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3km to Brehec's Sandy Beaches, Coastal Cliff Walks - Old Farm (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights


Old Farm (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)

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One can enter the house via the large well equipped open plan kitchen/ spacious dining room, which has a breakfast bar, dishwasher, microwave, gas hob/oven. Coffee maker,cafetiere etc. Large fridge freezer.Washing machine in creche. Large dining area with oval dining table for 6/8 persons, 2 red armchairs . DVD player. Easily lit wood burner. French window doors direct to large level terrace with wooden garden furniture, all year fire grate in terrace wall, BBQ etc.Small lawn next to it and lower lawn.There is a small gate leading from the terrace to the upper lane and parking area.

The sunny lounge has two large settees and an upholstered armchair. There is a flat screen TV 32" BBC sat and blue ray DVD player.Upstairs is a large landing off which there are 3 bedrooms, one double/ensuite shower room,basin, wc etc., another double plus a small twin bedded room. Cot a/v. 2nd shower room, basin and WC.

Many board games, large selection novels, some DVDs.

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About the property


The two farms originate from the 18th century and were restored some years ago. Providing welcoming and comfortable accommodation from which to explore this exciting region. Both the houses have generous living space and have retained many original features. They are light and south facing with sunny gardens. The two houses are detached stone farmhouses and are in an offset position i.e. below one another and not overlooking each other having their own private gardens/entrances and BBQ areas.

Old Farm has 2 double bedrooms - one with an ensuite shower room and wc. The third bedroom is smaller and has two full length twin beds. The sloped ceiling on one side would make this more of a children's bedroom.

The Granary has two bedrooms. A double and a twin again with the typical roof slope on the outer sides. There is a nice light landing with chest seat and a good sized shower room off. The small twin bedroom has two full length single beds at each end of the longish bedroom. The eaves - see photo, would make this room more suitable for young adults or children. All beds have a bedside cupboard, bedside lamp and some with a radio with LW.All bedrooms have clothes storage and often extra draw space.

These farmhouses retain a lot of their old character and have not been made into monotonous plasterboard boxes. There are wall lights and centre lights in all the lounge and dining areas and their are spotlights over the kitchen areas. The format seems popular with guests returning here year after year. and the prices have been kept to sensible levels.

Brehec Beach and Port can be reached by foot on the footpath below the houses. This is not a public footpath but is used by a few locals and the civic society which has restored it! This 2.5k path takes around 35 mins and the first part is down a steep path to the stream with new footbridge.

It soon joins the main forestry trail in lovely deciduous forest. At Plouezec (3ks) there are Boulangeries, banks, supermarket etc , and the La Horaine restaurant! A real bonus is to have Paimpol close (5 mins) with its portside cafes and restaurants, headland walks, Latin Quarter, summer festivals,etc! So much to do and see!

This is a great base for exploring the lovely headlands of the Goelo Coast. The nearest is Pointe Minard which can be reached on foot by bike in 15/20 min or by walking the lanes. The GR34 coast path can then take you to any part of the Goelo Coast.

When booking you will receive walking sheets to make the best parts of these walks and cliff zones easily accessible. These save you time as the lanes are tricky to work out on some routes!

You will also get a Welcome set of sheets to explain how to get to the house, how to find things within the house and the best shopping areas plus the info on Brehat ferries, parking and so on.Although two weeks would still leave you loads to see and do one week with your own and our research will still prove a great holiday!

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Property Manager
chris cousens
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About chris cousens

We have always loved coastal locations and now are fortunate enough to be enjoying these.

The nice thing about these is that one gets to know the local people and this leads to a deeper understanding of the area and its culture. However we would never claim to be locals but just more informed about these lovely areas which we can pass on to our guests.

The Celtic links are also dear to me (Chris) as my mother's family were from the Outer Hebrides.My grandfather was a proud Gaelic speaking Scot with a deep love of the Celtic tradition!

The sheer physical beauty of these western edges of Europe are hugely energising and will keep me motivated to maintain this contact as long as possible.

Why chris cousens chose Saint-Brieuc area

Brehec (3kms)and the Goëlo coastline has always been one of my favourite places.It has everything that one wants close at hand :small towns such as Plouzec(3kms) with tempting boulangeries and all local services;bustling ports like Paimpol (8 mins) with medieval centres and cafe life overlooking the yacht basin; empty golden beaches and coves 5- 15 mins ; small ports and lively restaurants - St Quay and Binic -all linked by the magical GR34 cliff footpath! So when I saw the Old Farm and Granary in 2001 in need of TLC I knew it had to be a good idea. The local villagers, (always a friendly "bonjour!", were delighted to have the houses renovated! Being in a small hamlet without being on a through road is peaceful. There is even a footpath down to Brehec Beach now totally refurbished!

What makes this farmhouse unique

These two farms have been fully renovated but still have lots of character and the grounds between them have been landscaped and hedged offering a good level of privacy. Both have private entrances and a common parking area. The Granary has no road frontage but has an entrance from the lane/footpath. It also has a loading entrance gate from the parking area.The gardens are in sun all day so just come and relax!

