Cosy cottage to let in Brittany - BF004515

Santec (5km from Roscoff), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF004515 Advertiser since: 13 January 2016
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The Little Blue Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1 Extra beds in attic room and bedroom; 1 cot

About this property

Rural/Seaside Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Small, cosy, quiet cottage of agricultural heritage (Penty in Breton) with a secure south facing small garden in quiet rural setting (cauliflower/artichoke fields around) on the edge of  Santec, 300 meters from nearest beach.  
Ideal for 2 couples, 2 small families or 1 large family. One bedroom (1 double bed, 1 single bed and 1 cot), one converted attic (2 double futons and 1 single bed), large landing upstairs, large dining room/lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
No tv or wi-fi (available in nearby bar). Chidren toys and board games, stereo. Shed with garden furniture and 3 usable bikes. Parking.
Excellent dedicated cycling routes, large surfing beach 5 mns away (with surf / Stand Up Paddle board lessons and hire), kids playground 400m, shops 700m, restaurants/bars nearby. Morlaix 15 mins.



Kitchen and dining

Small kitchen with fridge, small freezer, stove/oven, toaster, cafetiere.
Dining corner in main room by kitchen.

Living rooms

Large living room with plenty lighting, 2 sofas,1 armchair, coffee-table, toy coffins, small library, wood pellet burner.


One bedroom on first floor with 1 double bed, 1 single bed and a cot. Big wardrobe, table chair.
One attic room with 1 single bed, 1 single sofa bed and 2 double futon beds


One small bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and washing machine


Wood pellet burner (heat propagated to whole house), oil-filled radiator and electric fan heaters.


No tv/wi-fi. Stereo with cd player and USB port. Boardgames. Books/magazines. 3 bikes in shed. Beach and playground a stone throw away. Surf beach less than 5 mns away (surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, land-yachting, paddle boarding, kayaking). Surf school with board hire. Fishing. Good dedicated cycling routes. Mountain biking. Excellent coastal walks. White sand beaches and granit boulders. Exotic gardens. Thalassotherapie (spa), historic towns, Ile de Batz. Chateaux, theme parks, great markets.

Garden and outside

Small, south-facing/sheltered garden with flat turfed surface. Ideal for sun basking or ball games.

Parking and garages

Parking for 1 or 2 cars in garden; also 4 spaces outside house to share with neighbors. Secured shed for bikes/sport equipment

Information about any additional facilities

Sensible pets welcome


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Vets largely available. Yellow pages available in house.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Roscoff
Distance: 4 km

Beach holidays


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Mullet, flatties, guernard, bass,...
Name of nearest fishing location: Plage du Pouldu

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Coastal walks


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Fred Picot

French national living in the Uk

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Proximity to Roscoff for ease of use thanks to the Plymouth-Roscoff ferry service. More importantly, the striking beauty of the landscape / seascape (white sand, turquoise blue water, granit boulders...), the local culture with a strong orientation to the sea and farming, the quality of food, particularly seafood and vegetables. Last but not least, nearby Le Dossen beach offers exceptional potential for watersports.
Unique benefits of property Located in a quiet area (surrounded by artichoke / cauliflower fields), it is nevertheless close to town so as not to have to use the car if that is the feeling. Proximity of the beach (300 meters). Roscoff has a lot to offer, especially in the summer. Very cycling friendly as there are dedicated cycling routes all over, the roads are pretty quiet, and the attitude towards cyclists is usually very good. The house is cosy, the garden south- facing and pretty sheltered from the wind. The neighbours are friendly and helpful.

The Owner Recommends

Exotic Gardens

One in Roscoff, one on Ile de Batz. Unique flora comparable to that of the Scilly Iles. A real must do.

Ile de Batz

Short ferry ride at regular intervals. Has been likened to the Scilly Isles. Extraordinary flora, exotic gardens, beaches,...Bike hire available.

Plage du Dossen

White sand, turquoise blue water most days. Good surf, windsurf, kite surf, horse riding, land yachting (centre on beach). Ile de Sieck, accessible at low tide is a good walk as well as the river estuary and adjacent forest. Kite festival in May. Nearby bars and restaurants. 4 mn by car, 10 mn by bike from house.

Rugged Coast

Scenic/dramatic scenery. Coastal footpaths documented in house information pack

Thalassotherapie (spa)

The marine and iodine-rich environment is famous for its medicinal virtues, hence the spa and other rehabilitation centres.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Young family (2 adults, 1 child age 6) 31 July, 2017

Beautiful gite in the most peaceful location. Clean and very equipped with everything you might need, and a huge variety of toys, games, bikes, etc a bonus. Lovely garden with lunchtime sun perfect to bring out the garden furniture.
Stunning beaches in easy walking distance and many others a short drive away. Great surfing opportunities, and we saw many others kite boarding, windsurfing etc. Le Dossen beach has a surf school and various other lessons available.
Bar/restaurant Les Embruns just a short walk away, not to be missed. Lovely food, friendly people and a terrace overlooking the beach. Drive to St Pol de Leon or Roscoff for endless choice of place to eat. Everywhere we visited was family friendly and good value for money.
All amenities a very short drive away, plus hypermarket only 5-10 mins max.
Local markets 3 days per week are wonderful to browse or to buy. We didn't have the chance to visit Morlaix due to travelling times but we're told it is incredible.
For a wet day, swimming pool at Landivisiau was fabulous with slide, warm water, variety of swimming pools and a suana/steam room/jacuzzi.