|Maison Lamphily||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||1||Single bed on minstrel gallery|
Maison Lamphily is the family home of the well known French artist Eugene Begarat. Several of his original paintings are displayed. This charming house is a former priory. It is located 3km from the White Sands Beach in the popular seaside town of Concarneau.
A large gravelled courtyard allows parking for several cars and even a boat!
A wooden fence, offering privacy, surrounds the house. The sizeable garden (over 1 acre) has a beautiful oak and walnut tree.
There is a large living room, dining room with fireplace and a separate room with a bar and direct access to garden. Perfect for evening aperos!
Both the bedrooms are on the ground floor making the accommodation suitable for guests with impaired mobility.
Bedroom 1 is a large bedroom with double bed, which opens directly onto the courtyard.
Bedroom 2, which overlooks the garden, has a double bed and also a sink.
The shower room is fully tiled with Italian tiles.
The large, farmhouse style kitchen has beams and feature fireplace.
The laundry room houses the washing machine, extra freezer and toilet.
There is a shower room, "sale d'eau" and toilet accessed from the courtyard.
The minstrel gallery has a single bed.
DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS PROPERTY
Approximately 800 metres from the house are a variety of shops and facilities.
These include a petrol station, Leclerc supermarket, cinema and bowling.
The area is a haven for sailing enthusiasts and beach lovers.
The nearby charming town of La Foret- Fouesnant is 4km away. It has plenty of eating places including creperies. The Casino supermarket is open daily until 20h.
Along the promenade it is possible to buy fresh seafood from the days catch. There are also seafood restaurants.
Seating area in kitchen also lounge/diner with seating for 6.
Cooker with double oven. Ovens are electric and the hob is gas.
There is a logburner and electric radiator.
Large lounge and dining area with comfortable seating.
Open fireplace for the cooler months.
Separate room with bar, leading directly to the courtyard.
Two bedrooms with double beds, both on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 leads out onto the courtyard.
Bedroom 2 overlooks the garden. It has a sink.
Large shower room with walk-in shower. Fully tiled with Italian mosaic tiles.
Separate toilet in the laundry room.
Further shower room, "salle d'eau", with toilet accessed from courtyard.
One woodburner in the kitchen.
Electric radiators in the other rooms.
A cost will be applied for use of electric radiators. The meter is checked on arrival and departure.
A large gravelled courtyard to the front of the house has sun loungers available.
There is also a grass area at the back with mature trees and shrubs.
Plenty of parking for up to 4 cars on the courtyard. Also room for a boat!
Not suitable for young children (under the age of 10).
Babies and infants not yet walking are be welcome.
Suitable for guests with impaired mobility.
Please enquire for guests requiring wheelchair access.
Cap Coz is a wonderful beach, from where you can take a coastal path. Beg Meil beach is also well worth a visit.
A jewel of the architecture of the nineteenth century whose origins date back to the thirteenth century. The Chateau is 5 minutes from the walled town of Concarneau. The castle traces the unusual fates of the Russian imperial princess Zinaida Yusupov Narishkin and her husband Count Charles of Chauveau.
The museum is located in a building that has served as a barracks and an arsenal,and as a fishing school. As well as small craft you can see there films and models, exhibitions, demonstrations and everything to do with the perilous nature of fishing. The visit lasts at least an hour. Temporary art and photographic exhibitions of subjects related to the sea and fishing are also shown in the museum. The old trawler Hémérica which is anchored on the quay is at the back of the museum. It is accessed from a gang plank from the museum and across the quay. Visits can be made to the hold and the wheel house, the captains quarters and storeroom.
Walking the ramparts provides an excellent way to get an overview of the old citadelle with great views around the town and the harbour. It is a relatively easy walk with some steep steps and uneven ground in parts with a few unprotected "drops" where Health and Safety have not yet intervened! It may not be accessible to all visitors, e.g. those with impaired mobility or in wheelchairs.The full circuit can be done in two separate sections. A small charge is made in high season - perhaps partly to control the numbers of visitors walking the ramparts at the same time.
As you walk around the old town don't hesitate to take a look in to any opening in the walls. It may lead to nothing more than a landing stage or outlet. or to something more interesting There was a gate-way built into the walls in the 15thC. It was down these steps and from the quay below that convicted criminals were transported in small boats across the Bay to the waiting Gallows.
Pont Aven is known in Brittany as the "Artists’ Town". Here the famous artist Guegin studied and worked. There are plenty of quaint little restaurants serving Breton specialities, such as cider, crepes and sea food.
The Crozon peninsula, about 1 hour away is the most westerly coast of Brittany. There are numerous beautiful coves and coastal walks.
Also worth a visit is the beautiful city of Quimper. There is an impressive cathedral and many shops and restaurants.
Manson Lamphily is a great find! We holiday in Brittany with friends every year and the character of this place is exactly what we wanted. The wooden beams, open fire and owner's art work set the scene well on our arrival and the owner was there to welcome us, along with the charming lady who looks after the property and lives locally, should you need to contact her.
The kitchen was very-well stocked with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and glasses - and there were more in the bar which was charmingly lit for pre-dinner drinks! Both bedrooms were warm and cosy, with crisp bedding and comfortable beds. The bathroom was a real gem, particularly the large, walk-in shower. The smaller bedroom also has a small sink. The toilet is separate to the one bathroom and there is another toilet and shower accessible from the garden that would certainly be useful in the summer months when coming back from the beach.
The single bed on the mezzanine would be ideal for a party of five. We did not need the second fridge but had we stayed for two weeks or more, it would have been very useful.
Having explored various places for purchasing firewood, 'Mr Bricolage' proved the most convenient, if a little expensive, however, we really like our fires! Supermarkets and shops are close by - a short car ride -and restaurants are all good. We enjoyed trips to Concarneau, Pont Aven and the tiny St. Maxine.
We will be booking again.
On behalf of the owner I would like to thank you for this review following your stay at Maison Lamphily.
So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Brittany at this unique house. Do come again!