Being on a large loop road off the coastal road means that there is no through traffic - only about 5 cars a day of the neighbours and postman! The houses rear gardens blend in with the coastal forest below whilst remaining in full sun all day.Thus there is the tranquility of a rural setting yet only minutes are lovely ports,restaurants, beaches and coast paths!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Granary Stay 12th - 26th July2014 from Anne Brady Glasgow

Had a great holiday- the house was lovely. Great location and lots of interesting places to go especially the island.

Granary Stay June 28th - 12th July 2014 from the Johnsons

We had a fantastic holiday. The Granary is an excellent place to stay and we felt really at home. The area is delightful and the air is so fresh. We are thinking about returning next year. Thank you Best wishes Sue

Old Farm 12-26th July 2014 from Alison Pettit family Gloucestershire

We are now trying to get back to normal having had such a brilliant 2 weeks at Old Farm. The weather was perfect, so once more were able to make good use of your walk information.We did the Pointe de la Tour Walk then returned via several footpaths through Kerliviou…..What fantastic views! Thank you for letting us have Old Farm. It is certainly a spacious, well equipped and comfortable cottage..Thank you again - now planning for next year!

Old Farm Sue Breakhall August 2014

We just returned from Old Farm last night. Another really enjoyable stay,i's such a peaceful place. Back to old favourite spots and discovered a few new ones…all the best Sue

Old Farm 2013 jenny Mckee we had a lovely time and liked the give very much.Loved La Roche Jaguu. We went twice and dined at La Sterne twice! It did not disappoint! Thank you for all your information and advice

Old Farm 2013 from Lynne Freeman Thanks for a lovely place to stay It really went far too quickly!!

Old Farm from Evamaria Schlattaufrom Vienna

We have been in Vienna for two days. It was a great stay in France. We enjoyed the stay at Old Farm very much. Such a nice quiet place and of course such a lovely old house. ….Eva

Old Farm July 2013 from Pam and Roger Kilvington

Just to say we returned home yesterday after spending a glorious week in Brittany…. the cottage was delightful and had everything we needed….the first time we have visited the Paimpol region and I think we will be visiting a lot in the future. There are so many beautiful coastal walks and very pretty villages

August 2014 Steve Harris "Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday,the cottage was certainly well equipped,thank you. Your suggestions for the Saturday we arrived were spot on,what lovely places to visit. We loved Port Lazo and the walk from the Abbey towards Paimpol and proved to be our preferred evening walk".
Mar 2009
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Booking Notes:
You would need to reserve and confirm your dates by telephone/ email and make sure we have your contact details.We will send or email a booking form.The minimum deposit payable is £100 for under £400 rents and 25% of rental price of over £400. A security deposit of £75 is asked for with the final payment (balance) and almost always repaid unless there are breakages etc.
Balance is due 2 months before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday - for Old Farm and the Granary but others possible especially in low/mid season.
Arrival is 3pm and departure 10 am unless other arrangements made.

Notes on prices:
Rentals normally from Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am
20% permanent reduction on Brittany Ferry crossings by way of code

Always check if special offers are available.

Heating allowances / excess . Details of free allowances on booking form. No excesses are normally charged.


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Old Farm

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at old farm - 4 adults and 3 children. The house and garden are very pretty, and though the garden is fairly small there is plenty of space to play in the tracks adjacent to the house. The house sits in a lovely position on a tiny road allowing the children to use their bikes straight from the house.

The track down hill through the woodlands that runs from next to the house is truly magical - perfect for making dens/early morning strolls.

And the location of Old Farm just a few minutes drive from Plage Bonaparte (the best beach in Brittany in my opinion) is hard to beat.

We enjoyed lazy evenings around the BBQ, and the local supermarkets and close and excellent.

Thanks to Chris for promptly sorting out a minor plumbing issue too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and glad you enjoyed the holiday and. ..Thanks for choosing Old Farm! Chris
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Great place to relax and explore the area

  • 5 of 5

Good clean functional character cottage. Pleasant garden. Good wifi. We'd happily go again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful location, near many fine beaches!

  • 4 of 5

This is a really lovely property which has been nicely restored and simply but well and attractively furnished. The large downstairs room has a spacious kitchen/dining area (kitchen well equipped although no dishwasher) and a comfortable lounge area with TV (including BBC/ITV/C4 etc.) and DVD player. The stairs which go up to the bedrooms are quite steep and occasionally uneven and not recommended for people with knee / mobility problems. Upstairs in the attic bedrooms (sloping ceilings) there are very nicely furnished double and twin bedrooms which both have plenty of storage space for clothes - all beds are very comfortable. The bedrooms are separated by a large landing area which has lovely natural light and is ideal for playing board games / racing toy cars etc. (mind the stairs!). The bathroom is a good size with an excellent cabin shower. The only loo in the house is inside the bathroom. Outside is a small gravelled seating area and a small grassy area with a (very useful!) drying line. There is room outside for gentler outdoor games but not enough space for eg. football. The house is on a very quiet road which runs through the hamlet - it feels very remote but is actually only a couple of hundred meters away from the main Plouha - Plouézec road, which gets you quickly to the nearby towns / shops and many fantastic beaches!! The house and garden are not overlooked by anyone. This is a lovely property and I can definitely imagine returning here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review which highlights the advantages of the location and makes a fair review of the facilities. Chris
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Comfortable cottage in idylllic countryside

