Gite with pool in Brittany for holiday let - BF005018

3km from Chateauneuf-du-Faou, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF005018 Advertiser since: 15 October 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Kerneatret le Petit Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Tranquil Setting Ideal for Walking and Cycling. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Kerneatret le Petit is a 2 bedroom gite which forms part of an 19th century farmhouse situated amidst beautiful countryside just outside the busy town of Châteauneuf-du-Faou in Finistere in the North West corner of France. The property is set back from the banks of the River Aulne which forms part of the Nantes-Brest Canal. It has recently been restored and converted to provide fabulous self-catering accommodation for up to 4 people and provides an ideal venue for family holidays.



Imaginatively converted, Kerneatret le Petit is equipped to the very highest standard and offers spacious, comfortable accommodation. The ground floor comprises the lounge, kitchen/dining area with doors leading to the private patio area and the garden. On the first floor are 2 bedrooms, one double, one twin and a family bathroom.

Le Petit benefits from a wood burning stove, fully-equipped kitchen, satellite tv with English and French channels and a private garden with splash pool.

Prices quoted are inclusive of linen hire. There is a small charge for electricity outside the summer months. Free internet access is available with wi-fi in all areas of the house. A welcome pack is provided for all our guests, including a bottle of wine.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for that special holiday!

What our guests say:

July 2018 - "you would be hard pressed to find a better holiday rental.the cottage is perfect,with everything you could wish for.the photographs don't do it justice. we booked here to fish the nantes/brest canal just outside your front door.i was not sure what to expect from the fishing,as it was hard to find any info about the canal.well trust me it's the chopped worm and feeder,or on the pole it's bream galore to 5lb+ along with roach,hybrids,and a bonus grass carp at 17lb for my wife Anne. if you are going on a family holiday,and your an angler you must sneak some fishing gear in the car you won't be disappointed,and your less than 100 meters from the family. as for Derek & Margaret they are a lovely couple,helpful and friendly."

September 2016 - "My wife and I have just returned from our first ever visit to Brittany and I think we both agree that Kerneatreat le petit is a fantastic place to stay. Location to Roscoff ferry port is ideal and easy to get to, we couldn't belive how quiet the roads were. If you want peace and tranquility to get away from it all this is the place to stay. The setting is fantastic nestled among pine trees about a 100 metres from a beautiful canal with towpath stretching for miles and miles making it ideal for cycling and walking. The gite itself was ideal for us both just to sit back and relax but also visit some amazing places. Everything you need is supplied by Derek and Margaret the owners who are so helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Our visits included Huelgoat, a must see medieval village with a walk that's full of myth and legend. Whilst you there visit the little bakery in the village next to the supermarket in the corner, the Baguette and the tea was the best we had all week with friendly service. Concarneau is a must see as well especially the Ville Close with its little gift shops and places to eat. About a mile up river is Pont de Roy and a restaurant and pizzeria where we celebrated our 23rd anniversary with a lovely meal. The owners were so helpful with the menu here as well. Overall I give Kearneatret 12 out of 10 and I know I'll go back there to see some more of the area as there is so much to do."

August 2015 - "The house suited us and our young children very well. The kids loved the splash pool and being able to wander up the lane blackberrying. It feels very secluded, yet is just next to a beautiful canal where we spotted kingfishers, herons, lots of frogs and crickets. We did lots of walks from the house, as well as daytrips to Carnac and the coast, and ate outside every night watching the swifts. Felt very lucky to have happened upon it on Tripadvisor."

July 2015 - "We have many cottages, in France, and there is always room for improvement, however Le Petite was near to perfection. A truly beautiful location, wonderful surroundings, with peace and relaxation by the bucket load. The cottage was characterful, well equipped, beautifully appointed, upstairs toilet and bathroom, comfortable beds, furniture, bedding etc all of good quality. The garden is beautiful attracting wild birds. And at the end of the garden are excellent walks. We would highly recommend a stay here"



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, fridge and freezer, washing machine, separate dining area with dining table which seats 4 people.

Living rooms

The lounge has comfortable seating for 4 people with 2 sofas and an armchair. There is a large wood burning stove plus oil-filled radiators. An office area is situated off the lounge. Wi-fi internet access is available. Satellite tv with both English and French channels.


The master bedroom has a double bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables plus a wall-mounted electric heater. The twin bedroom has twin beds, bedside table, wall-mounted electric heater and a chest of drawers plus clothes rail.


On the first floor, the family bathroom has a bath, shower, wc and washbasin.


