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La Julerie

From £418 Per Week

Property Details

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Overview

A complex of 4 gites sharing an indoor heated pool, beds for up to 24 plus any babies in cots. Ideal for family groups or friends when each party can retire to their own gite

Situated in a quiet rural area yet near historic towns and the coast with safe sandy beaches.

Our tariffs are all inclusive, apart from the local "taxe de sejour", all bed, bathroom and kitchen linen and towels provided + towels for use around the pool

Child friendly, all equipment needed when taking infants abroad can be provided at no extra cost.

Any guest travelling with Brittany Ferries can obtain 20% discount on their ferry tickets.

About the Property

The 4 Gites at La Julerie are set in an ideal location for family holidays or for groups of up to 24 people (+babies) with enough space for all sit and to dine together in La Vieille Ferme; although situated in a quiet rural location the properties are close to many safe sandy beaches and historic towns; an ideal location to enjoy golf, walking, sightseeing, cycling, water sports or equestrian activities. However some guests just laze around at La Julerie and enjoy the peace! Many birds & wildlife are seen in area. Indoor heated pool (open Easter-till late) & games room

 

All of our Gites have an open plan ground floor living area with corner kitchens; when doing the conversion work kin 2002 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!”

 

La Vieille Ferme offers an entrance-hall, corner kitchen, dining area and salon with a settee and armchairs, granite fireplace with a wood burning fire, a washroom/toilet on the ground floor. Upstairs offers 1 double bedroom, one with twin beds and a 3rd bedroom with bunk beds & also a cot. One bathroom has bath & basin whilst the other has shower, basin & toilet. There is also a separate toilet on this floor. As its name implies La Vieille Ferme was the old farmhouse when we bought La Julerie in 2000 and completely renovated all of the buildings into attractive comfortable holiday homes. A gite for 6 people + babies, but as stated above there is enough space for up to 24 guests to sit and dine together in this gite.

 

2.Les Etables aux Hirondelles is our smallest gite, but with a floor space in excess of 84 sq mt, it is still spacious. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom with bath, basin and toilet, whilst, downstairs there is a shower room This gites sleeps 4 + baby.

 

3. Les Ecuries is designed to welcome disabled guests, sleeps 5/6. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms + settee bed on wide landing (ideal 2 children or 1 adult), a bathroom, although there isn't a bedroom on ground floor a single bed can be placed at rear of salon are behind a screen if a guest cannot climb the stairs, the sofa in the salon area also converts to a double bed.The shower room on ground floor has wide doors allowing wheelchair access

 

4. Le Grenier sleeps 8 + babies in 3 en-suite bedrooms; on the 1st floor 1 double has en-suite bathroom whilst the other has en-suite shower room, in the upper floor family room there are 2 single beds and a full size sofa which converts to comfortable double bed & also a cot, its en-suite bathrooom is everyone's favourite with its French styled stand alone bath, bidet, toilet and basin. There is a washroom on the ground floor. This gite has a ood burning stove

 

All 4 gites have corner kitchens with all the appliances, crockery etc you could require, there is central heating throughour the gite and the adjoining games room.

 

The price band indicated is for our Les Etables aux Hirondelles Gite which is our most affordable. The other three gites are slightly more and we will quote you an exact figure upon your enquiry” Please also note that our prices are quoted in Euros and may vary slightly when quoted on this site depending on exchange rate.

 

If your idea of a holiday is where you can enjoy splendid scenery, visit historic towns, see the local culture being displayed at many festivals, and possibly spend some time enjoying the beaches, or walking around the cliffs, and along quiet country roads, or playing golf, and last but not least tasting real local food Look no further. Come to La Julerie and enjoy all of these pastimes and ways of life in Le Côte D’Armor.

 

La Julerie is about 18 km (20 minutes) 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. 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. To check tide times from La Julerie, simply enter a google search for St Malo tide times; you should really walk out with the outgoing tide and get yourselves back on the peninsular 3 hours before high tide.

