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Waterfront house with spectacular views. Private Heated Pool.

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's4
Space 2,325 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleep 12 + 2 cots, pet friendly, ferry discount available.

Book Estuary House and you'll find wow factors galore! The stunning 31ft living/dining room has 3 sets of French doors leading out onto a sun-drenched south-facing balcony with spectacular views over the water. The kitchen and 5 of the 6 bedrooms all have the same view looking over nearly 2 acres of orchard and gardens which continue right down to the estuary with direct access to the water.

All 6 bedrooms are beautifully furnished and there are 2 family bathrooms, 2 bedrooms with ensuite showers and basins, 2 bedrooms with basins and 4 separate toilets. One of the bathrooms has a whirlpool bath installed and after a hard day holidaying there's nothing better than a mass of bubbles in the bath with a glass of bubbly in hand! For even more photos and details, please take a look at our own website. I'm not allowed to put a link to it here but a little detective work should find it - Estuary House, Le Faou, Brittany. Our 28'x15' (8.5m x 4.5m) pool heated to 27ºC (depending on ambient temperature) has the latest automatic dosing equipment that continuously monitors water quality to give you a sparkling clean pool.

House Layout: Ground floor - The Library is a delightful room with french doors opening out onto the huge deck. There are hundreds of books to choose from and we're happy for you to swap your holiday reading for any of them (a handful are marked not to be removed). There's also a TV in here with DVD player with lots of children's and adult's DVDs plus a cupboard full of board games. Utility Room - houses the central heating boiler, washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes airer. There's also a large sink and a toilet. Garage: Contains 2 bicycles and all the garden maintenance tools (chained up for safety). 1st floor - Open-plan sitting-room, dining-room and kitchen. Family bathroom and separate toilet. 2nd floor - 4 bedrooms, 3 doubles (2 with handbasins) and 1 small twin (one bed pulls out from under the other), family bathroom and separate toilet. 3rd floor (loft) - 2 very large bedrooms, a double with child's bed and 2 cots, and 1 spacious twin, both with ensuite showers and handbasins. Separate toilet on landing just for these two rooms.

The secure garden is accessed via either the driveway, the library or the 1st floor balcony. The huge deck 11m x 4m is adjacent to the built in BBQ and is perfect for al-fresco dining. The pool is a uniform 1.4m in depth, great for teaching little ones to swim, and our aim is to keep it heated to 27ºC from Easter to October. However this is very dependent on ambient temperatures, so may well be more or less than this. We have recently installed a security fence to fully enclose the pool, complete with a childproof safety gate.

Bird-watching and Golf: The living area on the first floor affords the most superb view of the estuary; directly in front of the house is a bend in the river where flocks of sea birds congregate to feed at low tide. There is a high powered telescope together with an in-depth guidebook to facilitate your (new) hobby. Birds we've seen to date include herons, spoonbills, egrets, shelducks, curlews and dozens of others we haven't identified yet!

Brittany is overloaded with golf courses, all beautifully maintained by the French but very much under-used. One of the closest courses is the Brest Iroise course at Landernau. It's 6296 yards and Par 71, set in the heart of wild moors offering unforgettable views of Brest Harbour. It's one of the most challenging in Brittany and ranked 13th in all of France. There's also a 9-hole course where beginners can warm up first...........!

Eating out in Le Faou: There are 6 restaurants in Le Faou, 3 of which have covered verandas for al fresco dining. Our favourite is Brasserie les Halles, a quirky little restaurant serving traditional French fare with the obligatory 'plat du jour' of superb value. Every dish is beautifully cooked and the service is excellent, their pizzas are fabulous too, also available to take away (a emporter).

Don't leave without sampling at least one of the 3 creperies which serve a bewildering selecton of fillings for their 'pancakes'.

Worth a trip to enjoy a gourmet seafood feast on the other side of the estuary is 'Les Viviers de Terenez', 10 minutes drive away. They will also sell you live crustaceans if you prefer to prepare them yourself. This is also the location for kayak hire.

