|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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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.
\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
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
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
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$324|
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'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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.