Holiday gite rental 5 mins from sea, Brittany

10/10
Plourin (8km from Saint-Renan), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002871_D Advertiser since: 6 May 2011

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Petit Nid Self Catering Monday 2 4 1

About this property

Le Petit Nid Beautiful Family Gite just 5 mins from the Sea. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

The former stables of La Grange, Le Petit Nid, have been sympathetically renovated into luxury yet quirky accommodation, full of comfort and charm for 2 adults and 2 children.  Retaining many of the building’s original features, including the huge stone tying posts embedded into the walls, Le Petit Nid is a jewel of a hideaway.

Step into the downstairs living room and you’ll be immediately taken with the stylish yet child-friendly feel, stripy seaside sofas, a Jotul wood burning stove and discreet tv and dvd with UK satellite.  The galley style kitchen has every mod con and the antique cherry dining table, which seats 4, has views across the gardens to the open fields beyond. Climb the narrow stairs to the main bedroom with its comfy cherry-wood sleigh bed, then step through into the children’s room with its set of bunk beds and seaside decoration.  The bathroom, which is across the landing, has a shower, wc and basin.
 
It is the decoration and attention to detail that makes Le Petit Nid such a special place.  Everywhere you look there is something different to see from the collection of old farm tools, the pieces of Atlantic driftwood which decorate the walls to the half model boat displays.
 
Outside you’ll find a sun-trap of a patio with bbq, garden table and chairs. Perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee with your morning croissants or an aperitif in early the evening.  There is a small garden and a private pathway leads to the car parking area.

Le Petit Nid is makes a dream hideaway for 2 adults or a couple with small children. 

Please contact us for more details, photos and prices.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The galley style kitchen has every mod con including a dishwasher, microwave and large fridge-freezer.



The antique cherry wood dining table seats 4 and has views across the garden to the fields beyond.

Living rooms

The living room features a comfy sofa, 2 large armchairs, a Jotul wood burning stove and a discreet tv, dvd with UK satellite.

Bedrooms

Climb the stairs to the main bedroom with its comfy cherry-wood sleigh bed then step through into the children’s room with its set of bunk beds and seaside decoration.

Bathrooms

The bathroom, which is across the landing, has a shower, wc and basin.

Entertainment

Various games, books and dvds to suit all tastes and ages.

Garden and outside

Outside you’ll find a sun-trap of a patio with bbq, garden table and chairs. Perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee with your morning croissants or an aperitif in early the evening. There is a small garden and a private pathway leads to the car parking area.




Or why not try out our new Scandinavian bbq cabin which provides a spectacular setting for an unforgettable dining experience whatever the weather has in store. Decorated inside with luxurious sheepskin rugs, striking Viking sculptures and reindeer antlers. At night the cabin is lit with 100s of tiny fairy lights and candles and it exudes a certain mystical magic as you enjoy the warmth of the fire, watching the flames flicker as you grill and dine at your leisure - the perfect way to escape and unwind.

Parking and garages

Parking to the side of the property.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

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

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, 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.
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.
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
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.
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!

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.

14 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Cathy and Roger 13 October, 2017

Thanks Sarah and Simon for your kindness. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Petit Nid, and would recommend whole heartedly.
We enjoyed exploring the area. The coast is stunning!
We suggest you try Sarah's cooking, itt is excellent.
We were extremely cosy and comfortable.

10 / 10 Debbie, Gerry & Olivia 16 September, 2016

A wonderful holiday! Sarah and Simon's Petit Nid Gite was perfect for our little family's holiday and celebrating our engagement! An easy drive from Roscoff, the gite was very comfortable, stylishly furnished, well equipped and very clean! The welcome basket was a great surprise. Set in beautiful countryside, we were not far from some stunning and quiet beaches! We visited 5 different ones during our week long stay for picnics, paddling, running free and sand castle building! Our two year old loved the swings and slide in the garden plus the chickens! Peggy the dog and Spider and Colin the cats were her new best friends for the week! We made the most of the Scandanavian BBQ cabin a couple of nights and cooked fantastic steaks. For a real night off we enjoyed Sarah and Simon's dinner service - a real treat - aperitifs, nibbles, wine, great starter and excellent main course, dessert and cheese delivered to our door! Fantastique!! Thank you Sarah and Simon - we hope to see you again next year!!

Owner response

Thank you Debbie, Jerry & Olivia for the wonderful review! It was lovely to meet you all and we're delighted you had such a good time here - looking forward to welcoming the new Mr & Mrs Walls back in the near future! Good luck with your wedding plans and very best wishes, Sarah & Simon

10 / 10 The Simpsons 29 August, 2016

Had an amazing week in Le petit nid, the facilities and location where great. The gite has lots of information on the local area and there's stunning beaches within ten minutes which is great with young children. The gite was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean with wonderful hosts. Would definitely recommend and hopefully return one day.

Owner response

Thank you Dominic - it was lovely to meet you all and we're delighted you had such a good time here. Hopefully we can catch up for that glass of wine sometime soon!

9.8 / 10 Plumptons 30 July, 2016

Let Petit Nid is really well positioned for exploring Brittany's beaches. The facilities are really well equipped , and the only thing missing is an oven glove, for cooking all of the delicious produce that you can buy from the many markets around.

We also loved playing with Peggi, the dog, in the evenings.

Finally, we didn't get around to using the BBQ as we felt that the weather was too good.for an inside BBQ.

The meal on arrival was just amazing and so convenient when you have travelled all day long.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to other people.

Owner response

Thanks for your lovely comments and apologies you couldn't find the oven gloves, we do have lots of spares!

Best wishes, Sarah & Simon

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