La Binellerie Gites

Miniac Morvan, Ille-et-Vilaine
Self-catering


Two homely gîtes sleeping 4 and 2 in rural farm country. Walk to a good restaurant in five minutes, and Saint-Malo is a 15-minute drive away

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A late 17th-century farmhouse and its outbuildings have been transformed into two warm and relaxed gîtes – with a third on the way – by the talented Sue and Steve. They’re set in a small hamlet in flat farming country and although it feels remote you’re only 15 minutes from Saint-Malo.If it’s raining, stoke the wood-burner and find comfy sofas, books, films and board games as well as a big screen TV; when the sun shines you have your own corner in the leafy garden for a barbecue and two bicycles to explore the surrounding countryside.Find a welcome basket with sparkling wine, eggs, local cheese and bread; there’s a bakery a two-minute walk away and an acclaimed restaurant, Eden Brug, is five minutes. The nearest towns, Châteauneuf and Miniac Morvan, are less than ten minutes by car and have shops, restaurants and markets; cycle the back roads to the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in an hour.

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We think you'll love

  • The open-plan, sociable living spaces
  • Browsing the markets - several within 20 minutes on different days of the week
  • The lovely warm welcome from Sue and Steve
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You should know

  • You’ll need to get in the car for most things
  • There’s no bathtub
  • You have your own garden, but share the larger one with the other properties

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Saturday
Check out
10-11am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €91
Weekly price
from €640
1 Cottage for 4
From €1342 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €911 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

Had a great week at Sue and Stevens fabulous gite. Elegant and comfortable with beautiful hand made interior features. Hosts are full of useful advice if needed. Plenty to do and see nearby.

Jane, Threapwood

We passed two fabulous weeks in the Gentilhommière. The House was absolutely stunning! Restored with greatest attention to every detail, comfortable and well equipped. The wonderful garden provided us with apples and plums - Sue and Steve really have created a little paradise. Thank you for the wonderful time and your great hospitality!

Carola, Munich

We gave just had an exceptionally enjoyable week in the smaller of the La Binellerie Gites. The Gite was part of a ramarkablly well restored farm, executed over may years by a lovely couple Sue and Stephen Davison. The standard of the restoration is really exceptionall; Stephen was a cabinet maker and Sue has a flair for enhancing the beauty of the restoration. The grounds, including the poplar enhanced entrance, is elegant and tranquil, provideing a restful respite from everyday life. It is well situated to enjoy the many delightd of Brittany. We cannot praise it sufficiently.

David, London

We had a lovely holiday in the beautifully restored farmhouse. Sue and Steve have obviously taken great care to create somewhere very special. There was also the added bonus of having all the practical conveniences on hand that we might need and Sue and Steve were always available for help. The boys loved playing in the garden and on the swing and we really enjoyed getting to know this part of Brittany. Thank you!

Anna, Stroud

A superb gite, comfortable, well equipped and centrally located for where we wanted to visit. Close to St Malo, Dinan and some lovely villages on the Rance. In easy driving distance of great beaches and Mont St Michel. Good restaurants nearby. Our longest trip was to Omaha beach in Normandy which did not seem too far to drive. Great hosts. Wi fi was dodgy when we were there but was repaired before we left.

David, Cambridge

We stayed in the Gite de Jardin: it is a beautiful self-catering accommodation, very welcoming, and of which the finitions and furniture were made to measure by the owner: a must! Sue & Steven are very kind and helpful: we strongly recommend a stay in La Binellerie!

Julien, Merignac

Hi Sue and Steve We really enjoyed our stay in your gite. You had everything just right in the house. We loved the way you restored the house keeping the existing character plus adding modern facilities. Our son loved the wildlife in the garden and the freedom it gave him. The location was perfect as within 30 minutes drive there was so much to see and do. Best of luck with your new renovations. Kind regards Denis

Denis, Dublin

We have been visiting France for many years and this is the best gite we have stayed in. The attention to detail is outstanding and the property, which is immaculate and very well equiped, has been furnished sympathetically. Sue and Steve should be very proud of what they have achieved and we wish them well for the future.

John, Mirfield

Friendly, helpful owners (Sue and Steven), and a lovely house in an area close to towns and beaches. You need a car though!

Sav, Hitchin

We had a lovely stay in La Binellerie Gites. Steve and Sue made us feel very welcome The basket of goodies was a lovely touch and very welcome after the journey. The Gite is of the highest standard with everything you could possibly need. The setting is perfect a real escape to the country but with all the area has to offer on the doorstep A real home from home, we would definitely stay here again

Claire, Oxford

Simply the best gite we have ever stayed in since booking our holidays through Sawdays. Lovely hosts and beautifully appointed accommodation with every need catered for. Particular favourite: the cool box! Nowhere better for exploring Brittany. Judy and Dawn

Judy, Great finborough

One word- Fabulous! Other words would be welcoming, comfortable, tasteful, equipped, perfect retreat: actually this is two but you get the message. Such a wonderful week at La Binellerie. A great location for so many wonderful places too with: Dinan, Dinard, St Malo, Dol de Bretagne and many of the North Coast beaches between 20 minutes and half an hours drive. Sue and Steve were always on hand if we needed them too but not at all invasive - perfect hosts! In short, a wonderful week in beautiful Brittany. We would not hesitate to recommend La Binellerie; we will be back. :)

Mike and nicky, Horsham

We had a lovely restful week in the beautiful garden gite. Sue and Steve are friendly, relaxed hosts and on hand with lots of helpful information about the area. Despite some unpredictable weather we were able to enjoy fabulous river and coastal walks and sightseeing in Dinan and Dol de Bretagne. All in all, highly recommended.

