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LARGE COMFORTABLE SEASIDE COTTAGE SLEEPING 14 ON BRITTANYS NORTHERN COAST

Philip James

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Philip James

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015
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LARGE COMFORTABLE SEASIDE COTTAGE SLEEPING 14 ON BRITTANYS NORTHERN COAST

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Plougasnou Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Five bedroom detached cottage sleeping 14/15 with central heating

Kerguelen is a traditional Breton stone farmhouse set in its own large, sheltered private garden.

The sea and beautiful clean sandy beaches are just a short walk, as is the market village of Plougasnou where you will find all you will need for your self-catering holiday.

The ground floor comprises two rooms; a large salon with wood-burning stove set in an imposing fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen/dinning room (dishwasher (Bosch), electric kettle, microwave, large table with benches seating for 14). There is also a cloak area and utility room, with WC, and washing machine.

Climbing the traditional turning staircase the first floor has three bedrooms; one double, one double+single and a bunk-room sleeping four. All with views onto the large garden, and if you crane your neck out to the left a glimpse of the sea. There is also a shower/toilet.

The top floor has one double bedroom and another with 3 singles. There is also a bathroom with bath and hand-basin, and a separate room with wc

Beaches: Kerguelen is an ideal location for a beach holiday as there are many superb sandy beaches all with a short drive, enough to find a new one for each day of your visit, if you are so inclined. Some with large and panoramic views, others in small rocky coves. Some with convenient near-by car parking others hidden and requiring a walk. All offer safe crystal clean waters for bathing, if a little cold for some. Primel beach is the nearest beach to Kerguelen (1km distance) and has a safety patrol in summer.

Other beaches worth a visit; Plougasnou beach, Vilin Izella beach, set in a nature reserve with nearby water mill, Port Blanc, Le Guerzit, St Samson and Terénez with it's boats and Cafés.

Local activities: The area around Kerguelen and Plougasnou offers the possibility of many varied activities.

-Walking along the dramatic granite coast is a good way to get the heart beating as you climb and descend the many cliffs and take in the beautiful unspoiled seascapes.

-Terénez sailing club offers sailing lessons in catamaran yachts, and the possibility of visiting the bay of Morlaix, beginners are welcomed.

-Boat trips around the Bay Morlaix with visits to the Chateau Taurreau leave from the near-by port of Le Diben.

-Morlaix provides an historic glimpse into the past with walks or by tourist 'train' (fun for the children) through the narrow alleys between the colourful wood-framed houses. La maison Ponallez is worth a special visit.

-Brest (1 hr by road) has an interesting maritime museum and Oceanopolis amoungst other attractions. Shopping!

-The fabulous forest of Heulgoat in the Mont d'arret (1 hr road) with its enormous moss covered boulders makes for an interesting day out.

Find my gitesinfinistere website by cut and pastinig 'gitesinfinistere-kerguelen' into a google search. More pictures and information.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Philip James (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015

About Philip James

English emigre to Finistere since 1996. I moved mainly for the swimming, as the sea here though cold, is fantastically clear and invigorating. Plougasnou beach is for me the very best place to swim and I have tried a few other places around the world.

Philip James purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Philip James chose Plougasnou

Kerguelen was the second house I bought in Plougasnou. I had always noticed this house as it slowly became overgrown and dilapidated, and by chance passed by on the day the 'for sale' sign was put up. It is a beautifully grand farmhouse in a sunny sheltered spot. One day I will live here, but with grown up children it is far too big, thus it'll earn it's keep as a gite. I hope you enjoy it.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Equidistant from beach and village, 1km. All you need for a serene summer vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a fantastic week here over the Easter holidays. The children played in the huge garden, we walked down to the sea, we visited other beaches and walked along the coast paths. Every evening we lit a fire in the wood burner, and read books in the sitting room. Very simple, and no TV! The house is well equipped and clean. The rooms are warm and the shower is hot and powerful. The rooms are not luxurious, but it's great for families with children, and the place feels very homely. The house is situated a short 15 minute walk from a small town which has lots of shops and a great market once a week.
Apr 2012
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

1 traveler review

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Large comfortable seaside cottage sleeping 14 on Brittanys northern coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the house, the sea, Finistère, even the weather was very nice, we thought. There were days we sat in the garden reading in the sun without any coats on. I'd say that's nice enough for this time of the year. We even went for a new years swim at Vilin Izella beach! I hope we didn't leave the house too messy. With the weather and all the kids running in and out of the house, it was hard to keep it decent. It truly is a great house in a great spot. We had no idea where we would end up exactly, as it was the first time in Bretagne for all of us, but it is definitely a place to come back to. Sis New Year 2014

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for a great review, and I was thinking you had terrible weather, it seemed like non-stop rain, but glad you could get out and about even a swim in the sea! Yikes. Philip

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
brest
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
france
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Roscoff
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Morlaix
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
N12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
primel
Car: not necessary

Kergueleen gite is a spacious five bedroom Breton farmhouse, situated in its own private , and sheltered garden a few minutes walk from the splendid sandy Primel beach. The market village of Plougasnou lies along the rugged northern coast of Finistere, it boasts the longest coastline of any commune in France. There is a spectacular path along its length that provide glorious views at all times of the the year. Beautiful beaches, a local market as well as supermarket, pharmacy, banks, cafés, and restaurants are all a few minutes away from Kerguelen and yet the house is situated in perfect tranquillity, with just the the tweeting of birds to disturb your mornings.

I accept payments in £s or €s to either my French or UK bank.

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Rates & Availability

From £123 Per night

Plougasnou Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Jan 6 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£860
 
 
early summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£940
 
 
summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,320
 
 
high summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,870
 
 
late summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
autumn
Sep 19 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
£860
 
 
winter festival
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,320
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Weekend stays offered for £500 biased on two nights, £100 per extra night. (Not available between June and end September) . Visit my webpage (link below) or contact Philip for latest offers.

I accept payments in either £s or €s to either my French or UK bank.
Prices do not include 'Taxe de séjour'; 0.44€ per person per night, payable in cash during your stay, summer months only.
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Amenities

Plougasnou Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , + folding bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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