|'Etel 1'||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||2||2 Bedrooms + pull out bed in lounge area|
Our Mobile Home
Located near the picturesque and delightful seaside village of Le Pouldu, our large 2 bedroom mobile home was fitted with a brand new 7.5m deck in spring 2009. It is sited on one of the largest and sunniest positions on the Camping du Quinquis site and is just a short walk from all of the on-site amenities. So there is ample space to relax on the recliners and the other patio furniture provided.
Please note that we operate a strict no smoking and no pets policy.
Our mobile home has 2 bedrooms, but is as long as most 3 bedroom mobiles, providing plenty of extra space inside for all the family. There are 2 entrances so you wont be tripping over each other inside the van.
We provide quilts for both the twin and master bedrooms. We also provide pillows and supplementary blankets, but you must provide or hire bed linen as appropriate. This can be arranged direct with the campsite.
We have a superb additional inventory in the mobile home, including a variety of games, books and dvds, and a selection of beach equipment including buckets and spades, fishing nets, crab lines and inflatables. There's also some sports equipment including badminton rackets and shuttlecocks, tennis rackets and balls and table tennis bats and balls to use on the campsite table tennis tables.
Camping Du Quinquis
This is a fantastic camp site run by an English couple who have renovated the site to a superb standard, and the on-site facilities at Quinquis are great for all the family.
The site has a variety of facilities: Two heated swimming pools with a toddlers pool and slide, bike hire, a tennis court, football pitch and playing field, table tennis.
The site facilities also include a laundry block with washing machines and tumbledryers, a small ‘holiday reading’ library, and plentiful of information on the local area is available at the on-site reception
There is a great bar area to relax in by the poolside or inside in the evenings, where in the high-season there is regular musical entertainment; the bar also has a wide screen television, great for sports fans!
French and English takeaway food is available at the on site takeaway. There are lots of standard meals but also a lot of daily specialities too.
Camping du Quinquis is located just several minutes from a selection of great beaches and coastal walks. You can enjoy walks along the River Laita down to the coast where horse riding, kayaking, and fishing are also available.
Great days out are to be enjoyed in the historic narrow shopping streets of Quimper and Quimperle and further up the coast, breathtaking walks to Point du Raz are well worth a visit.
The beautiful port of Doelan with its picturesque harbour and restaurants is just minutes away, and boat rides through Pont Aven help to make this area great for a family holiday.
There are lots of regular local markets in the nearby towns and for supermarket shopping, the nearest large supermarket is just 5 minutes away by car.
There are several travel options to get to this area of Southern Brittany; the nearest ferry port is Roscoff. A discount on ferry crossings should be available after booking. If you prefer to fly as we do, there are 4 airports that are between 1 and 2 hours from the campsite: Brest, Nantes, Rennes and Dinan, and fly regularly from various airports in the UK, including Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Stanstead.
Discount ferry fares are available if you book with us.
In the caravan you will find a folder full of details on local attractions, markets and lots of other important information to help you make the most of your holiday. If you need any further information on the local area please feel free to contact the owner.
The mobile home features a fully equipped galley kitchen with ample storage. Crockery, pots and pans and cutlery are all supplied. In addition, the kitchen has a full inventory of equipment; kettle, toaster, microwave, 4 ring burner hob, oven, fridge with small freezer compartment, sink with hot and cold taps. The dining area is not fixed so you have more freedom to move the chairs and table to suit your needs. The hot water boiler is also in the kitchen. We also provide is an iron and ironing board.
The lounge area is comfortable and cosy, there is a well stocked games cupboard and a variety of books. There is a tv and dvd in the lounge as well as a cd/radio. The seating is L-shaped and there is a pull out bed underneath the sofa meaning that the mobile home is in fact 6 berth. The lounge area is carpeted up to the kitchen area, where the flooring is vinyl. There is also a gas fire in the lounge. Both the gas fire and the hot water boiler have annual gas safety inspections and the safety certificate is on display.
There is a separate dining area and table, so there is no need to set up and take down tables in the seating area.
There are 2 bedrooms, a double and twin, with normal width single beds that can be attached together securely to form a double bed as an alternative. In both bedrooms there is plenty of bedside and wardrobe storage. There is a pull out bed underneath the sofa in the lounge area (hence the van sleeping 6). Pillows and duvets are provided and you can either bring your own linen or hire a set from the site office. There are electric heaters in both bedrooms.
In the bathroom there is a walk-in shower and handbasin, and for convenience, a separate wc is located across the corridor.
There is a boiler in the kitchen area that provides hot water. There are also electric heaters in the bedroom and the lounge.