Helen and simon, Chalfont st peter

We stayed at this superb gite in the second week in June . For us it had everything ,great facilities ,space,peace and quality all facilitated by Sue and Steve's light touch professionalism.They deserve a lot of credit for creating this gem. The location is good,so much to see so close from coastal meandering to inland discoveries.Do not miss the outstanding St Samson cathedral in Dol de Bretagne

Judith, Bury st edmunds

We spent a very relaxing week in this lovely Gite. Steve and Sue have made it so comfortable and furnished it with everything you could need. Sitting out on the terrace was a pleasure. A great holiday with super hosts, thank you.

Alexandra, Hythe

Wonderful! We stayed in the smaller gite and loved everything about it! Beautifully converted and thoughtfully furnished to a very high standard. A relaxing sitting area, nicely designed kitchen and lovely en suite bathroom. Not forgetting the private garden sitting area that is a real sun trap. A marvellous holiday - we're coming back next year.

Padraic & karen, Shotley bridge co durham

We stayed in the smaller gite and it was simply wonderful! A little gem! It is beautifully converted and furnished, and extremely well equipped. The living space is cool and relaxing, the bedroom is generously proportioned and comfortable, while the bathroom and kitchen are excellent. There's a lovely little garden which is a suntrap; great for hot afternoons and a glass or two of rosé! Sue and Steve were marvellous hosts. It was so enjoyable that we're already booked for next year!

Padraic & karen, Shotley bridge co durham

We have just spent a wonderful two weeks at la binellerie. The house is beautiful with bags of character, extremely comfortable and well equipped. Everything has been thought of and has been catered for. The gite made a great base, from which to visit all the sights and beaches in the area. Sue and Steve were extremely helpful and have created a real gem.

Julian, Tring

I don't normally write reviews but I felt everything about this gite (the garden gite) and its owners was so exceptional that I felt I must. Everything has been designed and provided with the customer's interests at heart, reflecting the thoughtful and generous attitude of its owners Sue and Steve. The aesthetic feel of the gite, quality of workmanship, fixtures and fittings are all of the highest standard with everything you could want and as relaxed and comfortable as you could only wish your own home to be.

David, Bourton-on-the-water

We stayed in Sue and Steve`s garden gite for 2 weeks and we didn't want to leave. No aspect of the gite could be faulted. Spotlessly clean, beautiful linen and very private. Sue leaves an arrangement of flowers in the kitchen as well as a welcome basket including eggs,wine, bread, cheeses and biscuits. You have the use of her washing machine as well as your own clothes line in a very private yard.(great for wine or coffee in the afternoon). We had some great day trips including Isle de Brehat, St Malo, Mont-St-Michel, Auray, Dinan, but it was always a pleasure to come home to our cottage.

Judy, Wollongong

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Location

The neighbourhood

Saint-Malo has all you need for water fun: surf, sail, sand kart or hire a sea canoe, and from here you can take numerous boat trips – a regular ferry service to the seaside town of Dinard takes ten minutes. There are numerous châteaux and gardens to visit within a half-hour drive, along with the medieval town of Dinan, which has half-timbered houses lining narrow cobbled streets, and the fishing village of Cancale, a must for seafood lovers.

Local points of interest from Susan Davison

  • La Binellerie, a renovated 17th century Gentilhommière and barns is situated in a peaceful, rural setting, in 1.6h of gardens and woodland. A perfect location for a relaxing holiday with family or friends.
  • Our nearest boulangerie is actually just around the corner! A small bakery which makes artisanal bread twice a week. The boulangerie in Chateauneuf is a 15 min walk, but we do have a couple of bikes for the uses of guests.
  • The nearest supermarket is at Miniac Morvan (10 min drive), which also has an excellent fishmongers, a delicatessen selling local products, and the usual bank, and Post Office. There is a market here every Friday morning.
  • We are just a few kms from the river Rance where there are numerous restaurants & bars at St Suliac, Pleudihen, Lyvet, Mordreuc, St Jouan. From the lock at Lyvet you can take a pleasant walk along the river to the medieval town of Dinan.
  • If you enjoy seafood then Cancale is the place to go, famous for its’ oyster beds. Here you can sit on the sea wall in the sun and eat a plate of freshly opened oysters with a glass of cold Muscadet! There is also a huge choice of restaurants.
  • La Binellerie is close to all of the main attractions in this beautiful area of Brittany, including Le Mont St Michel (the most visited place in France, after Paris), St Malo, Dinard, Dol de Bretagney, and Rennes, the capital.

Introducing

Susan Davison

Sue and Steve live in a little cottage attached to the larger gîte. They’ve lived here since 1996 and have spent much time renovating the properties – it’s a definite labour of love. Sue is originally from Leeds and studied music at the Northern College of Music, later becoming a private piano teacher. Steve works as a cabinetmaker – the cabinets, stairs, doors and windows in the gîtes are all his work – and has specialised in bespoke kitchens in the UK. In their spare time they have a boat and enjoy taking it out on the Rance river.