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Rod Davies

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

Two Breton farmhouses on an Organic Farm - Great for family holidays!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Plouyé Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 - White Gite: 1 bathroom, sleeps

Relax and enjoy the rural tranquillity of Brittany on an organic farm: 45 acres of picturesque countryside with fantastic views, bordered by a fishing river.

Situated less than 1 hour south of Roscoff between the local towns of Huelgoat and Carhaix, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside, with nearby moorland, forests, rivers and lakes. The beaches of the north, west and south Brittany coastlines are all within an hour's drive.

Seasonal organic produce available.

These Breton farmhouses combine real country life with all the convenience of comfortable modern living, for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Both cottages are very clean and well maintained.

Visit http://www.kervelenorganicholidays.com for more information

With tracks from the front door to explore the farm and surrounding area, this peaceful farm is safe and enjoyable for children of all ages, who love the space and the animals.

The nearby legendary town of Huelgoat is just a 10 minute drive away, with its lake, famous rocks, woodland walks and cycle routes.

Both Carhaix and Huelgoat have weekly markets, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.

The Nantes to Brest canal is a quarter of an hour away and is perfect for walking, cycling, boating and fishing.

The local village of Plouyé is only 5 minutes away and has a shop and bars.

Churches, old farmhouses, standing stones... the area is steeped in history and legends, with many examples of beautiful architecture. Discover the old Breton traditions of dance and costume at the numerous festivals throughout the summer months.

Fresh organic produce: Seasonal organic produce is available - fruit, vegetables and herbs along with eggs straight from our chickens, as well as honey, home-made jams and freshly roasted organic coffee. Milk is available from a local farm.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Rod Davies (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely immaculate - a pleasure to walk into.

Sooooo relaxing! Lovely tranquil gite and garden.

Superb gite, fantastic area/surroundings … we’ll be back.

A brilliant holiday in a comfortable and homely house.

So little traffic on the roads, it’s a treat to drive around.

Gite is excellent and very comfortable…coming back soon.

So much to see and do, we’ll be coming back next year.

Ideal position for access to the coasts. We enjoyed the relaxed country living after city life.

Peace & quiet, black starry nights … a lovely house, full of character.

Such care free holidays are always far too short.

Plenty of good walks in the area and, of course, empty roads & pleasant unspoilt villages.
Nov 2007
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Reviews

Two Breton farmhouses on an Organic Farm - Great for family holidays!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Nottingham, UK
5

Three Generations en Breton

  • 5 of 5

So where to go and what to do on holiday with three generations of our family (70's, 40's and an 8 year old)?

Driving down quiet French lanes is always a good start to any holiday, discovering the quiet Kervelen properties at the end of one of them, with the great welcome given by Karen and Pete, ensured our stay got off to a great start.

The white farmhouse offered more than enough space for grand-parents, parents and one bouncy eight year old; having seen the lower gite that would also have been a great venue for us too. Everything was maintained to a very good standard and was clean throughout... and joy of joys, no TV, no arguments over what to watch, either get out & "do", read a book (of which there were loads) play a game (we managed the 1,000 piece jigsaw... eventually) or just watch the world and enjoying the lovely sunsets.

Staying on a working farm brings its' own entertainment; watching the farrier working on the horses, spotting magpies trying to steal the chicken-eggs or just walking through grassy lanes down to the river simply to watch the water flow by.... the farm cats may deign to visit or will simply ignore you in that way that cats do, a talent that makes we humans feel so inferior... we got several visits...

The central location allowed us a quick 45 minute flip to some of the best sandy beaches I've been too (with rock-pools) at Pentrez-Plage.. make sure to sample the most extensive menu I've ever seen at the P-P creperie, if you can make a choice inside 15 minutes you'll be well ahead of us......

For local sightseeing / activities the north "granite" coast is spectacular, there are two aquariums, a zoo and several other wildlife parks all within easy drive (1hr) as well as a plethora of chateaus and other attractions..... or you can just sit in the garden enjoying the local produce (jams / fruits / wines) and chill-out eating bread and cheese.

The local market in Huelgoat is well worth a trip, as is the scramble over the Chaos waterfall route there, whilst not to be missed is an evening "in" with one of Karens' creations, a full family meal complete with a home-grown fruit desert, a great way for us to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Loads of info-sheets in the house & the Tourist Info in Huelgoat where very helpful too.

All in all a great family base, you definately need a car to get out and about but simply staying at either house is attractive enough to make for a good holiday.

Nige M (September 2009)

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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5

9th Summer in Kervelen

  • 5 of 5

We have had our summer holidays here since 2000. Both the farmhouse and cottage are superb and the property is less than an hour from the Plymouth to Roscoff ferry. Karen & Pete have been invaluable hosts providing essential local knowledge when the odd thing has gone wrong - finding local vets, doctors, mechanics ....

The setting is fantastic, surrounded by countryside and well away from main roads. Perfect setting for a quiet, relaxing break. There is plenty of local shopping and restaurants etc. for anything you could need.

Huelgoat is the nearest town and like the rest of the surrounding area is great for walking. In the local area there are loads of places to hire boats, bikes etc

The farm is ideally located for visiting the whole of the Finistere region. In just about 1 hour, you can be on fantastic beaches on the Crozon or in bigger cities/towns of Quimper, Brest and Guingamp if you need hypermarche.

There are 100's of smaller villages with historic buildings, markets, museums, festivals etc.

Check out finisteretourisme.com for a pretty good idea of what there is to see and do.

If you want a peaceful, laid back holiday with a warm welcome, this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Brest
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Roscoff
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Plouyé Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$517
 
 
mid2
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$458
 
 
low2
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$393
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$517
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Weekly prices for each season:
Low season (October - April) £300
Mid season (May, June, September) - £350
High season (July - August) £395

Please note that weeks marked as 'reserved' in the calender indicate weeks that both gites are reserved. All other weeks either both gites are available or one may be booked. Rental weeks for the Farmhouse start on Fridays, rental weeks for the White Gite start on Saturdays.
Short breaks available outside the main season.
Contact us for prices per night, short breaks or weekends

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Amenities

Plouyé Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - toilet
  • On our organic farm we have two holiday cottages available. Clean and well maintained. Both suitable for children. The White Gite: A Spacious gite accommodation: The ground floor is a large open plan kitchen lounge dining area. The kitchen is well equiped, with a gas cooker and a fridge. The lounge is comfortable and spacious with two sofas. There is a separate toilet and bathroom with bath and shower and washing machine. Upstairs there are 3 separate bedrooms, one double and two twin rooms, with comfortable beds. To the front of the gite is a private, enclosed flower garden, with lawn and patio dining area. The Old Farmhouse: Lovely restored 19th C. accommodation with character. On ground level a large well equipped farmhouse kitchen / dining area, with a gas cooker and fridge/freezer. Upstairs 3 bedrooms, two double and one twin rooms. Two bathrooms. Washingmachine. Wood fire and central heating throughout makes this an ideal property for winter breaks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Old Farmhouse: Two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom Two bathrooms, both with toilet, one with shower. one with bath Changeover on Fridays The White Gite Two twin bedrooms and one double bedroom One bathroom with seperate toilet Changeover on Saturdays
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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