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No.2, La Vieille Grange - 4 bedroom gite sleeping 8

Brittany, France

Per week

from 535.00 to 2600.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Lesley and Simon Willis

Member since Jan 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:75%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:16 days 18 hours

BFB's Overview

Anyone who has been on holiday and wanted to stay forever may be a little envious of Emerald Coast Gites owners and hosts Simon and Lesley Willis who did exactly that. The Willis’s fell in love with the gite lifestyle on holiday in Spring 2005 and moved to France 3 months later! No mean feat with toddler Sam in tow.

What was once a run down farm complex is now home to seven fantastic 1-4 bedroom gites sleeping 2-8 plus cots. As Simon and Lesley are parents of young children themselves (Sam’s younger sister Evie was born in 2006) it’s unsurprising that the gites and surroundings have been designed very much with the needs of little ones at the forefront.

Each gite has a selection of toys and books, stairgates; blackout blinds crockery and cutlery, plus a comprehensive list of extras that can be arranged in advance (see grey box below). The grounds are kiddie heaven with adult and toddler heated swimming pools (both enclosed). Under 3s will be in their element with swings, slides and ride-ons plus an under cover soft play centre (coming in 2010).

Older kids have the multi-activity play centre with swings, slides, and a climbing wall. If that doesn’t exhaust them try the mini football pitch, basketball hoop and trampoline. There’s also an indoor games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football, electronic dartboard (with plastic safety darts) and a Nintendo Wii for evenings or when a break is needed from the sun.

Mums and dads feeling a little worn out reading through that list of activities will be relieved to hear Simon and Lesley’s ethos that parents need a holiday too! Catering to this ethos is the positioning of the well stocked bar which overlooks the play area! The bar is also a great place to mingle with other parents and sports fans will be delighted to know all major sporting events are screened here, particularly with World Cup 2010 fast approaching!

No.2, La Vieille Grange - Is a spacious (4 bedroom, 2 bathroom) gite, sleeping 8 plus infants. With 2 airy doubles, a twin and a single the accommodation is set up perfectly for multi family groups or extended family stays. Downstairs there is a comfortable living room with exposed stone walls and French doors which open onto the private toddler friendly garden. There is also a bright and airy white country style kitchen. The gite does have a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, hob and oven however there is not a personal washing machine and tumble dryer- these can be found in the complex's laundry room.

Location Information

In addition to the on-site facilities there are plenty of things in the local area to occupy even the most energetic guest or demanding child. Just a short drive away guests will find gold courses, pony treks, sailing clubs, tennis courts, bowling alleys and much much more- guests will never be short of things to do. For a good old fashioned day at the beach, the gites handily lie on the Côtes-d'Armor, which is a beautiful part of France that is dotted with quaint, medieval towns and picturesque villages and most importantly miles of ragged coastline and unspoilt beaches. Many of the beaches even have a range of adults and kids clubs during the summer months which is perfect for those who don't like simply lying in the sun.


Getting There: The gites are 30 minutes drive from Dinard-Pleurtuit airport, 1 hour from Rennes St Jacques airport, 1.5 hours from Brest airport and 2.5 Hours from Nantes airport.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 15 days of travelling discounted by 30%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

2 Apr - 23 May 2019 : €1500 /week24 May - 20 Jul 2019 : €1600 /week21 Jul - 2 Sep 2019 : €2600 /week3 Sep - 7 Oct 2019 : €1400 /week8 Oct - 20 Dec 2019 : €1400 /week1 Jan - 14 Jan 2020 : €535 /week15 Jan - 1 Apr 2020 : €979 /week2 Apr - 22 May 2020 : €1611 /week23 May - 11 Jul 2020 : €1994 /week12 Jul - 2 Sep 2020 : €2600 /week3 Sep - 7 Oct 2020 : €1664 /week8 Oct - 31 Dec 2020 : €2110 /week2 Apr - 23 May 2019 : £1500 /week24 May - 20 Jul 2019 : £1600 /week21 Jul - 2 Sep 2019 : £2600 /week3 Sep - 7 Oct 2019 : £1400 /week8 Oct - 20 Dec 2019 : £1400 /week1 Jan - 14 Jan 2020 : £535 /week15 Jan - 1 Apr 2020 : £979 /week2 Apr - 22 May 2020 : £1611 /week23 May - 11 Jul 2020 : £1994 /week12 Jul - 2 Sep 2020 : £2600 /week3 Sep - 7 Oct 2020 : £1664 /week8 Oct - 31 Dec 2020 : £2110 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 15 days of travelling discounted by 30%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Who owns this place?

