|Gîte de Kerjézéquel||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||Cot available|
Gîte de Kerjézéquel is a spacious 3 bedroom holiday cottage located on the edge of the Armorique Regional Park in the heart of Brittany. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it is the perfect base for exploring the culture, history and landscapes of this wonderful region.
The accommodation provides plenty of space for families or couples with a large living room/dining room, separate kitchen, utility room and 'boot room'. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind with outside eating areas, bbq and private gardens.
There is a double bedroom on the ground floor with en suite shower room and infra red sauna. Upstairs there are 2 further bedrooms with a shared shower room. A cot and highchair are available.
There is plenty of space for parking and secure storage for bikes.
The gîte is situated on a quiet lane just outside the village of Poullaouen with small supermarket, bars, charcuterie and pharmacy.
Situated in the heart of Brittany, the gîte is in an ideal situation for exploring the countryside and coastlines of the region.
The area is well known for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Roscoff to Concarneau greenway route is only a 5 minute ride away. There are plenty of walking routes to explore passing through picturesque villages, the hilly terrain of the Monts d’Arrees and along the Nantes-Brest Canal.
Quiet secluded bays, wide open sandy beaches, rocky coves or fun packed beach clubs are all within easy reach. Many beaches offer a range of water sports such as kayaking, kite surfing and wind surfing. Our nearest beaches are an easy 40 minute drive away in the Bay of Morlaix. The closest beaches on the Crozon peninsula and southern coast are about an hour away.
The popular lakeside village of Huelgoat is 15 minutes away and is famous for its mystical walks through the boulder strewn forest. Crêperies, bars and boulangeries can be found in the town square. Permits can be bought for fishing in the lake and a market selling local produce is held every Thursday morning.
The larger town of Carhaix-Plougher is 5 minutes away and has a wide range of facilities including supermarkets, a variety of shops, bars, restaurants and golf course. The local leisure centre (Plijadour) has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, paddling pool and waterslide. Karaez Adrenaline adventure park is nearby, with treetop trails of 6 different levels of difficulty. The town also hosts the Vieilles Charrues festival every July, which is one of France’s biggest and most popular music festivals.
During the summer months there are plenty of local markets, fêtes and festivals to enjoy. Details of events can be found on the Brittany tourism website. Tickets for larger events can often be booked online in advance.
Local guide books and tourist maps are available in the gîte and have lots of ideas for days out. Tourist information offices can be found in Huelgoat and Carhaix-Plougher.
The property has a modern fitted kitchen with table and chairs. A larger dining table and chairs can be found in the adjoining living room.
The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, coffee-machines (filter and Nespresso pods), electric kettle, toaster and hand blender. Lots of crockery, tableware, glasses, utensils etc.
A large utility/ 'boot room' has a washing machine, additional sink, clothes dryer , ironing board and iron. There is also a downstairs wc.
The spacious living room has exposed beams and fireplace with a large wood burning stove. There are 2 sofas, 2 armchairs and a tv plus dvd player with English channels. Books, dvds, games and jigsaws can be found in the bookcase and armoir.
Gîte de Kerjézéquel benefits from a downstairs bedroom with king-size bed and an en suite shower room with an infra red sauna, wash basin and toilet.
Upstairs there is a further king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom which share a family bathroom.
All bedrooms have a wardrobe, coat hangers, chairs, bedside tables and lamps.
Downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash basin.
Downstairs en suite bathroom with shower, wash basin, separate wc and infra red sauna.
Upstairs family bathroom with shower, double basin and wc.
Wood burning stove in living room, electric radiators throughout the property.
Tv (English channels - basic Sky package) and dvd player.
Selection of books, dvds, boardgames and jigsaws.
Outdoor games such as boules and badminton.
The gîte has a covered outside eating area with a large garden table and chairs. There is a further seating area in one of the 2 private gardens with Rattan sofas, armchairs and coffee table. The second garden is secluded, surrounded by trees and shrubs. Reclining garden chairs and a bbq are provided. Both gardens have lots of shrubs and flowers with views over the surrounding countryside.
There is plenty of private, off road parking. Bikes and other outdoor equipment can be stored in a stone outbuilding opposite the gîte.
The gîte is ideal for families, couples and friends holidaying together. The ground floor layout is good for people with reduced mobility and for those who find stairs difficult.
Spacious gardens with plenty of room for everyone to relax.
Having worked as a teacher for 20 years in the UK, I decided it was time for a change of lifestyle so in April 2018 I moved over to France with my husband. We live here full time in the farmhouse, renting out our gîte as a holiday cottage. We love this region and would be happy to recommend places to visit.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||Beautiful countryside for walking and cycling, quiet roads, easy to get to the coast in all directions. Lots of local events and festivals.|
|Unique benefits of property||Close to ports of Roscoff and St Malo
Extensive network of walking and cycling routes
Superb choice of beaches within easy reach
Central location - ideal to explore the whole of Brittany!
Peaceful rural setting
Local market on Thursday mornings, beautiful walks through the forest and along by the River d'Argent, fascinating rock formations such as the Devil's Cave and the Great Trembling Rock. Lunch at one of the crêperies or the Hôtel du Lac.
On a remote hilltop in Carnöet, local sculptors have carved 100 giant statues of saints from slabs of Breton granite to celebrate the region's Christian heritage. The project was started by Breton philosopher Philippe Abjean and his goal is to create 1000 statues. Free entry and cafe on site.
This region has an extensive network of off road routes for cycling, walking and horse riding which are often on disused railway track beds and along towpaths. The V7 route from Roscoff to Concarneau passes through our village.
The Monts d’Arrée are Brittany's highest and oldest hills. The unspoilt landscape of moorland, marshes, rocks, heather and gorse makes this a great place for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.
Brittany has a choice of stunning beaches and coastal paths within easy driving distance. A few of our favourites include Plage des Sables Blancs (Locquirec), La Grande Plage (Gâvres), Plage de Port-Manec'h (Névez) and Plage de Kervel (Plonevez-Porzay).
Explore the history, shops and restaurants of some of our larger towns such as Morlaix, Vannes, Douaranenez, Quimper and Brest.
This 12th-century Cistercian abbey hosts regular exhibitions, a weekly farmers’ market on a Sunday morning and spectacular 'Son et Lumière' evening shows in August. Beautiful walks along the tow path of the Nantes-Brest canal. Bar and creperie. A narrow gauge railway has recently been restored and reopened at Gouarec with 'Le Petit Train' running to Bon Repos during the summer.
Large festivals include ‘Vieilles Charrues’ music festival in Carhaix , Jazz festival at Châteauneuf de Faou, Festival de Cornouaille at Quimper, Maritime Festival at Douaranenez. Local villages also organise their own 'fêtes' during the summer months with refreshments and local musicians. Details can be found online and at local tourist offices.
We enjoyed our stay at Kerjézéquel at the end of July. The property was clean, spacious and well maintained. The gite was very comfortable and well equipped for our stay. The owners provided good customer service and gave us advice on local activities and days out. We enjoyed a couple of beach days (plage des Sables Blancs & Port Manec’h). At Port Manec’h you can hire water sport equipment and we enjoyed some paddle boarding. We loved this beach! We also enjoyed walking in Huelgoat, the local cycle tracks and lunch/kayaking on the L’Aulne. There was plenty to keep us busy!
I would recommend this property to friends & family. We had a lovely stay, thank you.
Thank you for your lovely comments, much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed the water sports and cycling. We have just discovered a great sailing school (English speaking) so if you come again maybe you could have a go at yachting? Best regards, Emma and Steve.