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Holiday Accommodation In Beautiful Rural Brittany. - The Haywain.



Updated: 12-Aug-2016
Self catering holiday Cottages near Chateaulin, Finistere - Brittany,

Each gite has been converted to the highest standards and includes all modern comforts, yet retaining elements of traditional charm such as exposed beams and stonework. Situated on the outskirts of the small village of Dineault, Gouspagne has outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and is the ideal location whether you are looking for a quiet walking holiday or a beach based one. The town of Chateaulin is about a 15 minutes drive away and provides a good selection of bars, restaurants, shops and also supermarkets. A major attraction during the fishing season, where salmon is the main sport fish. The picturesque village of Port Launay which is about 20 minutes away, has a centre for various water sports and has an annual boating festival which attracts many visitors. The city of Brest further to the north is easily within an hours drive and has major attractions such as a 23 hole golf course and Oceanopolis, which not so much an aquarium as a marine theme park.

Details for holiday cottage The Haywain., 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 1 Bathroom

The Haywain is full of character and provides very comfortable accommodation. Although it has only 2 bedrooms, the first having a king sized bed and a single, the second having 2 single beds plus a further single if needed, there is further sleeping downstairs on the very comfortable sofa bed, easily sleeping up to 7 people plus a baby. The upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet and hand basin. A cot, high chair and stair gates can be supplied.

The gite has a large lounge with plenty of comfortable seating, and a very large wood burning stove giving plenty of heat even for those cold winter nights. During the summer open the twin French windows and walk out directly on to your own patio.

The fully equipped kitchen includes a gas hob, an electric oven, a fridge with a small freezer, a microwave oven, a washing machine an iron, ironing board and a good selection of various cooking utensils. Electricity in this property is included in the price.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Philip and I are originally Warwickshire farmers with a love of the countryside and rural life. In our mid 50's and looking for a new venture in life we were introduced to 'Gouspagne'

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From the Owner

Our first thoughts of the ivy covered semi ruin were far from favourable, but when we saw the panoramic views over the valley and surrounding Brittany countryside we knew we had found our dream. So in May 2006 we started work restoring and renovating this ancient farm and buildings. Being a bricklayer by trade with a passion for stone work Philip was in his element. With the help of family and friends and a few "tres bons" of encouragement from the locals we created what we have today. The house and buildings have changed but the view is still as spectacular as ever, a friend once described this area as the garden of Eden, come see it for yourselves.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brest at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Dineault at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Roscoff at 48 Miles Nearest Train : chateaulin. at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Chateaulin. at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chateaulin. at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Kervijen at 7 Miles Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are 15/20 minutes away by car.Situated in the Bay de Douarnenez with the beautifully clear blue waters of the Atlantic ocean, the beaches are both clean and safe.There are beaches to suit every one from secluded bays, long sandy beaches close to bars and restaurants and craggy rocks full of treasures to explore and find. There are plenty of beach and sea activities to enjoy.


Roscoff is about 1¼ hours (nearest ferry port). St. Malo is about 3 hours. Brest 45 mins (nearest airport). Ryanair offer discounted fares from some airports and car hire is available from Brest airport. Morlaix is about 1½ hour. Cherbourg ferry port about 5½ hours. The Channel Tunnel is approx 700km. Clients who book with us can take advantage of our discounted ferry crossings, just request our reference number to quote when booking.


Dineault the nearest village is about one mile. There is a bakery, small shop, hairdressers, post office, chemist, doctor, playground, tennis court, newsagent/tabaconists and two bars. Chateaulin the nearest large town is about three miles, which has 2 supermarkets plus a Lidl and numerous typically french shops for gifts and souvenirs. There is also a wide chose of superb restaurants cafes and bars. Brest is about 20 miles. The ancient city of Quimper is about 18 miles.

Further Details:

For sunny days we always recommend any of the excellent beaches. Roscoffs 19th century merchants houses, narrow alleys and the church of notre Dame de Croats are well worth a visit. Quimper is the oldest city in Brittany and has an impressive gothic cathedral, some excellent shopping and the famous H B Henriot pottery. Oceanopolis in Brest is a full day out with some superb attractions, as are several other local leisure parks.Brest has a vast natural harbour and its chief role is as an important naval base and it took a terrible pounding during the last war.The rebuilt city is not very attractive but some parts of the old Brest still remain,such as the squares and streets overlooking the harbour, the 15th century castle and La Place Guerin, the haunt of local artists and poets. On a loop in the river Aulne Chateaulin attracts many visitors wanting to visit the Crozon peninzula, the Amorique regional park and Menez Hom, a mountain in Breton terms. Possibly an extinct volcano this "mountain" has panoramic views as far as the bridge at La Faou and the Pointe du Van.It is also a favourite place for hang-gliders.The area is ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. There are also many other places to visit, something for everyone. Dogs are accepted in some months at a small charge.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
22 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
15 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On arrival a returnable security cheque of £150-00 or equivalent in euros is required. This cheque will be shredded or returned as soon as possible following departure and inspection, if cash is given this will be returned as a cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Normally Friday to Friday in The Haywain and The Dairy however we can be flexible with change-over days in some months. Arrivals after 4 pm and departures before 10 am.

Notes on prices:
We can be flexible with start days/dates and prices please ask. Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts are available for winter lets please ask for details.
Christmas week in The Farmhouse, £500.
Christmas week in The Haywain, £600.
Christmas week in The Dairy, £300
Small dogs £25 extra, large dogs £35 extra.
10% discount with our Brittany Ferries code number.

25% non returnable deposit to secure the property and full payment no less than 6 weeks before arrival date.

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Updated: 12-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Has to be the panoramic view.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Strictly non-smoking in the properties. Each gite has a TV that receives UK channels. Cots are available for each gite, as are highchairs. Electricity in The Stables and The Farmhouse is supplied via a meter that accepts a 2 euro coin, electricity in The Haywain and The Dairy is included in the price. Wood for the woodburners is extra and can be supplied by us at cost. All properties are suitable for children being durable and easily cleanable.The property as a whole would be ideal for larger groups of people, ramblers, birdwatchers, painters, anglers, golfers, cyclists, works do's etc, easily sleeping up to 26 people. The Stables is suitable for people with mobility problems. Outside: Each gite has a selection of outside furniture as well as a BBQ. There is a very large paddock behind the property with outstanding panoramic views across the countryside and down in to the river valley below, the ideal place for a picnic on a warm summers evening. We also provide swings for the children and a choice of various garden games.

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