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

Les Gîtes de Kerdalidec

A 16th century Breton farmstead, surrounded by fields, within walking distance of a picturesque village and a sandy beach on the rugged coast of north-west Brittany.

Debby Gamble
With Gite.com since August, 2000

“I have lived here in Plougasnou, France for 20 years. My garden…”

+33 2 98 67 83 87
+33 6 78 69 30 15

About the Holiday Home

The Longhouse has its own private garden with access to the huge, shared garden
The Longhouse has its own private garden with access to the huge, shared garden

Les Gîtes de Kerdalidec started life around 1540 as a Breton "Maison Noble" and farmstead before being converted into two comfortable vacation homes called the Longhouse and the Crèche.

Built of the local pink granite and set amongst the prize-winning gardens of Kerdalidec, the houses are situated just outside the village of Plougasnou, surrounded by fields of maize and artichokes and only two kilometres from a picturesque sandy beach. Originally the Longhouse was the bakery for the hamlet of Kerdalidec and still contains the massive granite fireplace and arched stonework of the bread oven.

The children's play area in the shared garden where you will also find our animals...sheep, chickens, rabbits...
The children's play area in the shared garden where you will also find our animals...sheep, chickens, rabbits...

The farmstead contains two properties, both renovated to a high standard and very comfortably furnished for summer or winter lets. The Longhouse is the main building, and can accommodate up to 9 guests in five bedrooms. It has central heating and a wood burning stove. The Crêche has two bedrooms to sleep two to five guests and also has a wood burning stove.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enoy in the area, such as sailing and wind surfing courses at the local sailing school and deep sea fishing trips. Bicycles can be hired nearby and horse riding can be easily arranged at the neighbouring riding centre.

The living room in The Crêche
The living room in The Crêche

Guests can relax in the beautiful gardens of the property while their children play safely. The large property is ideal for children, with a sand pit near the houses and a play area further down the garden containing a climbing frame, slide and swings.

Also on the grounds are animals which the children can feed, namely rabbits, ducks and sheep. Many children have cried when they had to go home and leave the rabbits! For several years now the garden has won first prize in the village "Maison Fleuri" competition. Both houses have Internet access. Guests with young children may request cots, high chairs and stair gates free of charge.

Special features

  • Pets welcomed
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Brittany
Town
Plougasnou
Setting
Surrounded by fields, 10 minutes walk from the village, 2km from the sandy beach
Nearest large town
Plougasnou
Other towns nearby
Lannion
Morlaix
Roscoff
St Malo
Département
Finistère (29)
Rental information

1: The Longhouse

The Longhouse
The Longhouse

The Longhouse sleeps up to 9 people in its five comfortable bedrooms. It is the oldest part of the farmstead dating back to 1543 and used to be the boulangerie for the local villagers. The open-plan ground floor area is dominated by the original, huge, oak beams and in the lounge area by the original, granite fireplace. The house has central heating and a wood-burning stove so is ideal for winter bookings, and is comfortable all year round.

The ground floor consists of an open plan kitchen/dining area/living area and a utility room with toilet, basin,washing-machine and ironing facilities. French windows lead from the kitchen/dining area to a terrace with garden furniture, where meals can be eaten outside. The lounge area features the 200-year-old original granite fireplace. Books and games are also available for guests of all ages.

The cosy living room in the Longhouse
The cosy living room in the Longhouse

The kitchen has a large dining table with seating for up to 9 people and is very well equipped with a gas stove and oven, fridge/freezer, cafetière, toaster, microwave and dishwasher.

Upstairs on the first floor there are three bedrooms. One has a double bed, one has a single bed, and one has a bunk bed for children. There is also a bathroom with bath/shower, WC and sink. On the second floor there are two more bedrooms, one with a double and a wooden cot, and one with 2 single beds. There is also a shower room with toilet and sink. The house is perfect for two families and their children.

