Holiday gite rental 5 mins from sea, Brittany

9.7/10
Plourin (8km from Saint-Renan), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002871_A Advertiser since: 6 May 2011

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La Creche Self Catering
B&B
Saturday 3 6 1 additional cot bed available

About this property

La Creche, Beautiful Family Gite 5 Mins from the Sea. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Finistère: where the land meets the sea and a warm welcome awaits you. Rediscover old fashioned seaside holidays that unwind the stresses of everyday life. 
 
Situated on the western most tip of Finistère, la Crèche de Penn al Lann Garo lies at the end of a private country lane, just 5 minutes drive from the unspoilt rugged coastline and quiet sandy beaches famous in this area of France. Known as Pays d'Iroise (Land of the Estuaries), the area suits all holidaymakers; surfing, diving, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking, bird-watching or simply building sandcastles and snoozing on the beautiful beaches.
  
The cottage is ideally situated for visiting the islands of Ouessant, Molène and Sein or exploring the picturesque Abers (estuaries). The bustling medieval market town of St Renan is just 5 minutes drive away.
  
Sympathetically restored, La Crèche combines Breton tradition with modern day comfort and sleeps up to 6 adults.
 
The cottage has been stylishly finished reflecting both its Breton roots and close proximity to the sea.
  
The main bedroom has a traditional antique French double bed whilst the sleeping loft has a gallery which overlooks the living area and is furnished with a comfortable antique double bed and a day bed. The childrens room features a bunk bed and a cot bed can be provided if required.
 
The open plan lounge is light and airy with a wood burning stove and galleried ceiling.
 
The large kitchen/dining area includes dishwasher, gas hob/electric oven, fridge and microwave.
 
The gite is equipped with a dvd player, video and English satellite tv and a music system. A variety of dvds are provided as well as a range of games and activities for all weathers and ages.
 
The modern well appointed bathroom has a large shower and wc.
 
In the utility room you'll find a washing machine and ironing board as well as extra storage space.
 
 
While the gite is non smoking, step outside into the large garden with its outdoor table, chairs and parasol. Make the most of eating al fresco with the purpose built bbq shelter. Behind the gite is a boules area and in a shady corner you’ll find swings and slides for the more energetic members of the family!
 
 
La Crèche has its own mini flock of hens, which you can feed and collect the eggs (for your own use) or we can do this for you, a treat for most children. We have chickens, pigs and lambs (in season) so will entertain animal lovers.

B&B is £80 per couple per night.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The large kitchen/dining area includes dishwasher, gas hob/electric oven, fridge and microwave. The dining table comfortably seats 6 and a highchair is also available.

Living rooms

The open plan lounge is light and airy with a wood burning stove and galleried ceiling.

The gite is equipped with a dvd player, video and English satellite tv and a music system. A variety of dvds are provided as well as a range of games and activities for all weathers and ages.

Bedrooms

The main bedroom is light and airy with views over the garden. Double bed with wardrobe and dressing table.

The sleeping loft has a gallery which overlooks the living area and is furnished with a comfortable antique double bed and a day bed.

The children's room features a bunk bed and a cot bed can be provided if required.

Bathrooms

The modern well appointed bathroom has a large shower and wc. Babybath available.

Heating

Electric radiators throughout and wood burning stove in the lounge.

Entertainment

The gite is equipped with a dvd player, video and English satellite tv and a music system. A variety of dvds are provided as well as a range of games and activities for all weathers and ages.

Garden and outside

Make the most of eating al fresco with the purpose built bbq shelter. Behind the gite is a boules area and in a shady corner you’ll find swings and slides for the more energetic members of the family! The large garden is ideal for rounders or football matches.

Parking and garages

Off-road parking. Bike/surfboard store.

Visitor suitability

Ideal family location or for those looking to enjoy exploring the beautiful coastline on foot or by bike and all watersports enthusiasts.

Information about any additional facilities

The village of Plourin is just 5 minutes away by bike so enjoy the cycle for your freshly baked morning croissants (mountain bike with child seat provided). Or burn a few extra calories and cycle down to the port of Argenton (about 15 minutes by bike) where you can enjoy a coffee in the local bar whilst deliberating over the days patisseries.

