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Jackie &;Bernard Andrews

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french

Attractive Well Equipped Detached Idyllic Country Property

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Langourla holiday farmhouse

Farmhouse in Langourla, Nr. Dinan/Lamballe, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Peaceful Countryside Location Short Distance Away From The Picturesque Village Of Langourla

La Chouette is a very attractive, well equipped detached country property dating back to the 17th century, having been tastefully furnished and restored to a very high standard. It is totally secluded within its own well maintained grounds (approx 2,000 sq metres) having plenty of space for children to play in, this is certainly and ideal base and property for a fabulous family holiday where you can enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding as well as immersing in the french culture, food and way of life. The property is situated in the very peaceful countryside and is surrounded by fields and woodland boasting some stunning scenic views. On the far side of the owners property you will find our beautiful horses and ponies. Horse riding on your doorstep. All immediate needs are found a short distance away(2kms) at the local picturesque village of Langourla - boulangerie, epicerie (village shop) 3 bars. Collinee (10km) Medrignac(12kms) provide supermarkets and a wide variety of shops restaurants, banks, pharmacies.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jackie &;Bernard Andrews (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Jackie &;Bernard Andrews

\We moved to France in 2006 to retire and enjoy the french way of life culture and the people. After spending four years renovating La Chouette we now have completed it and it is our pride and joy. After a 20 year dream of moving to France we eventually found a place where we could enjoy the calmness and countryside space and freedom with all our animals. It is such a great place for walking, riding and cycling.

Jackie &;Bernard Andrews purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Jackie &;Bernard Andrews chose Loudeac area

Langourla is ideal for exploring the countryside on foot bike or on horseback so we decided to buy a property with over 5 hectares for the horses and with a gite to renovate. It has the best of both worlds being in the country but only 40minutes drive to the Emerald coast and important towns. The village of Langourla has a great community spirit being only 2 kms away with bars and a few shops

What makes this farmhouse unique

La Chouette has been renovated to a high standard with new equipment and furniture.It is a detached house. We have a welcome pack and starter pack consisting of tea sugar, milk.olive oil washing machine and dishwasher tablets, soap, toilet rolls, charcoal lighter fuel for BBQ All linen and towels are provided. We cater for the walkers, cyclists by supplying bikes and maps/routes and horseriding is available on the doorstep.

Owners are available for help and advice

It has a large seclude enclosed garden with ping pong tennis and badminton sets and many outside games

The property is convenient for the countryside and the coast and is accessible to many events throughout the year as well as markets and fetes, museums zoos, treetop trails, go karting swimming etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

La Chouette is beautifully renovated and very comfortable. We were very impressed with how well equipped it is and the Welcome Pack was fantastic.

We loved being out in the countryside but was close enough to get to fantastic beaches within 40 minutes. It was perfect for us as a family with younger children with the enclosed garden and games provided and we made good use of the BBQ and patio furniture The highlight of the holiday for the kids was riding Circo who now has two major fans! Helen Fenwick & family August 2011

A fantastic gite and wonderful hospitality which made for a super holiday Really enjoyed the homemade food - oh for French cuisine July 2011 Howard family
Mar 2012
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based on 3 traveller reviews

Attractive Well Equipped Detached Idyllic Country Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

La Chouette, Langourla, Brittany.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at the above farmhouse, guests of Jackie and Bernard Andrews. They were most welcoming and Jackie had prepared food and wine for our arrival which was an unexpected and most pleasant surprise. The accommodation was excellent, as was their hospitality and helpfulness in answering our queries. Our overall impressions were that we entered as guests for the week and left as friends.

We cannot praise them, or the accommodation highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location And Fantastic Gite

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from a weeks holiday at La Chouette, we loved it. The Gite is charming and very spacious, modern and clean. The owners Bernard and Jackie have most definitely taken a great deal of care to provide a perfect holiday home. Everything you may need is there from Board games and a large book selection, CD player, English TV and DVD's. Washing machine and dishwasher. The garden is very large, safe and secure which is ideal if you have dogs or young children. There is badminton net and table tennis as well as sun beds, patio eating area and a BBQ, all of which is private. The stables are an added bonus and our daughter had a great time with Jackie, mucking out and riding the Horses. The walks in the area are great and our dogs loved the steam in the woods. You have to try the home cooked meals, absolutely delicious. Bernard and Jackie are perfect hosts and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday Property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful two weeks staying at La Chouette. Bernard and Jackie were fantastic hosts, and you can even order an evening meal freshly cooked to be delivered to your door after a long day out sightseeing! The horses are an added bonus and you can book riding sessions which both my teenage children took advantage of. The garden has table tennis and badminton plus a nice patio with BBQ - it is secluded and a brilliant chill out space after a hectic day at the local markets. The gite itself is so comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your stay, I can fully recommend this to anyone looking for a brilliant holiday in France.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Country walks and cycling- many bike tracks. Horse riding on your doorstep.

Art/craft, pottery courses.

Fishing in nearby lakes and rivers.


