250yr old holiday home Plougasnou 1.5km beach

9.8/10
2km from Plougasnou, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF005168 Advertiser since: 8 January 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Gites de Kerdalidec -The Longhouse Self Catering Saturday 5 9 3

About this property

200 year old farmhouse 1.5km from sandy beach. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

The Longhouse has 5 bedrooms for a maximum of 9 people plus a baby. It is one of the 3 Gîtes de Kerdalidec which are surrounded by fields, on the very edge of the village but within walking distance of the centre where you will find a supermarket and restaurants. The clean, sandy beach is only 1.5km away. Come and have an unforgettable holiday in this unspoilt and untouristy part of Brittany. The rugged coastline and little hidden coves are spectacular at any time of year.
 
The Longhouse is built of pink granite and is the left-hand half of a 250-year-old Breton longhouse. It used to be the boulangerie which served the local villagers and you can still see the remains of the original bread oven in the fireplace.

The Longhouse provides comfortable, family accomodation decorated in the rustic French style.

The ground floor consists of one large room containing the kitchen/dining area at one end and the lounge at the other end with the staircase in the middle. The floor is tiled and there is a beautiful persian carpet in the lounge area. There are french-windows leading from the kitchen/dining-area out onto a patio with garden furniture for eating meals outside. The kitchen is very well-equipped with a large 5-burner gas cooker/oven, a microwave, a dish-washer, a toaster and a cafetière and there is a large dining-table with seating for 9. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor with toilet, basin, washing-machine and ironing facilities.

The attractive oak-beamed lounge is dominated by the huge, original, granite fireplace where there is a wood-burning stove for your comfort in Winter in addition to central heating. You will find 3 sofas in the lounge – one with three places and two with two places.

On the first floor we have kept the original oak floor boards and added rugs for warmth underfoot. There is a bathroom with bath, basin and wc and 3 bedrooms one with a single bed, one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed. The bunk room has children’s books and toys!

In the attic are 2 further bedrooms and a shower room with shower, sink and toilet. These have attractive wood-panelled ceilings and one has a double and a cot while the other has 2 single beds.

For babies we can provide cots, high chairs and there are 3 stairgates

Bed-linen if required is 8€ per person or you are welcome to bring your own.

End of stay cleaning can be paid for if you don't wish to clean yourselves.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There are french windows leading from the kitchen/dining area out onto a patio with garden furniture for eating meals outside. The kitchen is very well-equiped with a large 5-burner gas cooker/oven, a microwave, a dish-washer, a toaster and a cafetière and there is a large dining-table with seating for 9.

Living rooms

The lounge is dominated by the original, huge, oak beams and the 200-year-old granite fireplace where there is a wood-burning stove for your comfort in winter in addition to central heating. You will find 3 modern sofas in the lounge – one with three places and two with two places.

Bedrooms

You will find 5 bedrooms in the house.

On the first floor we have kept the original oak floor boards and added rugs for warmth underfoot. There is a bathroom with bath, basin and WC and 3 bedrooms one with a single bed, one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed. The bunk room has children’s books and toys!

In the attic are 2 further bedrooms and a shower room with shower, sink and toilet. These have attractive wood-panelled ceilings and one has a double and a cot while the other has 2 single beds.

Bathrooms

There are 2 bathrooms - one with a bath/shower and toilet and one with a shower and a toilet. There is also a toilet on the ground floor.

Heating

Heating is by a wood burning stove (wood provided free in winter) and gas central heating.

Entertainment

Childrens books, toys and games are provided in the house and in the garden there is a play area with swings and a slide, badminton net, climbing frame and animals to feed.

Garden and outside

The Longhouse has its own private, enclosed garden with bbq and garden furniture. There is also direct access to the huge shared garden where you will find a flowery arbour with benches, a play area and our animals.

Parking and garages

There is adequate parking for 3 cars in front of the house.

Visitor suitability

We are very child-friendly. We accept one dog but only with prior agreement.

Information about any additional facilities

Please note: arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is before 10am.

You are expected to clean the house yourselves but if this is not possible then a small fee can be paid.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: There is a lovely vet in the next village.

Activities

Beach holidays

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Sea bass, mackerel
Name of nearest fishing location: Plougasnou
Distance: 1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Kermebel
Distance: 2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR34

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Deborah Gamble

I have lived in France for 20 years in this beautiful area which I now think of as my home and my roots.

Year property purchased 1996
Why this location? This area is unspoilt and uncrowded. The rugged coast harbours many little hidden coves where you can swim in crystal-clear blue water.
Unique benefits of property Here you will find relaxation, beautiful gardens where the children can play safely, incredible sandy beaches, wonderful restaurants within walking distance.

The Owner Recommends

Things to do in the area

You can find a different clean sandy beach for each day of your holiday as there are many hidden coves here. In and around the village you will find horse-riding, wind-surfing, kayak hire, bicycle hire and fishing. There is a great surfing school for all ages, nearby in Locquirec. You can take a boat from the village quay to visit the Chateau de Taureau...a Napoleonic fort in the beautiful bay of Morlaix.

2 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
10 / 10 SJC 31 October, 2017

A lovely, interesting old house sympathetically restored. As comfortable and spacious as the advert suggested: such comfy beds - so often not the case, in our experience! The owner was the perfect hostess: a mine of useful local information and so helpful. She very kindly supplied us with anything and everything that we'd forgotten - we felt very well looked after. We would recommend the house to any and every one for a relaxing stay at any time of the year.
The house and gardens more than lived up to their description and were particularly well suited to the small grandchildren who would happily have spent their entire holiday "at home" in the Longhouse/gardens! We were, however, tempted out by the super local beaches, eateries and shops in this surprisingly beautiful corner of Brittany. So much more to do and see than a week allowed so ... we will just have to go back!

Owner response

Nature-loving guests who made the most of the house and gardens and also explored this lovely, wild and unspoilt part of Brittany. They ate several times in the Creperie at the end of the road...only 5 minutes walk and delicious food.

9.7 / 10 Nelsons 29 August, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the Longhouse. The property and facilities were as described and the kids loved it. Our oldest children - 5 and 7, both loved going to see the chickens and sheep and the house was very well equipped for them. The area was great and lots of amazing beaches just a 10-15 minute drive away. The owner was lovely and able to give us some good recommendations of places to eat and beaches to visit and really went out of her way to help us. We would definitely recommend staying here.

Owner response

Thanks Jo...you are a lovely family. So glad you and the children found the shell beach with the tiny shells.