La frogerie is a 160 year old farmhouse, situated in a small hamlet of 4 houses, two miles from the village of Martigne-Ferchaud. A car is essential. The area is known as “la pay de la roches aux fees” (Fairies Rock Country) located in Haute-Bretagne at the doorway to Brittany. Approximately 73 sq m.
The house is in a very quiet rural location between Rennes and Nantes. It stands in an acre of ground with beautiful views across the fields and countryside beyond. La Frogerie offers the ideal location for a peaceful and restful holiday but with plenty in the area for the more active.
La frogerie has 2 bedrooms that sleep a maximum of 4 adults, 2 young children - aged up to 12. Please note that the house is NOT suitable for 6 adults. This is for the comfort of our guest's as the bunks beds are only suitable for children.
The main bedroom has a double bed and bunk beds. The second bedroom has a double bed. There is just room to move around the bed.
In the kitchen there is a full sized bottled gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge freezer.
In the living room there is UK satellite television, DVD player, wood burning stove, sofa's, dining room table and chairs. There are plenty of board games, selection of DVD's and huge choice of books to read.
It is a traditional stone building or longere with all the windows facing south to the front of the house. All accommodation is on the ground floor with no steps or stairs and therefore would suit clients with limited mobility.
Bear in mind that the house is in the countryside so you will see mice, lizards, frogs, spiders and occasionally snakes. We once found a barn owl in the attic!
The house is conveniently situated in Ille-et-Vilaine (35) but on the borders of 3 other departments or counties, Maine et Loire (49), Mayenne (53), Loire Atlantique (44). It is a great location for touring the north and south areas of Brittany and the Loire Valley. The roads in the area are very quiet making touring a pleasure.
The nearest village of Martigne-Ferchaud has a good supermarket, banks, post office, bakers, butchers and deli. There are a number of small bars and restaurants (opening times at owner's discretion!). There is also a lake with a small man made beach.
The area is ideal for cycling and walking in the quiet country lanes around the house. There are number of circular walks and cycle routes conveniently signposted. Fishing, golf, horse riding, karting and horse-racing can all be found in the area.
In August the village comes alive for the annual Etincelles Aquatiques. Full details can be found at ww.etincelles-aquatiques.org. A pyrotechnical extravaganza with over 250 actors and 950 volunteers.
A colourful market can be found at Chateaubriant (15K) on Wednesdays where you can buy fresh local produce. The town is steeped in history with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. The very ancient Bere Fair is held here during the second week of September. The fair is over 950 years old.
To the south of Chateaubriant is Grand Reservoir de Voireau (30 mins by car). Here is a safe man-made beach with pedalos, swimming, café, showers, changing rooms, wind-surfing and sailing. Another lake beach can be found at Pouance (16 KM). This is a little closer to the house and also has a small beach café, showers, playground, and swimming.
Rennes (46 KM), to the north and the capital of Brittany is a city of art and history. It boasts a magnificent architectural heritage where the classical rubs shoulders with the medieval.
Quiet and secluded rural location at the doorway to Brittany between Rennes and Nantes.
2 bedrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Room for 6 in the dining area Room for 6 in the living area
Infants Restricted mobility (It is suitable for clients with limited mobility as there are no steps or stairs. However it is not suitable for wheelchairs as doorways are probably too small.)
Pets (Dogs cannot climb on furniture, dog mess is cleaned up. Garden is along a road with no traffic.)
Sports and activities
Fishing Golf Horse Riding
Sailling Swimming Tennis
Sights and attractions
Historic Site Local Food Market Museum Shopping
Theatre Zoo Cinema
Prices and availability
Last updated 01.04.2015
From £172.43 per week
From £172.43 per week
From £313.50 per week
From £261.25 per week
From £261.25 per week
From £172.43 per week
From £172.43 per week
From £313.50 per week
From £261.25 per week
From £261.25 per week
Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range
Minimum stay (nights)
1st June 2015 to 21st July 2015
14th August 2015 to 20th October 2015
1st June 2016 to 21st July 2016
14th August 2016 to 20th October 2016
1st June 2017 to 21st July 2017
14th August 2017 to 20th October 2017
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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)
Nantes Airport: 92km
Dinard Airport: 129km
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15 out of 15 people recommend staying here
Raymond T R from Weymouth
Stayed Saturday 23 July 2011
I read a review that "they had thought of everything", well that is absolutely true, we had a wonderful time and the cottage was idyllic, fantastic Holiday location and and everything thought through for the holiday maker. The complementary bottle of wine was a great gesture.
I would definitely stay there again.
Jane from Kingsbridge
Stayed Sunday 25 July 2010
Lovely, sleepy, quaint, old farmhouse. Extremely well equipped - best we have stayed in. Very rural, remote, quiet. To sit in the garden and hear nothing except the crickets. Fantastic!
