Cottage, holiday rental, Nantes-Brest Canal - BF002666

5km from Chateauneuf-du-Faou, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002666 Advertiser since: 19 November 2009
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Ty ar Rozenn Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Breton Cottage 100m from the Nantes-Brest Canal. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Lovingly renovated Breton cottage, surrounded by farmland and set in the valley of the River Aulne/Nantes-Brest Canal, but only 3 miles from the picturesque town of Châteauneuf-du-Faou where you will find all the usual range of shops, bakeries, banks, restaurants and 3 large supermarkets.
The cottage is only 100 metres from the river and has access to the broad winding towpath, which is ideal for walking and cycling. The river also provides opportunities for fishing and generally messing about on the water.
The glorious sandy beaches of the west coast of Finistère are less than 30 miles away and the north and south coasts within an hour's drive. The cottage is ideally placed to explore the beautiful scenery and picturesque cities and villages of Finistère and adjoining departments.
The accommodation is comfortably furnished throughout. It has an open plan ground floor, with a dining area and fully equipped kitchen at one end and a living area with a traditional Breton fireplace with a wood burning stove, and a tv for showing videos and dvds. There is a double bedroom on the ground floor, with a bathroom and wc and a further double bedroom, twin bedroom and shower room with wc on the first floor: all have views along the river valley. Outside there is a garden with barbecue, and parking for 2 cars.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen area is fully equipped with electric 4-ring hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, ironing board and iron, and an extensive range of cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glasses. Dining table comfortably seats 6 people.

Living rooms

Comfortable living area has traditional Breton fireplace with wood burning stove. Two sofas and 2 easy chairs.


One double bedroom on ground floor. One double and one twin room on the first floor. All bedding and linen provided. All bedrooms are spacious and have room for a travelcot.


Bathroom with shower and wc on ground floor and shower room with wc on first floor.


Wood burning stove and portable electric radiator.


Tv screen, dvd and videos players and an extensive collection of dvds, videos and light reading. Various boardgames.

Garden and outside

There is a garden with a masonry barbecue and dining furniture, with a parasol, as well as other outside seating. The canal towpath is ideal for cycling and walking, and there is also fishing on the riverbank. We have seven bicycles, of various sizes, which visitors are welcome to use; boats can be hired at the Penn ar Pont leisure centre in Châteauneuf-du-Faou.

Parking and garages

Parking for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

Unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair access as there are 2 steps up to the ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

Information about any additional facilities

The cottage is in a tranquil rural location. There is one neighbouring house whose friendly French owners speak very good English. The cottage is situated on a no through road, so the only passing traffic is the yellow "poste" van and our neighbours.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, bream, trout, perch, roach
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes Brest Canal


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Carhaix, Route de Kerniguez, 29270 Carhaix
Distance: 23 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre Meros, 29530 Plonvenez du Faou
Distance: 8 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR38


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Fenella Crang

I live in Devon, with my husband Stuart, where we farm. We have two children, and although our younger child is now about to start university, both he and his sister still enjoy holidaying with us at Ty ar Rozenn, and bringing their friends too.

Year property purchased 2009
Why this location? We were looking to purchase a cottage in southern Brittany, but we found Ty ar Rozenn on our way south and fell in love with both the cottage and the area. It is a very interesting and characterful part of Brittany, and the cottage has access to the beautiful River Aulne, which forms part of the Nantes-Brest Canal. We are just 5km from the attractive market town of Chateauneuf du Faou which offers a variety of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. It is an ideal base for exploring the many interesting local towns and beauty spots, as well as the sandy beaches of west Finisterre, and both the north and south coasts are within an easy drive.
Unique benefits of property Ty ar Rozenn is our own home away from home, and has been equipped as such. It is a tranquil location, ideal for unwinding. The wide towpath of the Nantes-Brest canal offers delightful walks and is rich in wildlife: we also have a selection a bicycles that guests may borrow if they wish to enjoy the scenery on two wheels.

The Owner Recommends

Nearest market

Châteauneuf-du-Faou 4km

Nearest port

Roscoff 80km. St Malo is approximately 2½ hours drive.

Nearest restaurant

Châteauneuf-du-Faou offers a choice of restaurants - 4km

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.3 / 10 DDavies 3 May, 2018

This was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Set right upon the Nantes & Brest canal, great for walking. The cottage had everything we needed and provided us with a comfortable stay. The neighbours were most helpful and knowledgeable. We stayed in April so the local area was very quiet but when we travelled further afield we found some great places. Good communication with owner and property just as described.
HIghly recommended.

10 / 10 Chris Morley 7 August, 2017

This cottage is absolutely lovely - our second time visiting. The cottage has everything you could ever need and an idyllic setting if you want to get away from it all. Peaceful setting, lovely countryside and the wonderful canal only a few yards from the cottage. Highly recommended - we will be returning again!

10 / 10 George and Ruth 10 July, 2017

\lovely Gite,lovely area,lots to do and see. Wildlife on the river was a treat although the Kingfisher did not appear..Otters aplenty Accommodation and equipment all 1st class. Recommend the Gite to anyone.
Information and communication could not be better. A delight.

Owner response

Thank you for taking the time to review our property; we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

10 / 10 D & M Sutherland 20 May, 2017

We found the cottage to be very well equipped in a great location, with great walks along the canal. The area had lots to do and Chateauneuf - Du- Faou has a good selection of shops and restaurant. The cottage itself has everything you need and if you arrive with all of your provisions, really no need to go anywhere. We used the barbie during the day and lit the log fire in the evening as we were there early May, and found Ty ar Rozenn very cosy. Well worth the visit and will return.

Owner response

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and look forward welcoming you back.