Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8, Ratings 8 10/10
|Les Hiboux||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
Once the wooden stalls were removed, the old piggery provided a great space for the second cottage.
Downstairs we were sure to put in a spacious modern kitchen in the country style, retaining oak beams in the ceiling, exposed stone walls and even using old oak boards for shelving and including a washing machine and dishwasher. Beyond the kitchen, comfy sofas give seating for 5, there is a wood burning stove, central heating, a dining area and plenty of books, games and dvds. Glass patio doors lead onto the private garden area where seating, loungers, barbecue and stunning views of the main garden await you.
Also downstairs, a bathroom with a very spacious shower!
Upstairs a double bedroom and twin room include hand painted furniture, a wardrobe, dressing table, plenty of drawer space and huge under eave storage cupboards.
A fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven and washing machine. All the usual appliances such as coffee-maker, toaster etc. adjoins the dining area The dining table sits up to 5 people.
The living room looks out over the back garden. In one corner is a woodburner and mounted on one wall is the flat screen television.
Open plan with the dining area, retains originally oak beamed ceiling and beautiful pointed stone feature wall. There is seating for 5 people on the comfortable sofas.
Two bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom contains a double bed, double wardrobe and large chest of drawers/dressing table and bedside tables with lamps.
The twin room contains 2 single beds, with bedside table and lamp and a large chest of drawers.
The spacious bathroom downstairs has a large walkin shower, toilet and washbasin and mirror, heated towel rail.
Electric heating throughout for the colder months. also a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Wood available on demand and free of charge.
Dvds and books, tv, wi-fi, dvd player. English Freeview and French also. Various games and puzzles. Personalised toybox for the kiddies to use upon arrival.
There are 2 other cottages which share the central courtyard, with seating areas throughout the courtyard. The roofless coachhouse is also in the courtyard, where our heated 5m x 8m swimming pool is shared with the other properties. The pool is surrounded by timber decking and has sunloungers and pool toys.
Les Hiboux has a private garden with lawn and patio area. Seating and table and chairs and barbeque, a picket fence and flower beds seperates your private area from the main gardens, which are lawned and edged by a stream and woodland. Play equipment includes a shared trampoline, swingset, tabletennis, football nets, soft archery, swingball, badmington and general bats and balls.
Parking is away from the buildings on one side of the courtyard
Very suitable for children and families, also couples with dogs, walkers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts, and of course anyone wanting a beach holiday.
Originally from Jersey, we have lived in Plomodiern with our two little girls for six years. We fell in love with the beautiful, uncrowded beaches and unspoilt coastline which we found in the area, and decided to live here permanently. We have made friends and enjoy a peaceful way of life, making the most of the wonderful beaches when work permits. We truly feel we have found a little slice of heaven!
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||We love Plomodiern because of its accessability to a whole number of stunning beaches, the nearest of which is just a ten minute drive away on roads that are guaranteed traffic jam free! There is a different beach for every mood: surfing, swimming, rockpooling, kayaking, or you can seek out the little coves accessed only by narrow cliffpaths if you prefer.
We are also within easy reach of the busier beaches on the south coast, such as Pont Aven and Concarneau, for a daytrip, though we always breath a sigh when we get back home to our little idyl!
In summer, our village hosts traditional weekly Breton dances and a vibrant market day, plus the wonderful fete de Menez Hom in August, when visitors from the whole of Brittany wear their local costumes and dance through the streets.
|Unique benefits of property||With so many unspoilt beaches on our doorstep, find a beach for every mood: swimming, surfing, rockpooling, or discovering little coves. Our gite will suit all who enjoy exploring those havens off the beaten track.
For a daytrip, choose the more touristic beaches at Pont Aven, Concarneau, or Audiern, all just over an hour away. We will provide beach towels and parasols to make packing easier.
Alternatively, relax at the poolside or enjoy our tranquil gardens, which are edged by a pretty stream where kids can potter, and bordered by trees and a small woodland area. We provide sunloungers and barbecues for al fresco eating in luxury. Plenty of outdoor equipment is available plus swings and a trampoline and soft archery, and for the little ones, bikes for supervised cycling, toys and cot/highchair/buggy/carseat.
We have built a heated swimming pool within the walls of one of our beautiful ruined, roofless buildings. A terrace is available at the poolside for sunbathing.
Great for formule lunches - reservation essential.
What a wonderful gite, set within amazing grounds, the perfect location for a relaxing break in west Brittany.
Les Hiboux is spotlessly clean, maintained to a very high standard, and deceptively spacious - more than enough room for two adults and two young children. The kitchen is excellent and well equipped, and the welcome pack was a nice touch.
A large private garden (with loungers, dining table, BBQ) opens out into a large shared garden for the kids to explore. There's even a stream running along the edge.
The heated pool is quite simply brilliant - housed in the remains of an old barn (without roof), it is a unique setting and provided hours of fun for the kids, who perfected their cannonballs during our stay.
The town of Plomodiern is just over 1 mile away, and has a supermarket, restaurant, excellent bakery and fishmongers, amongst other things.
Countless great beaches are within very easy reach (10-15 minutes' drive) and parking was always easy and free.
Stewart and Tricia have done a great job. We had a great week at Les Hiboux, and are already looking to return.
The English Family.
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