Holiday cottage & pool to let nr Pont-Aven - BF002047_E

Melgven (13km from Pont-Aven), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002047_E Advertiser since: 7 September 2005

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Minaouet Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

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

Set in 100 acres of beautiful Breton countryside, bordered for 1km by the River Aven. We are centrally located only 15 mins from miles of sandy beaches and nearby are the historic towns of Pont-Aven, Quimper and Concarneau. Market town nearby 2km.

Originally a working Farm with traditional Breton stone buildings that have been sympathetically converted to the highest standard and retaining original features. All offer panoramic views overlooking the Aven Valley.

We have seven cottages, five of the cottages have 3 bedrooms, one cottage has four bedrooms and one cottage has one bedroom that is suitable for Guests with disabilities.

Facilities include 36ft Heated Swimming Pool (open end of May to end of September), children's play area, trout lake, farm animals, walks (in the
meadow and 25 acres wood) and free use of bikes (adults and children's).

Minaouet - 3 bedrooms - sleeps 6 plus baby
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. Baby equipment available free of charge, e.g.highchairs, stair gates, and travel cots. Fenced garden with patio,barbecue and garden furniture. Free WIFI in all the Cottages.
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 25th July - 22nd August 2020 we only take 2 week bookings unless we have a one week slot, please feel
free to contact us to discuss.



Kitchen and dining

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/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, Tassimo coffee machine, cafetiere, iron and ironing board.

Dining area has a cottage style pine table and 6 chairs. Highchairs/booster chairs can be provided if requested.

Living rooms

Ground floor. This has been styled open plan with double aspect views over the courtyard and grounds.

Lounge area. There are 2 large comfy sofas with a traditional woodburner (free wood supplied) and if needed there are also 2 electric heaters. There is also a television, (English and French), dvd player, cd player, speaker for mobile phones, toys, books, magazines and a selection of indoor and outdoor games.


First floor.
Bedroom one - Has 2 single beds with a balcony window overlooking the pool and the beautiful Aven valley. It has a dressing table and stool, wardrobe, easy chair and bedside cabinets.

Bedroom Two - Has 2 single pine beds with a balcony window overlooking the courtyard and the farm gardens. It has a set of drawers, wardrobe, easy chair and bedside cabinets.

Note the height of the barrier at the balcony window is approx. 1.4m.

Second floor - Master bedroom. The whole of the second floor is dedicated to the master bedroom where parents or couples can find a little peace and privacy.

Lounge area - This is a small area with a comfy chair that has a velux window with a view of the countryside.

Bedroom - This is a large bedroom with a double bed, dressing table (with a hairdryer) and stool, wardrobe and bedside cabinets. It double aspect windows with views over the beautiful countryside and also the courtyard.

Ensuite - Toilet, sink and shower with velux


First floor. A modern style white bathroom suite with a shower over the bath and sink.
Separate WC. Toilet with a sink.

Second Floor - En suite to master bedroom, shower, sink and toilet


There is a wood burner on the ground floor with free wood supplied.

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.


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 BBQ! 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 parking in the parking area hidden behind the pool area.

Visitor suitability

The Cottages are suitable for families, couples and people with disabilities. (The Dairy is set up for wheelchair access and the bathroom has been adapted.)

Information about any additional facilities

Free wi-fi in all the Cottages.

There are shutters on all the windows.
Please note the height of the barrier for the balcony windows on the first floor window is approx. 1.4m.

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.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Head 9 August, 2019

We spent a great 2 weeks at the property. Very comfortable. Super pool.Erika and Rob both very helpful. Our second time with them.

Owner response

As always it was great to see you and your lovely family and we are happy that you enjoyed your holiday here. Thank you for taking the time to make a review, we really appreciate it and will look forward to welcoming you all back again one day. With our best wishes, Erika, Rob and the boys.

10 / 10 Rob and Lucy Gill 9 August, 2017

We had a lovely stay at Keranmeriet - a comfortable gite, great pool, beautiful area and lovely beaches a short drive away. Erika and Rob were very helpful and welcoming, and always on hand if we needed anything. The gite had everything we needed and was clean and well equipped. This was our first visit to Finistere and we really love it - the beaches really are stunning. There is also plenty of other things to see and do as well. We would recommend this to friends and family.
Many thanks!

Owner response

Hi Lucy and Rob,
Thank you for your lovely review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday and found everything you needed close by. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we hope to see you again one day. Best wishes, Erika and Rob

9.3 / 10 Rebecca 22 August, 2016

A really fabulous place for a family holiday (for children of all ages). Comfortable self catering gites with pool, in beautiful grounds. Easy access to fantastic beaches, walks, interesting towns with plenty of choice of markets, shops and restaurants etc.
We loved looking round Pont Aven, Quimper and Concarneau and couldn't stay away from Tahiti beach.
Hosts Rob and Erika do an amazing job of making each family feel welcome and go out of their way to assist in any way needed.
Great setting for more than one family to holiday together in adjacent gites.
Would definitely recommend this place to any family.

Owner response

Hi Rebecca,
It's been a pleasure having you stay over the last few years and we are happy that you have enjoyed your holiday here.
Best wishes and thank you, Rob, Erika and the boys

10 / 10 Bob T 14 July, 2016

Our week's stay in Minaouet was delightful. A very good position for the coast and for exploring the local interesting small towns. Well designed accommodation in excellent order. Quiet and peaceful rural site.
Erika and Rob work extremely hard to make their guests feel at home and every contact was a pleasure. Lovely hassle-free holiday. What a joy!
Highly recommended.

Owner response

Hi Bob and Lolitha,

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes, Rob and Erika

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