Holiday cottage, shared pool to let Pont-Aven - BF002047_A

Melgven (13km from Pont-Aven), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002047_A Advertiser since: 7 September 2005

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Dairy Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

7 Cottages, Pool, Lovely Countryside, Beaches15 Mins. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Heated pool!

Set in 100 acres of beautiful Breton countryside, bordered for 1km by the River Aven. Only 15 mins from miles of sandy beaches. Nearby are the historic towns of Pont-Aven, Quimper and Concarneau. Closest town Rosporden a, market town at 2km.

The Dairy - 1 bedroom with sofa bed in the lounge - Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child or baby
All on one level, open plan lounge with a large angle sofa (converts into a bed), satellite TV. Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine and microwave). Twin bedroom, can convert to double bed. Bathroom with shower. Baby equipment available free of charge, e.g.highchairs, stair gates, and travel cots.
Fenced garden with patio, barbecue and garden furniture. There are shutters, blinds or curtains on all the windows. Free WIFI in all the Cottages.

It has recently been renovated to the highest standard.
Facilities include heated 36ft swimming pool (open end of May to end of September), children's play area, trout lake, farm animals, walks and use of mountain bikes, one with a baby carrier, plus children's bikes..

Please visit our website for more information, photos and reviews,

In June and September when The Dairy is fully booked please contact us for reduced rates in the larger Cottages for families of 4 or less.
Please note that our local Mayor has decided to charge a Tourism Tax for all adults, which is .55cts per night. This is not included in the rental as it is a separate tax and we collect it at the end of your stay in the local currency.

During the period 18th July - 29th August 2020 we only take 2 week bookings unless we have one week availability.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen area. Is spacious with plenty of work surfaces and has all the modern equipment you should need during your stay. This includes; a stainless steel electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge (with ice box), microwave, kettle, toaster, Tassimo coffee machine, cafetiere, iron and ironing board.

Dining area. A cottage style pine table and 4 chairs. Highchairs/booster seats can be provided if requested.

Living rooms

Ground floor. This has been styled open plan with french windows looking over the grounds.

Lounge area. There is a large angle sofa (converts into a bed) and if needed there is an electric heater.

There is also a television, (English and French), DVD player, CD player, toys, books, magazines and a selection of indoor and outdoor games.


There is a twin bedroom with 2 pine single beds, it has duel aspect windows with lovely views. There is a dressing table with stool, a wardrobe and 2 bedside cabinets, a hairdryer is also supplied.

You can also use the sofabed in the lounge to make an additional double bed.


The bathroom is a wet room with shower, it has been designed for wheelchair access and has a non-slip floor. The toilet and sink have been adapted for wheelchair use and there are hand rails by the toilet and shower. A chair can be provided for use in the shower if required.


There is an electric heater in every room.

Each Cottage has a generous electricity allowance which covers normal use for a family of 3. However if you go over this allowance there is a charge of 10cts per kwh.


When you want to leave the farm you will find that there are many attractions and places of interest within a short drive.

There are lots of beautiful beaches within a 15 minute drive, all are very accessible and free parking. Within a 5 minute drive there is a Tree climbing centre, 'Adrenature', great for ages 3 plus, 'L'Aven Parc' labyrinth, farm and activities, fun for children of all ages. Lots more!

Pont Aven, famous for Paul Gaugin, small picturesque town, art galleries, watermills, shops/restaurants/cafe's, a 10 minute drive, 15 mins drive, Concarneau, France's 3rd biggest fishing port, walled town, shops/restaurants/cafe's, 25 mins drive Quimper, reputed to be the oldest city in France on the river Odet, full of character, medieval buildings, Cathedral Corentin.,

We have a very detailed information book in each cottage detailing where to visit as well as a large brochure pack. We live on site we are also on hand to advise you on places to see or how to get somewhere!

Garden and outside

Each Cottage has it's own terrace and fenced garden, with a bbq, table, chairs and parasol and a sun lounger.

