Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5, Ratings 4 10/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|The Chestnut Loft||Self Catering||Saturday||3||5||1|
Le Rhun’s farmhouse and former farm outbuildings have been thoughtfully converted to provide 5 individual and stylish holiday retreats: the Farmhouse (sleeps up to 14), Ecurie (sleeps 4), Etable (sleeps 8), Hibou (sleeps 5) and the Chestnut Loft apartment (sleeps 5). Set in Le Rhun’s beautiful rolling farmland, the holiday homes retain many of their original features – a delightful combination of stone, slate and exposed beams, giving the properties tremendous charm and character. Each property has a private terrace or garden with barbecue. Unpack and relax in the comfort of your home from home - washing/drying machine, dvd, hi-fi, hairdryer, microwave, food processor and picnic basket complete with bucket and spade! Outside you'll find plenty to do. If you're feeling active, head for our heated outdoor pool, ball games field, swings or sandpit. If it's peace and quiet you seek, head off down our farm tracks and woodland walks where you'll find plenty of shady spots to settle down with your picnic basket, a good book and a glass of wine. Don't forget your camera - the wildlife is abundant.
Argol's picturesque village square is half a kilometre along the lane with its boulangerie, La Poste, bars and creperies across from the ancient church. The cider museum and Maison des Vieux Métiers hold regular exhibitions and living displays of country crafts.
Ideally situated for exploring this spectacular unspoilt corner of Brittany, Le Rhun is set in the heart of the Crozon Peninsula which abounds with magnificent views, wide sandy beaches, rugged coves and sites of historical and cultural interest. The nearest beach at Telgruc-sur-Mer is only 3km away and offers an introduction to the immense variety of beaches in easy reach of Le Rhun. From the golden sands of Pentrez to the wild surfing beaches of Lostmarc’h, there is a beach to suit everyones taste. Even at the height of summer, you can easily find a quiet spot to sit and contemplate the waves. Whether you want to put your feet up and relax or try your hand at something new, there is plenty on offer with sailing, surfing, sand-yachting, cycling, horse riding, golf and scenic walks through national park lands and pre-historic sites. Local restaurants and market stalls offer a wide variety of regional produce including delicious crepes, seafood, cheeses and cider, while the biscuiteries are a sheer delight for the younger gastronome!
Fridge, microwave, washer/dryer, food processor.
Woodburner, dvd player and screen, hi-fi.
Three. One double, one twin and one single.
Heated towel radiator.
All the gites have woodburners (the Farmhouse has 3) as the primary source of heating. Wood provided. Additional heating available - oil fired radiators for hire.
Heated swimming pool. Ball games pitch. Swings. Sandpit. Woodland walks.
Garden or terrrace attached to each property with garden furniture and barbecue.
There is ample parking a short walk from your front door. We ask our guests to unload and then to leave their car in the parking area to allow for a car free zone for the free-range children (and their parents too!)
Idyllic location for families and friends to get together.
We moved here in 2005, after living abroad for a number of years. We fell in love with the Presqu'ile and especially the magic of Le Rhun. We love the peace, the space, and the big open skies here. We wanted to share the magic of our quirky and homely gites, and are always creating new places for children and grown ups of all ages to explore and play.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Once you have visited the Peninsula d'Crozon you will understand.|
|Unique benefits of property||Peace, tranquillity, a splash of magic, the fairy glade and a pirate ship!|
Argol village is a 15 minute walk away and boasts a boulangerie, La Poste, 2 small bars, a tabac and creperie as well as a museum of country crafts!
Telgruc-sur-mer is 5 kilometres away and also has a bank, small supermarket, general store and road drops down onto a magnificent sandy beach.
Crozon - a picturesque town with a beautiful market square, supermarkets, artisan bakers and boucherie/charcuterie. On alternate Wednesdays there is a morning market snaking from the square, through the narrow streets, selling hand made crafts, local fresh food, cheeses, seafood and Brittany hot food delicacies.
Morgat - a small seaside town that makes us think of Balamory with its brightly coloured buildings hugging the coastline and many yachts moored in the harbour. The beach and harbour offer you the chance to hire kayaks, bikes, go diving, go on boat trips into the caves or soak up the sun at one of the many small creperies and bars along the sea front. For six weeks at the height of summer the streets come alive as the sun sets with 'Mardi Morgat' - a Tuesday night street festival of live bands strolling along the sea front and performing on the stage in the square, with families and friends dancing in the street into the early hours or perusing the unusual gifts at the craft market!
Camaret - A harbour town with numerous waterside restaurants with great fresh fish and seafood. A firm favourite for surfers as it is surrounded by surfing beaches and beautiful clifftop walks.
Locronan - One of France's best kept villages with higgledy-piggledy houses, cobbled streets, beautiful creperies, quirky shops, atmospheric church, and our personal favourite - a magnificent hand made chocolate shop.
Quimper - Fascinating medieval city with beautiful church, art gallery, market hall, timbered buildings, amazing merry-go-round and interesting little shops including one selling delicious, elfin the mouth macaroons in 24 flavours presented to you in exquisitely wrapped boxes.
There are 10+ beaches on the presquile, most within 20 minutes drive. The closest (and our favourite) is Trez Bellec in Telgruc-Sur-Mer, 5km away (5 minutes in the car). There are lots of places to hire Kayaks, catamarans, sand karts, to name but a few of the activities. But best of all there are many wide open, uncrowded, sandy beaches to choose from.
There is a wealth of things to do on the Presqu-ile de Crozon. From walking, cycling, surfing, sailing, museums, national parkland, a maze, Parc Accrobranche (tree climbing and paintballing) beautiful local markets, La Maison du Cidre, La Musée Vivants des Vieux Métiers, Le Musée du Mémorial de la Bataille de l'Atlantique, a number of sites of historic interest including the standing stones at Camert-Sur-Mer. Something to please everyone...
We returned to Le Rhun four years after having a wonderful holiday there with our (then!) very small children.
Coming back with children aged 5,7 and 12 gave us a different and equally wonderful experience. The gite itself was absolutely immaculate, well laid out and stocked with essentials (and some welcome non essentials, including chilled local cider in the fridge and a cheeseboard dropped off by our lovely host, Lesley, shortly after we arrived!)
The children were able to safely explore and play in the grounds, with a scavenger hunt, chickens to visit and the new Fairy Glade to enjoy. The pool is very well fenced and safe, with a great range of inflatables/pool toys to borrow. Under the barn now has a beach hut style shed stocked with coffee, wine, beer and ice creams paid for with an honesty box. It really would be possible to have a wonderful break here without leaving at all... BUT I recommend you do! Wonderful beaches (Morgat was a favorite for its shallow, warm water and cafes), historic towns and glorious French countryside are all a short drive away and thoroughly worth exploring.
A completely relaxing, safe holiday for families with children of all ages - or anyone looking for an idyllic spot to unwind.
We had a wonderful stay at Le Rhun. The facilities are fantastic for children. Lesley & Alan (the owners) have gone to incredible length to create a wonderful imaginative play site for children. Along with the play barn there are hiding dens around every corner, a pirate ship in the trees and even a fairy glen.
I am sure there will be other surprises to discover that we missed.
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5, Ratings 4 10/10
Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 14, Ratings 3 10/10
Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8, Ratings 2 10/10
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 3 10/10