Village cottage for holiday in Brittany - BN003627

Gouarec (12km from Rostrenen), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003627 Advertiser since: 14 April 2014
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Cathy's Place Self Catering Monday 1 4 1 Salon with double sofabed

About this property

Holiday let village cottage, Brittany. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Gouarec is between Rostrenen and Mur de Bretagne, very near Lac de Guerledan, set in beautiful unspoilt countryside an ideal retreat any time of the year. A cosy renovated cottage in the heart of the pretty village of Gouarec, 2 minutes walk from the Nantes-Brest Canal, ideal for cycling, walking, fishing or canoeing. There is also a new swimming pool 10 mins. walk from the propert.
The village enjoys several bars/cafe's restaurants, a creperie, and pizzeria. There is a bakers, a small supermarket and The Petite Bretagne shop which is full of English products, everything you might need for your self-catering holiday experience.
The cottage comprises of: kitchen/diner, door to very sunny courtyard. Small lounge, with double sofabed, hallway to bathroom, with toilet, shower and bath, doorway to little terrace and stairs down to courtyard garden. Stairs to double bedroom under the eaves, bright and sunny open aspect.



Kitchen and dining

Table and 4 chairs, refrigerator, electric cooker, toaster, microwave, coffee-maker, wood burning stove, under original fireplace, sink, storage cupboards under, plate rack, cup rack and saucepan rack, understairs cupboard with iron and ironing board.

Glass cupboard with crockery, cutlery, scales, electric mixer, washing machine.

Glass cabinet. Two radiators. Door to very sunny courtyard.

Living rooms

Double sofabed, 2 armchairs, window seat overlooking square with storage under, television with cd player and cd's only many titles to choose from. Large storage cupboard. Fireplace (ornamental only), mirror, radiator.

Occasional table with lamp and storage.


Double bed, sideboard, chest of drawers, bevel mirror, bedside cupboards with lamps either side of the bed, area for hanging clothes. Radiator.


Bath, shower and toilet.


Electric radiators in all rooms, plus wood burning stove in kitchen/diner.

Garden and outside

Small but very sunny courtyard with table and chairs and 2 recliners.

Parking and garages

Parking available outside cottage.

Visitor suitability

Its a small cottage but its very cozy and has a lovely feel to it. The village is very unique as its got many historical buildings in it and its a lovely place to walk around on a summers evening.

Information about any additional facilities

We can provide camping cot, highchair, stairgate's, etc for a toddler or baby.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes/Brest Canal, (licence required)



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Goaurec (several in area)


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Catherine Tilbury

My husband and I bought the cottage about 11 years ago. We decided to move to Gouarec just over three years ago, and the first thing we did was completely renovate the cottage, but we wanted to keep its original character and charm so we kept as many natural features as was possible during the renovation with great succes, I think.<br/>The village has stayed unspoilt, is a lovely friendly place to have a holiday, especially as its nestled on the banks of the Nantes/Brest canal.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? As I've said before the village is unspoilt, as it has been for many years, with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday, bars, cafe's, restaurants, baker, small supermarket, bank, post office, you don't need to drive anywhere, it's all in our
little village. You have access onto the banks of the canal, with lovely spots along the way for cycling, fishing, and of course pic-nicking.
Unique benefits of property Its right in the centre of the oldest part of the village with lovely old buildings surrounding you. Its very near the "HALLES" which in the summer have lots of things going on, musicians, dancers etc.

The Owner Recommends


Centrally situated for day trips to the pink granite or emerald coasts, just 30 minutes drive away.


A short cycle ride or drive brings you to the Abbeye Bon Repos, lovely spot for a picnic set on the banks of the Nantes/Brest canal. There are several places to hire bicycles.

Golf and Swimming Pool

There is crazy golf, and soon to open a new swimming pool.

Sightseeing, Walking and Cycling

Walking, cycling, fishing, historic places to visit for example Pont Aven, Concarneau, etc.

The Lac de Guerladan

The Lac de Guerladan which offers walking, sailing, kayaking and water sports, with beautiful picnic spots and many man-made beaches dotted around the lake, just the thing to cool you down on a sunny day.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Ray Harker 30 June, 2018

We had a great stay at Cathy's place. The welcome was excellent with some provisions to get us started. The village was just right, small but with restaurants, a boulangerie and small grocery store. The village is set in beautiful countryside and we had many enjoyable excursions.

We will be back.

Owner response

Thank-you Mr & Mrs Harker, it was a pleasure to meet you, it would be lovely to welcome you again.

10 / 10 Colin and Susan 14 July, 2015

Loved the gite, loved the village, loved the whole area- particularly the cycle paths. The Nantes-Brest Canal is stunning and relatively easy for cycling.
The hosts, who live next door, were most welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
We can highly recommend it

Owner response

Thanks for a lovely review, it was nice to meet you. We're happy you enjoyed staying in our cottage and that you feel the same as we do about our Village.