In addition there are 100 acres of woodland, meadow, arable fields, the river Aven and a Trout pond with a small island. There are Picnic tables in the meadow, perfect a quiet picnic or evening meal or maybe to sample a glass or two of wine. The meadow is great fun for children to spend an afternoon exploring the river and Pond with Fishing nets.

You can explore the farm by following paths that we have marked for you. You may even see some of the wild animals that live here.

The Trout Pond is stocked with Rainbow Trout for the budding Fishermen, there is a small charge for each Fish caught. Great on the barbecue! You can also fish in the river that borders our land and there is a small charge for the Fishing Permit, this will also give you the right to fish in other rivers nearby.

There is also a children's play area with sandpit, slide and swings

Parking and garages

There is ample outdoor parking hidden behind the pool area.

Visitor suitability

The Cottages are suitable for everyone, including families, couples and people with disabilities.

Please note when The Dairy is booked during June and September, please contact us for special rates for smaller families or a couple in one of ou larger Cottages.

Information about any additional facilities

Free WIFI in all the Cottages.

There are shutters on some of the windows and curtains/blinds on other windows.

We have a 36ft pool that is heated, there are plenty sun loungers as well as tables and chairs for your comfort. It is fenced in and has a security gate for children. The pool is open from end of May to the end of September.

There is also a play area with a sandpit, swings and a slide. In addition we have a large selection of adult (one with a baby carrier) and children's bikes for our guests use (free of charge) . There are also some ride on toys for babies:toddlers, eg Cozy coupe, Tractor.

There is a games room with a Ping Pong table and other games for our Guests use.


  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Rainbow Trout Trout Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: River Aven and our Fish Pond

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Cornouailles, Manoir du Mesmeur 29940 La Foret-Fouesnant
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries de Locmaria, Gorrequer, Locmaria an hent, 29140 St Yvi
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Coastal path and local walks


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Erika Topping Rob Topping

Rob and I decided to move to France to have a quieter life and also so we could spend more time with our son, who was 1 at the time. We visited the Farm on a rainy day in January and fell in love with the buildings and the countryside straight away. If it looked this good in the winter imagine during the summer! We left the next day have bought the farm and have never looked back since. We now have 3 boys, some animals (!) and have settled well in to a lovely community.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We are located in the middle of beautiful countryside yet you can cycle to the local town that has all the amenities we could ever need. It has easy access to the motorway and there are many historic places to visit within a short drive, 10 - 30 mins. We are just a 15 minute drive to many different beaches that are unspoilt and great for children, we love nothing better than picking our children up after school and heading off to the beach for a picnic. Throughout the year you can go out walking on the many coastal paths, that are equally stunning on a stormy winters day as on a sunny summers one.
Unique benefits of property What's unique about our property,well I guess we are a little biased as we live here and love the area and the Breton people.... but we think that we have the perfect place as there is always something to do here, come rain or shine. We have lived here for 12 years now and never have a problem of finding something to do or somewhere to visit.
There are not many places that have historic towns, amazing natural beaches, rivers, some of the best seafood in France landed locally every day, play parks and all on your doorstep. In addition our Cottages are set in the middle of our land, so you have a 100 acres of forest, meadow, river and fields to explore, while at the same time feeling secure that your children can explore as we did when we were their age. Close by we have a cycle path on the old railway line that starts in Roscoff and goes all the way to Concarneau. You can hop on to the track in Rosporden.

But don't take our word for it read the reviews on our website.

The Owner Recommends


Brittany is famous for it's unspoilt beaches and many are within an easy 15 minute drive from Keranmeriet. We have lived here for 12 years now and are still discovering beaches we haven't visited before!


Concarneau is a bustling fishing port (and Frances largest!) and is the best place to buy fresh seafood. There is an old walled town that hides narrow streets and historic houses. Only 15 minutes drive it makes a great place to try out local creperies that Brittany is famous for.