 

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). 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 1200-1400 hrs 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. There is a very pleasant snack bar on the beach at St Jacut “La Cabane de Rougeret”; if we go to the beach for a swim over lunchtime we will sometimes have a salad snack here, the food is always fresh and tasty and service is quick, we always enjoy our lunch. Going west from St Jacut you will come to St Cast where there are some large open sandy beaches; St Cast has the “best sunshine” record in the area and even at low tide you can still walk down the beach for a swim. If you park at the eastern side of the main beach and want a 2km walk for your lunch, just walk along the front and along the pathway on the edge of the beach to the marina where there are a couple of pleasant small restaurant plus a smarter poissonnerie and sea food restaurant. In late September we had a swim and then walked to the marina and had lunch at the Neptune; we were sitting on comfy settees on the edge of the marina in beautiful warm sunshine and enjoyed our lunch- who couldn’t!

 

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 12 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 2018, Moncontour in 2019, etc.

 

For full details of each gite & individual calendars please contact owners via this site, or view their own site www.lajulerie-gites.com where you will be able to view the individual calendars and tariffs for each gite. The calendar on this site is only completed when all 4 of the gites are already booked

 

Special Features:

 

Close to St Malo ferry port (30ml & Dinard airport (20ml) 20% Ferry discounts available when travelling with Brittany Ferries, pets by prior agreement.

 

We have all of the facilities and equipment for families with babies and young children, cots, high chairs etc. To make packing easier, we now provide swimming towels for every guest in our inclusive tariff. Wedding Receptions or Special Events for up to 40 guests can be held in the Games Room when guests rent all 4 of the gites, this room has a table tennis table, a seating area, 2 showers/changing rooms, a toilet and a selection of books for all, and toys and games for the children, including several sit on toys for the younger children.

 

For security reasons access to the indoor/outdoor pool (its covers open) is only through the games room; the pool is 9x4 m with a level depth of 1.65m with Roman Steps at one end for easy access; deal for parents with young children as parents can stand anywhere in pool but also good for all to enjoy a “proper swim” The other 3 sides of the pool are in a walled patio area which is a suntrap & the place to put your feet up on a sun lounger

 

Each gite has its own patio and lawned area; you will find wooden garden furniture and barbecuse on the patios, but then the gardens open up to a large area shared by all of the guests. In the open garden area there is an elevated playstation with swings, slide, fireman's pole etc for the children but there is also a Canadain playhouse for the younger children alongside th sandpit.

 

As La Julerie is situated at the end of a public road, there is no passing traffic, and the neighbouring roads see very little traffid which makes the area an ideal place for younger children to learn their cycling skills

 

Lydiane, our daughter in law (English and French speaking) has her hair salon on site- a note in our Visitors book (Oct 2011) says "Our 2nd time at La Julerie, and I hope it won't be our last! Hard to say what we have enjoyed the most...the promenade at Dinard, the shells at St Lunaire, Dinan Castle...probably the best thing is the simple calm and comfort of La Julerie itself. Our top tip of the week Ask Lydiane to cut your hair- you'll go home a different person

 

Reviews

When we arrived after a long journey our first impressions were very good. A lovely friendly welcome, a large, comfortable and spotlessly clean farmhouse, plenty of large towels (plus extra for the pool), instructions/directions for days out etc. Robert goes to a great deal of trouble to make sure your stay is a good one. He left a lovely bottle of wine for us plus beers and water in the fridge and home grown tomatoes for us to eat - very much appreciated thank you Robert. He is an informative and kind host who ensures your stay is a good one and most efficient too - faultless service from start to finish. The gites and grounds are immaculately maintained. We loved the swimming pool - perfect for sunny or rainy days (top comes off!), sunbathing area and the indoor games room was a constant source of fun with endless games of table tennis - oh and use of bikes to pedal for fresh croissants in the morning! What we liked most was the location of La Julerie. It is rural so has the benefit of being quiet and most relaxing. It is ideally placed for days out - not far from beautiful Dinan (a treat), Dinard, St Malo and many other wonderful places (all within a 15/30 minute drive). I could go on and on about this place - it is stunning. We would go back any time - it is simply wonderful. Very hard to beat for a holiday destination. LOVED IT!

