Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Family-friendly Farm Cottage.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage with Rural views.

Holiday Cottage in the heart of beautiful Northern Brittany. The ground floor features a large open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with cooker, refrigerator, washing machine and microwave. The lounge has T.V with UK Freeview channels. Stairs lead up from the living area to a landing which provides access to Two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom.


Property Manager
Stephen Davis
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Stephen Davis

In Aug 2014 Steve took early retirement and we decided to move abroad. Having spent much of our childhoods in the country we wanted to start a small farm with a few animals. Having enjoyed several holidays in Brittany we decided it would be a great place to live. We would like to share this with our guests and give them the opportunity to spend time in a truly peaceful and beautiful rural setting.

Stephen Davis purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Stephen Davis chose Carnoët

Brittany is an area of outstanding natural beauty with hardly any industry and very few cars. The most likely cause of a traffic jam is a farmer moving his cows down the road or a tractor. Our small farm is set in a tiny hamlet of a few houses surrounded by stunning scenery. In our area most people speak Bretagne a Celtic language as well as French. Bretagne culture is very Celtic in origin and they have their own bagpipes. The Bretagne people are very warm and friendly and we have fantastic neighbours

What makes this cottage unique

The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. It is also a great central base for exploring Brittany. The coast is within easy reach and there a many old towns and historic sites to explore. There are also many local markets in the surrounding towns. We also have sheep, goats and free range chickens on our farm. Our ewes will lamb in late March through to early early June.2018.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was very tastefully fitted out and had everything we needed. We found the gite to be excellent in every way. The location meant that we could travel to places we wanted to see within 1hr 15min. It is also a very peaceful and relaxing place to be. Both Steve and Sue are great hosts, easy to talk to, helpful and very good company. They made us both feel very welcome, more like friends than paying guests. Their beautiful little Border Collie added to our feeling of welcome as she would seek us out at any opportunity and pour affection upon us. Without a doubt, a great place to be and we thoroughly recommend the gite and Steve and Sue as hosts.
Jul 2016
  • 1 of 2

Amenities

Carnoët Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated towel rail, towels supplied
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Fully equipped with duvets and bed linen. Bedrooms have electric radiators (there is a heating charge if required)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

91% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Family-friendly Farm Cottage.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews
5

A fabulous place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

When it says Family Friendly farm cottage on the title of the property, it means just that! My children had a superb time feeding all the sheep, goats and chickens on the farm and it was the highlight of their day. Steve and Sue are wonderful hosts and so friendly. Our children loved spending time with them and were encouraged to help out. They loved hunting down the eggs. Even my little 3 year old got stuck in. The cottage is beautiful, modern and very clean with very comfortable beds. We all slept wonderfully. Two large bright rooms upstairs suited us all very comfortably and the downstairs is nice and open plan which is perfect. Freesat on the TV meant that we could enjoy our English programmes when we sat down after the kids were in bed. The supermarket is only a 15 min drive away in Callac and we were able to cook each evening although I am told there are some lovely restaurants nearby too. 5 mins away is the Valley of the Saints which is worth a visit and is free. We would also definitely suggest a visit to Huelgoat and a walk around the lake at Callac. If you are looking for a property which is peaceful and has lovely views then this is the gite for you! I wouldn't hesitate to return. It was one of our favourite holidays that we have ever been on. We have fallen in love with Brittany. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Hampshire, UK
5

Lovely relaxing and quiet place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with elderly parents in order to visit family who live not far away. Steve and Sue were happy to ensure our needs were met within the property and offered use of the wet room in their studio rental if free when we were there (it turned out not to be necessary). Although they live next door, they were available but not interfering during our stay and there is plenty of space so you don't feel you're living on top of them. We had excellent weather for April and it was nice just to sit outside listening to the bees and animals.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

What a fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous time we had. My 6 year old adored the new lambs and feeding them plus helping to collect the eggs for breakfast! The Gite was very comfortable and beautifully furnished and Stephen and Sue were brilliant hosts. Will definately be back next May for lambing season!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1
5

wonderful family countryside holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sue & Steve for a fantastic family holiday... the girls loved all of the farm animals... particularly collecting the chicken eggs in the mornings! Beautiful gite and beautiful surroundings and some lovely beaches close by. Thank you for sharing your wealth of local knowledge with us..without it we would have never of found the right markets or the right days! The girls are looking forward to another stay next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1
5

Lovely cottage in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is newly converted and very well equipped. We have a one year old child and a cot and high chair were provided. The kitchen is also well equipped and there were other useful items such as games and maps. There is ample parking. The location is very peaceful indeed but you are still only a fifteen minute drive from a town with a decent supermarket and other facilities . The cottage is inland but the nearest seaside place is only about one hour away. It's a nice drive too, through the countryside . The farm setting is really nice and our daughter loved the animals. We we also given lots of fresh eggs from the farm as well as some other useful supplies eg milk. The cottage is only about an hour from The port of Roscoff which is handy.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1
5

Beautiful, peaceful, rural cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely; much better than the pictures show, in my opinion. It was very modern and well equipped. It is quite remote, but the roads are good and the nearby towns have everything you need for self catering, which is what we tended to do. The owners are lovely and our children loved getting involved on the farm. We had a very nice holiday. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1

Map

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Brest
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Carnoët
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Roscoff
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Carhaix
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Callac
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
N12
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Carnoet,Carhaix,Callac
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Locquirec
Car: necessary

Adventure and Water Parks:

Karaezadrenaline: This highly rated adventure park offers a range of activities including Tree Top Ropes, Zip Line, Climbing area, Paintball and a Maze.

