Free WIFI and UK satellite TV.
Raw fed dogs (like ours)? Don't worry! We have plenty of freezer space to stock your dog food safely. Whilst we are situated on a quiet country lane in a hamlet, the
whole site and individual gardens are securely fenced! We have many return bookings. Residential dog training holidays making happy dogs, happy doggy parents and a very proud dog parent counsellor.
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Elaine is a Professionally qualified Force-free dog trainer, an accredited Assistance Dog Trainer and holds certificates from the UK and France.
Also fully French Registered and insured. Certificat de Capacité No. 56-313 awarded by the Prefet du Morbihan Elaine has competed in agility at National level in France.
PLEASE NOTE THE PET PASSPORT RULES HAVE BEEN RELAXED. Since 1st January 2012 the blood test is no longer required and the waiting period is reduced to 21 days. (A wormer is still required between 1 - 5 days before returning to the UK)..... MAKING IT CHEAPER AND EASIER TO BRING YOUR BEST FRIENDS ON HOLIDAY TO FRANCE!
We now have added a Flyball fun-run and extra exercise area for our 4-legged guests!
Each gite sleeps 5
Elaine offers residential dog training courses - basic life skills, behaviour adjustment, nose work, man trailing, agility, clicker training (dance and obedience), at La Belle Vilaine. For more details and testimonials see Residential Dog Training Option
Each of our 2, self-catering, holiday cottages (gites) sleeps 5 people and has a private, fenced (1.5 m)garden. A large, fenced communal area offers a Flyball fun run. Bi-lingual English owners live on-site for help and advice - we pride ourselves on offering a helpful, yet unobtrusive service. Many of our clients return and recommend us to friends and family. Dogs are welcome to bring well-behaved owners to La Belle Vilaine - Gites South Brittany.
( Availability of our gites in Brittany) GPS CO-ORDINATES 47 degrees 34', 25" N , 2 degrees 12' 43", W
La Belle Vilaine is ideally situated in Brittany for those looking for the best of both worlds. Your holiday cottage (or gite ) is set in a peaceful, friendly hamlet with panoramic countryside views, amazing wildlife (swallowtail butterflies and black kites fly over the cottages' gardens during the spring and summer and the neighbouring woods are host to red squirrels and black woodpeckers) and within easy walking distance of the beautiful River Vilaine ( fishing permits available locally). We provide a map of walks along our quiet lanes, through woodland and farmland and down to the river.
Yet only a 5-minute drive will bring you to St. Dolay with bakers, butchers, chemist, post office, bars and restaurants. A 5-min drive in the other direction brings you to Nivillac with a post office, bars, tabac, boulangerie and a mini-supermarket (with butcher's counter). At just 10 minutes drive is the picturesque, medieval town of La Roche-Bernard , with its cobbled streets, riverside eateries, boat hire, river cruises, swimming pool, large Thursday market, supermarkets and all necessary facilities. Closer to home is the local bar at St. Cry (no food) - a 25 minute walk away from your gite, run by friendly, French owners and offering a free games corner (pool, bar-football, darts and video game) and, like La Belle Vilaine, children- and dog-friendly. For beach-lovers the long, sandy beach of La Mine D'Or, Pénestin is just 30 mins drive away – take a picnic and use the on-beach facilities, or eat out in the nearby restaurants. A choice of dog-friendly beaches just 20 minutes drive - details and directions provided.
A 40-minute drive takes you to the wonderful medieval city of Vannes and the Golfe de Morbihan with its islands and nature reserves.
Closer to home you will find La Grande Brière – just into the Loire Atlantique region - a miniature version of the Norfolk Broads. Take a guided tour in a punt, or on a horse-drawn cart, or hire a rowing boat (dogs permitted) and strike out on your own to discover the amazing wealth of wildlife on offer! Alternatively, follow the well-marked walks which take you through the heart of the marshlands. Pic-nic outdoors or indoors whilst watching the wildlife. Don't forget the binoculars!
For those sporting golfers , a stunningly-situated golf course set in the grounds of a lake-side château is only a short drive from La Belle Vilaine - Gites South Brittany.