Large Cottage in Centre of Breton Village Near to Mont St Michel
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our house is great for families with children or several couples travelling together. We also like dogs so feel free to bring your own well-behaved family pet.
We have owned our lovely French home for 6 years and use it as much as is possible so it contains many personal touches. It has been comfortably renovated, but remains very French, and has a wonderful old world charm.
Situated on the Rue de l’Eglise in the very heart of the charming Breton village of Bazouges La Perouse which was recently awarded the title of 'Petite Cité de Caractere' and is also considered a ‘Village des Artistes’ with numerous galleries to visit as well as 5 different bars and restaurants all within easy walking distance of the house. In the village there is also a bank, post office, small supermarket, bakery and a butcher shop and there is a small farmers market every Thursday morning. Best of all for visitors is the local Boulangerie which is just a 2 minute stroll every morning to go and get your pain au chocolate or croissant, perhaps stopping off at one of the cafe's on the way back home for a quick coffee.. Bliss!
The property itself is a large town house/cottage. The ground floor is a big and social open plan which incorporates a fully fitted kitchen with all modern conveniences, a huge rustic dining table to seat up to 12 easily, a WC, and a comfortable sitting area with TV (British Cable TV channels), DVD, VHS, cd player etc, as well as a selection of games, films, books and music to suit most tastes. We don’t strip the place when we leave as it is our home away from home and are confident and happy that our visitors will treat it in the same way.
On the 2nd floor there are three large double bedrooms and a family bathroom(tub, toilet and sink). The top floor is a huge room/loft/family room with more beds if you need them as well as a pool table, dart board, table football etc. Outside there are two sun-decks so as to take advantage of the sun in the morning as well as the afternoon, and a nice and private back garden with lawn for the children. A solid built barbecue and plenty of tables and chairs make outdoors entertaining a pleasure.
The surrounding area around Bazouges has much to offer the visitor. A short drive away is the beautiful, historic yet cosmopolitan university city of Rennes, (try the Saturday fresh produce market at Place de les Lices – an amazing French experience); the walled coastal town of St. Malo with its hundreds of tiny streets lined with top fashion shops and restaurants and street entertainers in the summer; the working abbey of Mont-St-Michel built at the end of a tiny causeway in the Atlantic ocean which is France’s most visited landmark after the Eiffel Tower; the seaside towns of Le Vivier-sur-Mer (producer of much of France’s mussels for consumption) and Cancale, the renowned oyster producing town whose sea-front is lined with high quality restaurants to sit in for hours and sample the finest and freshest sea food in the country. There are also many many beautiful, unspoiled sandy beaches to spend the day.
Bazouges La Perouse is also just on the edge of the Brittany/Normandy border, making a trip to the D-Day landing beaches of Omaha, Gold and Juno easy to do and impossible to miss, or forget. There is also the port town of Dinan; the countless beaches of the Brittany and Normandy coast; Combourg; the forest of Villecartier with its aerial rope course for very brave adults and children from 6 years old, and other places too numerous to mention - but lots of information is available in the house for visitors and at the Office of Tourism which is just a couple of blocks away...
I can’t say enough about the beauties of this area, and our lovely French village. I know you'll have the best holiday here!
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 2-12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 1.5 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
ReviewsWrite a review
Wow. What a great house. We had such a wonderful time. Although Bezouges is quaint and quiet the location to get yourself off to look at some magnificent sites that Brittany has to offer well, this place is perfect right smack in the middle. So it's great as a base. It's very comfortable, homey and I love the open fire.The kitchen is wonderful, if you love to cook, this is so nice. Just loved it. The house is lovely and warm especially after a long day of site seeing. The local Boulangerie has wonderful baguetts and pastries sooo yummy.And the town tourism officer is very informed and can speak english. Loved him.
- Guest violet
- Date of stay 01/02/13
- Review Submitted 02/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners.
When we arrived we called the woman with the key. She promptly came and let us in The place was a tad disappointing as per the website (dryer didn't work, no wi-fi, had to walk down to the basement every time we needed central heating on & then the entire first floor smelled of fuel oil...) However, the wood stove worked well & that, coupled with the electric heater in the dining area kept us quite warm & comfortable every evening. Nikki recommended a restaurant owned by another English couple just down the street from the house. We ate there a few times & really enjoyed ourselves. The husband & wife team were very warm & welcoming, the locals were, as well and the steaks were very good! I'd recommend it to anyone who stays. Another great thing is the location--it's as the website says--very close to just about everything upper Normandy & Brittany have to offer. We took full advantage of it. The back garden was lovely but we couldn't enjoy it because of the rainy weather. However, we did see a gardener working in it twice--very well-kept & lovely... The third floor would be great for a family with children, as would the child's room on the second floor. Finally, we loved the recently re-done bathroom on the second floor! For the price & location, I'd recomend it. Just get the wi-fi, dryer & central heating fixed!
