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Luxurious Neo Breton House Overlooking Beach



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Douarnenez, , Brittany, Sea Views, Walk to Beach, Newly Renovated Family House

Le Chataignier is a beautiful neo-Breton house situated at the end of a private road with views of Douarnenez Bay. It has been designed for 2 families or large groups to holiday in a large comfortable house, with 2 living rooms allowing parents and children their own space. It is an 8 minute walk to the 2 km beach, short drive to the town for restaurants and supermarkets and within easy reach of other beaches around Douarnenez. Douarnenez boasts an Old Port , Port Rhu and the marina of Treboul just over the river Rhu. There are many coastal walks and various beaches for swimming , surfing and crabbing and wind surfing and kite surfing are very popular.The pretty market town of Quimper is a 15 minute drive, with lovely markets and shops, and Locronan, a 'petit cite de characteure' with its charming cobbled streets and lovely restaurants is a 10 minute drive. For the surfers, La Torche and Bai de Trepasse are 35 minutes away, with superb beaches and beautiful walks to the Pointe Du Raz. There is tennis in Treboul and 2 golf courses within easy reach and a huge selection of lovely walks along the Brittany coast.

The lovely seaside towns of Benodet, Concarneau and Port L'Abbeye are an easy drive.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have a small property company in the UK and holiday home in Brittany and a chalet near Morzine.We have several years experience of letting property both home and abroad. .My husband is an architect and he has been responsible for the total renovation of the french house and the interior design. We live in Lymington ,Hampshire.We are now retired have 2 sons and a labrador!

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fabulous house, great views and everything one could need. halls. So easy to get around and great restaurants - very comfortable beds! Wills.

"This place is everything it says and more. Ideally located between countryside and sea it offers tranquillity, luxury, comfort, sea views and good local amenities in a beautiful area of France. The owners love there place and its easy to see why as we fell in love with it also. I have no hesitation in recommending it. John & Margaret.

House to die for! H C

The nicest house we have ever rented- excellent accommodation and perfect location! James and Hannah
Oct 2008
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Excellently appointed house in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent communication from the owner prior to, during and after our stay. We were met by the housekeeper and made to feel very welcome on arrival. The house was spotless and very nicely appointed. The house feels very secluded, like there is no-one within a several mile radius. The balcony overlooking the bay is particularly special.

Our only minor issues were that there is no garden for young children to go out and play in (though we were aware of this before we booked), there was no outside area that really caught the evening sun and the beach that was 15 mins walk from the property was covered in algae (though the one that was 5 mins drive from the property was beautiful).

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and i am pleased you had a good holiday. We do occasionally get algae on the left side of the beach if the weather is hot, they usually clean it off but perhaps not when you were there. However as you noted to far end of the beach is always algae free and only an extra few minutes walk. As you say there are several lovely beaches in the area not close to farm land which stay free of weed.
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June in Britany

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful Breton style house just outside Duarnenez in Britany in early June this year 2016. The house although apparently built in the 1970s feels much older and has the style of almost a small mansion with attractive marble floors throughout on the ground floor and stairs and dramatic wrought iron bannister and railings.

Set in a beautiful woodland setting about 2 miles from Duarnenez the house has a lovely first floor balcony accessed from the lounge from which you can see the huge beach at Kervel about 1/2 a mile away as you sit out having breakfast.

The house is beautifully decorated and appointed and had every luxury with a huge ground floor family room with a snooker table and TV area where kids can hang out away from their parents who can relax in the first floor lounge above.

All in all a beautiful and stylish big house in a wonderful position a short walk from a fabulous beach. Five star accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and found the house comfortable. Thank you for your review. Like you, we do enjoy the beaches and the area and it is lovely to share it with guests.
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Simply gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay; the house was beautifully designed, full of comforts - comfortable chairs, beds, great bathrooms, big airy rooms and a really well equipped well designed kitchen. Even though it was just two of us, we really enjoyed the house. The terrace looking to the sea is a lovely place to dream away. Nothing but comfort and enjoyment to be had here.

We loved the surrounding area, the beach and Douarnenez were lovely - quiet and unspoiled, lots of lovely walks, restaurants, places to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the house and the surrounding area, and discovered that September is a wonderful time to visit with the mild temperatures and scenic walks. I am pleased that you appreciated the added comforts as it is really home away from home for us, and hopefully too for our guests. We would love you to visit again, thank you.
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From the Owner

We love this area of Brittany, which is very similar to Cornwall with it's lovely beaches and unspoilt landscape. We were delighted to find the house , as it is rare to come across property so close to the sea, as most are not sold but handed down through the families. The house is of classic neo-breton architecture, solidly built and we have renovated it completely and put in new kitchen and bathrooms.Although it is only a few minutes walk to the beach it is not remote, and the facilities of the town of Douarnenez are 4km away. there are several lovely beaches nearby and the town of Quimper is 20 minutes away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brest at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : bar creperie at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Roscoff at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Quimper at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Quimper at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : creperie at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tresmalouen at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Tennis courts, with one indoor court are situated at Treboul, just over the river Rhu in Douarnenez. Mountain bikes can be hired locally, and there is white water rafting at Quimper. It is also possible to wind surf, kite surf and even sand surf! Sailing nearby.


