|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 Jean Pierre Grisot. 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 and toilet accessed from the courtyard.
The minstrel gallery has a single bed.
Well behaved dogs are welcome after checking with the owner! 10€ cleaning supplement.
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 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.