Holiday gite in Brittany - BN006614

9.5/10
4km from Plémet , Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN006614 Advertiser since: 17 March 2008
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Petit Camus Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2

About this property

Traditional stone cottage with high quality interior. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Petit Camus is situated in a tranquil location on the edge of ancient moorland, where the stresses of everyday life can be easily put aside.

This former farmhouse has been carefully renovated to create a comfortable home from home, whilst retaining many original Breton features, including exposed oak beams and original ceiling boards. It is fully-fitted for modern life with an open plan ground floor, comprehensively equipped kitchen, and 2 en suite bedrooms, one with ziplock beds giving flexibility for couples or families to holiday together.

There are spacious grounds that are ideal for barbecues or relaxing with a book and a drink whilst watching birds or the stars!

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Le Petit Camus has an open plan kitchen and a dining area with french doors overlooking the extensive enclosed grounds.

The kitchen has a full complement of cookware and crockery, suitable for year round self catering; equipment includes: cooker with 4 ring hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, food mixer, toaster, kettle and coffee-maker.

Living rooms

The open plan living area has two 2-seater sofas, a tv and dvd, a well stocked book case, coffee-table and efficient woodburner.

Bedrooms

There is 1 double bedroom plus another bedroom with ziplock beds that can be made up as a large double or 2 singles. Both rooms have good views over the grounds and have mirrors, chairs, heaters and plenty of storage space.

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has an en suite shower room with enclosed shower cubicle, large sink inset in a vanity unit, wc, heated towel radiator, cupboard and hairdryer.

There is a separate utility room with washing machine, wc and hand basin at the rear of the ground floor.

Heating

Individually controlled electric heaters are fitted in each room, plus there is a wood burner in the living room

Entertainment

Tv receiving UK free to air programmes. Complimentary wi-fi. Dvd player, radio, traditional boardgames, stocked bookcases and large scale local maps for walkers supplied.

Garden and outside

Le Petit Camus has a gravelled patio directly in front of the house with hardwood dining furniture and a parasol, there is also has a private raised terrace with a built-in chimney BBQ and good quality rattan outdoor dining furniture accessed via a gently sloping lawn in front of the house; this is a good place to enjoy far reaching views and stunning sunsets.

Beyond the lawn is access to an enclosed paddock/orchard shared with Le Grand Camus next door.

Parking and garages

There is a gravelled drive with on-site parking immediately beside the gite

Visitor suitability

Le Petit Camus can be configured with either 2 doubles or a double and a twin bedroom, making it suitable for families or 2 couples sharing.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide multi-point UK plug adaptors and USB charging points

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante Le Houle, Kerrouet
Distance: 8 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Club la Criniere, Manoir de la Ville Gourio, Morieux 22400 Lamballe
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre du Pays de Loudeac, Saint Guillaume 22600 Loudeac
Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Roche aux Cerfs

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Penny McClure

We bought Le Camus in early 2008 to create an easy to escape to holiday home for our growing family. The renovation was carried out to a high standard and the house is impeccably maintained by close relatives who have lived in the local area for many years. We particularly enjoy being able to escape to Le Camus when we need to relax and escape from the pressures of busy working lives.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? It is peaceful, with good views, scarcely any passing traffic and no light pollution; whilst being a short drive from a town with an excellent restaurant and a bar/auberge plus local shops and a supermarket
Unique benefits of property Le Petit Camus ideal for small families or 2 couples because one the two bedrooms has ziplink beds that can be configured either as twin singles or as a kingsize double bed

The Owner Recommends

Kayak and Cycle Hire

Visit the 'base sport nature' just down the road at La Prenessaye for an excellent value, invigorating day out. Hire kayaks from 7.50 Euros for unaccompanied half-days or join a guided trip down the river - suitable for all ages and no previous experience is necessary. Alternatively hire an all terrain bike to explore the area.

La Mulette, Moncontour

The restaurant for mussels! A vast selection of moules options fill the menu, along with a good wine list, tasty meat of the day options for non-shellfish lovers and tables full of locals, so you know the cooking is good!

La Roche au Cerf

An ancient stone river crossing over the Lie, still said to be used by deer. A magically peaceful place to cool off with a picnic, or follow the marked riverside walk.

Saint Antoine, Plemet

Award-winning gourmet restaurant, where the 4 course dinner will take all evening. Prepare to be amazed by both the taste and exquisite presentation of the food offered.

16 Reviews
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.6
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 8.4
  • Setting: 8.9
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Junier 1 October, 2018

Very comfortable gite, beatifully restored, all the cooking equipment was in top condition, and all the things we enjoyed was the fact that the owners representative was always on the end of a telephone, and very helpful. The property was perfectly portrayed. I would certainly recommend thus property to other people wanting to spend time in Brittany or Normandy. Many thanks to the owners and representatives og Le Petit Camus. Junier

10 / 10 Zoe 20 February, 2017

Petit Camus and the larger Le Camus right next door (in fact they are two halves of the same building) is an oasis surrounded by beautiful countryside, tranquility and not much else! Whether it's for a quiet, relaxing week or for the full-on fortnight family holiday with - eek -the in-laws, it's absolutely perfect. The owners have thought of everything and clearly put a lot of effort into making your stay as enjoyable as possible. No hesitation in recommending, except that if it gains popularity, we might have trouble finding a vacant slot for our return trip.

10 / 10 Basil de Villiers 16 September, 2016

'Le Petit Camus' is an extremely well equipped gite, tastefully decorated with very comfortable furniture and excellent beds. The outlook is rural and very peaceful. The property was very clean and a welcome pack was much appreciated. Plemet, an attractive town a short distance away, has an excellent restaurant, a supermarket and garage. 'Le Petit Camus' has all the qualities to provide one with the ideal accommodation for a holiday in beautiful Brittany.

9.8 / 10 CFB 3 April, 2016

Le Petit Camus was a beautiful property in a lovely setting. The kitchen was excellently stocked, allowing us to make several adventurous meals during our stay.
Penny, who manages the property, was extremely helpful and we were able to try out several of her recommendations for places to eat - we didn't have a bad meal, and all offered excellent value for money.
As we went over Easter, and the weather left rather a lot to be desired, the week turned into a week of consuming good food and wine, rather than the active holiday we had planned. I imagine that in summer Le Petit Camus is a perfect base for groups to enjoy the countryside and local eateries - although one of you will have to for-go the wine or cider as you will need to drive to get to them!

Owner response

I am glad the unseasonally stormy weather this Easter didn't spoil your enjoyment of Le Petit Camus and I hope to welcome you back another time when you will hopefully get the chance to see more of the surrounding area as well as visiting the local eateries!