Luxury barn with pool to let, rural Brittany - BN003804

Plounevez-Quintin (11km from Rostrenen), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003804 Advertiser since: 15 February 2011
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Garden Cottage Self Catering Sunday 2 4 1

About this property

Luxury Barn Conversion with Heated Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The barn has been renovated to a very high standard and is situated in a tranquil rural location, yet within 5 minutes drive of large supermarkets, banks, restaurants, etc. Lac de Guerledan, the 8 mile long lake with it's many safe and sandy beaches and the Nantes to Brest Canal are just a short drive away. Both of these offer many sporting activities such as horse riding, water skiing, canoeing and cycling.

The cottage has been designed to accommodate families with children of all ages with a private and safe garden to play in. The pool is heated with a solar system and a heat pump. Altogether an ideal base for exploring Central Brittany as virtually every tourist attraction is within an hours easy travelling distance.

Please note that this cottage has a Sunday changeover day, thus enabling you to benefit from reduced ferry prices and more availability during the summer letting season.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has a good range of floor and wall units in a shaker style with an integrated dishwasher, washing machine and electric oven. There is a gas hob unit and large separate fridge-freezer. Also included is a microwave, coffee-maker, toaster and kettle. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need for a self catering holiday.

Living rooms

The lounge area is furnished with 2 comfortable leather sofas and matching pine furniture. There is a 40 inch flat screen lcd television with English tv along with a video and dvd player. Plenty of toys for younger children and books/board games for all ages. The cottage has wi-fi.


Bedroom 1 has a pine king size double bed with matching wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table.

Bedroom 2 has twin pine beds with matching chest of drawers and bed side cabinets.


Fully tiled bathroom with bath and overhead body massage shower, sink and wc.


The cottage has electric heating throughout.

Garden and outside

The swimming pool for your sole use is approximately 28 foot long and 12 foot wide and is heated with a heat pump and solar system so it can be kept at a regular temperature. The wooden pool decking is at pool level and there is ample sunloungers, a set of table and chairs and sun umbrellas. We have provided a charcoal barbecue for guests use.

The remaining part of the garden has been laid to lawn for children to play, and you will find some outside games in the cottage.

Pool is open from end of May til mid September.

The barn has it's own separate driveway and parking with the garden mainly lawns for children to play. As we are situated in a quiet area you can walk safely from the barn along the country roads where you will often see deer and a multitude of other wildlife.

Parking and garages

The cottage has its own private access and parking.

Information about any additional facilities

All bed linen is provided for your stay in the cottage. We also provide tea towels but you will need to bring your own towels. All cleaning materials included. You can choose at the end of your stay to clean the cottage or pay for a £50 final clean. Heating not included in the summer months (May till September).

Baby equipment is also available free of charge but we do not provide bed linen for the cots due to allergies.

To secure our cottage we require a non refundable 25% deposit to secure the cottage and the remaining balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival date, along with the security deposit of £200. Please see our website for full terms and conditions


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes to Brest Canal
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lac de Guerledan and Glomel
Distance: 12 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many walking trails around Lac de Guerledan


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Gunning

David and I moved to Brittany 17 years ago and we have two sons who are now 21 and 13, we have been renting out holiday cottages for 15 years. We run a classic car club here in central Brittany, so welcome any other classic car enthusiasts.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We are located in central Brittany, so an ideal location to explore the whole of Brittany. We have the beautiful Lac de Guerledan on our door step, this offers cycling, walking and a whole hosts of water sports and not forgetting the three sandy beaches, ideal for children of all ages.
Unique benefits of property Our cottage has its own heated swimming pool, close to the cottage.

The Owner Recommends

Lac de Guerledan

8 mile long with sandy beaches, ideal for walking, cycling and water sports. Nangs to Brest Canal, ideal for cycling and walking.
The beautiful coastlines are all within one hours drive. The chateau tones of Pontivy and Josselin are easily accesbale. Tree climbing, golf courses, fishing are all nearby.
Lots to see and do for families of all ages.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.5
10 / 10 Harriskay 15 June, 2016

Wow, what a find ! Such an idyllic cottage in a superb location, everything you will ever need is provided in the cottage including toys for our toddler. The swimming pool was great, warm, clean and being fenced off was safe for our toddler. Lots to do in the area, 4 supermarkets within an easy drive, lots of good restaurants, a lunch time meal will cost you £10 including a drink and home cooked too ! Bike hire in the local village on the canal was great fun, even had electric bikes to hire.

David and Vanessa were great hosts, nothing was ever too much trouble,

We will return next year and will recommend the cottage to friends and family.

9.3 / 10 Jimmicus 14 June, 2016

Fantastic weeks stay in June here. The cottage was immaculate with all of the amenities we could have wished for. The setting deep in the heart of Brittany is idyllic for those who like the quieter side of life. The central location does mean you have to drive a fair way to get to the coast but being central you can take your pick of north or south Brittany.

Overall great value for money and our hosts were really helpful to us as first time visitors to Brittany, recommending great places to see and things to do. Highly recommended!