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Luxury Cottage, Close To Village, Beaches, Historic Towns & Beautiful Coast

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Spacious, well-equipped luxury for 2/3, 2 bedrooms, Pledeliac, near Jugon-les-Lacs & Dinan, Brittany. Easy Access To Beautiful Coast And Towns

Beautiful, luxurious and spacious accommodation. Ideal for two [or three] for a holiday at any time of the year it provides the perfect location for a wide range of activities and interests. The cottage is located in the countryside surrounded by open fields and forest and near many historic towns, beautiful coastline and beaches. This character cottage provides the ideal base for a holiday in Brittany for two, or a maximum of three. Renovated to a high standard the Cottage retains many of the original features but with modern finishes and a full inventory of kitchen and household equipment. Space inside and out for everyone and all the facilities you need for a comfortable successful stay. The Cottage has a quiet country location but is within easy driving distance of all amenities and a wide range of possible activities.

The Cottage is just 1km, 10/15 minutes walk, from the local village with its award winning butcher and baker, local food store, pharmacy and hairdresser. Jugon-les-Lacs and Lamballe [10mins] the historic town of Dinan [20mins] are short easy drives away. St Malo & Dinard [45mins] Cancale & Mont St Michel [60 mins] and the beautiful Emerauld and Pink Granite coastlines are also within easy reach.

This part of Brittany provides the opportunity to take part in a wide range of interests and activities. Golf courses, fishing [Lake and Sea], horse-riding, sailing, diving, boating, cycling, walking, music and dance festivals and numerous other activities are all possible and available.

Of course, there is the opportunity as well to indulge in the food of France and in particular the wine and cider, seafood and other specialties of the region.

Slightly further afield for example Caen and the Normandy beaches, Bayeux, the Cherbourg peninsular, and other historic sites and attractions in Brittany can be easily reached in just a couple of hours on roads that are generally a pleasure to drive at any time of the year. Guests often comment on the ease of access to resorts and towns and in particular the availability of parking often free or at little cost.

A wood burning fire provides warmth when needed or for cooler Autumn or Winter days and nights and is a great facility for anyone wanting a cosy Autumn or winter break.

The Cottage provides a great base for exploring this part of Brittany and doing as much or as little as you wish on your holiday.

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About the Owner

Stephen Howell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Stephen Howell

English owners we have lived in this longere, since 2006 and have spent several years renovating the property including creating the Cottage as self-contained accommodation. With the aid of local artisans we have designed and renovated the Cottage to a high standard. Completed in 2014 we have been pleased to offer the Cottage to let since 2015 and welcome guests to this beautiful part of Brittany. We live in the adjacent property so we are able to ensure guests are greeted personally and are on hand nearby to give help or advice if needed.

We chose this particular location because we enjoy the beautiful coast and beaches which are a short drive away and the easy access to the historic towns and villages of our region. It has all the advantages of living in the countryside near to towns which have all the amenities whilst being close to the sea. We also chose it as it is well served by local airports, ports and railways giving access to regional and international links.

We handle all the bookings and changeover arrangements ourselves. We do require a booking/security deposit and initial rental payment at the time of booking and will be in touch personally about this following your enquiry. Our aim it to ensure that by booking with us direct you get the holiday you have booked and are assured that you have not been scammed by some third party into paying in advance for a holiday that does not exist! We have already established an excellent reputation with past guests, see our reviews, and have also already received repeat visits from some previous guests.

Stephen Howell purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Stephen Howell chose Dinan area

Because it is in a quiet countryside location but has easy access to towns and coastal areas throughout the region.

We think this property has the best of both worlds being located in the country but close enough to the sea and coast to enjoy either whenever it suits. 'Entre terre et mer' it is in a great location for exploring this beautiful part of Brittany.

It is also easy to get to and from ports and airports in the region and further afield.

