Experience the charm of the deep French countryside (la France profonde) close to the magical city of Fougères, with its enormous medieval castle, its terraced gardens, and its fascinating medieval quarter.
This stunning stone cottage is in a hamlet close to a very pretty village surrounded by woods and hills, and with all amenities. Built in the local vernacular architecture, sleeping four in two bedrooms, it combines rural French living, but with modern necessities such as wifi.
The rooms have exposed beams and original stone fire places. There is a sizeable, and completely enclosed, garden (about .6 hectare) and a patio.
Set in rich pastoral countryside on the Brittany Normandy borders, it’s a perfect place to relax, yet within easy reach of key tourist attractions such as Fougères, the world-famous Mont St Michel, and the Emerald Coast.
Ideal for a break in its own right, or for a stopover on the way down further south.
Seasonal Availability and Activities
Spring1st Mar - 31st May
The weather is beginning to improve with flowers and blossom everywhere, and plenty of walking on the 200km of hiking trails and 17 walking routes.
In May there is a jazz festival in nearby Coutances and a marathon in the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. In fact it could be a good time to visit Mont St Michel before the summer tourists start to arrive..
Or visit Fougères with its medieval castle, its public gardens, and its old streets clinging to the hillside.
Summer1st May - 31st Aug
The countryside is at its peak, and longer days mean time for longer rambles.
Or you can venture further afield and explore places such as the Baie de Mont Saint Michel, Combourg, with its links with Châteaubriand and known as the birthplace of romanticism, Vitré. The glorious Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne is only a few miles away and in the summer months the blooms are at their best.
Find a local beach or walk along the coastal path near Cancale, where you can eat mussels and oysters. If all that seems too energetic, just enjoy the sun and relax in the garden!
Autumn1st Sep - 31st Oct
Thia is the most colourful season, with the many trees showing their seasonal reds and yellows.
Gather up the local chestnuts, and roast them, attend the Folk Festival at Fougères, or walk in the nearby Forest of Fougères
Winter1st Nov - 28th Feb
Enjoy the wonderful clear light and long shadows of sunny days, and see the trees in their naked splendur!
Visit one of the many local restaurants which offers authentic regional food, including the famous galettes (buckwheat flour pancake).
Or get a good fire going in the living room and enjoy feeling really toasty whilst the elements rage outside!