Seaside cottage in Plougasnou, Nr. Morlaix, Finistere, Brittany, France - Kerguelen Is Situated In A Quiet And Sheltered Spot Only 1km From Beaches Or Village Of Plougasnou
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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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Easter Break at Kerguelen
A marvellous break at a lovingly maintained property with a superb kitchen and great big garden. Even better was the total lack of TV or DVDs which allowed us to concentrate more fully on the beautiful coastline (a short walk away) and local places of interest. The property was all that we could have wanted and the owner was friendly and unobtrusive - the house would be even better in the summer, when you could make proper use of the garden.
All in all, an absolute gem.
Thanks for you super review of Kerguelen. So glad you had a nice relaxing time. Spring is indeed a beautiful time to visit Brittany but you do have to dodge the weather a bit.
All the best Philip
Great house, great location!
The house was fabulous, just what we needed for a break with extended family. The house was lovely and clean with lots of rustic charm. The kitchen was where we spent most of the time chatting and drinking wine as cooked and ate. The kids loved the huge garden too!
Lovely beaches in the area, we visited quite a few despite the weather. We also visited a couple of relatively local swimming pools in Lannion and St Pol De Leon.
The market in Plougasnou on a Tuesday morning is great for local produce, definitely worth a visit.
Thank-you for your five star review. It is always good to hear that visitors to Kerguelen like the house and garden, and that you got to spend time on the superb beaches on the sunny days. I hope you will come back again.
Best wishes Philip
Perfect family holiday
Kerguelen is a wonderful place to stay for that perfect family holiday! The house is very well equipped and the spacious garden is great for children.There are beautiful beaches and cliff walks, pretty fishing villages and great cycling all on the doorstep
and the lovely town of Plougasnou has excellent traditional shops, bars and restaurants. In fact, everything you need for a relaxing break especially when the sun shines as it did for us!
I am very glad you had such a good holiday, you second time at Kerguelen. Hoping to see you again in the future. Philip
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. Quotes
New year 2014
I'm so glad, and I thought you had such terrible weather that week, I certainly got very fed up with the seeming constant downpours.
This cottage was perfect for our holiday
We had an absolutely unforgettable Golden Wedding celebration here with our family from the UK and Canada.
Everything we needed was available.There was a large well equipped kitchen and the sleeping and bathroom arrangements were more than adequate. The children loved the large garden.
The nearest beache Primel Plage has beautiful clean sands and child friendly rock pools with coastal walks.
Plougasnou has all the shops you could want, with a weekly market that you mustn't miss.The church is well worth a visit. We had a great meal at the restaurant 'Les Chaises' in the main square. They coped really well with our party of 13.and the food and service were excellent and at a reasonable price. (Book ahead!).
Finally, the owner, Philip is friendly but unobtrusive - - the perfect landlord.
We have already recommended Kerguelen to our friends.
Judith and David Boston
Thank-you for your lovely recommend, and I am glad all your celebrations were memorable. Wishing you all the best for the next one.
Best wishes Philip
Kergulen farmhouse. Plougasnou
We all had a great holiday, found the farmhouse to be exactly as you see in the photo, great setting. The garden was brilliant especally for the kids, playing football, cricket etc etc. We had barbecues most nights, as weather was very good, plenty of sunshine exactly what the doctor had ordered. The house is basic but in good order, requires a tv/dvd player, and internet. This is the only fault we could find with it, as there was no way of checking the weather etc, with out using your mobile phone, for the internet. Tv/dvd player would havebeen great, as some nights the kids, just wanted to sit, after a busy day at the beech. (and that includes the grown ups, as we where shattered most days, after swiming, football, cricket etc, and the occational bottle of wine). The house we found to be in a great location, in relation to the beeches (of which there is two excellent one's both within walking distance/bicycle). The loverly little villige of Plougasnou, was just a short walk, having a bakery and a butcher's shop and a few cafe's. There is also a supermarket, which has every thing you will need. All in all we had a great time, and would certainly not think twice and book it again. (grand children still talking about it, wanting to know when we can go back). Just a tip for any body traveling from the UK, as it was approx 6.5 hrs drive from getting off the train from Folkstone, try using the ferry from from Plymouth to Roscoff. We came back on it, and what a difference it makes to your travelling time, as Roscoff is only about 45 minutes to the farmhouse. We came back this way and was much easier.
Many thanks for your 5 star review. It sounds like you had an active holiday, and I am glad you found the house and garden relaxing. The house will have wifi internet for the 2013 season, and you will be welcome guests if you wish to return.
Primel beach 1km, with life-guards, car parking, cafés and walks around Point de Primel
From Kerguelen a footpath winds down to the sea at Carpont, less than 1 km walk. A delightful, secluded spot, with rocky beach, rocks to scramble over and good access for swimming.
Many other fantastic sandy beaches all within 10 minutes drive. You won't have enough time in a week to discover them all.
20% discounts on Brittany ferries crossings available to all customers
Brest airport 60km.
Morlaix TGV 20 minutes
Roscoff ferry 40 minutes
St. Malo 2/2.5 hrs