JAN from LEICESTER
Stayed Friday 06 July 2007
This is a fabulous place for a relaxing, "get away from it all" holiday. The propety is set in beautiful countryside and equipped with everything that you need. Even when we had a cold, wet spell, we were able to make a roaring log fire.
tina from whitchurch
Stayed Saturday 15 July 2006
The cottage is lovely and comfortable and in an ideal location to explore. We found the local people very friendly and helpful and would love to go back to visit again.
Josephine from Southampton
Stayed Saturday 03 June 2006
The property and surrounding area exceeded our expectations and the photo on the web site does not do it justice.
The owneres have made sure that all the amenities and information are available for an enjoyable stay and also for emergencies. We had an excellent two weeks and hopefully will return again. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wishes to have a relaxing holiday in the beautiful countryside near Chateaubriant.
Gary from Kenilworth
Stayed Monday 29 May 2006
A gem. Long restful days with relaxing nights.
Patricia from Barmby on the Marsh,
Stayed Saturday 17 September 2005
Beautiful old longere - very comfortable and extremely well equipped, all you will need is towels and food. Lots of interesting places to visit in the area and the lovely town of Martigne-Ferchaud nearby with super market, bread shops and butchers. Had a really wonderful holiday and would highly recommend.
This was our second visit to this property having been here for 6 weeks last year. Its just like home from home to us and it was a real pleasure to see Doris, Gerard again together with young Simone who kept us supplied with eggs.
The weather was a bit of a mixed bag, however we had some really hot sunny days in fact the day we came home it was 29 degrees. All in all better than at home. We go to walk and the area has some of the most superb and well signed walks which we enjoyed. Getting around is no problem with little traffic on the roads. The area is well served with shopping and markets particularly in Chateaubriant.
We were there for the Bastille Day holiday and watched a spectacular battle re enactment and went to the mediaevil market at the Chateau.
The house and location are both restful and relaxing. We had a wonderful time once again and cant wait to go back next year.
We stayed at La Frogerie from June 6th through July 19th 2011. this was the first time we have had the opportunity to spend such an extended holiday. We were a little concerned that it may be too long, however the 6 weeks passed so quickly we couldnt believe it when it was time to go home.
The house together with its location at the end of the lane is beautiful, including this house there are just 4 houses in the hamlet. The neighbours are really very nice from Simone who kept us supplied with the freshest of eggs to Gerard who cut the grass for us during our stay. They were all very welcoming and called round to see that we were okay and stayed for a drink and a chat
Sitting in the garden on a hot sunny day looking out over rolling fields of wheat and corn is just about the most relaxing experience you can have. Particularly so when accompanied by a bottle of wine (or two.
The whole area is quite lovely, with long straight country roads taking you through pretty villages and impressive old market towns, best of all is that you hardly ever see another car. Martigne Ferchaud is a nice little village with all the essentials you need, whilst a little further afield, Chateaubriant boasts an old Chateau which can be visited. Additionally, the markets in both Chateaubriant and La Guerche are well worth a visit to look at the amazing variety of goods for sale.
One of our main interests is walking and the area is well served with very good, well signed walks through forests and around lakes. The walk around the lake in Martigne Ferchaud is particularly good.
As far as the house is concerned there is just about everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We are really not able to do La Frogerie justice in words, the only thing we can say is go and experience it for yourself we are sure that youll be glad you did
The property was exactly and more than we expected. It a bit cold, but it was October, and the log fire was magnificent.
The facilities were exactly as described and much handier to town, Chateaubriant, than I thought. A wonderful town, with a lovely market.
Well be back and would certainly recomentd it.
We spent 2 weeks at La Frogerie in April with 3 teenagers. The home was cozy, well equiped and well located. The washing machine was a must for us, but beware it took us a while to figure out how to use all the appliances as they are different from north american ones. Remember also it is an old rural property, so you cannot use more than one larger appliance at a time, or the power breaker switch will trip (easy fix!).
As we did many day trips and spent most of our time away, the house was large enough to accomodate us all confortably. Unfortunately the weather was wet and damp, so could not enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the rural property and the quiet, private lot. The house was a picture of what we expected a Breton farmhouse to be and the website description was very accurate. The neighbours were friendly & welcoming ( speaking French is definately an asset).
We were within easy day trips to Chateaubriant (great shopping), Loire Valley, Mont St Michel, St Malo and both north & south coasts. We had longer (but manageable) day trips to the D Day beaches and some of the further Loire Chateaux.
We were most impressed with the personal contact from the owners. It was a wonderful holiday. Thanks!
gorgeous property with all mod cons, perfect for a family with young children as they have travel cot, highchair etc..
toatally secluded area with splendid views and wonderful countryside.
lovely village perfect for a quiet family holiday without the bustle of tourists and we didnt meet another english family at all!!
you need at least basic french to get by as many people in the area speak little or no english.
trip to le mont st michel is well worth the 1 1/2 journey and you must try the croque monsieur at the cafe at the bottom of the mont!!!
Fantastic for a really relaxing 'get away from it all' time. The kids absolutely loved it too!
