"Tirnanog is a large, traditional Breton house situated in the hamlet of Bodizel a short walk from the colourful village of Spezet. The nearby village which historically belonged to Cornwall, is steeped in myth and legend and home to excellent restaurants, boulangerie, charcuterie, post office and several bars.
The house has great character with open fires and a wealth of exposed beams, however gas central heating has been installed to ensure you remain cosy during the winter months. The large, private enclosed garden with expansive lawn and apple trees is ideal for children; swings, slide, paddling pool and bicycles (for both adults and children) are available.
The accommodation comprises of:
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, 2 two singles and 3 has a double and single bed.
Kitchen: Traditional breadoven, gas cooker, microwave,fridge/freezer, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer. Ironing facilities.
Living rooom: Large and spacious room with satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, double bed settee, open fire, sofa and comfortable armchairs.
Bathroom: Large downstairs bathroom with shower over bath and bidet, separate WC with grab rails.
Exterior: large lawned, enclosed gardens, garden furniture, swing, slide, paddling pool, BBQ, off road parking.
Please note: All linen and towels are included in the rental price and one well behaved pet is welcome free of charge.
Perfectly situated to explore the beauty of Brittany, within the Parc d'Amorique area- Armorica Regional National Park, including it's 3 islands, Tirnanog provides the ideal base to cater for everyone with the wide range of activities available.
The diversity of the landscape from the rivers, lakes and rock formations that can be found in Huelgoat to the unspoilt beaches and rugged headlands that are within a thirty minute drive provide ample opportunities for exploring and indulging in the area. Wildlife enthusiasts are also well catered for with beavers otters and birds of prey the most commonly spotted within the Parc d'Amorique.
Come and explore Brittany in the perfect base
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Kervel 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brest 45 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Large secure garden. BBQ, Garden furniture, swings slide and paddling pool available if required. Secure garaging.
Finistere - the End of the Earth – Brittany’s and indeed France’s most westerly department is rich in history and maritime traditions.
Famous for privateers and sailors, Finistere is now a coastal mecca of charming seaside resorts and fishing ports.
Finistere’s coastline varies from the wild headlands facing the English Channel, to sandy, dune-backed, Atlantic beaches in the south. Inland are peaceful valleys with a wealth of wildlife
Visit the Armorique Regional Natural Park or Brest’s ‘Oceanopolis’. In Finistere, you can discover Brittany’s folklore celebrated through song, dance and festivals.
Wander through medieval Concarneau or search the cathedral city of Quimper for pottery, stopping to sample a crepe or savory galette – the traditional Breton pancakes – along the way.
Camaret holds attractions for artists and writers, whilst there’s something for everyone on Presqu’ile de Crozon including beaches, birds, boat trips, history, caves and breathtaking views of the rugged coast.
The nearby village of Spezet has a number of excellent restaurants, several traditional bars and a charcuterie, chemist, boulangeries and post-office. The neighbouring town of Chateauneuf du Faou has supermarkets, restaurants and most things expected from a town. The weekly market is a must to visit, traditional in every way. Boats and canoes can be hired in Chateauneuf to explore the Aulne river and canal.
The area is steeped in myth and Celtic legend, tales of King Arthur and Merlin abound. Stone monoliths and other prehistoric sites can be visited.
In nearby Huelgoat is the Enchanted Forest, .Lying between Morlaix and Carhaix just off the D764 in Brittany is the small town of Huelgoat, its name is taken from the Breton for high - huel and wood - koat, it is popular with tourists and boasts a large population of British expats. Huelgoat town is in itself very picturesque and pleasantly situated on the shores of a large pretty lake which was artificially created in the 16th century to supply water to silver and lead mines which were the areas main industry at the time. Today the lake looks perfectly natural and you wouldn't know it was man made and there are plenty of cafes and bars where you can sit and watch the water or the world go by.
But Huelgoat's main attraction has really got to be its beautiful and often overlooked magically enchanted forest. Literally just off the town center and covering an area of 10 square kilometres the forest of Huelgoat abounds with amazing gigantic mossy boulders and sparkling clear pools as the river Argent winds its way through the trees. To access the forest just walk from the town down to the lake and around to the right where the bridge lies, just a few steps across the road takes you into the forest.
There are plenty of marked paths and trails allowing you to walk in a circular route through the forest and you can even while away some time in the creperie a large pretty Swiss like wooden chalet built in the forest.
Follow the main path and your first stop should be Le Chaos de Rochers or the Chaos of Rocks and the Grotte Du Diable or Cave of the Devil. Here the water from the lake plunges dramatically ten meters below ground into a large cavern, the noise of the water is thundering and if your brave enough to climb down the slippery rocks and steep iron ladder its well worth a visit - but take care!
After the Grotte the river continues underground for a short distance before re-emerging and winding its way through the forest sometimes widening into fairy pools with stepping stones and small bridges.
All around are the beautifully moulded water smoothed boulders and rocks laid out in seemingly impossible positions which make this place so special and who knows if you look hard enough you may even see the odd FÃ©e or Korrigan (fairies) that are supposed to inhabit the forest.
Further into the forest is Le Camp d'Artus an ancient hill fort and supposedly one of King Arthur's many last resting places and the La Roche Tremblante a massive boulder weighing 137 tonnes which is precariously balanced in such a way that it can be be rocked by the weight of just one person - if you can find the exact place to push against it.
On your way back out of the forest stop for a while at the war memorial next to the natural spring which runs across the path.
The memorial honours the many local people who fought in the French resistance and who lost their lives in the forest of Huelgoat bravely fighting against German occupation.