Cottage in St Maden, near Dinan, Cotes D'Armor. - Calm and peaceful with own garden. Short walk to village. Exclusive access to 11 acres of woodland.
- english, french
About Gabrielle Anderson
We met in Brighton and moved to Brittany, buying our house in 2006. We’ve made great efforts to learn French and integrate into our local community, making good friends along the way. Ex-townies, we’ve had lots to learn as we establish our permaculture smallholding growing herbs, vegetables, fruit and nuts, variously accompanied by chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep, pigs during the summer and, more recently, bees. In the winter months, we work in our 11 acres of woodland. We enjoy running the holiday cottage and have recently finished converting the barn into another comfortable gite for two which is separate from the cottage and will have its own private garden. We're always happy to stop work and chat; that said, we'll leave you to enjoy the privacy of your own gite and garden.
Gabrielle Anderson purchased this Cottage in 2006
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
To complete your booking, please download the rental agreement, and supply the details required.
If your are booking less than 7 days or more than 6 months before the check-in date, please contact the owners first.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely, comfortable accommodation in quiet surroundings - exactly as the on-line information said. Thoroughly recommended!
Great little property in a beautifully quiet spot.
Great gite for relaxing stay in rural Brittany, Very friendly and welcoming hosts who respected your privacy.
Perfect in every respect. The only problem was getting out of the comfy bed in the morning. Nothing was too much trouble. They even sorted the daily waste for.
Excellent base for quiet countryside holiday
Gabrielle & Stuart were perfect hosts, always ready to help when needed but otherwise unobtrusive. The cottage made an excellent base for pleasant cycling in the quiet lanes, on tow paths & the nearby "voie verte". Not far to great coastal destinations.
We greatly enjoyed our week in Stuart and Gabrielle's charming cottage. Just lovely to sit on its verandah in the evening, and look out on its beautiful garden. And a wonderful base for exploring Brittany. They couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.
Special interest holidays:
We offer several practical short courses. One of our most popular courses is sausage making, where you make and keep a kilo of delicious sausages from our own home produced pork. You can stick to one of our original recipes or you can add some flavourings of your own. Soap-making also goes down very well with guests, where you can make and keep 8 bars of cold processed soap scented with an essential oil and flower petals from the garden. All courses come with their own fact-sheet and course notes for you to take away. Please see our website (click on "Short Courses") for the full list of courses available, prices and full details.
35 minutes driving will get you to the beautiful Emerald Coast, with its craggy granite bordering sandy coves and blue sea.
By car and ferry: 50 mins from St Malo, 2 hours from Le Havre or Cherbourg, 4 hrs from Dieppe, 5 1/2 hrs from Calais, 5 hrs from Boulogne. Ryanair flies into Dinard and FlyBe into Rennes (both 40 mins drive away and both with facilities to hire a car.) Eurostar to Lille or Paris, then change for Rennes on the fast TGV service, then hire a car at Rennes railway Station.
The medieval town of Dinan with its large, open market on Thursdays is 15 minutes away by car. The beautiful Emerald coast is a 35 min drive and it’s a 40 mins drive to Rennes, the capital of Brittany. The small town of Caulnes is 10 minutes away, with a choice of supermarkets, post office, pharmacy and a small market on a Tuesday. Our local village is a short walk or a cycle where there’s a small bar, grocery and you can order bread and croissants.
Markets: In order of size our local markets are: Tuesday in Caulnes, Wednesday in Broons, Thursday in Dinan and Saturday in Rennes. There is a large supermarket in Caulnes (10 mins by car) and supermarkets in Dinan (15 mins by car). There are two organic (Fr: biologique) shops in Dinan.