Open plan ground floor with a large dining table, cosy sitting area with woodburner, and kitchen arranged along one wall (well equipped with electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, etc.). Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin room which is large enough to also fit a folding bed or cot for a third child if needed. Modern luxury bathroom with shower over full-size bath, loo and handbasin. Electric radiators throughout.
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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.
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.
Lizzie Mehta purchased this cottage in 2007
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.
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.
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 a week or multiple of weeks only. 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.
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 years of age.
We can offer guests a discount of up to 10% on the cost of ferry prices on Brittany Ferries. Please ask for details.