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.
Beautiful views of the countryside around the house.
Linen is provided but that does not include towels.