Cottages to rent for holidays in Brittany - BF000526_C

Riec-sur-Belon (6km from Pont-Aven), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF000526_C Advertiser since: 24 August 2000

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Etable Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

L'Etable, Cottage in Beautiful Countryside, Beaches/Ports Nearby. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

L'Etable is one of a pair of semi-detached gîtes sympathetically converted from a handsome natural stone former farm building. It is set in lovely tranquil surroundings between the Aven and Belon rivers close to the beautiful Cornouaille coast. The property is in a conservation area and access is via a drive leading from a quiet no-through road. Numerous safe sandy beaches and small fishing ports are within a few minutes drive. Good surfing can be found at Le Pouldu, about 10km away. Local roads are generally quiet and suitable for family cycling. Also in the area are a number of signposted off-road tracks. There are also a number of golf courses relatively close by. The South Brittany coastal path is accessible by a 5-minute stroll.
The nearest small town is Riec-sur-Belon, about 1km from the property. It has a selection of restaurants, small shops, a weekly market and a useful supermarket. The picturesque artists' town of Pont-Aven is about 5km away and offers many galleries as well as more upmarket shopping and a variety of eating options. The 'must-see' towns of Concarneau and Quimper are within easy reach.
The gîte is open-plan area downstairs with a fully equipped kitchen area. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin, a bathroom and further separate wc.
L'Etable is one of 4 former farm buildings, another of which is holiday accommodation owned by ourselves. The other 2 buildings are owned by our French neighbour but are currently unoccupied. Farming has ceased here but the atmosphere of a Breton farm, with covered well and courtyard, remains.
To the rear there is a patio and a small lawn leading to a large and safe communal space of more than one acre. Guests are free to use the boules pitch and the table-tennis table (equipment provided).
Guest comments: " We found the gite to be very well equipped, clean and comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing week. There are so many quiet, beautiful, unspoilt beaches in close proximity that we found we could visit a couple a day. We would not hesitate to recommend you and hopefully will return next year" Mr & Mrs C (Stockport, Cheshire August 2010) Stayed in L'Etable.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen area is well equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave and ample china and glassware for 4 people.

The pine dining table seats 6.

There is a washing machine, for the sole use of L'Etable and L'Ecurie, located in an adjacent outbuilding.

Living rooms

The living area in L'Etable has 2 comfortable sofas and an effective Jotul wood burning stove, with logs provided. The floors are tiled for ease of maintenance.


The first floor is accessed by a closed tread pine staircase and the first floor has smooth wooden floors. Here there is one double and one twin bedroom, each furnished in pine. Each bed has a duvet with protector and 2 pillows per person. We also provide mattress and pillow protectors. Clients are asked to bring their own bedlinen and personal towels.

A travelcot, highchair and stairgates are available for clients with small children and babies.


The bathroom in L'Etable has a bath with shower attachment and also a separate shower cubicle. There is a second wc also on the first floor.


There are electric radiators in every room. For spring and autumn lets, clients also have the benefit of the effective Jotul wood burning stove, with logs provided.


There is a selection of books and boardgames and a cd player. L'Etable has a satellite tv/dvd with English Freeview channels and radio. New Wi-Fi for 2015.

Garden and outside

L'Etable has its own private patio area and small lawn. There is a barbecue and garden furniture and direct access to over an acre of communal garden where there is a boules pitch and table tennis table. Boules and table tennis equipment are provided.

Parking and garages

There is a designated parking area located off the driveway, with ample parking for several cars.

Visitor suitability

L'Etable is suitable for couples and small families alike. We include among our returning clients a number of couples who come back year after year to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the area. Often, L'Etable and L'Ecurie are let together to friends or relatives who wish to holiday together but to have separate, adjacent accommodation.


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  • Child facilities




Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR 34


The Owner Recommends

Location and Activities

There is easy access to many lovely beaches such as Le Pouldu, Kerfany, Rospico, Port Manech, Raguenez and surfing at La Torche. The South Brittany coastal path is a few minutes walk from the houses - and walk sheets available in the houses. There are several golf courses within an easy drive. Fishing nearby.

Nearest Restaurant

1.7km from Chez Jacky, reknowned for its seafood and fish. Many good restaurants nearby in Pont Aven, among them the Moulin de Rosmadec for a special meal, Hotel aux Ajoncs d'Or for good food and service at a reasonable price

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 8
  • Value for Money: 9
8.5 / 10 David and Patricia 22 June, 2018

Lovely property with a very good range of equipment for cooking and relaxing.

Large private garden at rear and a barbeque is provided.

There are some good walks along the estuary and Oyster producers nearby sell direct to the public.

Owner easy to deal with and responds to e-mails promptly.

We had a lovely break and would recommend this property highly,

Many thanks.

Owner response

It is good to receive such a positive review. It is much appreciated. John

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