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Character 18th Century Stone property on 4 acres near Dinan, Breton Beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Character Property - Walking, Cycling, Medieval Dinan, Mont St Michel, beaches

This character, high quality property is situated in a very tranquil part of rural Brittany, yet within convenient access to medieval Dinan (10 minutes) and a leisurely 30 minutes country drive from literally 100's of excellent beaches on the north Brittany coast (Cote d'Armor). It stands in its own private and well maintained grounds of 4 acres and looks down across rich farmland and wooded countryside.

You can safely walk, ride bicycles (provided free of charge) around the small local roads and marked trails directly from the property, with plenty of scenic variety, from corn and wheat crops to pasture and wooded/forest areas.

For children there are swings, table tennis, table football, bikes and spacious lawned areas to the front and rear of the property for games of football, badminton etc. A BBQ area is provided in the courtyard, whilst large patio areas at the rear of the Farmhouse and La Grange also provide an excellent location for outdoor eating and to enjoy the afternoon or evening sunset.

Beaches & things to do: There is a great variety of things to do in the area without having to spend hours in the car. Within 45 minutes drive there are countless beaches to choose from such as le Val-Andre, Erquy, Sables d’Or, St Cast-le-Guildo, St Jacut-sur-Mer, St Briac, St Lunaire and Dinard to name a few. Le Mont St. Michel is also a worthwhile day trip being one hour away. The route back via the 'shellfish coast' from Cherrueix to Concale and the superb beaches and coastal walks from Concal to St.Malo make for a memorable journey. Mediaeval Dinan (10 minutes) is a wonderful place to visit, market day is Thursday. The cathedral city of Rennes and the direct TGV link to Paris is also within an hour’s drive. Within 2 hours drive the tapestries of Bayeux (near Caen) and the war cemeteries of Normandy (Omaha beach) and World War II museums are also worth considering. Closer to home there is horse-riding in Plelan-le-Petit, golf in St Michel de Plelan, swimming, sailing, cycling and pedaloes at Jugon-les-Lacs (10 mins), go karting at Lamballe, a lovely aquarium at St Malo (also walk the ramparts), coastal walks at Cap Frehel, from St Pabu (park on Plage de Caroual) to Erquy or west to le Val-Andre are also recommended.

Places to eat: There is a Michelin starred (but pricey) restaurant called Creuzil’s in Plancoet, Ploubalay (Restaurant de la Gare), and Dinan (Le Viaduc), while for the less-sophisticated but more demanding palate (the kids!) there are lots of nice pizza restaurants, a couple of favorites on the way home from the beach are at Pluduno on the D794 and in Plancoet. The local “Dali” bistro at the Plelan le Petit D19 cross road is also good value.

Directions: 2.5 hours from Cherbourg (N13). Virtually motorway all the way. Direction Avranches / Mont St. Michel (A84) and Dinan (N176) after which you come off at the Plélan-le-Pétit exit (not the Aire de Plélan just before it which is a rest area) some 8km past Dinan.

Just over 2 hours from Caen, direction Avranches / Mont St. Michel on the A84. Virtually motorway all the way. After Avranches, follow the signs for St. Malo / Dinan (N176). Do not go to St. Malo but follow the N176 past Dinan until the Plélan-le-Pétit exit some 10km further on.

Under 2 hours from Roscoff, direction Morlaix (which you bypass) and St Brieuc/Renes (N12) before branching off on the N176 shortly after Lamballe(direction Dinan/St Malo). You come off the N176 at the Plélan-le-Pétit exit after about 14km.

35 minutes from Dinard Airport. Proceed direction Dinan (via Pleurtuit) to the N176 (7km north of Dinan). Travel south, direction Dinan/Lamballe for 16km & take the Plélan-le-Pétit exit some 8km past Dinan.

