|La Ferme Cachee||Self Catering||Saturday||5||12||2||Large bedroom has 3 single beds. Extra on landing.|
The large stone farmhouse is part of a classic group of buildings around a yard, with parking just above the yard. Built in a sheltered and sunny position, with a terrace for outside eating and gathering, and a barbecue space nearby its simple and beautiful. A private walled garden is available up a few steps, and includes a petanque piste and washing line. Separated areas behind the house include our veg garden and chickens. We live nearby in a converted stone barn.
The front door opens into a hall area with the kitchen dining area on your left, stairs straight ahead and a sitting area to the right. The old chestnut dining table is 3.5 metres long and 1 metre wide, and comfortably seats up to 12 people.
The wide original fireplace area holds a wood stove which fuels the central heating system (unused in summer) and an electric cooker.
The kitchen includes a dishwasher and under counter fridge, and shelves for food storage. Its well stocked with pots and pans, plates cutlery and glasses, cooking knives etc. A second fridge-freezer is available in the laundry room on the ground floor.
A cosy living room is next to the kitchen dining area, and through that is a laundry room with a downstairs toilet and bathroom. Some books and games are available to borrow, and armchairs and sofas and a toybox.
There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor, and 2 more on the attic floor.
On the first floor there is a large double room, a small room with 2 single beds, and another smaller double bedroom. There is a shower room with toilet on the landing.
In the attic is a large room with 3 single beds, a further single bed on the landing, and a large double bedroom. A toilet is available on this floor as well.
Ground floor: separate toilet and bathroom (shower over bath).
First floor: toilet and shower room.
Second floor: toilet and hand basin.
Wood fired boiler with radiator system in winter. Small electric radiators available if needed.
Books, boardgames, and childrens toys are available to borrow.
Garden tables and chairs make a pleasant eating area on the terrace with parasols.
You can play boules or petanque on a prepared strip in the garden.
The country roads surrounding us are very quiet for running or cycling, and a walking/cycle route goes along the river into either Pont Croix or Audierne.
Parking off road at the top of the drive.
Its easy to deliver your passengers or shopping into the yard directly before parking.
Family or friendship groups enjoy this house and area - there is a good amount of space inside so that its easy to have separate or group times together. We have 2 cots and highchairs if needed.
Smaller groups of people (up to 6) can book the space out of high season.
Its easy to book the house for shorter periods (up to 6 days) out of high season, and the arrival day is flexible in this case.
We were art teachers In England, and moved here several years ago. We have enjoyed renovating the buildings, and keeping up with the gardens and land is a continuing project. We love being near the sea in every direction, and its easy to cycle round here. People are friendly, and we appreciate being able to get local and seasonal food easily.
|Year property purchased||2011|
|Why this location?||We fell in love with the classic grouping of stone buildings around a yard, with land buffering it on each side. Its protected and sunny, and so quiet that people remark on it. At the same time its a narrow peninsula, so going anywhere within the Cap is quick and easy. Local towns are near for everyday supplies with a good range of cafes and shops and markets. The north coast is made up of small coves with narrow paths leading down, and the south coast is a string of long sandy beaches. Larger towns are easy to reach with a different range of facilities, each with a distinct character. Its peaceful, beautiful and with all you need nearby.|
|Unique benefits of property||The house is large, so if you come with a group you have a good amount of space. Smaller groups are welcome out of season as well.
We have kept the original qualities of the farmhouse that charmed us in the first place, while renovating it to modern standards.
The kitchen is welcoming with its long table, and next to this is a sunny terrace to sit out, and a sheltered barbecue space. The enclosed garden which is up a few steps, includes a petanque piste. The house is beautiful, simple and comfortable.
Pont Croix summer time evening market Tuesday
Pont Croix Thursday morning
Audierne Saturday morning
Bar Tabac - Point Croix
Bris Glace - Douarnenez
Book n Billig - Quimper
Monsieur Papier - Pointe du Raz
Ti Forn - Audierne
Au Four et au moulin - Pont Croix
Most westerly point of France looking out over the Atlantic.
Nearby Pointe du Van also has spectacular views.
The Baie des Trepassés nearby is a favourite with surfers, as well as the bay near St Tugen.
Au Gai Sabot, Audierne
Potter Eric Jezquel, Pont Croix
Painters exhibitions in Pont Croix especially Vonnick Caroff, Jeremy Scrine and Stephen Pennaneach.
Le Ciel bleu, Douarnenez
Musée de Beaux Arts, Quimper
Stand up paddle, kayak, and sailing available from Audierne
Two hiring points in Audierne