Cottage for holiday rental in Brittany

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Plogoff, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF003969 Advertiser since: 26 January 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Mer et Lande Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3

About this property

Converted Fishermans Cottage with Sea View & Heather. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Dating from the late 1800’s, we lovingly restored this fisherman’s cottage last year, creating a family holiday home offering tranquillity, comfort and an ideal base to discover one of the most beautiful and rugged parts of Brittany.
 
The house is detached and enjoys a secluded position at the end of the small hamlet of Le Dreff. The field of heather in front of the house extends down to the coastal walking trail, which can be reached by the short 300 metre nearby footpath.
 
The house offers 4 double bedrooms, 2 of which benefit from en suite bath/shower facilities. Our coral room is next to the large family bathroom with walk-in shower. All bedrooms come with a sea view.
 
There is a large country style kitchen, offering amateur and dedicated chefs all they need to cook up the day’s catch from the local fish market. We’ve opened up the lounge space and with our wide screen television (& UK freeview channels), wi-fi, 2 large dining tables and toybox, we’ve found the house to be a true haven come rain or shine.
 
There is a large (700 m2) walled garden connected to the south facing terrace, offering enough space for garden games for the youngsters, afternoon tea between the apple trees or the bbq for lunch and dinner. With 1,8m high walls and a large sliding gate, this is an ideal secure enclosure for both children and four  legged friends. A handy side annex houses a large butler’s sink, where wet suits can be easily rinsed out and dried whilst the kids can return the basket of beach toys. 
 
Ideal for large or extended families, there is ample space for groups of friends or, as we’ve discovered, couples just wanting to get away from it all to enjoy some boutique comfort. We're flexible on arrival dates, particularly for weekends. 
 
 
About us
I’m English but have spent much of my life overseas, and my husband is Breton, growing up in near-by Audierne. His parents started their teaching careers in the small village school in Plogoff, so this cottage was fated to become our Breton holiday home, offering our son the chance to bond with his Breton roots whilst we live and work in Belgium.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large country kitchen with big kitchen table and plenty of seating. Separate entrance door onto terrace and door into lounge. Cupboard with airer, ironing board, hoover and cleaning equipment. Fully fitted units and all new kitchen utensils including kettle, toaster and nespresso coffee-machine. Dishwasher, cooker, washing/drying machine, microwave, fridge and freezer. Ample plates, glasses, mugs, baking and quality cooking utensils etc. for more than 10 people.

Living rooms

Large open lounge with a second dining table and chairs at one end and tv and dvd area with large corner sofa and coffee table at the other. Window and door opening on to private large walled garden and terrace, with garden table and chairs, sun parasol and bbq. Very safe for children.

Bedrooms

Four large bedrooms. On the first floor you will find;
The ‘Sewing Room’ (double bed (160cm), ensuite toilet, large bath & sink unit). This bedroom is located above the kitchen and connects to the

The ‘Turquoise Room’ which contains 2 single beds (90cm), which can be left as single or put together for a large double bed. These two rooms are ideal for a family with children.

The ‘Coral Room’ with a large double bed (160cm) with wardrobe & large chest of drawers. This bedroom sits next to the large family bathroom & separate toilet.

Upstairs, the loft has been converted into the fourth large bedroom ‘Sea Room’ with 2 single beds (90cm) which can be left as singles or put together for a large double bed. This is a large sized room, with 2 velux windows offering superb views of the coast. The windows are very high and are therefore safe for children. There is a folding baby bed and en suite shower and toilet.

Bathrooms

One full family bathroom with large walk-in shower, marble vanity sink unit, window, electric towel rail and hairdryer.
Two en suite bathrooms are also available, one offering a comfortable large bath, the second a large shower unit.

Heating

Full central heating.

Entertainment

Tv (offering all British freeview channels, e.g. BBC, ITV, Channel 4) and dvd player, radio/cd player, Wi-Fi works throughout the house. Toybox, board games, puzzles etc. and some books in English. Dvds mostly English including a number of films for children. Enclosed garden with second toy basket with beach and garden toys (in annex). There is also a child highchair.

Garden and outside

South facing terrace with table and seating, and side annex, perfect for storing your wetsuits, surfboards, fishing tackle, bikes etc. Enclosed stone walled garden with outside washing line.

There is a private track to the house which is shared by the next-door neighbour.

Parking and garages

Parking for 4 cars in the field in front of the house.

Visitor suitability

For families of all ages. Perfectly suited for family or friends gatherings, or for couples looking for comfort and tranquility.

Information about any additional facilities

Plogoff
The house sits at the end of the hamlet of Le Dreff, the most southerly part of Plogoff, which prides itself as the village at ‘the end of the world’. The Point du Raz, France’s ‘Lands End’, is only 7 kilometres away and this heritage site; the village of Plogoff and the house are now located in one of France’s ‘Grand site de France’ conservation areas.

Plogoff is a small village but does offer a pharmacy, an excellent creperie and an Italian restaurant offering very good takeaway pizzas. The bakery also doubles as village shop, so supplies of milk etc. can be picked up at the same time as the baguettes.

For willing ‘breakfast run’ volunteers, this bakery is only a minute drive or 5 minute walk away (shortcut through the ‘Rue des Mouettes’), but worth it for the freshly baked bread, croissants or crepes which are freshly cooked for you on their hotplate.

