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Kerneatret le Petit - 2 bedrooms with private pool

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Private terrace with barbecue leading to private garden

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Kerneatret le Petit is a 2 bedroom cottage situated on the banks of the river Aulne which forms part of the Nantes-Brest canal. It is perfect for walking, cycling, fishing, bird-watching or exploring the beautiful Breton countryside and beaches.

Stroll down the river and you may spot deer, otters, kingfisher and woodpeckers. The cottage has many original features, including oak beams and wood burning stove. Ideal for all year round holidays.

"The house suited us and our young children very well. The kids loved the splash pool and being able to wander up the lane blackberrying. It feels very secluded, yet is just next to a beautiful canal where we spotted kingfishers, herons, lots of frogs and crickets." - August 2014.

Located in a tranquil setting with easy access to the delightful market town of Chateauneuf-du-Faou with its many shops, bars and restaurants.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pentrez Plage 40 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brest 50 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Brittany region

Châteauneuf-du-Faou is in Finistère, Brittany in the North West corner of France. The Nantes-Brest canal and the Hyeres and Aulne rivers provide a huge amount of entertainment for visitors. There is an indoor swimming pool at the Penn ar Pont leisure centre where you can also hire a range of bikes and boats, i.e. kayaks, canoes, pedaloes or go on the passenger boat up the river.

Music Festivals - there are frequent music festivals throughout the summer to enjoy, as well as a sensational Jazz Festival which occurs on the banks of the River Aulne, a truly magical setting. The Les Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix in July is a must for contemporary music lovers too. The Bout du Monde festival in Crozon in early August also attracts top names.

Golf - there are a number of excellent golf courses in Finistere, the nearest ones situated at Carhaix 15 miles, Brest 40 miles and Golf de Cornouaille at Foret Fouesnant, near Quimper.

Chateauneuf Du Faou

Finistere is loved for its mild climate, unspoilt beaches, its traditional Breton culture and breath taking scenery, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers alike.

Day Trips - Château de Trévarez which overlooks Châteauneuf-du-Faou. Oceanopolis in Brest, rated one of the best aquaria in the world, is a great family day out 50 minutes away. Nature lovers staying in Châteauneuf-du-Faou are spoilt for choice for day trips. The magnificently natural Ile d'Ouessant, forms part of the Armorique Nature Reserve which encompasses many of the smaller islands off the Finistere coast.

The interior of Finistere also claims some beautiful locations. There are many circular walks in the area around Châteauneuf-du-Faou, during which you will almost certainly stumble across one of the amazing pre-historic sites which adorn the region. The medieval town of Quimper has ancient buildings, including its imposing cathedral, modern shops and a variety of art galleries and museums.

Beaches - if you head west to the beaches of the Baie de Douarnenez, from Crozon round to Douarnenez, or south to Benodet, Beg Meil, Concarneau or Pont l'Abbe, there is plenty on offer to keep you entertained. The nearest is Pentrez Plage with a 2.5 kilometre flat sandy beach plus shops and cafes. The Sunday Times ranked Pentrez Plage in their top 20 beach holidays in Europe: “If it's rock pools, foaming surf and acres of white sand you ache for, then point yourself towards Brittany. One of the prize spots is Pentrez Plage, on the huge, sweeping Baie de Douarnenez — the kind of beach where you can kick footballs, hunt for crabs and fly kites. Backed by high cliffs pockmarked with caves, Pentrez has safe shallows for tots, as well as high-adrenaline sports such as sand-yachting and speed-sailing.” We recommend eating at the creperie at St Come, just 800 metres from the beach, where there are over 580 (!) varieties of galette to choose from.

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29 Aug 2014

5/5

"Beautifully peaceful"

The house suited us and our young children very well. The kids loved the splash pool and being able to wander up the lane blackberrying. It feels very secluded, yet is just next to a beautiful canal w… More

2 Aug 2014

5/5

"Four days is not long enough in this gite"

Although we had a bit of difficulty with finding the location, we got there after Derek gave us ample assistant over the phone. One of those you had to be there moments! The cottage and everything abo… More

4 Jul 2014

5/5

"The holiday cottage without compromise"

We have many cottages, in France, and there is always room for improvement, however Le Petite was near to perfection.A truly beautiful location, wonderful surroundings, with peace and relaxation by th… More

25 Jun 2014

5/5

"If you love walking, cycling or simply being outside in beautiful countryside, you couldn't ask for a better location!"

Fabulous weather during our stay at the end of May meant we could enjoy everything this lovely gite has to offer right on its doorstep. With no near neighbours (there was no one in Le Grand, attached to Le Petit, during our stay) sitting amidst the fields bordering the River Aulne, the position was one of the most tranquil settings you could ask for. Just a few steps takes you to the banks of the River Aulne, a wide and slow flowing river with a fabulous cycle path running along side giving the most amazing views. A cycle ride of about 10 minutes takes you to the port of Chateau Neuf de Faou and a pizzeria, so very easy for an evening out.

The gite was exceptionally clean and tastefully furnished/decorated, everything worked and the beds were comfy! The owner was very communicative via email and I felt confident in my booking at every stage.

The welcome pack was generous and included essentials such as milk, bread, butter, jam and juice and a very welcome bottle of red wine - much appreciated at the end of a long journey!

If you're looking for somewhere to truly feel away from the madness of everyday life, I don't think you could go far wrong staying here!

The stairs are open tread bare wood and are quite steep. As such, I don't think I'd recommend this gite to someone with with mobility issues.

15 Oct 2013

5/5

"lovely peaceful retreat"

le petit has every facility you could need on holiday. Love the way the owners put in the kitchen the little things that you need and the welcome pack is pretty good too!!The location is wonderfully t… More

22 Sep 2013

5/5

"Home from home in a beautiful and tranquil part of Brittany."

Just spent a splendid week in 'Le Petit' made all the more special by the warmth and generosity of Derek and Margaret, the owners, for whom nothing was too much trouble. The gite was spotles… More

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