La Ferme Bretonne

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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A Brittany farmhouse for all seasons whether snuggled up by the woodburning fire or playing rounders in the garden, La Ferme Bretonne is such a peaceful holiday home close to the Loudéac Forest and only half an hour from the coast. It’s the perfect base for cycling, horse-riding and other rural and beachside adventures as well as pottering around old villages and historic towns.

The owners have created such a welcoming home, having sensitively retained the character of an old Breton farmhouse and furnishing it so warmly with cosy sofas, works of art and personal touches contrasting the exposed wood beams and stone walls. A welcome pack with organic wine, bread and cheese awaits in the traditional French kitchen, such a charming spot for a morning coffee as the light shines through the south-facing windows.

Upstairs you will find five comfortable bedrooms - three doubles and two twins alongside three modern bathrooms (two of them en suite). At the very top of the house beneath the characterful beams, discover another inviting space for relaxing with a glass of wine and music, playing board games and puzzles with family or peeking through the windows to the rural landscapes around you.  

Across the three hectares of grounds, where horses graze on the organically managed land, look out for an abundance of wildlife from hares and deer to the occasional wild boar and listen for the nesting owls in the barn. Enjoy a barbecue in the outdoor barn, play table tennis and badminton or have fun with the rugby ball and rounders set. As the night draws in, the stars light up the clear skies above you in this idyllic countryside setting.

Cycle to the local village to pick up your morning bread or venture a little further to an excellent boulangerie, small supermarket and Thursday morning market around 4km away. There’s summer canoeing in another nearby village, not to mention some incredible walking, biking and horse-riding trails across the vast Loudéac Forest so close to La Ferme Bretonne.

Gaze at pretty vistas from a café terrace in medieval Moncontour, only 13km away, and visit the stables, blacksmith’s forge and horses of the National Stud in Lamballe, a beautiful town also famous for its Breton arts and crafts.

Within a 30 to 45-minute drive you could be admiring the beauty of the Brittany coastline with stunning walks, rocky coves and vast sandy beaches such as the much-loved Plage du Val André, perfect for families with its attractive promenade and amenities. Further inland, Lac Guerlédan is offers seasonal watersports, lakeside activities and tree-top adventures in the wonderful surroundings of Brittany’s largest lake.

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What you should know…

  • This charming Breton farmhouse is spread over three floors – there are stairgates at the top of each level but care should be taken as the stairs are slightly steeper than normal.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Coffee Machine TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating

House Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hallway
-    Lounge with sofas and chairs, wood-burning stobe, TV with Freeview and DVD player, Door leads to garden
-    Kitchen and walk-in pantry, fully-equipped including range cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, bean to cup coffee machine, dishwasher, double sink, two under-counter fridges, 3/4 -size freezer, TV with freeview and large table (for up to 12 guests). Doors lead to south-facing terrace
-    Utility room
-    WC with sink

First Floor


-    Main bedroom with double bed, countryside views and separate dressing room
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail
-    Family bathroom with walk-in shower, spa bath, two sinks, WC and heated towel rail

Top Floor (open-plan loft space, low ceilings/beams, via open-tread stairs)

-    3 x sofas and music system
-    Desk with monitor and printer 
-    Games table and chairs (x8)
-    Curtained off area with large mirror and exercise bike

Outside Grounds

-    Gas barbecue
-    Barn for under cover barbecues
-    Table tennis (in barn or outside)
-    Badminton (in barn or outside)
-    Rounders
-    Rugby
-    Croquet
-    Adult road bikes (x4)
-    3 hectares of land with the neighbours’ grazing horses

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    2 x TVs with Freeview
-    DVD player and DVD library
-    Music system (in loft) for radio, CDs and vinyl
-    Music library
-    Printer and monitor (for connecting to laptop)
-    Board games and puzzles
-    Outdoor games
-    Road bikes (x4)
-    Table tennis
-    Dog bed
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of La Ferme Bretonne
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Just over an hour’s drive from St Malo’s ferry terminal, La Ferme Bretonne is located in rural Brittany on the edge of the beautiful Loudéac Forest, yet within easy reach to historic towns and some fantastic beaches.

Just off a country lane, surrounded by three hectares of grounds where the neighbours’ horses graze, keep an eye out for hares, deer, maybe even wild boar and birds of prey as well as the resident owls nesting in the barn. With only a handful of farms and other houses dotted across the landscape, the lack of light pollution results in starry nights on clear evenings.

This is a great location for keen cyclists who can cycle to local villages or try off-road trails on their mountain bikes across the vast Loudéac Forest, also a wonderful place for horse-riding and walking across its 2500 hectares.