What makes this cottage unique

We can offer short or longer break stays outside the main holiday season. The Cottage is located in a rural setting, surrounded by forests and fields with open views over the surrounding countryside with all the traditional features of an old granite built farmhouse. We are in a great location for visiting this part of Brittany. Looking for a property yourselves? We can offer accommodation and personal advice on this having gone through the same process ourselves.

Restored to a high standard we have retained many original features in this newly renovated property but we have also included modern finishes and provided everything needed for a successful holiday stay. If you plan to self-cater throughout your holiday then the kitchen is fully equipped to enable you to do this but we think there are plenty of reasons for taking a break from the kitchen and enjoying the local restaurants in our area.

Many restaurants offer good value menu's especially at lunch time. This region is well known for sea food and crepes, cider and pork not to mention the wine and food of France as a whole. Moules frites, oysters and a glass of muscadet, scallops or a sea food platter, are some of the reasons you should consider this part of Brittany and our Cottage in particular for your next holiday. That is not all of course, there are many activities which we describe on our web site advert which you can pursue in this area. Cycling, boating, golf, walking, horse-riding, swimming, sightseeing, visiting historic towns, sights or museums, or just lounging on the beach or in the garden are just a few examples of what is available..

11 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Charmant cottage, parfait pour trois personnes

  • 5 of 5

Accueil excellent. Nous avions un problème de voiture et notre hôte s’est proposé de faire, bénévolement, "le taxi" pour nous. L'équipement est complet et le cottage est d'un entretient facile. Bien situé dans la campagne, près des commerces de base, et proche de plus grands centres touristiques. de très bons restaurants à Lamballe: Le Prieuré, La Tête Noire.

Un gîte parfait pour nous qui participions au festival "Noir sur la ville" de Lamballe.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, Nous vous remercions de votre avis, nous étions heureux de vous aider avec le problème que vous aviez avec votre voiture et si heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour dans notre Cottage et votre visite à Lamballe.
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Canterbury
5

Peaceful countryside setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was extremely well presented and maintained. It is on a no through country lane not very far from the village where there is a bakers and small supermarket. There is very little traffic passing the cottage which makes it ideal if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind. There are lovely views from the bedroom windows. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Rural cottage renovated to a very high standard, in quiet rural surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The cottage was well equipped and set in beautiful gardens. Stephen and Kathy made us feel very welcome and were helpful with lots of local knowledge. It was a short walk to the boulangerie, boucherie and local shop (there is also a pharmacy) in the morning which is located in Pledeliac, a small village. This is a good base for cycling and walking. This is a typically beautiful area of rural France, though quieter than other parts of Brittany, which was exactly what we wanted. Being only 50 minutes' drive from St Malo was a bonus. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We have had quite a few cyclists staying this year and they have all enthused about the cycling opportunities in the area and the absence of potholes! Although everyone has been happy with the facilities we provide we are going to install a couple of cycle racks under the overhang of our workshop for guests use next year as part of our continuous effort to improve our service to guests. We won't be offering to do the rides or pump up the tyres but at least you will have them handy and ready to go when you need them!
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5

Lovely cottage in a quiet rural setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at this cottage. It is attached to the owners (Steve and Kathy) property, who are a very nice and helpful couple, without being obtrusive in any way.

The cottage is situated in a quiet, pretty village called Pledeliac. It is in a very rural setting, surrounded by fields and forest. However the village is just a stones throw away, plus a visitors farm and a wonderful castle.

The cottage has everything you need. Kathy and Steve provide a welcome pack, which is just what you need, a loaf of brioche, milk, water, Jams and condiments and a bottle of local cider. There is also some tea and coffee available.

The kitchen has every piece of equipment you could possibly want. The stove fire gives a very cosy feel to the room, but we didn't need to use it during our stay as the weather was hot. The sofa although small was comfy enough with big cushions provided.

The main bedroom was my favourite room. The views are lovely from the two big windows, overlooking the fields. It is nicely decorated and very roomy, with a fabulous walk in wardrobe attached to it.

Outside there is a patio table and chairs with a little barbecue. We didn't use this but it was a lovely idea.

