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Village Location 800m Sandy Beach In Natural Reserve, St Malo 45 Mins Wi-Fi



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Villa in Pleherel Plage, Emerald Coast, Frehel, Brittany, France - Short walk to stunning beach, restaurants and shop, 20% off Brit Ferries, Emerald Coast, Wi-Fi

1950s villa in village just 800m from the beautiful beach of Pleherel Plage on the beautiful Emerald Coast. St Malo just 45 minutes with 20% travel concession with Brittany Ferries. 3 upstairs bedrooms with beds for six (one double and four singles) plus an additional 2 on futons. We have a travel cot. Plenty of living space downstairs and very well equipped, including games room and Wi-Fi. Original wooden floors, marble fire places and very good quality furnishings throughout. Good sized gardens to front and rear are mainly lawn. Surrounding area of Cape Frehel is a natural reserve and there is lots to do including seaside activities,golf, cycling, tennis (indoor and outdoor), horse-riding, historic towns, markets and coastal path GR 34. Boulangerie is close-by (not open in the winter). Rough Guide says 'while the entire Cote d'Emeraude is ravishingly beautiful, the Cap Frehel is exceptional'.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Tim and Jo have four children and work in in the south-east of England in education.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons adoré notre semaine à la Cigalette. Votre maison est très agréable et nous adorons cette région de Bretagne. Merci encore pour cette semaine idyllique.
Nov 2016
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Superbe residence for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Cigalette for a family reunion and boy what a wunderful week we spent at this charming house! Well equiped kitchen and cosy dining and sitting room where we enjoyed long evenings with wine and good food. Long walks on the beautiful beaches, making trips to st Malo and Dinand, to st Cast le Guildo. Many villages yet to explore so we have to return for sure. Our Labrador had great fun in the fenced garden with collecting apples and at the beaches! He didn't want to get in the car when we had to leave :). We were lucky to have beautiful sunny weather and stunning sunsets. The only thing we could think of was a working fireplace to put the icing on the cake. A great collection of books and dvds (which we admired but didn't use because of the great weather) and of course a fierce family battle at the table tennis table! Thanks for a fantastic week in your charming beautiful house. For sure we will come back. Best regards from this Dutch Family Burger and their Labrador Leon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You would be very welcome back to La Cigalette.
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The house was spacey and homely and it had all the facilities we wanted and more.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived it was a house that stood tall against it's neighbours. The interior had homely touches and made you feel instantly at home and it was clean and tidy. We loved the fact the beach was a short walk away and the bay was sandy and quiet. We walked the beach everyday we also went rock pooling at the beach and saw lots of crabs, and fish. The surround area had a good choice of sandy coves, and harbours and for the family shop the supermarkets were nearby. We had a lovely family meal at Saint-Cast-le-Guildo to celebrate our daughter's 21st Birthday. We have felt really relaxed and it was good to have a break from home to forget about work and really unwind. Tim was very good and getting in touch and sorting out arrangements ready for our stay. I would recommend this house to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Cigalette.
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Very good accommodation and Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a very happy three weeks at La Cigalette in June/July 2016. The house was well equipped and the large enclosed garden is ideal for families of all ages, We particularly liked the situation in a friendly village which had all the essentials, boulangerie, an excellent reasonably priced restaurant and an easy walk to a wonderful beach. It is a property one would like to revisit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is good to hear that our clients enjoyed the house and area so much. We agree that the village location close to a great beach makes La Cigalette a wonderful holiday destination.
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Perfect Family Holiday Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at La Cigalette with our Daughter, Son-in-law and twin grand-daughters and it was perfect for our family holiday. On arrival we found the property to be clean with good facilities. The lovely beaches, which are close-by, are great for children to enjoy building sand castles, playing in the rock pools as well as safe bathing. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby. We would be happy to recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the positive review. We are pleased that you and our other clients are able to enjoy the lovely variety of beaches and village facilities which are so close to the villa.
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Suits us!

  • 5 of 5

I have now stayed twice at La Cigalette - last year with a party of elderly friends and this year with my nephew's family with two small children. It suited us all very well. We could have spent the whole time there (reading all the books, playing all the games, watching all the videos provided, barbecuing in the garden) except that the gorgeous beaches with wonderful views are so near and so inviting and the countryside and surrounding villages are so attractive. We were very comfortable and felt welcome in the house.We hope to come again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed another stay at La Cigalette. We are pleased that the new weber barbeque was useful, along with other facilities in the house. We agree that the beaches and surrounding countryside are very special around Cape Frehel.
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Holiday home from home