The site has a full entertainment programme throughout the school holidays and there is also regular entertainment outside peak season. The site has its own kids club which runs week day mornings throughout the main holiday season, there is a small charge for the kids club, payable at reception. There is a sign up sheet for the kids club in the bar as it gets very popular during peak season so early booking is advised. The bar area is the main site for entertainment and there are regular quizzes, silent discos, karaoke, talent shows and band nights, you may even scoop the top prize of a packet of Haribo's. There is also a large screen tv in the bar showing Sky tv and a healthy selection of UK sport. The site is visited by its very own travelling circus in peak season, entry to which is payable on the night to the circus operator. You may also get the legendary moonlight swim activity during your visit. Moonlight swim has been risk assessed...and its risky! But the sight of hundreds of
The caravan is located on perhaps the biggest plot on the site as its a corner plot offering ample car parking space. Outside the van there is a large decking area, perfect for relaxing with the sun, a good book and a nice glass of red.
We provide a charcoal bbq for outdoor cooking. On the deck will be a 2.5m pop up gazebo frame, for a little protection from the sun you will need to put the gazebo canopy over the frame as we remove it each time we leave in case of high winds.
There is ample parking outside the mobile home and there is a small shrub area planted with sweet smelling lavender. As we are on a corner plot, we have perhaps the largest plot on the site.
The caravan is suited to couples and families. Please bear in mind that as there are 2 small steps up to the decking area, the mobile home is not wheelchair friendly. No smoking is allowed inside the caravan. Unfortunately we do not allow pets. Hirers are reminded that you are asked to give the van a thorough clean and to leave the van in a way you would expect to find it. You can order a post stay clean for an additional €50, payable in advance to the owner (please request this at the time of booking and it can be added to your holiday).
There is a large outdoor swimming pool complex with a fun pool with island and small slide (and small paddling pool area) in addition to a rectangular pool and another separate babies paddling pool. The pool complex is spotlessly clean and you can bring drinks, snacks and ice cream from the bar area into the pool area but no glass is allowed. On summer days there is nothing nicer than relaxing by the pool with a book and a cold drink. Please note that the site also has wi-fi, tokens for which can be purchased at reception. There is also bike hire on site and a restaurant quality take away operated by a retired Parisian chef. There is a launderette on site as well as a shower/toilet block. There is a small woodland park which is the favourite hang out for children on site and a tennis court. Reception also doubles as a small shop selling essentials such as milk, charcoal, tinned produce, drinks, ice cream and snacks, you can also pre-order freshly baked bread, croissants and pain au ch
We are a family of 4 from deepest darkest South Wales who discovered Camping du Quinquis in 2010. Since then we have had fantastic holidays in Brittany. Our children, now aged 11 and 10 adore the site and even learned to ride their bikes on the site.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||We had visited Camping du Quinquis for a number of years as friends of ours had recommended the site to us (they were also owners on the site). We fell in love with the place from our first holiday there. The site is clean and compact and there is a unique friendliness around the site. Our 2 children have made friends on the site who they keep in touch with all year round and they even learned to ride their bikes on the site! As long as the children are happy then we are happy which means we are able to relax with a glass of wine! Its a compact family friendly site with loads of activities and lots to do in the local area.|
|Unique benefits of property||We are within 2 hours of the ferry ports at Roscoff and St Malo meaning your journey when you get to France isn't that long. There are beaches within a 5 minute drive at Le Pouldu and there is also horse riding, ropes courses, golf, water parks and adventure parks all within 1/2 an hours drive. As well as all this, the city of Lorient with shopping nightlife, bars and a Ligue 1 football team is 20 minutes away. If cultural festivals are your bag then plan your trip around some of the major ones such as the Festival Rias and the Festival Interceltique Lorient in addition there are lots of smaller festivals during the summer months. There is everything you need on site and in the local area to have a fabulous Breton holiday.|
Lovely walled city with plenty of restaurants and lots to see and do. The city is the home of the Filets Bleu Festival in August and is a wonderful event to see with music food and dancing. Concarneau is about a 40 minute drive away.
The sites own restaurant quality take away run by Carole Munro, delicious dishes that you can order and take back to your mobile home but don't forget to return your dishes. Themed nights throughout the peak season, burger night, curry night, crepe night etc.
Here's one for a rainy day. Aquapac is an indoor swimming complex in Quimperle, about 10-15 minutes away from the caravan. There is a fun pool with water jets, a Jacuzzi, a slide and a wave machine (a giant red ball bobbing up and down) and also a regular pool with lanes for those who want to keep their heart rate up. There is also a baby pool and a hydroslide with its own separate plunge pool, you can also pay extra for a sauna. Its only a few years old so its very new and exceptionally clean. Very handy if the weather isn't so good.
Only about 10 minutes away from the caravan by car, Doelan is a beautiful harbour village with a few lovely restaurants, think typical picture postcard Brittany. Its where the French version of Doc Martin is filmed. Stunning.
Guidel is a charming bustling little town with a regular street market, both food and goods. You will also usually find some live Breton music at the weekly market. In addition, Guidel has a very good range of shops including a small Carrefour and a large Super U supermarket. There are numerous independent smaller shops such as fishmongers, butchers, creperies and a tobacconist, it really is a very pleasant little town. Guidel is about 9kms away, about 10 mins
This unusual and unique museum is in Nantes which again, isn't particularly close (its a 2 hour drive away) but its well worth a trip. The museum is inspired by the ideas of Jules Verne who hailed from Nantes and the centrepiece is a huge mechanical walking Elephant which can carry 50 people or so on a 30 minute journey around the outside of the museum! It really is spectacular. There are also plans to build a huge tree of life sculpture across the River Loire that cuts through the centre of Nantes.
