Beautiful four bedroomed cottage, with private, heated swimming pool .
- english, french
About Adele Pepperell
Owners Adele and Andrew bought the property 9 years ago, originally as a holiday home. After falling in love with the Breton way of life they took the plunge and moved to Brittany on a permanent basis, 4 years ago. They have renovated the main farmhouse in which they live and have converted a former cow shed into beautiful a holiday cottage. With over 30 years experience as a general builder Andrew has continued to work in Brittany. He is a keen golfer and fisherman. Adele was previously a Community Nurse but now spends her days looking after the gite, gardening and looking after their animals, which include 3 dogs, a cat a horse and 2 sheep.
Why Adele Pepperell chose St-Martin-des-Prés
We bought the house in 2005. Although at the time it was in need of renovation we could see the potential it had to become a fantastic family home. We love the countryside location. It really is a relaxing place to be!!
What makes this Cottage unique
Our location in central Brittany makes it an ideal property, offering both the quietness of the countryside and easy access to the surrounding towns and villages.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The cottage was beautiful and clean with everything we needed to enjoy our 14 nights.
From the second we arrived we felt so very welcome and relaxed. Adele and Andy were so helpful and made our stay perfect. Our sons have ASD and find a lot of situations difficult but they had such a relaxing holiday and that means the world to us. We always felt that we were in a home from home.
The pool area and gardens were beautiful and lovely to sit and relax and just enjoy the peace. We will definitely be returning.
A little piece of heaven in France .
The cottage is located in a very peaceful, rural setting. My husband and I loved this!
The cottage itself is lovely and very well equipped. This is my first holiday let where things like bin bags, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, salt, pepper, tea bags, coffee, etc were supplied.. this was brilliant; it made it so easy to settle in.
Adele was just as the other reviewers have commented - very friendly and really helpful. She manages to balance this well so that we still felt that we had our privacy.
The main external seating area is just across the lane next to the swimming pool. This was a lovely place to spend time, particularly at the beginning of the week when temperatures were very high. The teenagers enjoyed the pool and also the recently purchased swingball and badminton sets.
Location wise, we (The oldies) loved it. After the first few days the teenagers perhaps would have preferred to be closer to some other civilisation as they were reliant on the drivers (us) to let them access shops, etc. However, excellent wifi access certainly meant the teenage brains could be occupied when it was not hot enough to use the pool.
Quintin has a number of supermarkets to supply food and drink needs. It is also a pretty town to explore if you venture beyond Eclerc.
We quite like going on jaunts, not all of which were on the doorstep...
The beach at Baule Escoblac.. Lovely beach, shopping area - a bit pricey in places.
Dinan - despite the rain we enjoyed visiting the Thursday market and wandered round this lovely old town. We discovered a gem of a place La Poterie... the owner was very helpful and friendly. We initially popped in for drinks and toilet use and ended up eating there. The food may not be to everyone's taste.. an Argentinian/French mix but my husband loved it... possibly linked to the jazz music playing in the background!
We jaunted to visit the Robert Tatin museum..just over 2 hours from where we were staying. It was well worth it though... it is a most unusual place..the artist lived from the age of 61 and built the museum around him... it is fantastical... huge giant sculptures, amazing artwork. The staff could not have been more helpful. Excellent price.. 6 Euro entry plus 1 Euro 50 to visit the artist's house.. Amazing! A real must visit place.
Anyhow, regardless of the longer jaunts, rural Brittany remains one of our favourite places to visit and Adele and Andrew's cottage provided a friendly comfortable stay for us all.
An Amazing Holiday
This was our first stay at this lovely property but it definitely will not be our last.
Everything is on hand that you need for a home from home stay. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and the lovely pool was such a lovely feature and totally private.
The owners were so kind and helpful but left us to our own devices which was great.
We can’t recommend this enough for a fabulous family holiday.
Quick Break with the kids!
Fantastic place; beautiful surroundings and house. The kids loved the open space/pool. Lovely private setting and very relaxing...can't recommend it enough if you want to get away from everything!
beautiful cottage in the heart of rural brittany
We arrived on the Sunday bringing with us my elderly mum, Adele knew she had health problems and despite the time of year (June) had arranged for logs for the fire in case she was cold. she had left us a welcome pack of tea, coffee and milk which after our journey was most welcome. The cottage is beautiful with all the facilities you would expect and more. Our groups age ranged from 23 to 87 and all were more than catered for.The pool was most welcome and had a great out door patio area so even Nan had some where to sit and view the fun. We had a wonderful stay and will be back, and will also be recommending this beautiful cottage to all our family and friends. thank you Adele and Andrew for helping to make our stay a truly memorable one.
I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you all. Hopefully we'll see you all again next year.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Adele & Andy.
Beautiful idyllic getaway in Brittany
We have stayed here a few times now and it just gets better. You can feel yourself relaxing and unwinding immediately. Although it is in the country there are lots of pretty towns and villages nearby for shopping. There are also lakes and beaches are close by. Our favourites are Binic and Lake Guerlidan. Garden is lovely and we would spend most evenings on the decking. One if our party has arthritis so the downstairs bedroom and bathroom was perfect for her. Owners are lovely and always on hand if you need their help. We are looking forward to going back next year.
I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
See you next year!
Due to it's rural location a car essential.
Dinard Airport 1hour 20mins by car. Rennes Airport 1hour 35mins by car.
Roscoff ferry port 1 hour 35 mins by car.
Saint Malo ferry port 1 hour 40 mins by car.
The village of Saint Martin des Pres is 4km way. It has an excellent restaurant, bar and boulangerie.
The lac de Guerlédan, is approximately a 15 minutes drive away. Along with its beautiful man-made beaches it offers a wide range of activities including water sports, boat hire, fishing, horse riding and a climbing centre.
The north coast is a 40 minutes drive away where you can enjoy beautiful sandy beaches.
The nearest town is Mur de Bretagne which is 10km away.
Supermarkets can be found in Mur de Bretagne and Quintin.
Brittany is steeped in history. Visits to the historic towns of Pontivy and Lamballe and small towns of character such as Quintin, Moncontour and Josselin are recommended.
The beach at Binic is also a favourite with visitors.