La Vieille Longere is situated in a truly tranquil location near the River Lie and Loudeac Forest, where the stresses of everyday life can be easily put aside.
This characterful gite has been carefully renovated to create a comfortable home from home that retains many original Breton features, including exposed oak beams and A-frames. Outside there is a large barbecue terrace surrounded by raised beds and herb planters, the garden opens onto an unfenced rough paddock edged by oak and cider apple trees. There is built in chimney bbq, hardwood outdoor dining table, chairs and parasol, plus zero gravity recliners and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the wonderful views and stunning sunsets.
The accommodation includes a galley kitchen with a comprehensive collection of cooking utensils and crockery for year-round self catering and features has a wide, sunny window seat; equipment includes a cooker with double ovens, 4 ring hob (3 gas & 1 electric), dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, washing machine and iron.
The spacious dual aspect living room has 2 comfy sofas and a rocking chair, plus a large dining table that comfortably seat 4. French doors to the terrace frame the uninterrupted rural view. There is also a flat screen tv with HDMI and USB slots, dvd player, well stocked bookcase and an efficient woodburner.
There are 2 spacious en suite bedrooms upstairs, along with an optional third bedroom with adjacent shower room on the ground floor,
Each bedroom has bedside lamps, mirrors, chairs, heaters and ample storage space, the beds are all 2m long, The shower rooms have enclosed shower cubicles, mirror with light and power point above it, towel rail, heater, cupboard, hairdryer and bathmats.
Take a stroll along country lanes to the nearby river to cool off beside the calm waters of an ancient deer crossing or follow the path down stream a little to the weir which attracts many trout fishermen. The more energetic can follow the marked cycle or rambling trails into the forest opposite or join a pony trek. Alternatively, hire canoes at the neighbouring village of La Prenessaye and explore further down river, breaking for lunch at one of the local auberges or creperies.
The area is equally appealing to anyone who enjoys meandering around small medieval towns - don't miss nearby Moncontour, which is just minutes away and is amazing; the Fete des Ramparts shared bi-annually with Dinan is a must. For those who enjoy browsing the many local markets there is plenty of fresh produce to discover - goats cheeses, honey, shellfish, pork, freshly picked vegetables and cider are piled high beside art and craft or brocante stalls.
For exploring this area of Brittany, within an easy drive there are medieval market towns, good quality restaurants, a wide variety of historic sites, large inland lakes with watersports, fishing and boating, the beautifully scenic north coast beaches and international standard golf courses providing plenty of options for everyone.
The layout of La Vieille Longère was designed specifically for couples, groups of adult friends or older families with teenage children. The living accommodation is ideal for 4 guests, but can accommodate one additional guest if required (surcharge applies). The gite is priced with use of the 2 en suite upstairs bedrooms, or if guests prefer to it is possible to use 1 of the upstairs bedrooms along with the ground floor double bedroom. We offer a year-round discount to couples choosing to use just one bedroom suite.
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