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Detached Barn Conversion with heated pool and wifi

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,029 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Holiday Home in Dolo, Nr. Jugon Les Lacs, 22270 Brittany, France - Small Village nutes from the Beaches

Les Baguettes is situated in the small hamlet of Dolo with its own bakery, bar, small shop and creperie. There is also a lake which can be fished and, for the energetic amongst you, there is a fitness trail which surrounds it also a childrens play area with a zip wire. The closest large village is the picturesque Jugon Les Lacs.

approximately 2 miles away, with its bars, creperie, pizzeria (take aways available) and two restaurants. A small supermarket, newsagent, doctors, dentist, banks, hairdressers are also to be found here. Fishing permits are available from "la maison de la pêche" in Jugon.


Owner
David Bartlett
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About David Bartlett

We are David and Sandy Bartlett. We bought the property, an old farmhouse and barn in 1999, on the eve of the millennium. In 2001 we moved over here to live permanently with our two daughters, Daisy and Kitty, who are now twenty -two and twenty, respectively.

Sandy was a Primary School teacher in England and has continued to work as a teacher over here. Fortunately she has a degree in French which has been an advantage. David is an audio-visual and sound engineer whose work is usually overseas.

Brittany is a lovely part of the world and we are very happy here. We will be on hand, but not intrusive, to offer advice and information to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible

David Bartlett purchased this barn in 1999

Why David Bartlett chose Jugon-les-Lacs

We had often dreamt of owning a property in France but it became a reality after a visit to friends in the region in 1999. Sandy viewed the property and instantly fell in love with it and we put an offer in before David had even seen it. David, subsequently, spent a weekend here and

the deed was done!

We spent many holidays here and then decided to move here in 2001. We actually unloaded all our furniture and belongings in the morning and were on the beach at midday. It was a truly wonderful start to our life here.

While Dolo is a very small village, it is perfectly positioned in relation to some of the most beautiful sights in the area. Dinan, a medieval town and port is only twenty minutes away and there are also stunning beaches twenty- five minutes away in either direction.

What makes this barn unique

Dolo is a peaceful little village but benefits from a great little bakery with a bar and shop attached. The bakery is literally next door and provides a variety of bread and patisserie. We also have a really great creperie in the village which serves savoury buckwheat galettes, burgers and steaks and delicious crepes.

There are some great walks in the area and marked cycle routes of varying difficulty. There is a children's playground, basketball court and fitness trail next to the lake which is about 100 metres from the gite. Small sailing boats and pedalos are available to hire in the next village, Jugon-les-lacs with its many restaurants.

Amenities

Jugon-les-Lacs Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1029 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs en-suite to bedroom 1 with shower, toilet and vanity unit.This can also be accessed from the lounge. Upstairs family bathroom with bath and shower attachment vanity unit and a separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk beds and a single
    Bedroom 2 - A big room with a double bed and Childs single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double en-suite on ground floor. Bedroom 2 large double upstairs with small single. Bedroom 3 single with bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: The garden itself is planted with flowers and shrubs and includes a children's play area equipped with swings, slide and a boule run. The swimming pool is an above ground heated one pool measuring 5.5m in diameter and is entered via a ladder. The pool is open from May to the end of September depending on the weather. A paddling pool is available for younger family members. We respectfully remind parents that the safety of their children in and around the pool is their responsibility at all times. It is possible to park directly outside of the gite and there is room for two cars. Table tennis and badminton are also on offer. The property is secluded and tranquil. There is a garden table and chairs on the wooden terrace and there is a large parasol. A barbecue is provided and a small supply of charcoal on arrival. Utility Room: Stored in the kitchen there is an iron, ironing board and clothes dryer. In addition, an outside washing line can be provided. Two travel cots with bedding and a high chair can also be provided and a stair gate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. A change of linen is offered once -a -week. A welcome pack is provided including essentials ; coffee, tea, sugar, water, OJ, eggs and salt and pepper. Dishwasher and washing machine tablets are provided as are bin bags.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Detached Barn Conversion with heated pool and wifi
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

The Gite was beautifully presented clean and comfortable with everything needed for our holiday

