Lovely cottage for holiday rental nr Quimper - BF002856

Saint-Yvy (17km from Quimper), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002856 Advertiser since: 7 March 2011
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Cottage Self Catering Saturday 4 10 2 + sofabed and cot

About this property

Home from Home Cottage nr Quimper. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

-- Receive a 10% discount when you book your stay in 2019 --

Situated in the corner of a cul-de-sac, in a small, quiet residential estate built into the woods, this French bungalow provides comfortable accommodation for those looking for a home from home.
The 4 bedroom property can accommodate up to 10 persons (including young babies and children) and includes a large living and dining area, refurbished kitchen, bathroom and a conservatory overlooking the private garden.
The estate is approximately 2 miles from the village of St. Yvi, which has a bank, Post Office, boulangerie and charcuterie. It is also approximately 3 miles away from a wide choice of beaches and the historic towns of Concarneau, Locronan and Quimper, which are all within a 30-40 minute drive.
The property is located on the Résidence du Bois de Pleuven estate, a large and wooded area, in the south west corner of Finistère, Brittany. The nearest ferry port is Roscoff, approximately 100km drive from the property.

General Information

1. In order to keep prices as low as possible we have to ask you to clean the house before you leave ready for the next occupants. If you have any complaint about the condition of the house when you start your occupancy please let us know.

2. You are asked to provide your own sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, towels and tea towels.

3. We will not be responsible for any accident or injury you may sustain during your stay at the house, and you may wish to consider your own holiday insurance.

4. Please ensure you defrost the fridges at the end of your stay otherwise they will not function properly.

5. A 10% deposit will be requested at the time of booking and will not be returned if the booking is cancelled within 12 weeks of your departure. Full payment is requested 6 weeks prior to your departure and in the event of any subsequent cancellation will only be returned if the property is re-let.

6. Occupants are asked to leave the property at 12 noon in order that the new occupants may take over at 2.p.m.

We hope you will enjoy your stay in our home and that you will leave it the way you would wish to find it.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with built-in electric oven and fridge, and a small breakfast table and 4 chairs. The main dining area is attached to the lounge and is furnished with dining table and 10 chairs, built-in cupboard containing crockery, glasses, puzzles, and games etc.

Living rooms

The living room comprises of 2 settees (one is a bed settee) and 2 swivel rocker chairs, coffee-table, table lamp and standard lamps.

There is a television, but this can only be used with the video and dvd players and the Sony PlayStation 2 which are provided, together with a selection of dvds and PlayStation games.


There are 4 bedrooms:

Bedroom 1, which contains:
- Bunk beds
- 1 single bed
- Wardrobe
- Desk/dressing table with lamp
- Cupboard (with childrens books)
- Chair
- Bedding - single duvets/pillows

Bedroom 2, which contains:
- 1 double bed
- 2 bedside chests with lamps
- Built-in wardrobe
- Chair
- Bedding - king size and double duvets/pillows

Bedroom 3, which contains:
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed
- 2 rocking chairs
- Coffee table
- Bedding - double and single duvets, with pillows
- Cot
- Wardrobe
- Chest of Drawers
- 2 Bedside chests with lamps

Bedroom 4, which contains:
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed
- 2 bedside chests with lamps
- Bedding - double and single duvets, with pillows
- Wardrode
- Chest of drawers


Ground-floor Bathroom includes:
- Bath with shower
- Wash-hand basin
- Toilet
- Separate toilet also off the hallway

First-floor Bathroom includes:
- Shower
- Wash-hand basin
- Toilet


The property is heated (both central heating and hot water) by oil fuelled boiler, which is inclusive in price together with the electricity.

Garden and outside

At the end of the lounge french doors lead into a conservatory, which in turn leads on to decking and the rear of the garden.

To the side and rear of the property is a large garden that backs onto the woodland. Within the garden there is a built in barbecue, space for garden table and chairs and a washing line.

Parking and garages

There is space on the drive for one car only, but additional parking is available directly outside the property.

A garage is attached to the side of the property and includes garden equipment and furniture, as well as a sink with drainer, indoor washing line and a washing machine.

Visitor suitability

The property is a bungalow with most rooms on the same level, except 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the 1st floor. There is a gravel drive and a single step into the property.


  • No smoking

  • Child facilities




Name and address of nearest golf course: La Foret Fousenant
Distance: 5 km


The Owner Recommends


There are many, many beaches lining the south coast of Brittany; some close to town centres and restaurants, some are long, stretching as far as the eye can see and others hidden in little secret coves. All the beaches are sign-posted along the coast, but some of the more popular ones include Cap Coz, Beg Meil, Port Manech near Pont Aven and Benodet’s town beach.


The Stonehenge of Brittany, Carnac is known for its unique rows of ancient standing stones. In addition to the stones, Carnac also has a collection of sheltered beaches and a museum devoted to Prehistory, with a collection of prehistoric objects from around the region. Carnac is approximately a 90 minute drive from the property.


Although it is one of France’s main fishing ports, Concarneau is a popular tourist destination. The main attraction is the Ville Close (the walled town), an old stone, fortified ‘town’, full of narrow streets, shops, restaurants and ramparts with spectacular views over the area. Outside of the Ville Close is the modern Concarneau, with coastal walks, beaches, restaurants and cafes.


A quaint and traditional stoned village, Locronan is located about an hours drive from the property, to the North West of Quimper. The village is well-known for it’s religious connections and the church, which dominates the village centre and the surrounding countryside and landscape. The village is also a short journey from the port town of Douarnenez and Douarnenez Bay.

Pont Aven

Known for its association with the impressionist painter, Paul Gauguin, Pont Aven is a picturesque village at the mouth of where the River Aven meets the sea, forming a large coved area. The village contains many traditional clothes and food shops, as well as some riverside walks, which follow the river past the old mills out towards the sea.


The capital of Finistère, it is where the old meets the new. Alongside the River Odet are the narrow medieval street that surround the large, gothic cathedral and historical ramparts. Contained within these streets are a large variety of shops and markets, which makes this a busy city. However, a minutes walk from the city centre is the Promenade du Mont Frugy, a path that winds around the central hill within the city and offers some spectacular views.