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Three Gites In a Rural Setting - Changeover day is flexible - Les Chenes

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Jun-2016
Farmhouse and 2 cottages between Dinan and the beaches, Brittany, to rent separately or as a group. - Perfect for families, couples and groups

Please note that due to a glitch in the website the quotes provided by Ownersdirect are inaccurate and nearly always too high! Please email me for an accurate quotation!

La Gromillais is a small hamlet (us and one neighbour!) ideally situated between the coast and Dinan. Once a working farmhouse and outbuildings, the gites, Les

Chenes, Le Pommier and Le Noisetier, are set around a gravel courtyard. Each gite is newly renovated, and we've kept the character while adding a little luxury. The garden has swings and a play area, with access to a huge cider apple orchard beyond, providing plenty of space. Each of the smaller gites has an open plan ground floor while Les Chenes has two large reception rooms downstairs. Freeview t.v. in all gites. Free Wifi available. All properties are non-smoking.

Details for holiday farmhouse Les Chenes, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms

Les Chenes is perfect for large groups. Through the front door to an open plan main room with kitchen area (electric oven, range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, coffee machine, toaster) and a dining area with a huge wood burner in the fireplace. In the Salon sofas are arranged round the wood burner. Double doors throughout lead into the garden. Upstairs are two single rooms and a double room, all sharing a family bathroom (bath, shower, loo, sink). A further step up takes you into the enormous master bedroom (with ensuite bathroom) with double bed, mezzanine, and a balcony overlooking the gardens with views to the orchard and fields. Up from the landing is the Attic Bedroom, great for children or teenagers. With three single beds and bathroom (bath, shower, sink and loo) there is plenty of room. Garden of lawns and borders with loungers, tables, swings, play den and two huge oak trees. Central heating system. Please email owner for lots more photographs!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Nic and Lizzie Mehta and our children are rugby-mad Harry (13) and anything arty Lucy (9). We came to La Gromillais after 7 years in Hong Kong, looking for space, beauty and tranquility in an interesting place where our children could become fluent in French and have a gentle childhood. A primary school teacher in London many moons ago, Lizzie has taught English to three year groups at her childrens' school while Nic commuted from the UK at the weekends. We love walking our two dogs in the countryside and on the beaches, exploring local towns and improving our French! Although La Gromillais is no longer our permanent residence, we return as often as we can, and we hope guests who come will enjoy the gites and discover this gem of an area. It really is a fabulous place for a holiday.

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Speaks English, French

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

4

Well equipped, clean and in lovely surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and found the helpful tips for restaurants and places to visit very useful when deciding where to go. This reflected the helpfulness offered by the owner from the moment we booked as she was very attentive throughout.

The property is charming and reflective of the description and we liked the fresh colour scheme. The location is very quiet and rural and the property may have benefitted from some bikes so that we didn't always have to get in the car to visit the bakery as this was too far to walk. Dinan, locations along the river Rance and the lovely beaches however are all easy to get to in the car.

June is a lovely quiet time to visit although some of the recommended restaurants were not open early in the week there was still plenty to do including visiting local markets.

We would recommend visiting the area and look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Being a Dorset girl I have always yearned to be 'far from the madding crowd'. Promoting itself as 'La campagne à deux pas de la mer', this area is in the heart of the Brittany countryside but 'two steps' from the sea. The towns of Dinan, St. Malo and Dinard, each having its own distinctive style and atmosphere, are close by. Getting to the area is easy by ferry, train or plane. Having looked at over 30 properties, we chose La Gromillais (the 1st one we had seen!) for its location and also for having such a welcoming south-facing courtyard around which the buildings are arranged.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard/Pleurtuit/St. Malo at 11 Miles Nearest Barpub : Languenan at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : St. Malo at 17 Miles Nearest Train : Dinan at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : N176 at Dinan at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Dinan at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : St. Jacut at 7.3 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

You will be spoilt for choice of beach here. It is only 15 minutes driving to the nearest one but the coastline offers a variety of sea and river beaches with clean, golden sand and endless rockpools, more and more uncovered as the tide goes out. The town and village beaches offer nearby facilities (restaurants, activities, life guarded areas, loos etc.) while others are wilder and more adventurous! There is plenty of free parking and most beaches are seldom crowded even mid-August.

Travel:

We are in a rural location so a car is essential. Ferry crossings from Plymouth, Poole, Weymouth, Portsmouth (we can offer discounts on some ferry crossings). By car, St. Malo is only 30 minutes away, Caen is 2 hrs away, Cherbourg and Roscoff are 2 1/2 hrs away. Good road links and little traffic make driving easy. Dinard airport is 20 minutes away (car hire available).

