|The Old Stables||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||2||Spare beds|
The Old Stables ia a wonderful old building that has survived 133 years of wear and tear, but thanks to the skilled local tradesmen it has been saved and given a new life.
The property offers 3 bedrooms which can sleep at least 4 people. They are all bright and airy. Two wc, 1 large bathroom with a separate bathtub and a shower, plus another shower room on another floor. The lounge/sitting room is huge and yet welcoming and cosy with plenty of old farm implements, utensils etc, as well as some earthenware to provide some additional character, and of course a local Breton dresser to give an authentic touch.
The American style kitchen can be accessed from 2 open passages, is well equipped with all the mod cons. In short, the place has to be seen to be believed and appreciated.
However due to the changes in France telecom's changes in the régulations concerning access to internet ie a waiting time of between 8 and 12 days ;there is no more internet.Moreover all the 3 cottages are intended for non smokers and do not accept animals.
American style kitchen, well assorted, very bright and airy.
A large lounge and sitting room with 2 settees, 6 armchairs, 2 coffee tables, satellite tv, 1 small display cabinet, 1 dresser that contains a few games and plenty of reading material on the local area.
Three beautiful bedrooms with very comfortable bedding.
Fuel to heat water and run the central heating system in winter.
5000m² of gardens and grounds with the possibility to play boules, etc.
Plenty of parking space in a safe and secluded area.
Not suitable for disabled people or frail elderly people.
Bbq and garden furniture for the outside terrace.
Locronan is a medieval village that has been kept intact, preserving the granite buildings in beautiful condition and the local crafts alive. What is most interesting about this village is that it is one of the last villages in the whole of France to hold a religious convention every 6 years, during which villages gather in their traditional costumes, play lithurgical music, participate in choir competition and conduct vigils. Not far away there is also the port museum of Douarnenez, where there is a good collection of vessels. Last but not least there is the Quimper cathedral, with its must-see potteries.
The property was not very clean when we arrived,but on leaving we were asked to make it spotless or it would be a charge of 50 euros.in the add it said child friendly but after only a few hours it was clear that our children were not welcome to play outside at all.the owner lives on site and was for ever coming over to ask us to turn lights off,not use too much water or electric,make sure we mind his flowers,it was a constant worry every time he approached us!.the owner has two dogs that live outside outside and they bark at anything all the time,we were woken in the early hours many times so be warned.....our stay was ruined by all of these things but most of all the very fussy and unwelcome felling the owner gave us.we had family come for dinner there with young children and it was embarrassing that we had to lay down so many rules!!!.this accommodation should state adults only!!!!.
Sorry to read that the McNulty family was disappointed with their stay may property and yet they never gave me this impression and I must emphasize that most of their statements were untrue ;All my properties are always spik and span and I am well known as being very meticulous and thorough in all my undertakings and my properties are always very clean indeed for I have been in this business for 18 years , dealing with
8 different letting agencies and never had any proplems either with individuals or families staying a tmy cottages ;I welcomed the Mcnulty family as I welcome all my clients in fact I took my car and went to look for them when they got lost on the way tomy place.
This family took umbridge to the fact that tols them to supervise their children if they choose to play in the play ground and not to let them break the flowers or the young pumkin plants in the vegetable garden and was a little worried about a little boy (member of the visiting friends who was trying precariously to balance his way on a large oak beam ;as a similar attempt by another boy a few years ago ended up in a fall and broken teeth..By the way this family's friends didn't come just one night for dinner but were there 8 days out of 11 although this was a bit much as the parking etc was intended primarily for my guests i didn't say anything ;.