Breton farmhouse for holiday rental, Brittany

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.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 10
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.

10 / 10 Gemdowney 1 August, 2016

Beautiful farmhouse nestled in a quite idyllic village.
The house and garden was amazing very safe for our young children of 7 and 5.
Lovely calm and clea, the hosts have thought of everything, it really was a home from home.
So much to see and we didnt get round to do everything, looking at hopefully going back next year.
If you want a relaxing break from the hustles and bustles of life then this is the place to go.
Loved it!!!

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you next year.
Shirley, Lee, Sharon and Mike

9.7 / 10 The Gingells 17 August, 2015

We really enjoyed our two week stay here, with our 2 children aged 5 and 9. Really good, spacious holiday property, well kitted out with everything you could need. Excellent communication with the hosts. Very comfortable and private. Peaceful setting overlooking fields and countryside. Easy 10 minute drive to the local supermarkets, restaurants and other facilities, and around 10 minutes to the main link road in the region, which will quickly get you around. Larger towns like Quimper and Concarneau around 50 minutes drive, Excellent, safe beaches for children around 30-40 minutes away, cycle hire 10 minutes away. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a property with all mod cons in a beautiful, tranquil part of France.

10 / 10 BF004124 4 July, 2015

We had a fabulous week at La Maison Shalemi. We stayed in the barn conversion. It was spotlessly clean and tidy with brand new kitchen and bathroom facilities. There was plenty of room for us all. The area is very central in Brittany and you are not far from the North, West or South Coast. We were able to go cycling along the quiet lanes and there are beautiful walks to the village in the morning for that all important patisserie. You can just take time out relaxing in the garden or take the car to do some sightseeing along the coast.
There are several types of accommodation at Shalemi and if you are a large group or family the Farmhouse may be more suitable. The owners have built the property to a high standard and I would definitely recommend this holiday accommodation and surrounding area and look forward to a return trip in the near future.