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Beautifully Renovated 300 Year Old Converted Barn In A Rural Setting



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
The Poplars sleeps 6 (2 bedrooms) Four poster beds, jacuzzi bath, marble floors, spiral staircase... - A Peaceful Getaway, Perfect For Long Country Walks And Enjoying The French Countryside

The Poplars is well fitted throughout with its open plan design and rustic charm. A fully equipped kitchen, four poster beds, UK TV, bike hire, its own individual splash pool and easy parking. Poplars is one of a small collection of charming countryside character properties set in large grounds and is not overlooked. We're within walking distance to the pretty local Village, Lake and Forest. Viuex_Viel is central to wonderful days out at the walled city of St Malo, Le Mont St Michel, medieval Dinan, Cancale (the seafood capital), Brittany and Normandy beaches, lively historical market towns and chateaux. There's lots to do for couples and families with great restaurants, markets, shopping, cycling, walking, wildlife, golf, zoos, swimming, riding, photography and of course just relaxing and enjoying life in France. Fully inclusive prices include firewood for your first fire, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, tea towels and welcome tray of tea, coffee, wine and cold beer! Nearby are your discreet, friendly and helpful English speaking hosts. Have a look at our website for further details on what to do in the area. It's a tranquil haven and some of our guests do spend the whole holiday indoors, but if you want adventures of any kind, fast paced or low key, you will find them. And now for some geographical facts about this pretty part of France. Ille-et-Vilaine is a Department of France, located in the region of Brittany in the North-West of the Country. The Department is named after its two main rivers, the Ille and the Vilaine, whose confluence is in Rennes, the capital of the Department and of the region. The Department is moderately elevated above sea level with many hills. However, the Central part has a dense network of many tributaries to the Ille or the Vilaine from all around the large Basin of Rennes. The elevated hills bordering this Basin are covered by several old forests now exploited by men for the production of wood. The Basin itself is a rich agricultural area, as well as the North-West of the Department near the Rance. We know you have a lot of choice in where to stay so thank you very much for considering us for your holiday.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Hi there,

My name's Laura. I am the owner of Le moulin de Launay.

I fell in love with the place the moment I laid eyes on it and spent 15 years living in France while I renovated it with my husband.

When my daughter was born we moved back to the UK, so now I have wonderful caretakers over there to look after the houses and the animals.

It's a gorgeous part of France. I hope you have a wonderful time there.

Kindest regards,


Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thoroughly enjoyable week at Le Moulin de Launay. Very comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting. Recommend Combourg for the market. Dinan for the beautiful architecture, shopping and market. Villecartier forest well worth the visit. Creperie, forest walks, play park, and lake with boats to hire.
Aug 2015
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1 holidaymaker review


belle maison dans un lieu calme mais descriptif un peu erroné

  • 3 of 5

C'est une belle maison avec une décoration soignée. La personne qui nous a accueillis étaient vraiment serviable et gentille. Néanmoins, le descriptif ne correspond pas tout à fait à ce que nous avons vécu. Nous devions être accueillis avec du thé, du café et des bières froides. Il y avait effectivement du café soluble et du thé en sachets mais pas de bière. Enfin, il est écrit piscine et jacuzzi dans les équipements et ce n'est pas vraiment le cas. Il n'y a pas de piscine, quant au jacuzzi, c'est une baignoire jacuzzi qui ne fonctionne pas bien et dès que nous l'utilisons, cela provoque des fuites dans la cuisine (idem pour la douche). Malgré tout, c'est un bel endroit, isolé et calme.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 49 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 47 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontorson at 13 Kilometres Car: necessary


We are superbly situated for visiting both the beaches to the west, such as Granville and also the beaches to the east such as St Malo.

Both are about 40 minutes of driving along lovely coastal roads.


There are several airports in Brittany serving destinations in Europe. TGV train services link the region with cities such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Lille in other regions of France. In addition there are ferry services that take passengers, vehicles and freight to the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the Channel Islands.

