Holiday cottage & pool to let nr Pont-Aven

Melgven (13km from Pont-Aven), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002047_F Advertiser since: 7 September 2005

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Aven Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2

About this property

Aven, 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.

Facilities include Heated 40ft swimming pool (open end of May to end of September), childrens play area, trout lake, farm animals, walks and use of mountain bikes, one with a baby carrier, plus childrens bikes.

Aven Cottage - 4 bedroom. 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.
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.



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, coffee percolater, cafetiere, iron and ironing board.

Dining area. A cottage style pine table and 8 chairs. Highchairs 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 3 large comfy sofas with a traditional woodburner and if needed there are also 2 electric heaters. There is also a television, (English and French), dvd player, cd player, toys, books, magazines and a selection of indoor and outdoor games.


Ground Floor - Bedroom one. This has a bunk bed with a single bed over a double futon sofa. It has a dressing table with a stool, cd player and a wardrobe. There is a large window with a view over the courtyard.

First floor. Bedroom 2. Has a double pine bed 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. Please note the height of the barrier at the window is approx. 1.4m.

Bedroom 3. 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.

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 writing table that has a Velux window with a superb view of the Breton countryside and overlooks the pool.

All windows have shutters.


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 woodburner 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 8. 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 beaches within a 15 minute drive, all are very accessible and free parking.

We have a very detailed information book in each cottage detailing where to visit as well as a large brochure pack.

As we live on site we are 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 a car parking area by the Cottages.

Visitor suitability

The Cottages are suited for everyone, including families, couples and people with disabilities, (The Dairy is compatible for Guests with disabilities and wheelchair users).

Information about any additional facilities

We have a 40ft pool that is heated (constant 26 degrees during summer), 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 also a Ping Pong table for our Guests use.

There are shutters on all the windows.


  • Internet

  • 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.

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.

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: 9.6
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.4
  • Value for Money: 9.6
10 / 10 Sheila and David W 21 July, 2017

We spent a week at Keranmeriet staying in Aven in June with our two daughters and husbands and their young families. It was perfect for the small children since there were many beautiful beaches within a short drive and on site there is a lovely big swimming pool, play area, lawned areas to play safely as well as the farm fields to explore and chickens to feed. We also enjoyed our visits to Concarneau, Quimper and Pont Aven.

Erika and Rob gave us a warm welcome and were on hand for any advice and had thoughtfully provided toys and a highchair for the children and our little grandson loved playing with their youngest son. The stone built farm is really attractive and Aven is very well equipped. There is a large supermarket a couple of miles away and we self catered for our meals including having a barbecue in our little garden and we enjoyed good weather so we were often able to eat outside.

We would love to return and can recommend without hesitation.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we look forward to welcoming you back one day. Erika and Rob

10 / 10 K H 5 June, 2017

The owners were very helpfull The setting is magnificent with great walks and abundant wild life. we have already recommended the property to some friends

Owner response

Hi Keith,

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. it was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we look forward to welcoming you all back one day.

Best wishes,

Erika and Rob

7.8 / 10 Sahsta 27 August, 2016

Great swimming pool, table tennis table proved fun, and a good location for exploring the area

Owner response

Thank you Stephen, really pleased you enjoyed the farm and the surroundings. Best wishes Erika and Rob

10 / 10 Stokes 20 August, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Aven, everything you need for a comfortable hassle free holiday.The gite was clean tidy and well equipped, beautiful views with your own private garden to sit out in the evenings.There are a vast selection of beaches only 15/20 minutes away with a varying amount of facilities, Pont Aven and Port Manech well worth a visit. If you dont fancy a beach day then the pool is a great size with plenty of sunbathing room within the garden that surrounds it. Plenty of supermarkets within 5/10 minutes, Super U, Lidle or Aldi.A big thank you to Erika and Rob for being on hand for any queries.10/10 for us, can not recommend enough !!!

Owner response

Hi Jason and Katrina,

So pleased that you all enjoyed your stay here and it was a pleasure meeting you all. Thank you for your very kind review and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. With our best wishes, Erika and Rob

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