Holiday rental, quiet setting Benodet 6km - BF000361_A

9.3/10
Pleuven (3km from Fouesnant), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF000361_A Advertiser since: 23 July 2004

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1

About this property

Farmhouse, Bénodet 6km, 200 Metres from Village. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

The Farmhouse is the most spacious and benefits from a sunny south facing location. It has the traditional farm cottage spirit, with its open fireplace, wooden beams and rustic decor.
 
Downstairs: The spacious living area is homely and allows you to enjoy family activities, games, tv/dvd, cd/radio, or even relax and read a book in a comfortable armchair. Kitchen/dining area which is well equipped with a gas oven/grill/hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, cafeterie, toaster and all necessary utensils.
 
Upstairs: There is a cosy double bedroom, a twin room that can actually sleep up to 3 by adding a cot or extra bed on demand. The mezzanine can also be used to sleep one person. A bathroom with a shower over the bath and a separate toilet.
 
A private area in front of the gîte where you can eat out with a bench table/chairs and bbq.
 
Internet access via cable to laptops and w-ifi. Central heating. Shared use of a washing machine in owner’s gîte (for a nominal charge). Cots and highchairs on demand. Bed linen hire and babysitting are possible.
 
Welcoming family friendly accommodation.
 
These stone-built farm cottages have been renovated by the resident English owner that has taken care to keep the authenticity of these farm dwellings.
 
Made up of 3 gites which sleep up to 4 or 5 in each, they are Ideal for group family/friend holidays seeking individual accommodation. Toulambic offers a quiet setting but is just 200m from the village where you can stroll to get your fresh bread and croissants in the morning.
 
In the village you'll find 2 boulangeries, an organic butcher's/grocers, a post office, a pizzeria/restaurant, 2 excellent créperies, a hairdressers and dentist. There are also 2 local English speaking doctors and a very big pharmacy.

There are numerous beaches just within 5-8km such as the well known resort of Benodet with its casino, the untouched golden sandy beaches of Fouesnant and the coves of Beg Meil which are always a favourite with my guests.

Just a 2min drive away is the town of Fouesnant which offers all amenities shops, bars, beach view cafés, supermarkets, popular refined restaurants and traditional créperies.
 
There are plenty of cultural visits in the area. You shouldn't miss... Quimper, Concarneau and Locronan beautiful historical towns, fishing ports, not to mention the peninsulas of Point du Raz and Crozen.

Brittany is well known for its walks. Escape into the hidden countryside with its authentic scenery and follow the coastal paths with their magnificent views.
 
Cycling is popular around the country lanes and a lot of the major roads have a cycle lane.
There is the possibility to do every kind of water sport, sailing, canoeing, sail boarding and many others from one of the local nautical centres.
 
There are 2 excellent local swimming pools and a Thalassotherapy centre in Benodet.
Not forgetting 3 golf courses, horse-riding, accrobranche (acrobatic tree climbing), bowling etc...
 
How to get to Toulambic
 
The most popular way is by ferry with boats arriving at Roscoff which is only 2hrs drive away, St Malo 3hrs, Caen 4hrs, Cherbourg 5hrs, Le Harve 6hrs and Calais 9hrs.
Eurostar/drive is also a possibility.
Fly/drive is becoming a popular alternative with many regular flights and low cost companies introducing flights into Quimper which is 20mins drive away, Lorient 45mins, Brest 1hr, Rennes 2hrs, Nantes 2h30.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Living rooms

With open fireplace

Bedrooms

Two bedrooms

Bathrooms

One bathroom

Entertainment

The Farmhouse has its own private area to sit out and eat and bbq if you so wish

Garden and outside

Nice garden with an area where the children can meet and play together

Visitor suitability

Pleasant comfortable property keeping the rustic character and being in a good location for shops, beaches and activities. This property is suitable for families and couples alike

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, coarse fish
Name of nearest fishing location: River Odet
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de l'Odet, Clohars-Fouesnant 29950 Benodet
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: UCPA Route de Quimper 29170 Moulin du PontMoulin du Pont
Distance: 4 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Fouesnant

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan Futcher

I moved out to Brittany with my husband in 1988. We bought Toulambic with the intention of doing B & B and painting holidays as my husband was an artist. We had to rent a gîte whilst doing the renovations and hence the idea to do gîtes occured. I've been running the gîtes ever since and it's nice to meet guests who appreciate Brittany and it's beautiful scenery and tranquility.