You'll be spoilt for choice with restaurants dotted all along the coast. Discover creperies, restaurants boasting fresh seafood, haute cuisine, traditional bistros and family pizzerias. Indulge your senses with a walk through the daily markets brimming with fresh locally grown vegetables and seafood caught that morning.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: sea fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: The sea
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Des Abers
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries du Bout Du Monde
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Just off Finistere Coastal Path GR34

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Sarah Warbrick

10 years ago we bought an abandoned farm on the Finistère coast and have spent the last few years converting the original buildings into 3 charming & extremely comfortable gites. Simon’s background as a wooden boat builder & our time spent living in Maine have influenced much of the work. We enjoy meeting new people from around the world & sharing our love of this part of France. Along with restoring Rene my Renault 4 my hobby is baking so all our guests are welcomed with freshly baked cake!

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Situated on the westernmost tip of Finistère our gites lie at the end of a private country lane, just 5 minutes drive from the unspoilt rugged coastline and quiet sandy beaches famous in this area of France. <br/>Known as Pays d'Iroise (Land of the Estuaries), the area suits all holiday makers; surfing, diving, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking, bird-watching or simply building sandcastles and snoozing on the beautiful beaches. The cottages are ideally situated for visiting the islands of Ouessant, Molène and Sein or exploring the picturesque Abers (estuaries).The bustling medieval market town of St Renan is just five minutes drive away with its famous Saturday morning market. <br/>If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of more touristy resorts and want to enjoy a beautiful coastline, steeped in Breton history – a taste of true France then pack up your bucket and spade and escape to Finistere!
Unique benefits of property <br/>Our gites are extremely child friendly, as parents outselves we understand that if your children are safe and happy then you can relax and enjoy yourself! You'll find everything from high chairs to baby baths as standard in the gite. There are indoor and outdoor games to suit all ages and tastes. In the garden you have your own swings and slides so you can relax with a coffee or glass of wine in the BBQ cabin whilst the children enjoy themselves. We can also provide an evening meal service which has proved extremely popular. <br/>We first started coming to this part of France when our eldest daughter was just a baby & we fell in love with the beautiful coastline & the fact we could pick up our breakfast from the boulangerie and head off to a different beach every day. Most days we'd have the beach to ourselves - well at least until after lunch when the locals would come down, not much has changed in the past 18years apart from the fact we don't get to the beach as often as we'd like!<br/>

The Owner Recommends

A Take-Away with a Difference!

If you've enjoyed eating out at the various local restaurants but now fancy a night in without cooking then we have a range of evening meals for you to enjoy in the comfort of the gite. 4 course menu with aperitif and wines from 22Euros per person.

Activities to do with the Children

In the unlikely event that you’ve had enough of the beach (!) you could visit the Trois Curees Theme park – perfect for a family day even for those who don’t like theme parks. This is a great day out with something for everyone. Alternatively on your doorstep you have Arbeizh Adventure (climbing in the forest), Spadium swimming and wave pool, or try the zip wire over the sea to le Fort de Bertheaume at Plougonvelin. Throughout the summer the Chateau de Kergroades hosts various events including a medieval weekend, nightly wolf walks, star-gazing evenings, jazz concerts and a summer open day.

Beaches

The variety of coastal scenery in the area means that there really is a beach for everyone. Within a 5 minute drive of the gite you'll find sheltered sandy beaches, wide expanses of shingle, lively beaches catering for seaside sports, remote hideaway beaches perfect for quiet contemplation or rocky coves with secret caves ideal for rock pooling. There are inland beaches, coastal beaches and estuary beaches, amazing cliff top views and panoramic headlands. What are you waiting for - just grab your bucket and spade!

Days Out

Less than 30 minutes away lies the naval city of Brest. In recent years the city has been ranked as Brittany’s second university town and it has experienced an expansion in arts and cultural activities. The city was rebuilt after the the World War II and is lined with fashionable shops and café bars. It is home to Océanopolis the centre for scientific and technical study of marine life. Océanopolis provides a window on all activities linked to the sea and makes for an interesting family day out. Further a field but still within an easy hours drive south on open roads are the popular destinations of Quimper, Douarnenez, Pont-Aven and Concarneau.

Le Conquet

The picturesque town of le Conquet lies at the end of la Ria estuary, just along the coast road. Hidden in the narrow winding streets of this tiny port are boutiques selling a range of gifts and nautical artefacts. The town boasts some of the finest restaurants and bars in the area where seafood is a speciality and the cost of a plat de jour makes the meal even more enjoyable. From here you can catch the ferry to the islands; Ouessant, Molène or Sein or simply watch the fishermen and boats in the harbour.

