Breton farmhouse for holiday rental, Brittany - BF004118

Plonevez-du-Faou (12km from Chateauneuf-du-Faou), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF004118 Advertiser since: 24 April 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Maison Shalemi Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2

About this property

Completely Refurbished Traditional Breton Farmhouse . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Maison Shalemi is a totally refurbished Breton farmhouse.  
The ground floor is open plan providing kitchen, dining area and large lounge. The lounge has a tv with English channels, dvd player and an eco wood pellet burner. The kitchen provides a large fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.  Two twin bedrooms and 2 double bedrooms, together with 2 bathrooms, provide spacious accomodation for up to 8 people on the upper 2 floors.  
To the rear of the farmhouse is a third of an acre garden with a large decking area ideal for group gathering's and bbqs.  Parking to the farmhouse is via a secure private gravelled courtyard shared with our 2 adjacent barns also recently renovated.  See separate listings.  
This stunning property lies approximately 1 mile north of the village of Plonevez du Faou and is set within the tiny hamlet of Kervriou, surrounded by fields and quiet country lanes.  It provides the perfect place to relax or use as a base to explore the wonderful costline, medieval towns or rural areas of Brittany by foot, car, pedal cycle or motor cycle.
Approximately 12 kilometres to the South lies the town of Chateauneuf du Faou which host a market, a Chateau and a water activities centre situated on the Nantes-Brest Canal.
The rental rate includes hotel quality bed linen, towels and cleaning.   



Kitchen and dining

The modern well equipped kitchen provides a large fridge-freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. Electric storage heating provides cosy, background heat to the pellet burner. A large farmhouse table and chairs allows comfortable group dining.

Living rooms

The lounge has a tv with English channels, dvd player and an eco wood pellet burner. Three new sofas, cd player with Ipod docking facility. A selection of games and dvds.
The ECO pellet burner provides instant heat at the push of a button. A bag of pellets is provided and additional bags are available for purchase.


The first floor contains 2 double bedrooms with english hotel quality beds, Wardrobes, chest of drawers providing ample storage. With large windows providing ample light and views of the surrounding countryside. The upper floor has two twin bedrooms with English hotel quality beds and velux windows.
All bedrooms have an electric convector heater.


On the first floor there is a bathroom with washbasin, close coupled wc and bath with shower over.
The upper floor bathroom contains a washbasin, close coupled wc and a separate shower cubicle.
Both bathrooms contain electric heated towel rail.


The ground floor has an ECO wood pellet burner and electric storage heater
All four bedrooms have an electric convector heater and both bathrooms contain electric heated towel rails.


English tv, dvd, cd - iPod player. Various games including garden Jenga, croquet and an inflatable paddling pool are available.
There also boardgames and playing cards.

Garden and outside

The garden is approximately a third of an acre laid mainly to lawn, surrounded by open countryside.
There is a large decked area with table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Parking to the farmhouse is via a secure private gravelled courtyard shared with our 2 adjacent barns also recently renovated.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair users. No pets and no smoking inside the property.

Information about any additional facilities

Secure storage for pedal cycles is available


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Tilly's in Plonevez du Faou
Distance: 2 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes-Brest Canal
Distance: 12 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various green trails


The Owner Recommends

Amorique National Park at Huegoat

Walking and mountain bike trails in the Huelgoat Forest.

Benodet Seaside Resort

A beautiful seaside resort with large promenade and expansive child friendly beaches.

Crozan Peninusular

On the west coast where you can explore the beautiful cliffs and surfing beaches.

Cycling, Motorcycling

The property is surrounded by quiet, traffic free country lanes ideal for cycling or motorcycling.

Eating Out

Various good quality, french restaurants within easy distance.

Locronan Picturesque Village

Beautiful village said to be the prettiest in France and often used as a film location

Pointe Du Raz- the most westerly point in Brittany.

Cliff top walks, surfing beaches and fantastic scenery.

Quimper Medieval Town

Lovely medieval town with lots of shops, cathedral and restuarants.

Water Activities

Water activity hire centre on canal at Chateau Neuf du Faou. Swimming at leisure centre. Aquarium at Brest.

West Coast World War II Emplacements

Historic World War II cliff top emplacements and Battle of the Atlantic Museum.

8 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Heather&Chris 28 August, 2019

This property makes a great base for exploring the western part of Brittany. You are in a tiny hamlet so there is nothing in the immediate vicinity but you are a 5 minute drive from the nearest town which has a small shop, butchers and bakers. You are also 10 minute drive from a large supermarket. The owners were really helpful in accommodating our needs by providing a stair gate, high chair and travel cot for our son. The garden space is fantastic for children to run around in. We really enjoyed our stay here.

10 / 10 CJ Carrier 27 August, 2018

First class accommodation and couldn’t have asked for more. Clean, comfortable and basically a home from home experience. Beautiful large private garden that my children loved. Owners really friendly and helpful throughout. Location wise there isn’t allot in the local area however the location provides a great base for exploring. The weather was variable during our stay therefore we were able to follow the sun and travel north, west or south. We mainly went to the beaches on the Crozon peninsula bit also visited Brest and the submarine base in Lorient.
Highly recommend this property.

10 / 10 Richards family 5 August, 2018

We have visited this house twice and it doesn’t disappoint.
Our family have enjoyed the beautiful house with the wonderful garden both times and use it as a base to go and explore! Will be back x

10 / 10 Leeds Family 20 August, 2016

Good communication through out the booking process for a property that was everything that the description on the website said it was.

We arrived to find a well presented, well maintained and very clean property with all the amenities of home set in a lovely garden with views over the fields behind. This and some good weather provided us with a superb holiday, entertaining all of our children (age ranges 7-17).

There was easily accessible help locally from the friendly owners and their partners, along with plenty of local leaflets for ideas of places to go.

We would definitely recommend this gite to anyone that wants to explore Finistere or to get away from the rush of city life.