Child friendly cottages in Brittany with heated swimming pool

Child Friendly Holiday Gîtes in Brittany since 2006.
Gateway to Brittany & the Loire, ideal for family holidays with a heated swimming pool and large, fully enclosed play area & gardens.

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Things to do for the

Cycling and Walking

The "Voie Verte" - or Green Way, a 15 km cycle route from Teillay to Châteaubriant or 15km to Bain de Bretagne in the other direction, on dedicated tree-lined paths, in protected countryside and with picnic areas along the route. Safe for children & families, well maintained and 30 seconds from the end of our drive. Bring your bicycles and explore the area, we have bike storage racks for each gite. Alternatively bike hire is available directly from Swin Golf at Rougé . 

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Day pass Trout fishing at Teillay (3 mins away) or seasonal day pass Carp fishing at the large lake at Bain de Bretagne or Choisel Lake in Châteaubriant.

At Rougé, (5 minutes drive), Swin Golf is set in a wooded valley with a landscaped 18 hole course, for all abilities. Also archery and paint-ball facilities for groups and bicycle hire by the day or the week.

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Supervised archery for the over 7's on site at Le Portail Bleu with Sarah and Guy.

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Parc de Prehistoire - Dinosaurs galore, always a hit with children.
Les Naudieres Parc d'Attractions - a really fantastic day out for all the family with inflatables and rides and literally hundreds of things to do!
Terra Botanica - a fabulous "theme park" based on plants,
very highly recommended as a family attraction.
Loheac car museum - one ot the finest collections of cars through the ages including Ferrari and Formula One.
Jardins de Broceliande - for sensory paths and a chance to get your feet muddy!!
La Gacilly -
for Yves Rocher (botanical beauty products) and a concentration of arts and craftsmen in this "artisan" village on the borders of the river.
Oudon Tower beside the Loire .
Rennes capital city of Brittany, culture and shopping
Nantes ancient port and former capital of Brittany, exciting city with the Machines de l'Île - Jules Verne style creations to see and ride!
Plus the Jardin de Plantes and the Natural History Museum.... take the tram-train from Châteaubriant direct to the heart of Nantes.

Full details of these attractions and more are provided in the information folder within each gite and on our FB page.

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Lakes and Beaches... for lovers

Short drives away, are lakes with beaches including:- VIOREAU - 30 minutes drive and MARTIGNE -FERCHAUD-with spectacular lakeside fireworks display in August.

Our recommended, best, west coast beaches with perfect sandcastle-building sand are at PORNICHET and LA BAULE - in just over an hour and for shell collection, oysters and a more rocky beach try the DAMGAN plages, also on the west coast.

Historical and Cultural Interest...

Market Towns

Chateaubriant, has a superb market day on Wednesday. Also boasts a 12th century Château, open to the public, a Theatre of Glass,and some super-sized supermarkets!
Bain-de-Bretagne has market day on Monday, more of a locals market and a smaller town, but with individual boutiques and shops to browse in, including a wine Cave!
Guerche-de-Bretagne has a market day on Tuesday and boasts some marvellous medieval timber clad buildings and Basilica.

Loire Valley Vineyards to Visit

Due to our Brittany/Loire border position we are well situated to discover the wine tasting vineyards of the Loire region. Typical wines of the region include; Rosé D'Anjou, Muscadet, Gros Plant, Gamay et Cabernet. Details of vineyards to visit will be in the information pack of each gite.

Castles and Historical Places

Mines of the Brutz, Teillay. Historical iron mine workings offering an insight to 19th century French working life underground
The DonJon medieval tower at Grand Fougeray, which hosts special medieval spectaculars during August, flame throwers, archers, the works!
Commemoration sites of the French Resistance who were executed.
The Château of Vitre with it's fortified walled old town, Clisson, Ancenis, and Angers with it's Apocolypse Tapestries.
Megalithic Monuments - La Roche aux Fees at Esse, striking megalithic dolmen measuring 19.5metres long, built 4500 years ago at the end of the neolithic era. Some of the rocks weigh around 40 tons. 

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