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Idyllic Country Location for couples, central, peaceful, 5 mins from shops, WIFI - Gite 1Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Peaceful central location with easy access to Western Brittany. Open all year.

Single storey with light, airy, huge open plan interior and adjacent off road parking. Central location for touring Western Brittany. The track outside the Gites leads you down through the woods to the river Douffine. Newly decorated and furnished in a relaxed, fresh, country style. English speaking owners live on site in main farmhouse. Suitable for all year round use with full electric heating included and wood-burner fire, ideal for chilly evenings and winter breaks. All linen provided. Initial basic supplies of tea/coffee, milk, fresh bread, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper, French cheese and bottle of wine are all included and will be waiting in your gite for your arrival. Cleaning materials provided. First basket of chopped wood included. Separate secure storage is available for bikes, surf boards, fishing tackle and roof racks etc. Glass front door opens on to small, secluded terrace garden with views and walks to river, woods and surrounding countryside.

Details for holiday apartment Gite 1Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Open plan interior includes one large bedroom area with a king size bed. By arrangement, an additional bed can be added to main living space, for non couples or, to accommodate a third person.

Generously sized shower room with extra large, solid, tiled, walk-in shower. Flat round full overhead shower and separate hand held directional shower head and, opaque glass door. Includes WC, basin, mirror, window, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Dining table and chairs. New free standing gas stove, electric fridge with freezer box. Electric kettle and toaster. Cafetiere, teapot and general cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils. New kitchen units and worktops. S/Steel sink and mixer tap.

Open plan large lounge area with three piece suite, coffee table, rugs, tiled floors, main and side lights, curtains at all windows, wood burner fire with first basket chopped wood included, TV/DVD/CD player. Glass front door to terrace garden.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Following unexpected redundancy; too young for retirement and wanting new challenges, we agreed a new home in Brittany could offer the space and more relaxed country lifestyle we had both enjoyed before the family responsibilities and demanding professions!

We both have links with farming and with some renovating experience, we sold our Hampshire home and moved in to our Breton property ‘Penlan Huella’ Nov 2009 - shortly followed by the animals. We hope to bring new life back to the farm and its 7.5 acres of surrounding fields and woodland.We've converted two traditional stone farm buildings in to holiday Gites.

With our interests in photography, wildlife, farming, animals, gardening and enjoying time and space with family and friends, our new lifestyle is meeting all our objectives.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

Richard and Claire are wonderful hosts, and we arrived to a welcome hamper of cheese, bread,fruit, milk, tea, coffee and olive oil. The Gites are decorated in simple, chic style, with comfortable beds, and fabulous showers, and all necessary items such as cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils are provided. The weather was lovely during our stay, and we took the opportunity to walk down to the river through the forest. Next time, we plan a picnic there! Nearby beaches are beautiful, and quiet, even on a late august weekend. We explored several villages nearby, and enjoyed moules at a quayside restaurant. Penlan Gites is a fabulous place to stay, to enjoy solitude in beautiful surroundings, and yet have beaches and towns within easy reach. Chantal Bell.

We have had a great holiday. The Gite is lovely, and very well appointed. The countryside is beautiful; lots of interesting places to visit We would definitely like to come again next year. Alan and Helen Tait
Nov 2010
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Brilliant! it does what it says on the tin an more

  • 5 of 5

Being our first visit to a gite in Brittany my partner an I had no idea what to expect.

We were not disappointed indeed we were delighted with everything we found inside and outside of the Gite. Firstly it although it was dark when we arrived it was clear that the building was beautifully rustic from the outside but inside was much larger than the literature we had viewed. Very clean and tastefully decorated, equipped to a perfectly acceptable standard. Very comfortable bed and furniture, an extremely efficient heating system including a log burner means summer or winter this would be a cosy stay.

Set in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by woods and orchard which comes with the full variety of wildlife which is found in such settings. So tranquillity is the theme. If you are looking for hustle and bustle of night life this is not the place to be as all you will hear is the occasional call of an owl or other birds.

However as the roads within the National park, in which the Gite sits, are so good getting to the Towns and magnificent beaches take no time at all.

The hosts Richard and Clare were so helpful from the second we arrived to the time we left giving advice and assistance with pleasure when asked for but leaving you alone to enjoy your peace and quiet.