There is so much to do in the surrounding areas. You can choose beaches -20min drive, forests - in Pledeliac itself or a short drive away to some historic legendary sites. There ipare also wonderful medieval towns to visit- Dinan our favourite! Also fantastic bike trails along the canal- flat and easy to cycle with such picturesque scenery.

We hope to return for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you both for your review, we are always pleased when guests enjoy & appreciate our Cottage and what we offer in what we think is an idyllic location.
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Rivington, Chorley
5

A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property on the edge of a charming village, in a quiet and rural location. Beautifully maintained and equipped. Ideally placed for exploring the nearby countryside and beaches .Most everyday essentials can be bought in the village but for a larger shop there are larger supermarkets 15 to 20 minutes drive away. There are good restaurants a short drive way. For more energetic types the quiet country lanes and forests are ideal for cycling and walking. Steve and Cathy were perfect hosts with a good knowledge of the area, helpful but not intrusive.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage if you want a quiet peaceful holiday in delightful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we have had a great first year letting our Cottage. To have met guests like yourselves has been a pleasure and we are pleased that we helped you enjoy this beautiful part of Brittany. Thanks for the five stars, we won't let it go to our heads! It is encouraging and spurs us on to ensure we maintain our high standards and value for money for future guests.
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5

Fantastic cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautifully presented and immaculate, it is also very well equipped with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. The location is very peaceful and couldn't be better situated for exploring Brittany. There's loads of great places to visit all within 30 min drive from the cottage. I would defineltey recommend this cottage for a holiday and Steve and kathy are great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This has been our first year for letting our newly renovated Cottage so we are pleased to receive yet another excellent review, thank you. We want to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay and that the Cottage provides a quality holiday in what we think is a superb location. So thanks again for confirming that we seem to be on the right track.
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Location

From the Owner

Because it is in a quiet countryside location but has easy access to towns and coastal areas throughout the region. We think this property has the best of both worlds being located in the country but close enough to the sea and coast to enjoy either whenever it suits. 'Entre terre et mer' it is in a great location for exploring this beautiful part of Brittany. It is also easy to get to and from ports and airports in the region and further afield.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pledeliac at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bourseul at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lamballe at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N176 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Jugon les Lacs at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sable d'Or at 25 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Local coast and beaches all within 25/30 minutes drive on relatively quiet country roads including Cap Frehel, Sable d'Or, Erquy and Val Andre.

Further afield and within an hours drive to the east Mont St Michel, Cancale, and St Malo are favourite destinations.

An hour to the west and the coast and beaches of the Cotes Ivoire and the pink granite beaches can be reached.

Travel:

Dinard airport 45 minutes

St Malo port 45 minutes

Caen, Cherbourg & Roscoff 2hours 30 minutes

A car is recommended unless you are a keen cyclist in which case this is a popular cycling area.

Distances:

1km to Pledeliac, nearest village.

10 minutes by car to Jugon-les-Lacs and Lamballe

25 minutes by car to coast, Dinan and St Brieuc

Further Details:

Golf nearby. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools nearby.

Lamballe, 10 minutes for large supermarkets, market, shops and banks etc.

numerous good restaurants in the area, recommendations can be given.

Dinan for historic buildings, shops and restaurants, banks theatre and cinema.

Cycle routes.

Forest and coastal walks.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£315
for 7 nights
£315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn/Winter 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
We deal directly with you personally throughout the booking and payment stages. We also supply you with our detailed terms and conditions of letting prior to your completing the booking process.
We ask for completion of a booking form prior to acceptance of a booking.
Once the booking is confirmed we require a booking/security deposit of £150.00 per calendar week or part week payable by bank transfer to a UK or euro bank account This deposit guarantees your booking and turns into a security deposit on your arrival for the duration of your stay. The security deposit is repaid to you at the end of your stay by bank transfer subject to there being no damage to the property or contents.
Once the booking is confirmed we also ask for an initial rental payment of 50% of the rental. The balance of the holiday rental is payable 60 days before your holiday is due to commence.
Contrary to any information Owners Direct may provide in their automated advance quote we do offer cancellation refunds. Our cancellation policy is clearly explained in our terms and conditions of letting which we supply to all potential guests at the enquiry stage. These terms and conditions of letting need to be read carefully and apply to all bookings once guests have made their initial booking deposit and rental payment.
Our standard rates are for two guests. A supplementary charge of £15.00 per night is payable for a third guest.

