Self catering holiday let 50m from the beach - BN002643

9.7/10
8km from Plestin-les-Greves, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN002643 Advertiser since: 25 August 2009
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Fisherman's Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Fisherman's Cottage 50 Metres from the Beach. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Traditional Breton Cottage located in a lovely coastal village, just a few steps from the sandy beach and with glorious sea views from the rear.
 
Located adjacent to a beautiful church and backing onto the beach at St Michel, our 2 bedroom cottage has the following accommodation:

Ground floor - Open plan living room, with electrically operated log burning fire, leather lounge suite, dining area with table and chairs and a fully-fitted kitchen.

Ground floor shower room - Large shower cubicle.

First floor - Two bedrooms, one large with double bed, the second with twin single beds, both bedrooms with double wardrobes.

First floor sitting area with sofa and easy chair. The rear windows give great sea views.

First floor w.c. with lavatory and wash handbasin.

There is plentiful on-street parking directly outside the cottage and generous off-street parking at the end of the road. Your vehicle will be very safe in the village, there is virtually no crime or vandalism here.

There is a comprehensive information pack available, which gives lots of details about local attractions and facilities. Also, there are supplements to this pack, for families with young children and those holidaying with their dog.

Well-behaved pets are always welcome but we ask owners to be responsible.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large well-equipped kitchen. Facilities include electric fan oven, halogen hob, coffee-machine, fridge and freezer, microwave, washing machine, toaster, jug-kettle etc. There is an iron and ironing board.
The dining area contains a large table and 4 dining chairs. There are a further 2 folding chairs for additional guests.

Living rooms

The lounge has a leather suite consisting of a sofa and 2 armchairs and matching pouffe, plus occasional tables and a large tv with all the usual British Freesat channels; we have a dvd player and there is a good selection of films available. The sideboard contains a number of board games and puzzles etc.
On the top of the stairs, there is a small viewing room with views over the bay. This room contains a double sofa and wicker chair. There is a cd player with a number of discs available plus a large selection of books to suit a variety of tastes.

Bedrooms

There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor. One is a large double bedroom with large wardrobe and chests of drawers, the other is a smaller bedroom with twin single beds and large wardrobe.
There is also a folding bed for additional guests and a travel cot is available if required.

Bathrooms

The upstairs toilet contains a wc and wash handbasin and is convenient for both bedrooms.
On the ground floor, the shower room includes a large shower cubicle, wc and wash handbasin.

Heating

The property is heated by electric, ceramic-core radiators in every room and heated towel rail in the shower room. The lounge has an electric powered "log burning" stove. Additionally there is a free-standing electric oil-fired heater.

Entertainment

There is a tv set/dvd/video player in the lounge which receives UK programmes via satellite plus the usual radio stations. There are lots of dvd discs to suit all but you may wish to bring some of your own favourites, especially if you have kids with specific tastes. In the first floor viewing room, you will find a cd player with many cds to suit all.

Garden and outside

There is no garden at the rear of the cottage. However, there is a back entrance which gives access to the beach. At the front of the cottage there is a small forecourt with a table and chairs, perfect for al fresco breakfasts.
A short distance along the sands, there is a beach cabin available for the use of our guests. The cabin contains the usual deckchairs, a picnic table and chairs, buckets, spades, bats and balls etc. We also make available a disposable bbq. units for use on the beach, if desired.

Parking and garages

There is plentiful on-street parking directly outside the cottage and generous off-street parking at the end of the road. Your vehicle will be very safe in the village, there is virtually no crime or vandalism here.

Visitor suitability

The stairs to the first floor is fairly steep and winding therefore it might prove difficult for those with mobility problems. The main routes to the beaches are via ramps and therefore pose no problems for those using wheelchairs or those with children in pushchairs.
There are many sporting activities in close proximity. On the beaches, these include windsurfing and paragliding, sand yachting, horse riding, rambling and fishing. A holiday at the Fisherman's Cottage will therefore appeal to visitors who want an active holiday or those who are happy just to spend time relaxing on the beach, or watching the sun go down from the upstairs lounge, sipping a glass or 2 of chilled Muscadet.

