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Stunning lakeside house opposite the beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedroom detached house to sleep up to 12, in Paimpol, very close to the beach

Amazing house on the edge of a freshwater lake, right opposite the sea, in the harbour town of Paimpol. The house was restored in 2005 and has a lovely balance of style and home comfort with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture. On the ground floor, there is a fully-fitted modern kitchen (with all conveniences such as dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and range oven), a dining room with an open fire and a table which seats 14, a sitting room with DVD library and a bathroom and separate WC. On the 1st floor, there are 4 double bedrooms, 2 with balconies overlooking the lake, and a bathroom/WC. On the 2nd floor, there is a huge loft room with a sea view,sleeping 6 with a TV/DVD and a WC with wash-basin. Outside, there is a lakeside terrace with picnic tables and a barbecue, a lawned lakeside garden with a large sun deck and loungers, as well as woodland The entire lake is securely fenced.

David Burrows
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About David Burrows

I grew up in Saltaire,West Yorkshire in the 1960's.

Left for Art school and London in the eighties.

Remained there until coming to France full time with my partner Sue in 2006.

I originally bought a house in this area in 1990 and visited frequently until we moved here.

Love it!

David Burrows purchased this house in 2004

Why David Burrows chose Paimpol

I fell in love with this place the first time I laid eyes on it in 1990.

There was no question...when it came up for sale I had to buy it!

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by nature,the movement of the water and trees.

Interesting encounters with wildlife.

The fab views of the lake and sea.

The amazing walks through the woods and along the coast..right on our doorstep.


Paimpol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The ground floor has a large bathroom,with a deep bath and shower,large basin with shaving point and drying facilities. The first floor sports another bathroom with bath and shower,large basin and shaving point. In the loft there is a large room with toilet and small basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms to the front of the house have balconies onto the lake,The third bedroom has a large round bed.The fourth a standard double. The loft is open plan dormitory style with curtains for privacy.It has its own TV and DVD and shower,WC/basin.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning lakeside house opposite the beach
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

La maison est agréable, bien située et chaleureuse. un bonheur

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh merci Sandrine! Nous sommes très content que vous avez aimer la maison. Vous être toujours bienvenue!! David et Sue
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Wirklich aussergewöhnlich!

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschöne Lage, geschmackvolle liebevoll arrangierte Ausstattung, tolle Küche, Kaminofen mit reichlich Feuerholz. All das wäre bei jedem Wetter Garantie für einen tollen Urlaub gewesen. Dazu kam für uns ein kleiner Frühling mit reichlich Sonne und entsprechend gut gelaunte Menschen.

(sauber, gut geheizt und wie beschrieben war es natürlich auch!)

Hier kann man richtig erholsamen Urlaub machen!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perferct home base to discover Northern Brittany

  • 4 of 5

La maison de beauport was a perfect home base for us to discover the beauty of Northern Brittany and provided enough rooms for two families (4 adults and 6 youngster between 14 and 20). The charming house is beautifully decorated, the kitchen well equipped and everybody found his favourite place to relax... David is an easy going and straight forward landlord. We'd love to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, full of light and very tastefully decorated. The house was spotless. It was pleasure to sit by the lake and watch the heron each morning and count the egrets in the tree. David and Sue were the perfect hosts, warm and welcoming and responsive to any requests. It is perfectly located, just a short walk to the Abbaye de Beauport and the sea, a short drive to the center of Paimpol.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!! We are thrilled you enoyed it ! You're welcome any time! David
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  • 5 of 5

Greeted by the wonderful proprietors, easy and relaxed brief overview and then left to our own devices for the week. Words fail me in an attempt to describe the property and do it the justice it deserves in all aspects, location, scenery, architecture, aesthetics and atmosphere. All in all just about the best holiday retreat our large family has enjoyed in 25 years of travel. Cannot recommend this enough. Thank you David.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Elmar,I'm blushing! Thanks so much for that, I'm thrilled you had such a great time. Do come again!! David
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Une adresse à retenir !

  • 5 of 5

Demeure plein de charme, agencée avec goût, spacieuse pour nos 3 familles, propre, équipement de qualité. Merci encore David pour tes conseils et l'atmosphère paisible qui règne dans cette maison qui ont rendu notre séjour très agréable et. On reviendra. Gaëlle

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ooh super! Merci pour votre gentilesse Gaelle! J'espere a vous voir encore un jour chez nous! David
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Car: recommended

The house is situated on the edge of Paimpol,a well known historical fishing town.Our neighbour is the Abbaye de Beauport,established in 1202 and considered to be the best example of a maritime Abbey in France and highly recommend as a place to go.

To the west of Paimpol starts the 'Pink Granite coast' famous for its stunning rock formations and islets. Ten minutes to the north of Paimpol is L'Arc Ouest,the embarkation point for a 10 minute ferry ride to the car free 'Isle de Brehat,peaceful and fleurie,lots of quiet little beaches, very well worth a visit.

In close proximity to the house,as well as numerous woodland walks you can find several very safe beaches,and a few kilometres away,bigger ,busier beaches such as Brehec and Plage de Bonaparte.

Lots of activities such as Golf,Tennis,Sailing are all very close.

A Steam Train (April -Sept) runs from Paimpol along the banks of the River Trieux to Pontriuex,a delightful small sheltered town.

Near Pontrieux is Chateau Roch Jagu,perched high on the banks of the river Trieux.A formidable chateau and it has amazing gardens.

Perros Guirrec,Tregastel.Ploumanach and Plougrescant,all fabulous destinations on the Cote Granit Rose within a 45 min drive of the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.09
Refundable damage deposit $855.33

Linen hire and towels are included in the rental price.
Mountain bikes can be hired at £20 per week per bike.
Sea Kayaks and wet suits £25 per day or £50 per week.
Shorter stays possible out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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