Plage de Trezmalouen is a 7 minute walk from the house, along a private road and a quiet lane. There are several beaches within Douarnenez Bay, Les Sables Blanc at Treboul, or further afield surf beaches at La Torche and Baie de Trepasse, for the more adventurous surfers! The famous dramatic Pointe du Raz offers lovely walks and beautiful scenery.


Nearest airport- Quimper, 20 minutes. Brest airport- 1 hour, serviced by Flybe, BA and other budget airlines.

Flights also to Rennes, 90 mins, Dinan 3 hrs.

Nearest ferry port is Roscoff- 45 minutes.from Plymouth.

St Malo from Portsmouth and Poole, Brittany ferries/Condor ferries is 3 hours drive. Caen and cherbourg are approx 4 hours drive.


Douarnenez town centre is less than 5 km., many restaurants and shops. Locronan pretty village is 10 mins. Quimper, main centre is 25 mins by car, Benodet, Concarnau, Pont L'abbe all about 40 minutes. Surf beaches at La Torche and Bai de Trepasse both 40 minutes. Point du Raz 40 mins.

Brest one hour. Supermarket is 10 mins.

Further Details:

Banks in Douarnenez - 5 mins by car. Supermarkets 5 mins. Many restaurants within 10 mins- in Douarnenez, Locronan, Kerlaz, Treboul, many surrounding villages.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
12 Nov 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A reservation deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking together with the booking form. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday please. Payment may be in UK pounds or euros, by cheque or bank transfer.
there is a damages deposit of £250, refundable on return less any damages or extra cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in July and August, but is flexible out of high season. Arrival is between 3 30 pm and 7.30 pm. and departure by 10.00 am please.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for 8 guests, we do let to smaller groups at a discounted price low season.
We are happy to let to 2 people low season.
There is a 30 litre oil allowance which is sufficient for hot water and washing. If central heating is used, any usage over the 30 litres is charged at £1 per litre.
Thee is an oil guage on the boiler and the readings are taken at occupation and vacation. Any extra litres are deducted from the deposit. Brittany Ferries membership F 80034 williamson guest.

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From the Owner

We have renovated the Breton house to a high standard, completely re-wired, re plumbed and redecorated. it has been designed to accommodate a large group- 2 families or an extended family. There are 2 sitting rooms, so that the children can watch TV, DVD, play music or snooker,on the ground floor, whilst adults can use the sitting room on the first floor in peace ! No expense has been spared on the bathrooms- fabulous power showers and lovely tiling. It has been re-furbished to a standard that we would wish for our own home, as indeed it will be one day ! The house is very conveniently situated to explore the main attractions of the area of Brittany. Quimper is 15 minutes away, there are many beaches within 15 minutes and the sailing towns of Benodet and Concarneau are within an hour. the ski chalet near Morzine is situated in a very pretty hamlet with wonderful views of the valley and mountains.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


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


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


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The new bathroom on level one has a super shower and also a free standing bath and beautifully tiled floor. Matching white suite, bidet, wc and basin. Bathroom 2 on the first floor has a wet-room shower, watering can head, marble unit with 2 wash basins. WC separate top floor. Wc separate hallway mid floor.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, bedroom 2 top floor , sea views and king size 5 ft bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Top floor twin bedroom, spacious and sea views.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, master bedroom top floor with sea views and king size bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Middle floor twin bedroom , sea views next to living room
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Basement children room, no views,
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 to 10. 5 beds but let to small groups Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom top floor, light oak king bed, oak floor sea views. Bed 2 king size bed oak floor and sea views. Bed 3 sea views and twin beds on top floor. Bed 4 middle level 2 x 3ft twins placed together. Bed 5 2 3ft twin beds basement , extras only.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house has been designed for family holidays with spacious accommodation and 2 sitting rooms, children can have their own space and big TV, play snooker or use the internet. It is suitable for children, but please be aware that there are steps to the front door at first level and the garden is not fenced. Although it will accommodate a large group we are happy to let at reduced rates out of high season for 2 to 8 people. Outside: There are 2 terraces and a balcony with sea views, all with furniture. The spacious ground floor terrace leads to the living room/den and the first floor terrace is south facing and leads onto the kitchen and the main front door.. One can walk to the beach from the house (7 minute walk) which is Plage de Trezmalouen, an extensive sandy beach which can be seen from the house. The house is situated at the end of a private road, so it is peaceful and traffic free, yet only minutes from the town of Douarnenez. Utility Room: Washing machine and additional fridge freezer. . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets and pillows provided. Linen and towels may be hired from the housekeeper. We ask for the house to be left as found, any extra cleaning and removal of rubbish will be charged. Central heating if used,is charged as used by the metered tank.

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