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.
Le Soleil has its own outside terrace with table and chairs. There is a lawned area with a badminton net for guests use. Across the small country road is a further large lawned area to sit and enjoy the sunset. The grounds are one acre in total.
Interaction with guests
We live on site and have a detailed knowledge of the area. We are happy to advise on places to visit, local activities and make restaurant reservations. We can also arrange a vets appointment if you are bringing your dog.
We live in a tranquil of 5 houses. All our neighbours are French and are very friendly and welcoming. There is a good restaurant 5 minutes drive away in Tremblay Criss Love. There is a good variety of cafes and restaurants in St Brice en Cogles 10 mins drive away.
The park of Ville Cartier only 15 minutes drive has a lake with boating , superb play areas, horse riding ,biking and a fully supervised activity area with climbing ropes and zip wiring through the trees.
A car is necessary. The property is 5 minutes drive from the nearest village of Tremblay with a Boulangerie, bar,restaurant and Spar shop. The nearest big town of St Brice en Cogles has a variety of restaurants and cafes and a large supermarket. If you fell like a day not driving there are many pretty walks from the cottage and cycle paths. This is ideal cycling country with very little traffic.
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. Smoking is permitted on the terraces and in the garden.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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.