Local Restaurants

You'll be spoilt for choice with restaurants dotted all along the coast. Discover creperies, restaurants boasting fresh seafood, haute cuisine, traditional bistros and family pizzerias. Indulge your senses with a walk through the daily markets brimming with fresh locally grown vegetables and seafood caught that morning.

Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie Brest

November 2014 Over 300 stands offering an enormous range of French wines, from small vineyards to the most famous Champagne houses. During the 4 days Brest's modern exhibition centre at Penfeld is home to some of the country's most famous wine and food producers. Come and try all types of different French wines from aperitifs to dessert wines, champagnes to rich Burgundys. Sample the famous foie gras from the South-West, artizanale charcuterie, cheeses and breads like you've never seen before. Buy on-site and take advantage of direct sale prices. Stock your wine cellar for Christmas. We can organise your tickets and transport to and from the exhibition centre (20 mins by car) a must as tasting can take all day!

St Renan Market

A visit to the bustling Saturday market in the medieval town of St Renan is a must. Narrow streets are crammed with market stalls selling a variety of local produce from fresh seafood to locally grown strawberries. You'll find jewellery makers and basketware weavers tucked amongst livestock stalls selling chickens, ducklings and rabbits. Enjoy a coffee in one of the many pavement bars and watch the locals barter for the best prices.

Walking

La Crèche is just off the of the GR 34, a walk of some 100km known as le Chemin des Phares (the Path of Lighthouses) which runs along the cliffs from the famous port of Brest to Portsall. Twenty three of Finistère’s lighthouses are used as marking points along this route, including the Pointe de St-Mathieu lighthouse, situated in an old abbey and dating from 1835, and Trézien lighthouse, which marks the meeting of the Channel with the Atlantic. If the walk is continued a little further north from Portsall, it reaches the highest lighthouse in Europe on l’Ile Vierge (Virgin Island); at 82.5m high, on clear nights the light can be seen from a distance of 50km.

19 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.1
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.9
10 / 10 Jane M 19 July, 2016

The gite is beautiful - spacious, light and airy. All the comforts of home with many thoughtful added touches.Sarah and Simon were the perfect hosts, friendly, available and very helpful. I felt peaceful and relaxed from the moment we arrived. Although we are three adults I can't imagine a nicer place for children. The garden is lovely.

All the 10's are in my view completely appropriate; this is the nicest place we have ever stayed. My reason for the 9 on local amenities is the slight hike, if you're on foot, to the nearest shops, but having said that, my son really enjoyed the walk through the glorious countryside, and you can drive to big supermarkets in no time.

In a short visit we sampled only one piece of Sarah's cooking so I won't spoil the surprise by naming it, suffice to say it was absolutely delicious.

I've already recommended La Creche to all my friends, and will visit again.

Balm for the soul.

Owner response

Thank you Jane for the wonderful review - we look forward to seeing you again some time soon!

Best wishes, Sarah & Simon

9.9 / 10 Mr & Mrs P 7 April, 2014

The gite is a great find - spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, so much attention to detail - we didn't want to leave! Simon and Sarah are excellent hosts, very discreet, but there to offer help and advice when we needed it and to make sure we enjoyed every moment of our stay. The coastline is quite amazing and we enjoyed exploring the many coastal paths and hidden beaches and coves - we didn't have to pay for parking! There are a number of excellent restaurants close by but the highlight of our stay was having a BBQ in the Scandinavian BBQ cabin - great fun. We can't recommend this gite highly enough - we've booked again for next year.

9.1 / 10 willowp 27 March, 2014

La Creche is all it seems to be on the web site. This is our third visit and as always it does not disappoint. The property is attractive, comfortable, clean and well maintained. The area is rural but within 10 minutes drive of the sea.
We have taken our family to stay there using 2 of the properties and we hope to take friends there at another date.
Simon and Sarah are kind, welcoming hosts, and offer help when needed which is great. Fin, their Jack Russell is also very pleased to see you!

Owner response

Thank you Bill & Paula for such kind comments - we look forward to welcoming you back some time soon. Fin sends his best!

9.6 / 10 Simon 13 August, 2013

Good points
A wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings. A perfect gite for a young family.

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