Wood burning stove in the lounge plus portable oil-filled radiators; electric heaters in the bedrooms and hot air circulated to the first floor from the woodburner.


Satellite tv with English and French channels, dvd and vcr cd player. A large selection of books and games are available. Sports equipment eg. badminton, tennis, croquet, table tennis can be borrowed. Bikes can be hired at the leisure centre nearby.

Garden and outside

There is a private patio area leading out from the kitchen with a table and 4 chairs and barbecue. This leads to the private garden with a 4m above ground splash pool and sunloungers.

Parking and garages

Ample parking on the gravelled drive to the side of the house.

Visitor suitability

The property is not suitable for wheelchair access.

Information about any additional facilities

Highchair and baby bath are available free of charge if required. No pets - sorry.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Goazec
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Aulne


Name and address of nearest golf course: Carhaix
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Meros, Chateauneuf du Faou
Distance: 5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Circuit de Passerelle

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Derek Ling

We are both retired, in our early 60s and enjoy walking, cycling, gardening and travelling. We have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. We fell in love with France when we first came here when the children were very young and always wanted to buy a house here. Our dream came true in 2011 when we moved from the UK and we have lived in Chateauneuf du Faou since then.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? The cottage is in a fabulous location. It is in the heart of the countryside, secluded but not isolated, being only 2 kms from the pretty market town of Chateauneuf du Faou. The location is so quiet and tranquil with the only sounds coming from the frequent visitors to our bird feeders. The River Aulne which forms part of the Nantes Brest canal is close by, offering opportunities for walking and cycling with ever changing scenery and wildlife along its banks. The beaches of the Crozon peninsula, the north (pink granite) coast and south Finistere are all within easy reach.
Unique benefits of property Previous guests have said it all, for example "the most tranquil place we have ever been"

The Owner Recommends


Beautiful sandy beaches and rugged unspoilt coastline on the Crozon peninsula and round the Baie de Douarnenez, in particular Pentrez Plage, Telgruc sur Mer and Camaret. Also the Pink Granite coast to the north.

Restaurants / Creperies

Over 580 varieties of crepes and galettes to choose from at the St Come creperie near Pentrez Plage. Great pizzas at le Chaland on the river at Chateauneuf du Faou. Great choice of traditional French cuisine at Hotel de la Cornouaille.

Day trips

Château de Trévarez which overlooks Châteauneuf-du-Faou.
Oceanopolis in Brest, rated one of the best aquaria in the world, is a great family day out 50 minutes away.
Nature lovers staying in Châteauneuf-du-Faou are spoilt for choice for day trips.
Ile de Batz near Roscoff - a beautiful little island with a superb tropical garden.
The magnificently natural Ile d'Ouessant, forms part of the Armorique Nature Reserve which encompasses many of the smaller islands off the Finistere coast.
Huelgoat - amazing rock formations and water features at the 'Chaos' in Huelgoat.
Quimper - explore the beautiful old town with its cathedral, shops, bars and restaurants; enjoy the open air ice rink at Christmas.

Golf courses

There are a number of excellent golf courses in Finistere, the nearest ones situated at Carhaix 15 miles, Brest 40 miles and Golf de Cornouaille at Foret Fouesnant, near Quimper.

Music festivals

There are frequent music festivals throughout the summer to enjoy, as well as a sensational Jazz Festival which occurs on the banks of the River Aulne, a truly magical setting. The Les Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix in July is a must for contemporary music lovers too. The Bout du Monde festival in Crozon in early August also attracts top names.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 The Fullers 23 September, 2018

Absolutely idyllic location and caught up on some much needed sleep, the walks along the canal were superb and I could not recommend visiting Concarneau enough it is some a beautiful seaside location. Thank you Derek and Margaret for letting us stay is such a wonderful location!

The gite was just perfect, very clean and has everything you need and I would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

Michelle & Stuart

10 / 10 Bernie 20 August, 2018

What a wonderful thing Derek and Margaret have going on there and what nice people they are. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Despite two unfortunate rainy days, the comfort of Kerneatret more than made up for it. My eldest daughter is about to leave for university and it was the perfect place for us to bond altogether before life sweeps us off once again to our fresh challenges.
If the beauty of nature impresses you, look no further, it is here in abundance. The canal nearby is great for walking by, cycling the paths or even kayaking. The town a few kilometres away is pretty but I would have to say, very quiet. Do visit the chateau on the hill in the distance, the gardens are stunning.
All in all, you won't be sorry.

Owner response

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and see you all having such a good time.