Vacation house for holiday rental in Brittany

8.9/10
7km from Moelan-sur-Mer, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002152 Advertiser since: 8 June 2006
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Modern Detached House in Breton Style Self Catering Saturday 6 12 2 sleeps 8 adults plus bunk beds for 2 children

About this property

Right on Coast, Beach 5 Mins Walk, Enclosed Garden. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

This attractive modern property lies within an enclosed, south facing garden only 300m from the beautiful sandy beach of Le Trénez.
 
The interior of the house is light and airy with an open-plan ground floor. The property benefits from a large, sunny, west facing conservatory, a perfect place to watch the most amazing sunsets. This leads into a large sitting/dining room with a wood burning stove and dining table big enough for family meals. The recently refurbished kitchen is well equipped as the owners love to cook!
On the same level, there is a double bedroom with a wheelchair accessible en suite shower room with wc which can also be used from the hall and a children's room with 2 bunk beds.
There are stairs leading down to the garage and a small summer kitchen, which has a shower, w/machine, tumble dryer, freezer and sink. The table tennis table is here but can be wheeled outside in good weather.
The first floor has house bathroom with over the bath shower and separate toilet, 4 bedrooms, 3 doubles (2 with small, south-facing  balconies providing glorious views over the coast) and a fourth with twin beds and a cot. 
 The garden has a small (fenced) pond at one end with resident goldfish. Bbq and garden furniture are available for use. There is ramped access to the front door.
 
The family beach at Trénez is just 5 minutes walk from the property and a short walk along the coastal path brings you to the smaller beaches in Kerliguet or Kerdoualen. The lively beach at Kerfany with bars, restaurants and children's playground is 3km away and can also be reached by a lovely cliff top walk. Sailing boards and boats can be hired here. Fishing nearby.
 
The local area provides delightful river estuaries, picturesque harbours and the artist's paradise of Pont-Aven with its numerous galleries. In the neighbourhood you will also find excellent restaurants, crêperies and bistros offering local seafood.
There are 2 excellent golf courses within 30 to 40 minutes drive.
Facilities include:
Electric heating, m/wave, dishwasher, w/machine, tumbledryer, cot, highchair, stairgate, table tennis table.
 
Situated so close to the beach makes it ideal for families with small children. There is good surfing in the local area, also great for walkers and bikers as cliff paths can be reached directly from the property and there is lots of storage space on the basement floor for bikes, boards and diving gear.



Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Newly refurbished with induction hob, lots of storage, easy to work in, well equipped for cooking and plenty of crockery and cutlery for dining. Cookery books available to help! Large dining table which will seat 12 if fully extended.

Living rooms

Comfortable, modern furniture. Wood burning stove for chilly evenings. Tv with English channels and dvd player. iPod dock for music.

Bedrooms

4 doubles, (upstairs has king size bed), 1 twin bedded room and a room with bunk beds. All cotton bedding included in the price.

Bathrooms

Downstairs en suite shower room has been refurbished to make it fully wheelchair accessible with wet room style floor and bars either side of toilet and shower seat (see photos). Designed with the help of our wheelchair user friend who has also tested it for us.
House bathroom has over the bath shower with glass screen.
Separate WC on first floor.
Third shower available in basement area.

Heating

Electric heating included in price.
Wood burning stove for chillier evenings.

Entertainment

Television with English channels and dvd player

Ipod dock

Radio and cd player with selection of music cds

Table tennis table

Garden and outside

Large garden with small, fenced pond which has resident goldfish and beautiful water lilies.
Garden is fully enclosed with gates on all exits.
Large patio with dining furniture for outdoor eating and sun beds to relax on.
Barbecue available.

Parking and garages

Tarmac off road parking for at least two cars, extra space on the grass if needed, plus large garage with integral access to the house.

