Breton house for holiday let in Brittany - BF004934

9.7/10
Esquibien (4km from Audierne), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF004934 Advertiser since: 5 August 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Ty Kerhuon Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

Large House Set in Mature Gardens Close to Beaches. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Ty Kerhuon is a sunny, south facing, light filled breton style house just 800metres from the beach with 3 large airy bedrooms, a generously sized lounge, a homely kitchen with a large table, a spacious dining room all surrounded by terraces and a large park-like garden.
 
This beautiful holiday home is ideal for families. The house has been lovingly and carefully furnished with a mix of antique and modern furniture. The well equipped kitchen is ideal for family entertainment. The living room and kitchen have a wonderful view of the idyllic garden. The 3 bedrooms are bright and welcoming. The bathroom is located upstairs and there is a guest toilet with wash hand basin downstairs. 
 
The property is situated in the heart of Brittany close to many sandy beaches and not far from the village of Esquibien with its typical church and cobbled streets, a hotel, a bar and a stadium. Nearby can be found a swimming pool/leisure pool, a baker's and 2 supermarkets. It is very suitable for cycling, boating, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, surfing and walking. 
 
The house is very close to Audierne with its fishing port and marina and it boasts a superb Saturday market and Wednesday evening market which mustn't be missed. Just 40 minutes' drive away is the ancient city of Quimper with its magnificent cathedral, many bars, walks and shops. Also, 25 minutes' away can be found the town of Douarnenez with its famous maritime museum and port. 
 
The house has all modern facilities to accommodate 6 people and all rooms are well equipped. There is also a very grand and secluded garden to relax in should you wish to do so.

This is a non smoking property and we do not accept pets.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The large family kitchen dining room area is ideal for entertaining, and is well equipped with tables and chairs for 6 people and it includes a fridge, a freezer, a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and an electric oven with gas hob.

Living rooms

Large dual aspect comfortable lounge with french windows opening on to the patio and large mature garden with many trees. There is a tv, British freesat, dvd player and a music centre. There is a wood burning fire for use and the first basket of logs is included .Further logs are available from the local supermarket.

Bedrooms

Upstairs there are 3 spacious bedrooms one with a king sized bed, one with a double bed and the third with 2 single beds. Pillows, duvets, bed linen and towels are included. Beach towels and flannels are not included.

Bathrooms

The family bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet, basin, and bidet can be found upstairs. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with basin and toilet.

Heating

Electric heaters during the summer months and full central heating during the winter period. A supplement of £50 a week for the central heating is required for bookings from Mid September to Mid April.

Entertainment

Tv, stereo, dvd, satellite, (English programmes), wi-fi. A selection of dvds and cds are available. There are books and games as well.

Garden and outside

Large south facing sunny aspect gardens mostly laid to grass with many mature trees. The house is surrounded by a raised patio area with patio furniture and bbq for outside dining or just relaxing.

Parking and garages

Driveway area suitable for several cars or a boat.

Visitor suitability

The house is suitable for those wishing to explore the local rural area with its many coastal walks, is ideal for exploring the many traditional villages by bike and is only a 20 minute leisurely walk to the safe family sandy beaches of St Evette with its sailing school. Within an 8 minute car ride there is the famous surfing beach of St Tugen.

Information about any additional facilities

Cleaning materials are supplied and an additional fee of £50 will charged on vacation of the property should you wish to use this facility.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pont-Croix
Distance: 6 km

Beach holidays

Cycling

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Plogoff
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: 1

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Things to Do and See

Audierne has many restaurants and creperies for local cuisine along with its wonderful sandy beach. There is an aquarium which also has an amazing bird show. One can take the river walk along the Goyen to Pont Croix. There are weekly markets in Pont-Croix, Audierne, Plogoff and Douarnenez. St Evette offers sailing facilities including windsurfing, canoeing and paddle boarding. There is also a daily ferry service to The Ile de Sein from St Evette. Horse riding stables are located in Plogoff. There are many coastal walks and cycle routes. The Pointe du Raz,France's most westerly point, gives views of the islands and is a conservation area full of wild habitat. During the summer months the Fest Noz festivities are a must participation for food and dancing traditional style.

