Manoir du Vaugarny

Saint-Etienne-en-Cogles, Ille-et-Vilaine
Self-catering


Two independent gîtes in the peaceful grounds of 14th-century Manoir du Vaugarny. Explore historic towns and the fine Breton coast

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 4

The
Experience

Madly poured creativity into the conversion of the gîtes, using traditional materials and decorating them with her paintings and cleverly restored brocante finds. She leaves you a welcome basket and wants you to be comfortable and happy; the family manor house is just across the way, the door open if you need anything.

La Boulangerie, the old bakehouse, has views of the beautiful manor; Le Logis, part of a larger building, overlooks the orchard. Both have private gardens with hammocks and suntrap terraces with barbecues. Cook while you chat in big open-plan living areas; relax after days out – there’s TV, DVDs and WiFi; spot red squirrels, deer and wild boar – all regular visitors to the 12-acre grounds.

Visit the nearby restored and fully furnished Château le Rocher Portail – guests are given free entry; it has a tea room and brocante and plans are afoot to develop the gardens too. It’s easy to get onto the A84 and Madly is happy to advise on outings. Find bikes, boots and brollies; walk or cycle into the village for your morning bread and croissants; arrange wine tastings and art weekends. Fascinating Fougères is a ten-minute drive and Mont St Michel half an hour.

Manoir du Vaugarny - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Madly - such a wonderfully enthusiastic and helpful host
  • The characterful and very comfortable living spaces
  • Discovering this historic area of Brittany
Manoir du Vaugarny - Gallery

You should know

  • La Boulangerie has big low beams and bedrooms that are skylit
  • There's a shared laundry room in an outbuilding

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. Short breaks available.
Closed
Christmas, New Year, 20 October - 19 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 6km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €85
Weekly price
from €340
Damage deposit
£250 - in cash on arrival
1 Cottage for 4
From €902 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From €851 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We had a wonderfully relaxing week in La Boulangerie which is comfortable, stylish and full of character and set in a flower filled garden. We walked on a local trail, visited chateaux and gardens and spent a memorable day in Fougeres. This area is full of interest but, as we had some hot weather, just reading, relaxing and eating in the garden was a great pleasure. Madly’s friendly helpfulness, her advice and suggestions undoubtedly made our holiday more enjoyable.

Sue and mike, Manchester

Madly is so friendly, warm and enthusiastic, she's put so much of her natural talent for decoration into making the gites comfortable, chic and charmingly rustic. There are many Chateaux and Gardens to discover in the area.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

A perfect spot to explore Brittany from. The Logis was very well equipped for two people, tastefully decorated, with a comfortable bed as well! Madly is very charming, always at hand to answer any questions, but unobstrusive in her attention. The added touches of flowers to welcome us and a basket of goodies was the icing on the cake.

Hugh and rosie, Warminster, wiltshire

Daphne and I had a wonderful 8 nights in La Boulangerie; Madly was so courteous and hospitable & the thoughtful extras make for such a nice initial welcome. The 3 gites differ in size and number of bedrooms etc but have all been designed with such thoughtful care, taste & an eye for colour; they are generally well equipped and the beds really comfortable. Location is excellent - peaceful in spite of being close to A84, and we loved wandering in the grounds and seeing red squirrels hoarding nuts and hares and deer in fields alongside. would like a proper oven.....but will be returning.

Jennifer, Sherborne

As two couples, we rented both gites and found them both comfortable and very tastefully decorated and equipped. Lovely quiet location, yet close to shops and amenities. Excellent base for visiting Fougeres, Vitre, Dinan & the coast. Madly & Manuel extremely helpful and charming. A visit to nearby Le Rocher Portail an absolute must, a stunning fully-furnished chateau with lovely gardens and grounds.

