Holiday cottage, shared pool to let Pont-Aven

9.7/10
Melgven (13km from Pont-Aven), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002047_A Advertiser since: 7 September 2005

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Dairy Self Catering Saturday 1 4 1

About this property

The Dairy, One Of 6 Cottages, Pool, Lovely Countryside, Beaches 15 Mins. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

New for 2017 - 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. Market town 2km.

The Dairy has recently been renovated to the highest standard. All offer panoramic views overlooking the Aven Valley.
 
Facilities include 40ft swimming pool, heating for 2017, childrens play area, trout lake, farm animals, walks and use of bikes..

Cottages. Three storey, open plan lounge with wood burning stove and satellite tv. Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine and microwave). Double bedroom en suite. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom/shower. Separate wc. Highchairs and cots available. Fenced garden with patio, bbq and garden furniture.
 
Please visit our website for more information and photos.
 
During the peak period 15th July - 26th August 2017 we take only two week bookings unless there is a one week slot available. Please enquire for more information.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The Dairy is suitable for 2 adults and 2 young children (under the age of 10).
Kitchen area. The Kitchen 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, coffee percolater, cafetiere, iron and ironing board.

Dining area. A cottage style pine table and 4 chairs. Highchairs 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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

The bathroom is a wet room, it has been designed for wheelchair access and has a no-slip floor. The toilet and sink have been adapted for wheelchair use and there are hand rails by the toilet and shower.

Heating

There is a woodburner on the ground floor with free wood supplied, (With the exception of The Dairy). In addition there is an electric heater in every room. Each Cottage has a generous electricity allowance which covers normal use for a family of 6. However if you go over this allowance there is a charge of 10cts per kwh.

Entertainment

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 beaches within a 10 minute drive, all are very accessible with free parking. We have a very detailed information book in each Cottage detailing where to visit as well as a large brochure pack.

Garden and outside

Each Cottage has it's own fenced garden with a patio area and lawn. There is a garden table with 4 chairs, a sunlounger, bbq and outdoor games. There is also a washing line.

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.

Information about any additional facilities

There are shutters in the bedroom and curtains in the lounge area. We have a 40ft pool that has sun loungers as well as tables for your comfort. It is fenced in and has a security gate for children. There are shutters on all the windows. There is also a play area with a sandpit, swings and a slide. In addition we have a large selection of adult and childrens bikes for our guests use and there are also some ride on toys for babies: toddlers, eg Cozy coupe.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

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

Golf

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

Sports

Walking

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

Watersports

About the Owner, 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.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We are located in the middle of beautiful countryside yet 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. <br/><br/>But don't take our word for it read the reviews on our website.<br/>

The Owner Recommends

Beaches

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

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

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

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.

7 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.4
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.7
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

9.9 / 10 ThomasTina 4 September, 2016

Great location
Fantastic hosts
After spending a week in the Dairy Gite at Keranmeriet, we can truly say, this is the best so far after travelling to Brittany for the last 6 years.
We are Mum, Dad and Thomas (6), we arrived to find the Gite spotlessly clean with everything you would need for our holiday, after a tour around the Gite and surrounding facilities we were left to unpack and explore the area,
The swimming pool was a particular hit with Thomas ( in it at least twice a day).Mum and Dad enjoyed the walk around the farm and down to the river, with us all enjoying a walk in the river.
The local town of Rosporden is only 2 minutes in the car, with all the amenities anyone would need.
A series of great beaches are only 25 minutes easy travel in the car, none of them were crowded even on a French bank holiday.
We would recommend Keranmeriet and have already looked at dates for next year,
The only mistake we did make, was to book for 1 week, next year 2 weeks!!

Owner response

Hi Richard, Tina and Thomas,
We are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday here, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the farm and area as much as we do. Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to see you all again in 2017! Best wishes, Erika and Rob

8.7 / 10 Joanh 19 August, 2016

Perfect week away with our family group. The Dairy was ideal for two people, clean and comfortable with every facility available. The gite is in a great setting, we also booked 3 others all of which were of a very high standard. Our hosts couldn't have been more hospitable, very helpful and friendly.

We would definitely revist, the location is perfect with 100 acres of farm to explore as well as a great swimming pool and stunning local beaches.

Owner response

Hi Joan,
Thank you for posting your kind review and we are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay here. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.
Best wishes, Erika and Rob

9.7 / 10 B &T Johnson 16 June, 2016

We were on a family holiday and The Dairy was part of a gite complex our daughter had stayed in last year and we decided to join her this year. The Dairy met all our expectations and we would recommend it to any couple who wanted a quiet break in the country for, being on a farm there were lots of walks locally and many beautiful and uncrowded beaches nearby. A well stocked Super U was nearby, but you had to travel to say, Pont Aven if you wished to eat out. The Topping family were very friendly and helpful and we even "adopted" their 2 youngest, to assist in the entertaining of our ,almost, 3 year old Grandson. The swimming pool, on site, was a hit as was the Coypu hunt by the river and we had a most relaxing holiday, so thank you very much and we hope to visit again soon.

Owner response

It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your family holiday here. Thank you also for entertaining our boys, Neo still talks about Gandolf! We hope to see you both again in the future and thank you for your lovely comments.
Best wishes,

Erika and Rob

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