16 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.4
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 8.8
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 John and Sue 24 June, 2019

Ty Kerhuon is a charming house with spacious well furnished rooms. It is well equipped and comfortable with numerous french windows letting in plenty of light and providing views onto the lovely gardens. For a family with young children, the large outdoor space is a real bonus and the thoughtful provision of outdoor toys/games is very welcome. The adults can enjoy catching the sun with seating areas around the house and there is constant birdsong from the many mature trees.

The owner was kind enough to offer us an early check-in, which we particularly appreciated as we had travelled on the night ferry to Roscoff, which is only a couple of hours drive away.

The location of the property in Esquibien is ideal for exploring this beautiful part of Brittany.

All in all, an unforgettable holiday - not only would we recommend this property but would love to return!


10 / 10 Sue & Bryan 19 June, 2019

Our second trip and just as enjoyable and relaxing as the first time.

A fabulous spacious and well positioned property with a large garden. We found the house to be cleaned to a very high standard and it has been put together with a mixture of traditional and modern which works well. Excellent facilities meant we didn't want for anything with a well equipped kitchen and a BBQ provided.

Our favourite room was the lounge which was very spacious with 2 sets of french doors opening out onto the large private garden - great to sit at night with them open listening to the frogs and the sea whilst sampling some French wine !!

The beaches are a couple of minutes drive away and are exceptionally clean and if you pick the tide right you can have a lovely long walk across 3 beaches to the head of the harbour and then walk right along the harbour wall into Audierne, a picturesque fishing village with local bars & restaurants. .

A really great area for coastal walks and bike rides and a trip to Pointe du Raz is well recommended. The owners leave a welcome pack which also has lots of ideas for trips

The house and location make this holiday for us and we will be coming back again as this house and its location is great value and I would have no hesitate in recommending it.

Owner response

We were so please you enjoyed your second stay and that you might return next year. Thank you for your great review it is much appreciated.

10 / 10 V R Gerry 6 June, 2019

We stayed here the last week of May. This is such a lovely place to stay. The gardens around it are so huge and beautiful and the house is very spacious and scrupulously clean. It's well maintained and well supplied with lots of things like dishwasher tablets, loo rolls and cleaning items. Having stayed all over France in gites and seen how rough and ready and basic so many are, I was really surprised at the standard of this place, especially for the price. It's set on a quiet road in a sleepy little backwater but only 10 minutes walk from the beach. Audierne is a picture postcard town and reflects the true pretty nature of what Brittany is like. Audierne is on a peninsula so if there's any decent weather about, this town will get it when places further inland that we travelled to seemed overcast. It is a great base for exploring all of the quaint medieval villages around but there are so many little remote beaches that surprised me by how clean they are and how clear the water is. The beach at Saint Evette has a water school and it was a great place to hire kayaks for our kids (13, 11 and 8). There is also a gourmet patisserie in Audierne that creates the nicest cakes and artisan bread I've ever tasted. But the L'Clerk down the road is pretty cheap for everyday stuff. The owners are available if you need them but they kept their distance which I like. I cannot recommend this lovely place enough.

Owner response

It was a pleasure to have you stay in our property and we are so glad you enjoyed the house, garden and the surrounding area.

10 / 10 Ian and Trish 2 October, 2018

This has been our second stay here at Ty Kerhuon. Having stayed here for the same period last year, we were anticipating another enjoyable holiday in beautiful surroundings and a comfortable, well equipped house, and have not been disappointed. The weather has been very warm for September, making it good revisiting familiar places and exploring new.

Thank you Chris and Annamarie for our holiday in your welcoming home. We hope to return.