1 of 4 traditional Gites close to safe sandy beaches

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Weekly price guide: €490-€1020
Pool: Yes
Type: Gite
Property Ref: LES1149

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General Description

Whilst this is the smallest of the 4 Gites at La Julerie, with a floor space covering in excess of 84 Sq metres, it is still spacious. This is a very cosy Gite with plenty of character and comfort. This Gite has French doors to the rear which open onto its patio where the wooden garden furniture will be situated in the summer months along with a Weber or drum barbeque; in the Spring and autumn we normally bring the furniture onto the lawn in front of the Gites to benefit from more sun.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: There are 2 bedrooms, one is a large double with a French sleigh bed and in its rear alcove we keep a cot erected, but his can be wheeled into the other twin bedded room if needed, but at the expense of removing 1 single bed. When the property was converted in 2002, our son exposed all of the beams in the roof in the double bedroom, whilst he put a ceiling in the twin bedded room and left all of the timber above exposed to the view from the landing.
Bathrooms: Upstairs there is a bathroom with bath, with shower attachments to assist with washing the children's hair, basin and toilet, whilst downstairs there is a shower room which also has a basin and 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!” There is a full range of electrical equipment including 4 burner hob, oven, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, mixer etc. This Gite does not have a dishwasher
Living Rooms: there are two comfortable armchairs and a very comfortable sofa and a window seat.

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.
Other Rooms: Games Room adjoining the indoor swimming pool. This large room has a table tennis table, a seating area, 2 changing rooms with showers and a toilet; there are many toys for younger children including several sit on ones and books for all to read (English and French). If guests book all 4 Gites they are welcome to use this room as a function room, several guests have held their wedding or anniversary receptions in it as there is enough room for up to 40 guests to sit and dine together. They have invariably called upon outside caterers to provide the food (details are available).
The swimming pool is only accessed through this games room for security reasons. The pool is normally heated from Easter until the end of October, it has glass covers which are opened during fine weather. The pool is over 9 mtrs long and 4 mtrs wide with a level bottom at a depth of 1.65 metres, deep enough for a proper swim, but parents can still stand and look after their infants who may also be in the pool. The other 3 sides of the pool are enclosed in a walled patio which makes an ideal suntrap where you can lie on a sun lounger and do as little as you like! For safety reasons we do provide some plastic beakers for guest to use when having drinks around the pool as we do not want to risk any glasses getting broken in this area.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Our prices are fully inclusive. All bed linen, bathroom towels, swimming pool towels, kitchen towels, serviettes etc are provided and changed on a weekly basis. We do not charge any exit cleaning fee, but we do ask guests to leave their Gites clean and tidy and we do state that we can withhold part of the security deposit if the Gites are not left in a clean and tidy state.
Outside: La Julerie is situated in about 1/2 hectare of land, the Gites have lawned area in the front and patios to the rear with wooden furniture and Weber or drum barbeques; beyond these patios there is another area of private lawn, then the garden opens up to an area shared by all of our guests. There is a children's play station with slide, swings, fireman's pole and an elevated playhouse with telescope etc, elsewhere there is sand pit and another play house for the younger children.
Additional notes (if any): Our prices are fully inclusive. All bed linen, bathroom towels, swimming pool towels, kitchen towels, serviettes etc are provided and changed on a weekly basis. We do not charge any exit cleaning fee, but we do ask guests to leave their Gites clean and tidy and we do state that we can withhold part of the security deposit if the Gites are not left in a clean and tidy state. Apart from during July and August we offer a 10% discount on quoted tariff when this gite is only occupied by 2 people.

