|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.
Recent review -
We were very pleasantly surprised by how much bigger the Cider Press was than we had imagined! We loved the very generously sized bedrooms with such comfortable beds and plenty of pillows! Also having the open plan living space meant that we had a very “together” time, even the teenagers! The Cider Press was clean and the kitchen well stocked. We enjoyed many BBQs on the patio watching the boys play badminton, boules and “football tennis”; and with the lovely countryside in the background. The gardens are very pretty and the veg patch is very impressive. We were perfectly located in the countryside but with Chateaulin only about ten minutes’ drive away and with easy access to fast routes to anywhere in Finisterre. Most of the time we explored the slower routes through interesting little villages and towns in every direction. The owner and his family are very charming, hospitable and extremely helpful with regards to tips on where to go, what was happening locally etc. Mr Agouzoul is extremely interesting to talk to and so knowledgeable on any subject! If we do France next summer this is where we will be!
I could have gone on and on…. We are really considering returning next year, perhaps with more friends and family. But I will give you several months’ notice…..
I hope all is well with you and all the family? It was such a pleasure meeting you all. Please convey our fondest hello’s?
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.
Recent review -I really enjoyed my stay at Leuriou. The hosts Mr Agazoul and his wife were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The cuisine was excellent and the accommodation was very clean and comfortable. Helen T
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!