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