Breton cottage to let, Cotes d'Armor

Locarn (6km from Mael-Carhaix), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004253 Advertiser since: 6 August 2014
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Cottage Pommier Self Catering Monday 2 4 1

About this property

Cottage Pommier is a lovely Breton-style cottage. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Cottage Pommier is a lovely Breton-style cottage settled on the outskirts of Locarn, a quiet rural village in the centre of Brittany, ideally placed to explore this wonderful region of France.
 
Downstairs you'll find a bright, tiled, open plan modern kitchen, dining and lounge area. The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you'll need for a relaxing holiday - electric cooker and hob, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, electric kettle, etc. There is a great wood heater for those chilly Breton nights, flat screen TV with English Freesat and French channels, DVD player and a good selection of DVDs for your use and free WIFI.
 
Upstairs you'll find a spacious double bedroom with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers, a smaller second bedroom with bunk beds, and the stylish bathroom with shower, basin and wc.
 
Adjacent to the house is a wild garden, with a lovely pergola, extensive grassed area, outdoor tables and chairs for evening aperos.
 
Locarn is a quiet rural village in central Brittany, a very convenient location to explore the region. The coastal towns to the north, south and west are only an hour or so away, and there are many local places of interest to visit.
 
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern fully equipped kitchen. Dining area with table and chairs for four.

Living rooms

Large open plan living room with two comfy lounge suites and flat screen digital tv and dvd player.

Bedrooms

Upstairs double bedroom with double bed and second bedroom with bunk beds.

Bathrooms

Modern stylish bathroom with shower, hand basin and wc.

Heating

Electric panel heaters throughout, plus wood heater on ground floor.

Entertainment

Tv with English Free sat and French channels, dvd player with good selection of DVDs and radio/cassette player.

Garden and outside

Paved outside area with pergola and outdoor table and chairs for four. Extensive grassed area and wild bushland to explore.

Parking and garages

Off-street parking next to house.

Visitor suitability

Suited to couple or family of 4.

Information about any additional facilities

Price includes electricity, linen and basic cleaning items. Additional fee of GBP 42 for cleaning & laundry.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Callac
Distance: 12 km

Cycling

The Owner Recommends

Further Afield

Morlaix, a town of about 16,000 inhabitants, is an hour’s drive to the northwest. This is a great location for sea sports enthusiasts, with a diverse array such as surfing, sand buggying, kite flying, etc. One can also find beautiful coastal paths for walks. Morlaix is home to France’s tallest lighthouse, "Phare de L’île Vierge". Inland activities include bowling, golf, horse riding and many more. The old quarter of the town has winding streets of cobbled stones and overhanging houses constructed of stone and timber. Many have religious and secular sculptures on their façades. One of these houses is "la Maison dite de la duchesse Anne", or the "so-called Duchess Anne’s house", which is now a museum, open to the public. This 16th century house is said to be one of the oldest in the town. The Museum of the Jacobins in Morlaix, housed in a former convent, traces the history of Finistère. The town also contains the Parc botanique de Suscinio. Continuing on from Morlaix to the north you will find the charming port/seaside villages of Carantec, St Pol-de-Léon and Roscoff. Enjoy an ice cream on the beach and take a look at England across the channel. Quimper is an hour's scenic drive to the southwest. Originally settled in Roman times, Quimper is the ancient capital of Cornouaille, set at the confluence of the rivers Steir, Odet and Jet. It is Brittany’s most traditional region, with a distinctive Breton character. Shops and flags celebrating the region's Celtic heritage can be found throughout the city. The town has a rustic atmosphere with footbridges spanning the rivers that flow through it. The Church of Locmaria, a Romanesque structure, dates from the 11th century. At the centre of the city is Quimper's cathedral with its Gothic-style façade and distinctive kink, said to symbolise Christ's inclined head as he was dying on the cross.

Local Area

Maël-Carhaix (7 minutes / 6km away) is the closest village with a range of shops and services. Here you will find a small supermarket, patisserie, charcuterie, pharmacy, post office, bank, restaurant, vehicle repair workshop, etc. Take the rue des Pommiers road to the west. Make sure to visit the beautiful Jardins de l’Eau and enjoy a hearty plat du jour at Le Relais des Sources – “a super restaurant that has never disappointed yet” says one visitor on TripAdvisor. Callac (16 minutes / 12km away) is a small village due north of Locarn via Dualt, with an Intermarché supermarket, restaurants, secondhand shops and many others. Drop in and chat to Paul at Bar Bazar Chez Paulo, a quirky shop owned by three generations of Paul’s family, with small epicerie, coffee bar, bric a brac, hardware and many other items – a café of times past, 4 Rue des Martyrs de la Résistance.Rostrenen (20 minutes / 16km away) is the closest town with a full range of shops and services. Here you will find an Intermarché supermarket, tourism office, restaurants, boulangerie, patisserie, second hand shops, petrol station, Bricomarché hardware store and many small shops and service providers. A farmers market is held in the town square on Tuesday mornings. Carhaix (20 minutes / 17km away) is a relatively large town with over 8,000 inhabitants and all the shops, hospitality, restaurant and services you would expect to find in a town of this size. It is one of the most historic areas in Brittany, with archeological evidence of habitation dating back to more than 2,000 BC and more recent Roman ruins dating back 2,000 years. Carhaix is host in July to the annual Festival des Vieilles Charrues, the largest music festival in France, and possibly in Europe.