Cottage for holiday rental in Brittany

9.8/10
Pont-Croix (6km from Audierne), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF003324 Advertiser since: 6 June 2013
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Seawalks Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1 Small baby cot

About this property

Fisherman's Cottage Overlooking a Beautiful Estuary. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

A newly renovated fisherman's cottage on the slopes overlooking the beautiful Goyen Estuary with a secure, private, terraced suntrap of a garden. A steep maze of medieval, stone-walled pathways lead up from the cottage to the 13th century church and the town square where you will find restaurants/bars.

A bike ride or walk along the wooded waters edge will take you into the fishing and sailing boat port of Audierne. This is a truly beautiful route for bird watchers, nature-lovers. Dog walkers can let your pets off the lead for a romp as there are no roads anywhere near. Back at the cottage, a garden hose is available for the swimming type of pet. Big, old towels and huge blankets are provided to protect the sofas for your peace of mind.

There are a wealth of beaches nearby to choose from. The north coast of this little penninsular has dramatically high cliffs enclosing white, sandy beaches. The cliffs along the south coast drop slowly down, becoming sand dunes and moors with long expanses of beaches favoured by surfers all year round. Down the centre, a deep valley of woods which hide little villages, mills, churches and sometimes neolithic stone remains.

There is a new sea sports centre at the Esquibien end of Audierne Plage where you can hire equipment or take lessons in anything from paddle boarding to catamaran sailing. On the other side of Audierne bay is Plouhinec, where the fishing boats pull up and canoes can also be hired there for fun on the Goyen.

For serious shoppers, Quimper is a must. But this region is really best appreciated by those who like to be close to nature. Winters here never get really cold because of the sea on three sides and frost is almost unheard of. It is windy and wild though and personally, I think that that is when the famous customs officers walk along the cliff tops is at it's best.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A very well planned, modern kitchen with plenty of cooking equipment and tableware for serious cooks. Dishwasher, microwave.

A door off to a small laundry: washing machine, tumbledryer, iron and ironing board.

Living rooms

Two comfy sofas, coffee-table with pull out drawer at the end with good sized pop up tv and dvd player. Dining table in a snug opposite. Highchair available. Wealth of good quality books on the area and for nature reference.

Bedrooms

Small, but well planned! One with double bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, hairdryer. The other with an Ikea bunk bed - double on the bottom, single on the top. Wardrobe, desk and chair, hairdryer.

Bathrooms

One. Shower, sink, toilet, heated towel rail.

Heating

Storage radiators and wall mounted electric heaters.

Entertainment

English and French tv/dvd, books.

Garden and outside

A private, stone walled garden which catches the sun all day long in summer. It is completely secure for children and pets. Steps up to a large terrace with table and benches under a canopy, barbeque.

Parking and garages

On the road opposite the property.

Visitor suitability

Sadly, the stone steps and steep path up to the cottage make this unsuitable for people with walking difficulties.
Would suit two couples or a family with up to 3 children.
Anyone looking for somewhere close to amenities but offering peace and quiet.
Pets welcome.

Information about any additional facilities

Old towels and a hosepipe outside for any dogs who have enjoyed a cavort in the Goyen! Huge blankets to cover the sofas for peace of mind.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Dr Stephanie Rabre Clinique Vétérinaire Ti Al Loened 50 rue Généralde Gaulle 29780 Plouhinec 02 98 70 42 01

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Audierne
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River and sea
Name of nearest fishing location: Goyen, Pont Croix

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Plogoff
Distance: 8 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route Douarnier (coastal custom officers route)

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Susan Porter

Retired grandmother, writer, illustrator, lover of Nature, Archaeology. Volunteer worker at an animal refuge (SPA). I live next door to the property.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? A variety of landscapes and experiences VERY close by, walking distance even: Beaches, dramatic cliffs, coves and dunes; moors, rivers, woods and valleys, a multitude of hidden villages. Wild Nature and Archaeology in an historic Breton setting. Water sports, Horse riding, Rambling. Tree climbing!!! Very mild winters with temperatures that seldom drop lower than 10°C for Nature lovers. Extremely pure and unpolluted air off the Atlantic. Away from the crowds - not commercial !
Unique benefits of property Extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage with a walled sun trap terraced garden, private and secure for children and dogs. Short walking distances to both the banks of the Goyen or the restaurants etc of the town. Overlooking the beautiful Goyen estuary, yet tucked privately into the ancient ruelles of this medieval town.

