Les Chenes is the restored, original farmhouse of a rural longere in a hamlet near La Fontenelle and about a kilometer from the market town of Antrain near the Normandy/Brittany border. It is in a wonderful sightseeing area and base, being near St Malo, Dinard, Dinan, Mont St Michel, Fougeres, Cancale and Rennes. The leisure area of the Foret de Villecartier with walks, lake, and boats just a kilometer away. The property has two bedrooms, one with double and one with two single beds. There are also two double bed settees, a child's fold up bed and a large travel cot. There is a family bathroom with shower and w/c. On the ground floor there is a large kitchen/living room. The kitchen is fitted with cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. The salon has an attractive galleried landing and a wood burning stove for use out of season. There is a large secluded garden with two terraces and a barbecue, and it is surrounded on all sides by fields. Electric background heating if needed.
There is a separate gite with large fully equipped kitchen/living room, 2 large bedrooms and family bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
Living room notes:
House has extra separate living room with wood burning stove, leather settee and chairs, tv. Gite has large living/dining/kitchen with tv.
Dining room notes:
Both properties have all in one large kitchen/diner/living room, and house has additional separate tv lounge.
House has bathroom with over bath shower, wc and basin. Gite has family bathroom with separate shower cubicle,wc, bath and wash basin.
House has fully-fitted kitchen with dining area, large farmhouse table. All in one large kitchen/diner/living room has settee and chairs with large granite fireplace. Gite has fully equipped kitchen area in large kitchen/dining/living area.
Onsite facility notes:
huge private rear garden surrounded by fields. Each property has its own paved terrace with bbq. Another terrace at far end of garden with rockery.
Other facility notes:
Each property has electric background heating, there is a wood burning stove and open fire available in the house for out of season lets.
a wonderfully peaceful rural location but within easy reach of all amenities, about 1km from the town of Antrain and closer to the village of La Fontenelle. About 20 mins to the coast though the best beaches are a little further at St Malo and Dinard. Plenty to do in the area, the leisure area of the foret de villecartier is 1km away with treetop assault course, lake with boats, pony rides, swing parks and cafe. Close to medieval Dinan, Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe, and the shops and markets of Rennes.
The nearest tourist beaches are St Malo and Dinard but the coast can be reached quickly for beach walks. Only 20mins from Mont St Michel and the oyster beds of Cancale.
In the Foret de Villecartier 1km away there are lakeside and forest walks, boat rides, pony rides, children's swing parks, treetop adventure courses and a restaurant.
At 'L'etang de boulet' about 10km away there is another vast lake with walks, restaurant, a sailing school and boating as well as a man made sandy beach.
At Fougeres there are large indoor and outdoor swimming pools with slides, waves and activities.
There are many tourist attractions within easy reach including a couple of local chateaux, the shops and markets of Rennes, the mediaeval castle at Fougeres, the castle and lake at Combourg, beautiful mediaeval Dinan with boat trips on the river Rance and the walled city of St Malo. It is quite possible to take in the Loire valley or the D Day landing beaches for a day trip.
Flights are available to Dinard and Rennes. The drive from the ferry port at St Malo is about 30 minutes, Caen is about 1hr 30 minutes away, Cherbourg just a little further, Le Havre about 2hrs 15minutes. Use of a car is recommended to get the best from the area and can be
hired if necessary from the airport or more locally.
About a kilometer from both La Fontenelle and Antrain, 10 kilometers from the larger town of St Brice en Cogles. Half an hours drive to Fougeres with the largest medieval castle in Europe and to Dol be Bretagne with its huge granite cathedral. Approximately an hour from Dinan on the river Rance, and Rennes. Chateau de Bonnefontaine a kilometer away, as is the leisure park 'Foret de Villecartier', with walks, lake, boats, assault course and restaurant/bar.
Parking places 3
Bedroom(Double bed), Bedroom(2x Single bed), Bathroom, Single sofa bed, TV, fireplace, hearth, DVD player, CD player, stereo, 4 ring stove, ceramic hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, patio, garden, garden furniture, BBQ, parking, high chair
Property facilitiesNumber of bedrooms 2
Number of bathrooms 1
Number of seats in the living room: 6
Number of seats in the dining room: 6
Costs on siteElectricity: (May - Sep: included)
Distancesairport (Rennes) 40 km
airport (Dinard) 35 km
ferry port (St Malo) 35 km