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3km to Brehec's Sandy Beaches, Coastal Cliff Walks - The Granary (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Property
farmhouse
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights

Description

The Granary (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)

Renovated in 2003 and provides comfortable accommodation. It was the former Granary to Old Farm.

There are 2 bedrooms , on the first floor with a light and open landing and a good sized shower room, WC, basin etc.

The ground floor has a spacious feel with a well equipped kitchen/diner. Dining table for family and a comfortable lounge separated by the stairs and built-in cupboards. Washing machine and large fridge freezer,coffee maker Gas oven with hob and oven.

The lounge has Godin enamelled log burner for off season lets - takes small pieces of wood. 2 comfy settees with views though French doors over garden shruberry and forest below.The house is adjacent to the footpath leading down to the forest below from which it is possible to walk to Brehec Beach and Port. 25/35 mins walk. Narrow, steepish, path which is narrow and a bit wild for first 10 mins. Otherwise a large easy walk forestry trail in deep forest.

BBC sat tv, DVDs, videos,books, board games, boules etc.

Includes cot.

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About the property

FR4752

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!

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Notes

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. We would keep these dates reserved until we receive the deposit.The minimum deposit payable is £100 but over £400 rents it is 25% of total rent due. A security deposit of £75 is asked for 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.

10% off for all 2 week bookings.Offer revised at end of each month.


Reviews

4.2/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

The Granary is lovely Clean, bright and well equipped. Set in the very peaceful hamlet of Kerouly. For a few days we thought we were the only ones there.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside with a number of lovely little towns nearby where all needs can be met either by supermarkets or markets. The markets are a real joy, full of fresh fruit, veg, meat and fish - you definately won't go hungry!

Before we went the owner, Chris, helpfully sent numerous maps and details of walks in the area which proved to be invaluable.

The beaches are beautiful,so many you could visit a different one each day. Watch the tide though.

We would definately recommend the Granary to family and friends and hope to return someday soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive report. Yes the markets are magnificent especially Plouha 4 ks away each Wednesday morning.Pity most of these close up at midday due to the sacred 2 hour lunch . Not worth restarting for 2hrs!! Lannion (Thursday) has the food am market and the non food goes on to 4 pm plus - possibly the largest in this part of Brittany and can be incorporated into a day visit to the fabulous Pink Granite Coast. The walk maps are also useful for car plus stroll type of stops and just get people to the nicest spots so that their time is maximised on doing and less on researching, though the latter is always good fun. Chris Cousens
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5

Perfect Peace

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at The Granary & as ever it offered a great base for exploring a wide area of Brittany. The house is perfect for us. It is well equipped, comfortable & spacious. The bed is comfortable, the shower powerful & hot. The open plan downstairs makes it spacious & welcoming. Excellent fish, meat, veg, fruit etc from local markets can easily be transformed into delicious meals in the kitchen. Moules & frites at Café Ton Ton at Brehec beach are a good alternative to home cooking. The location is very peaceful so reading in the garden, & nodding off, is a pleasure. The local beaches are excellent & only 5 - 10 minutes away; Brehec, Plage Bonaparte, La Palus. Pluha has a good market & Paimpol is a lovely small port with excellent Tuesday market. There is plenty to do and see in this area & the owner offers some good ideas plus walks in his cottage information pack. Excellent accommodation at a reasonable price in a most delightful area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous response and that you appreciated the lovely corner of Brittany that this base serves. We have tried to make the cottage as comfortable as possible and this allows our charges to be reasonable for somewhere within 40mins or less walking distance from glorious beaches and a la carte eating/or snacking!
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5

A lovely little cottage in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay in this lovely little cottage at the end of August last year with our two children. The owner sent us a map and details of a walk directly from the cottage to the beach which, with 2 young children, took about an hour I think. We took bikes with us on holiday and stored these in the shed next to the cottage and we went on lots of lovely cycles mainly to the beach and local cafes and restaurants. There was a fantastic market nearby in the local village with lots of fresh fruit, veg, cheese, meats, artisan chairs, etc. The cottage itself was excellent value for money. It's really hard to find properties that are affordable during school summer holidays so this cottage was a real 'find'. It was clean and felt spacious due to being open plan down stairs. It was a perfect size for the 4 of us. The bedrooms were cosy and comfortable. As seems to be the norm for France, no bed linen was provided. We are used to this now and I keep a stock of lightweight bed linen to take on holidays with us. I imagine this keeps the price nice and low as the owner doesn't have laundering costs.

I would recommend this cottage to any one looking for a small but deceptively spacious cottage that is excellent value for money in a beautiful part of France. Our only reason for not returning this year is that we are going to stay in South Brittany this time and explore a different area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Helen just great to know that you and your family profited from all the lovely opportunities available - from the multitude of lovely sandy coves to chic beaches as at Perros Guirec! Yes the cottage is much more spacious than one might think. Especially roomy in the kitchen/dining area and the open plan lounge area has nice views through the French Windows! The walk to the beach has improved 200% with the local community group having bridged the little stream and then cutting a new path to meet the wide and sweeping forestry trail down to Brehec Plage. Magnificent deciduous forest plus a Napoleon Bridge to cross. The walk takes around 35 / 40 mins. Bikes could half this time but need to be fairly robust - i.e. not thin tyre racing types!
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4

Charming French Gite

  • 4 of 5

The granary was everything we wished for on our trip to Brittany.Nice quiet location beautiful cottage and garden fully equipped kitchen nice comfy bedrooms plenty of hot water very easy access to plouzec for shops and paimpol for eating out and enjoying harbour and beach also we found the forest walk from rear of property a real adventure with our whippet Indie leading to Brehec local beach an absolute treasure of a beach with café bar and local friendly people We would definately. recommend this property to friends and will be returning ourselves in 2016

Josie and Bill Suffolk

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill and Josie I know you have stayed several times and it is great to have returning guests! We love this area for its diversity of geology, scenery and ports. Always something new to see. regards Chris
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Well located for beautiful surrounding countryside

  • 2 of 5

The area is lovely and Chris's recommendations led us to lots of interesting local beaches, walks and trips out. We felt The Granary, whilst clean, was quite basic however and we emailed Chris on our return to point out some simple requirements which we felt if they were met would make a huge difference to the comfort level. Our comments were not well received.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It seemed difficult to respond to complaints including things like the sloping ceilings in upstairs rooms and these not showing in photos. However I have put more photos to show our lovely beamed ceilings - sloes and all!Then the coldness of the tiled floors was another thing impossible for us to change - almost all Breton houses have tiled floors.So without reconstructing the house I could not really respond to comments on how the house was built 2 hundred years ago! I would like to thank them for their appreciation of the location which is great and would like to say that country cottages individuality can often add to their charm! Most people find this property comfortable and well equipped and it is a pity that they made such a fuss about the linen which is not included in the price and has to be brought.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for The Granary (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)in Plouézec in Cotes d'Armor

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • shower room wc and handbasin on lovely blue mosaic tile floor. Cabin style shower enclosure with manual dual h&C taps to regulate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 medium sized double with one 4'6" double bed, bedside tables and storage, 6 drawer chest or thereabouts and 5' tall approx wardrobe i.e. hanging space type only. I chair. Electric heater Velux window. radio bedside lamps One long twin bedroom with beds at each end so nicely distanced. Velux window electric heater and radio + bedside lamps. Wardrobe. All top floor in roof area as with many Breton farms so ceilings slope down. Both bedrooms off a nice sized landing, in les Landes pine flooring, with views through Granary window over gardens and lower coastal forest. Cot lives here as well
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
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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