40 minutes drive to the Emerald coast, Val Andree, Erquay, Sable D'Or

known for its magnificent golden sandy beaches, delightful small bays, ports and excellent seafood restaurants and safe swimming, water sports.


Ferry port of St Malo -! hour from La Chouette

Brittany ferries channel crossing Portsmouth - St Malo

Condor Ferries have a daily car and passenger service from Weymouth and Poole to St Malo (May - September)

International airport at Dinard 45 mins from La Chouette

Discounted fares if you book well in advance

Ryan Air flights from Stansted and the Midlands to Dinard/Pleurtuit

Flybee Manchester, Southampton, Exeter, Birmingham & Dublin to Rennes

car hire is essential


2 km from local village of Langourla with two village shops & 3 bars

10 km from Collinee market town with shops, banks, supermarkets, pharmacy and newsagents

12 km from Merdrignac - market town with shops, supermarkets,pharmacy and newsagents

20 kms from Lamballe - market town with National Haras (horse stud)

35 km from the historic medieval town and market of Dinan castle and 40 km from the coast Val Andree

50 km from nearest tourist town St Brieuc

50 km Rennes cathedral city

Further Details:

Many lakes and rivers in the area offering boating, fishing and birdwatching activities in the local village of Langourla is and open air theatre(with an international jazz festival in August) and a playground for children and agility course around the lake where. fishing permits are available on a daily or weekly basis.

Heated swimming pools in Lamballe, Jugon les Lacs and Merdrignac.

Golf courses in the surrounding area.

Horse riding on your doorstep

Country walks and cycling

Many other leisure activities for adults and children including tree top trails, karting in Lamballe and historical attractions- chateaux, towns(Dinan Moncontour)

Zoos, with added activities found at Bourbonnais animal, activity fun centres Cobac Parc as well as eco museums and museums including a Musee de Resistance at Malestroit

The Haras Horse Stud Lamballe On Thursday in the summer has evening horse spectacles and in the townmarket square a fes-noz with food entertainment at a reasonable price.

velo(bike) rail at Medreac

The stunning Emerald coast at Pleneuf Val Andree (40 mins known for its magnificent golden sandy beaches and delightful small bays - Sable D'r and the fishing port of Erquay renowned for their excellent seafood restaurants, sandy beaches and swimming

Within easy reach of St Malo (1 hr)with its attractive narrow winding streets and hosts of wonderful restaurants

Dinard(50mins) an elegant Edwardian seaside resort with lovely fine sandy beaches, childrens's beach club and a choice of water sports, this is also popular for its designer shops and bustling nightlife in the casino

Charming quaint town of Dinan (40 mins)with picturesque buildings, a medieval castle and the ramparts. Dinan boasts a superb market every Thursday morning and the stunning port of Dinan is well worth a visit.

Many fetes throughout the summer and daily outdoor markets

Other places of interest Jugon les Lacs, Chateau Hunaudaye, Josselin, Pontivy, Foret de Broceliande . Broons and Rennes


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Langourla, France

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
autumn winter
27 Aug 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
29 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$318

Booking Notes:
Payment in sterling or euros either bank transfer or cheque. A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking, the remaining balance and the security deposit are payable 4 weeks before the start of the rental period. Bookings made within 4 weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking
During cold spells (from Oct to April) guests will be accountable for the electricity they consume at local tariff rates. Long winter lets available.

Changeover Day:
Changeover's are from Saturday 16 hours/ Saturday 10 hrs in the high season period, however this can be altered in low and middle season.

Notes on prices:
November - March long lets available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Langourla, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • First floor good sized bathroom with bath, sink unit, heated towel rail and toilet ground floor bathroom with shower unit sink unit, heated towel rail and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms + Cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, large wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with double bed furnished with chest of drawers and hanging clothes rail. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds furnished with a chest of drawers and a hanging clothes rail.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 on accommodation: Provided at no extra charge. bedlinen, towels and tea towels. A welcome pack A starter pack consisting of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, olive oil, washing machine and dishwasher tablets, soap, toilet rolls... Charcoal and lighter fuel for the BBQ meal can be provided from a range of home made recipes at 24 hour notice. Outside: Fabulous secluded enclosed garden of 2000 sq. metres with attractive patio area (access to kitchen equipped with wooden garden table, benches, parasol, chairs and BBQ. The garden is very pleasant with a variety of trees and flowering shrubs being very safe for children to play in and equipped with a swing seat, sun loungers, outdoor games, croquet, ping pong table,swing ball and tennis and badminton set and 2 adult and 4 children's bikes There is a large gravel forecourt at the front of the property with ample parking space. Utility Room: Utility adjoining the main kitchen housing a large sink. The washing machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, iron, washing basket and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, tea towels and linen are provided and a welcome pack. The property is cleaned after and before clients arrive to a high standard and it is expected that it is left in the state that it is found. A cleaning service can be provided at a charge. Other: The dining room is furnished with a pine dining table, bench and chairs,hostess trolley, a sideboard containing glasses and a selection of board and card games and a book case which benefits from an excellent choice of books and magazines for all ages.

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