More Details

Owner
Kathy George
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

New Year 07 - We all had a brilliant time in Estuary House, facilties were excellent and the views fantastic, brilliant for birdwatching, every detail well thought of. Had an excellent 10 course meal New Year's Eve in the local Hotel. N&H, Devon

March 07 - What a brilliant place to chill. The rooms are gorgeous and the house is really welcoming. When we were able to tear ourselves away from the balcony and views over the estuary, there are some great places to visit. T&M, B'gham.

April 07 - We have had the most amazing weather this week so enjoyed the garden, estuary, local beaches and walks. What a perfect home for a family holiday! We have all fallen in love with the house-so much space, even with 11 of us. S&P, Norfolk.

July 07 - From the swimming pool there has been laughter and joy 3 or 4 times a day. We're glad we chose this house to celebrate our parent's 70th birthday. A&E Sweden

What a great base for exploring Brittany, we intend to return one day soon. J&O Canada
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hanvec in Finistere

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , top floor
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure , top floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , top floor
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet , This one also has a whirlpool bath
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite shower and washbasin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , washbasin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , washbasin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite shower-room and 2'6' child's bed/day bed
  • All of the bedrooms are very bright and sunny, furnished in an attractive contemporary style and they all benefit from new beds, mattresses, pillows, duvets and bedding. They also have new bedside tables, reading lamps, bedspreads and rugs. We have provided 2 pillows per person with ample spares if required, and all of the bedlinen is cotton, duvets are all duck/goose feather. 5 of the 6 bedrooms overlook the south facing garden with spectacular views of the estuary and the one that doesn't, has a picture of the view! There is also a hairdryer in each bedroom, and 3 hot-water bottles, just in case...... For babies and toddlers we have 2 new travel cots, cot mattresses, 2 booster seats which attach securely to dining room chairs, and a highchair. These items must be arranged in advance. 5 of the 6 bedrooms have either shutters or blackout blinds. The beds are all made up for your arrival and for each person a bath sheet and hand towel will be left on the beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 21 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The spacious kitchen is extremely well-equipped with plenty of crockery, glassware, saucepans and cutlery including plastic sets for young children. The oven is a SMEG range style with a 5-burner gas hob and electric grill. The layout of the kitchen and dining area is such that your designated chef of the day can chat to other guests while creating so won't feel left out! Although there are lots of stairs, the house is suitable for the elderly or infirm as once you're on the first floor you have the sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, bathroom and a toilet on this level so you only need to use the stairs when going to bed or leaving the house. We have prepared four huge guide books for you listing over 70 Places To Go and Things To Do. Each page has photos and directions to get there, all maps are included so there will be no shortage of activities if you want to get out and about and explore Brittany, or just chill out to the rhythm of the tide, on the deck or balcony ....

Reviews

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Waterfront house with spectacular views. Private Heated Pool.
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 42 reviews
5

A fabulous, well-equipped house

  • 5 of 5

This is a really fabulous house for a large group. As well as the amazing setting and locality, the house itself is fantastically well equipped for a comfortable stay. Touches such as swimming towels provided, hooks in bedrooms and a full range of cooking utensils make it a real delight to stay in. The owners also provide four folders (arranged geographically) of places to visit and things to do with directions, distances and time to get there by car which made taking days out straightforward and easy to plan for all tastes and age groups. The pool and garden are gorgeous (the children in our party were in the warm pool every day) and safe for even the smallest child. All in all I cannot fault this holiday house, it was a joy to stay there and we hope to visit again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Celebrations at the Estuary House

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything for a great family holiday. The property has good double bedrooms, a great lounge and kitchen and plenty of bathrooms rooms and toilets throughout the property. The owners really know how to treat the guests with loads of information about the house, the region and all the local facilities. The garden with it's pool is the show piece of the house with gardens right down to the waterfront. We had a party of 9 people celebrating a special birthday all the adults loved the house and all the grandchildren loved the pool so all in all everybody was happy. The region is very French with plenty to see and the beaches are not far and easy to get too.

Overall a great holiday. I would recommend this house to anyone wishing for a great house that has everything you could ask for and a region that appeals to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely family holiday to celebrate in style!

