About This Listing
3 bedroomed character cottage with all the comforts of home whilst retaining character features. A superb shower room on the ground floor and an ensuite shower. Located in a pretty hamlet near to all the main attractions of Brittany and Normandy.
This lovely cottage is called Le Soleil
Part of a traditional 400 year old farmhouse. Set in beautiful unspoilt countryside - perfect for walking and cycling. Only 25 mins from Le Mont St Michel and beaches. Close to St Malo, medieval Dinan, Fougeres with its stunning chateau.
This Cosy Cottage is in a peaceful and beautiful rural location yet within easy reach of all the stunning attractions of Brittany.
Situated approximately 1 mile from the pretty village of Tremblay with its boulangerie, cafes and restaurants and within easy reach of the many picturesque attractions of Brittany. This location offers something for everyone: magnificent beaches for sun-worshippers, spectacular countryside for nature lovers it also offers some of the world's greatest wines, haute cuisine for gourmets, and an abundance of culture for art lovers and tranquillity for the stressed.
The cottage comes fully equipped, furnished with Breton antiques. Satellite TV French and English and free Wi-Fi internet access. Garden furniture and barbeques are provided. Bread, Croissants and delicious gateaux are delivered to the hamlet twice a week. Many board games. Boules and badminton are available.
The kitchen with halogen hob and electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier is fully equipped for all your cooking requirements including cafetiere and coffee machine. An ironing board iron, clothes line outside and hoover.
The lounge has a beautiful Breton style table and 8 chairs, comfy leather armchairs and sofa and a Godin wood burning stove.
French and English TV, DVD and free WiFi .
There is a downstairs toilet and shower room.
Upstairs bedroom 1 has 2 single beds.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space.
Bedroom 3 has 1 double bed and 1 single and hanging space.
Separate toilet and sink.
Welcome pack on arrival with essentials including homemade jam, milk tea and coffee and of course a bottle of wine. Both cottages are centrally heated upstairs and the log burning fires will be lit before your arrival during the winter months to ensure a warm welcome. Le Soleil has a variety of board games and holiday reading to suit all ages. There are lawned areas for children to play on although children should be supervised at all times as whilst this is a quiet hamlet and the houses are off road the occasional car and tractor do pass by. Our French neighbours are very welcoming. The property is an ideal location for exploring and the English owners have an in depth knowledge of the area -they are also French speaking and live on the site. They will be available to help and advise. There are 5 other houses in the hamlet all owned by French so this is an ideal opportunity to experience 'the real French experience'. Each cottage has its own garden furniture, private space and barbecue. There is also a garden across the country road looking over corn fields and containing a newly renovated bread oven. This is a tranquil area to sit during the evenings and watch the beautiful sunset. Our nearest town 5 minutes’ drive is Tremblay which has some attractive houses from the 11th century. Tremblay was the birthplace of botanist Rene Louiche-Desfontaines who set up a national botanic specimen collection in the Museum d' Histoire Naturelle. He introduced the cultivation of Durum wheat in to France in 1933. Tremblay erected a bust in his honour.
The property is ideally located for visiting the beaches of Normandy and Brittany- all within 30 mins. There are many stunning coastal villages including St. Suliac which is listed as one of the prettiest villages of Ille et Vilaine. Cancale the oyster capital of Europe is also only a 40 mins drive away. The famous medieval walled town of St. Malo overlooking a large harbour and beautiful sandy beach is only an hour’s drive. Mont St Michel is a magnificent spectacle only 30 mins drive away.
The house will be immaculately clean on arrival and we ask that guests leave the cottage as they find it. we are happy to accept well-behaved pets.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
We spent a lovely few days in Le Soleil. The house is beautifully kept, with everything you could ever need, and we felt very welcome. Judith and Graham were excellent hosts, from the welcome basket to the helpful tips for what we should see in the area. It is a great base for visiting Brittany, as well as for relaxing at home in the peaceful countryside. It was only a shame we couldn't stay longer!
Thank you Judith! My family was absolutely happy to stay in your house. They told me house was amazing and had all what they need. And it was great to meet you and your husband! You are great host!
Traumurlaub in einer traumhaften Umgebung in der Nähe des berühmten Mont-Saint-Michel (ca. 25 Autominuten entfernt). Judi und Graham haben unsere Familie sehr herzlich empfangen und alles dafür getan, daß wir uns während unseres 10tägigen Aufenthaltes rundum wohl gefühlt haben.
Das Ferienhaus "Le Soleil" ist herrlich ruhig in einem kleinen Weiler gelegen. Durch den Platz um das Haus herum gab es für die Kinder ausreichend Möglichkeit zum Spielen. Nahversorgung ist durch nahegelegene Supermärkte/Einzelhandel gegeben. Das Haus ist gepflegt, sauber und die gezeigten Bilder entsprechen den tatsächlichen Gegebenheiten. Ausstattung für den täglichen Gebrauch war ausreichend vorhanden (Küchengerätschaften, Fön, Handtücher etc.)
Ausflugsziele sind vielzählig innerhalb von 30 bis 60 Autominuten erreichbar (z.B. Dinan, St. Malo, Mont-Saint-Michel, Fougères, Vitré, Cap Fréhel, Bayeux, Badestrände, aber auch ein Ausflug in die Normandie zu den D-Day-Gedenkstätten (ca. 1,5 Stunden Fahrtzeit) war absolut kein Problem.
Wir können "Le Soleil" und seine liebenswerten Vermieter absolut empfehlen!
@Judi and Graham: Thanks for all !!
We had a brilliant time staying at Ardilloux: Graham and Judith gave us a warm welcome and we felt very at home in the cottage, which was a perfect size for a group of 7 including a child. The kitchen was really well equipped, and we enjoyed cooking together and having wonderful meals using local produce. It was a well-located base to discover the Mont-Saint-Michel, as well as Saint Malo and Cancale.
Our family had such a nice, albeit short, visit! Thank you for your warm hospitality! This was a perfect place from which to base our day trips to Dinard, Saint Malo, and Mont Saint Michel.
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About the Host, Judith
I relocated to France with my husband in 2007 after a rewarding career as an English and French teacher. We love travelling and enjoy welcoming people to our cottages and giving them a holiday experience we ourselves would like to enjoy. I am an avid reader and enjoy all genre of books, films and music. I love gardening and we grow our own veg and herbs which guests are welcome to share. When our orchard is in season guests can also help themselves to apples,plums peaches and apricots.I lived in a busy town in my previous life and love the tranquillity of our location and all the wonderful wildlife.
We have many returning guests and the one thing they always say is how peaceful and relaxing our location is. We are also perfectly placed to visit the beautiful attractions of Brittany including the stunning Mont St Michel only 25 mins drive away.
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