We stayed the first week of August 2005 at La Frogerie and the weather was magnificent - between 25 and 30C. There was so much to do in the area that we ran out of time but still managed to visit the castle and town at Chateaubriant, the lovely city of Rennes, the massive street market at La Guerche as well as the local restaurants and shops. The neighbours at La Frogerie are very friendly and helpful and the house has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We had a great timeand hope to return back soon.
We had a wonderful short-stay, early July 2005, the gite is very well resourced, pleasant and very comfortable. The location is delightful and peaceful, all you can want away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The French road system makes the Brittany coast, towns, cities in the region so easily accessible.
We will go again, what more can one say.
19 other reviews
I liked the lego, Ben aged 4
We have had a wonderful 2 weeks here and do not want to go home. Enjoyed the trips to Vitre, Chateaubriant, the market at La Guerche and Sanmur. We are glad that we bought our bikes as the surrounding area is perfect or cycling. The neighbours are very friendly and eggs from the neighbour are superb. Most of all we hve found la frogerie to be a real haven of peace and tranquility, please do not tell anyone else about it. We hope we can come again.
It is very peaceful and relaxing here. We saw a calf, literally 2 minutes after it had been born, in the field behind the cottage. Watched it take it's first few steps. Thanks for a great stay.Family, September 2006
This is our second visit to La Frogerie. Weather mixed, on the whole warm, dry and some very hot days. Went to the piscine in Vitre, very clean and lovely waterslide and helpful staff. Very reasonably priced as well. We will be back probably in 2008.Family from West Midlands, August 2006
Very enjoyable 2 week break. Weather has been very kind, only a couple of rainy or overcast days.We went to the Entincelles Aquatiques, in the local town, a truely magical show on the lake that made our holiday. At la frogerie the children spent hours on their bikes in the courtyard. We had a lovely time. Thank you for the wine.Family, August 2006
Long trip from Calais (don't ask). We were dong cartwheels when we got to this delightful cottage, just like my nan's in sleepy Devon. Pouance breach great, Ellen (4) made a friend and we stayed there all day. Found a great hotel/restaurant for the evening "La Port Angeinne" opposite the supermarket in Pouance. Weather excellent and very hot.Family from Shropshire, July 2006
Nice holiday, lovely area, the walks around here this area are particularly well marked. Shop opening and closing times take some getting used to!Couple, July 2006
Had an excellent fortnight and really enjoyed the different wildlife from where we live. We are looking to retire to France and this is the best area of all those we have visited.Family from New Forest, June 2006
Cottage is set in very beautiful, pleasant and peaceful surroundings. Cottage is homely and the new kitchen is lovely.The weather wa ssunny but quite cloudy for the first few days. However, for the last two days the weather was a lot warmer,Family from Lichfield, Staffs, May half term 2006
what a delightful place - so peaceful!Tracy, Steve and Fran
We had a lovely stay here at la frogerie. We would rcommend L'Auberge de Brettonne in Chateaubriant and La Roches aux Fees in Esse. We spend most of our time at La baule.The Kenway Family
A perfect place to get away from it all yet close enough to town for food and drink! Comfortable accommodation - a home from home. An excellent base for exploring the area on foot, on bike or in the car.
La Frogferie is the place we have been looking for,relaxing,secluded and yet not to far from fantastic restaurants and places to explore.
La Frogerie is a beautifully well maintained clean property. Surrounded by marvelous countryside. There is an amazing wood burning fire/stove in the living room unfortunatley we did not get to use it as the temperatures were high while we were there. The house exceeded our expectations by a long way.
I would highly recommend this property for a nice relaxing holiday. Date of stay 12-25th june 2005
Oh so laid back, if you want to catch up on your sleep this is the place. Places to visit, Vitre, La Baule and just about anywhere. Reminiscent of Ireland, without the rain, really friendly Folk. The Kelly's from Market Harborough - June 2001
This is a great little house, including the mouse, that gave us a fright, in the middle of the night.Most days it stayed dry, with fluffy clouds in a blue sky, when the weather was dire, we came home to light the fire, The food was just fine, we drank bottles of wine, we've all put on weight, the holiday was great. Beryl and John, Richard and Jody from Shoreham-by-sea - September 2000. PS The gite is very well equipped but the men couldn't find the dishwasher, so we showed them the rubber gloves
I am having lots of fun here and it is very different to were [sic} we live back home in London. I had my birthday here. It is very comfortable in the bed. I'm having a great time hear [sic] in France at the beach swimming around. I am very happy here. Kate (age 7) - London - August 2003
The cottage is absolutely great, just what we wanted and hopefully we will be back next year. Margaret, Gordon and David - Nottinghamshire - June 2003
The great thing about turning up when it's totally dark is what awaits you in the morning. What a sight! Fields as far as the eye can see. Nothing to be heard but the hum of a tractor in the distance and birds singing. The birds are so laid back they don't start up in the morning until they have had a good lay-in. La frogerie is a beautiful building with a big welcome. We did the occasional day trip but found the comfort of the old farmhouse as the best place to be. Phil, Inge, Molly and Ida from London - May 1999
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We have been renting out the house since 1990 and have many satisified customers. The house is a fantastic place to chill out and relax.
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