Petites Maisons dans la Prairie
Child friendly cottage, Brittany
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About Petites Maisons dans la Prairie
Stunning, beautiful, luxurious, tasteful - and child-friendly. Eight self-catering cottages, sleeping from two to six, with a B & B delivery each morning, if required. Minimum stay one week during the summer holidays, two nights throughout the rest of the year. The gorgeous images speak for themselves - rest assured you will receive the friendliest of welcomes from Liz and her family, you will be relax in a truly timeless environment and you get to enjoy one of the loveliest French retreats ever. My review coming soon - meanwhile consider booking… availability will be sparse, Jo
The Away with the Kids review
These spectacularly stylish houses in Côtes d’Armor, Brittany are perfect for a short B&B break or a long self-catering summer stay.
Liz and her husband Corentin have lovingly styled and furnished the 8 properties, managing to retain their cosy original feel with contemporary touches that give each house it’s own warmth and personality. Each residence is named after the original occupant from Corentin’s family who lived on this wonderful farm which overlooks prairies, corn fields and an orchard.
Children are very welcome and the houses have a host of baby equipment and toys, as well as a small play area to make their stay as enjoyable as yours. All of the properties are well equipped for both summer and winter visits (5 have wood burning stoves for extra snug stays), with everything you could need provided for you from towels and bedding to optional breakfasts, picnics and champagne.
Each house is well equipped for your stay, with beds made up for your arrival, tea towels and eco cleaning products in the kitchens and a welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar and cake waiting for you. Breakfast baskets can be ordered during your stay for an additional cost and will be delivered to your cottage early in the morning.
In the kitchens you will find an oven, gas hob, fridge freezer, and filter and nespresso coffee machines. All houses bar Rose and Florence also have a dishwasher.
In the living areas you’ll find a flat screen TV, books and games. Bath towels and a hairdryer are also provided in each house. For stays of two weeks or more you will receive a weekly change of bedlinen and towels.
Baby equipment including high chair, travel cot, baby bath and changing mat are provided in each property except Florence.
The cabine is available to all guests and has washing machines, a clothes dryer, iron and board, vacuum cleaner and eco friendly cleaning products. Extra beds can be added to most properties for an additional charge. Wood is provided in cottages that have wood burning stoves, and stoves are made up on arrival for stays from October to March.
Complimentary wifi is available throughout the accommodation.
La Maison de Anne (sleeps 2-4)
A quirky and stylish cottage with 1 double and 1 twin room. Open plan kitchen, beautiful living area with wood burner, stunning bathroom with free standing bath and a private garden with terrace, furniture and BBQ.
La grange d'Isidore (sleeps 2 - 5)
The original barn combines aged charm with stunning glass roof windows and large bay windows letting in lashings of natural light. Downstairs is the open plan kitchen, dining and living area with woodburner, 1 double bedroom and shower room with wc. Upstairs is a triple suspended glass room which the kids will love, and an additional shower room with wc. Outside there is a private garden with terrace, furniture and BBQ.
La maison de Joséphine (sleeps 2-4)
A cosy stone cottage with vintage and retro styling perfect for a family with young children. Downstairs is the kitchen, dining and living area, 1 double bedroom and shower room with wc. Upstairs is a beautiful mezzanine twin room with stair gates provided. Outside there is a private garden with terrace, furniture and BBQ.
La maison de Louise (sleeps 2-5)
A charming single story cottage with calming pastel interior design throughout. The cottage comprises a kitchen, dining and living area with woodburner, bathroom with shower over bath and separate wc, 1 double bedroom and 1 double + single room. Outside there is a private garden with terrace, furniture and BBQ.
La maison de Marie (sleeps 2-6)
An elegant and spacious cottage perfect for larger families or groups. Downstairs is the kitchen, dining and living area, large shower room and separate wc and 1 double bedroom. Upstairs there is 1 double bedroom and 1 twin room.Outside there is a private garden with terrace, furniture and BBQ.
La maison à Rose (sleeps 2-3)
Cosy and romantic cottage suitable for a couple, or small family with 1 child. Beautiful terracotta flooring and splashes of colour in the Orla Kiely wallpaper are matched only by the stunning setting amongst the gardens. Downstairs there is a well-equipped kitchen, living and dining area with 1 single bed, plus shower and wc. On the mezzanine there is a double room and outside there is a private garden with terrace, furniture and BBQ.
La maison de Florence (sleeps 2)
Romantic single story cottage perfect for a couple with open plan living area and one double bedroom. Enjoy evening drinks in the sun on the west facing terrace complete with garden furniture and BBQ. On chillier nights cosy up in the fireside armchairs.
La maison de Jeanne (sleeps 2-4)
Styled as an old school house complete with black boards, vintage posters and dormitory style beds for the children, this cottage is perfect for a couple or family of 4. Downstairs is the well-equipped kitchen, living and dining area with wood burner, 1 twin room and shower room with wc. Up the metal spiral staircase you’ll find a beautiful double room in the eaves. Outside there is a private garden with terrace, furniture and BBQ.
The kids will love the quirky features in all the properties (who else will be going back to school with tales of sleeping in a suspended glasshouse?!) and the private gardens to run around in. Games are provided in each house and more toys and games can be provided on request. On site there is a play area with slide and fort and a few minutes away at the family farm shop and restaurant they’ll love the pony rides, boats and animals. During summer months kids cookery classes can also be booked.
The smallest guests are catered for in each property (bar Florence) with a travel cot, high chair, baby bath and changing mat. Stair gates are also provided where necessary. Babysitting can be arranged on request.
In the surrounding areas you’ll find beaches very well equipped for families; some with seawater pools, activities and lifeguards. Wildlife parks, an aquarium, swimming pools, water and theme parks, gardens and castles will keep even the liveliest of your clan busy.
Liz and Coterin have developed Petites Maisons to provide a relaxing home from home for families (if only our homes were so stylish!). In the well equipped and beautiful properties and gardens you’ll have space to unwind, and should you choose to order breakfast or even ask Liz to arrange babysitting you’ll also have some time. Charming villages, unspolit coastline, rugged walks and car-free islands are all yours to explore in this stunning part of Brittany.
Places to Visit
The beautiful (and very family friendly) beaches of Brittany, waterparks, wildlife centres, riding and climbing centres, an aquarium and Le Mont St-Michel are all within easy reach for memorable days out. Even closer to home is the farm shop and restaurant run by Corentin’s sisters where the kids can enjoy pony rides, slides, swings, pedal boats and games. Being a farm there’s also cows, pigs, horses and ducks that the kids will love.
Dinards 1hr, Brest 1hr 10mins, Rennes 1hr 30 mins
Nearest ferry ports
Roscoff 1hr 10 mins, St Malo Less than 2 hrs
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