House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Overlooking the beach the house is of an attractive neo- Breton style which has been extensively renovated and beautifully refurbished by an architect designer. Both bathrooms and kitchen are new and the house is beautifully equipped, It is perfectly situated for family holidays, being at the end of a private road, with views of the beach which is a 7 minute walk away. The town of Douarnenez is a few minutes drive away, with a good variety of restaurants and shops, and a large intermarche is a few minutes drive away.
The house is perfect for 2 families or groups holidaying together and with two sitting rooms enabling children and adults to have their own space . There are 2 terraces and sea facing balcony for al fresco dining, fully equipped with dining and relaxing furniture. The furniture is of light oak, shaker style and of good quality, ensuring comfort in a charming environment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kerlaz 500 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Quimper or Brest 25 km, Nearest railway: Main rly Quimper 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, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The house has been completely renovated by an architect and designer, with new kitchen and bathrooms and offers spacious accommodation for 2 families on holiday. Consideration has been given to retain the charm of the house and yet offer all modern day comforts.There are 2 terraces and 2 balconies for outdoor dining, and should the weather be unkind there is an open fire. The rooms are light and airy and many have a view of the sea.
All the furnishings are of good quality. We have chosen light oak comfortable beds and shaker style furniture. Great care has gone into the renovation of this house and we are confident that you will appreciate the attention to detail.
It comprises of:
Ground level , large 'sitting room with 36 inch plasma screen TV ,DVD player, music centre, snooker table and sofas. French doors lead onto a lovely west facing terrace. This is a perfect kids retreat, where they can have their own space and not annoy Mum and Dad !!
Twin bedroom - children's room. No sea view.
Upper level- front door entrance into newly fitted kitchen with Shaker style oak cupboards and granite worktops. The kitchen leads onto the terrrace at the back of the property which is equipped with table and chairs.
Large sitting room with log fire and 2 french doors leading onto the balconies which overlook the bay. Comfy sofas and dining table and chairs for 10.The floors are of travertine marble as is the art deco style staircase.
Also on this level -Spacious double bedroom with twin light oak bed and windows looking to the bay.
Family bathroom with free standing Victorian style bath and tiled shower,
Separate WC ground floor.
Follow a pretty art deco marble staircase to the first floor -
Spacious bathroom with fabulous walk in shower , all recently fitted. Twin washbasins.
Master bedroom with views over the bay has a king size bed, fitted wardrobes and oak floor.
The furnishings are light oak , clean modern lines with the use of soft blues and greens to compliment the beach location.
The second bedroom also has a king- size bed , following similar style to the rest of the bedrooms with light oak and oak floor .
Third bedroom has twin beds, light oak furniture , with a sea-side feel. This is a spacious room again with sea views.
|Further details outdoors||
There are 2 terraces, both with garden furniture and beautiful plants. The house is situated at the end of a quiet lane,with an acre of garden , this is mostly treed as the house is built into the rock . There is a car port and large garage for bike and surf board storage. There is ample parking for 2/3 cars .
There is no lawn as such and no play area for young children. The house is surrounded by fields and woods.
20% non refundable deposit required please to reserve a booking.
Balance due 8 weeks prior to the holiday.
Payment in sterling or euros by cheque or bank transfer, or Pay pal with surcharge.
We accept credit card payment with Pay pal.
We include a light clean but extra cleaning is deducted
We ask you to leave the house tidy and remove all rubbish.
English speaking housekeeper lives locally.
The Brittany region
Douarnenez is a haven for sailors and fishermen and enjoys a mild climate.This area of Brittany is known as Cornouaille, whose capital is Quimper, a bustling thriving town. The coastline can be quite dramatic,La Torche being the rendevous for surfers whereas Cap Sizun provides a wild and magnificent setting for rare birds.
Pointe de Raz is a rocky promontary at the tip of Cornouille, now heavily protected as part of France's national heritage. From Douarnenez you are perfectly positioned to visit the lovely coastal towns of Benodet, and Pont L'abbe, as well as exploring the inland city of Quimper and charming villages such as Locronan only a few minutes drive away. Brittany has strong identity in terms of culture, peoples ' landscape and history. It has dramatic coast, white surf beaches and sheltered white sandy beaches. There is sparse heathland and dense forest, medieval ports and abundant seafood. It is the ideal place for a family holiday.
The house overlooks the Bay of Douarnenez, Plage de Trezmalaouen a 3 km stretch of sand , being a 8 minute walk away. This is a popular beach for beginner surfers, before attempting the big waves at La Torche or Bai des Trepasse 30 minutes away ! The house is privateand peaceful situated at the end of a lane so there is no through traffic, yet the town of Douarnenez is only 4km away. Douarnenez can be divided into 3 parts- the Old Port , the main town and Port Rhu , where there is a maritime Museum.
This is a popular area for sailing and Douarnenez has a strong history of fishing, being particularly famous for sardines ! Across the river is Treboul, once part of Douarnenez, where there are sandy beaches , a Spa , Thalassothermie, daily fish markets and twice weekly markets brimming with local produce- vegetables and fruit, seafood, oysters and the wonderful spider crabs ! At Treboul there are tennis courts and an indoor court close to the pretty beach Les Sables Blancs. Treboul has a sailing club and scuba diving school , and various cafes and restaurants bordering the marina. There is an abundance of good restaurants both in the town and in the neighbouring small towns and villages. The well known 'petit cite de characteur' , Locronan is a short drive away, its cobbled streets lined with prettty shops and restaurants.
Twenty minutes drive will take you to the capital of Finistere, Quimper, a pretty large town with a busy daily market and many interesting shops and restaurants as well as old churches and characterful streets.
This area has a huge amount to offer for day trips- Pointe de Raz with its dramatic coastline, Benodet, famous for its marina and sailing, Pont L'abbe and much more. The area is quite unspoilt with a marked lack of large hotels and commercial buildings and here one can really experience true Breton life .