House in Carhaix-Plouguer, Chateaulin, Brittany, France - Peaceful Location
The original building dates from the mid 19th century, occupied by local families into the late 1960's. It was brought back into use in 2000, in 2011 it was completely refurbished. It is in a small hamlet of 5 other houses that are a mixture of French and English residents. The road into the Hamlet is a Cul de Sac and there is no through traffic. The cottage is detached and has a good size parking area to the front. The view is over our neighbours well tended gardens and there is a large field behind the Cottage There is a sun trap patio area to the side. Although rural the town of Carhaix Plouguer is only a 15 minute drive. Carhaix has all the amenities you need including a Cinema and Tourist information center. There are walks in the nearby area and the Nantes Brest canal which is close, is ideal for cycling. The Parc Amorique, the National Park in the area with Huelgoat as its center is only a half hour away. Days at the coast will take up to 1.5 hours to drive to each way. It is a very central location to pick and choose what you want to do.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Jonathan doughty
Hello, I am Jon and I have very long standing connections with France. I am a UK resident and I will be looking forward to my retirement next year after long service in social housing.
Jonathan doughty purchased this cottage in 2010
Why Jonathan doughty chose Carhaix-Plouguer area
I spent a long time looking for a house in Brittany. I fell in love with the Cottage at Pont Bihan and quickly established contact with my neighbours. I love the fact that the Cottage has a rural feel to it, yet is not isolated and is within easy distance of Carhaix.
Since buying the Cottage I have completed a programme of refurbishment which included a complete rewire, redecoration and a mixture of new and selected older furnishings. The Cottage is welcoming and has a lot of character.
What makes this cottage unique
When I visit the Cottage I always feel at home. I would like to think that my Guests can have a nice place to stay whether to relax the days away or explore the wonderful Breton area.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
(5 traveller reviews)
Nice cottage in a friendly hamlet
We had a very enjoyable stay, Carhaix Plouguer is a nice small town with everything you need. The cottage is in a good location for walks along the canal or through the woods.
Relaxing and comfortable
A lovely quiet and pretty location and the gite is comfortable and cosy. Everything you need for a restful stay. The canal is a short walk away and there are good shops close by. The coast is about an hour away and there are some pretty lakes ably half an hour or so away. Would recommend for a quiet stay away from all the hustle and bustle.
Perfect and relaxing little home
It was easy and pleasant to book this property, I stayed for two weeks and would have loved to extend my stay even longer as there was a lot to see around and the house felt like home. Of course car is needed to travel around. Many interesting sights and historical monuments in a circle of less than 60 km - visited beautiful churches with valuable stained glass etc, beautiful historic towns and seaside. The cottage is close to Carhaix where one can find supermarkets (pleasant use of WIFI gratuite in L'Eclerc supermarket, gas station round the corner). The hamlet is very quiet and beautiful, lots of flowers, pleasant neighbours. The managers were perfect - although we didn't meet, I knew that help would have been close. The kitchen was well equipped. Sitting area outside, car parking just in front of the cottage. Perfect, I would highly recommend it. Many thanks to the owner!
This little house on the outskirts of Carhaix is a little gem of a place. For my wife and I, it was perfect. Central Brittany location, and very peaceful.
The charming town of Carhaix is 5 minutes drive. From there, you can get all the pastries you could ever want from any one of the many patisseries.
The area is great for cycling and the beautiful Brittany beaches are only about an hours drive. We highly the beaches of Crozon.
From the Owner
“I spent a long time looking for a house in Brittany. I fell in love with the Cottage at Pont Bihan and quickly established contact with my neighbours. I love the fact that the Cottage has a rural feel to it, yet is not isolated and is within easy distance of Carhaix. Since buying the Cottage I have completed a programme of refurbishment which included a complete rewire, redecoration and a mixture of new and selected older furnishings. The Cottage is welcoming and has a lot of character.”
Activity and Interests
The North coast (Plestin les Greves) is an Hours drive. To the South coast (Concarneau) about 1.25 hours, to the West coast (Douarnenez) about an Hour.
Brittany has wonderful beaches and coves and is an historic maritime region.
From the Ferry ports:Roscoff 44 miles (72km) St Malo 106 miles (171km) Le Havre 250 miles (403km) Calais 412 miles (663km).
By Air: Brest (Flybe) 53 miles (84km), Dinard (Ryanair) 97 miles (156km). Nantes (Ryanair) 144 miles (232km).
To enjoy your visit to Brittany the use of a car is essential.
The nearest town (Carhaix Plouguer) 2.5 miles (4km). Huelgoat 12 miles (19.4 km)
At Carhaix: Main supermarkets, Banks, cashpoints, Petrol, Doctors surgery, Garages, Saturday market, traditional cake and bread shops, butchers, Cinema, Internet cafes, Municipal swimming pool, Golf. Carhaix also has a rail link.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Deposit of £75 is required to secure a booking. Booking form available on owners website or please contact the owners directly. Full payment required at minimum of 4 weeks prior to arrival. A deposit of £100 is required for breakages/extra cleaning. This will be returned within 2 weeks of the departure date. Payment in sterling by cheque/bank transfer. Please request a full terms and conditions with your booking confirmation. You are welcome to contact the owner directly with any queries.
The changeover day is normally Saturday, however alternative arrival/departure dates can be negotiable (depending on the let schedule). Keys will be available from 3.00pm and vacate time is 11.00 am. Depending on the Let schedule part weeks are available
Notes on prices:
Price is inclusive of Linen, cleaning, and all utilities. Once you have paid for your stay with the damage deposit there are no further payments required.
A welcome pack of basic groceries is available at a cost of £12.00, please state with your booking if you require this.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“When I visit the Cottage I always feel at home. I would like to think that my Guests can have a nice place to stay whether to relax the days away or explore the wonderful Breton area.”
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- non smoking only ...
- not suitable for children
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- water parks
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Downstairs shower room with hand basin and w.c.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom off a landing with a sleigh bed (standard size mattress.)
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The cottage does not have a woodburner or central heating at this time so is not suitable for deep winter lets, the electric heaters provided will take the chill off on a spring / autumn day. The cottage is not really suitable for pets as it has a small unfenced garden area. There is no internet access at the cottage, there are internet cafes in Carhaix. Outside: The patio area is a reasonable size and makes a private and secluded area to sit and enjoy the sun. Outdoor furniture is provided. The patio is paved with local slate slabs and there is a light for this area. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We supply bedding and towels for 2 people. These are changed weekly. The property is cleaned weekly.