Holiday gite to rent nr Benodet 6km - BF000361_C

Pleuven (3km from Fouesnant), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF000361_C Advertiser since: 23 July 2004

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Atelier Self Catering Saturday 3 5 1

About this property

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

The Atelier has a stone walled interior keeping the originality of a true gîte with wooden beams, tiled floors and rustic decor.
Downstairs: There is a living area with tv/dvd, cd/radio player, books and games. Kitchen/dining area which is well equipped with an oven/grill/hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, cafeterie, toaster and all necessary utensils. A shower room and toilet.
Upstairs: There are 3 panelled bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single which also has a cot.
A private area in front of the gîte to eat out with a bench table/chairs and bbq.
Internet access via cable to laptops and wi-fi. Central heating. Shared use of a washing machine in the 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 it’s 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 Crozon.
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 watersport, sailing, canoeing, sailboarding 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.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped with an oven/grill hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, cafeterie, toaster and all necessary utensils

Living rooms

There's a living area with tv/dvd, cd/radio player, books and games.


There are 3 panelled bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single which also has a cot.


A shower room and seperate toilet.


Central heating

Garden and outside

The beautiful gardens are safe and enclosed with a large play area for the children. There's a private area in front of the gîte where you can eat out with a bench table/chairs and bbq.

Parking and garages

There's off the road parking for one car per gîte.

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


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Fishing nearby

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


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



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Fouesnant


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
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


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.


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


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.


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.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 7
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 8
8.2 / 10 Jane 24 May, 2013

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