|Cider Press||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||2||Spare folding beds|
The Cider Press is a delightful cottage offering all the mod cons. It has 2 large bedrooms each with a double and a single bed, 2 wc, 1 shower room and 1 bathroom, an American kitchen with a dining area and a cosy lounge all integrated on the ground floor, with the focal point being the original cider press still in situ, hence the name. There is no access to internet anymore.Sorry but this is due to the bad aftersale service of France telecom. moreover all animals are not accepted in the gîtes which are intended for non smoking clients.
Outside there is a terrace and a parking area in a secluded setting, far away from traffic so it's ideal for a tranquil family holiday.
Although like all the other cottages, the cider press is situated in the beautiful breton countryside, it's only 5kms from the nearest town offering all the usual amenities, shops, bars, restaurants, etc, a mere 15kms to the seaside and the beaches, and within easy access of the main highway linking all major Breton towns and cities.
Like all the cottages, the cider press is set in 5000m² of gardens and grounds. There is a court for playing badminton, volleyball, football and boules.
A well equipped American-type kitchen and a dining area overlooking the courtyard and the gardens.
A cosy sitting room with a settee, armchairs and satellite tv. A library of books in several languages together with plenty of reading material on the local area.
Two large bedrooms of character with very comfortable bedding.
Beautifully decorated bathroom and shower room.
Fuel heating system.
Bbq, terrace and extensive grounds and gardens at the disposal of guests.
Plenty of safe parking space in a private and secluded property.
Not suitable for disabled people or frail elderly people.
The local tourist office organises plenty of walks and outings on a regular basis.
A medieval village kept intact thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Historic Monuments. It is listed as a place of interest, used to shoot films, and is one of the few villages in France where they have a religious convention every 6 years. This a very colourful event where visitors can admire the beautiful costumes which differ from one parish to another, and enjoy lithurgical music. There is also the port of Douarnenez, the Quimper cathedral, or the Oceanopolis aquarium in Brest.
The owner and his wife were very friendly and helpful.
The house is lovely - clean, spacious and colourfully decorated.
We were having problems with our car whilst there...I'm in my 60's and wouldn't want to do it too often but I can verify that it is possible to cycle to the beaches at Plomodiern and Ploeven!
The attraction for us was the proximity to the sea, the Crozon peninsula, and the Tour de France coming through Chateaulin, also the easy access to the rest of Brittany.
We enjoyed drinking coffee in the cafe's, Fest Noz's (Me), looking at the remains of the old Napoleonic and German defenses on the Crozon, markets, vide greniers ( to stock up on French books). My sons cycled a lot and hired sea kayaks. We had planned a trip to a Resistance Museum but couldn't risk it due to our car problems. We have already been to the one at Saint Connan and I really recommend it .
The only drawback to the house is that it doesn't have any private garden, although it does have a patio with table and chairs.
Bring some tea towels!