Information about any additional facilities

Duvets and covers, pillows and pillowcases, blankets, towels and tea towels are provided (though guests are welcome to bring their own covers/pillowcases and beach towels if they wish). A selection of cleaning materials and a vacuum cleaner is provided for use during the stay. Thorough cleaning is undertaken, of course, after each departure. Guests will find the cottage is very easy to keep clean, having wooden floors in most rooms.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Beach holidays

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Mackerel, bass
Name of nearest fishing location: Sea

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Carantec, Rue Francois de Kergrit, 29660 Carantec
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferme Equestre Jean-Michel Baron, Keropartz, 22300 St Michel-en-Greve
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 30 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR34

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Vic Bevan Mags Bevan

Mags and I are now retired. We purchased the property many years ago and spent the first couple of years undertaking repairs and making improvements. We now travel between our home in Wales and Brittany, throughout the year, spending a month in France, then a month in Wales.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? A prime location overlooking the beach and a great spot within a lovely little village on the coast.
Unique benefits of property A typical romantic image of a Breton Fisherman's cottage
37 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Richard and Shian 30 April, 2018

This cottage is a home from home for us as we've been many times. It's just as exiting driving up to the cottage as it was the first time we stayed there. The view from the viewing room is just as dramatic too watching the sun go down over the bay. Location wise, it's a classic, just a stroll to the long beach which we've walked many times, mainly in the sun but in the rain too. Nothing as bracing as a Breton breeze !!
As ever, Vick and Mags were the most welcoming hosts and the Welsh cakes, like Vick and Mags themselves, get better with age. The welcome at the bar on the corner, the P'tit Saint Michel, was as warm as ever and the brothers Benoit and Yann have really livened the place up, offering good food and wines (we tried a few, of course). The Friday morning market on the Rue de L'eglise has taken off too although there were more stalls there last summer when we visited. Probably a seasonal thing I imagine but great to have on the doorstep, literally! Of course, there are other markets within easy reach most days. we tried Plougasnou this time and that was very good.
This is a really great cottage in a historic part of the area and the seaside location is a bonus. We've talked about our breaks there many times to friends and family and enthuse about it regularly to anyone who'll listen.
A bientot, or is it a toute a l'heure, I always mix them up. Whatever the correct term is, until the next time !!!

10 / 10 Otis 1 October, 2017

My wife, myself and our dog travelled over from Scotland to stay at the Fisherman's Cottage after booking with Vic and Mags. What a lovely, friendly and helpful couple who made the booking process very easy and provided us with all the information we needed and comprehensive directions for the cottage. On arrival the place is beautiful, quaint and quirky and very welcoming with the bright blue shutters. Inside the cottage is very well furnished and has absolutely everything that you need for a comfortable stay. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and we both slept very well during our 7 night stay. The kitchen is also very well equipped, we cooked most nights and it was a real home from home. Upstairs to the rear is the most beautiful and comfortable room with spectacular views of the beach and sea where we sat every evening drinking wine and local cider whilst listening to music. The only slight negatives are the weather over which we have no control and that a lot of shops and restaurants appeared to be closed but this was probably due to the time of year we travelled. We are staying in touch with Mags and Vic and will undoubtedly return to the Fisherman's Cottage at some point in the near future. One last thing, the information packs which the owners have provided within the cottage are excellent and they have obviously put a lot of time and effort into them, thanks

9.3 / 10 Peterborough 4 September, 2017

Owners Vic and Mags are the most loveliest people you could meet. Their meet & greet and hospitality cannot be beaten in our opinion and the welcome pack provided is quite abundant with everything you need for your immediate arrival. The property is very quaint and provides everything you need but as it has so many ornaments and oddities it is difficult to keep it cobweb and dust free. The little village only has a few amenities and the local produce shop is very expensive. The beach was suffering with an abundance of green slimy seaweed whilst we were there, although every effort was being made to clear it. However the stream which runs out to sea was also spreading thick black smelly slim onto the beach which was not at all pleasant. Overall the cottage is a great place to stay and return to after a day exploring the area, the only real negative for us was that we expected it to be on a very quiet road when viewing the pictures. There is a 20km speed limit but sadly many drivers and in particular the locals seem to ignore it. Fridays is market day down the street and this was a delight to see, we have no idea how many photographs were taken of us whilst sitting having a coffee outside the cottage, it was all very amusing. The owners of the cottage are very well known by the locals which means they also like to speak to guests who stay. We definitely recommend the cottage but found little English seemed to be spoken in the area so a basic knowledge of French certainly helps.

10 / 10 Richard and Shian 5 May, 2017

Home from home !!!! we've been here several times before. The setting is brilliant and, even better now there's a market on Friday mornings.
The cottage was as comfortable as ever and the welcome from Vick and Mags was as warm as always ( Welsh cakes keep getting better and better).
We would recommend this cottage to anyone, and we have. However, there's a problem in that you want to keep it a secret for yourself !!! See you soon.