Self catering vacation rental in France
· Brittany · Atlantic Coast · Finistère

Kerguelen

A traditional stone Breton farmhouse with a large sunny garden, near clean sandy beaches and a market village.

Philip James
With Gite.com since June, 2017
+33 298678208
+33 782780988

About the Holiday Home

Kerguelen
Kerguelen

Kerguelen is a stone Breton farmhouse, built in the 1800s and recently refurbished. Three floors are connected by a wooden turning staircase. With five bedrooms, it can accommodate up to 12 guests comfortably.

The front door opens into the light and airy kitchen/dining area. The modern country-style fitted kitchen is fully equipped with a piano cooker, gas hobs and an electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and coffee maker. The dining table will seat 14 on a mixture of benches and chairs, and a high chair is available. A utility room and toilet is off the back of the kitchen.

Double glass doors from the kitchen open into the living room, with three large sofas and a chair. For the cooler seasons there is an open flame wood-burner with a plentiful supply of logs to make the room nice and cosy. If you plan to stay, your host can offer a 20% reductions on Brittany Ferry crossings when booking. Ask for details.

The kitchen
The kitchen

Upstairs on the middle floor are three bedrooms: one has a double bedroom and a child's cot; one has a double bed and a single bed; and the third bedroom is a bunk room with bunks to sleep four. There is also a shower room with a toilet on this floor.

The top floor has two more bedrooms. One has a double bed and the other has three single beds. There is also a bathroom and separate toilet on this floor. All bedrooms are equipped with blackout curtains to insure a good lie-in in the morning.

View of Plougasnou beach, a short walk from Kerguelen
View of Plougasnou beach, a short walk from Kerguelen

It is just a kilometre from the house to the nearest village of Plougasnou- a short and pleasant walk to fetch baguettes and croissants in the morning. The village also has cafes, restaurants, gift shop, banks and a supermarket.

The house sits in a large garden, mostly lawn surrounded by hedges and trees. The surrounding fields grow artichokes, maize and cauliflowers. A short walk from the house brings you to the magnificent coast.

Special features

  • Pets welcomed
  • Bilingual assistance available on site

Location

Region
Brittany
Village
Plougasnou
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Morlaix
Other towns nearby
Brest
Guimaec
Saint- Brieuc
Saint-Malo
Département
Finistère (29)
Rental information

Kerguelen

Accommodates
5-12 guests
Bedrooms
5+ bedrooms
Five bedrooms: (1) Double bed and single bed. (2) Double bed and child's cot. (3) 4 single beds (2 sets of bunks). (4) Double bed. (5) 3 single beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Pounds sterling. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
June 17 until June 26 £ 740
June 26 until July 9 £ 1,000
July 9 until September 2 £ 1,700
September 2 until June 16 £ 1,000

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

Payment is accepted in both euros and sterling. A 25% deposit is required to make a booking (10% if more than 6 months before holiday date). Full payment is due eight weeks before holiday begins. All electric, water, heating and logs for the fire are included along with tourist taxes. Not included: end of stay cleaning (€55), bed linen and towels (€10/person and €5/towel).

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Contact

Philip James at Kerguelen.

Where to Go, What to Do

Primel beach
Primel beach

Kerguelen is a kilometre from both the village of Plougasnou and the beach at Primel. At both you will find restaurants and cafés to sit and enjoy the gentle pace of French rural life or have a nice meal. Visit the Tuesday market that takes place every week in the village square.

The beach is great place for children and parents to relax, as during the summer there are life guards in attendance. La Pointe de Primel, just beyond the beach, is a wild rocky promontory with a nice walk and offering panoramic views of the coast.

Vilin Izella
Vilin Izella

There are many other superb clean beaches all within 5 or 10 minutes drive. The Cairn de Barnenez is an impressive iron age burial mound that can be visited on the peninsula of Barnenez, and also makes for a nice circular walk, with the possibility of visiting Ile Stérec at low tide.

Boat trips to the Château du Taureau in the bay of Morlaix can be made from Le Diben (5 minutes' drive), and excursions to the Île de Batz, with its beautiful tropical garden.

The area around Plougasnou offers much to see and do. Firstly there is the rugged coast with its coves and cliffs and a coastal path, the GR34, that passes a few hundred meters from the house.

Make a day trip to Crozon to visit this spectacular beach.
Make a day trip to Crozon to visit this spectacular beach.

Of the many beaches to visit, some small and cosy, others with wide expanses of beach, all with clear water, Plougasnou beach may be the best, but Primel, Vilin Izella, Port Blanc and le Guerzit are all not to be missed.

The town of Morlaix offers many shopping and eating possibilities, and while strolling around the narrow medieval streets, there are lots of splendid buildings to see. The maison Pondallez and the Queen Anne house offer a chance to step back into the 15 century.

The massive viaduct that bisects the town is a magnificent monument in itself and crossing it is part of a circular history walk recommended by the tourist office.

Chateau de Tonquedec
Chateau de Tonquedec

Further afield are the Monts D'arrets. Climb the Roc'h Trévezel to get super panoramic views of Finistere (40 minutes by car). Huelgoat has a forest and great moss-covered boulders and caves to wander around. The Moulins des Kerouat is a restored Breton hamlet with water mills and houses to see how life was lived in the past. In summer there are activities such a bread making or flour milling.

Explore the countryside and discover the many beautiful châteaux, menhirs, and other edifices left by previous inhabitants of the area, such as Château de Ker Jean, Château de Tonquedec, and Château de Rosanbo.

For the young and energetic there are a number of tree top adventure centres, and also sailing centres to take a course or hire sail boats, canoes and windsurf boards.

Photo Album

Living room
Living room
Middle floor double bedroom
Middle floor double bedroom
Middle floor landing
Middle floor landing
Large dining table.
Large dining table.
Middle floor double bedroom
Middle floor double bedroom
Top floor double bedroom
Top floor double bedroom
Middle floor shower room
Middle floor shower room
Ile de Stérec at low tide
Ile de Stérec at low tide
Country walk in the Monts d'Arrée national park
Country walk in the Monts d'Arrée national park
Le jardin G. Delaselle on Île de Batz
Le jardin G. Delaselle on Île de Batz