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About m.d. ewbank
The gites are run by Mark, Carol and Dan. Mark is a artisan mason and works mostly in France. Carol is a teaching assistant in England but spends most of her holidays helping to run the gites and advising on all the feminine touches. Dan, Mark's son helps with maintenance when he is not working in England. We are all English born but enjoy spending time in both countries and enjoying both cultures, not to mention the wine, the weather and our vegetable patch from which you might be luck enough to receive some produce!
m.d. ewbank purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why m.d. ewbank chose Mégrit
We love the area, the good weather, the rural location and with local amenities close to hand it makes a perfect place to visit. The beaches in Brittany are very beautiful and only half an hours drive from us, our favourite being St Cast with its gorgeous white sandy beaches and fabulous places to eat. Jugon le lacs a few minutes drive away and offers activities including swimming, sailing, fishing, cycling and crazy golf. You can also enjoy many places of interest such as the medieval town of Dinan only twenty minutes away, it has something for everyone including a market, unique shops and the river Rance with boats and an abundance of restaurants and bars. The airport at Dinard is thirty minutes from the house and the ferry at St Malo is forty minutes away making it a perfect location.
What makes this Cottage unique
We are always available for advice, recommendations and of course just a friendly chat. The Longere is nestled in a quiet picturesque spot with lots of country walks round and about to enjoy nature. We often have visitors in our garden including deer, woodpeckers, blue tits and many more. If this sounds like your ideal holiday come and have a great time and create great memories.
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A great gite for a great family holiday
We had a great time at La Charrue, We were always made to feel very welcome by our hosts. The inside of the gite was immaculate, very comfortable, very spacious, very well presented and had everything we could possibly need including welcome pack. The great selection of family dvds and board games also proved very helpful.The outdoor area is great, with loads of safe space for children to run around in and they had great fun every day on the go-kart- thank you! We all have very happy memories of our holiday here and would love to return in the future. Thanks for everything!
Lovely relaxed holiday in beautiful rural location
We've just returned from a week at this very pleasant property within a short drive of beaches and a great selection of local tourist attractions. Carol and Mark made us feel extremely welcome and were on hand with advice and were kind enough to provide extra things for the kids to do (who loved the go-cart!) Also very kind of them to meet us just off the dual carriageway so that we could find our way more easily when we arrived on the first day.
The gite itself was spotlessly clean and with all you need for a self catering holiday - good cooking facilities, dishwasher, washing machine etc. Very nice to arrive to a few basics as well - bread, milk, butter, apple juice and wine! Comfortable living area although the weather was so good we spent lots of time outside. Beds were comfortable and our kids were very happy up at the top.
Our only regret is that we didn't stay for another week. There is so much to see and do here and we are already missing kouing amman and pommeau :)
We were so glad that all the family had such a lovely time. We enjoyed having such pleasant, friendly guests to stay. Hope you return again sometime. Many thanks for your great review.
La Charrue Cottage
We enjoyed out stay very much at this clean and well equipped cottage. It is in a pretty and quiet location with a large secure garden. Plenty of places to sit and relax, and swings etc for children. We found lots of places to visit within easy travelling distance: Dinan, St Malo, Mont St Michel to name but a few. Many good eating places to be found in Dinan which is only about 10 miles away. Mark and Carol were excellent hosts.
Great holiday in a lovely well equipped gite
We had a fantastic holiday at La Charrue. Mark the owner and his partner Carol were brilliant, meeting us after a tiresome journey and guiding us to the gite and going out of their way in helping us with car problems whilst we were there. They had also supplied us with supplies of homegrown veg and shopping so we could put a meal together that first evening. They also welcomed us to have a glass of wine and nibbles with them on two evenings which was unexpected and lovely.
The gite is well equipped and in lovely surroundings. It was very clean and the beds were comfy so we all slept really well and found it hard to get up in the mornings. The kids enjoyed the gardens and Go Kart and also the Wifi!
We had great weather, the beaches are not too far away and have beautiful sand and clean sea. We really enjoyed visiting the local towns, particularly Dinan, and villages especially on market days.
Thank you so much we really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return sometime maybe with friends and use both gites.
Lovely location and very peaceful. The Gite was very well equipped to make it a true home from home, as well as being clean and welcoming. The welcome pack was wonderful and helped to make us very welcome at the end of a long day travelling. Everything to keep older teenage children happy. Mark and Carol were very welcoming and excellent hosts. Thoroughly recommend it as a place to stay.
Lovely location and Gite would highly recommend
We had a two week stay in Bouchet Gite in August 2015 with two children under the age of 9 and had a fantastic stay! We were welcomed by Mark and Carol who are a lovely couple very helpful and friendly. The Gite is in a beautiful rural setting, shops a few miles away. Our children were very safe and it was very relaxing. The Gite was very clean and had all the facilities anyone would need and more! We were very sad to leave and would definitely return there and recommend to friends and family. Don't hesitate to book here!
Special interest holidays:
Fishing, sailing, open air swimming, all for hire at Jugon Les Lacs - 3 miles.
Horse riding at Plelan Le Petit - 3 miles - lessons readily available.
Wind-surfing, kite-surfing, sand yachting, diving, you name it at St Jacut de la Mer - 11 miles.
Beautiful Coast with sandy beaches, 25 minute drive. Plenty of beaches to choose from. Called the emerald coast for good reason the beaches and scenery are stunning, there are many small fishing villages also with small sea front restaurants.
Cancale is famous for its oysters and seafood restaurants and you can watch them being brought ashore. Le Mont St Michel is about 40 minutes drive and well worth a visit.
St Malo ferry port 35 minutes. Dinard Airport 30 minute. Caan 2hrs. Le Havre 2½ hrs. Calais 5 hrs. Car Hire / use of car essential.
Jugon les Lacs 3 miles with lake, sailing, fishing, outdoor swimming pool, kayaking, beautiful walks, market day, bank, restaurants.
Plelan le Petit 5 miles Horse riding, Large supermarket, bank, butchers, bakery, petrol station.
Dinan 15 minutes Historic town with buildings dating back to medieval times, Ramparts with walk, Inland port area on the River Rance with boat trips and hire, Lots of shops and many outstanding restaurants.
Bank at Plelan Le Petit - 5 miles.
Hyper Market at Plancoet - 10 miles.
La Blanche Hermine - best affordable restaurant at Plelan Le Petit.
Le Crouzil - Plancoet - nearest affordable Michelin starred restaurant.
Le Gare at Ploubalay.
Le Canterbury in Dinan.
Places to visit:
Dinan really is a must, large market on Thursdays, walk les remparts, visit the medieval centre...
Jugon Les Lac 3 miles from gite has a water sports centre where you can hire equipment and lessons or simply go native - has some of the best fishing in Brittany.
Jugon is also the nearest place for local croissants and restaurants.
Great visits include:
St Cast Le Guildo - great beaches and cafe culture.
Cap D'Erquy - site of special natural interest, long walks on the dunes many lovely beaches.
St Malo - Intramuros and St Servan.
Dinard and Plenuef Val Andre for chic shopping, resort style beach and great golf.
Ile De Renote - bizarre rock formations, hard to find (near Tregastel) wonderful to see.
Ile De Brehat (2 hour drive but worth it).
Chateau de La Roche Jagu (2 hour drive but worth it).