Holiday gite to rent nr Callac beach 1/2 hour

9.5/10
Callac, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN002449 Advertiser since: 21 January 2008
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Kernormand Petite Maison Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1

About this property

Gite on Tranquil Farm - Just a Trot to the Town. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Kernormand translates to "Home of the Vikings". It must be one of the most beautiful farms in the area.

**Recommendations**
 
Here are just a few of our guests comments about our Gite...2 of these families are visiting us again this year.
 
"Thank you again. We had a lovely time at your gite. We loved the peace and quiet"
 
"Just a thank you from me for providing us with fantastic accommodation. The Gite and the farm were wonderful, the garden, surrounding fields and countryside just perfect for a relaxing holiday. We all loved the animals. We will recommend you to all our friends wishing to holiday in Brittany"
 
"Thank you again for your hospitality and letting us share your home. The boys haven't stopped telling everyone about it especially Rocky. The Gite was superb and by far the best we have stayed in so thanks again. I am sure we will visit again so will keep in touch."
 
Set in its own valley and just 10 minutes walk from the town of Callac, Kernormand holiday cottage benefits from the tranquillity of the countryside but still has the conveniences of the town. If you love animals and the countryside you'll love Kernormand. We have more than 30 horses, some big ones but the others are rare breed Falabellas. We have the friendliest goats, rare breed curly haired pigs (not for eating!), chickens, geese, cats and dogs too. There is fishing in the area (permit required). Coastal golf course nearby (clubs not provided. Best to book in advance). We can arrange a visit to a Michelin 2* restaurant and we can also 'taxi' guests at a pre-arranged time. Horse riding etc nearby. Kite flying, pony walking, feeding the animals for children are all available on-site.
The feel of this ancient stone building has been retained, whilst creating a superbly modern interior with fully insulated and boarded walls and ceilings. The spacious rooms with velux windows are light, airy and instantly relaxing. The original fireplace with new woodburner makes a welcome feature.
 
**Animals** 
Children love the Gite because they are right in the centre of the farm with all the animals around them. They especially love to make friends with Buffy the very large poodle, and her son Eddy. Rocky the terrier is a real mischief maker and is always there to cause trouble and provide hours of entertainment.
 
**Pool**
A private above ground splash pool is provided (15ft round x 3ft 6" deep) and barbecue equipment with a table and chairs for those relaxing evenings.
 
**Welcome Pack**
On arrival all guests receive a large welcome pack with all they should need for the first night and for morning breakfast - so please state if you are vegetarian! - This pack does include wine and fruit juice, tea, coffee, milk, bread, cereal and veg from our kitchen garden, as well as much more!
 
Cot (sheets provided) and highchair available, dvd player in situe and a video player with many childrens (and some adult) films + Sat tv. 

Please take the time to visit our website below.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The brand new kitchen is very well appointed and features -an American style fridge-freezer, large family table and chairs, a highchair is also available.

Living rooms

This beautiful gite features a large galleried staircase made from hard wood and hand polished with wax. Stairguards are of course available for smaller children. The gite lounge is big enough for the larger family. It features a large bed-settee and a real original Breton fireplace with a logburner if you fancy a cozy evening indoors. Two year old seasoned wood is available for a small fee. For a touch of luxury a real Persian carpet will keep your toes warm in the coldest of winter weather!

Bedrooms

Main bedroom - A bright and spacious room with brand new (very French) double bed. There are 2 bedside tables and lamps and a large chest of drawers. The double wardrobe has hanging space and shelves. Should you require a cot there is a beautiful wooden cot available with a winter/summer mattress.

Bathrooms

Bedroom 2 -This room is very bright and spacious. The modern beds and furniture really compliment the original old beams. Here there are 2 single beds, a bedside table and a double wardrobe.

Entertainment

Trampoleening, splashing in the pool, feeding the animals, adopt a pet for the holiday, nature trails, bbq, walking trails nearby.

Garden and outside

The gite has its own table and chairs outside with a barbecue of course. Beside the gite is a trampoline with a safety net - children really use up their energy on this! We also have a large above ground splash pool with a removable ladder for safety.

Information about any additional facilities

The gite is very rural and is right next to our main farmhouse. It also shares a large garden with a large splash pool in the summer months fed by a spring.
We have many animals and families love to wake early and send their children off with us to feed pigs, ponies and the chickens. We often let the children adopt a particular pet for their stay.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Callac
Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp trout.. fresh water..
Name of nearest fishing location: Callac lake and many rivers and specialised lakes
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Many golf courses within half an hours drive
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Riding within 15km of the gite in Carhaix
Distance: 15 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Marked walks within 300 yards of the gite

About the Owner, Miss Sharon Packer

I moved to France in 2007 with my husband and we embarked on starting a miniature horse stud farm. This, along with the gite have gone from strength to strength and given us so much enjoyment.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? This is a beautiful green location. It is a short walk from the quiet town or Callac but also just a half hour from beaches and a huge number of places of interest. <br/><br/>For children this is an extremely safe area where they can just learn to be themselves
Unique benefits of property The gite is on a working horse stud farm. This gives so much enjoyment to young children and older people too as being in the countryside there are many walks, an abundance of wildlife and also of course our farmyard animals to meet and make friends with.<br/><br/>I am always here on hand to help and offer help or advice. Feeding times is usually fun for children and adults and if you want to help with anything else - well that is of course possible!

The Owner Recommends

Location and Activities

The gite is just a walk from the nearest town and beaches are only ½ an hour away. There is always something to do in this area for children and adults. The whole area is a 'walking' area with many clearly marked footpaths and beautiful walks.

Nearest Port

Roscoff 1 hour, St Malo 1 1/2 hours.

Nearest Restaurant

Just 1km to many restaurants and bars. Just 10 minutes walk.

2 Reviews
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9.4 / 10 Jonathan 3 October, 2013

Good points
The ponies and farm hens. Both a big hit with our kids. Being able to sit out in the large garden and watch the kids play. Moving hay!

9.6 / 10 Sharon 3 September, 2013