The nearest village is a 5-minute drive away (or follow country paths on foot) where there’s a little bar that also sells bread as well as a historic church and a small lake for fishing, walks and picnics. There is an excellent boulangerie around 4km away in Plessala, alongside a small supermarket, pharmacy, bar, Thursday morning market and an artisan food producer just outside the village that sells French specialities ready to cook at home. Plouguenast (6km) has restaurants, a petrol station, bank and further shops as well as canoeing opportunities in July and August.

Admire the hilltop views from the small medieval town of Moncontour (13km), the setting for many historic battles. Nowadays you can wander around the narrow lanes, discover the remains of its ramparts and head to the 16th century stained glass window in Saint-Mathurin church, followed perhaps by lunch on a pretty café terrace with vistas.

The gorgeous town of Lamballe (29km) is home to the 19th century National Stud – look out for live displays and exhibitions as well as the opportunity to visit some of the stables and the blacksmith’s forge. The town is also known for its Breton arts and crafts which you can appreciate as you come across artisan studios and workshops. The Museum Mathurin Méheut is especially worthy of a visit to view the artwork of this early 20th century painter.

For a brilliant day out, there is a great range of beaches from vast stretches of sand to rocky coves. Find some amazing coastal walks around Hillion and Plage de la Grandville, around 30 minutes by car, whilst Plage du Val André (45km) is a popular spot for families with its sandy shores, summer lifeguard, attractive promenade and nearby cafes and restaurants.

Away from the sea, spend the day at Lake Guerlédan (35km), Brittany’s largest lake with so many seasonal activities such as canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, pedaloes, fishing, lakeside beach picnics and walking as well as mountain biking, horse-riding, hiking and more. Guerlédan Parc Aventure offers tree-top adventure courses for varying abilities.

Local Amenities
Nearest Ferry Port Saint-Malo

(89km)

Nearest Airport Saint-Malo Airport

(83km)

Nearest Airport 2 Airport Rennes Bretagne

(86km)

Nearest Airport 3 Nantes Atlantique Airport

(196km)

Nearest Train Station Loudéac/Lamballe

(15km/29km)

Nearest Village Small rural village

(2.3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(2.3km)

Nearest Restaurant Plouguenast

(6km)

Nearest Shop Bakery, pharmacy and small supermarket

(4km)

Nearest Town Moncontour/Loudéac

(13km/16km)

Nearest Beach Plage de la Grandville

(34km)

Nearest Golf Golf La Criniere

(33km)

Region

Brittany is famed chiefly for its beaches, and with so much coastline to explore it’s certainly one of the best reasons to visit the region. But there’s more to Brittany than sun, sea and sand, and while a good chunk of our villas and chateaux in Brittany are found next to the coast the ones further inland are just as tempting. Want to get the inside scoop on Brittany before you book? You’ll find our full Brittany travel guide below, full of tips, inspiration and great things to do.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

A gorgeous family home, there is plenty to keep all ages entertained in the region surrounding La Ferme Bretonne.

Nearby is the vast Loudéac Forest which is perfect for long walks, mountain biking and horse-riding. If you are staying in the height of the summer, find canoeing opportunities in the local village Plouguenast, usually available in July and August at the Base Nautique.

Horse-lovers will also enjoy a visit to the National Stud in the picture-perfect town of Lamballe where you can visit the stables and blacksmith’s forge – look out for shows and other activities.

If you wish to spend the day on the beach, Plage du Val André (45km) is a great spot for families with its vast sandy beach, promenade and close proximity of restaurants and cafes.

Brittany’s largest lake, Lake Guerlédan, is brilliant for a great range of seasonal activities such as watersports (canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding and more), mountain biking, lakeside beaches and picnics, walking, horse-riding, hiking and more. Stop off at Guerlédan Parc Aventure for tree-top adventures for ages 4+ (height restrictions also apply).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Pack Included (wine, cheese, bread)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack with organic wine, cheese, bread, butter and milk 

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.30 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes (except cot linen).
Beach towels included? No.
Other Ts and Cs Two cots and two highchairs can be requested in advance. Please bring your own cot linen.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday from June to end-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights from June to end-September. 3 nights during all other periods.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable at the time of the security deposit (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? Two well behaved dogs may be allowed, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, they will not be allowed upstairs or on the furniture and dog towels (provided) must be used. Horses may also be accommodated outside in some circumstances, with prior arrangement and subject to an extra charge.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 £613 £715 £817 £1,022
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 £920 £1,073 £1,226 £1,532
Apr 29th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £797 £930 £1,063 £1,328
May 27th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 - - - £1,532
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - - £1,941
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - £2,298
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - - £1,941
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 - - - £1,532
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £797 £930 £1,063 £1,328
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £613 £715 £817 £1,022
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 £920 £1,073 £1,226 £1,532
Jan 5th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £613 £715 £817 £1,022
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £920 £1,073 £1,226 £1,532
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £797 £930 £1,063 £1,328
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - £1,532
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £1,941
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - - £2,298