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Old Farm to find everything spotlessly clean and ready for use. Downstairs the cottage has a spacious kitchen\dining room with French doors onto the garden. and leading onto a comfortable sitting room.Outside we found a pretty garden with table and chairs and the all important barbeque equipment. Upstairs the bedrooms are well fitted out with plenty of storage space and comfortable beds. Both bathrooms had efficient showers with plenty of hot water. Chris provided useful instructions for use of the washing machine etc as well as information on places to visit, restaurants and coastal walks. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the lovely sandy beaches nearby, and further afield Le Roche Jagu is a castle/chateau well worth a visit. We also enjoyed Paimpol with its Wednesday market and harbourside cafes. A great place for seafood. Thank you Chris for providing us with the ideal holiday home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such an encouraging review. Our caretakers work hard to get the place really nice for new guests and are on call if anything should go wrong. It is really nice that guests take the time to show their appreciation so a big thank you! Chris
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Comfortable cottage in tranquil countryside

  • 4 of 5

We found the Old Farm easily with the instructions given and located in a pretty, quiet hamlet. We weren't disappointed; the cottage was clean comfortable, spacious and well equipped with useful information on places to visit, local restaurants and stunning walks. There are good supermarkets a few minutes drive away. The sandy beaches nearby are ideal for families and with plenty of rock pools to explore. We loved Brehec beach and the local brasserie Chez Tonton offered a good lunch menu. Wednesday

market in Paimpol is well worth a visit, as are the numerous cafes fronting the harbour.

All in all, the Old Farm was the perfect choice for a most enjoying holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is encouraging to receive such a glowing report on the house and area. Thank you for taking the trouble to do this
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Peaceful location, but with lots to do and see.

  • 5 of 5

The directions about getting to the cottage were straight forward and easy to follow, and the information sheets we received from the owner on booking, were really useful. This was our second visit to these properties, having enjoyed our stay at the Granary last year.

The weather was perfect, so we were able to make good use of the walk suggestions (very accurate) and they led us to some interesting sites we would not have found. One walk was from Pointe de Plouezec to Pointe de Minard. What fantastic views, and what we missed one way we were able to see on the way back! Day trips included Cap Frehal and Fort la Latte, as well as south to Pontrieux on the train. The walk through the forest from the cottage to the beach, is always interesting, with the first section in particular, a nature paradise for young (and old) children.

Old Farm is a spacious, well equipped and comfortable cottage, fitting in well with the rural unspoilt surroundings. It is light and airy and has a relaxing atmosphere. On arrival it was very clean and we found everything we needed in terms of equipment, comfortable furniture and outside space. The BBQ was frequently used during our stay. Shops are a few minutes drive away.

We are looking forward to visiting again in 2015. We would recommend Old Farm to anyone wanting a quiet location but with lots to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review. Many thanks! Good to know that you have come to this area several times as you love what it has to offer and that you have chosen our Old Farm and Granary! Regards Chris and Margaret
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Plouézec in Cotes d'Armor

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 doubles one with a ensuite shower and wc. Both have wardrobes ,bedside tables on each side of bed, bedside lamps. Radio in each room. Plus Dressing table with mirror in ensuite bedroom CH rad(winter lets) electric radiators for off season. 1 twin bedroom. Adult size single beds. Small bedroom though with pine 6 drawer cupboard. Two bedside tables and a hanging cupboard just outside room in corridor.Rad and electric rad as above. All rooms with sloping roofs as is the style in most old country gites.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: CH can be ordered for Old Farm but there are electric heaters. Details are on owners site re free allowances etc. The two log burners can give out a good heat. Though we do try to leave off cuts for off season tenants, wood can be purchased in supermarkets locally. The houses are good for children as the gardens are private and gated and lead onto a quiet lane with no more than a half dozen cars passing daily. It is in fact a no through road. Old Farm has the option of the French windows/doors being the main door as the terrace has a gate to the little road and parking area. The Granary has a gate entrance from the footpath at the back of it. Both properties have microwaves,electric kettles, coffee makers, toasters and etc! Only Old Farm has a dishwasher though extra facilities are always under review. Outside: Both have private gardens and entrance paths.Opposite the rear of Old Farm is its creche - useful for bike storage but also serves as the laundry room.The Granary has also got an outdoors storage area as can be seen in photos. This now benefits from a lockable door! Both have BBQs and ample garden furniture. Old Farm has new hardwood garden furniture( resourced from renewable sources!).

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