Vacation Rental Description
Our gite is situated 15 mins from the historic town of Dinan and just a 1 minute drive from the local village, Jugon Les Lacs. There are all the usual facilities you would expect such as 2 boulangeries, a boucherie, a local general store/off licence, several bars and a creperie, a pizzeria and 2 good restaurants. There are many golf courses within a short "drive" (including a French Open championship course at Val St Andre). There are several good equestrian centres which arrange lessons and treks. A nearby karting track has proved a hit with the "big" boys last year. Freeview television is available. There is a CD/cassette player provided so please feel free to bring your own music. Board games are available as an alternative to the television! For the comfort of all guests the gite itself is a no smoking area!
We have a swimming pool in our enclosed landscaped garden, it is for the use of our gite guests and my family and parents must accept responsibility for their children at all times. Our large barn (which partly acts as my workshop) has a full sized pool table, table football, table tennis, darts and exercise equipment. We ask that parents should supervise their children in this area as new cloths for pool/snooker tables are expensive to replace! There is also a large trampoline available for supervised children. We also have swings and a slide for our younger guests (under supervision again I'm afraid!). We have a number of animals (away from the gite). Including many chickens, 5 goats,9 ducks, 4 cats and 2 dogs, oh and rabbits and goldfish. Children staying with us often love collecting the eggs and feeding all the animals. A welcome pack in the fridge on your arrival will include fresh eggs. All the usual outside things that you'd expect are also available, BBQ, swings and a slide.
Special interest holidays:
French lessons with Isabelle (a fully qualified English/French teacher) can be arranged, please ask for more info. I give lessons on Paint effects on furniture they can also be arranged with prior notice. I have a web site that shows some of my work, Please ask for this address when emailing me.
- Cable Satellite
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Shared Pool
mezzanine area with 2 single beds, camp bed, oven, hob, corkscrew, lounge diner, plenty of games available, iron/ironing board, cot, high chair, barbecue, pool/snooker tables, swings and a slide. please bring your own swimming/beach towels.
- Mountain Biking
- Water Sports
Historical places, swimming, equestrian centres, table football, table tennis, ice skating rink and indoor bowling in St Brieuc, Bowling, aquarium, canoeing and "pedalo.ing.
Dinard market on Saturday is very large and is a 'must visit place' as is the stunning Mont St Michel, built out in the bay, this town is topped by an amazing abbey, the spires of which can be seen inland for miles (Warning: you have to pay an entrance fee when you get to the top of the steps!). The tidal ranges are world famous and it is said the incoming tide can beat a galloping horse!
- Nearest Airport : dinard at 30 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : lamballe at 15 kilometers distance
- Nearest Town : dinan at 15 kilometers distance
- Travel Info: "How to get here!"
From Dinan keep on the N176 - direction St Brieuc.
It is 18 Km from Dinan to Jugon les Lacs.
Take the exit for Jugon les Lacs.
At the top of the slip road DON'T turn left for Jugon but turn right for Plancoet. Almost immediately on the left handside of the road you will see a driveway that leads to a small hamlet and our house.There is a sign marked "Clairets"
You will also see my business sign for "homesweethome".(kitchen building etc!)
The drive from the Channel Tunnel is about 5 1/2 hours.
Our nearest port is St Malo (just half an hour from here) which is serviced by Brittany Ferries, it is also possible to travel to Cherbourg or Caen. LD lines travel to Cherbourg and from New Haven to Dieppe.
Other alternatives are Roscoff Calais Honfleur and Granville
Ryanair to Dinard (from Stansted and Luton). It is possible to obtain very cheap flights via Ryanair if you book well in advance and choose non-peak travel times.