We offer flexible changeover days. Subject to prior bookings we can accept bookings starting on Weekdays and Saturdays [we do not accept bookings which start or finish on Sundays].
Check in is from 16. 00 hours until 20. 00 hours
Check out 10. 00 hours

Notes on prices:
Discounts for bookings of more than 7 nights are possible depending on the season.
Mini breaks [3+nights] possible in off peak periods.
The rates are for two guests a supplementary charge of £15.00 per night is payable for a third person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We can offer short or longer break stays outside the main holiday season. The Cottage is located in a rural setting, surrounded by forests and fields with open views over the surrounding countryside with all the traditional features of an old granite built farmhouse. We are in a great location for visiting this part of Brittany. Looking for a property yourselves? We can offer accommodation and personal advice on this having gone through the same process ourselves. Restored to a high standard we have retained many original features in this newly renovated property but we have also included modern finishes and provided everything needed for a successful holiday stay. If you plan to self-cater throughout your holiday then the kitchen is fully equipped to enable you to do this but we think there are plenty of reasons for taking a break from the kitchen and enjoying the local restaurants in our area. Many restaurants offer good value menu's especially at lunch time. This region is well known for sea food and crepes, cider and pork not to mention the wine and food of France as a whole. Moules frites, oysters and a glass of muscadet, scallops or a sea food platter, are some of the reasons you should consider this part of Brittany and our Cottage in particular for your next holiday. That is not all of course, there are many activities which we describe on our web site advert which you can pursue in this area. Cycling, boating, golf, walking, horse-riding, swimming, sightseeing, visiting historic towns, sights or museums, or just lounging on the beach or in the garden are just a few examples of what is available..

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 56 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room
  • Tiled shower room. Modern “Italian style” walk-in shower together with toilet, hand basin and vanity unit, under floor thermostatically controlled heating and heated towel rail, shaving point, cupboard/drawers etc. The accommodation does not have a bath.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Second bedroom - 1 Single Bed, Spacious single bedroom with chest of drawers, seating etc
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Twin beds in double bed format, seating, walk in wardrobe
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 spacious Bedrooms) The master bedroom [ >24 square metres] has seating, chest of drawers, bookcase and a separate large walk-in wardrobe. Beech floors, a stone feature wall and south facing windows together with a wood beamed ceiling provide a spacious comfortable character room. The twin beds are in double bed arrangement or can be placed in single bed arrangement on request. Complete with bedside cabinets and individual lighting the master bedroom is a large bright and generously proportioned room. Both bedrooms have open, south facing views over the surrounding fields and forest. The well proportioned single bedroom [12 square metres] has an adult size single bed, bed side cabinet, drawers and rocking chair seating and provides a spacious single room with great views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests are required to comply with our terms and conditions of letting which are supplied prior to confirmation of booking.

Notes:

  • Facilities: The Cottage is a luxurious, fully equipped, cosy cottage with modern equipment in a character building. Location and activities: The Cottage is ideal for an active, quiet or romantic getaways for two. Close to superb coastline and beaches we are in a rural setting, surrounded by fields and forest and associated farming/countryside activities. There are opportunities for many beautiful country, forest and coastal walks & cycle rides. Big skies and stunning views and sunsets are to be had here and on the coast in bucketfuls. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: towels and bed linen/duvets are provided. Guests are asked to bring their own swimming/beach towels but we can provide these on request. Cleaning is carried out weekly & on each changeover. There are two swimming pools within close proximity including a new outdoor/indoor complex at Jugon les Lacs just 10 minutes away which is open during the main season for non-residents.