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Holiday Villa With Views Of The Lake And Town Of Huelgoat, Brittany in France.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Huelgoat, Parc d'Armorique Finistere, Brittany, France - Set in the beautiful Parc D'Armorique, 5 mins Walk to Town, Square & Lakeside Bars and Restaurants

Feel pampered as soon as you arrive - receive a welcome pack which includes: French Champagne, chocolates, stocked bar and fridge, luxury robes, linens and toiletries. Situated in the Parc D'Armorique, in the Lakeside town of Huelgoat, Lake View Villas sits within a large private garden, perfect for relaxing, playing, eating and laughing together; barbecue, table tennis, swing ball and football. Beautifully restored throughout, all bedrooms have stunning views towards the lake and the town; pool-room/bar with drinks fridge, large bathroom, luxury shower room, children's play area. Huelgoat is well known for its spectacular scenery, woodland walks, rock formations and caves. It has many amenities, all within walking distance of the villa. They include lakeside bars and restaurants, a town square with an abundance of traditional shops, 2 supermarkets, cinema, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, bicycle hire, archery, fishing, boating and golf nearby. Relax in real style.

LAKE VIEW VILLAS - A Little history

Lake View Villas was built by a granite merchant, a Monsieur Pierre Loirat, who employed 200 people in Huelgoat in his quarries.

Before the outbreak of the second world war, he built Brest Naval Academy which was later captured by the Germans' and was where they built their massive U-boat pens. During the war the British tried to destroy them with the "Tall Boy" bombs. Ironically, German officers took over Lake View Villas during the war also. When the Germans left, the Loirats' returned to their Villa, and once again, his company rebuilt Brest Naval base and a good deal of the surrounding area. Brest Naval base and the U-boat pens are now the home of the French Navy and submarine fleet, including their nuclear aircraft carrier.

Madame Loirat worked for the Red Cross in the Villa towards the end of the war. You can see the old war chests upstairs where some of the toys are kept.


The Roman legions left Britain in 410 in order to try to defend Rome from being overrun by the Huns and other barbarians. Britain was effectively defenceless and, as well as attacks in the north and west, the real invasions were of the Angles in the east (East Riding, Lincolnshire, East Anglia) and the Saxons in the south (the south Saxons in Sussex, the east Saxons in Essex, the west Saxons in Wessex etc). In time the Angles and Saxons would occupy what became Angle-land or England. Many of the indigenous British were killed by the pagan invaders. This was what today is euphemistically called 'ethnic cleansing' on a huge scale. Those who could fled to Wales, Cornwall and the Lake District. Some of the rich British went to north-west Gaul which became Brittany, the land of the Britons.

One of the last places to hold out against the Angles was Elmet, part of the West Riding. That was not defeated until the beginning of the seventh century. Leodis or Leeds may have been the centre of Elmet. Very little is known about it.

In the ninth century it all happened again with the Viking invasions when eastern 'England' was occupied by the Danes. It was Alfred who really created a unified England after defeating the Danes.


Huelgoat is derived from the Breton words, 'Huel' (High) and 'Koat' (wood or forest) i.e. 'The High Forest' or 'The Tall Wood'. Caesar’s legions camped here during their occupation some 2000 years ago, due to its high strategic position. This is known as Camp d'Arthus. The legend of King Arthur.also.began.here. There was a lot of resistance to the Germans in this area by the Bretons, as you will see in the monuments to the many resistance fighters who lost their lives fighting in the woods, not to mention the tank battle between the Germans and Americans in the square by the church. There is a monument to these brave souls by the Maree's office.

More Details

Richard Hudson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Definitely a fabulous place to choose if you want space and a really good level of comfort" Reviewed Sept 2014

“Exceeds expectations!” Reviewed 5 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

"If you think that the description might be "too good to be true," fear not! Lake View Villas and Huelgoat exceeded our expectations in every way. The house is more beautiful than the photographs, it really is situated within easy walking distance of the hiking trails, centre-ville, and supermarket, and the owners and caretaker could not possibly be more generous and helpful. In preparation for our trip, we asked about a driving route from Paris and were answered with detailed directions for two interesting routes, illustrated with photographs. The welcome basket and amenities go far beyond the necessary in an effort to make the home truly comfortable."