- Guest Michael
- Date of stay 09/28/12
- Review Submitted 11/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: I am so sorry the tumble dryer didn't work for you - I wasn't aware. We have asked a local electrician to come and work on it. Wifi is on its way too - sorry it wasn't in time for your visit. Problem has been with not enough space on the exchange apparently. And central heating does work if you set the timer, and then it will go on/off independent of having to go into the basement. Obv have to leave better instructions for the thermostat/timer. Sorry again. But glad you enjoyed the area and your stay generally. It is a lovely place to visit and we always find everybody really friendly and welcoming too.
A really lovely stay
A really lovely stay
Our family (four adults, two kids under 12) stayed for a week in May. The place is really comfortable and lovely, and Bazouges is a charming little town with a good bakery and a grocery store. We appreciated the ability to have a quiet evening after a long day's car touring. My parents, in their early 70s, had no problem with the steps, though those who are concerned with accessibility should know the stairway is pretty steep to the second floor. If you choose to visit Brittany and this property, you'll love it! but please be sure to have a very good road map or GPS, because the signage in the area can be confusing and Rennes is particularly difficult.
- Guest pamom
- Date of stay 05/21/11
- Review Submitted 09/14/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Lives up to promises -- and more!
Lives up to promises -- and more!
I just spent a week here with 3 adult family members. The house is large enough that we could have easily had 2 more adults with us, plus children. It's obvious that the house is a family home, which enhances the feeling that you actually live in Bazouges la Perousse. The town is lovely, and made a perfect starting point for day trips to Normandy, Rennes, Mainz, and Mt. Saint Michel. We had a couple of dinners at a restaurant in the town (excellent) and made a daily early morning stop in town for coffee and croissants. I can't say enough about the house itself...the patio was perfect for dinners at home (the farmers market on Thursday provided great vegetables and fruits), the massive dining room table waa great for reviewing the treasures of the day as well as playing games, and the kitchen was well-stocked with all of the utensils and serving dishes one could need. Thanks for contributing to one of the best vacations ever. .
- Guest Eileen
- Date of stay 08/28/11
- Review Submitted 09/04/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review - I am so so pleased that you all had such a great holiday and that your stay in Bazouges La P. added to it. We love it and although it's not smart in any way, shape or form, it is a perfect house to relax and chill out in. Especially for large numbers as it is big enough and seems to want to house big sociable groups. Thanks again. Nikki
A wondeful family home
A wondeful family home
My extended family of 6 adults and 5 children (ages 7 and under) spent a week at Nikki"s home this summer. The house accommodated us very well and had every convenience we needed. The bedroom with all the toys was a hit with the kids and parents, especially on a rainy day!. We walked a few blocks for fresh bread and pastries every morning and cooked in the outdoor fireplace most evenings. The home was within an easy drive of all the sights in Normandy. Bazouges is a quiet town that was fun to explore. There was a wonderful market on Thursday and the tourist office was very helpful. If you have children the Foret de Villecartier is practically next door - there are zip line courses for kids and adults, minature boats, pony rides, hiking, etc.: a nice break from a days of sightseeing. Thanks Nikki for sharing your lovely home.
- Guest Cook Family1
- Date of stay 07/08/11
- Review Submitted 07/31/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: You are very welcome - we are just delighted that you had a good stay and that our house made you feel comfortable and able to relax. And Bazouges is such a sweet town that we want others to find it and appreciate it too. Best regards. Nikki
Feels Like Home
Feels Like Home
I just returned from staying at this home in a wonderful, small, but charming village in Brittany. The house is a second home for the owners so there are many personal items, including a room full of toys. My husband and I enjoyed the downstairs with its large kitchen, long dining table, and living room complete with a fireplace. We used one of the bedrooms to sleep and the other to pile our luggage and clothes. Two couples could easily stay, although they would have to share the bathroom next to the bedrooms. It would be perfect for a family. The church bells ring from 7:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night, but that didn't bother us. There is no computer access or wifi, but a computer center just down the street was open a few hours a week and I was able to use their computers for free. Sandy, the manager, was fun to get to know and very helpful with questions. The surrounding area is beautiful and Le Mont St. Michel is 20 minutes away. I would definitely recommend the house to friends and relatives.
- Guest Rae-Marie M.
- Date of stay 05/25/10
- Review Submitted 06/09/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay - and sorry about the church bells - but amazing how quickly you don't notice them after the first couple of mornings!
Low Season ... Sept-Oct and March-May .. from 800€/week High Season .. Jun, Jul, Aug .. from 800 €/week .. 350 €/weekend prices shown are for 2 bedrooms being ready made up. More bedrooms can be made up if required.
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Rick & Nikki, two grown up boys, one small boy, three dogs, one live in mother-in-law, chaotic life, well-lived!
Why the Owner Chose Mont-St-Michel:
We live in the Channel Islands, just off the coast of France, and so Brittany is an ideal location for us, and we simply fell in love with the village of Bazouges La Perouse. When you see it you'll see why.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is plenty to do and see, as listed above, places to visit, towns to shop in, restaurants to eat in. It is central to so much, but equally great just to stay put.
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- Secondary: +44 1481 232 693 (United Kingdom)
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Lower deck in the back garden
Quiet evenings in.
The magnificent Mont St Michel - just 25 minutes away.
From the living room to the back garden
The local market every Thursday
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