La Petite Maison
Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
.La Petite Maison is a spacious & light cottage set in the tranquil hamlet of Cos-Castel in tne Parc D'Amorique
in Finistere. At 5 mins drive is the pleasant town of Huelgoat with it's lake & forest walks & famous granite boulders & rock formations. There you can find a full range of shops & many restaurants, creperies & bars to suit all tastes.
The gite has a large living/dining/kitchen room with triple French doors to the garden. The kitchen is well equipped including coffee maker.There is a table & 4 chairs, sideboard .Freesat English TV & DVD player , 2 seater sofa & club chair.The bedroom with KING SIZE double bed, bedside tables & lamps & has an en-suite shower room& wc
The location is very tranquil with only a small 'feeder' lane & no through traffic.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carantec 41 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brest 70 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix 23 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
King size double bed.
English tv via Freesat
Central heating (not high season)
|Further details outdoors|
Table & 4 chairs & sunshade. Barbecue. 2 Sunbeds with cushions.
Shared Garden with private patio.Owners live in attached house & will only use the garden when guests are absent.
Garden is shared with owners but guests will have Exclusive use when resident (except emergencies & necessary maintenance).
All towels, bedding,electricity & gas provided.NO HIDDEN EXTRAS.
The Brittany region
The surrounding area.
This is beautiful just to look at, Kayaks & Bike hire is available opposite the Hotel du Lac in summer and it is also a fishing lake for which licences are available in the local paper shop, (presse).
Centre Equestres, Kermabilou. (Nr. Huelgoat.)
Riding lessons. Qualified English speaking instructors. Tel: Wanny 0033 02 98 78 46 after 8 p.m.
There are many walks to be taken in the famous Fôret de Huelgoat varying from short and easy but very scenic to much more challenging. The woods of the area are characterised by huge granite boulders, tumbling streams and Breton legend. You might be lucky enough to see deer and of course other wild life and plants indigenous to the area. Huelgoat is close also to the Monts D’Arree a wild moorland area and the highest point in Brittany . There are walking maps available from the presse & supermarkets. For those unable to walk far an amazing group of boulders can be seen from the bridge near to the Tourist Information Office which is situated on the road that leads to Berrien.
A good site with maps of walks in the Monts D'Arree can be found at :-
Salon de Thé
This is the main teashop and is situated in the square opposite the fountain. It has a good menu and delicious cakes, also a very reasonable breakfast. This is also a good bakery – the pain au cereal and almond pastries are very good indeed.
Hotel du Lac
This hotel is open for meals every evening bar Monday.They have 2 restaurants one does the most superbly light pizzas & bistro meals the other is traditional French; superb with lovely presentation. Their bar is open during the day. There are several other bars in the town including an Irish bar.
Le Pont Neuf Creperie
Rue de lac, Huelgoat. This creperie overlooks the beautiful lake and has chairs outside and in. They do good crepes and icecream. Open all day and week-end evenings in season.
Great French food, English run with regional specialties & locally sourced produce. Modestly priced lunchtime meals & outside barbecue in summer. Taste the famous Kouign amann sweet-our favourite.
In Brittany there is not a town or village that does not hold its own unique type of market. It is worth taking time to explore the colourful goods and fresh foodstuffs, paella straight from the huge wok, saucisses gallette, a delicious type of crepe, fresh oysters and coquilles Saint Jacques to name but a few.
Huelgoat Thursday morning
Carhaix Saturday morning
Guerlesquin Monday morning
Vanne Wednesday and Saturday morning
Roscoff Wednesday morning
Quimper Organic market every Friday afternoon 3pm – 7.30pm in the Kerfeunten car park.
Guerlesquin is one of 20 medieval towns known as the Petites Cites and is a beautiful place well worth a visit with a huge square surrounded by old granite houses and interesting buildings including a 17 th century turreted building in the centre which was the former courthouse.
This is a useful town with a high street full of good shops, plus supermarkets on the outskirts. There is a bowling alley and go-kart track. Indoor swimming pool. Leisure golf centre with 9 hole golf course.
Good places to eat, plus clubs and bars.
North of Huelgoat, this is a busy town with sailing, fishing etc., and very good reataurantes & bistros. There is a beautiful medieval part of the town with fascinating buildings. The largest architectural feature in the town is the double tier viaduct which is enormous and is in the centre of the town. Near the viaduct on the east side of the square is a flight of stone steps leading to St. Melaines Church with its 17 th Century organ. In winter an ice skating rink is set up under the arches.
When coming from Roscoff if you take the route to Morlaix par la corniche the road winds along the estuary which is a very pretty route through Morlaix and on to Huelgoat and generally avoids the traffic leaving the ferry.
Quimper is the capital town lying a few miles inland from the sea at the confluence of the rivers Steir, Jed and Odet, and is a good town to visit. The medieval centre is in rue Kereon ( Shoemakers Street ) which leads off from the main square beside St. Corentins cathedral. On this same street you will find an excellent tea shop La Macaronerie Rolland-Padou – wonderful macaroons, plus chocolates, cakes and tea! Quimper art gallery is worth a visit with work covering 16 th to 20 th century.
Organic market every Friday afternoon 3pm – 7.30pm in the Kerfeunten car park.
Landerneau is a stylish shopping town with streets lined with 17 th century houses. There are smart restaurants and shops here and the town is situated on a beautiful estuary. It is another of the 20 medieval towns known as the Petites Cites.
Nantes Brest Canal
Although no longer used commercially is a very pretty place to walk fish and cycle and there are maps in the house to follow. Kingfishers are to be seen if you are lucky. The easiest route is from the Carhaix road.
