Holiday cottage (former Cider Press) Brittany - BF006517

3km from Cast, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF006517 Advertiser since: 24 July 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
L'Effraie des Clochers Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1 One single pull out bed

About this property

Spacious, 2 bed Renovated Breton Cider Press. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

"L'Effraie des Clochers" is part of an old Breton Farm. The cottage, originally a cider press, has been completely renovated (July 2018) to provide luxurious accommodation for up to 5 people.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only 6km to the nearby, sandy beaches of Saint Anne la Palud and Kerlaz, we are ideally situated to explore the many beautiful attractions of Finistere.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen/dining area is open plan, with 4 metre high ceilings, original beams and exposed stone feature wall. The cottage is fully equipped with all that you might need for everyday living, including, electric oven, gas hob, large fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee pod machine and washing machine.
Dining table seats 6.

Living rooms

Large 3 seater settee, and 2 leather armchairs. Large flat screen tv with English and French channels.


Bedroom 1, has a large king size bed, triple wardrobe, beautiful floor length windows, with Juliet balcony, original beams and exposed stone feature wall and overlooks the front of the property.

Bedroom 2, with original beams, has 2 singles, with a full size single hide away bed underneath one of the beds.


Upstairs, the bathroom has a large 1200 x 800 shower, complete with rain shower head and additional hand held shower wand, and an Italian style sink with waterfall tap.

Garden and outside

Outside, to the rear, the cottage, has it's own private fenced garden area, patio furniture, paved patio area and barbecue. Enjoy an evening glass of wine and the spectacular sunsets, over Menez Hom.
There are additional 3 acre grounds to explore, which include a Japanese style garden and pond, a boules court area, hanging basket style chairs, outdoor table tennis, and an indoor games room, which includes a play area for young children and games for older children/adults including badminton, table football and darts.

Parking and garages

Parking available in the courtyard.

Information about any additional facilities

All the rooms are large, luxurious and airy and top quality bedding and towels are provided!

Children are very welcome & travel cots, baby baths, mats, bedding, high chairs, stair gates are available.

A selection of toys, games, dvd's, magazines, tourist information and welcome pack are also provided.

Towels (inc. beach towels), bedding, heating, gas, electric and taxe de sejour are all included in the price.

One, well behaved dog also welcome, with prior arrangement.

We live on site and are happy to help in any way possible, to enable the best holiday experience for you!


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Clinique Vétérinaire du Porzay 8 Bis Rue Presqu'ile, 29550 Plonévez-Porzay Tel: 0298925024


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Plonevez Porzay
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Cheap pour tout
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR34


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Jules Penrose

Myself and Marsha moved to Finistere nearly 5 years ago after our 3 boys had grown up, and have been busy renovating the Farmhouse and outbuildings since - a labour of love!

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Close to many stunning beaches, yet in a quiet rural setting.
Unique benefits of property A place of serenity and tranquillity, yet close to numerous wonderful beaches.

The Owner Recommends

Local Markets

Plonevey Porzay - Sunday morning
Chateaulin - Thursday morning

Village of Locronan

This beautiful village, used in several film sets, has been elected both a Breton Petite Cité de Caractère and one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.
It also has a wealth of individual boutiques and craft workshops as well as a good selection of places to find refreshments, from bars and restaurants to traditional crêperies.

Crozon Peninsular

Situated between the Baie de Douarnenez and Brest's natural harbour, the Crozon peninsular and its seabeds are protected by the Armorique Regional Nature Park.

Famous for its stunning views, jagged coastline and its numerous steep cliffs, the Crozon peninsula has a number of very interesting sites like:

The Pointe de Penhir and its "Tas de Pois", a famous alignment of three rocks;
The Pointe de Espagnols where walkers will find a beautiful panoramic view of Brest's natural harbour;
The Pointe de Dinan possessing numerous viewpoints of the surroundings, specifically Cap de la Chèvre and Pointe du Raz to the left, and Pointe de Penhir to the right;

These stunning places are great for invigorating walks, taking photos and recharging your batteries.

Menez Hom

Dominating the Bay of Douarnenez, the long-backed Menez-Hom hill was sacred to prehistoric people and inspired Breton legends. Take in the sensational views from the top, over 1,000ft above sea level, and you’ll understand why it was considered so special. The Menez-Hom proves an exhilarating place.

Sacred summit
The Menez-Hom is the most westerly, most majestic of the hills of the Montagnes Noires that run across southern Finistère.
It’s thought Celts worshipped their sun god here, while a mother goddess was honoured at a spring on the hillside. Mysterious traces of stone walls have been found around the top of the Menez-Hom, but no one is quite sure from when they date.

Pointe du Raz

Wild and windy Pointe du Raz, France’s equivalent of Land’s End, is one of Brittany’s most popular natural sites. With its breathtaking clifftop walks (you’ll need a head for heights!), perilous waters, intriguing island and charming fishing ports, this area offers an authentic slice of Breton life.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Howard&Linda 30 June, 2019

The property is wonderful. A home from home. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. Nearest village with a variety of shops about 4 miles. No problem, we wanted a rural property. Lots of lovely towns,beaches and cliff top walks within a 10 mile radius.
Gorgeous holiday.
If you want a lovely rural property in this area, look no further.

10 / 10 Peter and Cynthia 23 June, 2019

Wonderful reception from the kind owners Marsha , Jules and Molly their dog. Very helpful throughout the booking. This is one of the best gîtes we have been to in Brittany. The grounds around the gîte are interesting and artistically laid out. Plenty of things for children to do and see; many painted stones which give character to the various gardens.
Very quiet and relaxing surroundings and a comfortable gîte. Not far from here is the medieval village of Locronan. There are many craft shops and restaurants. The sea and coast is close to the gîte. Lovely walks by the sea and lots to explore in the area. The Crozon peninsula is beautiful and full of history especially at Camaret. The city of Quimper is also not far away with many individual shops, historic buildings, restaurants and Breton museums and art galleries.
You do not have to go far from the gîte to find a fantastic Super U supermarket near Locronan.
We highly recommend visiting this area.

Owner response

Wow Cynthia & Peter, THANK YOU so much for such a wonderful review, it really does mean the world to us and we are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay!
You were both perfect guests, in every way & we thank you for leaving the gite spotless!
We really do hope to see you both again, your lovely review has made me smile all day,
Thanks again, you guys,
the very best of wishes,
Marsha, Jules & Molly dog x