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Country Cottage With Garden



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Cottage in Peaceful Setting Within Easy Reach Of Local Village Facilities

'Pen Ar Roz' is a pretty, traditional cottage set in its own grounds. There is a large secluded garden with views over the surrounding countryside and private parking alongside. There is a patio and large private garden. A BBQ is provided. It is within walking distance of the local village with a bar tabac where some food supplies may be purchased and another bar. Two bikes are provided for guests. There is a pretty local park with small lake, flowering shrubs and a trim track for the more energetic. It is well situated for exploring both central and coastal Brittany. It is a secluded cottage with little passing traffic as there is only the owner's property beyond.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Martyn and Ronnie have lived in Brittany since 2005 and absolutely love the area and the lifestyle. Pen Ar Roz is an 8 hectare holding which is home to quite a menagerie. We have two dogs - Lulu, a Great Dane and Scooter, a Shitzu/Papillion (who thinks she is Lulu's mother!). We also have two cats, Gizmo and Gatsby, a Cacatoes Rosalbin, Corky, an aviary, chickens and sheep. We love our garden which has a series of ponds and some unique follies. (Martyn is a project person - never bored!) We mustn't forget Okalin - Ronnie's horse - a great character!! We have a lovely group of friends, both English and French, whose numbers have increased year on year by our returning guests!

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Have had a wonderful week at this well equipped and very comfortable cottage. Martyn and Ronnie very friendly and hospitable. The loudest noise was the birdsong and the hot tub is just the icing on the cake!"

"We have had a lovely time. The cottage is fantastic (the web site photos don't do it justice.) The weather was perfect enabling us to explore lots of the surrounding area. Beautiful scenery, scrummy food and wine. Ronnie and Martyn were very friendly and welcoming, as was Scooter! Thank you very much."

"Had the most fantastic holiday, everything and much more than we could ever have wished for. Cottage is beautiful and we will definitely return here."

"Thanks for an enjoyable holiday in your beautiful gite - not so much a gite- more a lovely home. We will have good memories of Ronnie and Martyn and their four legged family. Also of Finistere- the end of the world? Have a wonderful Bastille Day party - sorry we shall miss it!"
Feb 2009
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


quite perfect and so tranquil for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

beautiful cottage with every amenity , a very welcome pack of goodies on arrival

excellent customer service by the owners

perfect setting and a totally safe environment for dogs

most certainly a property and area to recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks and for being perfect guests. We look forward to welcoming you back, maybe for some yoga and model aeroplane flying!!
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Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this exceptionally well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage are very welcoming but never intrusive. Scenic views surround the cottage. A pretty and private garden for lazing or barbeques. The cottage itself is lovely with an enormous fireplace for winter stays. Impossible to find anything not to like. If we could give Ronnie and Martyn more stars than 5, we would do so. PERFCT.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Delightful cottage with space, air and light. Great place for having a quite time but also being comfortable.

Owners were very good at being there when we wanted to talk to them but absent when we wanted to be alone.

Accurately described, clean and well maintained.

Only negative - and a minor point- was the twisting staircase to the bedroom. I only mention that so that I can list a negative point. Everything else is very positive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We do try to make our guests welcome without being intrusive. We are pleased you liked the cottage albeit the stairs are a bit "special".
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Peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We spent a perfect week at this charming and very comfortable cottage. Our hosts were generous, friendly and fascinating including their 2 dogs, Lulu and Scooter. This was an area of Brittany new to us and we loved the quiet roads, rural surroundings and close proximity to the beautiful Nantes/Brest canal where we rode our bikes. A soak in the hot tub later with a glass of chilled white wine in our lovely private garden was just perfect. You can get to very nice beaches although there is a bit of a drive, but we only did this when it was too hot to cycle, finding the villages and towns nearby offered us plenty to see. We would wholeheartedly recommend this property and area.