Accommodates
9 guests
Bedrooms
5 bedrooms
Five bedrooms, one with a double bed and a cot, one with a double bed, one with two single beds, one with one single bed and one with a bunk bed

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

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 Euros. 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
September 7 until May 25 € 680
May 25 until June 22 € 790
June 22 until July 6 € 830
July 6 until July 13 € 1,200
July 13 until August 24 € 1,500
August 24 until August 31 € 1,200
August 31 until September 6 € 830

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Rental Conditions

A 25% deposit is required, with full payment due eight weeks before arrival. Sheets can be provided for €8 per person. The changeover day is Saturday. A weekend of three nights out of season is €500.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Debby Gamble at Les Gîtes de Kerdalidec.
Rental information

2: The Crêche

The Crêche has an enclosed garden and faces south west.
The Crêche has an enclosed garden and faces south west.

The Crèche sleeps two to five people and is attached to the back of the Longhouse. It was a medieval stable before it was converted into an attractive, light and airy cottage whose walls are hung with many original paintings.

The ground floor is open-plan with the kitchen/dining area at one end and the lounge at the other end. There are French windows leading into the enclosed garden. The kitchen area is well equiped with toaster, cafetière, gas stove, fridge/freezer, microwave and a washing machine in the downstairs shower room. The lounge area features a wood-burning stove for chilly evenings.

The double bedroom in the Crêche
The double bedroom in the Crêche

Downstairs there is also a shower room with toilet, basin, washing machine, and ironing facilities.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms with wood panelled ceilings, one with a double bed and one with three single beds. The children's bedroom also has books, toys and games and a little rocking horse.

Accommodates
5 guests
Bedrooms
2 bedrooms
Two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with three single beds. A cot can be provided.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Internet access
  • Shower
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

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 Euros. 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
September 9 until May 26 € 320
May 26 until June 15 € 485
June 15 until July 7 € 580
July 7 until August 25 € 680
August 25 until September 8 € 485
September 8 until September 8 € 320

Availability calendar

Nov 2018-Jan 2019
Feb 2019-Apr 2019
May 2019-Jul 2019
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Changeover day may be flexible. Contact the owner for details.

Rental Conditions

A 25% deposit is required, with full payment due eight weeks before arrival. Sheets can be provided for €8 per person.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Debby Gamble at Les Gîtes de Kerdalidec.

About the Area

The safe, sandy beach of Plougasnou, 2 km from Kerdalidec
The safe, sandy beach of Plougasnou, 2 km from Kerdalidec

Situated two minutes' drive from the unspoilt beach, Plougasnou is a tranquil market village. The ancient church of St Pierre dominates the tree-lined village square in which a popular market is held every Tuesday. Les Gîtes de Kerdalidec are on the very edge of the village, surrounded by fields, but only 10 minutes' walk from a boulangerie and supermarket. Nearby is the village square with cafés, bars and restaurants. Also in the village are a tourist information centre, medical centre, pharmacy, post office, bank, bookshop and giftshop. The GR34 footpath runs along the coast here, and for walkers the magnificent views from the coastal path cannot be beaten.

The colourful Saturday market in nearby Morlaix
The colourful Saturday market in nearby Morlaix

The nearest large town is Morlaix, twenty minutes away. It has a picturesque port with many sailing boats and plenty of museums, art galleries and 17th century houses to visit. Also, in August, there is a highly colourful "Art in the Streets" festival, in which street theatre takes place all over the town. Further afield in Brest is the internationally famous sea world centre of Oceanopolis. In the centre of Brittany is a wild windswept moorland area which is very atmospheric and has several museums with the theme of Breton culture and nature.

About the Region

The coast of Brittany
The coast of Brittany

Finistère is a region of wild rugged coastline, silver sandy beaches and open moorland in the centre, very unspoilt by tourism.

The latin name for Finistère (Finis Terrae) means 'World's end', and as it is the furthest westerly point of France it feels very different to the rest of the country. The Bretons see themselves as being very different to other French people and the Breton language is still spoken by most of the older generation.