More Details

Owner
Nigel Punter (UK), Sean McMullan (IRL)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

Amenities

Mégrit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom with bath, 1 with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedded room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Character 18th Century Stone property on 4 acres near Dinan, Breton Beaches
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous place , great fireplace, well equipped kitchen. Bikes a necessity for the boys and other facilities great in keeping their attention. Definitely will book again

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mexico City
5

Excelente

  • 5 of 5

Pasamos una semana increíble en "La Granja". Muchos lugares que visitar a menos de una hora en coche. No conocíamos la Bretaña Francesa y nos pareció un lugar que hay que volver a visitar. La casa en perfecto estado, espaciosa, agradable y sobre todo con todo lo necesario para descansar y pasar unas buenas vacaciones en familia. La atención de las personas que la cuidan fue perfecta. Recomiendo la casa para familias con niños que quieran pasar unos días alejados de la gran ciudad para descansar y conocer esta region y hacer excursiones del día completo a Dinan, St Malo, Mt St Michel, Josselin, etc.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Beautiful Rural Haven

  • 5 of 5

We spent four delightful nights at La Grange at the end of October. We had been looking for a peaceful getaway with our 2 year old daughter and my mum, which this house offers in abundance, and were blown away by the character, space and homeliness of this amazing property. We spent four extremely relaxing evenings lounging in the comfy old leather arm chairs drinking wine by the fireside and preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen. The games room saw some competitive action round the table tennis table too. We could quite happily have not left the house at all!

We really enjoyed trips out to medieval Dinan where we explored the old streets and took in the architecture, a very memorable visit to the Grand Aquarium in St Malo and a drive along the coast to Saint Lunaire. We also had some very pleasant walks down the nearby tracks to gather chestnuts.

I can't recommend this place highly enough for a relaxing break. We can't wait to go back for a second stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
5

Family Reunion In Brittany

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from a week in Brittany. The occasion was a family gathering. I was my job to find lodging suitable for 8 family members (4 daughters, one father, 2 son-in-laws and a family friend). We choose the area around Dinan as our base because of the Beauty of Dinan itself and the closeness to many other historical points of interest (St Malo, Mt St Michelle etc..).

We rented all three structures within the Pehe compound. By doing so our family had plenty of room for quiet time and a central gathering location for family meals. We chose La Grange as our central gathering area due the spaciousness of the central living area, the amazing kitchen facilities and the huge fireplace. As we visited Pehe in the middle of October the fireplace was in operation every night.

My wife and I stayed in the Gite which was quite charming and comfortable. The rest of the family spread out over the remaining accommodations. Everybody in the family raved about their rooms.

I would highly recommend this property to anybody looking for a location to gather the family or a group of friends who want to explore Brittany.

I must mention the owners, Sean and Nigel, They were wonderful to deal with. They made our stay care free and provided a beautiful property in a magical location.

John and Denise

Boston, Massachusetts

USA

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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England
5

The Gite

  • 5 of 5

My other half and I stayed at the Gite for a couple of weeks in May and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. We have stayed in the area before but this is the first time in this accomodation. Booking was very straightforward, the information provided for the journey (if using Sat Nav the co-ordinates provided are spot on) was excellent and arrival was organised just as stated by the owner. The Gite is very well equipped and provides everything you need. Our only negative comment is that the couch is uncomfortable and would be a problem if you had to sit on it for long. However our weather was good and we spent most of our evenings after dinner out in the beautiful gardens. Definitely a place to put on the "will return" list.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wiltshire
5

Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family rented La Grange and The Farmhouse during the first week in August. Our party ranged in age from 1.5yrs to 80 yrs. We found the properties to be perfect for our needs, allowing plently of space for 8 children to run around both inside and out in safety, and for the adults to find their own space as well. La Grange has been renovated to a very high standard, and this became the family's main meeting and eating area. The Farmhouse proved to be adequate, but possibly in need of some further renovation to match La Grange. The area is absolutely superb, and we all thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local towns, and beaches. Such a stunning coastline!

Sean and Nigel have been really helpful and very kind in our quite complicated booking - I would recommend both them and their property to anyone.

Don't bother to take your own adult bikes - the selection there is brilliant. As to the ratings, I would rate La Grange as 'excellent' and The Farmhouse as 'good' in their present condition, but as a package for us, the value for money and accommodation was fantastic. If we get the opportunity, we would definately go back again. We even had our own glow-worm outside the front door every evening!

We self catered every evening (taking cooking in turns), and both kitchens are really well stocked with utensils. Needlesstosay, the dishwashers proved invaluable! The local supermarket in Dinan is massive, and has everything you could want, and the local bakery in Megrit served us well for croissant and sticks.

We were only there for a week, but Pehe quickly became home, and everyone in our party really enjoyed the holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lamballe
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $76.49
Pet Fee $19.12
Refundable Damage Deposit $318.72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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