Simon, Lesley, Sam (nearly 6) and Evie (3 going on 13!) own and live at Emerald Coast Gites. In their previous lives they lived in London where Simon and Lesley both worked for Banks in IT. Once Sam came along they decided to do something completely different which would hopefully enable them to spend more time with the children and give their children a really happy childhood. Their idea was to create a holiday environment where children could explore, run, jump, play and generally be happy, whilst being safe and at the same time not forgetting the parents. Simon and Lesley are both very outgoing, enjoy meeting people, having nice food and great wine. This coupled with having a great family living space is what you get when you stay at Emerald Coast Gites; hence the bar which sits nicely alongside the soft play area and is populated most evenings by parents discussing where they have been, what the kids have been up to and which are the best beaches! The bar is Simon's little hobby and it is difficult to get him out of there in the summer!

What do they love about it?

Simon and Lesley say they love it at Emerald Coast Gites because they have achieved what they set out and the clean fresh air, views, slower pace of life and the benefits for the children are second to none. Both our children go to school in the local village and speak fluent French. The space and freedom the children have is fantastic. Where they lived in London they had a garden the size of a postage stamp so to see the children bombing up and down the driveway on their bikes is fantastic. They also love the beaches - Lesley reckons that they are the best and least busy in France! Undiscovered to the majority. Clean, big, sandy and full of seafood if you catch the tides. They love going crabbing and picking up oysters directly from the rock pools and will gladly give you tips on the best places to head for to get really fresh seafood.

What do the kids love about it?

Sam and Evie, and every child which has stayed here love it at Emerald Coast Gites. The space, the swimming pools, the play areas, the ride-ons, the dens and the impromptu dads and kids footie match in the field goes down a treat. It is just so nice for the children to have the freedom to run around in a safe environement and to explore on their own. They can collect the eggs for breakfast, climb trees and generally be kids!

Fast Facts

Sleeps 8 plus infants in 4 bedrooms

Airport under 2 hours drive

The gites are 30 minutes drive from Dinard-Pleurtuit airport, 1 hour from Rennes St Jacques airport, 1.5 hours from Brest airport and 2.5 Hours from Nantes airport.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many beautiful beaches within 15 minutes drive including St Cast le Guido, which has great family facilities in high summer including trampolines and kids clubs. Also the very beautiful Sable d'Or les Pins

Amenities within Walking Distance

10 minutes walk from the picturesque local village of Hénansal, which boasts its own bar, church and a small supermarket providing fresh bread and general groceries.

Any Pool

There is a heated toddler pool alongside the adult heated pool (all pools are in a fenced enclosure)

Indoor Play Area

See ganmes room

Babysitting

Babysitting can be pre-booked prior to arrival.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The gites come with black out blinds, toddler steps in all bathrooms, toys, books for under 3's, plastic crockery, cutlery and beakers. Extras can be provided in the from of travel cots and bedding, baby baths, high chairs, walkers, potties, sterilisers, blenders, bed guards, baby/play mats, changing mats, socket covers, monitors, stairgates and a full size cot.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

There are a range of toys and books for children in both the gites and in the outdoor play areas.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meals can be delivered to guest's gites as can fresh pastries for breakfast. Arrival night meals can be requested on booking these are €15per adult for 3 courses & 1/2 bottle of wine pp. Child's meals are free for under 5s & €5 for 5-14 year olds. Pureed organic veg & fruit will be included with meals if there's a baby in the party.

Outdoor Toys

Kids will love the outdoor trampoline with safety net, the toddler pool, sand pit, swing sets, ride-ons, slides,playhouses, seesaw and a covered soft play area on the terrace.

