About this listing
The private terrace of 'Le Petit Lapin': perfect for a glass of wine after a day out at Mont Saint Michel!
On the Brittany-Normandy border, 'Le Petit Lapin' is a traditional Breton cottage located on top of a hill in the small village of Sains, nine kilometres from the famous medieval site of Mont Saint Michel. Renting from Saturday to Saturday in high season and by the night (2 nights minimum) the rest of the year, this small self-catering holiday cottage sleeping 2-4 people has a lovely view over the Couesnon Valley to the south.
The lively market town of Pontorson, the gateway to Mont Saint Michel, is six kilometres to the east in Normandy, while Dol de Bretagne, with its ancient cathedral, is eight kilometres to the west in Brittany. Dol additionally boasts several fine restaurants and a public indoor swimming pool.
Sandy beaches are a thirty-minute drive from the house, as is dramatic cliff-walking near Cancale, a town famed for its oysters. Saint Malo, with its old walled town and a large aquarium, is also a thirty-minute drive, as is the beautiful medieval town of Dinan and the seaside town of Dinard. Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is a hour away and has a fabulous Saturday market, but there are plenty of colourful local markets throughout the week in Dol (Saturday), Saint James (Monday) and Pontorson (Wednesday).
Please note that the minimum stay is usually two nights, but I prefer week-long bookings in the summer (July and August), due to the region's popularity, although I am happy to make exceptions if there is availability. Monthly rentals are normally only available November through March.
•Tenants may arrive at ‘Le Petit Lapin’ any time after 4:00 pm (16:00); unless otherwise arranged, they should plan to depart by 10:00 am at the end of their visit.
•Please park your car parallel to the hedge in front of the terrace.
•Unless otherwise arranged, tenants are expected to leave the cottage in a state at least as clean and tidy as they find it on their arrival. Cleaning equipment is provided. If tenants choose not to do their own cleaning, there is a standard charge, payable on departure, of 50 €.
•It is the tenants’ responsibility to replace any items broken by accident during their stay with an identical or a similar item.
•Bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels are provided free of charge. It is the tenants’ responsibility to launder them if they wish during their stay.
•‘Le Petit Lapin’ is a ‘No Smoking’ property. Thank you for not smoking!
Pequeña casa, con un gran jardín entre la Bretaña y Normandía.
Lo mejor, el trato de Caroline y su marido, muy atentos desde que llegamos hasta que nos fuimos.
La casa es idéntica a las fotos del anuncio, pequeña, suficiente para moverte por la Bretaña e ideal para ir con niños, tiene un grandísimo jardín y unos gatos muy cariñosos.
Todo esta muy cuidado y muy limpio.
We really enjoyed our stay at the peaceful Petit Lapin cottage. Caroline and Thomas were very friendly and welcoming hosts and provided excellent information about the local sites. The cottage is a quiet, compact, high-functioning space with lots of beautiful outdoor space as well including a private terrace and a large orchard area. The cottage is very clean and cute and our family of four was very comfortable there. The cottage is ideally located to visit Le Mont St. Michel and the Brittany coast along to St. Malo. We particularly enjoyed the beaches that Caroline recommended (there were even dolphins swimming in the distance!). Check in and check out were easy and we would highly encourage other travellers to stay at the sweet Petit Lapin.
Both Caroline and the cottage were delightful. The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings. Tranquility abounds. Caroline was very welcoming.
Séjour très agréable au Petit Lapin. Beaucoup de charme pour cette petite maison très bien équipée. L organisation d accueil de Caroline est très professionnelle. Un choix idéal pour découvrir la region.
Wir haben uns ausgesprochen wohl gefühlt. Caroline, Tom und ein Teil der restlichen Familie waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Cottage war sehr gemütlich und zweckmäßig ausgestattet. Wir können es uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen.
Lovely cottage, small but has everything you need.
Good location to visit Mt St Michel, St-Malo, Cancale, Dinan, ...
Lovely fruit garden to sit outside.
Thanks Caroline for the jam!
About the Host, Caroline
I'm a writer and a retired university professor of English now living in Brittany, a very beautiful part of France. My little cottage is beside my large granite farm house and I am happy to welcome visitors here from all over the world.