Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2
|Papillon Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
Book now for Summer 2019. Perfect for walking and cycling . Pets accepted.
Arrive, relax and unwind. Set in the heart of the Breton countryside, yet only a 10 minute drive from the bustling lakeside village of Huelgoat, lies Papillon Cottage.
Sleeping 4 this pretty cottage is perfectly situated to explore all that Brittany has to offer. Ideal for couples or a family.
Inside, the kitchen/diner seats 4. It is modern and fully equipped with a new electric oven and gas hob, as well as a range cooker and slow cooker (ideal for putting on while you're out for the day).
The lounge is a cosy space that comfortably seats 6. Here there is a satellite tv, with English channels, a dvd player and PS4 for guests use. There is also wi-fi provided. A wood burning stove completes its charm. From here the stairs rise to the first floor.
On the first floor there are 2 traditionally furnished double (one superking) bedrooms.
The family bathroom comprises of a shower over the bath.
There is a wood burning stove in the living room. All other rooms in the house have storage heaters.
Outside there is a little patio with a picnic table, perfect for al fresco dining or an apéritif after a busy day. Venture into the lawned garden and indulge in a quiet sunbathe or keep an eye out for several of the rare butterflies that have been spotted by the owner. The garden is lovely and private but is not fenced so children and dogs must be supervised. Please be aware that there is a well in the garden and although now fenced, children must not be unsupervised.
There is off road private parking for 3/4 cars.
The surrounding countryside is a nature lovers paradise. Walking and cycling paths are in abundance and at the bottom of the lane lies an old railway line just for this purpose. There is indoor storage for bicycles at the cottage but it is not secure.The property is perfect for your pet too. One small dog is accepted by prior arrangement.
Papillon cottage is ideally placed for both the North and West coasts of Finistere (both can be accessed in under an hour). With an abundance of beautiful and unspoilt beaches you really will be spoilt for choice. Walk or cycle part of the nearby Nantes-Brest Canal or venture into the nearby towns of Morlaix or Quimper with their beautiful examples of medieval architecture still intact.
The owner has lovingly restored this lovely property. With not enough time to visit as often as he would like, he is now offering you his little piece of paradise. It is modern and well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable holiday.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||For its peaceful, beautiful location.|
|Unique benefits of property||The calm yet accessible location. It's the perfect base for exploring by foot or by bike.|
Nearby Huelgoat is a beautiful lakeside village steeped in the legend of King Arthur and renowned for its' amazing boulders. They really are something to behold and the forest is a perfect picture at any time of year.
Here you will find all the amenities that you need to include supermarkets, a pharmacy and english speaking Dr and crêperies and restaurants.The beautiful church in the square holds regular English services too. The weekly market every Thursday is a hub of life and worth a visit.
The beautiful town of Morlaix nestles in an estuary enclosed by the foothills of the Monts d’Arrée mountains. This town, brimming with art and history, is lovely to look at, whether from below the tiered storeys of its famous half-timbered houses, or from the heights of its viaduct.
You’ll be captivated by Châteaulin, right in the heart of Finistère. Its geographical situation makes it an ideal base for exploring the treasures of the region. The town is crossed by the Nantes-Brest canal, much loved by anglers and yachtsmen. Visitors will be able to enjoy the hiking or cycling trails, going along the towpath or discovering the town’s historic heritage, especially the site of the Vieux Bourg (old town) with the Notre-Dame chapel. Numerous sporting and cultural activities are available throughout the year: kayaking, rowing, fishing, cycling, tennis, swimming, horse riding, theatre, conferences, concerts, exhibitions, cinema…
You’ll be spoilt when it comes to shopping: there are shops and services to satisfy your every need. Every Thursday, a colourful local market stretches out along the quays.
Quimper is also generally regarded as the cultural heart of Brittany. The town is known for its cathedral, atmospheric old quarter and museums but most of all for its annual festival celebrating Breton culture.
Quimper gets its name from the Breton kemper, which refers to the junction of two rivers: the Steir and the Odet. The Odet, generally regarded as Brittany’s prettiest river, runs east to west, parallel to the old town, and enters the sea at Benodet – why not take a boat trip? The river is crossed by little bridges, which are lined with pretty geranium-filled boxes.
Quimper’s most impressive building is its cathedral, which is said to be the best example of Gothic religious architecture in Brittany. Building started in the 12th century and continued at intervals until the 19th century, when the two spires were constructed and new stained glass windows were installed. The cathedral is named after St Corentin, Quimper’s first bishop.
Next to the cathedral is the former Bishop’s Palace, which is now the Musée Départmental Breton. The museum displays finds from archaeological digs around Brittany and is highly regarded for its collection of Breton costumes and furniture. Quimper’s other museum of note is the Musée des Beaux Arts, which has a fine collection of paintings from renowned Breton artists and the Pont Aven School.
West of the cathedral is the atmospheric old town, where you’ll find many half-timbered houses dating from the 14th century. The streets are named after old job titles and Place au Beurre, where butter was sold, is one of Quimper’s prettiest locations and good place to stop for a crêpe. The old market hall burned down in 1976 but the new Halles St Francis (open daily) are particularly lively on Saturday mornings.
From the Cap de la Chèvre in the south to the Pointe de Pen-Hir in the north, this peninsula offers landscapes to take your breath away. The beach of Île Vierge in Morgat is also acclaimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The famous Tas de Pois of Pointe de Pen-Hir are next to the Lagatjar megalithic stone alignments, which are classed as historic monuments. Camaret-sur-Mer is home to an exceptional piece of French architecture, the Tour Vauban tower dating from the 17th century and classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
As you enter the peninsula, the Pont de Térénez, inaugurated in 2011 and an impressive 515m long, is an engineering work of art that must not be missed.
Take a walk and explore the Arrée Mountains, following the GR paths or the Véloroute cycle trails and Green Ways. To the north, you’ll discover Huelgoat, a fascinating forest of giant-sized boulders that will lead you into legends, myths and the land of local pixies.
You’ll also find enclos paroissiaux, flamboyant churchyards that are unique to Brittany, built to show off the wealth of this region in the 16th century.
As for the Nantes-Brest Canal, to the south, this is a paradise for walkers, fishing fans and anyone who loves being on or near the waterways.
The Pink Granite Coast, so-called because of the colour of its rocks, is one of the most beautiful stretches of Brittany’s coastline. The area is renowned for its unusual rock formations, the best of which can be found on the coastal path between Perros-Guirec and the port of Ploumanac’h.
Start at Trestraou beach in Perros-Guirec and follow the GR34 old customs officers' path; along the way you’ll encounter weather-beaten rocks, some as high as 65ft (20m), including Napoleon’s hat, a witch, a rabbit and may more, all changing colour with the light. A round-trip is 4 miles (7km) and takes about 2 hours.
Perros-Guirec itself is one of Brittany’s most popular resorts with families, primarily because of its three sandy beaches where you’ll find kids’ clubs and water sports in high season. In Ploumanac’h, once you’ve taken a walk around the natural harbour and had a look at the tidal mill, relax a while on St Guirec beach and admire the 19th-century Château de Costaérès, star of many postcards and now owned by a German celebrity.
Very pleased with our Christmas stay. Cottage was lovely, warm and friendly even included Christmas tree and lights, best of the cottages we have stayed at in Brittany over the years.
We are really glad you had an enjoyable stay in Papillon Cottage.
Best wishes Jane
Very good property. Quiet location. Well equipped
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