Onsite Restaurant

Fresh meals can be ordered and either eaten in guest's gites or in the bar or terrace. Also fresh pastries for breakfast can be delievered to guests to save the morning walk, however guests are more than welcome to walk to the bakery themselves should they be fans of the fresh air and french countryside.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a toddler friendly private garden.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free WiFi available

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs can be provided on request

Reviews

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  • Wonderful place for babies toddlers children their parents and grandparents to spend a holiday together. We all enjoyed it and as the weather was good having such wonderful beaches so close was brilliant.Review dated 08/07/2013

  • We had such a lovely holiday here and our twin girls loved being able to go and see the rabbits in the field at the back every morning!! Also the play equipment was ideal for them and just outside our front door!! The hospitality was excellent so a big thank you to Simon and Lesley for making us feel very welcome - especially my husband in the bar!! ;)Review dated 18/09/2011

  • Emerald Coast Gites fits the description 'baby friendly bolthole' like a glove. From the minute we pulled up i I felt instant relaxation. Leo (2.5 yrs) and Florence (1.5 yrs) seemed to sense that resulting in instant confidence to run off and play with the numerous pieces of equipment. Simon and Lesley couldn't have been more helpful and every request was thoroughly followed up. We asked Lesley in the bar over a few drinks (too many) about art shops and then thought nothing of it but sure enough bright and early the next morning she was on our door step with advice and a list of shops printed from the internet. Leo fell in love with the rabbits necessitating a trip to feed them each morning and evening. The ball pool area is fantastic, we enjoyed coffee and (delivered) croissants there while the kids began the daily task of wearing themselves out. With the TV right next to the ball pool, it had the added bonus of enabling us to watc ...Review dated 19/07/2010

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  • Emerald Coast Gites fits the description 'baby friendly bolthole' like a glove. From the minute we pulled up i I felt instant relaxation. Leo (2.5 yrs) and Florence (1.5 yrs) seemed to sense that resulting in instant confidence to run off and play with the numerous pieces of equipment. Simon and Lesley couldn't have been more helpful and every request was thoroughly followed up. We asked Lesley in the bar over a few drinks (too many) about art shops and then thought nothing of it but sure enough bright and early the next morning she was on our door step with advice and a list of shops printed from the internet. Leo fell in love with the rabbits necessitating a trip to feed them each morning and evening. The ball pool area is fantastic, we enjoyed coffee and (delivered) croissants there while the kids began the daily task of wearing themselves out. With the TV right next to the ball pool, it had the added bonus of enabling us to watch so ...Review dated 02/08/2010
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Wonderful place for babies toddlers children their parents and grandparents to spend a holiday together. We all enjoyed it and as the weather was good having such wonderful beaches so close was brilliant.

We had such a lovely holiday here and our twin girls loved being able to go and see the rabbits in the field at the back every morning!! Also the play equipment was ideal for them and just outside our front door!! The hospitality was excellent so a big thank you to Simon and Lesley for making us feel very welcome - especially my husband in the bar!! ;)

Emerald Coast Gites fits the description 'baby friendly bolthole' like a glove. From the minute we pulled up i I felt instant relaxation. Leo (2.5 yrs) and Florence (1.5 yrs) seemed to sense that resulting in instant confidence to run off and play with the numerous pieces of equipment. Simon and Lesley couldn't have been more helpful and every request was thoroughly followed up. We asked Lesley in the bar over a few drinks (too many) about art shops and then thought nothing of it but sure enough bright and early the next morning she was on our door step with advice and a list of shops printed from the internet. Leo fell in love with the rabbits necessitating a trip to feed them each morning and evening. The ball pool area is fantastic, we enjoyed coffee and (delivered) croissants there while the kids began the daily task of wearing themselves out. With the TV right next to the ball pool, it had the added bonus of enabling us to watch some World Cup and Wimbledon in peace! We would love to go back.

Emerald Coast Gites fits the description 'baby friendly bolthole' like a glove. From the minute we pulled up i I felt instant relaxation. Leo (2.5 yrs) and Florence (1.5 yrs) seemed to sense that resulting in instant confidence to run off and play with the numerous pieces of equipment.

Simon and Lesley couldn't have been more helpful and every request was thoroughly followed up. We asked Lesley in the bar over a few drinks (too many) about art shops and then thought nothing of it but sure enough bright and early the next morning she was on our door step with advice and a list of shops printed from the internet.

Leo fell in love with the rabbits necessitating a trip to feed them each morning and evening.

The ball pool area is fantastic, we enjoyed coffee and (delivered) croissants there while the kids began the daily task of wearing themselves out. With the TV right next to the ball pool, it had the added bonus of enabling us to watch some World Cup and Wimbledon in peace!

We would love to go back. Overall rating: outstanding!!

Parent Rated*

4/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 6 guests.



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