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Cottage In Rural Hamlet On Coast Near Cap Frehel, Cotes D’Armor, Brittany

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Charming 1 Bedroom Stone Cottage near Village (Plevenon), Beaches & Coastal Path. Tranquil and Private; Walk, Swim, Cycle or Relax.

Walk along the cliffs towards Cap Frehel and admire the spectacular sea views or go for a swim at one of five local beaches. Buy superb seafood and local vegetables at a local market or have lunch at a little restaurant. Then lounge on your private terrace with a book or watch the butterflies in the wild flower meadow and Eric’s goats grazing in front of the cottage.

The cottage adjoins the main house, a farmhouse dating from the 1700s and faces south with open views over a wild flower meadow, fields and woodland. The sitting room with dining area adjoins a separate kitchen, which leads to the bathroom. The spacious first floor bedroom, accessed from the sitting room, has a lovely view. The cottage has its own access, is private and is not overlooked. There is off-road parking and central heating.

The cottage lies on the edge of the “landes” a protected area of beautiful coastal heathland. It is only 300m from the GR34 coastal footpath that runs between Cap Frehel with its lighthouse, magnificent cliffs and sunsets and Fort La Latte a spectacular 14th century castle. Both are within easy walking distance, as are two quiet beaches, though these involve a difficult climb down steep paths. A further 4 easily accessible sandy beaches are minutes away by bike or car.

There is a creperie within easy walking distance and a small restaurant on the way to Plevenon, the nearest village (4km). The boulangerie there sells a huge range of delicious breads, pastries and cakes – try their almond croissants! There is a bar (with wi-fi) a butcher/charcuterie and you can also buy local mussels and oysters. Supermarkets and a full range of shops are within 15km at Matignon and Erquy both of which have weekly markets. Erquy, a thriving fishing port and seaside town, has several restaurants.

The cottage is also ideally placed for exploring both the North Brittany coast and the interior. Dinan, Dinard and St. Malo are within easy reach while the Mont St Michel, the famous pink granite coast and the picturesque Iles de Brehat are further afield.

You can find further details of these and other features in the Location-Activities section.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful Rural and Coastal Retreat

  • 5 of 5

At the time of booking, we had seen the photos of the cottage on the website, but upon arrival we were delighted to find that the photos really didn't do it justice. The cottage was very traditional with its thick stone walls in a picturesque setting, and the inside of the cottage was beautifully presented. The bedroom upstairs was spacious, light and airy, the vi sprung mattress was very comfortable, and the view of the wild garden and the fields through the low window next to the bed was spectacular. There was a good selection of books, we read some, borrowed some and left some of our own for the next guests. The kitchen and utility room were well equipped with a large fridge freezer, washing machine, pretty crockery and glassware. There was plenty of hot water for the powerful shower, and everything was very clean and fresh. We very much enjoyed sitting out on the rustic terrace, both during the sunny afternoons and the warm evenings, using the barbeque which was provided for guests.

The owners, Jane and David, were resident next door. They were friendly and helpful without being intrusive, and gave us plenty of advice about restaurants and places to visit. They even gave us a punnet of freshly picked raspberries from their garden when we first arrived!

The area was very peaceful and was perfect for beaches, walks and cycling. We cycled to Erquy for the street market, where there was a superb array of local sea food and other fresh produce. We bought some wonderful oysters after the very friendly stall holder gave us some to sample. San Malo was easy driving distance and was a great place to visit, much more than a ferry port as we had originally thought. We had always wanted to go to a Michelin star restaurant, and were delighted to find the restaurant Maxime Crouzil in the small town of Plancoet, just 30 km from the cottage. It proved to be everything we had expected!

In summary, we thought everything was fabulous and would not hesitate to recommend both the Plevenon area, and in particular Jane and David's cottage. We hope to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic gite in idyllic location!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location; short walk to lovely coastal walks, Fort la Latte, and our very favourite creperie/restaurant.

