes drive to beautiful coastal beaches and resorts.


If coming by car from England, the nearest ports for ferries are St Malo, which is about an hour and half drive away, or Roscoff. Dinard airport is about an hour and half and Rennes is about 2 hours drive away.


Maison La Boissiere is set in a small hamlet just outside the village of Merleac with its boulangerie and tennis court. The beautiful market town of Quintin is approximately 15 minutes drive. This has a chateau and a good weekly market. The beautiful, tranquil Lac du Bosmeleac is a bike ride away where you can hire canoes, fish, swim and have a meal or drink overlooking the lake. The 62km of bicycle lanes along the Rigole under dappled shady trees is a bicycle ride from the house.

Further Details:

The small town of Uzel, 10 minutes drive, has more shops including a fish shop, a small super market, chemist, banks and a very small weekly market. The pretty town of Quintin has two good supermarkets, a large weekly street market and restaurants.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Change over days are normally Saturdays but can be flexible out of season. Guests are asked to arrive any time after 4pm and to depart no later than 10am.

We ask for a 25% deposit to secure your booking with the balance payable eight weeks prior to the start of your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

It is very peaceful without being isolated in an area of France largely untouched by tourism. The space, peace and freedom is what we love most. The proximity to the boulangerie and tennis court is a real bonus as is the beautiful nearby lake and canal paths, both a bike ride or walk from the house. Trips to the coastal beaches are a great day out.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Longhouse: En-suite shower room with shower, basin, wc. Family bathroom with bath, shower hose, bidet, twin basins. Separate loo next to family bathroom. Separate downstairs wc. Farmhouse: 1 shower room, separate WC. Downstairs cloakroom with WC


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Longhouse: Bedroom 1 en-suite (ground floor) with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with two single beds, Bedroom 4 with two single beds. Farmhouse: 1 Double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • There is a large playbarn in the courtyard with a selection of ride on toys, bouncy hoppers and other toys for little ones. Outside: A private and sunny garden with lawn, mature trees, garden table and chairs and barbecue. There is a pretty orchard and chickens. A private, 10m x 4m heated swimming pool (10m x 4m) is situated close to the house in a sunny sheltered position. Utility Room: Longhouse: Washing machine, fridge/freezer, large freezer, microwave, iron & ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All beds are fully made up with white cotton linen. Bath and beach towels are provided. The property is cleaned between lettings and linen is changed every Saturday. Other: Longhouse: Study with internet access. Pantry with large freezer and microwave oven. Pool Room: Ping-pong table, dining table and chairs, day bed, changing room with hot shower & wash hand basin

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