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
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
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
41 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Brian Smith 29 April, 2019

You receive a wonderful welcome from the owners who provide a generous welcome pack on arrival. The property is full of character, in a position which gives panoramic views of the bay, and most conveniently arranged, with toilets on both floors. It is located in the centre of the village, with a bar at the end of the road. There is a restaurant/creperie with a charming hostess. The cottage is comfortably furnished and provides an ideal base for a holiday which can be as energetic or as relaxed as you like.

10 / 10 Richard and Shian 23 April, 2019

Can't remember how many times we've stayed here now!! It was great to be back and enjoy all the usual things - the sunsets over the bay from the viewing room, the bar with Yann and Benoit, the beach, the walks on L'Isle Blanche, the crepes in Locquirec, the markets at Plestin Les Greves and Lannion.... could go on and on!!!and...Vick and Mags, of course, how could we forget them. Ever welcoming and helpful.
The cottage was as charming as ever with everything provided. The location is great. Just walk down the street to the beach and short car journeys take you to lots of interesting places, large towns, bigger cities and lots of beautiful bays and inlets.We revisited many of our longer term favourites.
Food wise, the bar in St. Michel provides a range of lunchtime options and you must go to the creperie at the top of the village - Ty Tante Jeanne where we had a lovely Sunday lunch. The hotel is being refurbished and the restaurant should be open again soon.
All in all, another great stay!!

10 / 10 BernLyn 13 September, 2018

The cottage is great fun and we really enjoyed our stay. The Fisherman theme throughout will ensure that you will never forget that you are at the seaside. Very comfortable and well laid out it was just right for we three 'oldies' or for a family with one or two small children.
The owners are very friendly and communicative and it seems that this cottage is more of a pleasure than a business operation to them.
It is very close to a busy, friendly bar which serves lunch at 12 o'clock and other food throughout the day. There is small shop across the road, a bit expensive as village shops are, where you can buy your croissants but wait for the morning delivery before you go!
A couple of minutes walk from a sandy beach in a large bay, ideal for beach games or a paddle but can be quite a walk out to deep water for a serious swim.
Very nice coastline and lots of villages to explore so just get in your car and go!
Hope to return one day.

10 / 10 Lou bayley 3 September, 2018

We stayed in the cottage for a week in August, we wanted a quiet family holiday before our eldest daughter goes to university and that's exactly what we got. The cottage was perfect and set in a pretty village which had everything we needed, the local supermarket was in the next village. The beach was a amazing and there some fantastic walks. Would highly recommend a stay here.