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Honeysuckle cottage, private pool ,family-friendly, Dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Monthault, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France - Peaceful Location Surrounded By Countryside.swimmingpool.

The property is over 300 hundred years old and has a large garden, and the house itself has beams throughout. The garden has a covered decking area for outside eating and your own barbecue, and sun loungers, Games for the garden. Plenty of parking space. Gravel courtyard which has a second seating area which is also covered. Welcome pack. Above ground swimming pool. Two double bedrooms and another double with two single beds.

About Us

Nick and Pip Phillips
La Bas Vaucerre
35420 Monthault
VAT Reg No

Nick and Pip Phillips
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Nick and Pip Phillips

We are a sociable couple who enjoy travel, both abroad and at home, walking our dogs, cycling, visiting markets, visiting sites of historical or natural interest, eating out and the fine wines of France. Over the years, we have stayed in many self-catering properties; our experiences have given us high expectations of holiday homes, which are reflected in Honeysuckle Cottage.

Until recently, we both worked in education, Nick as a Secondary Headteacher and Pip as an English and Drama teacher. We both enjoyed our careers and are now looking forward to a different pace of life. As the new owners, we are always open to suggestions on how we can improve your holiday!

Nick and Pip Phillips purchased this cottage in 2018

Why Nick and Pip Phillips chose Monthault

We bought the property which is a 300 year old stone farmhouse to semi-retire in a beautiful, tranquil location.

There are many places to visit, places to cycle and walk, good shops, markets and restaurants.

The house is in a little village with good access to a variety of places of interest and beaches. 30 min from Mont St Michel.

What makes this cottage unique

The property benefits from being spacious, characterful and in a peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful countryside, whilst having all of the advantages of a larger town 10 minutes away. The property is in a small hamlet consisting of 3 houses. There is a shop/bar/restaurant and a 12th century church approximately 1km away. There are lovely walks from the village.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Monthault in Ille-et-Vilaine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, toilet and hand basin, heated towel rail, wall-cabinet, floor-cabinet and mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-double bed,wardrobe, bedside cabinet with bedside lamp, chair and fan. Bedroom 2-double bed, wardrobe,bedside cabinet with bedside lamp, chair and fan. Bedroom3- two single beds wardrobe, bedside cabinet with bedside lamp, chair and fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Changeover day Sat to Sat Arrival time 3pm Departure 10am Outside: Covered decking area with table and 6 chairs, barbecue, sun loungers, another small covered area with table and chairs, parking area for up to 3 cars, outdoor games, badminton, etc. above swimming-pool. dart board, . Utility Room: Washing machine can be used at small additional cost. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels included replaced once a week, cleaned when vacant, beach towels not included. Other: Upstairs landing with sideboard and seating area. leaflets of places to go and of interest.


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Honeysuckle cottage, private pool ,family-friendly, Dog friendly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Charming gite with outstanding outside space.

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle cottage is a charming gite which has been renovated to a high standard and comes with all you need for your stay. The outside space and gardens are outstanding. Lots of places to visit locally but if you get the weather the garden and pool will make for a perfect day at the cottage. Rosemary and Ian were very friendly and helpful during our stay. Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely end to our French holiday, a delightful gite owned by Ian and Rosemary. Very pretty, clean and well appointed with a lovely garden. Ian and Rosemary were very welcoming and kind, nothing was too much trouble. Our five year old grandson said "I love , love this jeep (gite)! We could not get our grand children out of the pool, they did not want to leave, neither did we. This is a perfect place to stay to explore the gems of Brittany. Thanks to Ian and Rosemary for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for your review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay in the gite, and that the children had a lovely time in the pool, sorry we missed you leaving early, but pleased that you arrived home safe and sound.
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Wonderful place, brilliant people

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks holiday this time. The second visit to this unspoilt area of Northern France. The farmhouse caters completely for any holiday makers needs, even more so now, with the addition of a decent sized swimming pool, which was perfect for the ridiculously hot weather we had. Ian and Rosemary were wonderfully accommodating as usual and made us feel totally welcome and at home, which is a very rare thing nowadays. Again, they were extremely helpful with various aspects of our trip and could not have been nicer to us. We liked it so much we are heading back to their place at the end of next month. Once again, I can totally recommend this accommodation. It is ideally situated, spotlessly clean, comfortable and relaxing and set in a beautiful setting with stunning views (especially from the pool). Thanks Ian and Rosemary for a brilliant holiday