Owner's website www.suesfrenchcottages.com
Year property purchased 1988
Why this location? Well located near village with a few local amenitities and beaches within 6km. Towns such as Benodet, Quimper and Concarneau all within reach.
Unique benefits of property Authentic traditonal gîtes keeping the rustic decor with modern appliances for holiday accomodation with a difference taking you back in time.

The Owner Recommends

Beaches

There are numerous beaches ranging from the quiet secluded coves of Beg Meil to larger sandy beaches such as Benodet, Mousterlin and Cap Coz.

Childrens Entertainment

If or when the children have had enough of the beach there is still plenty to keep them occupied with play parks, swimming pools, pony riding and not forgetting tennis and golf all in easy reach.

Creperies

In every town and village you can find a creperie. It's a must to try.

Fetes

In the evenings stroll around one of the many fetes, even have a meal and join in the local Breton dancing at their Fest Noz.

Shopping for Local Produce

There is a market every morning in the vicinity but the biggest and most popular by French standards are at Pont l'Abbe on Thursday and Concarneau on Monday mornings

Walking and Cycling

This is the ideal area to do both of these with the coastal paths, and exploring the country lanes to find the hidden Brittany.

Watersports

All sorts of watersports are possible even with sailing schools. Surfing at Pointe de la Torche, canoeing up the River Odet are just 2 ideas.

8 Reviews
9.3/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.6
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.6
9.8 / 10 Morrisons 20 August, 2018

Beautiful house set in a lovely little village. Our host Susan couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The garden was beautiful and our children loved all the space we had. The village is a minute walk away and every Thursday during the summer the community come together to eat, drink and listen to live music and we had a wonderful evening there. The beach is 8k away with a running/cycling track all the way and another track above the cliffs. Brittany is truly beautiful and we had a wonderful and relaxing holiday - with two young children!!! It was a very special home from home and I would highly recommend this gite for a family or couple holiday.

9.7 / 10 MUndritz18 8 August, 2018

We had a fabulous week long stay at the Farmhouse in Pleuven. It was very clean and well looked after. The owner was very friendly, always smiling and helpful in recommending places to visit which were suitable for our young family. The Farmhouse was perfect for a family of 4. It was lovely to return to the cottage after a long hot day at the beach and enjoy the beautiful garden. We loved it, we'd highly recommend and we will be back!

10 / 10 Graham & Denise. 27 June, 2017

Have a great week in the Farmhouse and enjoyed everything.
Susan was very welcoming, friendly and helpful, with lots of local knowledge advise.
Set in a lovely part of this world.

Owner response

Always a pleasure to meet new guests and help them to enjoy the region and accomadation.

9.2 / 10 John Swin 26 September, 2016

We stayed for 10 days in September.
1 1/2 hrs from Roscoff and situated within 10km of Benodett, Quimper and Concarnou which are all worth a visit.
Speak to Sue and she will use her local knowledge to direct you to some other less known gems of small stunning bays that are well worth seeing. We only had to pay for parking in Concarnou and Quimper and the it was less than 2 Euros.
The 3 gites are in a quiet village that has a couple of bakeries and a butchers and there is a large supermarket less than 10 mins drive away that stocks all your needs, a petrol station on site. More a small hypermaket than supermarket selling white goods, clothes and furniture as well as great Breton food and wine at 2 to 6 Euros a bottle
The gites are in lovely grounds and well furnished and have cooker, fridge, microwave and a barbecue in each. Plenty room for children to run around away from the traffic

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