Le Grenier was just as it appeared in the ad except for the pool which was much nicer than it looked in the picture. The property was clean and had all we needed for our stay including pool towels which was a bonus. Our grandchildren had a lovely time playing in the pool and in the delightful grounds which had a playhouse with slide and swings. Again much nicer than the picture online shows. There are lovely towns and beaches within about 20 mins drive and the village of Corseul is only minutes by car but we found the Proxy shop a bit erratic in its opening times. I expect that's because we are so used to shops at home being open all day every day. The produce in France is of such good quality that we stayed in and ate when the children had gone to bed.

My husband & I & our 3 young children (aged 3, 5 and 6) stayed at La Julerie for 2 weeks. We took the ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff and then drove the 2 hours easy drive to Corseul. The owners are very helpful yet respect your privacy. The house was spacious with a little garden to the side which was perfect for the kids in the evening to play. The pool was an absolute hit and for the most part we were the sole users. Good shower facilities at the pool. Games room with its books and small toys was enjoyed. We ate in the local pizzeria, The Grange, on two occasions and enjoyed. We also ate in Dinan, which is a 10 min drive from Corseul, on a couple of occasions. We chose restaurants which had children's menus which was reassuring that children were actually welcome. We found all the French people we came in contact with to be most helpful. Little shop in the local village which is a few mins drive away had all basics required. Large supermarkets were a 10 min drive away. We went to some gorgeous beaches approx 20 mins plus away. Robert can steer you in the right direction.

My first experience of a complex style gite holiday. I am world traveller and I am chilled but fussy ... I like my space and tranquility and wasn't sure how I would get on with gites close together. However, stress over, La Julerie has great facilities in a really central location (having stayed in the Brittany region a fair few times) . It was a professional but warm and efficiently run complex with sypatheticially converted gites (there are four in total). The owners were very friendly aiding us with ferry and journey logistics and were very flexible with dates. Any really minor issues and Robert and family were there to sort and to offer advice on the surrounding area. There are plenty of beaches and Dinan being 10 mins away was great. The added bonus of an all weather pool - once up to warmth - was great for a small family and the opportunity to mingle (or not) with the provision of a communal area and ping pong (yeah) table meant that the kids and adults were well catered for. The complex is incredibly safe for families and it was great as urbanites to let your kids run free in the large but enclosed garden area. If you are a foody/chefy boy like me, then the halogen cooker, fan assisted oven and kitchen was well thought out. Outdoor, BBQs. Showers and water provision fantastic. Wifi is patchy but hey, when you punching through centuries old norman stone what can you expect?

We stayed here last week and had a fantastic time, it was a big family celebration so we hired all 4 cottages, there are lots of things to do for the children, ping pong, nice pool, big garden (we had a brilliant water balloon fight!) the kitchens are very well equipped, the showers were amazing- always hot! The beds were very comfy and when the weather was a bit miserable outside, the wifi worked well and the TV had lots of channels to chose from. It's ideally situated from a number of key destinations if adventure is what you're after but for us it was just a fantastic place to get together and enjoy. One thing I would say is that we did have to move the dinner tables and chairs around a fair bit as there wasn't really an outside space that could accommodate all 19 of us at the same time, but that was a minor detail in an otherwise great stay, Thanks very much!

 

Summary

  • A complex of four wonderful gites
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Sleeps up to 24
  • Quiet area
  • Close to historic towns
  • Child friendly
  • Great reviews
  • Sandy beaches nearby
  • Highly recommended

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