Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Charming Breton Farmhouse heated private pool, full facilities

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Saint-Georges-de-Reintembault, Ille et Villaine, Brittany, France - All major attractions and great beaches within easy reach

Le Vieux Chalonge is nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Normandy/Brittany border in a very private setting. Ideal for families or friends, the accommodation includes 2 properties for exclusive use, the main farmhouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining room and cozy lounge and the snug gite with separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Much of the original character of the properties has been retained, including beamed ceilings and lime rendered walls, yet it incorporates all modern conveniences such as Free WiFi, French and UK Freeview TV, comprehensive digital film library, fully equipped kitchens and a laundry room. The full-size in ground swimming pool is heated to a comfortable 28 degrees and children are well catered for with a separate kids play den and outside play area. In a beautiful private country setting, yet only a few minutes from the lively market town of St James with all amenities. Many major attractions (Mont St Michel, adventure parks, golf, historic towns) and great beaches within easy reach. A perfect location to enjoy a relaxing holiday with family and friends.

Property Manager
Max Owen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Max Owen

We gave up the corporate 'rat race' 5 years ago and moved to France with our children to enjoy a quieter life. We are now establishing a gite business with 3 properties, 2 of which are running in 2018 and the final one in 2019. We are focusing on providing charming period properties with modern conveniences and heated in-ground swimming pools for 10-14 people respectively. We endeavour to make every holiday for our guests a great experience, nothing is too much trouble.

Max Owen purchased this farmhouse in 1992

Why Max Owen chose Saint-Georges-de-Reintembault

This property is nestled in beautiful countryside and has a charm all of its own. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it and spent many years bringing it to its current standard. From here, there is so much to do, whether near the coast, the WW2 sites or many other historical sites. There are also many activities for kids, playparcs, zoos etc. And of course the wonderful Mont Saint Michel

What makes this farmhouse unique

Absolute peace and tranquility, yet so close to all the major sites and activities.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a glorious week spent in this gite. So wonderfully welcoming and homely. We loved sitting by the fire every evening and enjoying the facilities. Everything was thought of, we found everything here we needed. And thank you for the basket of goodies, we shall definitely recommend to friends.
Sep 2012
  • 1 of 9


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Georges-de-Reintembault in Ille-et-Vilaine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite shower-room for the master bedroom Family bathroom with bath and shower shared for bedrooms 2 and 3 Shower room in gite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Singles are bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: large double bed and en-suite shower room Bedroom 2: double bed Bedroom 3: double bed plus bunk beds Bedroom gite: double bed and sofa bed in lounge 2 cots available for flexible use in any of the bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Outside: Set in 5000 sqm of grounds with large play orchard. Fully enclosed garden which is safe for children of all ages. Main patio area with BBQ, cast iron awning covering teak garden furniture, 2 other patio areas which catch the beautiful evening sun and sunsets. Swing and slide set, play area with playhouse for young children, kids tricycles, table tennis, boules, badminton. Swimming pool is fully enclosed and heated to 28 degrees, 10 x 5m, 1.5m depth with sun deck and sun loungers Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All prices are fully inclusive of linen, bathroom towels, pool towels, welcome hamper, gas for cooking, hot water and electricity. In the colder months there is an additional charge for central heating (charged at cost) and wood for the wood burner Other: Kids play den with table football and other table games, darts, bean bags and other toys.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Breton Farmhouse heated private pool, full facilities
average rating of 4.909091 based on 42 reviews

Fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Great property in great location

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely Family Farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

The farmhouse is spacious yet cosy. It was the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. It is well equipped and there is a lovely shed/room outside filled with children’s toys (table football, ride ons, all sorts of ball games, a train track, and more) which kept our children entertained for hours!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A peaceful charming place to spend two weeks

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with excellent amenities in a quiet location

with great views, good security and lots of peace and quiet. The pool is exceptional and all pool accessories are included as well as comfortable poolside chairs and pool towels. Our "kids" are 30 and 25 but they enjoyed no only the pool, but the table tennis too.

