Holiday cottage to let in Brittany - BF003029

Spezet (45km from Quimper), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF003029 Advertiser since: 10 October 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Old White House Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2 Sofabed

About this property

18th Century Cottage in the Foothills of Mountains. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Old White Cottage is a 3 bedroom 17th Century Cottage situated in the heart of Brittany at the foothills of the dark mountains, in Finistere. A peaceful and quiet place for relaxing, surrounded by scenic views and within walking distance to the nearby village of Spezet that has a Doctors surgery, chemist, butchers and bread and general grocery store. The village has also a pizza bar, restaurant, Irish bar, hotel with restaurant and even a night club called Le Spot. There is also a Chapel (La chapelle Notre-Dame du Cran) dating back to the 16th Century and is used by the local villagers. The River l'Aulne is also very near for fishing, boating, cycling and walks.

The house is close to the historic market town of Carhaix-Plouguer with its golf course, paint balling, adventure adrenelin play area, large swimming pool with water slides and horse riding. It is near to Chateaneuf du Faou, Gourin and Huelgoat, which are all ideal places to visit for walks, shopping and picnics. Just 30 minutes drive away is the ancient city of Quimper which is a must see. Douarnenez on the Atlantic ocean (fishing and boating town) and the many nearby beaches. A little further is Concarneau a walled medieval town.

The house has been recently renovated and can sleep 4 people and also has a bed-settee downstairs with walk-in shower room and wc for wheelchair users with a ramp leading to the outside garden. The house has tv and dvd in all bedrooms, English and French tv on a large screen in the living room with Blue Ray player, wi-fi and a large selection of dvds available free of charge.



Kitchen and dining

Large fully-fitted kitchen with table and chairs for 6 people, includes a fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave oven and traditional gas oven, with a large 17th century inglenook fireplace that has been restored to its original condition.

Living rooms

Large living room with logburner, french doors leading on to the patio. 42 inch hd television with full English/French channels.

A bed-settee. Wider doors for wheelchair users. A view of the country.


Three upstairs bedrooms with tv and dvd. One super king size bed, one double bed and 2 single beds. There is also a bed-settee downstairs, duvets and pillows included. Bed linen available at small extra cost.


One upstairs bathroom and wc and 1 walk-in shower room with wc downstairs. Handrails to wc. Towels available at small extra cost.


Log stove. Butane portable gas heaters and electric heaters.


42 inch hd tv with full English/French channels, dvd/Blueray player.

Garden and outside

Rear private garden overlooking country view garden furniture swinging chair and Patio table and 4 chairs with parasol. Two sunloungers.

Parking and garages

Off-road parking.

Visitor suitability

Bed-settee downstairs.

Information about any additional facilities

Wheelchair friendly house with rear garden ramp and wide doorways.

Small cleaning fee of 40 Euros on vacation of the property.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Gourin Veterinary Clinic



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: River l'Aulne
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 24

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Carden

An Englishman living in France

Year property purchased 2009
Why this location? An ideal location to explore the very heart of Brittany, both inland and coastal areas
Unique benefits of property A spacious living area with a large rear garden, equipped with garden furniture and a delightful view of the country

The Owner Recommends

Must See

Quimper. Walled city of Concarneu. Chapel of Notre Dame

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Helen&Rowan 15 August, 2017

One of the best gites we have stayed in. Lots of space, very clean, beautiful garden. The owners were lovely & very helpful. Would love to return in the future.

Owner response

Thank you for your comment. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to future bookings from you. David Carden.

10 / 10 Bob and Jean Wickens 11 July, 2016

From our first enquiry until the morning we left David and Carol could not have been more helpful. The cottage mixes traditional French architecture with contemporary furniture and comfort. The super kingsize bed is a bonus and there is more than enough storage. Unfortunately the weather was poor during our stay so we were unable to take advantage of the lovely garden and garden furniture. It was good to have Freeview UK television. Photos do not do the place justice. All rooms are larger than they look. For us the walk into Spezet was too far, but it was no problem to take the car for superb bread and croissants. Spezet itself is an ideal centre for touring. We can thoroughly recommend The Old White House. Thank you, David and Carol

Owner response

Thank you very much for your kind comments, please do come again.

10 / 10 Ken & Sue 16 September, 2014

We stayed at this house in August and were surprised on how good it was, We arrived late about 11pm and were greeted personally shown round, as we arrived late the owners got some shopping in for us Milk bread small groceries ETC, and gave us a complimentary bottle of wine, this was very useful for us as the next day was Sunday and most shops are closed. The house was clean and tidy in a quite place with private garden. Had all the mod cons including English TV/Radio. A nice Village just a small walk so we could go out for a drink and a meal and not worry about driving. Beach is about half an hour drive, lot of places to visit Ideal for us, would definitely go again.

Owner response

Thank you

10 / 10 Dave and Sonia 28 July, 2014

Sonia and I stayed at the Old White House, It was spotlessly clean, we had a warm welcome and were greeted personally, It was a quiet peaceful place but walking distance to the village, There were plenty of places and towns to visit, in the heart of Brittany, will definitely go there again. Would recommend to anyone 10 out of 10

Owner response

Thank you for your kind remarks