House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Ty Gwenn is located in the quiet and peaceful hamlet of Kergonoiu, just two minutes from the river l'Aulne and 1 mile from the centre of Spezet , yet only a fifteen minute drive from the larger market towns of Carhaix and Chateaulin. The house has easy access to all amenities and many excellent restaurants both in Spezet and the nearby historical town of Chateauneuf du Faou.
The property has been recently restored to a high standard yet it still retains its French charm, offering a newly fitted kitchen toghether with a full range of crockery to suit the most adventurous of cooks , two bathrooms (one en suite), washing machine,electric heating ,satellite TV, DVD player and DAB hi fi .
The tastefully furnished lounge features exposed beams and a large centre piece stone fireplace and stove. Both bedrooms provide ample accommodation with the master bedroom having further space for a cot if needed.The master bedroom features a king size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds.The house is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
The enclosed and level gardens both front and rear are furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine outdoors. The region is perfect for those who like walking and hiking, whilst the river l'Aulne caters for both canoeing and fishing enthusiasts. There are also some excellent cycling routes along the many beautiful country lanes (three adult mountain bikes plus a child's bike are on site for your use). There are a number of horse riding schools in the area with plenty of picturesque bridle paths to explore.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 L'aulne 1 km from the house. Children and families, fishing parties , couples or even individuals seeking tranquile surroundings are all well catered for.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Nic 19 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brest 53.6 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix plougher 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Gas hob , electric oven , microwave, full dinner set ,utensils, pots and pans, kettle, toaster. satellite TV covering every region within the UK ,Three adult bikes ,one youths bike (cot and high chair available on request) on site 4 berth caravan is also available (to the incumbent house party only)for rent. refer to owner for discount rates
|Further details outdoors|
The owners invite you to help youself to any seasonal fruit from the gardens.
Bottle of wine and Welcome pack provided on arrival .
The Brittany region
Chateauneuf du Faou is only 8km away a beautiful Breton market town nestling in the Montagnes Noires. 18 bars, several good restaurants (recommend Le Relais de Cornouaille), regular Breton Festivals and a brilliant Jazz Festival on the banks of the beautiful River l'Aulne in August. The town is amazingly unspoiled and underplayed in all the guide books.
The town of Carhaix is only 7km away. In late July it hosts a famous 3 day rock festival (U2 ,Bruce Springsteen, Muse and the Killers have recently played there).
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 its enormous and fascinating boulders.
Chateaulin is the largest main town to the house approximately 15 minutes away by car, and has a very reliable train station which goes to other larger towns like Brest or Quimper.
Chateaulin is located on the banks of the river l'Aulne, it has plenty of shops, bars restaurants, banks and is renowned for its famous salmon run through the town with day permits readily available.
Both course and sea fishing are extremely good here. Day (10€ approx) or week (30€ approx) tourist licenses can be obtained for your stay, A range of sea and river fishing activities for novices to experts are available.
A small yet lively traditional french village 2km from the river l'Aulne The village offers all amenities.
For night life Spezet itself has a number of lively bars and restaurants catering for all tastes indeed the village boasts a Disco which is well frequented at the weekend.
The property is just 20 mins from the beautiful and rugged Crozon peninsula with its many beautiful unspoilt beaches.
It makes an ideal base camp being close to the west coast for beaches and cliff top walking You can explore the Monts D'Arrée National Park and the Montagnes Noires - both delightful regions for walking, hiking or cylcling. Often described as similar to Cornwall (though much less crowded), you may just fall in love with the rugged landscape and golden beaches of this wonderful and inspiring part of the world.
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 Corzon peninsula. Even in the height of summer you can often find yourselves alone on a beach here.
There are many golf courses in Western Brittany: At Quimper:At Brest
Odet @ Benodet Tel: 0298548788
Cornouaille @ Fouesnant Tel: 0298569709
Ploemeur Ocean – Ploemeur Tel: 0297328182
Val Queven – Queven Tel: 0297051796
Saint Laurent – Auray Tel; 0297568518
There are not just the sandy beaches and rock pools, but also many other attractions:
- The Oceanopolis Aquarium
- Castle Museum at Brest
- The Aquarium at Pont-l’abbe
- The Planetarium & France Telecom Science Centre
- Swimming Pools at Chateauneuf, Chateaulin, Carhaix and a multi – pool at Quimper.
- Several amusement parks, the largest and best equipped being “La Recre des trios cures” near Brest.
- Salmon Fishing at Chateaulin, canal fishing locally (1/4 mile walk)
- Beautiful Canal walks and cycle paths locally, or at Chateaulin and elsewhere
- There is boat hire close by at Pont-Coblant on the river Aulne, and boat and cycle hire on the river Aulne at Chateauneuf, where there is also indoor swimming.
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8 Sep 2012
"Tranquility at its best"
Wonderfully equipped to make any stay enjoyable, most relaxing surroundings inside and out. would strongly recommend this property to everyone.
22 Jul 2012
"OMG - It's so quiet....."
and peaceful and brilliant. When my mum opened the door she could not contain her excitement - It was even prettier than the pictures and the location is fabulous. Hardly a car or screaming child i… More
2 Jun 2012
"Made a great base !"
A very nice, clean and quiet cottage....sorry, gite. The owners are great people too. We used Rob's place as a base for our day trips out to various parts of the region. It had everything we could ask for and things I didn't expect such as the X-box, and two bathrooms (no baths though) ...Brilliant !
On the negative side, and it would only be trivial whinging on my part, there was no firewood for the wood burner as we had to 'source' our own. (The owner's wood was locked away). It does get very chilly in the evening.
10 Oct 2011
"Very peaceful, large relaxing garden and nice views"
Stayed twice this year, Great location peaceful, scenic and ideally situated
for exploring the surrounding towns and villages. The Gite is well presented, clean and equipped well with good quality furnishings. The large garden gets the sun all day and is ideal for relaxing and absorbing the country atmosphere
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