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Sandy and David for their helpfulness and friendliness during our week long stay with them. Our three little grandaughters absolutely loved the pool and hot tub and were quite tearful when we left to come home. Thank you also Sandy and David for our welcome pack of beer wine and other essentials it was extremely welcome after a day travelling in the car. We would love to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Gite in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday the Gite is perfect and the facilities and gardens

David and Sandy are the perfect hosts and we look forward to staying again

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. It was really nice to meet you both and so,glad that you enjoyed your surroundings.
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5

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay with everything you need, plus really hospitable hosts. 5 + a baby all had a fantastic time, and can't wait until we can arrange another stay!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really enjoyed having you guys to stay and look forward to seeing you all again.
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5

Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, fantastic hosts and centrally located to all the must see's in the area. I give it the highest recommendation

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brad and Leigh for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you all. It's not every day we have a Canadian firefighter in our gite. Hope you have a great time in the UK with the family and exploring. Sandy and David
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Lovely family friendly holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 2 weeks here, with our 2 sons aged 3 and 16 months. The boys loved playing in the garden and exploring the local area. The barn is spacious and well equipped.

The owners went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. The bottles of wine when we arrived were very well received.

We were fortunate to have warm weather, which meant we went to some nearby beaches. They were easy to get to and ideal for young children to play.

We visited Dinard, St Cast and Dinan. We also went to the local lake and market. The water park not far from the barn is good to walk around and has a nice playground. We stopped for drinks at the cafe here and watched the wake boarders.

We were sad to leave as we had such a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was really,nice to meet you all. We especially enjoyed Edward’s views on tractors, parking and life in general! We hope Ewen.s adventurous streak,continues! Hope to see you again. Sandy and David
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5

Lovely gite. Very well kept and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay. Gite is beautiful - everywhere is clean with lovely furnishings. On arrival there is a welcome pack of milk and other essentials and the log burner lit so lovely and cosy.Would like to say a special thank you to gite owners sandy and Dave who are the most helpful and lovely people and nothing is too much trouble for them. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have met you. So glad Frank could sort your car out so quickly! Hope it's still going! Your,visit must have awakened old memories. Good ones I hope.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Dolo
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
St Mchel de Plelan
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Plenee Jugon
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Rn12 or N176
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Dolo and Jugon-les-lacs
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Dolo
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
St Cast
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are many beautiful beaches in the area, the nearest is only twenty five minutes away by car. The beaches at St Cast-le-Guildo are long and sandy with volleyball and other activities. St Jacut-sur-Mer consists of little coves and has a restaurant on the beach itself. It also has a small diving platform in use during high tide. In the other direction you will find Pleneuf-val- André, and beaches around Erquy and Cap Fréhel. Dinard and Saint Malo are the two largest historical seaside towns.Cancale is famous for its oysters and seafood

Travel:

Our closest port is St Malo serviced by Brittany ferries from Portsmouth and is approximately a 40 minute drive. Another popular route is Portsmouth to Caen, again using Brittany ferries. Caen is approximately a two hour drive. There is also the option of Plymouth to Roscoff . Ryanair fly into Dinard from Stansted and East Midlands throughout the year and from Luton to Dinard during the summer. They also fly from Luton to Brest. Flybe fly from Southampton Southend Belfast Exeter, Edinburgh and Manchester to Rennes and from Exeter and Birminham to Brest.There are also flights from London Gatwick to Rennnes.

Further Details:

In Dolo there is a lake with a Wake park where you can try kneeboarding,wakeboarding and water skiing.T he guys who run it are really great and wetsuits come with your entry. It has a big outside terrace with a bar and restaurant, serving excellent homemade pizzas, burgfes ans salads. All the vegetables are bio and produced in the village of Dolo.

There are bike trails both on and off road.Locally there is horse riding, go carting, sailing and other water sports.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.94

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for details.

Changeover Day:
If you should wish to book a break during our low season we may be able to be flexible re arrival and departure days and the length of stay. Do not hesitate to ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.50% on booking and the remainder 6 weeks before arrival.
A deposit of £150 is required on booking via a seperate cheque to cover major breakages and damage. This will be returned within 14 days after your departure. For long term lets out of season please enquire for price. For winter bookings a basket of wood is included for the wood-burner. Extra wood will be charged at cost and the first 50 units of electricity are free after charged at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.