Holiday house in Audierne, Brittany - BF005565

Audierne, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF005565 Advertiser since: 5 August 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Ty Guen Self Catering Friday 3 6 1

About this property

A Period Detached Town House with Enclosed Garden. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Ty Guen is a sunny west facing breton style 3 storey detached house in a quiet position just 500 metres from the centre of the thriving holiday location of Audierne with all its bars and restaurants. The access is down 9 steps from the narrow lane to the house and garden. There are 3 double bedrooms, an open plan kitchen and lounge dining area, a downstairs bathroom with shower, basin and toilet, and a conservatory. The garden has an enclosed grass area and a large gravelled patio ideal for barbecues or just lounging about. This overlooks fields and traditional town landscape.

This nicely appointed holiday home is ideal for families. The house has been lovingly and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is well equiped for family entertainment and is situated next to the dining area which has direct access to the patio.

The property is situated in the heart of Brittany close to many sandy beaches and within 10 minutes walk from the centre of town. In the nearby town of Esquibien can be found a swimming pool/leisure pool, a baker's and 2 supermarkets. The area is very suitable for cycling, boating, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, surfing and walking.

The house is in Audierne with its fishing port and marina and it boasts a superb Saturday 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 the modern facilities to accommodate 6 people and all the rooms are well equipped.

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



Kitchen and dining

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

Living rooms

The living room is furnished with a settee and easy chairs and is part of the dining area which opens out on to the patio and garden. There is French tv and English freesat, a dvd player and a radio/cd player.


The bedrooms are situated on the first and second floors. The first floor has 2 double bedrooms with double beds and the second floor bedroom has 2 single beds. Pillows, duvets, bed linen and towels are included. Beach towels and flannels are not included.


The bathroom is situated on the ground floor and has a shower, basin and toilet. The washing machine is also situated here.


The house is heated with electric heaters in each room. The dining room/lounge and bathroom are heated by off-peak nightstores. The hot water tank is also on off-peak and is situated in the bathroom. For the period Mid September to Mid April a supplement of 40pounds per week is required for the heating.


French tv, and English freesat tv, dvd player, radio/cd player. A selection of dvds and cds are available. There are books and games as well. We do not have wi-fi but a good 4G mobile phone reception. Wi-fi is available in the local cafes.

Garden and outside

Good-sized enclosed west facing garden with a large gravelled patio area with patio furniture and bbq for outside dining or just relaxing.

Parking and garages

Street parking is 25 metres away and there is always plenty of space. The property is approached by a narrow lane and is only suitable for a very small car.

Visitor suitability

The house is suitable for those wishing to explore the local rural area with its many coastal walks. It is ideal for discovering the many traditional villages by bike and is only a 20 minutes' walk to the safe family beaches of Audierne and St. Evette with its sailing school. Within a 12 minutes car ride there is the famous surfing beach of St. Tugen.
Unfortunately, the property does not have wheel chair access as there are 9 steps from the lane down to the house and garden.

Information about any additional facilities

A fee of £50 will be charged on departure for cleaning should you require this facility.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Audierne and Pont-Croix
Distance: 1 km

Beach holidays


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Audierne
Distance: 1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Plogoff
Distance: 5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Coastal paths


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Chris Hollis

We are retired from being an engineer and school teacher

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? This an area we have visited for the last 30years and is ideal for the beaches and exploring the beautiful coast line.

Unique benefits of property The property is centrally poistioned in a quiet area just above the centre of town

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 Audierne, Pont-Croix, 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 to explore. The Point 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 Breton style.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Gabriel 21 August, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Ty Guen - the facilities were excellent and the property was ideally located for the town centre and beaches. Audierne is a very picturesque town. Highly recommended.