A country-style house extended to provide comfortable and spacious accommodation for 7 people. Both the kitchen/diner and the sitting room are a good size with TV/video/CD and DVD players + English Sky Freeview. New kitchen with all modern appliances. 4 bedrooms - 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single; 1 bathroom and 1 shower room, large terrace with ample garden furniture; An acre plus of grounds; local shop a few minutes walk; 5 minute drive to Chateauneuf du Faou with supermarkets, selection of shops and restaurants, boat hire, swimming pool.
The house is well placed for visits to medieval Quimper, both bathing and surfing beaches, spectacular walks and the main Southern Brittany Tourist attractions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brest 67 km, Nearest railway: Quimper 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
French windows lead from the sitting room onto the large terrace. The house is set in over an acre of ground (mostly laid to lawn) with slopes and a flat area for games with a wooded boundary to the north which has proved perfect for building a tree house! There is a large newly gravelled area for parking at the bottom of the drive.
Brittany is the westernmost region of mainland France and the coast is similar to Cornwall with hundreds of miles of rugged coastline comprising great rugged cliffs, miles of beautiful sandy beaches and tiny coves and ports - but all a few degrees warmer than the UK. The region is renowned for its produce both from the sea and land.
Beaches are easily accessible - both gentle bathing to the south (about half an hour) and some of Europe’s best surfing beaches to the west (about 45 minutes).
The historic town of Quimper on the River Odet is within easy reach and a little further will take you to the elegant seaside resort of Benodet (river cruises link the two). Not to be missed are the port of Concarneau with its wonderful medieval walled close, and the lovely estuary town of Pont Aven, famed for its artists and one time home of Paul Gaugin.
Walking in Brittany is spectacular, ranging from Atlantic cliff-top walks to the Crozon Peninsular and woodland and river rambles. Guide books and maps at the house contain extensive information about places to visit and walks. The ever-growing “Hollen Book of Knowledge” contains tips on fishing, trips and local guides as well as favoured restaurants, bird sanctuaries, expeditions and adventure parks.
The village shop is a short walk away and provides all basic necessities including, of course, French bread and croissants. There is also a small bar next to it.
A more extensive range can be obtained from the nearby town of Chateauneuf du Faou which has 2 large supermarkets, a regular weekly market (Wednesday), a visiting fishmonger (outside Le Clerc on Fridays) and a choice of restaurants ranging from Pizzerias to the Relais de Cornailles which appears in the Michelin Guide.
There is fishing in the river and boats can be hired in Chateauneuf near the indoor swimming pool.