This location has multiple holiday properties
|Kervern Kreiz||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
The property was built in the mid 19th century as part of a manor complex and later restored and transformed into two gites (Kervern Kreiz and Kervern Bihan) which can be let either separately or together thanks to an adjoining lockable door (Kervern Bras) to sleep 10 ( 5 bedrooms) for twice the price of Kervern Bihan.
The gites are located in a peaceful, rural area just 3km from Douarnenez, the gateway to the beautiful Cap Sizun peninsula (the Breton equivalent to Land's End) with outstanding, unspolit beaches and breathtaking coastline all the way to the Pointe du Raz and Point du Van (25km).
All types of shops and services are available (boutiques, supermarkets, cinemas, restaurants, bars, hospital) within a short distance and some of the region's most beautiful beaches can be found close by nestled in the sheltered Douarnenez bay.
The superb medieval capital of Cornouaille, Quimper, with its cobbled streets, numerous creperies and alluring boutiques, is only a 20 minute drive away.
The gite is well equipped to guarantee a comfortable stay with its oak-beamed, open-plan living space comprising the kitchen, dining area and lounge based around the original large stone fireplace. A tv, cd and dvd are provided and wifi is available.
The gites have been renovated using environmentally-friendly materials (hemp insulation, natural pigmentation in wall coatings, etc.) and traditional techniques (terracotta floor tiles, oak floors, oiled woodwork, etc.).
The open-plan kitchen comprises an electric oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, the usual kitchen appliances (kettle, toaster, etc.) and a range of cooking utensils and crockery. The traditional-style dining table and chairs is located within the same open-plan area. The kitchen / dining area opens out onto a south-facing wooden terrace which leads onto the lawned garden.
The living area extends from the kitchen and has its focal point around the original open fireplace. The area comprises sofas and chairs, a coffee table, tv, cd and dvd players.
The gite can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people and offers 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin. If you need more then it can be rented along with the adjoining Gite to accommodate up to 10 people. All the bedrooms are south facing with Velux windows offering beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Each bedroom comprises a chest of drawers, bedside tables with reading lamps and wardrobes or hanging rails.
The downstairs bathroom contains a shower and washbasin. There is a separate downstairs toilet and an upstairs bathroom containing a washbasin and toilet.
The gite is heated by means of electric wall heaters.
Douarnenez offers numerous shops, bars, creperies and restaurants in addition to the local market where fresh fish and other local produce can be purchased. The local beach in Tréboul on the other side of the estuary is very safe and perfect for children. The 'Port Musée' (maritime museum) along the 'Port Rhu' harbour is a must and is situated next door to the new, modern Douarnenez library. The town is home to many artists whose galleries can be found dotted around the old town.
The garden is south facing and comprises a lawn as well as a wooden terrace area with a garden table and chairs, parasol and barbecue.
A large, traditional open-fronted garage is located down the track at the end of the back garden with space for at least 2 vehicles.
The gite is suitable for parties of up to 6 people.
If you need more then it can be rented along with the adjoining Gite to accommodate up to 10 people.
No specific facilities are provided for disabled access.
Our friends look after the property for us and they live locally should anything require attention or you need advice on something.
We live in a beautiful part of West Yorkshire and enjoy regular trips over to Brittany where our two youngest boys were born. We have four boys, chickens, fish, a cat and a dog. We're happy to discuss any holiday plans you may have for Brittany especially around the Cap Sizun area. We can deal with enquiries in English, French or German if required.
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||The gites were renovated out of an old barn while Sarah was living in the house next door.|
|Unique benefits of property||The gites are in a rural and peaceful location yet near to the coast and a delightful port town. They have been renovated using traditional methods and materials giving them a rustic feel.|
The beautiful, open beaches of St Anne la Palud and Kervel are situated just a short drive away in the bay of Douarnenez and are well worth a visit. The sheltered beach of St Jean is also close by on the Tréboul side of town and offers safe bathing for children. For those wishing the venture further afield, the list of beautiful beaches is endless, ranging from the choppy shores along the Cap Sizun and in the Pays Bigouden to the warmer, more sheltered beaches south of Quimper.
This beautiful medieval town is just a 20 minute drive from Douarnenez and is guaranteed not to disappoint with its cobbled streets, artisans' boutiques, creperies, artist studios and elegant imposing church in the centre. Try out the local Breton beer in the traditional 'Ty Jos' bar in the square just behind the church.
The most westerly point of Brittany (and France as a whole) offering spectacular views out to the Atlantic ocean with the famous Ar Men lighthouse and the Isle de Sein, which is just a short boat trip away and can be visited for the day or for a longer stay.
The capital of the 'Cornouailles' area, this medieval city is a must for any visitor to Douarnenez. Quimper is just a 20 minute drive away and is characterised by its cobbled streets, numerous shops, restaurants, creperies and galleries. The imposing cathedral in the central square is not to be missed and the art gallery opposite houses impressive permanent collections as well as temporary exhibitions.