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“For young children this location is perfect. The rural area, a big garden to play in, the trampoline, the pool and the little friends in the adjacent accommodation made my children’s holiday perfect.”

Holiday cottages in Brittany

Fully enclosed heated pool
Fully enclosed heated pool

Our three child friendly holiday cottages and gites in the Brittany, France are set in two acres of lawned gardens with a large heated swimming pool with reclinable cover (pool open and heated to 28°C April – October). They are ideally placed for exploring the beaches around St Malo, Dinard and Mont St Michel and a little further away, those of the D-Day 1944 Normandy landings. Situated in the heart of the countryside, in the peaceful hamlet of La Haute Mancelière, the holiday gîtes are part of a 17th century Breton longhouse which has been tastefully converted, retaining  the charm and traditional features of the property such as exposed beams and stone walls.

Les Chouettes (Sleeps 12+cots)

Les Chouettes living area
Les Chouettes – an impressive six bedroom farmhouse with three kingsize double bedrooms (one en suite), two twin bedrooms and one bunk bedroom. Three bathrooms.

Les Alouettes (Sleeps 7+cots)

Les Alouettes private dining area
Les Alouettes – a delightful 3 bedroom cottage, two kingsize double bedrooms, one triple bedroom, two bathrooms.

Les Hirondelles (Sleeps 4)

Les Hirondelles double bedroom
Les Hirondelles – a charming cosy cottage, packed with original features such as beams and an old solid wooden staircase. One large kingsize double bedroom, one smaller bunkbed room. Ideal for couples or young families

The family friendly cottages are decorated and furnished to a high standard and are fully equipped with everything you would expect to find in your own home. The cottages are old on the outside, but fully modernised on the inside, with comfortable, modern beds and attractive furniture. The local area is famous for its beaches, forests and chateaux, with many places of interest to visit, such as Mont St Michel, St Malo, Fougères, Dinard and Dinan. The accommodation, grounds, facilities and the fascinating local area combine together to make La Haute Mancelière an ideal holiday location for families. The gites can be rented separately or together for large groups of up to 23 people. Each cottage is completely independent with it’s own private outside dining area, not overlooked by other cottages. The hamlet itself is located off a quiet road, so there is no danger for children or noise from traffic (except for the occasional passing tractor!).  Well behaved dogs are welcome.

  • Free unlimited WIFI internet access
  • Free use of lots of baby equipment, cots, high chairs, stairgates etc.
  • Covered heated swimming pool, 10 x 5m available  April – October
  • Direct access from cottages to large enclosed lawned garden, ideal for ball games
  • Trampoline, swings & slide
  • Free use of 16 bicycles, four with baby/young child seats
  • Flat screen TVs (UK freeview & French TV)
  • Within easy reach of superb Brittany and Normandy beaches
  • 5 minutes drive from shops and supermarket
  • ports of St Malo, Cherbourg and Caen all within easy driving distance
  • local walks and cycling tracks

“There are places which become very special – La Haute Manceliere is absolutely one of those. It is the subtle combination of many ingredients which makes it so…”