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! The beaches are superb and within easy walking distances. The house is in a lovely quiet area with a boulongere just up the road and a superb restaurant to dine in. There are plenty of small towns in the area to visit, you could spend every day at a different market in the morning and the rest of the day relaxing on the beach. We took our princess (small border jack terrier) and she loved it, most of the area is dog friendly so would recommend taking your pet with you. A great holiday, a great holiday home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feedback which we much appreciate. Many of our clients enjoy the walking in the area, especially the GR 34 coast path which passes very close to the villa.
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From the Owner

We bought Villa La Cigalette in 2010 in order to escape to France during the long school holidays. Our key requirements were to be very close to a great sandy beach, village location with easy access to shops and restaurants, access to family activities such as cycling and tennis, and convenience for the ferry port of St Malo. We also wanted something with character, rather than a modern box. We fell in love with villa La Cigalette from first sight and are sure that our guests will have a great time in Pleherel Plage. There is lots to do locally, with plenty of interest too if you want to range further afield.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinan at 29 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 38 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Sabled'Or Les Pins at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lamballe at 24 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Petit Bouchot at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pleherel Plage at 0.7 Kilometres


The gorgeous beach of Pleherel Plage on the Emerald Coast is just 800m away. The water is very clear with life guards in the peak season. The beach is backed by dunes and pine forest. We consider this to be one of the finest beaches in Brittany, if not in all of France. It compares very favourably with top beaches we have seen in other parts of the world. The long distance coastal footpath (GR34) is very close by. Mussels can be collected at low water from near-by beaches.


St Malo is just 45 mins away. The small airport of Dinard is 35 mins away and is served by budget airlines. Rennes airport is about 2 hours away. A car would help to get to and from the villa, although it would not be strictly necessary once installed if you want to visit just the beach and the most local area.


The villa is in the village of Pleherel Plage.

The small town of Frehel is 1 mile away.

Cape Frehel with its lighthouse and stunning views is 3 miles away.

The historic Fort La Latte is 3 miles away.

Historic St Malo and Dinard are 30-40 miles away.

Further Details:

There is a boulangerie and general store and a few restaurants in the village within a couple of minutes walk. The boulangerie closes in the winter but most of the restaurants remain open. There is a year-round boulangerie about a mile away in Frehel. Other shops and facilities are 5 minutes drive away in Frehel. A large new supermarket (SuperU) and a budget supermarket (Lidl) are about 10 minutes away towards Erquy. Internet access is available at the library in Frehel, at the beach cafe in season and at the casino in Sables D'Or Les Pins.

This area is particularly good for cycling and new dedicated cycle routes have been built recently as part of the ambitious Roscoff to Kiev european long distance cycle path. Some of these routes are spectacularly located, especially the one going to the lighthouse at Cape Frehel and the one going to Erquy which includes a specular bridge over the estuary. All the cycling is either on dedicated cycle-only paths or on extremely quiet country roads. Bikes can be hired locally or guests may bring their own.


Rental rates

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1 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
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25 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
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15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required on booking. The remainder is due 60 days prior to arrival. Bed linen and towels may be hired separately or clients can bring their own (prices per web site).

Changeover Day:
The usual changeover day is Saturday but there could be flexibility. The usual check-in time is 4PM and check-out is at 10am. These times are to ensure sufficient time for checking and cleaning. On a case-by-case basis earlier check-in might be possible.

Notes on prices:
20% off Brittany Ferries for clients.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Villa La Cigalette's main advantage is its proximity to a sandy beach which is stunning by any standards. We have lived both in Portugal and Virginia and saw nothing in either of those places to surpass the beach at Pleherel Plage. La Cigalette is very close to the centre of Pleherel Plage with convenient access to the boulangerie which is open outside wintertime. The villa is full of original 1950's touches including beautiful wooden floors and old marble fireplaces. We have tried to furnish La Cigalette tastefully and have enjoyed sourcing some characterful furniture from the UK and France. The house has good quality modern appliances and Wi-Fi. One of the best things to do locally is to collect mussels from various places on near-by beaches (watch where the locals go) at low water, to be eaten immediately as moules mariniere.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom has a bath, basin and loo. Downstairs bathroom has a loo and a basin. Basement wet room has a modern shower, basin and loo.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Additional 2 may sleep on futons. Travel cot is available.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Villa has Wi-Fi. Well behaved dogs are accepted but please confine to the bottom floor (basement) which has plenty of daylight and is very comfortable. The garden is not 100% secure for dogs. Outside: Good sized front and rear gardens are mainly lawned. Barbecue and outdoor furniture is provided. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer are in the basement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen available from agents. Cash payment on departure. Double/single bedding 18/14 euro per set. Towels 4 euro per set (hand and bath). Otherwise clients may bring their own. Hired bedding is left on the beds for guests to make up themselves. Villa should be swept and tidied and dishwasher emptied on departure and checked by agents. Other: Snug and garage in cellar have DVD, table tennis and darts. Sun room off kitchen is ideal for morning coffee or as a quiet area.

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