Lovely restaurant which serves an excellent value for money set menu. The staff at reception would be happy to phone through a reservation for you, 3 course lunchtime menu with wine costs about €15. Le Pouldu is a 7 minute drive from the caravan.
The Resort of Le Pouldu has 3 superb sandy beaches, sea fishing trips, good windsurfing and sailing. Within easy reach are horse riding, golf, a small animal park and 3 large supermarkets as well as good local restaurants.
Ok so this place isn't close, its a 3 hour drive away, south of Nantes but I would advise everyone to go there. To do it justice, stay overnight, either in one of the on site hotels or, if your budget is more modest, try and find a budget hotel in the local area. Puy du Fou is breathtaking, it really is a miracle, words alone cannot do this place justice it is simply magical. Read some reviews on travel guide websites and you'll start to get a flavour. The drive down is all motorway and takes about 3 hours but it is so worth it, stay overnight and you'll also get to see one of the amazing night time shows. It is simply magical.
Fairly large town/small city with a top flight (Ligue 1) Football Team. There is a main line train station and a large shopping district. You can also catch a ferry to the beautiful Port Louis, another traditional and very pretty Breton walled city. Lorient is about 25 minutes away by car.
Fabulous World Heritage site about 2 hours from the caravan. If you are sailing to St Malo, MSM is only a short drive away and you could visit before travelling on to the site. Its a fabulous day out at a picture postcard location, the Mount itself is steep and is mostly cobblestones underfoot but its well worth a visit.
Parc Odet is about 40 minutes away from the caravan by car and it really is a grand day out. The park is full of weird and wonderful rides and attractions that don't have an electrical socket in sight. There are 2 massive zip wires that cross over the central lake of the park, a self propelled roller coaster, loads of inflateables and trampolines, climbing frames, a rope bridge reminiscent of the bridge on Indiana Jones across the lake, pedalos, kayaks, a few mazes, a rope course and a self operated water slide. Its one of our favourite days out and one which probably breaks every health and safety rule in the book, its known around the campsite as 'death park' but go there, be sensible and you'll have a fantastic day out, theres a small cafeteria but pack a picnic and enjoy yourself in the extensive grounds of the park, it truly is a unique day out, you're unlikely to find anything like it in the UK!!!
As pretty as a picture, which is why it was the favourite haunt of Gaugin. There are loads of art galleries as well as a beautiful town centre with lots of street cafe's where you can sit and enjoy a crepe and a cup of tea and watch the world go by, the river that runs through the town is just beautiful and, as you would expect there are loads of touristy shop selling artisan chocolates, biscuits and clothes. Pont Aven is a brand of French butter biscuits that can be seen in most shops in the town (as well as on board Brittany Ferries), they are made in the town. There is a really nice atmosphere to the town that always reminds me of Cheddar in the UK. Its well worth a visit, only 30 mins or so from the caravan
Charming cobbled coastal town about 1/2 an hour away, its possible to catch a ferry from Lorient to Port Louis, spend a day roaming through the lovely cobbled main street and pack a bag as there is also a nice beach there. Lovely walled citadel with a number of museums within the grounds including a museum dedicated to the French East India Company and the French version of the RNLI, worth a stroll around the ramparts.
Lovely recreation of a Breton village, its a sort of living museum, and is excellent value for money, about an hours drive away its a very nice day out for families.
Quimperle is a very pretty town with lots of interesting shops and restaurants. On the outskirts of the town, there is a large retail district called Kervidanou with lots of supermarkets right across the spectrum, Lidl, Leclerc, InterMarche, Carrefour etc. There is also a fabulous swimming pool/leisure centre called Aquapac. The is a bowling complex and also a McDonalds. Quimperle is a 10 minute drive from the caravan and you can also find things like kayaking and a tourist information centre. There is a mainline train station and you can get a train to Lorient from here which takes about 15 minutes. Quimperle is about 10 minutes away by car.
Beautiful walled city with loads of fabulous shops and restaurants, well worth a visit, one of the Brittany Ferries routes is into the port at St Malo so check the walled city out before travelling on. Theres also a very nice aquarium at St Malo. Its about 2 hours from the site.
Great little camp site. The caravan was very well equipped with extra outdoor gear for our use such as bikes, rackets and fishing gear. The owner was very helpful and provided lots of info before we arrived.
Staff on site were friendly and helpful. The outdoor pools were heated and temperatures great.
We arrived early in the summer season (start of July), so site was still relatively quiet. Activities weren't therefore fully up and running, but our children still had plenty to keep them entertained.
Local area very picturesque with markets every day in different towns.
We will probably return next year.
Thank you very much for your kind words and honest review. Our caravan is a little home from home for us and we love spending time in Quinquis, as long as our children are happy, we are happy. You are more than welcome to return to our caravan at any time.
Everything was fine.