Located in Carhaix Plougher about 15mins drive from the cottage.

Plijadour: An indoor pool with hot tub and a large outdoor area with a paddling pool, swimming pool and large water slides. It offers great value for money and has excellent reviews.

Located in Carhaix Plougher about 15mins drive from the cottage.

Armori Park: This offers a wide range of activities including indoor and outdoor pools with giant slides, pedalos, trampolines, mini golf, giant outdoor slides. Check the website for more information: www.amoripark.co

Located at Gwenezhan near Begard about 45mins drive from the cottage.

Surf Schools:

Surfing Locquirec: Offers courses in Surfing, Body Boarding and Stand up Paddle Boarding. Check the website for up to date details www.surfing-locquirec.com or Facebook

Located at Locquirec about 45mins drive from the cottage.

Ponant Surf School: Located at Perros Guirec this Surf School has excellent reviews and offers courses etc. Check the website for up to date detatails www.ponantsurfschool.fr or Facebook

Located at Perros Guirec about 60mins drive from the cottage.

Family Golf Complex

Carhaix Golf: A nice par three golf course with a driving range, practice area and putting green.

It is located close to Carhaix Plougher about 15mins drive from the cottage.

Outdoor Activities:

La Vallee de l'Hyreres: This beautiful valley just outside Carhaix offers the possibility of fishing (with the appropriate license), canoeing, cycling walking and an equestrian centre.

It is located Close to Carhaix Plougher about 15mins drive from the cottage.

Zoo and, Aquariums:

Zooparc de Tregomuer: A well laid out small zoo with a good variety of animals. It is very clean and the grounds are well kept. Access is steep so it may be difficult with a buggy.

It is located between Guingamp and St Brieuc about 45mins drive from the cottage.

Oceanopolis: Located in Brest Oceanopolis offers a unique insight insight into the worlds oceans. 10,000 fish and animals live in faithfully reproduced marine temperate, tropical and polar environments with amazing bio-diversity.

Located in Brest about 1hr 10mins drive from the cottage.

Festivals:

There are lots of Music and Marine Festivals throughout the summer in Brittany, these are only a few:

Vieilles Charrues Festival: This is a huge music festival attracting 200,000 people that takes place every year over 4 days in July. Top bands and acts from all over the world take part. Look on the website, Facebook etc. for the most up to date information. Tickets sell out quickly and can be bought for the whole festival or individual days.

Located in Carhaix Plougher about 15mins drive from the cottage.

Fete Maritime de Brest: This takes place in July each year and is one of the largest maritime festivals in the world. It features tall ships and numerous maritime activities. Look on the website, Facebook etc. for the most up to date information.

Located in Brest about 1hr 10mins drive from the cottage.

Inter Celtic-Festival: The world's largest Celtic Festival takes place in Lorient over 10 days from the 1st Friday to the 2nd Sunday in August. Various activities embracing music, art and literature take place all over the city. Look on the website, Facebook etc. for the most up to date information.

Lorient is about 1hr 15mins from the cottage.

Places of Cultural interest and Museums:

Valley of the Saints, Carnoet: The Valley of the Saints is actually an ancient feudal mound on which stands 50+ giant granite statue, over 4m tall, of the Saints of Brittany. More are being added all the time and you can watch the sculptors carving new statues in the outdoor working area. The statues look out over a stunning landscape with views as far as the Monts d'Arree mountains. In the summer there are guided tours and entry to the area is free.

Valley of the Saints is only 5mins by car or a nice walk from the cottage.

Huelgoat: Huelgoat means "High Wood" in Breton and is located high in the Parc d'Amorique on the shore of a lake. On the edge of village is a green, mossy rock strewn forest that has inspired both Arthurian and Christian legends. There are enjoyable walks in the forest which can take you to places of interest such as Arthurs Camp. There is also an arboretum, nice restaurants and a cobbled square at the centre of the village.

Huelgoat is 20mins by car from the cottage.

Pont Aven: A beautiful small town best known for its association with the post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. A lovely small river runs through the village down to a port area. There is a Museum, lots of galleries and some nice restaurants.

Pont Aven is about 1hr 15mins drive from the cottage.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $184.32

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties