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The manor house is a beautiful 17th century farmhouse in the picturesque seaside village of Locquirec, only 40 minutes from Roscoff ferry port.
The manor is 5 minutes walk from the beach 'Les Sables Blancs' and the coastal footpath GR34, which runs along the rugged Tregor coastline from Morlaix to Tregor. A small grocery shop is also just a 5 minute walk away, where you can buy morning bread and fresh local produce.
The port is a 15 minute stroll away. Down on the port you'll find some great restaurants for all budgets, from a 3 course lunch for €14,50 through to dinner 'a la carte' at the 'Grand Hotel des Bains', 'Restaurant du Port' or 'Brasserie de la Plage'. A tapas bar 'La Dame de Nage' and bar 'Chez Tilly' are also on the port, these are great places to sit outside, enjoy the view and soak up the atmosphere with the Parisians that return here every year.
The Manor House has 3 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 5 people plus baby. It has been beautifully restored with plenty of character; slate flagstone floor, Rayburn range cooker, woodburner, Breton furniture, gas central heating, dishwasher, wi-fi and English tv. There is a large enclosed garden with patio furniture and barbecue. Children are very welcome - a cot, highchair and babybath can be supplied upon request.
The manor house has an adjoining one bedroomed owners' cottage. The 2 properties share a washing machine and tumble dryer in a separate building.
Electric oven, hob, Rayburn cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee-maker, toaster and a range of crockery and utensils.
Large sitting room with 2 large sofas, English tv, dvd player and woodburner.
Master bedroom with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with single bed. Cot available. All bedrooms on first floor.
Downstairs bathroom with large cast iron French bath, shower, wc and washbasin. First floor wc and washbasin.
Gas central heating.
Free wi-fi connection. English TV channels.
Large enclosed garden with garden and patio furniture. Bbq supplied.
Plenty of on-site parking.
Grocery store five minutes' walk away.
Every Wednesday morning, the port hosts the weekly market with its bright stalls of vegetables, fishmongers, cheese sellers, butchers, crêpe makers, local producers of cider and honey, as well as clothing, jewellery, and other unusual itmes such as linen, hand-weaved baskets, paintings, and decorative items.
Why not hire an electric bike from the Tourist Office in Locquirec and spend the day exploring the village, coastline and coves?
Take in sites like the Gallo Roman baths overlooking the sea at Hogolo, and the surfers at Pors ar Villiec and Moulin de la Rive beaches.
Enjoy lunch on Fond de la Baie beach at 'La Paillote' restaurant or venture further along the coast to the bohemian cafe and bookshop 'Caplan & Co', with stunning views of the sea.
Only six minutes drive from Locquirec, you’ll find the small village of Guimaëc and the 16th century cider presses of Kervéguen Manor, which make exceptional cider using traditional, high-quality methods.
Here, everything possible is done to preserve the environment: no weedkiller in the orchards, natural methods of preserving the fruit, and natural processes right through the process of 'vinification'. The cider is matured for 6-8 months in oak barrels, and brewed from apples that have been collected by hand and ripened under sheltered conditions.
It is possible to visit and taste the ciders produced at the cellar, which supplies cider to the Elysée Palace in Paris.
NB The cellar is free of charge to visit during opening hours: Every day in July and August except Sundays and French Bank Holidays, from 10am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm. In April, May and September every day except Sundays and French Bank Holidays from 2.30pm-6.30pm.
Off the coast of Paimpol is Ile Bréhat, one of Brittany’s loveliest islands. In actual fact, Bréhat consists of several islets around two small, car-free islands, which are joined by a bridge at low tide. It is easily accessible by a regular 10-minute boat journey from Pointe de l’Arcouest.
Ferries arrive at Port-Clos on the south island, where many visitors choose to hire bikes before heading the short distance to the island’s main village 'Le Bourg' or to the beach.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the micro-climate allows many Mediterranean plants to flourish here such as palm trees, eucalyptus, agapanthus, hydrangeas and geraniums, which enhance the beautifully tended gardens of the pretty stone cottages and villas; many are holiday homes owned by Parisians.
A 15-minute boat ride from Roscoff, the Île de Batz (pronounced ‘ba’) is a hidden gem that is worth seeking out. The main attraction is its exotic garden but there are also some lovely beaches, leisurely walks and great views from the top of the lighthouse.
In the summer, there are also occasional boats to the island from Locquirec. The journey time is much longer (2.5 hours) but it takes in Plougasnou and the Bay of Morlaix, including the stunning and imposing Château du Taureau built to safeguard the bay and town of Morlaix from English raiders.
Beautiful house in a lovely spot - highly recommend
Thank you so much for your lovely review and we're so pleased you enjoyed the house and Locquirec. We'd be delighted to welcome you again.
The nearby beach we felt was the best in the area and great that you could walk to it from the cottage. Excellent rock pooling and snorkelling at low tide and body boarding at high tide. It also has a lifeguard on duty. The only downside is that it has no beach side cafe to buy snacks and drinks from. The cottage was very clean and had everything you needed for a holiday home - apart from a potato peeler.
There is a bad bend on the driveway exit from the house where care is needed. A folder with helpful information would be useful - to include for example (i) rubbish arrangements (ii) a review of restaurants and bars down at the port and in the local area. (iii) view of the area from a local's perspective