|The Doyle Gite||Self Catering||Flexible||5||10||5|
The gite is situated in the grounds of the Manoir de Kerdeven built around the middle of the 16th century. There is an oak tree outside the gite that is around 500 years old and the gite has use of a large communal playing field.
Kerdeven is within a short drive of popular towns such as St. Brieuc and Quimper. The beautiful Lac du Guerledan is a short drive away as too is the Nantes to Brest canal, perfect for walking, cycling and having a picnic. The popular Rose Granite coastline is also within driving distance.
This gite sleeps up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms. A large double en suite is on the ground floor with a bath and a shower. Upstairs there is a double and a twin room both of which have a small en suite shower. The other 2 twin rooms share the family shower room. The lounge has a 'Free to view' British tv and French TV. There is also a wood burning stove in case of any chilly evenings. The kitchen is well equipped with an oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.
The lounge/diner has a dining table to sit 10 people, and the kitchen is well equipped with an oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Outside you will find a barbecue and table and chairs for those 'al fresco' meals.
The lounge has a 'Free to view' British tv and French channels There is also a wood burning stove in case of any chilly evenings.
This gite sleeps up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms. A large double en suite is on the ground floor with a bath and a shower. Upstairs there is a double and a twin room both of which have a small en suite shower. The other 2 twin rooms share the family shower room.
On the ground floor is a bathroom with a toilet, bath and a shower. Upstairs is a bathroom with toilet and shower, in two of the bedrooms you will also find a small en suite shower and toilet.
There are either electric panel radiators in the bedrooms, or portable ones that are available. There is also log burning stove which is perfect for any chilly evenings.
There is a tv in the living room that has British 'Free to view' channels and French channels. There is wi-fi available outside only in the garden area.
There are areas for sitting and the gardens are large with a playing field that has a basketball hoop, and climbing frame
Parking is available outside or near the gite, depending on the amount of cars here.
Hello<br/>We are the Price family, Thomas, Cynthia and Rhian and, we are originally from a small village in South Wales and fell in love with France several years ago. Last year we decided to move out to France and are really enjoying our time here. I'm Rhian and will be the one who responds to your messages. Any questions feel free to get in touch.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||
Kerdeven is an area of natural beauty that offers peace and tranquillity for visitors. Despite the rural setting it is still within easy reach of many tourist attractions such as the Forges des Salles, a renovated and restored village from the 18th - 19th century, and the Abbaye de Bon Repos. The 12th-century Cistercian abbey hosts regular exhibitions, a weekly farmers’ market and a spectacular son et lumière in August. The Abbaye is well suited for those who enjoy walking and cycling. Forests, lakes, rivers and the beautiful Nantes to Brest canal are within close proximity. There are excellent rambling routes on easy to find tracks through the woods and countryside. In particular the Nantes to Brest canal is very popular with walkers and cyclists. Nearby there are opportunities for golfing and horse riding, while the beaches of the north, south and, west coasts are all within an hours drive.
|Unique benefits of property||The gite is in a quiet, rural location, it is ideal for those seeking the tranquility of the countryside, and yet it is still within easy reach of various towns that are just waiting to be explored.
Brittany itself is steeped in history, its standing stones form a circle around it and there is a 'Route de la Pierre' which follows them.
The Abbaye de Bon Repos, which is just a few minutes drive away, can provide a good half days enjoyment as you explore its history. Each summer the Abbaye is the venue of a Son et Lumiere that is very much worth a visit.
Kerdeven is an area of natural beauty that offers peace and tranquillity for visitors. Despite the rural setting it is still within easy reach of many tourist attractions such as the Forges des Salles, a renovated and restored village from the 18th - 19th century, and the Abbaye de Bon Repos.
The beautiful Lac de Guerlédan, one of the largest artificial lakes in Brittany, is around a 15 minute drive away. Nautical sports enthusiasts will enjoy this place as you can go water skiing, paddle canoes, or hire pedal boats. There are lovely beaches here too and an opportunity for swimming.
Located at the edge of the Nantes to Brest canal, this beautiful abbey was built in 1184 by Alain III de Rohan and Constance of Brittany, and knew centuries of prosperity until it gradually fell into disuse and finally it became a ruin. In 1986 a handful of enthusiasts decided to restore the abbey and it now stands as a magnificent monument with temporary exhibitions, contemporary works of art, digital tools and many activities. There are many walking trails that lead around the abbey and this picturesque place is perfect for a picnic.
This is an old iron-working village in the middle of the beautiful heart of rural Brittany It has been renovated and is now a museum. It is one of the oldest and best preserved forges in Brittany. The activity of the forge stopped in 1877 but the village continued to live and it is now fully restored. Visitors can see the old preserved buildings that include a chapel, school, canteen, workshops and blacksmiths blast furnace. Guided tours are available.
Quimper has a beautiful cathedral and has lots of cobbled squares and medieval architecture. There are many shops and restaurants here and it is a fantastic place to visit. It is around an hours drive away.
Locronan is well worth a visit, it is a beautiful place and the main town does not allow cars so it's brilliant to wander around and explore. Here you will find many artisan and craft shops, (there is a large car park nearby and the parking ticket, which costs a few euros, will allow visits for the whole year). It is just over an hours drive away.
Dinan is a pretty medieval town with some beautiful buildings. It has a wide choice of shops and restaurants.
The Pink Granite Coast, so-called because of the colour of its rocks, is one of the most beautiful stretches of Brittany’s coastline. The area is renowned for its unusual rock formations, the best of which can be found on the coastal path between Perros-Guirec and the port of Ploumanac’h.
Every week on a Tuesday morning you'll find a small market in Rostrenen. The stall holders sell local produce such as bread, cheese and vegetables and you will also find household goods.
There are two antique/vintage shops near here. Both are well stocked with a large variety of items, I'm sure you''ll discover a find or two !
Throughout the Summer there are weekly car boot sales, called Vide Greniers. These take place usually between 9am until 1pm on Sundays. They are located in various villages all around a thirty minute drive of here. Usually these villages have a bar so after a morning spent looking for treasures on car boot stalls you'll be able to grab a drink and relax.