This large luxurious country house has views over rolling countryside to the front and the Nantes-Brest canal from the south-facing upper terrace. The house has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features, and furnished to an exceptional standard. Books, games and outdoor sports equipment are available for your use. Perfect for walking, cycling, small families and larger groups. Available all year round. Free internet access and WiFi is provided. Located on the Nantes-Brest canal close to historic market town of Chateauneuf-du-Faou. Within easy reach of Crozon peninsula and historic towns of Concarneau, Pont Aven, Benodet, Quimper and Morlaix.
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Kerneatret is an 19th century farmhouse situated amidst beautiful countryside just outside the busy town of Châteauneuf-du-Faou in Finistere in the North West corner of France. The farmhouse is set back from the banks of the River Aulne which forms part of the Nantes-Brest Canal. It has recently been restored and converted to provide fabulous self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people and provides an ideal venue for family holidays.
Imaginatively converted, Kerneatret le Grand is equipped to the very highest standard and offers spacious, luxury 4-star accommodation. The ground floor comprises the lounge, kitchen with doors leading to the lower decking area and the garden, dining room, laundry room and wc. On the first floor are 2 bedrooms, one double, one twin, a family bathroom and the office with doors leading out on to the upper terrace. The top floor is taken up by the main bedroom with its en-suite bathroom. Full central heating is available for rentals outside the summer months.
Le Grand benefits from a wood burning stove, fully-equipped kitchen, satellite tv and private garden with direct access to the river.
Prices quoted are fully inclusive of fuel and linen hire. There are no hidden extras. Free internet access is available with wi-fi in all areas of the house. A welcome pack is provided for all our guests.
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Kitchen and dining - fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, central island with breakfast bar which seats 4. Dining room has a large extending table which seats 8 people.
Living rooms - the lounge has comfortable seating for 6 people with 3 sofas. There is a large wood burning stove plus oil fired central heating. An office area is situated on the first floor. Wi-fi internet access and telephone with free calls to UK landlines is available.
Bedrooms - the master bedroom occupies the whole of the top floor including its en suite bathroom. It has a double bed, full length wardrobes under the eaves, chest of drawers, additional clothes hanging rail and CH radiators. On the first floor. there is a twin bedroom with bedside table and CH radiator and a double bedroom with full height wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and CH radiator.
Bathrooms - on the top floor, the en suite bathroom has a bath, walk-in shower, wc, bidet and washbasin. On the first floor there is a family bathroom with bath, shower, wc, bidet and washbasin. A wc with washbasin is situated in the utility room on the ground floor.
Heating - wood burning stove in the lounge, central heating in all other rooms.
Entertainment - satellite tv with English channels, dvd and vcr, cd player. A large selection of books and games are available. Sports equipment eg. badminton, tennis, croquet, table tennis can be borrowed. Bikes can be hired at the leisure centre nearby.
Garden and outside - there is a covered wooden decking area leading out from the kitchen with a table and 6 chairs. A second open decking area with table and 4 chairs is accessed from the first floor. A gas barbecue is available on the lower patio. This leads to the private 2000 square metre garden with its mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. The summer house with the sports equipment plus a children's play swing are located here.
Parking and garages - ample parking on the gravelled drive to the rear and side of the house.
Visitor suitability - the property is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Information about any additional facilities - highchair and baby bath are available free of charge if required. Pets by prior arrangement.
The Brittany region
Châteauneuf-du-Faou is in Finistère, Brittany in the North West corner of France. It is a small town of about 4000 inhabitants with a full range of amenities, e.g. supermarkets, banks, doctors, dentist, bars, restaurants, creperies and pizzeria. It is set above the Nantes-Brest canal and the Hyeres and Aulne rivers which provide a huge amount of entertainment for visitors. At the Penn ar Pont leisure centre you can also hire a range of bikes and boats, i.e. kayaks, canoes, pedaloes or go on the passenger boat up the river.
Music Festivals - there are frequent music festivals throughout the summer to enjoy, as well as a sensational Jazz Festival which occurs on the banks of the River Aulne, a truly magical setting. The Les Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix in July is a must for contemporary music lovers too. The Bout du Monde festival in Crozon in early August also attracts top names.
Golf - there are a number of excellent golf courses in Finistere, the nearest ones situated at Carhaix 15 miles, Brest 40 miles and Golf de Cornouaille at Foret Fouesnant, near Quimper.
Finistere is loved for its mild climate, unspoilt beaches, its traditional Breton culture and breath taking scenery, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers alike.
Day Trips - Château de Trévarez which overlooks Châteauneuf-du-Faou. Oceanopolis in Brest, rated one of the best aquaria in the world, is a great family day out 50 minutes away. Nature lovers staying in Châteauneuf-du-Faou are spoilt for choice for day trips. The magnificently natural Ile d'Ouessant, forms part of the Armorique Nature Reserve which encompasses many of the smaller islands off the Finistere coast.
The interior of Finistere also claims some beautiful locations. There are many circular walks in the area around Châteauneuf-du-Faou, during which you will almost certainly stumble across one of the amazing pre-historic sites which adorn the region. The medieval town of Quimper has ancient buildings, including its imposing cathedral, modern shops and a variety of art galleries and museums.
Beaches - if you head north to the pink granite coast, west to the beaches of the Baie de Douarnenez, from Crozon round to Douarnenez, or south to Benodet, Beg Meil, Concarneau or Pont l'Abbe, there is plenty on offer to keep you entertained. One of the nearest is Pentrez Plage with a 2.5 kilometre flat sandy beach plus shops and cafes. The Sunday Times ranked Pentrez Plage in their top 20 beach holidays in Europe: “If it's rock pools, foaming surf and acres of white sand you ache for, then point yourself towards Brittany. One of the prize spots is Pentrez Plage, on the huge, sweeping Baie de Douarnenez — the kind of beach where you can kick footballs, hunt for crabs and fly kites. Backed by high cliffs pockmarked with caves, Pentrez has safe shallows for tots, as well as high-adrenaline sports such as sand-yachting and speed-sailing.” We recommend eating at the creperie at St Come, just 800 metres from the beach, where there are over 580 (!) varieties of galette to choose from.