This former 17th century traditional Breton Longhouse has been lovingly converted into three stylish yet characterful cottages sleeping from 4 to 24 and sharing two acres of lawned gardens plus a large heated outdoor swimming pool.
Run by Susan, a British mum of two little ones who's been in France for 8 years, the cluster of cottages are well set up for young families with a host of useful nursery gear and a handy collection of toys for inside and out (see grey box below). Those guests who can drag their off spring away from the heated outdoor pool, trampoline and ride-ons provided, find the cottages conveniently located with several towns and villages within 15minutes drive, and beaches of France's 'Emerald Coast' within 45minutes.
Les Chouettes (Sleeps 12) is an impressive, spacious, 18th century farmhouse with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Named after the barn owls which nest every year at La Haute Mancelière, the original farmhouse is a large, comfortable six bedroomed house with exposed beams which sleeps 12 people easily. It is ideal for several families travelling together, since the bedrooms are split over two floors with a downstairs double, a downstairs twin and bathroom with bath and shower (also separate wc). On the first floor there are two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room), a twin bedroom, a bunk bed room and a separate shower-room and WC. The spacious kitchen is equipped with a large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave, along with the usual equipment i.e. hob, oven, kettle, toaster etc. The lounge has TV (English and French) with Freeview (Cbeebies), DVD, VCR and WiFi internet access. Outside there is a large private terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue, overlooking the pretty garden. The cottage has a woodburning stove in the salon and solid fuel central heating, making it a cosy retreat in any weather.
Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 35 days of travelling discounted by 15%
We've just come back from our stay at the cottage and it was brilliant. The cottage has its original features which are lovely. The kitchen is more than enough, featuring a washing machine and dish washer. Bathroom great too, shower very powerful. No bath but a baby bath was provided for our 5 month old. There are radiators in every room so lovely and warm for the colder months too. A box of toys were provided, along with a Tv, DVD player and games.
The garden is amazing, has a trampoline, heated covered swimming pool, toys, ping pong table, climbing frames and more.
The owner has a dog, 2 cats, chickens and a guinea pig which our 2 year loved to feed.
Location is rural but close enough to drive to different villages.
Overall a great accommodation to stay in and we would return.Review dated 06/10/2018
We had a lovely week here. The cottage was perfect for us with a ten month old and a 2.5yr old. The toddler loved playing in the huge garden, especially the trampoline and the pool and made friends with the other children staying. The baby loved the friendly dog and cats. Cottage had everything we needed and was in a good location for bike rides (very close to long, car free cycle path) and day trips out.Review dated 25/06/2018
It was fantastic. Fully fitted out for a young baby and a truly beautiful setting. Really enjoyable holiday.Review dated 07/10/2013
The property has kept its original staircase to the first floor. It is beautiful but can be dangerous for younger children.Review dated 07/09/2012
There was a spiral staircase in the property which was a fabulous original feature but difficult for little legs. Stairgate was provided though so parents could relax.Review dated 26/01/2011
Excellent outdoor facilities - heated pool, large netted trampoline, slide, swings and ride-on toys. Cosy and rustic interior, everything thought of, even down to children's cutlery.Review dated 26/09/2010
sleeps 4+infants in 2 bedrooms comprising a double with king-sized bed & kinds room with bunks. There's one shower room (baby bath provided)
Dinard & Rennes (45mins) & Nantes (90mins)
The cottages are deally placed for exploring the beaches around St Malo, Dinard and Mont St Michel.
The large heated pool (available April - October)measures 10m x 5m with depths from 1m to 1.8 m. It has wide roman steps for easy access & sitting & splashing with little ones. It is fully enclosed with lockable double action security gates & an alarm. The water is heated to 27°c
Useful nursery gear provided on requests includes 4 travel cots, 1 wooden, highchairs, baby bath, baby bouncer, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, stairgates, changing mats, hand blenders, microwaves, socket covers, a baby carrier back pack (up to 15kg), 2 x childseats for bikes, plastic crockery & plastic cutlery.
Toys provide include: Bath toys, kids books, general toys, DVDs & board games.
Pre arrival shopping can be arranged
Outdoor toys provided include: buckets and spades, ride-ons, trikes, swings, slide, boules court, paddling pool and a saftely netted trampoline
Outside there is a private terrace and dining area, complete with wooden garden furniture, parasol, and barbecue. Also 2-acres of shared garden (great for ball games)
Free unlimited WIFI internet access
Several of each available