Would I recommend this venue to others? well out of 10 I would say a big 10! Oh yes we have already booked to return

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want a quite restful holiday this is the place for you . A very warm welcome from Claire & Richard and a nice welcome pack the blackberry jam was to die for. Good base to enjoy the surrounding area. We wish you both all the best for the future and we will return . Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments, in a few words you have summed up what we are trying to achieve. Providing a quiet location which is central to all the main areas of interest in this part of Brittany. Look forward to providing you with more home-made jam on your next visit.
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, well equipped gite, excellent welcome from Claire and Richard and a tasty welcome basket. Quiet location with clear, night skies.

Great hub for touring local area with plenty to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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From the Owner

We wanted rural but not too isolated. Somewhere our family and friends could visit easily without too much travelling or expense and somewhere to keep us busy but nothing over ambitious. We had a list of clear objectives and stuck to it! Its a very rural spot, but local active villages are only a few miles away. The general area has excellent and quiet road networks making driving easy, direct and pleasurable. Roscoff ferry port is less than one hour’s drive and Brest airport is only half an hour’s drive. Access from the UK can be very quick and easy. It may be rural, but we have excellent modern communication systems. Our broadband, UK television and telephone connections are better than we experienced in Hampshire!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brest at 43 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Loperec at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Roscoff at 71 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Brest at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pont de Buis at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N165 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Faou at 13 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pentrez Plage at 28 Kilometres Car: necessary


Brittany’s many beautiful local sandy beaches and the contrasting northern Brittany rocky coastal areas are all within easy driving distance. e.g. The stunning, long, golden sandy beach at Pentrez is within half an hour’s drive with easy, free parking adjacent to the beach. The well known rocky lighthouse point at ‘Pointe du Raz’ is less than one hour with opportunity to park and walk to the lighthouse, the visitor centre and view the rocky sea off the famous point. Many coastal walks.


Brest airport approx 30 minute drive.

Roscoff ferry port approx 1 hour drive.

St Malo ferry port approx 2.5 hour drive.

Journey to/from Brest airport may be arranged in advance and collection and delivery to agreed points may be arranged (use of car is recommended for this accommodation). Please ask owners. Property is perfect for keen walkers and cyclists or those who wish to enjoy the peace and quiet of the location. Car is recommended for further sightseeing or main shopping/restaurants.


Loperec approx 2 miles.

Pont de Buis approx 2.5 miles.

Quimper approx 20 miles.

Saint Michel chapel approx 11 miles.

Locronon approx 15 miles.

Trevarez Chateau approx 20 miles.

Brest approx 25 miles.

Douarnanez approx 23 miles.

Pentrez beach approx 20 miles.

Further Details:

Penlan is ideally situated for touring historical towns, cycling, walking, fishing and relaxing on the beach.

Pont de Buis has a supermarket, banks, pharmacie, boulangerie and patisseries for all your self catering needs. There is also a small shop in the village of Loperec.

There are many restaurants within easy driving distance as well as one in Loperec which can be walked for a lunchtime meal.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 75 euro (or sterling equivalent) is required to secure a booking. Booking form available on owners website or please contact the owners directly. Full payment required at minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival day is flexible subject to availability. Please arrive between 4pm and 6pm and depart before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be made in sterling by arrangement. Longer lets may be possible. 20% discount is available on Brittany Ferries prices when you book with us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The gites have been designed for couples to relax in a generously spacious environment within a beautiful country location. Far reaching views from the south west facing Gites can be enjoyed through your windows, doors and outdoor areas. Wooded, riverside or open country walks on road or off-road cycling all possible from the doorstep. Within a few minutes’ drive from the Gites, you can be enjoying the beautiful Breton countryside, the beaches, fishing and harbor towns or inland villages. There is something of everything.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Cotton towels, bedlinen/duvets included for each person. Changed each week. Beach towels not provided. Property is thoroughly cleaned before the arrival of guests. Basic initial food and drink provisions and, cleaning equipment and products are supplied. Free WiFi is included. Unusually spacious and comfortable self catering accommodation for couples with space for third adult or non couples by arrangement. Perfect location for local fishing interests, walking, cycling and sightseeing. Excellent shopping and restaurants within easy drive. Outside: Outside each front door is a small, gravelled and grass garden area. South west facing and secluded, next to cider apple orchards on the side of the river Douffine valley. Sturdy wooden table and seating is provided, with a sun parasol. Deckchairs and barbecue may also be available.

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