The little port and resort town of Erquy is a short drive away and beautiful beaches even closer - no more than 10 minutes!

The gite is beautifully maintained, has everything you need and is very comfortable.

The owners are often in their own property next door, and in an unobtrusive way ensure that all is at hand to make thevisit as enjoyable as possible.

Previously we'd stayed at numerous gites arounfd Brittany but have returned to Latte on several occasions now, and would not stay anywhere else - it offers everything we look for on a trip to Brittany.

Very highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

As newcomers to this part of Brittany, the cottage and its location exceeded our expectations. We were fortunate to have glorious weather and greatly enjoyed the beautiful choice of local, sandy coves and beaches (often deserted) as well as the easily accessible coastal path with its spectacular views. The cottage is spacious and well-equipped but also secluded and peaceful - a perfect environment for a relaxing, romantic holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Our little gite

  • 5 of 5

How do we give true justice to this beautiful bit of paradise that has become our second home. 'Our little gite' is testament to the wonderful hosts Jane and David, who are there if you need them, but allow you to feel as if you are indeed in your own little home for a truly restful, peaceful holiday. The gite is spotlessly clean, comfortably and tastefully furnished with beautiful bed linen. If you have a stop off on the way to stock up on basic needs it is possible to buy everything you need in Plevenon, a very pleasant cycle ride away. Walking, cycling , swimming are all on your doorstep and the darkness of the night and peace of just watching the rural world go by all add to a haven for rejuvenation from the busy world. We are not sure why we are saying all this because we have been back six times and always want to be able to go back, we have actually kept the actual location secret from our closest friends!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little property, simply but elegantly furnished and situated in one of the best locations we have come across. The dining/sitting area is comfortable and relaxing, the bedroom spacious and airy. The bed is so wonderfully large and comfortable. Jane and David are the perfect hosts, discreet but on hand should you need advice or assistance. We took our bikes and loved cycling along the numerous quiet country lanes before calling in at the boulangerie in Plevenon to pick up croissants for breakfast. The coastal path provided us with some lovely walks, gorgeous views and wonderful beaches. The weather was perfect but even if it hadn't been I don't think it would have spoiled our enjoyment of this lovely place. The local creperie does not offer a varied menu, however, what they do provide is delicious and the staff are lovely. On our final night we dined there on Moules Mariniere et Frites al fresco - the perfect end to a superb holiday. We rarely return to the same place twice for a holiday but we'll definitely be heading back here next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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A place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The Accommodation: The pictures shows it as it is, there is nothing 'hidden' next to it. A lovely building in a very peaceful setting, with everything we needed on site. The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean and good condition. Jane was very helpful, there when needed.

The area: We loved it, 2 minutes from the coastal path which was a fantastic walk. The new coastal road was an amazing drive with fantastic views, again only a few minutes drive away. The local villages on the coast were great, nice places to eat.

If you are after somewhere to get away from the hassle & noise, this is perfect. Stuff to do and places to go if you want, but great to stay in the gite if you want to sit and read.

The area is a French holiday destination, so only really busy during their times. Outside of this very quiet, almost a waste ..... but i'm not telling everyone, otherwise it may be too busy next time I go !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 34 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Plevenon at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 46 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Le Val Andre at 24 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lamballe at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Petit Galet, La Latte at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 0.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Activities

Two quiet beaches (Les Fontaines and Le Vaugamont) are within walking distance though they do involve a difficult climb down steep paths. There are a further 4 easily accessible sandy beaches within 5 kilometres, La Fosse, a superb cove between rocky headlands and Château Serein, a beach with magnificent woodland going down to the shore. Larger more extensive beaches at Les Greves d’en Bas and Sables D’Or les Pins have lifeguards in the summer. There is good swimming at all these beaches while the latter two attract surfers and wind-surfers.