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 €645 €753 €860 €1,075
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 €968 €1,129 €1,290 €1,613
Apr 29th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €839 €979 €1,118 €1,398
May 27th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 - - - €1,613
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - - €2,043
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - €2,419
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - - €2,043
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 - - - €1,613
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €839 €979 €1,118 €1,398
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €645 €753 €860 €1,075
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 €968 €1,129 €1,290 €1,613
Jan 5th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €645 €753 €860 €1,075
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €968 €1,129 €1,290 €1,613
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €839 €979 €1,118 €1,398
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - €1,613
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €2,043
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - - €2,419

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 7th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 $693 $808 $924 $1,155
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 $1,039 $1,212 $1,385 $1,732
Apr 29th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $901 $1,051 $1,201 $1,501
May 27th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 - - - $1,732
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - - $2,193
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - $2,597
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - - $2,193
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 - - - $1,732
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $901 $1,051 $1,201 $1,501
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $693 $808 $924 $1,155
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 $1,039 $1,212 $1,385 $1,732
Jan 5th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $693 $808 $924 $1,155
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $1,039 $1,212 $1,385 $1,732
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $901 $1,051 $1,201 $1,501
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - $1,732
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $2,193
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 - - - $2,597

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?

April 2019

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

Just everything about the place -

- the property, the location, the standard of conversion works and the sense of space both inside and out.  

- the internal contrast between the original farmhouse and the attached converted barn.

- its south facing position looking over the valley towards the Loudeac forest,

- the layout particularly the second floor with its open space with beautiful beams and views away to the west. 

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Not that we currently know about, but I have an ambition to research the history of the farm and will be interested to see what this throws up.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really

must do?

Visit Dinan and have lunch at the family-owned restaurant 'L’Atelier Gourmand’ next to the Rance River. This is one of many very good restaurants in this historic town. In Plouguenast do go and eat at ‘L’Atelier Cote Resto’ on the right hand side of the main street out of Plouguenast going towards Loudeac. A really good family run restaurant at very reasonable prices with a good wine list. Much frequented by locals. La Table de Jeanne, Rue de la Poissonerie, Vannes also has a wide ranging menu.

Take a 10 min walk from the house down to the river taking one of the picnic benches from the barn, put it in the river, sit and drink chilled white wine with your feet in the gently flowing stream (bring the bench back afterwards!)

Must see?

Vannes , Pontivy, Josselin

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Make the most of the peaceful house and grounds to properly kick back in its unbelievably peaceful and tranquil location. Treat it as a base from which to go by bike, car, or ‘a pied’ to the Loudeac forest, the historic towns, and the markets. Enjoy driving on quiet, well-maintained roads where Road Rage is ‘The English Disease’.

In our view the best Boulangerie/Patisserie in the area is the one in Plessala

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Reviews

  • Perfect holiday!

    Posted by Talia Sarafilovic on 25/11/2022

    We stayed at La Ferme Bretonne for a family summer break and it was fantastic. The house has been renovated beautifully to be in keeping with the lovely surrounding countryside. We enjoyed many dinners outside, cycled to local towns and swam in nearby rivers. All in all a perfect family trip and would definitely return!

  • Wonderful!

    Posted by Louisa Daniels on 09/09/2022

    This is an absolutely stunning house set in the heart of the French countryside. The house is so full of character and has been renovated beautifully. There is plenty of space for large families to enjoy with walks and bike rides on the doorstep.

  • A Breton jewel!

    Posted by Morgane, Yann, Eogan & Rozenn on 01/06/2022

    We can summarise in just three words this magnificent experience : Authenticity, warmth, refinement. Authenticity because this property is a small jewel located in the Breton countryside. Its stone walls, the old woods, the barn offer a crazy charm. Warmth, for the comfort of life offered by large spaces, cozy lounges and evenings by the fireplace. It was obvious for us to spend the holidays there with our family. It is definitely a house where you feel good with your loved ones, your friends. Refinement for the quality and good taste of each space, each detail of the decoration. Contemporary works of art rub shoulders with more traditional works with elegance and humour. The great kitchen does not leave any lover of gastronomy without the necessary tools.The outdoor spaces give way to the poetry of the view. Our stay of several weeks allowed us to recharge our batteries and enjoy the singular identity of La Ferme Bretonne like an oasis in the frenzy of an ever faster pace of life.

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