We met Max who came to clean the pool and mow the grass.

The property is faultless, fully equipped for both adults and children. The house and gite were clean and well maintained. The kitchen had everything you need for comfortable easy living. The welcome pack was superb including much more than you usually expect to receive.

The area is very pretty with many attractions in easy reach of the property and a convenient Super U Supermarket in St James.

Just a fantastic place for a holiday, I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were met by Max, a very friendly and informative host who had left a very enjoyable welcome pack. He always let us know in advance when he was coming round to clean the pool or sort something out.

The property was as described but the website really does not do it justice, a very quiet location with great farmland views, but also not too far from shops for early morning bakery trips.

A loveable family house which was clean, comfortable and had great facilities. The pool was a great success as was the toy shed and the movies on the tv for the young and old at heart.

Good location for sight seeing- Alligator Bay, Mont-St-Michel, Fougeres town and castle, St Malo, Carolles and D day beaches to name but a few. Also just great for relaxing by the pool and eating alfresco.

The gite was also a very good addition a self contained property with good facilities.

We were a party of 11 which included a 3 year old and 2 around 9 months, the children were particularly well catered with 2 high chairs, cots, plastic tableware and an abundance of toys and books with the 3 yr old loved.

Would not hesitate in recommending this Farmhouse to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Wonderful holiday home. C'est Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday home. I stayed with my partner and 2.5yr old daughter. The house is fully equipped for both adults and kids! My daughter loved the toys and play equipment. The location is stunning and allowed for a truly relaxing week (even with a 2.5yr old!). The local area has everything you need within a 10 min drive. Lots of attractions and interesting towns within a 30-40 min drive. I cannot recommend Le Vieux Chalonge highly enough, we hope to be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely property in a peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at Vieux Chalonge. We enjoyed the peaceful location, and found the house very well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St Georges
Nearest Ferry
67 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
42 Kilometres
Dol de Bretagne
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
St James
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Beautiful sandy beaches on the southern Normandy peninsula and coves around Dinard and St Malo, closest around 30km. Our particular favourite is Carolles


Le Vieux Chalonge is conveniently located for many of the Normandy/Brittany ferry ports, St Malo is the closest (60km), but Cherbourg and Caen are both within 90 minutes drive. Le Havre 2 hours, Dieppe 3 hours and Calais 4-5 hours drive.

Closest airport is Dinard 65km away with convenient flights from Stansted, East Midlands and Leeds/Bradford airports in the UK. Rennes and Caen airports also easily accessible.

Further Details:

Huge range of activities including great country walks, cycling, fishing at local lakes/rivers or at the sea, local golf courses, canoeing, mini golf, tennis and horse-riding.

The coast is only a short drive away (30 minutes) with beautiful sandy beaches and a gradual slope into the sea ideal for children.

Visit the numerous local markets with great local produce, ideal for buying fresh ingredients for your family meals.

There are a number of fun parks, zoos, an alligator park and aquarium nearly for all the family to enjoy.

The historic Mont St Michel with its beautiful cobbled streets and hilltop abbey is only 30 minutes away. Local towns worth visiting include Cancale with oyster banks and seafront restaurants, the walled city of St Malo, Rennes the capital of Brittany, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe, Avranches a town steeped in history from 1066 to 1945. A little further away you can visit the Normandy landing beaches and the medieval town of Bayeux with its famous tapestry.


Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required at the time of booking, the remainder plus a £200 security deposit is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
During the mid and high season, changeover day is Saturday - arrive after 4.00pm and leave before 10.00am. In the low season the changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
The rental rates shown are in £UK, however we do accept payment in € or $US.
Wood burner can be used at €6 per basket of wood and central heating at €1 per litre of oil. Otherwise prices are fully inclusive. Linen, towels and a welcome hamper included, other supplies can be provided on request.
10% Brittany Ferries discount code available.
Pool heating is set to 27-28 degrees.
Small dogs may be accepted outside high season at the owners discretion at a cost of €30 per dog.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.