Roger, Honiton

Stayed in Logis for three weeks for the third running year and as ever enjoyed its comfort, its quiet, the cows at the bottom of the garden, the church bells in the evening, and above all Madly's helpfulness and generosity. Plenty of lovely places to visit, excellent roads with light traffic, boulangerie a walk away, ready access to a developing cycle network, so you can cycle to the cinema at the centre of Fougeres off-road. Simple and quick access from Caen, Cherbourg or St Malo. We came home very reluctantly.

Keith, Malvern

Really beautiful gite and garden meant we had a very relaxed stay during a hot week. Madly was extremely hospitable and gave us free tickets to their new chateau. Plenty of places to visit including medieval towns and the coast. Thoroughly recommended for getting away from things and just relaxing.

Ian, Stow-on-the-wold

We had a great week in the beautifully presented 'Le Logis'. We particularly enjoyed our meals on the veranda with butterflies and bees busying themselves around the colourful flower beds set against the house. Madly and her husband Manuel made us feel very welcome with suggestions of places to visit in the local area. Our favourite town was Rennes with fantastic ancient buildings, numerous shops, and plenty of eateries to choose from.

Nancy, Lindfield

We stayed in Les Logis for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great location (close to Mont St Michel, Fougeres, Vitre, Dinan etc) in a quiet country location. The accommodation is very well presented, with Madly's good taste evident in the colour scheme and furnishings.

Geoffrey, Brisbane

Madly is a perfect host, as was our stay at Le Logis! It is so comfortable, wonderfully decorated and the attention to detail is exceptional . All basic provisions are provided and a lovely little hamper to enjoy on arrival. Not to mention the bikes we used every morning to cycle to the local boulangerie for delicious bread, croissants and cakes. The garden is a great place to sit, relax, eat or drink. We went to the welcome evening at the local tourist office Madly told us about and ended up going to a local farmers market to buy the cider we tasted there.. despite our non existent French!

Davina, Bourne

We would highly recommend this house. It is charming with a wonderful garden. It is well equipped & has a beautiful interior. Madly made us very welcome & gave us lots of information about the locale area, including maps & the use of bicycles.

Graham, St. albans

A wonderful gite that is situated quietly and peacefully with only the sound of the birds and sometimes a few cows. Madly made us feel very welcome and has done everything to make the gite comfortable and tastefully decorated. A lot of information about the area and walks is provided. A perfect stay to come home after a walk, visiting a market or picturesque village. The gite is centrally located to visit the coast as well as the inland of Brittany. All in all a beautiful and peaceful escape to the country. So if you are looking for a gite in a lovely surrounding, this is the place to go to.

Sonja, Voerendaal

My husband and I have just returned from a lovely week at Le Logis. It is a very comfortable and tastefully decorated place to stay and we had a lovely week. The garden is a lovely place to sit and relax and is beautifully kept. Madly, the owner, is so helpful and friendly and little extra touches like a welcome hamper and flowers picked from the garden around the house make a real difference. I would have no hesitation in recommending Le Logis to others.

Selina, London

La Boulangerie is stylishly decorated, comfortable and immaculate. The property is in a very peaceful location and has many places of interest within easy driving distance eg. Fougeres, Vitres, Dinan and Cancale. Our 15 year old daughter enjoyed the table tennis and bikes which were provided, walks on the Breton coast, shopping in Rennes or just lazing in the hammock in the sun! The owner, Madly, was charming and very helpful from the minute we booked and her invitation for aperitif with her and her husband was a really lovely and unique addition to our holiday. Would definitely recommend.

Judith, Carlisle

Myself & my partner stayed in Le Logis for one week in July. We were welcomed by Madly, the owner, upon arrival who was extremely warm & friendly, offering her assistance with anything & provided lots of information regarding days out sightseeing, walking etc. Also awaiting us was a lovely hamper with wine & goodies. The cottage was a stunning semi detached property with all you needed, situated in a very peaceful rural location with a garden overlooking fields. Nothing like sitting in the garden of an evening with a glass of wine surrounded by lovely nature. A lovely relaxing break!!