The sailing school nearby where you can hire kayaks and sailing boats
The sailing school nearby where you can hire kayaks and sailing boats

Finistère has made a unique contribution to European architecture in the form of the parish closes. These extraordinary complexes of church, triumphal arch, charnel house and carved crucifixes are often on such a scale as to dwarf the surrounding houses in the small villages in which they stand.

As for the fruits of the sea and the fruits of the land, Brittany is renowned for its seafood, young lamb fed on tender grass and locally grown vegetables such as globe artichokes and cauliflowers. A variety of activities are available locally, including horse riding, sailing, jet-sking, tennis, and diving.

Photo Album

The Longhouse kitchen.
The Longhouse kitchen.
The Longhouse dining area
The Longhouse dining area
The Longhouse: the blue bedroom
The Longhouse: the blue bedroom
The Longhouse: the yellow bedroom
The Longhouse: the yellow bedroom
The Longhouse: the twin bedroom
The Longhouse: the twin bedroom
The Longhouse: the bunk room
The Longhouse: the bunk room
The Longhouse: the single bedroom
The Longhouse: the single bedroom
The Longhouse: the attic shower room
The Longhouse: the attic shower room
The Longhouse: the middle floor bathroom
The Longhouse: the middle floor bathroom
The Crêche: the children's bedroom
The Crêche: the children's bedroom
The Crèche shower room also has a washing machine
The Crèche shower room also has a washing machine
Guests can feed the animals on the property
Guests can feed the animals on the property

Guest Opinions

“What a Bonne Année 2009! The house was perfect for our gang of 14. The weather was great too, with crisp sunny days and a warm house for the cold nights. Morlaix is a beautifel little town with some lovely restaurants. A good time was had by all. ”
Elaine B. - Brentwood, UK

“My wife and I had a delightful one week stay in October. We had many of the best things almost to ourselves and the weather was temperate. We waited for a Force 10 gale but had to settle for just Force 4 - 6 winds which made the sea and beaches even more beautiful and then came the calm which was even more delightful. The bay of Morlaix drive to Carantec is well worth it, as is the drive to the Pink Granite coast to the East. I think we sampled most of the coves and beaches along the route which took all day with fine lunches on the way. Les Embruns at Térénez nearby was superb and reasonable. Try the workmens lunches and rub shoulders with the locals. The Crèche kept us warm in front of the fire in the cold.”
Bruce and Kristy B. - Houston, Texas, USA

“This was our fourth year and we enjoyed our holiday as much as ever. We brought our boat with us this year and enjoyed sailing at Térénez. No doubt we will do it again. Nice fishy meals at Café du Port in Dourduff en Mer, good crèpes at Térénez. The beach at Venizella is as perfect as ever. ”
Tracy and David S. - Staffordshire, UK

“We stayed for the month of June. Debby is a great resource of information for things to do. Oceanopolis is great for rainy days. The rocks and forest in Huelgoat are spectacular. Ile de Batz is a great day trip too. It is a two hour drive to Carnac to see the menhirs but a great trip. We can’t say enough about this place. The kids had a wonderful time, with loads of space to run around. Thanks to Debby and her girls for making this a wonderful holiday.”
Monica C. - Boise, Idaho, USA

“Our 2 week stay in September 2005 fulfilled all our expectations: the Longhouse is comfortable and spacious and the beautiful garden area is safe and great for our kids who enjoyed feeding the animals and playing on the the slide and swings. The area is beautiful too with plenty of nice beaches and it is also very convenient for the Roscoff ferry. We made good use of Phil and Debby’s baby listening service and restaurant booking service! Phil and Debby are great hosts, always available to help in whatever way but not at all obtrusive. Being next to the other houses was great too as we made good friends during the time with the people staying there. We would highly recommend Kerdalidec to anyone looking for an enjoyable family holiday. We will definitely be back. ”
Peter and Lynn B. - Dublin, Ireland