4 Gites near Dinan with indoor pool and close to beaches
La Julerie has proved to be very popular with families and groups who wish to holiday together, but who also want the privacy of their own gite; 1 Gite sleeps 4, 2 sleep 6 and 4th sleeps 8. One of the Gites has been designed to welcome disabled guests allowing wheelchair access. We have virtually all of the equipment parents with infants need when going on holiday. La Julerie is located in a quiet rural location near to Corseul and yet only 12 km from historic Dinan,18km from the coast with numerous safe sandy beaches and 30km from St Malo ferry port Adjoining the Gites is a large games room which gives access to the indoor/outdoor pool (its covers can be retracted in fine weather) the games room has table tennis, seating area and also changing rooms and a toilet. At times guests have used this room for their wedding receptions as it can seat 40 people. (guests have to book all 4 Gites to have exclusive use of this room) As a member of Brittany Ferries “Club Voyage” I am able to assist all of our guests in obtaining 20% discount on their tickets when travelling with this ferry company. Open all year, pool is normally heated till end of October
|Bedrooms:||La Vieille Ferme has 1 double, 1 with 2 singles and 3rd with bunk beds and also a cot
Les Etables aux Hirondelles has 1 double, cot kept erected in rear alcove, but can be moved to other room which has 2 singles.
Les Ecuries also has 1 double and 1 with 2 singles; on its wide landing is a settee bed which is ideal for 1 adult or 2 children. Whenever we have a guest who cannot manage the stairs we place a single bed at the rear of the salon on the ground floor. the settee in the salon can also convert to a bed. whenever we place a bed downstairs, we also bring down the chest of drawers and a side table.
Le Grenier is the most luxurious gite with 3 en-suite bedrooms; on the 1st floor there are 2 double rooms, one has an en-suite bathroom and the other has an en-suite shower room; on the upper floor there is a family room with 2 single beds, a settee bed which converts to a full size double bed, and also a cot; its en-suite bathroom is everyone's favourite with its French styled stand alone bath, bidet, basin and toilet.
|Bathrooms:||La Vieille Ferme has a washroom with basin and toilet on the ground floor whilst upstairs there are 2 bathrooms; one has a bath and a basin whilst the other one has a shower, basin and a toilet. there is also a separate toilet on this floor.
Les Etables aux Hirondelles has a bathroom on its upper floor with bath (with shower attachments), basin and a toilet, whilst downstairs there is a shower room which also has a basin and a toilet.
Les Ecuries has similar facilities to Les Etables aux Hirondelles but its shower room is large enough to allow wheelchair access, and the toilet is one for disabled guests..
In addition to the en-suite facilities described above for le Grenier, it also has a washroom on the ground floor with basin and a toilet.
|Kitchen:||All of our Gites have an open plan ground floor living area with corner kitchens; when doing the conversion work our son told us he was doing this so that “mums wouldn’t get left in the kitchen working whilst the rest of the family were enjoying themselves!”
Each kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, food mixer, coffee maker etc; all except Les Etables aux Hirondelles have dishwashers.
|Living Rooms:||As stated above, all of the gites offer an open plan ground floor. When doing the conversion work our son removed an interior wall in La Vieille Ferme creating a large room where it is now possible for up to 24 people to sit and dine together, and still leave the settee and chairs in place in the salon area (which means the children can get down from table and play is this area whilst parents and grandparents stay at the table. whenever we have groups taking several of the gites, we put an additional dining table in this gite, and if yet more table space is required then a patio table, or table from another gite is brought in.
All 4 of the gites have separate salon areas with settees and armchairs with TV. and DVD players, whilst we have a few dvds, we do suggest you bring some of your own for the children,
|Other Rooms:||One feature which we can offer at La Julerie which is very popular with all of our guests is the large games room which is adjoining Le Grenier; normally there is a table tennis in this room which is there for all to use; the room also offers a seating area, 2 changing rooms for the adjoining pool and also a toilet. There are numerous toys for younger children including several "ride on" ones; there is also a selection of holiday reading, including some interesting French books about Brittany, its people, occupations, climate, in fact everything, whilst others feature the wildlife.
At times we have had guests who have used this room for either wedding or anniversary parties as there is room for 40+ to sit and banquet together. To have use of this room for such a function, guests must rent all 4 gites as other guests would also have use of this facility. We can provide guests with the names of local outside caterers who have already workd for guests at La Julerie
For security reasons, the indoor outdoor swimming pool (its glass covers can be retracted in fine weather) can only be accessed through the adjoining games room. The pool is over 9 metres long with a level bottom at a depth of 1.65 metres, this enables parents to stand anywhere in the pool whilst assisting their children to swim, but it is deep enough for everyone to enjoy a "proper swim". There is a flight of Roman steps at one end of the pool. The pool is surrounded by a walked patio which makes an ideal suntrap where one can laze on one of th sun loungers and relax.
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||All bed and bathroom linen, kitchen towels, serviettes etc are included in our tariffs, we also provide towels for use around the pool or on the beach; if guests are staying for 2 weeks or longer, all items are changed at the end of the week.
Whilst our tariffs are fully inclusive of all items including the "end cleaning" we do ask guests to leave the gites clean and tidy and to remove all waste and recyclable items before departing. whilst we have never yet withheld any of the security deposit to cover "additional cleaning" we do reserve the right to do this and do tell guests this fact.
We have virtually all of the equipment parents need when taking their infants on holiday which means you don’t need bring items from home; besides cots, high chairs and stair barriers we also have a baby changing table, baby bath, bottle sterilising unit, swing chair and baby chair and a listening device etc.; where needed all kitchen cupboards and upstairs windows have locks which are reversible and only need be engaged when infants are in the property. We have also fitted barriers to the patios.
|Outside:||Each gite has its own patio and lawned area; La Vieille Ferme has a patio to the front and to the rear and a large terraced lawned area alongside the gite, whilst the other 3 all have lawned areas in front of the gites and patios to the rear which are accessed through French doors. All have wooden tables and chairs and Weber or drum barbeques. During the summer these patios are normally in the sun for breakfast, shaded by the building at lunch time, but in the sun again for the evening; to the rear of the patios there are further lawned areas to each gite; beyond this, the garden then opens up to the large area (about an acre) of grass with trees and a hedge of shrubs; this is open to all guests.
There is a children's play station with swings, slide, fireman's pole and an elevated house with "look out positions", elsewhere in the gardens there is another playhouse and a sand pit.The badminton equipment is kept in a box with other games items in the games room.
As La Julerie is situated at the end of a public road, there is no passing traffic, in fact there is very little traffic using the neighbouring roads, which means it is a good place for children to learn to ride bikes. We do have a selection of bikes freely available for use on a daily basis, but we would suggest you bring your children's own bikes if possible.
|Additional notes (if any):||Les Ecuries has been designed with a gentle slope to its wide front door to allow wheelchair access, the doors to the downstairs shower room are also wide so a wheelchair can be taken into this room if required. The double French doors to the rear patio mean that a wheelchair can be taken to this area, but access to the lawn is only available from lower down the garden near to the pool. However, there is a brick walkway the full length of the gites and games room which means mobility is easy. Whilst La Vieille Ferme has not been designed as "disabled friendly" a wheelchair can be taken into this gite if required.
We now have 2 separate lines providing WiFi ensuring full connection in all 4 gites .
To see full details of each of the 4 gites please refer to their separate adverts.
La Vieille Ferme ref LAV1129
Les Etables aux Hirondelles ref LES1149
Les Ecuries ref LES1131
Le Grenier ref LEG1147