Distances:

Languenan - 2.4 kms, Corseul - 5 kms. Dinan - 7kms, St. Malo - 20 kms. Rennes - 60 kms. Mont St. Michel and Cancale are only 45 minutes away.

Further Details:

Dinan is 5kms away with supermarkets, banks, petrol station etc. There is a market every Thursday. Walk along the massive medieval ramparts, explore the old town with it's mix of traditional and modern shops and restaurants. The vertiginous medieval Rue Jerzuel, lined with beautiful buildings, connects the town to the river port where an ancient bridge crosses the river. There are walks along the river in both directions. To the south, Lehon boasts the ruins of a medieval crusader castle, and a stunning abbey next to an outdoor heated public swimming pool. Browse the shops in Dinard, distinctly chic in atmosphere, or buy a picnic at the thrice-weekly market to enjoy on the beach a stone's throw away. Enjoy the views of smart villas on a walk around the undercliff. On the other bank of the Rance is the famous walled city of St. Malo. Its rich citizens built great mansions on the riverbanks upstream (Chateau Montmarin is one to be visited). Along the Rance, several pretty villages are worthy of a visit, many with restaurants next to sandy river beaches. One has a tame seal!

Along the coast is the magnificent Mont St. Michel, Cancale, the sweep of the beach at St. Cast or the more intimate beaches of the St. Jacut peninsular and Lancieux. When you want a change from the beach, visit ruined castles, canal walks, a stud farm, cider museum or take a guided kayak tour. Rennes, Combourg and Fougeres are in easy reach, as are many inspirational gardens and chateaus. Cycling in Brittany is a breeze thanks to the region's network of green ways, with four major green way cycle routes that interlink to form a network.

Several local depot-ventes (half way between junk shop and antique shop) are there for hunting down that authentic french souvenir.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn/Winter Season
4 Sep 2016 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please do call me on 0780 88 50 900 or 01844 275 080 if you have any questions.
Changeover Day is flexible.
Bookings must be for at least a week. If you book 2 consecutive weeks for a holiday to be taken in Autumn/Winter or Spring Season you get 10% off the price!
Arrival from 4pm onwards, departure by 10am.
Late arrivals can be accommodated.
Security deposit for the larger farmhouse, Les Chenes, is £250.00 per week
We can offer guests a discount of up to 10% on the cost of ferry prices on Brittany Ferries. Please ask for details.

Payment is by bank transfer only. 30% of total cost (non-refundable) is to be paid up front as booking deposit which confirms the booking. The balance and a refundable security deposit is payable no later than 8 weeks before the start of the rental.
Notes on prices:
Prices include all linen and towels for the gites. It also includes a statutory local 'taxe sejour' of 0.33p/day per guest over 13 ye

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Facilities

From the Owner

There are three gites at La Gromillais. Grouped around the courtyard as they are, guests often mingle with children playing together. It's a great place for a large family or a group of friends who want to be on holiday with each other but don't necessarily want to be in the same house all together. It is also easy to be private and secluded, with both the gardens and the courtyard to chose from in which to relax.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Pink bedroom - pretty single room, sharing a bathroom.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, Blue Bedroom - a fun, bright bedroom, sharing a bathroom.
  • Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed, The Attic - a huge bright room with space, and own bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, A lovely room overlooking the courtyard, sharing a bathroom.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Huge! Plenty of space for a travel cot, own ensuite bathroom

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please include working contact number when making an enquiry so that I may be able to contact you if necessary. Please note : changeover day is flexible. Minimum number of nights stay is 7. Outside: The big courtyard has lots of parking space (in the barn or open area) and room left over for a game of boules, relaxing in the sun or in the shade of the willow trees. The two smaller gites share a private lawned garden with apple trees, patio area, picnic tables with chairs, loungers, garden umbrellas and a barbeque. For our younger guests there are swings and a small play area for making mudpies! Les Chenes has its own large garden with lawns and borders. Oak, beech, pine, peach and fig trees offer shade and there is plenty of space for children to run around in. A hidden play den in the long border will keep young children happy! There is access to a large cider apple orchard and you can say hello to the horses who are sometimes in the field. There is a lovely circular 2.4km walk from the gates, along country roads and tracks. Look out for the banks of primroses and wild flowers in spring and summer, and pick blackberries in autumn. We regularly see hares, kestrels and herons.

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