Holiday let for rental in Brittany - BF003891

Plouhinec (2km from Audierne), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF003891 Advertiser since: 5 December 2014
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Maison de la Mer Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 Cots and child beds available

About this property

A Spacious, Comfortable Farmhouse with Sea Views. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Built in 1874, Maison de la Mer nestles peacefully on a 4900m2 plot. Lovingly restored, the original features blossom in this calm and tranquil environment. The outside comprises of many different areas, one of which is a vast walled garden that is ideally suited for children to play safely in. There are 2 lounges, 4 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms large kitchen/diner.
600 mtrs from first beach.
With many stunning beaches only a few minutes walk and the local market town of Audierne less than 5 minutes drive, Maison De La Mer is an ideal location for the people who want to relax, or for the more adventurous who want to take advantage of the many sports and activities available.
This advert describes just a few of the attractions in the locality which remains nevertheless an important fishing harbour where coastal vessels unload their quality catches daily including line bass fished in the Raz de Sein. The fresh fish and shellfish are then sold by auction in the fish market. Just like the fishermen, the local farmers too are concerned with the quality of their produce with authentic flavour, and cultivate the traditional values in both their products and their welcome.



Kitchen and dining

Large sunny kitchen dinner with french door looking on to courtyard.
with dining table for 10 plenty of seating. Fitted units, dresser, kitchen utensils, down to that large pot for your fresh lobster or crab bought at the market.
Dishwasher, cooker, washing machine, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle toaster slow cooker, coffee-pot.Iron and ironing board.

Living rooms

Two living rooms available, one with an inglenook fire with lounge seating for 8 people. French doors looking onto courtyard.

The second with seating for 6/8. Tv and dvd. Window and door opening on to private large walled garden, with bbq, sunloungers, table and chairs.
Very safe for children.


Four large double bedrooms consisting of 1 double bed with wardrobes, bedroom furniture, window looking onto courtyard.

Second double bed in huge original beamed loft with sea view and en suite.
First bedroom twin beds, bedroom furniture, large shuttered window overlooking walled garden.

Second twin bedded room, full bedroom furniture, natural stone walls, window overlooking courtyard.

Cots and child beds available.can be placed in any of the bedrooms.
all supplied with fresh bed linen.

Sorry we don't supply personal towels please contact me if traveling from outside Europe


One full family bathroom with overhead shower, window, electric towel rail, hairdryer and 1 en suite shower room with radiator hair dryer.


Full central heating


Tv and dvd player, radio/cd player, wi-fi.
Enclosed garden with various young childrens toys

Garden and outside

Courtyard,with table and seating, open barn, perfect for storing your canoe, surfboards, fishing tackle, bikes etc.

Enclosed stone walled garden (2400m2) with bbq, loungers, table and chairs.

There is a private impasse to the house with large front lawn, at the top of the drive a side garden with seating quiet reading area. All for your use.

Parking and garages

Parking for 6 cars and space for another 2 cars in open barn

Visitor suitability

For families of all ages and is perfectly suited for family gatherings, due to the ample space and multiple reception rooms.

22.8.2014. Charming family home, wonderful owners. Loved everything and would highly recommend. Clean comfortable,well equipped fantastic garden.

14.8.2014. Great 2 weeks wonderful house, huge child friendly gardens.

31.8.2013. An amazing holiday home perfect for extended families.

5.8.2013. Perfect setting for family holiday. Walking distance to beaches.

Information about any additional facilities

5.7.2013. The only disappointment was I only stayed 1 week. This place is perfect for family holidays, gardens are child friendly and just a short walk to one of the many lovely beaches.

26.8.2012. Fantastic amazing property, very clean with home comforts , we were 2 families 4 children never felt crowded loved it would definitely recommend it.

1.7.2012. Perfect getaway. Superb house and garden.

27.6.2012. Chill out, spent a great week thanks to kind care and attention from owners, nothing too much trouble.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Plouhinec
Distance: 2 km

Beach holidays


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Varied
Name of nearest fishing location: Immediate
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Quimper
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Mahalon
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Immediate


The Owner Recommends

Discover and Exploration

The local region has many different activities which are wide and varied. Whether you are looking for a couples break, relaxing on a tranquil beach, or, a busy family, needing many different activities. Audierne, and the surrounding areas will be able to fill your needs. Ceramics, art, cycling, surfing, sailing, kayaking. Audierne has many shops, bars, restaurants. Indoor market with fresh fruit vegatable fish cheese and meats. Also a Saturday market, Aquarium, maritime museum, banks, pharmacies etc. Lots of festivals throughout the area all summer. Visit the tourist office where they will tell you whats on during your holiday with many other delights are here waiting to be discovered.


The footpaths around Plouhinec lead out into the middle of moors and stones, age old shelters for majestic monuments; as far as the banks of the Goyen, a magnificent river which meanders along too Pont-Croix, or else out to the coast, dotted with long beaches of fine sand punctuated by little creeks. Surrounded by 8km of coastline, Plouhinec draws its strength from its diversity. One of landscape but also of heritage. In this way coming round a valley, one can stumble upon charming 16th or 17th century churches; for example St Winoc, an absolute gem entirely restored under the auspices of the County council and the Restoration Committee. One can equally discover sites whose history goes back to the beginning of time; marine grottos marked by the burns of the first fires and protecting archaeological riches 500,000 years old.

