The Dairy is the smallest of the properties ideal for a couple or 2 people a child and/or baby. It has a large open plan kitchen/lounge/diner downstairs with fridge, microwave, gas hob and electric oven in the kitchen. The lounge area has comfortable seating for 4 people, a T.V with SKY box to receive English channels, and a wood burner. Upstairs is the spacious bedroom with king sized bed and en suite shower room. A childs bed/cot can be arranged. The bedroom does have a reduced height. The cottage has its own barbeque area with table and chairs. Electricity is included in the price. Wood for the burner can be purchased from us at cost price.
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.
Top Traveller Review
A lovely week
Best wishes Angela and Philip.
About the Owner
About Angela Boddington
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'
Why Angela Boddington chose Quimper area
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.
What makes this cottage unique
Has to be the panoramic view.
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.
Normally Saturday to Saturday in The Stables and The Farmhouse and 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.
(3 traveller reviews)
A lovely week
We arrived at this holiday cottage and were greeted by Angela who was very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is clean and tidy, also it is well stocked with all you need for a peaceful stay. The bed is so comfortable .this cottage is great value for money. Angela and Phillip are friendly and made us feel welcome. Thank you for your hospitality. Patricia and David.
This is a tired rental that needs a bit of T L C . Not as clean a I would like,it was cleaner when I left. Now, it may lack occupancy, which might account for this lack of care and attention to detail, but, in an area where it can rain, and be cold, ( and it did, and it was), heating should be included. It remained cold for about 5 days( everything felt
Damp, including the bed. Now, as we had arrived here from Galicia
(fabulous welcome from the owner, invitation to dine with them, and amazing gift hamper)!- where we had to ask them to turn off the underfloor heating - and they included a wood burning stove with as much wood as you wanted, the change was immense!
Arrived In Cornwall, (same price for a week, amazing welcome hamper! much nicer) to another great rental where we have turned
the heating OFF!
This Brittany property need to buck up a bit or seriously reduce their prices! Best point- Really nice area!
Experience staying at the Dairy
A thoroughly pleasant experience. Warm with extremely comfortable bed.
Friendly and helpful assistance given by the owners.
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
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.
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.
From the Owner
“Has to be the panoramic view.”
- Away From It All
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Oven ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- En suite with shower, toilet and washbasin.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- 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 is supplied via a meter that accepts a 2 euro coin, electricity in The Haywain The farmhouse and The Dairy is included in the price. 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 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.