Pat and Chris

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - it was a pleasure to meet you both. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back again should you decide to revisit the area. best regards Martyn & Ronnie
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a lovely charming place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous weeks holiday. Perfect location for peace and quite but also lovely drives to the coast and surrounding Towns and villages. Martyn and Ronnie and their lovely animals make your stay that much more special. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. We felt that we had made some good friends by the end of the week and were sad to wave you goodbye. We hope that everything goes well for you both over the next months and certainly look forward to a return visit. All our very best wishes and regards Ronnie and Martyn
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Little French Gem

  • 5 of 5

The most charming cottage hidden away in the French country side. Our hosts Martyn and Ronnie were extremely warm and welcoming. French wine and goodies awaited us on our arrival and Martyn kept the wood pile well stocked for the wood stove. The cottage was clean and well maintained. We had a marvelous time exploring the beautiful Brittany Coast and were sorry to have to leave. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Thank you so much for your kind comments - it was a real pleasure to welcome you to our cottage and to Brittany. I am sorry to have taken so long to reply to your review (explained elsewhere!) Martyn and I hope you are both well and would love to see you again. xxx
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From the Owner

We chose Pen Ar Roz because it is a property with land surrounding it. We particularly wanted a house that stood on its own rather than in a village. It is in the heart of Finistere with some great walking and horse riding tracks on the doorstep.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brest at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Collorec at 600 Metres Nearest Ferry : Roscoff at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carhaix at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carhaix at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N164 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Collorec at 600 Metres Nearest Beach : Douarnenez at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary


The west and north coasts with their cliffs, pretty coves and marvellous beaches are approximately 35 - 45 minutes by car, the southern coast is about an hour away. The cottage is ideally located to go off and explore both the coastline and the central rural areas.


Brest Airport is 45 minutes by car. Car hire available. Roscoff Ferry Port is 40 minutes by car. St. Malo is 2 hours by car. Dinard is 2 hours by car. Car hire available at the airports. Use of a car is recommended.


Carhaix Plougeur is 20 minutes away with golf, horse riding, Vieille Charrue rock festival, cinema, swimming pool, activity park, go cart racing track etc. Quimper with its cathedral, medieval town and shopping centre is 45 minutes by car as is Brest and Oceonopolis sea zoo. The Nantes Brest canal is 15 minutes by car as is Huelgoat with its pretty lake and walks in the mythical forests of King Arthur.

Further Details:

A fresh fish van visits Collorec on Thursdays. There is a bar tabac which sells a small selection of basic supplies such as bread. A bar has recently opened in the village and serves lunches and evening meals. Larger supermarkets, banks etc. are 15 minutes away by car. Horse riding, swimming, walking, cycling, boating, canoeing are all within easy reach. Superb fishing may be enjoyed on Brennelis Lake which is 15 minutes drive away - highly recommended says hubby! We are members of the Brittany Ferries Travel Club and can offer a discount to our guests for crossings between France and England. Unfortunately this offer is not extended by Brittany Ferries to crossings between Eire and France.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking to be made direct with the owner. Non refundable deposit of 20% with booking, balance due 6 weeks before holiday dates. The hot tub is an optional extra at £30 per week. We advise clients to take holiday insurance cover in case they are unable to attend. We can offer our guests a discount of 5% on bookings of two or more weeks. We are members of Brittany Ferries Owners' Club and can offer our reference for a discount if travelling with BF between the UK and France.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day. We ask guests to vacate the cottage by 10.00 am and to arrive no earlier than 16.00 hours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Pen Ar Roz. Ronnie loves horse riding and we both enjoy walking the dogs. The property had little or no garden when we bought it and it has given us the opportunity to evolve a great living space and indulge in our passion for ponds and gardens.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining Area


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate wc. Shower room with modern cubicle jet shower, wash handbasin and wc. A hair dryer is provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. There is a memory foam mattress topper ensuring a very comfy night's sleep!! This is a mezzanine bedroom over the lounge.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is ideal for a couple - we think it is perfect for a romantic getaway!! There is an open, spiral staircase leading from the lounge with a mezzanine bedroom above. The cottage has a very secluded feel to it with the large enclosed private garden. (Although the owner's house is just beyond the cottage, it does not overlook the property). There is a hot tub in the garden which is available on request at a charge of £30 pw (unfortunately due to the ever increasing cost of electricity!)It may be reserved from the beginning of May through to the end of September. Outside: The cottage stands in its own private garden with patio and optional hot tub. The garden is perfect for relaxing in with a glass of wine after a day exploring or simply relaxing "at home". There is a charcoal BBQ. garden furniture and sun loungers. The cottage and garden overlook open countryside with fields and wooded hills, sheep and horses can be seen grazing. Two bikes are provided for guests. The setting is exceptionally tranquil. Many guests have enjoyed sitting quietly in the garden watching the wild life - deer, birds, squirrels etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen only is provided. Fresh bed linen is provided on a weekly basis. Guests are requested to provide their own towels. Property is cleaned on changeover.

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