La Coupaudais: Cottage
- 2 BDR
- 1 BA
- Sleeps 4
£60 to £90 GBP
Self catering holiday cottage. You can find it in the hamlet of La Coupaudais, which is just outside the village of Saint-Hélen near Dinan in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Northern Brittany, France.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the accommodation is well placed for a relaxing holiday. There are lots of nearby interesting places to explore, including the medieval market town of Dinan, which is just 10 minutes' drive away.
The port of St Malo at the mouth of the River Rance is a 15-minute drive away and the seaside town of Dinard, with its magnificent beaches, is around 20 minutes' away. The city of Rennes, where you can find designer shops and wonderful restaurants, can also be reached in around 20 minutes.
There is easy access from the various channel ports or through the Channel Tunnel. If you are flying, Dinard Airport has daily flight connections with Stansted and Bristol. And Rennes Airport connects with Southampton, Southend, Manchester, Dublin, Exeter, Edinburgh, Belfast and other airports in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. There are further details on the "Travel information" page.
Our gite was a residential property until 1936. After that, it was used by a local farmer to store his cider barrels and apple press. We renovated it in 2004 and turned it in to a self-catering holiday gite that sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. The gite has full central heating throughout and has a large log burner, making it suitable for holidays all year round.
There is an open plan lounge/diner with a galley-style kitchen area. The focal point of the room is the large original fireplace.
The lounge area has comfortable sofas, while the dining area has a pine table and eight chairs. The television in the gite receives all Sky free channels. There is a DVD and video player and a selection of DVD's videos, games and books.
The kitchen has fitted units with an integrated dual fuel cooker. There is also a refrigerator with a freezer compartment and a large selection of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and serving dishes.
A patio door leads to the rear garden, where there is a garden table and chairs.
The bathroom has been fitted with a large shower cubicle and a sink. There is a separate toilet next to the bathroom.
One bedroom has a large oak double bed, with an oak wardrobe and side cabinet. The second bedroom has two pine single beds with a pine wardrobe and chest of drawers.
For our smaller guests there is a baby bath, travel cot, stair gate and high chair if required.
The large garden to the rear of our self-catering properties has been laid to lawn and contains a 15ft round, above-ground swimming pool. The garden is enclosed with gates at the entrances.
At the front of the gite there is a graveled area which incorporates an ancient bread oven, with a walled pergola.
We have also converted a small barn between the gite and cottage into a utility room that houses a washing machine, chest freezer, a sink, an airer, and an iron and ironing board.
Barbecue equipment and garden furniture are provided for the use of guests. Outdoor games and equipment are provided, such as a paddling pool, badminton, tennis, soft ball, cricket, footballs, frisbees etc.