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Country Cottage In Perfect Rural Hamlet (Easy Drive To Beaches)

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage nr Moncontour, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Peaceful Location, Ideal For Families Or Groups Of Walkers Or Cyclists

Les Bosses is a traditional stone build Breton farming hamlet with just four houses and wonderful neighbours. Set in the beautiful Cotes-des-Halles valley, the landscape is unspoilt, made up of irregular fields, woods full of wild flowers and trout streams. 10 minutes walk through the woods brings you to a lovely clear lake, ideal for fishing & picnics. The Baie de Saint Brieuc offers many different sandy beaches from isolated and empty ones, reached down steep cliff paths, to family beaches with ice creams and fairground rides. The walks along the coast are breathtakingly beautiful with many tiny islands and fresh mussels to pick off the rocks. The nearest beaches are 15 miles away.

Beth Cook
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Beth Cook


I am the owner of Old Glebe and Les Bosses. I live and work in London but plan to spend my retirement in the countryside, hence having these two lovely houses which I dont have enough time to enjoy.

My houses are personal properties and are very different. Les Bosses, is a charming simple cottage set in very peaceful rural Brittany. Old Glebe is perfect for large family parties and only an hour from London.

I hope you enjoy your holiday, I am always very happy in both places and delighted to share them with you!


Beth Cook purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Beth Cook chose Hénon

I bought Les Bosses a long time ago when I was working in Brittany. I love rural France and the fact it is a short drive to the most stunning white sandy beaches.

Getting there is so easy from St Malo or Roscoff via Brittany Ferries, or a 6 hours drive from the Channel tunnel.

What makes this cottage unique

Too many to list - but the main thing about Les Bosses is the fact that this area of Brittany is totally unspoilt, there are incredibly clear skies on a clear night and you can walk in any direction along pretty lanes. Within 90 minutes drive you can reach most of Brittany's main sites if you want to travel or you can spend a week sitting on the terrace enjoying the rural peace and quiet.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hénon in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - bath with shower, basin, WC Bathroom 2 - shower, basin, WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , extra bed can be provided
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , extra bed can be provided
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double + cot Bedroom 2 - double Bedroom 3 - 1 single Bedroom 4 - 1 single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This house does not have a TV but we do have an old video player and a huge library of video classics. There is also a DVD collection which can be watched on your own laptops. This is a peaceful holiday - leave the phone behind and enjoy the countryside. Outside: Lovely fenced off garden with terrace, lawn and swings and slide. Huge paddling pool - which needs to be inflated and taken down afterwards if borrowed. (We cant guarantee a previous guest may not have punctured it!) NB - Please note that we no longer have the table tennis in the garden Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included.


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Country Cottage In Perfect Rural Hamlet (Easy Drive To Beaches)
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

A relaxing fun holiday for all the family!

  • 5 of 5

When I retired in 2016 I decided to treat my children, grandchildren and myself to a holiday. I chose Les Bosses near Henon, a great chose! My daughter and myself were there for 4 weeks, while the other families came for a week at a time. We reached 10 at times, the children from 3 to 16 years.

The property is delightful, such a peaceful place with neighbours who were very 'sampathique'. We cooked many meals for large groups and coped well in the kitchen.

Some days were spent on outings to St. Malo, Mont St Michel and gorgeous Dinan, but we also stayed at home very happily. All the children had a great time, playing in the garden, walking and running in the woods and lake nearby. Unfortunately there is no swimming in the lake and the nearest pool was closed for renovations. A few super playgrounds within easy driving distance. The weather wasn't great while we were there so there was only one trip to the sea( further away than we expected). The extra touches were towels supplied and very good quality bed-ware. The house is furnished with a bit of panache which made it very pleasant to spend time in.

My daughter (vegetarian) and I had a wonderful meal in nearby Moncontour at 'Le Chaudron Magique' the evening before they closed for their 2 weeks holiday! (Be aware a lot of places close for the last 2 weeks in June)

The house was in excellent condition and the grass cut while we were there. A barbecue in situ would be an advantage.

We loved this place and enjoyed our time there immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful rural spot. Glorious beach 1hr

  • 5 of 5

The house and garden are perfect for a young family, with a games cupboard, lots of beds and cots, walled garden and patio, table tennis and slide/swing set.

The beaches up towards cap d'frehel had rock pools, waves for bodyboarding and sand for making castles.

Nearby Moncontour has a medieval festival which was a real experience!

The owner was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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super séjour !!!

  • 4 of 5

Maison très agréable, voisins très gentils, campagne charmante autour

Prendre la voiture et ballades magnifiques assurées sur le chemin côtier, par tous les temps !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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retour aux sources garanti !!!

  • 5 of 5

Que de beaux souvenirs pour nous que cette semaine en famille à Hénon !

Un cadre rural extrêmement paisible, une demeure à la fois authentique et à la décor moderne très travaillée, un accès somme toute rapide ( 15 à 20 min ) à toutes les commodités : bref, un petit havre de paix, hors du flux du quotidien, dans lequel se ressourcer semble être le leitmotiv.

Balades dans la campagne bretonne, soirée aux coins du feu, déconnectez vos portables et évadez vous !

Nous y reviendrons avec plaisir !!!

Merci encore à Beth et Laura !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Saint Malo Brittany Ferries
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Saint Brieuc
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Ploeuc sur Lie
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Baie de Saint Brieuc

Special interest holidays:

The local villages of Henon and Ploeuc-sur-Lié have all the necessary amenities, from tennis courts to supermarkets, and are just 2 miles away. The stunning mediaeval hill fortress town of Moncontour is 7 miles away and provides an ideal place to eat out or sit in the 10th century church square watching the world go by. It is remarkably UN-touristy.

Medieval Festivals are ubiquitous and well worth the effort.


Nearest beaches are about 30 - 45 minutes away but there are also lakes nearby with sandy beach areas.


Saint Malo or Roscoff with Brittany Ferries are the best way to arrive. Leaving we suggest you take a day sailing from Caen - which means you get back to UK around lunchtime. Its an early start but worth it the other end.


Nearest little village for your morning croissant and baguette - 2 miles.

Nearest market town (market day Wednesday) - 3 miles.

Lovely walled Medieval citadel for suppers in the square - 6 miles.

City with all the shops you need - 16 miles.

Further Details:

This is a family home not a business. You are welcome to borrow toys and other items such as fancy dress for the local Medieval Festivals (there are plenty). We are not precious but if you break something please replace it.

Tennis in Ploeuc, Water Skiing at Guerledan, Sailing at Pleneuf - all easy to reach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Email me to check dates.
Price is up to 6 guests, thereafter £25 pp/pn
When I confirm availability, send me full payment 8 weeks before departure along with a £300 breakage deposit (refunded unless there are disasters).

Changeover Day:
Open to options, please check the calendar which will be kept up to date.

Notes on prices:
Ideally we prefer to offer full weeks, but we try to be helpful where we can. However, its just not worth letting for less than the weekly rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.