Location and activities

Pony trekking nearby. Free use of mountain bikes Canoes for hire.

Nearest restaurant

Rosporden 2 minutes Pont-Aven 10 minutes Concarneau 15 minutes.


Pont-Aven, only 10 minutes away, is a beautiful town nestling along the banks of the Aven River with its ancient watermills. It was made famous by many artists, one of them being Paul Gaugin and you can now browse the many art galleries and shops.


Quimper lies on the River Odet and is the oldest city in France, well worth a visit, yet only 20 minutes drive away. The beautiful 13th-15th century cathedral has recently been renovated and has beautiful fretwork and stained glass windows. There are a myriad of shops and restaurants to explore, not to mention the many narrow streets.

Breton Festivals - Not to be missed

Throughout the summer months there is a festival on pretty much every weekend and the bigger ones are on for a week to 10 days. There is always lots of dancing, good food (reasonably priced) and a well stocked bar with local cider! Some have fireworks, other have processions and others have dance and music displays and competitions. See our website for more details.

Walks on the Farm

We have 100 acres of beautiful countryside on your doorstep for you to explore, one of the paths recently rediscovered dates from the war when the inhabitants of Concarneau were forbidden to take local wood, so had to travel by horse and cart to the countryside to make charcoal for their fires.

You can picnic by the small lake on the tables provided and spot some of the wildlife, Deer, Coypu, Wild Boar, hares, Kingfishers and Birds of Prey to name a few.

10 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Jane and Mike 27 May, 2019

The Dairy was perfect, very comfortable and everything we needed was to hand. Rob and Erika made our stay even better,, we were not ready to leave after three weeks and will definitely return next year.

Lovely pool and gardens too!

There is much more to see in the area than we expected, and so many beautiful beaches close by, it felt like nowhere was too far which ever direction we chose.

Big thank you.

Owner response

Dear Jane and Mike,

Thank you for you very kind comments and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Best wishes,

Erika, Rob and family

10 / 10 Mildwater 6 October, 2018

We have been to the Dairy for a month for the past 5 years and you couldn't find a better home from home, or a better host and hostess than Rob and Erica. They always go above and beyond to ensure your stay is enjoyable and that you leave with happy memories. Although we enjoy visiting old haunts e.g. Concarneau, Benodet the beaches etc. we still find new places to go. This year it was The Valley of the saints (a must see).
On the odd occasion that the weather is bad it is still cosy sitting in the warmth of the Dairy watching the rain.

9.7 / 10 Marlene 12 June, 2018

Owners were welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. Gite was as described and perfect for a couple. Swimming pool was added bonus. Easy access to beaches. Nearest town not particularly inviting though nice walk round lake. Pont Aven only 15 minutes away with good eating options and lovely setting. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing break.

Owner response

It was lovely to meet you both and we are happy that you enjoyed your holiday here. Thank you for your kind review and recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you back one day. With our best wishes, Erika and Rob

10 / 10 GEE 8 September, 2016

We had a really lovely week at the Dairy and both our children were extremely sad to leave. We used the pool every day and the house and pool were always really quiet in spite of their being other guests on the farm. The Dairy and its garden were not overlooked at all and the children loved being able to use the bikes, the play equipment and paddle in the nearby river. The guide in the house was very detailed and we easily found plenty to keep us all busy. Our hosts were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area too. We quickly found our favourite beach, with very shallow water and rock pools for the children, and everywhere we went was within a 15 minute drive of the house. Supermarkets were 5 minutes away. The house was quiet, clean, well maintained and had everything we needed. We very much hope to return again in the future as we have plenty more to explore.

Owner response

Hi Gemma,
Thank you for taking the time out to post a review we really appreciate it and are happy to hear that you all had a lovely holiday. So pleased that you found everything met your needs and that you found plenty to do, Brittany really is a lovely place and it's great to hear when our Guests enjoy it as much as we do.
We do hope to see you all again one day. Best wishes, Erika and Rob

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