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Quiet, rural & spacious detached farmhouse just outside Pont Aven

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catered rental, 5 bedroom farmhouse cottage

Ker-eol is a lovely detached farmhouse situated just outside Pont Aven. It has a large garden, and about 3 acres of adjacent land. The house has 4 large bedrooms, and there is a further double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor, separate from the main house, en suite. We normally let the house as one unit of 4 bedrooms, and welcome enquiries for use of the 5th bedroom if required. We never let separately. There are some wonderful beaches for bathing nearby and also some fantastic surfing beaches all within a few kilometres. There are many areas of great historical interest and some wonderful romantic walks and great food. It is also a very popular area for fishing and boat trips. All linen is provided. English speaking, but we translate to other languages. Welcome pack.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Will always try to communicate in your language
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2017

About David

My wife Lucy and have now semi retired from farming in West Somerset, as our remaining farming activity requires no field operations other than annual harvest!. We have 5 children and 10 grandchildren, who are all growing up fast! We grow Energy crops and you can find out more at, if of interest. We bought KerEol just before we started farming in France ourselves in 2002, and love this lovely part of France for its space, lovely climate and friendly, easy going, people

David purchased this house in 2002

Why David chose Quimper area

We loved KerEol from the first time we saw it because its a lovely traditional french house in a very peaceful and friendly area of France. Everything is gentle here, the locals friendly and Pont Aven is full of atmosphere and no crowds. We love coming here to chill out! And the roads are so much smoother than in the UK, and we hardly ever see any potholes!

What makes this house unique

One of the things we love most about this house is the 3 acres of land it has, and a great sense of timelessness. We have let this grow free and wild, and are looking to open up walks around it in the next year or two. We are progressively updating the home, but want to maintain its quintessential French atmosphere, and plan that it will be a friendly family home for people to enjoy at reasonable cost for many years to come.


Pont-Aven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet only
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Downstairs toilet accessible from hall.
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , Wash basin and mirror
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Toilet, Shower, hand basin & mirror for Bedroom 5
  • Bathroom 1 - No toilet. Bath and over bath shower & washbasin/mirror Bathroom 2 - No toilet. Triangular bath and over bath shower. washbasin/mirror. Ensuite for Bedroom 1 Bathroom 3 - Toilet and washbasin Bathroom 4 - Downstairs toilet and handbasin/mirror Bathroom 5 - Newly refurbished Shower, Toilet, hand basin and mirror
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , four poster ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , ensuite
  • All recently furnished with new bedding throughout. A child's travel cot is available upon request and there is ample room in all bedrooms for the cot. There is also one large double bedroom, en-suite (shower) in the gite, which is on the ground floor and has its own entrance. It is also accessible from within the house, but can be locked and separate, if required.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Quiet, rural & spacious detached farmhouse just outside Pont Aven
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 adults stayed at Kereol from Dec 28, 2015 through Jan 9, 2016. This home was so comfortable, spacious, and important feature in December/January (the rain and wind is as fierce as on the Washington coast where we live!) And the fireplace in the living room provided not only heat, but a nice winter ambiance as well. We were met by the local managers at 9pm (in the dark) who presented us with a sumptuous welcome package composed of milk, juice, bread, wine!, sweet biscuits, jam, the famous Breton Crepes, butter, and much more that I can't remember at the moment. The beds were very comfortable, towels plentiful, soaps and washing liquids for the washing machine and dishes provided. The shower in our bedroom downstairs was wonderful with a rainshower head.....plentiful hot water even with 5 adults taking showers all within a couple of hours in the morning! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and there are 2 small fridges; one with a small freezer. I can imagine this home during the summer when we could make full use of the sun room and the gardens and take walks along the lane. For those of you who like to shop, Quimper is fantastic...especially the week between Christmas and New Year's when the sales are between 25 and 60% off! I purchased a French designer purse for 40% off! It was clear next time we must bring an extra suitcase. For a local culinary treat, be sure to eat at La Krampouzerie in Quimper. Both the savory and the sweet crepes were delicious. Walking the streets of the ramparts in Concarneau is like taking a trip back in time and the pizza at Lobely's was great. If you have time, be sure to make the trip to Mont St Michel in Normandy, and also Omaha Beach and St Mere Eglise...(2 days minimum) such history and the French are consummate caretakers of our part in the history of both world wars and forever thank us for our part in liberating France. Thank you David and Lucy for sharing your lovely home.....we will return!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this Review and we are so pleased you found it so good. Thanks for recommending and commenting on local events and places. We will share these with future guests. We do hope you will come and stay with us again.
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Home from home.

  • 4 of 5

A really nice 'home from home' Kereol' was very comfortable for our party of 7 which included my elderly mother. The weather was pretty grim on some days so the provision of board games for the younger members was much appreciated while we waited for the sky to clear. The provision of fresh fruit and some basics foods was also very welcome after the long journey from Calais.

