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Relax and enjoy this comfortable, fully-renovated detached cottage in the heart of Brittany. Easy access to the coast, many leisure activities (watersports, fishing, horse riding, etc) available locally. 90 minutes from St. Malo and Roscoff, 60 minutes from Brest. Set in the owners’ garden, it has a living room with English tv, dvd, video and Xbox. Fully equipped kitchen. Fully tiled shower room. Small utility room with washing machine. King size bed with a private curtained off area suitable for a child. There is a curtained off area on the upper landing suitable for an older child.
Available all year round, the excellent wall radiators and wood burning stove offers a warm, inviting and peaceful stay. Garden furniture, barbecue, some outdoor games and use of the garden. There are also bikes available at no additional charge. We are flexible on your arrival day. No Smoking. Includes bed linen (not towels), electric etc.
The swimming pool will be available from April to the end September but heated from the end of May
A fully-equipped modern kitchen, including dishwasher, microwave, gas hob and oven with extractor. There is an extendable table and 4 chairs for dining
The living room has a comfortable suite, also a double sofa bed. There is a large flat screen tv with English Freeview. There is an Xbox and games available. There are dvds in the house also a video and plenty of videos to watch on those rainy days!
The bedroom is large with a king size bed and plenty of drawers and wardrobe space. A small area is curtained off with a single bed suitable for a small child.
The shower room is bright and airy and has a large walk-in shower and is fully tiled.
The is a large heated towel rail to keep the room warm and the towels cosy!
The house has excellent electric wall heaters in all rooms with a woodburner in the living room for a touch of winter warmth.
The out of ground swimming pool has an attractive raised deck, is approx.8m x 4m and is heated from May to September. The pool is maintained regularly and does not need any attention during your stay.
Although the pool is 'shared', that is only with the owners who do not live on site but may visit on occasion.
The heating is set to approximately 25C but it should be noted that this will drop after rains until the heater warms the rainwater!!
The patio has a table, chairs, parasol and a bbq.
The small shed contains pedal bikes which are free to use. There is a selection of garden games, Jenga, quoits, connect 4 and others.
There are a number of herbs growing in the garden that guests are very welcome to use.
There is ample off-road parking
There are a few steps which make it unsuitable for wheelchair access.
A second single bed is on the landing and is also curtained and is suitable for an older child/teenager.
A baby travelcot is also available but bed linen is not provided
The local market at Rostrenen takes place every Tuesday and in Carhaix on a Saturday. There is a huge market at Lannion, reputed to be the largest in Brittany and is about an hours drive away. There is also an excellent Sunday Market at Carnac, which although a drive away, combined with the amazing standing stones, makes a great day out.
Sadly when the weather does not always behave and staying in watching tv doesn't appeal, a back up plan is always useful! There are galleries and museums in Quimper, which with the famous pottery, will provide an excellent day out. Alternatively Oceanopolis in Brest is in easy reach and is utterly fascinating.
The Centre Nautique on the Nantes-Brest Canal is about 5 minutes from the house and is excellent for recreational kayaking. Glomel Lake is very handy for a swim and there is miles of wonderful walking locally.
We are spoilt for choice with several excellent pizzerias/grills close by. Most close on a Monday but the Cappuchino in Plevin can be relied on to serve up a delicious meal in a relaxed atmosphere (service can be slow!). For a much more traditional set menu (a la carte is available) you can't go wrong visiting Henri IV on the N164 by Rostrenen. The food and service are superb - highly recommended.
La Rotunde in the centre of Carhaix provides excellent French cuisine.
There are many good places to eat and I am always happy to offer suggestions.
Carhaix provides a number of restaurants, pizzas, grills and traditional French
Domaine de Meros 29530 Plounevez de Faou, is about 15km from the house just off the N164. 2/3 hours escorted treks through the Central Brittany countryside are available at reasonable rates. A lovely way to see the local area
The cottage is ideally placed to easily reach most of the beautiful beaches of the Rose Granite Coast and the gentler sandy beaches of Finistere. There are wonderful rock pools to explore, mussels to harvest and restaurants with their 'Terrasse' overlooking the water to enjoy.