Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 9, Ratings 1 8.5/10
|Cottage Pommier||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
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.
Modern fully equipped kitchen. Dining area with table and chairs for four.
Large open plan living room with 2 comfy lounge suites and flat screen digital tv and dvd player.
Upstairs double bedroom with double bed and second bedroom with bunk beds.
Modern stylish bathroom with shower, hand basin and wc.
Electric panel heaters throughout, plus wood heater on ground floor. Supply of wood and firelighters.
Tv with English Freesat and French channels, dvd player with good selection of dvds and radio/cassette player.
Paved outside area with pergola and outdoor table and chairs for four. Extensive grassed area and wild bushland to explore.
Off-street parking next to house.
Suited to couple or family of 4.
Price includes electricity, linen and basic cleaning items. Additional fee of GBP 42 for cleaning & laundry.
I live in suburban Melbourne, Australia, but have strong connections with Europe, especially France. Australia is a wonderful place to live, but Europe has such a rich culture and history, many languages, great food and wine. I have a busy working life as a consultant, spending leisure time playing squash, performing in light opera, enjoying movies and dining with friends or backyard BBQs with the family.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||Locarn is located right in the middle of Brittany, equidistant from the coastlines to the north, south and west. It is a small, quiet village, an ideal base for exploring Brittany.
The house was nicely renovated, but needed to be fully furnished and equipped. The attached land with overgrown shrubs, hedges and trees was also a bonus.
|Unique benefits of property||Cottage Pommier is a nicely decorated, fully equipped, cosy cottage - an ideal base for exploring Brittany, and also relaxing in the evening in the garden with a glass of wine.|
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.
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.
Lovely little cottage set just outside the little village of Locarn. The cottage was bigger than I was expecting from the pictures. It would have been nice to have had a washing machine rather than a dishwasher and the stairs were steeper than I was expecting, but these were the only minor niggles during an enjoyable holiday. Everything was included for what you needed during your stay, including a good Wi-Fi connection. Plenty of activities nearby including the Pink Granite coast, Morlaix and its estuary towards Carantec. I recommend visiting the Chateau at Domaine de Trevarez, stopping for lunch at the Creperie Rozel in Chateauneuf du Faou.The nearest decent shops are at Rostrenon and Carhaix Plouger which are less than half an hour away. However there are smaller shops closer by but we didn't visit these. Good value for money. Recommended.
Many thanks for your excellent review. We always argue about whether to have a dishwasher or washing machine - preferably both, but difficult to fit into the space. You are the first to leave a review on this site - we don't have many bookings through HFD/Brittany Ferries. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the tips about places to see.
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