The Owner Recommends

Nature, History

Lots to do in the local area.

6 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 The Roberts Family 30 October, 2017

A wonderful autumn retreat!

Seawalks is a lovely cottage in the heart of the old town, just yards away from the beautiful and historic church.

The property is just the right size for a small family - cozy and full of character without feeling cramped.

Seawalks is very clean and tidy; it is also very well organised by the owner - the kitchen is well stocked with utensils etc, and we were also greeted with some very welcome essentials when we arrived!

The owner Sue was a superb host, and made us (and our trusty hound - who loved long walks along the estuary - which is just a few minutes walk away) feel very welcome, and was on hand if ever we needed her.

The property is well situated - stunning coastline at Pointe du Raz, L'Aquashow at Audierne and Port-musée at Douarnenez are all within a short drive of the cottage, and the beaches around the peninsula also made for lovely afternoons out. There is plenty in the area for family days out, and the owner also has a really good knowledge of the local area.

The town is also very lovely - a selection of eateries, some traditional shops, as well as a supermarket. The small weekly market in the town square is also very nice and worth a visit.

Would well recommend Seawalks - was the perfect autumn getaway!

Owner response

Thankyou Luke - it always gives me a lift when people enjoy this little penninsular at the “end of the world.”!

10 / 10 Bridgit 29 June, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay. The owner lives next door and was very friendly, helpful and able to give us lots of advice regarding local amenities and places to visit.
The cottage was perfect for us, nicely decorated with lots of artistic touches and a patio area for relaxing in the sunshine and drinking wine!

Pont Croix is a perfect unspoiled little Breton town, with most of the shops, bars and restaurants situated around a central square. There is even an organic supermarket! 'Seawalks' is situated a few minutes walk away from the town center.

The rocky shores of the Baie de Douarnenez and the sandy beaches of the Baie D'Audierne are within easy reach by car or bicycle Both are worth visiting.You can walk or cycle to Audierne in less than an hour along the Goyen estuary which is only a few minutes from the house.

If you like bird watching, wildlife, fresh air, lovely countryside and ancient churches, this is the place for you. We will definitely be recommending 'Seawalks' to our friends.

Owner response

Thankyou Ian - it is always so nice for me to know when my guests love this part of the world as much as I do!

10 / 10 Melanie & Paul 5 September, 2016

A little gem in Pont Croix conveniently positioned in a lovely part of the town close to shops and bars near the town square. Local Creperie open 7 days a week was well worth a visit (we did nearly every day!) Lovely walk/cycle path to Audierne along the river Goyen with spectacular views for country loving people. Beautiful beaches along the north and south coast just 10 minutes away. Clean and comfortable accommodation with a very helpful and friendly host who lives next door. We would definitely recommend Seawalks to couples and families who like exploring the local area. We particularly enjoyed walking around all the cobbled streets finding a variety of ways back to Seawalks . The property has everything you require to make your stay very enjoyable and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

Owner response

Oh thankyou for such kind words! All I can say is that it is nothing but pleasure and reward for me when guests come here and love this little peninsular as much as I do!

10 / 10 John and Sue 20 September, 2015

The cottage is presented to a high standard, has every home comfort and is decorated with great charm and lovely breton touches. Very accurately described by the owner; the kitchen is extremely well equipped and the outside eating area is perfect in all weathers.
We love the quaint cobbled streets of Pont Croix and its location on the Goyen estuary. The cottage is a stone's throw from the Goyen and has beautiful views across it from its high position.
The owner is very welcoming and will do everything in her power to accommodate her guests' needs. On this, our third visit, we brought our daughter with 7 month old grand-daughter and the owner provided all the equipment necessary for a small baby.
We'll be back!

Owner response

You are always such lovely guests to have! I just wish I could have waved a wand and ssent the clouds away for your week!