Cottage, pool for holiday let in Brittany

Melgven (13km from Pont-Aven), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002047_G Advertiser since: 7 September 2005

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

Newly renovated Farmhouse, available June 2015. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

New for 2017 - Heated Pool

The Farmhouse one of 7 cottages, heated pool, lovely countryside, beaches 15 mins. This property is in a coastal setting.

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

The cottages have recently been renovated to the highest standard. All offer panoramic views overlooking the Aven Valley.
 
Facilities include Heated 40ft 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.

The Farmhouse Cottage. Two 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, www.bonvacance.com.

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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There is a large kitchen with identical furniture as the other cottages. The kitchen is spacious with plenty of workspace and has all the modern equipment you should need during your stay. This includes an electric oven and induction hob, washing machine, microwave, large American fridge-freezer. Kettle, toaster, coffee percolater, iron and ironing board as well as all the usual equipment you would expect.

There is a large farmhouse style pine table with 6 chairs and a highchair/booster seat can be provided if needed.

Living rooms

This is a large room with a lovely fireplace with the original stone wall and a wood burning stove, (there are also 2 electric heaters if needed). There is a large 4 seater sofa with 2 armchairs, television, dvd player, radio, cd player, toys, books, magazines and a selection of indoor and outdoor games.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom - A large double bedroom with a lovely view over the courtyard and valley beyond. It has pine furniture consisting of a double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table (with hairdryer) and wardrobe.

Bedroom one - A twin room with a view over the courtyard and countryside, it has pine furniture with 2 single beds, bedside cabinets, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

Bedroom two - Another large twin room with a view over the courtyard. The pine furniture consist of 2 single beds, bedside cabinets, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

Bathrooms

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

Heating

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 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 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 plenty of parking in the car park 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

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.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

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/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

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.

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