The Brittany Region

Brittany is said to be one of the perfect tourist destination spots as it offers something for everyone. Whether you are after recuperation, gastronomy, activities or cultural regeneration, Brittany has something to offer you. There are all manner of watersports available, from surfing to sailing, scuba diving or canoeing to kitesurfing. Also recognised as a cyclist and walkers heaven, Finistere boasts some of the most stunning cycle paths and walking routes available. Brittanys moderate climate attracts people from the UK and Ireland because it is warmer, people from Paris because it is more bracing and people from the South in summer escaping excessive heat.

11 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Alistair, Sarah and Harry 9 July, 2018

Thank you so very much to Maggie and Wayne for a lovely 2 week stay. You could not have been kinder or more helpful, especially to baby Harry who thought you were both wonderful!

Maison de la Mer is the most perfect holiday home for a large family or big group. It was equipped with lots of useful things - pots and pans for every meal imaginable, lots of cutlery, a huge walled garden which was very safe for our baby to roam around in. The house itself was also very spacious with 2 living areas and 4 bedrooms. Everything was very clean when we arrived and we really appreciated the small details such as fresh flowers on the table and a ready set up highchair for the baby. If anything, we felt that the house and grounds were even nicer than they had seemed in the photographs on the booking website.

Maggie and Wayne were very helpful with suggestions of where to eat and what was happening in the area which we might like to see. A highlight for us was doing a coastal walk from from the house to the pretty port of Audierne, and we also really enjoyed a trip to the Aquarium/bird sanctuary which i’d really reccomend to anyone with children. We were also spoilt for choice with all the beaches nearby which were great for swimming and snorkelling.

We’d love to come and stay again.

Owner response

Hi Alistair ,thank you for your lovely comments about the house and area.i think you love it as much as we do. As for Harry he was adorable ,it was a pleasure to have him in our home for his first birthday,.it was wonderful to see all the family enjoying the holiday ,three generations ,some not able to see the grand son as often as they would like being able to spend quality time with him .
This is one of the things we tried to think of when restoring the house that extended families could have quality time together on holiday .
Who knows perhaps we will see Harry on his second Birthday .
If only the three of you we have the pretty cottage in the center of Audierne that is a great place within walking distance of everything .
Enjoy the rest of the summer and hope to see you again our kindest regards to you and the family.
Maggie and Wayne x

9.8 / 10 MrCW 24 September, 2017

Lovely traditional property in a quiet but convenient location: Boulangerie just up the hill; unspoilt beach 10 minute walk; Audierne a few minutes drive. Excellent for young children with plenty of space inside and out for two families of four, particularly the enormous walled garden. Maggie and Wayne were excellent and welcoming hosts. We had a lovely holiday.

10 / 10 AButton 22 August, 2017

A wonderful property with fabulous hosts and lots to do nearby. The house exceeded our expectations and we had a wonderful trip!

Owner response

Thank you Ann for your kind words on the house and your holiday .
The children were a delight and they were so excited to be on holiday with their cousins .
It was a real pleaser to have you stay .
We would love to welcome you back any time with cousin's at Maison de la Mer
Or just yourselves at our other property in Audierne Rue Kleber if just the four of you .
Enjoy the rest of the summer .
Your bond is on its way .thank you for looking after the house always much appreciated .
Our kind regards .
Maggie and Wayne .

8.2 / 10 ronan 26 June, 2017

We enjoyed our two weeks in Maison de la Mer.
The weather was excellent. Plouhinec is a very quiet area almost adjacent to the port of Audrienne.
We found the house clean and very comfortable. The garden is approximately 80 metres long and 30 meters wide and is surrounded by an 8 or 9 foot wall, and is ideal for children to play in. Maggie and Wayne who own the house live next door and are very nice people. They are there to help if needed but are by no means intrusive. I would recommend this house to families especially as the area and the house and garden are ideal for children.

Owner response

Hi Both ,so sorry the house did not meet up to my usual high standards .
I'm a little disappointed as I have never had such low scores .
Perhaps you could em me with what you felt was not perfect and I can somehow rectifie ASAP .
Facilities I don't know what else I could offer very well equipped kitchen from cooker to weighing scale to mixer all the large items and all small equipment even separate utensils for the bbq .
Comfort again we have two lounges with comfortable settees and chairs good mattresses .
Nice rugs for that extra comfort underfoot .we have a large selection of games indoor and out jigsaws DVDs radio CDs books for all ages .wifi .
I know the wifi was not on some of the time but that was out of my hands ,I had no tel or wifi myself .as there was a major problem on line with orange once the technichen arrived it was all ok .
Regarding price I'm afraid you chose to book through Trip Advisor A much more expensive site .
If you had booked through .Holiday France Direct you would have had a small booking fee of £29
Plus a 20% dicount off your Brittany Ferries trip ,well worth remembering if visiting Brittany another time .setting I found very strange as you said how lovely the gardens and different areas were
The peaceful relaxing feeling and so close to the beach and town .
I hope this has not put you off this beautiful area of Brittany and would welcome you back to perhaps our smaller house in Audierne ,Rue Kleber our kindest regards Maggie Wayn