This character, high quality property is situated in a very tranquil part of rural Brittany, yet within convenient access to medieval Dinan (10 minutes) and a leisurely 30 minutes country drive from literally 100's of excellent beaches on the north Brittany coast (Cote d'Armor). It stands in its own private and well maintained grounds of 4 acres and looks down across rich farmland and wooded countryside.
You can safely walk, ride bicycles (provided free of charge) around the small local roads and marked trails directly from the property, with plenty of scenic variety, from corn and wheat crops to pasture and wooded/forest areas.
For children there are swings, table tennis, table football, bikes and spacious lawned areas to the front and rear of the property for games of football, badminton etc. A BBQ area is provided in the courtyard, whilst large patio areas at the rear of the Farmhouse and La Grange also provide an excellent location for outdoor eating and to enjoy the afternoon or evening sunset.
Beaches & things to do: There is a great variety of things to do in the area without having to spend hours in the car. Within 45 minutes drive there are countless beaches to choose from such as le Val-Andre, Erquy, Sables d’Or, St Cast-le-Guildo, St Jacut-sur-Mer, St Briac, St Lunaire and Dinard to name a few. Le Mont St. Michel is also a worthwhile day trip being one hour away. The route back via the 'shellfish coast' from Cherrueix to Concale and the superb beaches and coastal walks from Concal to St.Malo make for a memorable journey. Mediaeval Dinan (10 minutes) is a wonderful place to visit, market day is Thursday. The cathedral city of Rennes and the direct TGV link to Paris is also within an hour’s drive. Within 2 hours drive the tapestries of Bayeux (near Caen) and the war cemeteries of Normandy (Omaha beach) and World War II museums are also worth considering. Closer to home there is horse-riding in Plelan-le-Petit, golf in St Michel de Plelan, swimming, sailing, cycling and pedaloes at Jugon-les-Lacs (10 mins), go karting at Lamballe, a lovely aquarium at St Malo (also walk the ramparts), coastal walks at Cap Frehel, from St Pabu (park on Plage de Caroual) to Erquy or west to le Val-Andre are also recommended.
Places to eat: There is a Michelin starred (but pricey) restaurant called Creuzil’s in Plancoet, Ploubalay (Restaurant de la Gare), and Dinan (Le Viaduc), while for the less-sophisticated but more demanding palate (the kids!) there are lots of nice pizza restaurants, a couple of favorites on the way home from the beach are at Pluduno on the D794 and in Plancoet. The local “Dali” bistro at the Plelan le Petit D19 cross road is also good value.
Directions: 2.5 hours from Cherbourg (N13). Virtually motorway all the way. Direction Avranches / Mont St. Michel (A84) and Dinan (N176) after which you come off at the Plélan-le-Pétit exit (not the Aire de Plélan just before it which is a rest area) some 8km past Dinan.
Just over 2 hours from Caen, direction Avranches / Mont St. Michel on the A84. Virtually motorway all the way. After Avranches, follow the signs for St. Malo / Dinan (N176). Do not go to St. Malo but follow the N176 past Dinan until the Plélan-le-Pétit exit some 10km further on.
Under 2 hours from Roscoff, direction Morlaix (which you bypass) and St Brieuc/Renes (N12) before branching off on the N176 shortly after Lamballe(direction Dinan/St Malo). You come off the N176 at the Plélan-le-Pétit exit after about 14km.
35 minutes from Dinard Airport. Proceed direction Dinan (via Pleurtuit) to the N176 (7km north of Dinan). Travel south, direction Dinan/Lamballe for 16km & take the Plélan-le-Pétit exit some 8km past Dinan.