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue and Con, we are glad you enjoyed your holiday, and it was a pleasure having you staying in the cottage, we are looking forward to your return visit at the end of the month, and it was really nice of you to leave the cottage nice and clean, it was much appreciated, safe journey on your return.
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Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Ian and Rosemary have a very lovely place set in idyllic countryside, surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife. The cottage was very well presented, extremely clean and well equipped for a self catering holiday. Nothing was too much trouble. Ian and Rosemary were very helpful, especially after my mum injured herself, providing a hot water bottle and medication. They were also very knowledgeable about where to go and what to see and had lots of brochures on hand for us to check out. The cottage is a good size and has obviously been lovingly restored to a high standard, offering future holiday makers an excellent base for visiting this area of Brittany. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to friends and family and to anyone else wishing to stay in a pretty, rural and lovely setting such as theirs. I'm already planning our next trip! We had a lovely holiday in a beautiful cottage and we will definitely be going again. You should be very proud, Ian and Rosemary, you have a stunning place. Thank you for all your help and advice.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, it was a pleasure having Sue, Con, and her mum staying at our cottage, they left the cottage as clean as they found it, which we appreciated, and look forward to their return visit.
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All round GREAT

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week, travelled by EuroShuttle to Calais then drove down. France is big and it took us 5 hours so advice would be to use ferry to somewhere nearer. The gite was lovely and our host most welcoming leaving us milk, bread, coffee tea bags and WINE, only be two of us we spread out in two bedroom both large with a further bedroom across the hall. It was spotless and every thing you may need was there, even English TV with Freeview. We went everywhere by car all the usual St Malo, Normandy Beaches, Mont St Michael. A tip for this is as you approach the car park there is a roadside stall selling cider and some nice windmills plus wine cheese etc. call in have your coffee here maybe buy some wine or cider for the evening and the lady lets you park for the day it saves 12 euro parking charge and is only an extra 50 yards walk to the free shuttle buses and coffee on the Mont is 5 euro. The Normandy beaches are a must see as is the Tapestry which was amazing. On one night Ian and Rose came over with some fresh raspberries and cream. We eat in every night which was nice and cosy. I cannot recommend this highly enough we had a great week very relaxing visiting an old friend who lives over in France. If stay in this area again would without fail book the cottage again

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased Alan and Veronica enjoyed their stay in our cottage, and we thank them for their review, and helpful information,especially about the parking fee at Le Mont, the price has gone up 4 euro since last Summer, as we ourselves have not been there this year, we appreciate this input as we can then pass the information onto future guests. We have really enjoyed our first year renting the cottage, and all our guests have been really lovely, we look forward to 2014 and welcoming more guests to Brittany.
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Wonderful Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this property. Rosemary and Ian were wonderfully helpful and hospitable at all times and literally could not do enough to help. They were very knowledgable in great places to visit which helped the holiday be even more enjoyable. The gite was wonderfully clean and very well equipped and there was so much room outside for our 3 children to run around and play games and for us just to relax and read. I would recommend this property to both families and couples alike. Our family can not wait to return!! Thank you both for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Dinan or Rennes
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary


La Mont St Michelle is 35 mins driving.

Granville 45 mins driving.

ST Malo 55 mins driving from St Malo you can get a ferry to Guernsey.

Small local beaches 40 mins drive.


Dinard airport 1 hour car hire can be arranged at airport

Ferry port of Caen-1 hour 15min

Calais-4hours 30min

Car recommended


Monthault, 10 min walk,Medieval town Forgeres 20 min,

St Hilaire, 15min, Weds market.

St James 15min-American Cemetery

Dinan 50min-Thursday market, Medieval town

St Malo 50min- walled city

water park-15 mins

ww2 beachs-1hour and 15 mins

Further Details:

Monthaut -shop/bar/restaurant

Avrancnes-supermarket, banks, shops, restaurants

St Hilaire-supermarkets, banks, shops, restaurants, swimming baths, park

Forgeres-Chateau-supermarket, banks, Chinese restaurant, shops


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Monthault, Brittany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
30 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
29 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £125
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Thank you on your interest on making a booking. A deposit of 25% is payable and is non-refundable, balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date, in the advent of cancellation after that date no refund will be made. Late booking, those made within 10 weeks of start of holiday must be paid in full straight away. A returnable breakage deposit of £125 (separate cheque) is required
with your final payment to be refunded one week after your departure, subject to property inspection.

Changeover Day:
Sat to Sat
Arrival time- 3pm
Departure - 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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