Breton house in rural village Cotes d'Armor - BN003491

Locarn (16km from Carhaix-Plouguer), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003491 Advertiser since: 15 January 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison de Soliel Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Breton Cottage Circa 19thC Overlooking Wooded Valley. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This typically detached Breton house built around 1900, is set in a wonderful location, in central Brittany, a few kilometers from Carhaix Plouguer. Set above a wooded valley, it attracts the full sun from sunrise to sunset. Original features include exposed beams and functioning woodburner, with an open plan living area. The mature garden offers a large decking area ideal for 'al fresco' dining or sitting in the shade under the apple and oak trees.



Kitchen and dining

There is a well equipped, corner kitchen area, supplied with all utensils and crockery adequate for 6 people. Equipment includes a gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, kettle and microwave. A coffee-maker and plenty of storage space.

Living rooms

The lounge area has a wood burning stove, logs supplied, for cooler evenings and a comfortable sofa and armchairs. The dining area has a large table and 6 chairs. A dresser with a good selection of table ware.
Satellite tv most English channels ,dvd Player for films or games (not HDMI friendly )
Radio /cd player


Bedroom 1 with king size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers, large mirror.
Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
On the landing area, is a futon sofa, ideal for sitting and reading a good book


On the ground floor there is a fully tiled shower room with wc and washbasin, heated towel rail and shaver point.


Main heating by Modern wood burning stove plus two, 2 kw portable oil filled radiators and 1 portable gas fire.


Satellite tv most English channels, dvd player for films or games (not HDMI friendly )
Radio/cd Player
Boardgames compendium, scrabble, draughts, chess, dominoes
Also a large selection of hard back and paper back novels + various books by a wide range of authors.

Garden and outside

The large rear garden has apple, oak and bay trees giving dappled shade in the summer. It is fully enclosed with hedging and boundary wall, the decking measures approx 7 ft x 30 ft, patio chairs/ loungers and tables supplied. There is a bbq area on the decking. With a portable bbq suppied.

Parking and garages

Parking for 2 vehicles off-road on hard standing.

Visitor suitability

Must be able to climb steps and stairs.
Transport required.

Information about any additional facilities

Attached to the cottage is a laundry room with double drainer sink, washing machine and tumbledryer.
Bikes could be stored in this lockable area or any other equipment.

Bed linen and tea towels are provided, you will need to bring towels. The property is cleaned on changeover.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante Meil Charhaix
Distance: 3 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: All Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac du Miel Carhaix. The River Blavet. Nante To Brest Canal
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Brest to Nante Canal.


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Lee Johnstone

I am a semi retired motor vehicle technician and my wife a nurse , we live in the West Country and have three daughters in there thirties ,one daughter has blessed us with a grandson and a granddaughter and another is expecting in feb 2019 so live is good.<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> <br/>

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Having holidayed for several years in western France we decided to buy a home in 2003 we settled on Brittany as the area most suitable because our main family live in the west of England and the ferry link via Roscoff is an easy on/off drive in both directions we were intending to live there permanently but family dynamics changed and it became or holiday home.
We mainly chose the area for its central location but fell in love with the cottage and its raised location opposite the church which gives a nice view across the valley there are a variety of places to visit more than one would first think but once you start to explore the experiences just keep coming
Unique benefits of property Mainly its central location to the whole of Brittany nowhere is really to far unless you decide to go for the far corners, it is only a few kilometres from the main arterial roads

The Owner Recommends

We Recommend the Following Places

Abbey Du Bon Repos, Beau Rivage, Brest to Nante canal, Chapelle Sainte-Barbe, Chateau de Trvarez-Fontaine St Hubert, Chateau de Quintin, Chateauneuf-du-Faou, Huelgoat, Lac Guerledan, Le Point de Vue de Guerledan, Les Forges des La Salles Le Chateau, Les Gorges du Corong, Saint-Gildas et Les Chapelles du Blavet. All the above are 1 hours drive or considerably less. Type the headings into your search engine and enjoy. Or search for Brittany Tourism to get you started.