- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
From 1st June 2020 to 31st July 2020
10% off the second week when you book a fortnight stay
La Belle Maison is situated in rural tranquility that is perfect for nature lovers, bird watchers, walkers and cyclists. This charming detached country cottage has an enclosed south-west facing garden which is ideal for couples or small families. It is a well equipped homely holiday retreat which is an easy drive to historic market towns and restaurants.
La Belle Maison is a character cottage with a south-west facing garden, located in central Brittany, near the friendly market village of Plessala. Our gite is especially popular with couples and small families seeking an escape from busy lives; and also provides a comfortable, well maintained touring base to relax in after a hard day sightseeing! The house is fully equipped for year round self-catering holidays and we try to ensure it feels like a home from home rather than a faceless holiday let. An up-to-date collection of large scale local maps, restaurant recommendations, details of nearby events and local tourist information is provided to enable our guests make the most of their stay in this fascinating region of France.
This is a beautiful place with far-reaching views that change with the seasons. The River Lie is just a short walk and has marked trails beside it and into the forest on the opposite bank. Activities available in the immediate area include kayaking, angling, cycling, rambling and pony trekking. There are several medieval towns within an easy drive; street festivals, fest-noz, brocantes and farmers markets are regular events. For days out, within 40 minutes there are large inland lakes with a variety of water sports, international standard golf courses, historic chateaux and walled cities, and of course the stunning north coast beaches.
La Belle Maison is an easy to reach holiday destination, just an hour from the nearest ferry and air ports and within three hours of all the western channel ports. Main roads throughout Brittany are a pleasure to drive on; well signed, remarkably empty and toll free! We offer our guests use of our 20% Brittany Ferries discount code.
Dinard or Rennes 80 km
Nearest Train Station:
Lamballe 25 km
St Malo 90km
Six wide shallow steps up to the front door, which is protected by a traditional Breton porch. The single storey accommodation opens off a central hall which has coat hangers, a long mirror and a stocked bookcase. The dual aspect kitchen-diner is fully equipped for rentals throughout the year and has a spacious dining area. The separate sitting room overlooks the garden and has a 3 piece suite and an efficient log burner. On opposite sides of the hall are a double and a twin bedroom, both with far reaching rural views, plenty of storage space, chairs, mirrors and bedside lamps. Modern shower room with walk-in shower cubicle, large basin with storage below and mirror, light and power point above; wc. Electric panel radiators throughout. Shutters in the bedrooms, dining area and sitting room.
La Belle Maison has an enclosed mature garden, with flowering shrubs, cherry, apple and oak trees. There is an outdoor dining terrace with hardwood furniture and a permanent barbecue. A garden bench and two sun loungers are also provided. There extensive views over neighbouring fields to the forest beyond. This is a perfect place for relaxing with a glass of wine, or the local cider, to watch the sun go down, or to star gaze at clear night skies. If required a separate secure store room is available for guests to keep cycles, walking boots or golf clubs. There is a rotary dryer to one side of the garden. Ample off-road parking is available.
Our own French home and our other gîte are situated in the same tiny hamlet; each property is completely self-contained. La Belle Maison is detached, has its own enclosed grounds and is not not overlooked by our house or other guests. We are on hand to assist or give advice if requested, but do not intrude on our guests' privacy. Many varieties of birds can be seen without leaving the cottage garden, and butterflies are everywhere. Deer, hare and even boar have been spotted crossing the surrounding land. The nearest small town, Plessala, is 3km. This a thriving friendly community with individual shops and a weekly market; there is a very good Creperie, two bars, boules and tennis courts and a trout lake surrounded by parkland where firework displays take place during fetes. The mayors office actively encourages walkers, cyclists and riders by publishing route maps and maintaining well marked trails around the area, that take in beautiful vistas, historic buildings and the Celtic stone crosses for which this commune is renown. Moncontour, 10km, should not be missed. Designated a Petite Cite de Caractère, it is a wonderfully preserved medieval hilltop town with lovely old buildings amongst winding streets; the church square is a good place to stop for and drink at a cafe and watch the world go by. The regular Fetes des Ramparts is held in full medieval costume and several other festivals take place throughout the year. There is a selection of restaurants in the town.
Conditions of Rental
30% booking deposit is required to secure a reservation. The balance is due 2 calendar months before arrival. Payment is accepted in euros or sterling by bank transfer. Card payment is possible via PayPal (small service charge applies). We are completely flexible about change-over days (subject only to existing bookings) and offer short breaks (4 nights minimum).