Charming gite for holiday rental in Brittany - BF003918

7km from Sizun, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF003918 Advertiser since: 5 January 2015
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Priory Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 Additional double sofabed and cot available

About this property

Historic 17th Century Breton Slate Presbytery. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A charming, historic, Breton slate gite built in 1640 as the presbytery for St. Cadou and is the oldest building in the village.

Priory retains much of the character of the original building including oak beams, exposed slate stonework, and wooden floors making it a beautiful French country cottage.  The most impressive part of the house is the vaulted ceiling in the main living room around the huge stone fireplace which now houses a large wood burning stove, as well as the ancient spiral stone staircase which leads to the mezzanine level.
The property has a large fitted kitchen with gas oven and hob.  Amenities include a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and large fridge-freezer.  Access to the private garden and communal grounds, lounge and upper level bedrooms lead from the kitchen and there is a separate downstairs toilet and hand basin.

The lounge is the heart of the property and has a large open feature fireplace and stove with leather chesterfield sofas.  It is the perfect place to relax, watch TV, a DVD or listen to music on the provided bluetooth enabled speaker.  A dining table is at the side of the lounge seating 8 for family meals.

The stone spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine level and king-sized four-poster bed and dressing area which can also be accessed via the stairs from the kitchen.

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom and a bedroom. The bedroom is currently a twin room but, in the spring of 2020 we are converting this to a king-sized bed and adding an en-suite shower room.

A cot can be set up in any of the bedrooms or on the mezzanine level.
Priory has a large private area adjacent to the property with metal mosaic garden furniture, sun loungers, a parasol and bbq.  Allocated parking is in front of the property with additional parking nearby if required.
Priory is a dog friendly gite.



Kitchen and dining

A large fully equipped kitchen includes a cooker and hob; dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
The kitchen has access to the lounge with dining table, upper floors and private garden area.

Living rooms

The large lounge with feature fireplace, large logburner and chesterfield sofa provides a comfortable and charming space to relax; watch television or a dvd; read a book or listen to music.
The lounge is the heart of Priory and the perfect space to spend time together as a family.


The master bedroom, with comfortable king-sized four-poster bed, and dressing space is on the mezzanine level above the lounge which give excellent views of the vaulted ceiling and fireplace.

The second bedroom is a king-sized bed and its own en-suite shower room.

There is a twin bedroom on the second floor.

All beds have Egyptian cotton bedding and comfortable mattresses.


The family bathroom on the first floor comprises a bath with over-bath shower, toilet and washbasin.

The second bedroom is accessible from the first floor king bedroom and has a shower, toilet and sink.

An additional toilet and washbasin is on the ground floor.


The gite is heated principally with an air-source heat pump and radiators in the lounge, mezzanine and kitchen.

Additionally, there is a large wood-burning stove in the feature fireplace in the lounge.

The bedrooms have wall-mounted electric radiators.


English and French language television is provided in the lounge with a dvd player and Bluetooth capable music system. A DVD library is available on site.

We have a large family games room available to all our guests which has a pool table, babyfoot table, dart board and board games. The games room can be used as a private cinema for a family film night. We have a selection of films to choose from but we can play any DVD or BluRay disc if you'd like to being your own.

In the garden is a petanque pitch available for guests to use.

Garden and outside

Priory has its own private outdoor space with metal mosaic furniture, wooden sun loungers, parasol and bbq.

Parking and garages

There is sufficient parking for 2 cars adjacent to the Priory or we can provide undercover parking in our large garage if required.

Visitor suitability

Priory is a dog friendly gite.
Due to the stairs, Priory is unsuitable for visitors with limited mobility.
Kergudon is a non-smoking site.

Information about any additional facilities

Priory has a well equipped kitchen for a full self catering holiday however, catering is available on site for breakfast and evening meals. Picnics can also be provided for days out of the gite.

We have mountain bikes and wellington boots in our boot room for the use of our guests who want to explore the beautiful countryside around us. The boot room is also a drying room with additional washing machine and tumble dryer for clients' use.

David, one of the owners, is a fully qualified personal trainer who can devise a programme for guests who are staying with us but don't want to miss out on their fitness and put you through your paces in our on-site fitness suite.

We also offer a 'Fill your Fridge' service for those who do not want to visit the supermarche as soon as they arrive in France.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Meals

* Vet details: There are a number of vets nearby. We can advise if required and for pre-return checks.



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch and carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac du Drennac
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Brest
Distance: 35 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Barrage du Drennac
Distance: 4 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Monts d'Arree


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Benjamin Dickins

I moved here with my partner, David, in January 2015 having lived and worked in London for a number of years previously looking for a change of lifestyle. We fell in love with Kergudon as soon as we had seen it for the first time owing to its historic character and charm and the rural location with so many interesting locations to visit within easy reach.<br/>Since moving here we have taken up many activities we had always wanted to do and have a springer spaniel, Garratt, and cat called Mouse.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Saint Cadou is a very peaceful village with a lively social calendar focussed on its pub and the Salles des Fetes. Sited in the regional natural parc d'Amorique and the among the Monts D'Arrée it is an ideal location for those who love the great outdoors, walking, cycling and driving on the near deserted roads.
Almost eqi-distant from the north, west and south coasts of Brittany there are so many interesting places to visit within easy reach from large towns such as Brest, Quimper and Morlaix, to smaller market towns such as Chateaulin, Chateauneuf and Landerneau to name a few.
The location can best be described as remote but far from isolated.
Unique benefits of property Our properties have unique historic charm being the oldest building in the area. The main gite, Priory, is dated 1640 when it was constructed as the presbytery while the original, and now lost, church of Saint Cadou was being built.
Our gites can be rented individually for couples or families, or collectively for extended families and groups of friends who want to holiday together but have a bit of space!
We are working hard to improve the grounds to the same standard as we have the accommodation and, while this will be a multi-year project, we have big plans and ideas and will have a beautiful garden when complete.

The Owner Recommends

Finistere's Wealth of Attractions

Kergudon is superbly situated centrally to Finistere and within the Parc Naturel d'Amorique which includes the highest point in Brittany. From our tranquil rural location it is possible to visit the beaches on the north, west and south coasts as well as the many wonderful towns and cities of this department.
We are the perfect location for a holiday year round.
Being in the natural park there are many fabulous walking and cycling trails as well as pony trekking from one of the local stables. On a clear night, as there is no light pollution it is amazing just to sit and gaze at the stars.
We are only 2 kms from the Lac du Drennec, a fantastic fresh water lake with its own beaches and watersports centre open in the summer.
The open, well maintained and empty roads offer fabulous opportunities for driving or motorcycling adventures as well.
There are many fascinating local towns and areas to explore including the departmental prefecture, Quimper, to the south; the Crozon peninsular to the west; the picturesque towns of Morlaix or Roscoff to the north or further inland in Brittany to the east such as the very popular Huelgoat.
There is lots of additional information on our website. Please do have a look.