There are 2 nearby supermarkets (L’Intermarche at the exit of Plogoff) and a larger LeClerc at the entrance of Audierne.

Beaches, walking trails, cycle-paths, surf spots, quaint villages, creperies, restaurants, markets and more are only a short drive or walk away.

The Region
Finistére is quintessential Brittany, offering something for everyone amongst some of the most enchanting landscapes you will find in France. There’s the drama of the coastline, particularly at high tide and during storms and the promise of long summer days on sandy and spacious beaches.

Beaches & local activity
There are more than five different beaches within a 3-5 minute drive from the house, each with their own specific character. You can also walk to the local beach of ‘Le Loch’ where we recommend the creperie overlooking the beach. There are numerous surf and sailing clubs nearby offering day and weekly courses for young and old. Yacht and dinghy renting is also possible nearby.

Audierne & Quimper
The nearest fishing port & town is Audierne, which is only a 15 minute drive away. Saturday morning market is not to be missed, not least for the morning’s fishing catch. There are numerous restaurants, creperies and for rainy days, an aquarium with daily falconry shows. We also recommend taking the ferry from Audierne to the Isle de Sein for a fascinating day on this tiny island community.
A further 25-minute drive on from Audierne is the chic city of Quimper, which is worth a day’s visit for its quaint maze of lanes full of boutiques, the cathedral, museums and carousels for the children.


http://www.audierne-tourisme.com/en/

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Henri Bosser 100, Rue du 14 Juillet Audierne Tel; 0033298702301

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Audierne & surrounding villages most weekends in summer.
Distance: 1 km

Beach holidays

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Sea fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Local beaches including Le Loch
Distance: 1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre équestre de Feunteun, 5, Route de Kerledec 29770 plogoff 33 2 98 70 67 40 www.cheval-capsizun.com feunteunaod@wanadoo.fr
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Le Tour de la Pointe du Raz (Circuit No1 PR1)

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Louise Kergoat

I am French, my wife is English, and we live in Belgium, near Brussels.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? I was born in Audierne, 10 km from the home, and I wanted to stay in touch with my region of origin, and at the same time have a view on the sea. Furthermore, my parents started their teaching careers in Plogoff.
Unique benefits of property For me the main benefit is the house location: not a single house in front of us, in a very little village which has kept its character.

The Owner Recommends

Audierne and Quimper

The nearest fishing port and town is Audierne, which is only a 15 minute drive away. Saturday morning market is not to be missed, not least for the morning’s fishing catch. There are numerous restaurants, creperies and for rainy days, an aquarium with daily falconry shows. We also recommend taking the ferry from Audierne to the Isle de Sein for a fascinating day on this tiny island community. A further 25-minute drive on from Audierne is the chic city of Quimper, which is worth a day’s visit for its quaint maze of lanes full of boutiques, the cathedral, museums and carousels for the children. http://www.audierne-tourisme.com/en/

Beaches and Local Activity

There are more than five different beaches within a 5-15 minute drive from the house, each with their own specific character. You can also walk to the local beach of ‘Le Loch’ where we recommend the creperie overlooking the beach. There are numerous surf and sailing clubs nearby offering day and weekly courses for young and old. In particular "la Baie des Trépassés", 5km from home, is a very active surfing spot. Yacht, kayak and dinghy renting is also possible nearby.

Plogoff

Plogoff The house sits at the end of the hamlet of Le Dreff, the most southerly part of Plogoff, which prides itself as the village at ‘the end of the world’. The Point du Raz, France’s ‘Lands End’, is only 7 kilometres away and this heritage site; the village of Plogoff and the house are now located in one of France’s ‘Grand site de France’ conservation areas. Plogoff is a small village but does offer a pharmacy, an excellent creperie and an Italian restaurant offering very good takeaway pizzas. The bakery also doubles as village shop, so supplies of milk etc. can be picked up at the same time as the baguettes. For willing ‘breakfast run’ volunteers, this bakery is only a minute drive or 5 minute walk away (shortcut through the ‘Rue des Mouettes’), but worth it for the freshly baked bread, croissants or crepes which are freshly cooked for you on their hotplate. There are two nearby supermarkets (L’Intermarche at the exit of Plogoff) and a larger LeClerc at the entrance of Audierne. Beaches, walking trails, cycle-paths, surf spots, quaint villages, creperies, restaurants, markets and more are only a short drive or walk away. http://www.plogoff-pointeduraz.com

The Finistére Region

The Region Finistére is quintessential Brittany, offering something for everyone amongst some of the most enchanting landscapes you will find in France. There’s the drama of the coastline, particularly at high tide and during storms and the promise of long summer days on sandy and spacious beaches.

2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Angela and Anthony 24 July, 2017

Fantastic cottage in the little village of Le Dreff. We stayed for a week with another family and had a wonderful time exploring the area. The cottage is very well equipped and has more than I ever expected which is great when travelling with children. Louise had a high chair and plenty of toys and games for the children to play with. Very well presented. We look forward to coming back next year.

10 / 10 Bob and Gill, Norfolk GB 5 July, 2016

Beautiful house and peaceful setting. Ideal for a relaxing, away from it all holiday. Short walk to village amenities. Very well equipped kitchen. All rooms spacious and well presented. Large safe garden for children and dogs. Beautiful walk and scenery at nearby Pointe de Raz. Baie de Trespasses well worth a visit if you like the beach and surfing.