There is an extensive network of footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes around the cottage, including the GR34 coastal footpath, which provide excellent and varied walking and cycling. Cycles can be hired locally. The area is excellent for wildlife. The cliffs at the Cap and the salt-marshes and mudflats of the Baie de La Fresnaye (5 km) are good for birdwatching and you may be lucky enough to see the resident school of dolphins.

Horse riding is available at Sables D’Or, tennis at Pleherel Plage and there are 4 golf courses within easy reach. There are spas at Dinard and Pleneuf Val Andre. In the summer there is a varied programme of concerts at local venues and a wide range of other cultural events and activities.

Shopping and Eating

Plevenon, the nearest village (bar, butcher, boulangerie), is 4km away. Supermarkets, shops and restaurants are in the local towns of Matignon 14km and Erquy 16 km, while St Malo (45 km) and the medieval town of Dinan (45km) have a much wider range of shops and attractions.

There are weekly markets markets all year round in Matignon (Wednesday) and Erquy (Saturday), while in summer there are smaller markets at Frehel (8km) and Plurien (10km). There are supermarkets, pharmacies and banks/cash points at Matignon (14km) and Erquy (16km) and a doctor at Frehel.

A creperie, Le Petit Galet, is 300m away while La Ribote, a small restaurant is on the way to Plevenon; you’ll find both of these on TripAdvisor. Sables d’Or (10km) and Erquy have a range of restaurants though not all are open all year round and a Michelin starred restaurant can be found at Plancoet (30 km).

Places to visit

The inland town of Dinan with its medieval ramparts. the Edwardian seaside resort of Dinard and the walled port of St Malo are all within 50 km. The Mont St Michel, 80km to the east, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. To the west (120 km) lie the famous pink granite coast and the picturesque Iles de Brehat.

Getting there

The cottage is 45 minutes from the port of St. Malo which is served by Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth which also has sailings to Cherbourg (3 hours away), Caen (2.5 hours) and Le Havre (3.5 hours). They also sail from Plymouth to Roscoff (2 hours away). Discounts on Brittany Ferry fares are available; contact the owner for details.

From Calais by road takes about 6 hours.

Ryanair has a daily flight from Stansted and from East Midlands to Dinard, where car hire is available.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 
 
Mid
18 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
High
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
High
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Mid
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Prices are per week but please ask if you would like to stay a different number of nights. Changeover day is Saturday but some flexibility may be possible; please ask.
A returnable £100 damages/cleaning deposit cheque or cash to be lodged before, or on arrival. The cottage is ready from 2 pm on the arrival day and you must vacate by 10 am on departure day.

Non-returnable deposit of £100 at time of booking. Balance (including returnable damages/cleaning deposit)
6 weeks before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Stereo ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • On the ground floor, accessed via the utility room/kitchen. Bath with shower over and glass shower screen, basin, toilet and heated towel rail. Under-floor heating. You will need to provide your own towels. The cost of water is included in the rental as is an allowance for electricity used in water heating and cooking.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Sleeps 2. A light, spacious first floor room with one exposed stone wall and a south facing window, which looks out over the terrace, front garden and open country. There’s a super-kingsize Vi-Spring bed, chest of drawers, shaker-style hanging space, armchair and electric convector heater. Bed linen is provided but you will need to bring your own towels.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for children because of open staircase. No smoking. No pets. The cottage is insulated to modern standards with under floor heating making it ideal for a spring or autumn visits. Between the kitchen and the bathroom there is a small utility area with the fridge freezer, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, cleaning equipment (broom, mop, etc.). A pack of towels can be provided at a cost of £30 per visit; please enquire for details. There is a limited broadband connection during the summer months. An allowance for the cost of electricity for cooking and hot water is included in the rental and should be enough for normal usage. Any additional electricity usage, including for central heating, is charged at cost. Local taxes are included in the rental amount. The owners, Jane and David, are there in the summer and so are on hand to help should you need it.

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