  • 5 of 5

The house, garden,pool and surrounding area made this a holiday to remember for our whole family - from both grandparents celebrating our 60th birthdays down to the youngest member, aged 4weeks. We found Estuary house to be very well equipped, comfortable and spacious. The seating area down by the estuary was particularly popular, especially for a BBQ at low tide! We would thoroughly recommend this property and would be very happy to return another year... especially if we could book continuous sunshine!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay for families and groups

  • 5 of 5

the property is well maintained, spacious and full of character. The local area simply teems with things to do and see and dawn light on the estuary at the bottom of the garden is a wonder of nature. Add to that the safe swimming pool and enclosed garden for kids; as well as splendid walks on the Crozon peninsula; together with the proximity of la Faou with a great Super U hypermarket; the welcome at the Donegal Bar; and the quality of food as well as the joy of dining at Les Halles restaurant; a simple one hour drive from the ferry at Roscoff;, and you have the makings of a fine holiday.

Highly recommended!

Colin B together with the Crumblies and Lobotomy Walking Clubs

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all had such a great time despite the wrist breakage!! These guests' only improvement on the house was a second soup ladle (on the shopping list) and a courtesy bus to the local Donegal bar - it's only a mile away so I think the walk back greatly improves brain function the following morning!
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September biking holiday at Ectuary House

  • 5 of 5

I've just returned from a fantastic week staying at Estuary House. A superb location and plenty of room for our group of family & friends ( 10 people ).Very easy access to the local shops, restaurants and super markets. Everything was as advertised and the pool was a big hit! Lots of effort has been made with information and arrival details. Easy parking for several motorcycles and a boiler room for drying gear. Highly recommended*****100%***** Mick & motorcycling group from Wiltshire 2016

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that great review Mick! So glad you all had a good time, would love to welcome your motorcycling group back to Estuary House again one day........ Kathy
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Well appointed family house

  • 4 of 5

Property was clean and matched the description. Homely but you weren't afraid to use anything. Le faou lovely town within walking distance. Great information from owners would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brest
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Le Faou
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Roscoff
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Brest Iroise, Saint Urbain
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Brest
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Le Faou
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Le Faou
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Plage L'Aber
Car: recommended

Estuary House is situated 1 mile from the pretty medieval village of Le Faou which has several restaurants (2 of them with covered decks for delightfully relaxed 'al fresco' dining), several bars, patisseries, butchers, delicatessens, pharmacy, supermarket, plus every other amenity that you could possibly want! Not forgetting the all-important 'cave' for the discerning wine buffs amongst you! There's also a large supermarket within a 5-minute drive and a hypermarket within 10 minutes.

Le Faou is situated within the beautiful Armorique nature reserve and is a superb base for exploring the Crozon peninsula with it's beautiful long sandy beaches, dramatic coastline, fascinating little fishing ports and breathtaking scenery. Days out must also include sampling the incredibly extensive selection of local seafood on offer, but if you don't want to travel too far you can even collect oysters at the high-tide line along the shore at the bottom of the garden instead!

Other Activities: birdwatching, walking, swimming, surfing.....

Golf: In a natural setting, just a few miles away from the Monts d'Arrée and the Brest Roadstead, come and discover the Brest Iroise championship golf course. Designed by the excellent Michael Fenn, its varied layout and its high quality fairways and greens make it one of the region's most challenging and enjoyable courses. Following the pure tradition of the best Scottish golf courses, it is both wild and natural.

The Brest Iroise golf course is nestled in a 600 acres park. It is easy to reach, being only 9.5 miles from Estuary House.

The golf course of Brest Iroise is part of the Golfy network. The new club house, inaugurated in Nov 2010 is ready to warmly welcome you.

Come and visit us in all seasons. Enjoy the wonderful nature, the delicate cuisine, the culture and walks along the coast and play your favorite sport on 3 stunning courses.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hanvec, Finistere

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
9 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
£850
 
 
Spring
23 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£740
for 4 nights
From
£185
£1,100
 
 
Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£829
for 4 nights
£1,450
 
 
Summer
3 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£960
for 4 nights
From
£240
£1,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£875
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £10

To take advantage of cheaper ferry crossings, changeover day is on Tuesdays but out of season we're very happy to change this to whichever day is better for you. Rental rates include water, electricity, heating and gas, also bedlinen and towels including pool/beach towels, so no extra charges anywhere.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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