The private terrace of 'Le Petit Lapin': perfect for a glass of wine after a day out at Mont Saint Michel!Another view of the private terrace
Brittany Cottage near Mt St Michel
Brittany Cottage near Mt St Michel
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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'Le Petit Lapin' is a private 'boutique' cottage next to my farmhouse in the small Breton village of Sains. Its exposed beams and stone walls reveal its rural character, but it has all the modern amenities as well as its own large terrace.

The space

On the Brittany-Normandy border, 'Le Petit Lapin' is a traditional Breton cottage located on top of a hill in the small village of Sains, nine kilometres from the famous medieval site of Mont Saint Michel. Usually renting by the week in high season (3 nights minimum) and by the night (2 nights minimum) the rest of the year, this small self-catering holiday cottage sleeping 2-4 people has a lovely view from the orchard over the Couesnon Valley to the south.
The lively market town of Pontorson, the gateway to Mont Saint Michel, is six kilometres to the east in Normandy, while Dol de Bretagne, with its ancient cathedral, is eight kilometres to the west in Brittany. Dol additionally boasts several fine restaurants and a public indoor swimming pool.
Sandy beaches are a thirty-minute drive from the house, as is dramatic cliff-walking near Cancale, a town famed for its oysters. Saint Malo, with its old walled town and a large aquarium, is also a thirty-minute drive, as is the beautiful medieval town of Dinan and the seaside town of Dinard. Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is a hour away and has a fabulous Saturday market, but there are plenty of colourful local markets throughout the week in Dol (Saturday), Saint James (Monday) and Pontorson (Wednesday) as well as a small market twice a week in the nearby village of Pleine Fougeres (on Tuesdays and Fridays). Pleine Fougeres also has a large supermarket.
Please note that the minimum stay is 2 nights most of the year and 3 nights in the summer, and while I prefer week-long bookings in July and August-- due to the region's popularity-- I am happy to make exceptions if there is availability. Monthly rentals are normally only available November through March.

Interaction with guests

I live next door to the cottage and am usually at home to help if you need advice or have any questions at all, but you'll be completely independent and private in your own 'home from home' and can come and go as you please!

Other things to note

New: A modern table and four comfortable chairs for the terrace and fashionable chaises longues for the orchard; freshly painted walls throughout the interior of the cottage; a proper low double bed on the mezzanine; a shiny stainless steel gas stove top; a fuel-efficient refrigerator... and a Nespresso machine for delicious coffee.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed


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Weekly Discount: 7%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

House Rules…

•Tenants may arrive at ‘Le Petit Lapin' any time after 4:00 pm (16:00); unless otherwise arranged, they should plan to depart by 10:00 am at the end of their visit.

•Please park your car parallel to the hedge in front of the terrace.

•Unless otherwise arranged, tenants are expected to leave the cottage in a state at least as clean and tidy as they find it on their arrival. Cleaning equipment is provided. If tenants choose not to do their own cleaning, there is a standard charge, payable on departure, of 50 €.

•It is the tenants' responsibility to replace any items broken by accident during their stay with an identical or a similar item.

•Bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels are provided free of charge. It is the tenants' responsibility to launder them if they wish during their stay.

•‘Le Petit Lapin' is a ‘No Smoking' property. Thank you for not smoking!

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

172 Reviews

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Marc User Profile
September 2017
The weather conspired against us but we were warm and cozy at Le Petit Lapin! Caroline is an awesome host and made us feel right at home! Do take advantage of the lovely orchard when you stay here.
Caroline User ProfileCaroline is a superhost.
Response from Caroline:
You are all three heroes! The weather was stormy as well as sunny, and you were really good sports-- I hope the changes in light made for interesting photographs. All good wishes, Caroline
September 2017

Allison User Profile
September 2017
Idyllic spot that is close driving to many charming villages and historic sites. Perfect for a vacance of quiet and day trips around beautiful Brittany. Caroline is perfect host and was very helpful with suggestions and favorite spots.

Suzanne User Profile
August 2017
Such a wonderful place! Very nice ans cosy house, beautiful orchard where we could pick fruits, which the kids loved. Beautiful view of the church tower. Very nice place to relax and see interesting sights. Car or bike are needed for sightseeing though. Caroline and Tom were very friendly and hospitable. We felt at home.

Arman User ProfileArman is a superhost.
August 2017
Caroline is such a lovely woman!, always eager to help with a smile! The place is beautiful.would surely repeat the experience.Highly recommended!!

Laurence User Profile
August 2017
Everything went perfectly well at Caroline & Tom's ... We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet lovely base to explore the Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel areas, with a special mention for oysters in Cancale !

Bill & Lisa User ProfileBill & Lisa is a superhost.
July 2017
My Mom and I had a wonderful stay! Caroline was lovely and the cottage was perfect for us. The grounds and the views are amazing. A perfect place to relax and explore.

Larry User Profile
June 2017
At the risk of never being able to book this wonderful place again we would highly recommend staying in this picturesque, comfortable guest house located in a beautiful and central area for all of Brittany with extremely gracious and knowledgeable hosts. We had a fantastic stay and couldn't have been more happy with the accommodations.

Sains, FranceJoined in May 2012
Caroline User ProfileCaroline is a superhost.

I'm a writer and a retired university professor of English now living in Brittany, a very beautiful part of France. My little cottage is beside my large granite farm house and I am happy to welcome visitors here from all over the world.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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