We now have 2 separate lines providing WiFi ensuring full connection in all 4 gites .
We do make a charge for pets (10 Euros per day or 40 Euros per week per pet)

Local Area / Activities

La Julerie is less than 2km from the local village of Corseul where there are 2 bakeries, bars, a hotel with a simple restaurant and a pizzeria an it is about 18 km from the coast which offers a large number of excellent sandy beaches; the tides along this coast are some of the largest in the world with rises/falls measuring over 13 metres on the Spring Tides, so when the tide is out, it goes out a long way and this does restrict swimming on some beaches. It does however make it very easy and pleasurable to walk over to the little island of Les Ebihans off the headland at St Jacut when the tide is out. There is car parking space on and near the headland and also a notice board with information on the tide times and also about making the crossing safely. Here I think it is worth pointing out that parking is free all around the coast, with a few exceptions (the Cap Frehel lighthouse area is one of them during the summer months). Parking is also free in most of the smaller towns; in larger towns such as Dinan where one pays, but even then it is not very expensive, it is still free between 1200-1400hrs so you can enjoy your lunch! What a difference to the parking charges applicable at virtually all UK beaches and in the towns. As the coast is a whole series of little peninsulas, there are many beaches facing different directions, so you can normally find a suntrap. We like the little beach just outside the harbour at St Briac for the late afternoon sun, other times we use the beaches at Lancieux. If you surf or wind-board the best beaches are just beyond St Briac and the wide open north facing St Luniare. There are several sailing schools on the beaches, including St Jacut and Lancieux; we can book classes for guests if so requested. Places of interest St Malo, a walled town, very popular with the yachting world and tourists. Whilst the walls appear old, the town was in fact flattened by the Allies during the War and rebuilt afterwards. The restaurants around the walls can be expensive but are considered to be good and are very popular. A walk around the walls is well worth the effort. Don’t drive in within the walls unless you enjoy narrow one-way streets jammed with walkers! It is far better to “Park and Ride”; you will see signs for La Navette which is their park and ride. A warning, during the summer the bridge across the barrier on the river Rance will be closed on the hour for up to 20 minutes to allow the yachts to pass in and out of the basin. Take note if you are taking the ferry from this port. Dinard is a very smart resort; it was popular with the Edwardians and has a genteel splendour. It boasts a casino, and several lovely beaches. There is a Thalassa therapy complex (a good place for the wives to spend a ½ day enjoying the seawater therapy treatments whilst their husbands are playing golf!). Market days are Tuesday and Saturday, this is certainly the best market I know, you will find a good selection of all types of fish- especially shellfish and oysters- fresh fruit and veg including stalls of organically grown veg and all the usual items of clothing. It is a “chic market”. Parking can be a problem but we can find a space with minimal waiting in the car park just to the northwest of the market place, there is also an underground car park beneath the market halls- parking is free. Dinan Our favourite, a medieval walled town with lots of shops and sights to see. Take a walk through the English gardens to view the river running alongside the town before taking the walk down the cobbled street Rue Jezrubel to the port. This street has an interesting array of craftsmen’s shops and workshops. Market day is Thursday, again good selections of food, but the market has a much more urban feel to it than Dinard. Just below the car park near to the old Tower there is a garden area where there is an area with a miniature zoo (several small animals in enclosures) which will appeal to young children Dinan is 9 km from La Julerie, Dinard about 24 km and St Malo 30km. Places to visit less than an hour’s drive from La Julerie Mont St Michel- the world famous abbey on top of a rocky outcrop off the coast Moncontour and historic small hilltop town. Rennes the capital of Brittany. Guingamp, a cultural centre and the home to the annual Breton folk Dancing assembly Both Dinan and Moncontour hold Medieval Fetes during July or August, alternating between the towns each year. Dinan in 2016 and Moncontour will be in 2017,  etc. Restaurants: there are a large number in the area catering for all tastes and pockets. Sea food and crepes are local specialities

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

Low Season: €490
Mid Season: €650
High Season: €1020

Other than during July and august when we insist on Saturday to Saturday bookings, short term bookings are accepted with flexible arrival and departure days.

Contact Information

Phone Number: 01373 471983

Key Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Swimming pool
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Near sea beach
  • Near lake
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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