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3 bedroom cottage in quiet seaside village nr. Benodet resort



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Cottage in Sainte Marine, Nr. Benodet, Brittany, France - 12 Min Walk To Beach And Picturesque Fishing Harbour With Restaurants

Three bedroom, well renovated house with enclosed garden in the picturesque fishing village of Ste Marine. Beautiful harbour with restaurants, creperies, boulangerie and village shop all within 10 min walk. The stylish resort of Benodet is only 5 mins away by car, or a short boat ride in the summer. The medieval town of Quimper is 15 mins by car, with museums, shops, 2 cathedrals and daily markets. A brand new aqua park has just opened in Pont L'Abbe 10 mins drive. Sainte Marine has a renowned sailing school, river, beach and woodland walks and cycle routes. 5km of unspoilt white sandy beach ideal for families.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner


We are a family of 4, with children aged 14 and 11. We wanted a holiday home in France that we could share with our family and friends. We spent a while looking for the right location for us and happened to rent a house in Sainte Marine - as soon as we arrived we realised this was the place for us!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to say that for years I have been looking for a coastal property, near to good restaurants and a boulangerie within walking distance, lovely walks direct from the property, all of which situated on the coast and at last I have found it! - Mr and Mrs Walkley - May 2010.

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much for allowing us to rent your property. We had such a lovely time. The house was great and located in such a fantastic area. Many Thanks again. We would love to return again at some point.

Caroline - Aug 2012
Dec 2007
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location! We had a lovely time in St Maine. The house had all that we could have wanted including a safe lawned garden for the children to play in. The bakery was within walking distance (5mins) and our 10 year old made daily visits tout seul! A variety of guide books and maps of the area were thoughtfully provided. You can even walk from the house, along the beach to Ile Tudy - we'll definitely be back to do that one! An excellent location to explore Finistere and if you want to venture further afield everything is within striking distance. Beautiful creperies on the harbour, a grocers nearby (expensive) but only a short drive from a variety of supermarkets and small towns. Markets were gorgeous, done as only the French know how. A great holiday for myself, my husband and our 2 boys (8&10). Paul couldn't have been more helpful and having Jim nearby to help out if anything was needed in the house was excellent backup. Thank you - we miss our St Marine getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here, and it was just as great the second time. The cottage is in a lovely town with an all important boulangerie within easy walking distance. A local beach again easily walkable. No cafes or ice-cream on beach, but fun to get ferry to Benodet for more on-beach activity. And lots of other beaches easily accessible by car if you do want more on a beach. Some great cafes/restaurants in Port. But the one at top of road is fab too - really good food frequented by locals. Decent market on Wednesday to get fruit veg meat & fish. Bigger ones in Benodet & Guilivenec. The cottage itself is well furnished (great to have comfy sofa). Everything you need in kitchen, and lovely to have patio to eat/relax on, & garden to play in. Couldn't really ask for more from a base to explore the Southern part of Brittany!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home.

  • 4 of 5

The listing for this property is accurate and helpful. We like the wonderful white beaches which provide safe swimming and paddling for children. The village has all the facilities necessary for a great holiday without travelling far but the coastline of Brittany and the local towns are worth exploring. There are a number of different restaurants clustered round the tiny harbour with lovely views across the estuary to Benodet. We visit towards the end of the season so the weather can be changeable but the area is always the same and attracts us back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you liked the cottage and the area as we fell in love with it nearly 10 years ago now and still love coming back every year!
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Convenient for Ste Marine eating places

  • 4 of 5

4th time we have stayed here. Most enjoyable. Boulangerie a few minutes' walk away and creperies, restaurants & passenger ferry to Benodet close by. Good walks to Ile Tudy and Benodet from the house. Beautiful beaches and walks along the coast. English TV. Helpful Scots manager lives nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely house in a fantastic area. Cannot recommend it highly enough. The house is very well equipped and met all of our needs. So much to do in the surrounding area. Sainte Marine harbour is really beautiful and we made sure that we visited it at least once every day. The nearest beach, Kermor Plage is stunning and Concarneau and Pointe de la Torch worth a visit. The house even inspired us to take a trip to the local estate agents to see what was on offer. Thank you so much. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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From the Owner

We instantly fell in love with Sainte Marine as it has everything we wanted as a family. All facilities are within walking distance so if you want you don't need to use the car - our parents come regularly to the house without a car. Sainte Marine has a picture perfect harbour with fantastic restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. From wonderful french cuisine to pizza and crepes. The local boulangerie is at the end of our road. The beach on the other side of town is a beautiful white sandy beach perfect for families. Nearby Benodet beach has activities and night life. Whilst Sainte Marine has everything you need for a holiday it remains tranquil, calm and friendly but if you want busier atmosphere, Benodet, Ponte L'Abbe and Quimper are only a few minutes away by car.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brest at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Café de la Cale at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : St-Malo at 250 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de l'odet at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Quimper at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E60/N165 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Café du Port at 700 Metres Nearest Beach : Plage Sainte Marine at 900 Metres Car: recommended


10 min walk to 5km long unspolit, white, sandy beach. Other beaches available in Benodet, 5 min drive.


Brest Aeroport 1 hour drive. St. Malo ferry port 150 miles.


Boulangerie 5 mins walk. Restaurants and creperies 10 mins walk Children’s play area 15 mins walk. Benodet 5 mins drive. Botanic gardens 5 mins drive. Pont L'Abbe 10 mins drive. Historic Quimper 15 mins drive. Brest featuring Oceanopolis and Naval Port 1 hour drive.

Further Details:

Please enquire for discounts on Brittany Ferries


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Heating £25

Changeover Day: Saturday
Discount available for multi week bookings (excludes school holidays).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Towels and Linen can be arranged at an additional cost via a local business .
A small heating charge (to cover wood for the stove etc) will be added for rentals outside of June, July, August and September.
Winter lets may be available, please enquire.

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From the Owner

Our house is great for families holidaying together. We often come over with grandparents who can have the easy access downstairs bedroom away from the rest of the family with their own bathroom next door. We also come with friends and put the kids together in one room using the single beds with pull-out option. The house has ample room for all the guests and this means you don't need to be on top of each other the whole time. The garden is big enough to kick a football around or put up a badminton set and is completely fenced off with hedges providing privacy. One of the best features of the house is the large, west facing patio, getting the sun from lunch until the last sun dips down behind the trees. Many a sundowner enjoyed with a glass of wine or beer and perfectly cooked BBQ! During Spring and Autumn the large wood burning stove gives a warm and cosy atmosphere in the living room and warms the whole house. Electric fires are also fitted in all rooms.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom downstairs - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Easy access
  • Ensuite bathroom upstairs - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to main upstairs bedroom
  • En-suite to master bedroom with shower, WC and basin. Main bathroom on ground floor with WC, bath/shower and basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom upstairs - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, with ensuite shower bathroom
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Downstairs, next to bathroom (with bath) and easy access
  • Bedroom upstairs single beds - 3 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Single beds (1 pull-out) with mattresses great for kids
  • A child’s bed is available on the landing at the top of the stairs (suitable for up to age 10). Travel cot and highchair available on request. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower and WC. Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds and built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 is located on ground floor and has a double bed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • WiFi Internet WiFi and internet access is available free of charge at the nearby tourist info and local café both located in the harbour 10mins walk from the cottage. Alternatively we recommend a pre purchase in the UK of the Three SIM only package as their current deals include access from France for no additional cost.

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