Charming gite for holiday rental in Brittany

Sizun, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF003918 Advertiser since: 5 January 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
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.

There are 2 further twin rooms and a large bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.  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.  A large paddling pool can be provided if required.  Allocated parking is in front of the property with additional parking nearby if required.
 
Priory is a dog friendly gite.

Type

Cottage/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, log burner 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.

Bedrooms

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.

There are 2 further large twin rooms.

All beds have Egyptian cotton bedding and comfortable mattresses.

Bathrooms

A large family bathroom comprises bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin is located on the first floor.

A second toilet and washbasin is on the ground floor.

Heating

A large wood burning stove is located in the feature fireplace in the lounge and the gite has oil fired central hearting additionally.

Entertainment

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.

Additionally games and books are provided to guests.

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.

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.

Facilities

  • 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.

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

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

Golf

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

Gym/spa

Horse riding

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

Walking

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

Watersports

About the Owner, 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.

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.<br/>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.<br/>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.<br/>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!<br/>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

Parc Naturel d'Armorique

Kergudon is located within the Parc Naturel d'Amorique which includes the highest point in Brittany. It has fabulous walking and cycling trails, pony trekking from one of the local stables. The open, well maintained and empty roads offer fabulous opportunities for driving adventures. There are many local towns and areas to explore from the Crozon peninsular to Huelgoat. For full information please see our website.