Famous for lobsters, crayfish, onions, artichokes, cauliflowers and potatoes to the rest of France and overseas. Working small port as well as the ferry port. A neat little town with cafes, art galleries etc. Trips to the Isle de Batz leave from the ferry port.
Isle de Batz
Situated 2 miles off Roscoff (15 mins by boat)the island is 2.5miles long and is a great day out for children. Its lighthouse is 114’high with 211 steps.
The Brittany coastal scenery is breathtaking and all within easy driving distance including the Crozen peninsular, a favourite for bird watchers. Take the D10 towards Brest from the Roscoff road then take a right hand turn towards Mogueriec or Kerouzere which will take you to the most beautiful isolated sandy beaches, with sand dunes and boulders for clambering over, another childrens’ paradise. There is a similar coastal road east of Roscoff and Locquirec a pretty little port with a good art gallery and several good eating houses.
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Contact: Malcolm Shakesheff
The attractive town of Huelgoat is 5 mins away. There you will find bars, créperie, restaurants and shops. The pretty town square has 2 boulangeries/patisseries, a charcuterie and a small supermarket where you can buy fresh fish. The square is a nice place to sit in the sun with a coffee or something stronger and watch the world go by. There is also a beautiful lake where you can sit and have a drink or something to eat.
There are numerous restaurants and creperies to suit all tastes and budgets. The town of Huelgoat is a pretty town with a lovely market square and large lake, and is famous for its giant granite boulders and woodlands. It is situated within the Park Regional D'Amorique.
The forest next to the town is said to be where King Arthur's treasure is buried. A pleasant network of trails take walkers past caves, menhirs, unusual geographical formations, including the precariously named Trembling Rock, and past abandoned lead and silver mines. Maps and leaflets are available from the pretty tourist office in the town. The town offers a range of bars, créperie & restaurants, shops (charcuterie, boulangeries, pharmacies, paper & book shops with English papers, supermarkets,) and has a market on Thursdays offering a wide range of foods and local specialities.
There is also a well known botanic garden, a centre for local honey, a public open air pool, Tennis courts. Art exhibitions and equestrian events are also held in the town.
The Cottage is Ideally situated for exploring the superb countryside in the centre of Brittany. There is plenty to do for all ages. Cycling, bikes can be hired locally in summer,if required, fishing, swimming, tennis, walking, exploring, shopping or just relaxing.
A useful link for all activities :- http://www.finisteretourisme.com/home/
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30 Sep 2012
"A very peaceful and relaxing stay"
An ideal location for exploring both the surrounding countryside and coastal areas.The accommodation was spotlessly clean and well equipped.Owners extremely helpful and kind but not intrusive.So peace… More
1 Sep 2012
"A welcome respite with English speaking hosts, TV & WiFi"
Malcolm was a most genial host. Nothing was too much trouble.
The Gite was superbly equipped and included a welcoming bottle of wine.
Handy to a boulangerie for morning croissants.
Located centrally in Brittany for access to the North coast ( Mont St Michel, Roscoff, Morlaix and it's superb viaduct, Brest and Douarnenez on the West coast and Quimper and
Pont Aven on the South Coast.)
29 Jul 2012
"Home from home in a fantastic location"
Spent a wonderful week in a fabulous appartment, well equipped with everything we needed, clean and well presented. Nice location with lots to see and do. Mirabelle restaurant is a must.… More
26 Jul 2012
"Quaint place, good facilities and helpful friendly but not intrusive host"
My husband and I recently stayed at this gite in Heulgoat while holidaying in Brittany from Australia. This quaint place is small but adequate with all facilities needed for an enjoyable stay. The own… More
10 Jun 2012
"A great little cottage"
This is a very cosy and comfortable cottage with all of the home comforts we needed for our stay. Plenty of hot water, a very comfortable bed and English TV channels for quiet nights in. It's in a very peaceful location surrounded by fields and lanes for walking and admiring the wonderful countryside. If you're lucky you'll spot the fox in the nearby fields. A stroll on the safe country road to Huelgoat will take about 45 minutes. The hosts live next door and are very helpful. The bottle of wine, milk and water waiting for us were very welcoming. This is great little cottage to spend time relaxing and chilling out. We had a great time here.
18 May 2012
We spent 10 days in this property and thanks to our host, we felt entirely at home. The location was in a very quiet and peaceful setting. We just felt so relaxed. No awareness of 'rush and tear'.
If it wasn't for the english TV programmes would might of forgotten what day it was.
If you want a place to unwind then we heartily recommend La Petit Maison.
26 Mar 2012
The only fault with our stay was it just wasn't long enough!The directions Malcolm and Penny sent were perfect. Even down to 'Gladys the goat'. It was a chilly evening when we arrived… More
31 Aug 2011
"Lovely peace and quiet"
La Petite maison was everything we thought it would be- set in the peaceful countryside it was a lovely place to walk cycle or simply sit in the garden reading and relaxing. The property had a very comfortable bed and everything we wanted. It was worth spending the few extra euros to shop in the small supermarket in Heulgoat wher we bought lovely produce and wine which we bar be qued. Some lovely local restaurants and coastline there if you want them. A lovely place for a bit of quiet time together. Owners very helpful but unobtrusive and locals were very friendly.
5 Aug 2011
"quiet and comfortable house in the astonishing Monts d'Arrée. Don't miss it!"
Excellent location near Huelgoat, in the centre of Brittany, and a warm welcoming. Very well kept house, nice sunny garden, specially in the afternoon. Anything one needs in a house is available. Mal… More
25 Mar 2011
"Idyllic location, with all the basic comforts."
Situated in an isolated,idyllic hamlet.The sun smiled on us and our welcome friendly.We arrived after a long drive from Paris,it was a cold evening - the electric blanket was on!Plenty of room for the… More
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