Visitor suitability

Recently installed ramped access to the front door, indoor ramp to allow access to open plan downstairs area and extra width door into downstairs bedroom make this property very suitable for disabled guests.
Accessible shower room en suite to downstairs bedroom which has extra width door.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Beach holidays

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Sea fish
Name of nearest fishing location: The Sea

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Val Queven, Keruisseau, 56530 Queven
Distance: 50 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries Delettres, 29350 Moelan sur Mer
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Sentier Cotier

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Yvonne Davidson

After years of renting in France and often being disappointed by the quality, we decided to buy our own place.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? So close to a lovely beach. Great to be able to access cliff walks directly from the house. Great variety of places to visit within the local area but also further afield. Not too far from ferry ports.
Unique benefits of property large conservatory(veranda) is a super place to relax and enjoy the sunshine, feels like being outside whilst offering a little shelter.

The Owner Recommends

Boulangerie in Kergroes

5 minutes drive. It is walkable but probably takes about 40 minutes for a round trip! The best croissants, gorgeous bread and wonderful patisserie.

Creperie Le Preau

Excellent crepes in a friendly local setting. In the middle of Moelan, easy to reach.

Golf Courses

Lovely course at Queven about 30 minute drive, 6107 metres, par 72. Tel: (00 33) 2 97 05 17 96. E mail: golf.valqueven@formulegolf.com. Links course at Guidel (ok on calm days!) 20 minutes drive.

Intermarche

Intermarche supermarket in Moelan (10 minutes drive) has everything you will need. Very good fish counter.

La Veranda

Local friendly Italian in Kergroes. A warm welcome from Alain and Sabine, especially for children. Delicious steaks, thin based pizzas, pasta and salads. Ice cream sundaes are particularly good!

Location and Activities

Very close to the beach, easily walkable in 5 minutes.

Market in Moelan-sur-Mer

Market day is Tuesday. A lively market with fresh produce of all kinds. Fish is especially good.

Moulin du Duc

Delightful setting of an old watermill. Traditional French cuisine, fairly expensive but a real treat!

Nearest Restaurant

La Veranda, Kergroes.

Saveurs de puit

Very good restaurant in the centre of Moelan. Food is imaginative, beautifully presented and tasty. Probably not the best place to take children unless they have adventurous tastes!

Sur le Pont, Pont Aven

15 minutes drive. Smart, modern restaurant serving 'nouveau cuisine' right in the middle of this pretty town.

Walking and Biking

Brilliant coastal walks along miles of well signed paths. Good biking country with cycle paths on main roads.

4 Reviews
8.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 8.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 8.3
8.8 / 10 MJM 27 October, 2015

A most pleasant stay in a beautifully located house.

9.2 / 10 Leeson 31 October, 2013

Good points
We stayed in Yvonne's house in Moelan-sur-mer reference BF002152. The house was very comfortable with a lovely garden, safe for children. Lots of space inside and outside, and well equipped with garden furniture. The house was well furnished and very clean. The beds were comfortable with nice duvets, etc. It had a welcoming feel when we arrived. The kitchen had everything we needed - lots of crockery and pots and pans etc. and although the kitchen was a bit "dated" everything worked, and the large dining table was perfect for a large family (we were a party of 8, three generations,). Underneath the house there was a large garage/storage space, and a separate utility room with washing machine, dryer, and sink, along with a shower (useful for getting off the sand after a trip to the beach). Again the equipment was good. It was just a short walk (5 min) to a lovely sandy beach, and lots to do in the area (Quimper only about 40 min by car well worth a visit).Overall we enjoyed being in the house and had a great holiday - we hope to return! The owner, Yvonne, was helpful at all times, and the caretaker ( who met us with the key ) was efficient and had cleaned the house thoroughly before we arrived. She came the morning we were leaving and checked everything carefully before giving us back our deposit. We left everywhere clean and tidy so there was no problem.

Bad points
The only negative was not being within walking distance of a nice village to buy the bread for breakfast and to go for coffee/meals, but we knew that before we booked. We reckoned that being so close to the beach was more important for us with the children in mind.

Owner response

Kitchen has been updated since!

8 / 10 Doug 2 September, 2013

Good points
everything you need for a large family group, especially if you want to eat at home - plenty of well-designed space for eating and relaxing

Bad points
costs a lot of money

9.5 / 10 Emma 22 August, 2013

Good points
Huge house , lots of living space and storage. Fabulous location, two minutes from lovely beach, happy children so happy parents!!!!