About the home
Riverside Cottage is a perfect retreat for anglers and non anglers alike. A favourite over recent years with people who love the picturesque location and excellent fishing that the river at the back of the house provides. Many personal best catches have been made right here, including 18 lb carp and 8 lb bream. It's also a perfect base to explore the surrounding areas and to relax in when you return, an excellent location for a family holiday. There are also some excellent golf courses in a 30 mile radius.
While conveniently situated just off the quiet main road for easy access to countryside and coast, there is direct access to the river at the rear with mile after mile of cycle path, fishing, swimming and boating. The stunning beaches of the Breton coasts to west and south are within easy reach, and as the ferry port of Roscoff is only an hour away you don't need to spend a fortune getting there.
Attached to the far end of the farmhouse at Stang Korvenn, it has its own separate parking, and garden areas to sit out in and for children to play. It is a traditional stone built cottage, with a log burning stove for cooler evenings and 2 very comfortable bedrooms, a modern shower room, modernised kitchen with washing machine and a comfortable lounge with all facilities. Outside there is a barebecue and plenty of space to stretch out and for children to play, and there is access to the games barn with table tennis, darts and table football. You can bring your dog too.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Saint Nic, 35km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 10m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
* 1 large double bedroom with unique "spiral" designed double bed, hanging space, chests of drawers.
* 1 large double room with 2 Breton style single beds that can be placed together if required. Hanging space and chests of drawers.
* Modern tiled shower room and WC
* Large lounge with wood burning stove, Sattelite HD TV with all English digital channels and DVD, books, games. Sofa bed for extra sleeping space for an adult or older child. i-Pod / MP3 docking station.
* Modern well equipped kitchen / dining room with seating for 4
Further details outdoors:
* Own separate garden area with garden furniture and barbecue
* Covered bike or equipment store
* Children's swings
* Access to the river is now via a newly installed self closing gate in fence next to rear garden area.
The following are shared with the farmhouse:
• Access to games barn with table tennis, table football, space for bikes and fishing equipment storage and bait fridge.
* By arrangement, second lockable barn available for motorbike storage overnight.
• Large front field with space for ball games, badminton etc.
* Please note that fishing is not actually private, but access is directly via our private gardens, and very quiet.
10% discount for second week. Please note that if very young children are in the party, then the log burner should not be used.
Price includes all bed linen, welcome basket, hand and bath towels, cleaning, gas and electricity.
Guests travelling by Brittany Ferries can use our membership to gain 10% discount on fares.
A returnable 25% security and breakages deposit is required (the odd broken glass will not be charged for).
There will be a welcome pack available when you arrive, with wine, cheese, tea and coffee etc. An Engish speaking guardian is nearby to sort out any emergencies, and a full instruction / guide book is provided for you.
25% booking deposit will be required to secure a booking, with the balance paid 6 weeks before the holiday. Long term lets are only possible during the low season, and negotiated separately with the owner (please enquire).
Shorter lets - please see tarriff information. 2 days minimum, low or mid season only.
Pets may be accommodated but there is an extra charge for this - please see price section
Smoking not permitted in the house, but is ok outside using the ashtrays provided.
The Brittany / Finistere region
Stang Korvenn is in the midst of the beautiful countryside and unspoilt coasts of Finistère, with activities to suit every taste (unless you're looking for noise and crowds!) Often described as similar to Devon or Cornwall (though much less crowded), you may just fall in love as we have with the rugged landscape and golden beaches of this inspiring part of the world. The climate is also similar to the South West of England, but usually has a warmer summer. Winters are generally mild too.
With such variety there really is something for everyone - whether you like to visit a chic resort like Benodet on the South Coast, or any of the hundreds of secluded beaches on the Crozon peninsula. Even in the height of summer you can often find yourselves alone on a beach here. And no car parking charges!
Lovers of good food and wine will be spoiled for choice - the seafood is unrivalled, and as fresh as you can get. Local specialities include the famous buckwheat crepes (either savoury or sweet), and the Breton cider is delicious.