We loved Pont Aven, Quimper and Concarneau.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous house for a family

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house which we rented for two weeks for the whole family plus very old Westie to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The house is very spacious and well appointed so we all had our own space but equally could all come together to socialise and, more importantly eat together. Some memorable meals were cooked and eaten - I loved the kitchen! The area was lovely - great beach at Port Manec'h, lively markets in Pont Aven and Concarneau. We enjoyed kayaking down the Aven and had some lovely meals out in Pont Aven. We walked to Nizon most days to collect fresh croissants from the boulangerie there. The walks up and down the river were great and one surprisingly fun day out was a maize maze with interactive characters. Weather beautiful - very memorable holiday. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. We are delighted you had such a great time, and like you, find Pont Aven and the surrounding area enchanting and a lovely part of France. Please consider us again when you return!
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Fantastic farmhouse great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here with 6 friends for a 60th celebration. We had a lovely time and although the weather was hot my husband lit the fire twice in the lounge. Very spacious so we weren't all on top of each other come breakfast. Plenty of fridge space too. the garden was perfect and we played bowling on the grass and sunbathed on the garden lounges. Great place to stay very clean. We walked to Pont Aven (half hour walk) too.Beaches near by lots to do. The English managers John & Julie were very informative and attentive to our needs. Thank you so much for our stay.... we had a great time...Gill & John

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely base to explore delightful area

  • 4 of 5

A very spacious and comfortable house. We were particularly impressed by the high standard of presentation, furnishings and decor. Every effort was made to make us feel welcome from a substantial welcome pack to finishing touches we haven't seen anywhere else, such as fresh flowers everywhere. Even staples like washing-up liquid, washing powder, dishcloths were provided...which really saved on the grocery bill! Can't think of anything that was lacking. The property is only a 5 minute drive from Pont Aven, itself a picturesque town on a sea inlet, stuffed full of art galleries and biscuit shops (and plenty of restaurants and bars). Lots to see and do in the area. The only quibble is that our small dogs were able to get under the hedge in the 'dog proof' garden. Had it been fenced we'd have given the property five stars!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you may visit us again. I have made a note about your dogs finding a way through our garden hedge and will try to make it more secure, but little dogs are adept at squeezing through the smallest spaces! Thank you for your review.
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1 bedroom gite

  • 4 of 5

i rented the gite with my partner and we had our 9 month old child with us. There was enough room for the 3 of us, it was comfortable, clean and very spacious for a one bedroom. when we arrived we were greeted by someone who was very friendy, we got a welcome pack which consist of bread, butter, tea, coffee, suger, milk, water, and orange juice. There are both washing and drying facilities, which is very handy to have, especially if you have children. The closest town (Point Aven) is only 10 minutes away by car, and it is a lovely little town. The Gite itself is situated in a very quiet location on its own, the surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. I would recommened this to couples or a couple with a young child, as there is room for a cot. Furthermore I enjoyed my stay at the Gite.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
128 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Pont Aven
Car: necessary

Ker-Eol is very close to the pretty town of Pont-Aven, which is a picturesque port popular with tourists due in part to its art galleries. This is a relaxing, peaceful area of France, with timeless appeal, unspoilt by commercialisation, with friendly locals and a typical example of the gentle living in France that is so envied and loved.

The artist Gauguin came to Pont-Aven in the 1880s to paint before leaving for Tahiti. The stamp of gifted artistry is present without being pervasive or dominant and lends a deep sense of identity to the lovely small estuary town.

There are many beautiful beaches, particular favourites include Pointe De Trévignon, Tahiti Beach and Port Manech. All are very beautiful, but never crowded and mostly safe for bathing.

There is also the town of Concarneau with the Ville Close, a small, highly fortified 13th century citadelle on a rocky island in the bay. Concarneau has a good aquarium, sailing schools and a pleasant seafront and promenade, with a lovely atmosphere, often staging live open air music, and theatre. There is also an excellent selection of shops and restaurants.

The Pointe du Raz, known as the Land’s End of both Finistere and France, has been designated a “Grande Site Nationale” It is dramatic and well worth a visit, especially the deep fissures which fill and drain with a deafening surf-roar.

There is an abundance of fantastic restaurants all across Brittany accompanied by some stunning locations. Locals are friendly and welcoming, but maintain their strong sense of independence and nationality.

Other Activities: Art studios, open air cafés and historical sites with easy and pleasant walks often beside picturesque rivers and streams. A great place to unwind and really appreciate life at a leisurely gentle pace.


Rates & Availability

Pont-Aven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid season
Apr 29 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $256.73

If payment by this website not acceptable, we also accept payment via Paypal (I will email you an invoice that gives links) or by cheque. Payment by automated bank transfer (BACS) or Payments in Euros/USD can also be accepted by contacting us direct.
All quotations offered are strictly subject to availability, and our normal Terms of Trading. Once a deposit is received, the price is final.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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