Mark, Jersey

A well appointed, clean and comfortable cottage, the photos do not really do it justice especially the living area. A pretty garden to relax in. Situated in a very peaceful and rural location, lovely countryside . The nearby local bakery provides excellent bread and pastries and mini super market is well stocked. A very warm and friendly welcome from Madly who goes the extra mile to ensure your perfect stay. Plenty of places to visit within an hours drive. Good area for cycling and very handy to have bikes on hand.

Isabelle

We spent a lovely week at this recently renovated cottage. Madly, the owner, met us and showed us around the cottage which was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and well equipped. A welcome hamper awaited us, together with fresh flowers on the table and in the bedroom. There is a lovely private flower filled garden to sit and enjoy the views and peace and quiet. Madly gave us a tour of her garden at the Manor and recommendations on places to visit and restaurants in the area. We had a very relaxing week and would highly recommend this special place.

Elizabeth, Jersey

We came in search of a relaxing holiday in the countryside and couldn't have done better. The gite and the welcome received from Madly was 5-star and very much hope to return one day, as still a lot to do and see in the area.

Jonathan, Jersey, channel islands

We have just returned from another three weeks in Logis, and once more had a wonderful time, despite the poor weather. Madly was once again extremely helpful, both in providing treats and information, and her dedication to the decoration and arrangement of her gite is of the highest order. One highlight that Madly organised for us was a three-hour tour of the local area in a 2CV with a guide who knew it like the back of her hand, and so we saw very much more than we would have found for ourselves. We were very sad to leave, and would not hesitate to return for three weeks in 2017.

Keith, Malvern

Delightfully situated barn conversion, with an owner who has an incredible eye for detail. This interior exudes style! Walk across fields to the bakery in the morning, or cycle into the next village for a pizza and a vin rouge of an eve.. Or just fire up the bbq and dine with the birds and the bees that are so blessed to live in the gardens of Le Manoir. Day trips to Dinan, St Malo or Le Mont Saint Michele are never far away. Madly, the owner, is a font of knowledge on the area, and was charmingly helpful from the moment we arrived. We had to tear ourselves away.

Mark, Buckingham

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Location

The neighbourhood

The nearby village Saint-Étienne-en-Coglès (5-10-minute walk) has a bakery, chemist, mini-market, hairdresser, post office and bar. It's not far from the A84 so it's easy to get going on a day out. The historic town of Fougères is a 15-minute drive - easy cycle ride too; visit the unique 13-turreted château, and the lively market on Saturday. Catch the Friday morning market in St Brice en Cogles too (5km). Le Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne (10 minutes) has 25 hectares of themed gardens. Several restaurants are within a 15-minute drive. The beautiful Emerald coast is about 45 minutes by car; visit Dinard for its popular sandy bays with striped beach tents.

Local points of interest from Madly Roussel

  • The village with its bakery and minimarket is only 10 minutes walk. Boots and picnic baskets are available for walks through the woods. Bikes are also available for exploring the woodland and pathways that will lead to the local market.
  • Visit the french DOWNTON ABBEY, Château du Rocher Portail free tickets for our guests, 5 minutes away from us. MONT SAINT MICHEL is only 20 minutes away. And also the most beautiful park of Brittany is 10 minutes away.
  • There are many restaurants and creperies nearby. There's a gourmet restaurant at Chateau du Bois Guy and woods where you can walk through 20 hectares or enjoy the golf course.
  • 10km from the medieval city of Fougeres. A city that holds many treasures and the fortified castle where there are troubadours and musicians at summer events. Tour de France departure from Fougeres on 13th July.
  • Dinan, Dinard and St-Malo are only 45 minutes away. Two towns known for their history and sandy beaches.
  • Walking Castles is one of 17 marked trails located near our town. 8km of stunning views of the castles and mansions.

Introducing

Madly Roussel

Madly studied in the UK, speaks great English and loves everything British. The family are members of the National Trust and take frequent breaks in the UK visiting historical sites. Madly and Manuel are a dynamic duo and passionate about the preservation of their local heritage.