We are always happy to give advice about the best routes for your travel


Vieux-Viel Village

Our quaint village is only a short stroll away along the pretty lanes that run through the rolling countryside. The village has a small bar. 20 minutes walk.

Trans La Foret

Great boulangerie and the beautiful Ville Cartier Forest with its lakeside restaurant, parcour, (climbing trees on wires) boating lake, pony rides and kid’s adventure playground. 40 minutes walk.

Further Details:


From casual pavement cafes to superb Michelin starred world class restaurants. For traditional Breton Fayre, try Sarrasin gallettes. and a mug of local cider. Jean Marc and Lawrence are the proud owners of our nearest restaurant which provides casual food in a casual atmosphere. A favorite restaurant with many of our visitors is La Cour Verte where you can watch as your choice of local meat is roasted on an open fire. Non-meat loving options are available too! For seafood lovers Cancale is a must. The pretty coastal town is dedicated to fabulous restaurants selling the very best seafood in the world.


Grab some culture and learn about the history of the area. The medieval museum in Dol de Bretagne has great displays.


St Malo aquarium is one of the best aquariums in Europe. You can sing in a yellow submarine and watch in awe as a shark swims over your head.


There are plenty around to visit and explore. Combourg is the most famous in the area and has a lovely lawns for picnicking. No visit to France is complete without a visit to one of the stunning chateaus.


Exploring Brittany by bicycle is just lovely. The speed of travel really suits the tranquil environment and gives you chance to see things that you could otherwise miss. No need to bring your own, we hire bikes.


Close by on the flat sands of Cherieux, you’ll find top class sand-yachting.

Whatever it is that you love doing on holiday, you’re pretty sure to find it nearby. . .

When you arrive you’ll be given a visitor’s pack with up to date information about the area and lots of ideas of what there is to do here. Whether it’s a reservation for a romantic dinner for two at a great restaurant or directions to the best out-of-the-way sandy coves, your nearby hosts will be happy to help.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Please contact us as we can be flexible out of Peak season.

Minimum stay:
Please contact us as we can be flexible out of Peak season

Bookings of less than 7 nights or non-Saturday starts will incur a one-off supplement of £75 to be added to the normal rate.

Guests over the age of 13 years will be charged a small fee of £2.50 per person per week French Government Tourist Tax. This will be added onto your quote once we have details of who is in your party.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. We charge £20 per dog or £30 for two. This includes a small treat for your pet on your arrival.

There is a £20 charge if you require a z-bed or extra cot.

We really want you to relax and enjoy your time here at Le Moulin and work hard to maintain our very high standards of cleanliness. However, upon departure we do expect guests to leave the property clean and tidy and therefore take a deposit of £50 to cover any extra work that may need to be done at the end of your stay. This is also to cover any breakages made. This will be refunded back to you by Laura (owner of Le Moulin) once we have had a chance to check things over and are happy with everything.. We hope you understand.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • 'Spa' bathroom with jacuzzi bath, twin sinks and separate shower cubicle.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Huge mezzanine bedroom with double four poster bed. Huge bedroom two with king sized four poster bed, two single beds and cot with space for extra z-bed if required.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The property has a lovely furnished and private garden area with its own splash pool and barbecue. The grounds are fenced and there is a beautiful large communal lawn to the front of the property that our guests can relax on. We ask guests to respect the private garden areas of each property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned by your onsite hosts Wendy and Darren, who will make sure the place is spotless when you arrive. French Government Tourist Tax charged at £2.50 per person per week (guests over the age of 13 years) is not included. Please add this to the final payment, do not include with the deposit. Please note there is also a £50 refundable cleaning and breakages deposit to be added to the balance of your holiday. As a rule, arrival is no earlier then 4 pm and check out is 10 am ... we pride ourselves on very high standards of care and cleanliness. We do try to be flexible so please ask.

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