L'Ancien Cafe - best holiday home in Brittany

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Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: €80 - €130
Per week: €500 - €600
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No

Description of the Lannion vacation home rental

Allo allo! The "Ancien Cafe" is a lovely converted cafe-bar in a charming corner of the Cotes d'Armor, in the Breton-speaking heartland. Don't worry - everyone speaks French!!

Ground floor accommodation comprises a very large lounge/diner, with books, games, music and a fireplace (it makes a great party room!) a spacious fully-equipped kitchen, a small WC and a wooden veranda.

Upstairs are the three main bedrooms (1 twin, 2 doubles and a small child's room adjoining one of the doubles). All three main rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The lounge also has a sofa-bed that can bring total accommodation to eight if required. Total living space is about 1,400 sq ft.

Outside you have a private garden with boules court, and a large yard with ping pong, barbecue etc. Three cars can easily be parked off road on the property.

The superb beaches on the Pink Granite Coast and beyond spoil one for choice.You can take boat rides to the islands, do water sports (sailing, windsurfing, diving etc.), take long strolls among the dunes and the rocks, or just lounge in the sun. The attractive markets at Plouaret, Lannion and Morlaix will make your mouth water, and the unspoilt Celtic charm of ancient villages surrounds you on all sides.

Please let us know if you have any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate. We look forward to welcoming you!

Area Information

The old village of Vieux-Marché was once bustling, but since the high speed railway went to Plouaret, most of the activity went with it. Consequently it now slumbers in unhurried bucolic bliss with very little traffic.

It is just 8 miles from the coast, 30 miles from Roscoff ferry port and 70 miles from St-Malo ferry port. Brest International Airport is 60 miles away. The high speed railway, with services to Paris and beyond, is just over a mile away. The TGV to Paris takes around 3.5 hours.

It has a few amenities, but there is a wider choice in Plouaret, just over a mile away. There you will find all the basic shops, supermarkets, petrol station and even a weekly market. The local pardon (Breton religious festival) takes place in late July. A unique feature of the area is the joint Christian-Muslim pilgrimage to the shrine of the seven sleepers of Ephesus.

The nearest town is Lannion, about 15 Km away. This unspoilt town of 20,000 inhabitants sits on the river Leguer and is a riot of flowers in summertime. Here you will find an excellent range of shops and restaurants and a wonderful weekly market in the historic square. The same square also plays host to the 'tardives' - outdoor concerts held in the summer months.

On all sides are tiny villages to discover, full of unspoilt Celtic charm. Among them nestle some real gems of restaurants offering delicious local fayre at unbelievable prices. We heartily recommend the Sainte-Barbe at Plouaret for starters (and mains, and desserts!)

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jun 30 2014 Aug 31 2014 €90 €130 €600 €2,000 3 Nights
Sep 01 2014 Oct 31 2014 €80 €120 €500 €1,400 3 Nights
Apr 01 2015 Apr 30 2015 €80 €120 €550 €1,600 3 Nights
May 01 2015 Jun 29 2015 €80 €120 €500 €1,400 3 Nights
Deposits: 50% payable on booking. This is non-refundable. The balance is payable on arrival.
Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: We provide linen but charge a small fee for laundry. You may provide your own linen if you prefer.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bikes
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (9 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (10 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (9 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (9 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (12 miles)
  • Beach
    (8 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (10 miles)
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (12 miles)
  • Ocean
    (8 miles)
  • Boating
    (10 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (10 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (15 miles)
  • Bowling
    (9 miles)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Brittany is a popular holiday region and has well developed amenities for all ages. There are several themes of interest: It is a paradise for watersports. It is also a foodie heaven with fantastic markets. Seafood and crepes are essential. It has fabulous coast and beaches for sun lounging and strolls. There is also heaps of culture and history, with castles, churches and ancient traditions. There really is something for everyone.

Armoripark at Bégard – a leisure park for parents and young children, with pedalos, mini-golf, bouncy castle, mini luge, swimming pools – indoor & outdoor

Centre Nautique at Plestin les Greves - sandyachting, kayak, water walking, windsurf, catamaran.

Le Village Gaulois at Pleumer Bodou – a trip back in time to an early Gaulish village, with games to play, and a Crêperie
Planetarium at Pleumer Bodou – a programme of different star gazing events

Le Radôme. at Pleumer Bodou – an enormous white sphere adjoins an inter-active museum about the past and future of telecommunication.

Centre de découverte du son at Cavan – a sound park. Unusual musical instruments made from natural materials, located within the forest, waiting to be found.

Parcours Aventure at Pleumeur Bodou – Tree Climbing park in either the little forest, or the big forest. How high can you go?

Océanopolis at Brest – large Aquarium divided into 3 Pavilions for Temperate Region, Tropical Region and Polar Region.

Zooparc at Tregomeur – features animals and plants from Asia and Madagascar

Ferme Enchantée near Lannion – your chance to help with the animals on a farm, or have a donkey ride.

Ponyland at Pleumer Bodou – pony and horse rides on the beach.

La Vapeur du Trieux – steam train rides between Pontrieux and Paimpol

Karting du Leff, Kelabo, at Cohiniac - Go Karting and mini-golf.

Bowling L'eclipse at Lannion – ten pin bowling

3 historic chateaux: Tonquedec (12Km), Kergrist (9 Km), Rosanbo (10 Km).

The goforit Brittany tourism site has copious suggestions for activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Is the location noisy?
A:No, not at all. Le Vieux-Marche is a very peaceful village. You will have to go to Plouaret or Lannion if you want lots of action.
Q:Is the road busy and is it dangerous for children?
A:There is very little traffic through the village. It is extremely quiet. There is a huge courtyard and gardens for children to play safely away from the road.
Q:What can we do if the weather is bad?
A:Breton weather is not always reliable. Fortunately there are plenty of things to do even if it does rain. There are games and ping pong at the house, 10 pin bowling at Lannion, the Oceanopolis at Brest, and several nearby chateaux to visit.
Q:Is the location showing on the map accurate?
A:No. It's not working properly. The house is in Le Vieux Marche, about a mile from where it is indicated.

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