The Chateauneuf Du Faou / St Thois area
The village of Saint Thois is less than 1 km away, and has a church, a quiet bar, a café, a post office and a grocery store selling bread, croissants, cheese and wine etc. The pretty market town of Chateauneuf du Faou is a 5 minute drive away, or you can cycle there along the tow path on the other side of the canal. There you will find restaurants, creperies, bars and cafes plus larger shops, a supermarket and banks etc. Nearby there are many other friendly towns and villages to explore, each with its own unique character. During summer months there are many music festivals, from traditional folk and jazz to the 3 day music festival at Carhaix in July. This is France's Glastonbury (Bruce Springsteen. Lou Reed, Chemical Bros and the Killers have played here) though at 40€ for the weekend less than 25% of the cost! Only 30 minutes away.
The medieval city of Quimper is a little over 20 minutes away with its spectacular cathedral, fascinating winding streets, half timbered buildings and chic shops, bars and restaurants. A little further inland lies the quaint lakeside town of Huelgoat with mystery walks into the forest with enormous boulders like gigantic Henry Moore sculptures.
Wild life is abundant, with kingfisher, heron and many other beautiful birds to watch, as well as the occasional otter and even coypu in the river right outside the house. Children and families are well catered for, as well as the child free.
Both coarse and sea fishing are extremely good here. Day (10€ approx) or week (30€ approx from 1st June to December) tourist licenses can be obtained for your stay, and many personal best catches have been made in the river right outside our garden! We have a (written) fishing guide available on request to provide all the information you need, and some spare fishing equipment (chairs, nets) we can loan you.
How to get there
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* Quimper airport (25 mins away) BA from London City
* Brest Airport - less than 1 hour away (Flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Dundee, Dublin, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton) with Flybe. Some routes summer only.
* Brest Airport from Luton with RyanAir.
* Dinard Airport (2+ hours away) from London Stansted , and Leeds Bradford and East Midlands. All these with Ryanair.
* Nantes airport (2.5 hours away) - Easyjet from London Gatwick.
* Brittany Ferries from Plymouth to Roscoff (just over 1 hour away) or
* Portsmouth to St Malo (2+ hours away)
**SAVE10% on ferry crossings by using our Brittany Ferries membership as our guests.**
* By train to Quimper (25 minutes away) - TGV from Paris 4 hours
* Calais (for Channel Tunnel crossings) is 8+ hours away - but a nice drive.
*Cycle route via dedicated cycle path from Roscoff via the V7 Greenway - see Freewheeling France for details. approx 100 km or 65 miles. A one day cycle for some people! Or take it steady and travel down over a couple of days staying in one of the many B & Bs on the way.
Your own transport will be essential at Stang Korvenn - bicycles are doable, or car or motorbike. Lockable storage for bikes and motorbikes.
Activities near Chateauneuf Du Faou
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
28 Mar 2013
The cottage is very cute. It is located right off a main road which concerned me at first but it ended up not being a problem. Things were very quiet. The owners were very responsive when we had some... more
Thanks very much for your review Pam, and sorry about the mistake with the hot water, which I'm glad got sorted. I'm glad you had a nice stay.
Bryan and Jilly
25 Nov 2012
Came to stay for our anniversary/50th birthday , Had a wonderful relaxing time, We stayed inthe gite which was very comfortable,and had everything you could wish for in it. .Fishing was great for... more
18 Sep 2012
We booked this gite for 2 weeks in August. Booking with Bryan was really easy and hassle free. We arrived a day later due to the ferry availability and this was no problem. The gite was very... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||1 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||£ 310||£ 55||£ 65||2 Nights|
|Mid season||31 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||£ 385||£ 65||£ 80||2 Nights|
|High Season||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 385||£ 65||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Low season||3 Nov 13||2 Mar 14||£ 310||£ 55||£ 65||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
25% booking deposit will be required on booking. Balance paid before holiday plus a returnable security / breakages deposit will be required. Please note however that the occasional broken glass etc will not be charged for. Deposit will be returned within 14 days of end of holiday. Payment by bank transfer, cheque,credit card via Paypal, or Paypal direct.
Rental rates includes all bedlinen, hand and bath towels plus gas and electricity. 10% discount for second and subsequent weeks. Guests can use our Brittany Ferries membership to get up to 10% off fares. Please note that if stay is for 2 nights only a cleaning surcharge of £30 will be payable.
Dogs may be possible but for an extra charge of £20 per week. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture, or upstairs, must sleep in a dog bed (provided by dog owner) and should not be left alone in the house at all. They must also be on a lead in the garden, and dog owners must clear up any canine deposits!Book
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