Gite du Vert Rivage (Previously Riverside Cottage) is a perfect retreat for anglers and anyone who loves a riverside setting. 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 barbecue 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saint Nic 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brest 65 km, Nearest railway: Quimper 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, 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 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|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. Hanging space and chests of drawers.
* Modern tiled shower room and WC
* Large lounge with wood burning stove, Satellite 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. French television via DTV aerial.
* Modern well equipped kitchen / dining room with seating for up to 5.
* Games barn available on site - see below.
|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 via a 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.
* Bicycles available to borrow (larger children and adult size only). Please provide your own helmets.
* 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. Permits required (extra cost).
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. The Engish speaking owners are next door to sort out any emergencies, advise on places to visit etc, and a full instruction / guide book is provided for you.
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 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 approx 100€ for the weekend about half 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.