Huelgoat is like a little town in a fairy tale. True to its name, La Forêt Enchantée must be peopled with fairies and moss-men who move about when no one is looking. The owners provide thoughtful information on the town itself and the many wonde
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Huelgoat in Finistere

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , With sink
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , Bidet , With sink
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom with luxury jet spraying shower, with sink
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Large luxury bathroom with sink and lovely views
  • Downstairs wc and wash basin 1st floor large bathroom. Bath with shower over. Washbasin. Lit mirror and marble top. Large windows open on to the forest. What a view when in the bath. Separate wc, bidet and sink. 2nd floor - Luxury shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , The Sofa bed in this room is only suitable for children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , One double bed, a large bunk bed & 1 single bed sleeping 5.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , Single bed and large bunk bed sleeping 3 people.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 single bed, large bunk bed, 1 large luxury sofabed sleep 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size wrought iron bed, patio doors and balcony. Cot and sofa bed. Bedroom 2 with antique carved wooden bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 x double bed 1 x bunk bed + 1 x single bed. Bedroom 4 with 1 x bunk bed and 1 x single bed. Bedroom 5 with 1 x bunk bed + 1 x double + 1 x single.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: You will be greeted by our caretaker who will ensure that you are familiar with the villa and have everything you need. This is a beautifully restored villa, with lots of space for all ages to relax and enjoy. We have left toys (in the old Red Cross chests from the last war) books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages to enjoy. Outside: Lake View Villas sits within a large private garden, perfect for relaxing, playing, eating and laughing together. The minute you arrive the children can go on the timber play frame with a slide, rope and swings. Table & chairs, barbecue, table tennis, swing-ball, badminton, boules and football facilities are all provided. If your children like playing hide and seek, they'll love this and so will you, while you have a drink in the sun and they let off steam under the giant rhododendron and camellia bushes. I have personally planted 2000 bulbs including daffodils, tulips, Crocus, Bluebells as well as sowing poppies and a number of fruit trees, including apple, plum and peach. There are benches located around the grounds to sit on along with some bird boxes to keep you occupied while you relax and take it easy. Utility Room: Washer and separate dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide clean linen and towels. These are changed once a week. Should you require any more, this can be arranged for a nominal charge. We provide robes for up to 6 adults in your party, along with luxury toiletries. Other: There is a pool room with a complimentary stocked bar for you to enjoy, including 1 bottle of Champagne, 2 bottles of wine, 24 bottles of lager, soft drinks for the children, along with crisps and chocolate. Also, Phone, Wi-Fi, Internet and cable TV

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low to Mid
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
20 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please confirm in the first instance verbally or by email, and send 25% deposit per week booked which should reach us within one week of your initial booking request. The balance, plus a bond of £150 is requires 8 weeks before you are due at Lake View Villas. The booking form and terms and conditions can be downloaded from our website on the availability page.

Changeover Day:
Generally on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Guests arrive after 4pm and vacate the following week by 10am, just as the changeover staff are arriving. Depending on season, we may be flexible, so please just ask.

Notes on prices:
These rates are based on up to 12 people sharing who all know each other and are part of the same group/family etc. You take over the whole villa and grounds.
There are reduced occupancy rates for smaller groups depending on season -please see our web site for rates or contact us direct to enquire.

Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Saturday to Saturday basis. Access to the villa on the first Saturday after 4pm. Vacate the following Saturday by 10am.

Please confirm in the first instance by email, and send 25% deposit per week booked which should reach us within one week of your initial booking request. The balance, plus a bond of £150 is requires 8 weeks before you are due at Lake View Villas. The booking form and terms and conditions can be downloaded from our website on the availability page.

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