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La Vieille Ecurie, Coach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Coach House,Gouezec, Nr. Chateaulin, Finistere, Brittany, France - Peaceful Location/Views

La Vieille Ecurie (The Old Stables) is a charming and very individual Breton stone and slate coach house built in 1821. It can accommodate 6 people very comfortably. It has been sympathetically restored, whilst retaining many original character features. It is nestled in the hamlet of Lanveguen, within walking distance of Gouezec. The towns of Pleyben and Chateaulin are close by where there are supermarkets, regular outdoor markets, shops, bars and restaurants. There is a swimming pool at Chateaulin - 15 mins. The Crozon Peninsula with it's long sandy beaches is only 25 mins drive away. The historic towns of Quimper, Locronan, Concarneau, Douarnanez, Brest and the ferry port of Roscoff are nearby. Perfect for walking, cycling, small families and larger groups. Free Wi-Fi access. English satellite TV. Secure fenced grounds.

Mark and Caroline Shadbolt
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Mark and Caroline Shadbolt

Bonjour! We both grew up in Buckinghamshire. We live in a cottage near Milton Keynes in a rural village. We have 2 grown up children, a cat and a dog.

Mark and Caroline Shadbolt purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark and Caroline Shadbolt chose Gouézec

We bought the coach house (La Vieille Ecurie) back in 2008. It was a total ruin but it had potential, as they say. It was the coach house to the manor which used to sit in front of it. The manor was demolished years ago but the ground has been formed into the front garden. It is situated in a quiet rural location but not too far away from local amenities and most importantly a lovely sandy beach at Pentrez!. We have enjoyed holidaying here as a family. The other reason we bought it was because we liked France and wanted the freedom to come and go as we pleased. It is a beautiful building (and very large being approximately 28 metres long!) and we still enjoy going there.

What makes this house unique

La Vieille Ecurie is a coach house built in the 18th Century. It is a very unusual building and is situated in a quiet setting. Inside it has lots of character with beams and the original 4 stones that used to stop the coaches that used to ride through it hitting the walls. It has a galleried landing that looks over the games room and large kitchen. It has excellent views from the garden and is a great place to relax and forget about everything!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gouézec in Finistère

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, corner bath, wc, wash-hand basin. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, wash-hand basin and wc. Bathroom to bedroom 3 with corner bath, wash-hand basin and wc. The 4th downstairs bathroom has bath, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, bedroom 2 with kingsize bed, bedroom 3 with 2 twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There are 2 staircases within the property. There are large fenced and gated grounds. The Coach House has electric central heating. We have owned the property for 6 years and used it for holidays. It is in a quiet location and accessed via a private road. Lanveguen is within easy reach of Brest airport and the port of Roscoff. Outside: There is a lawn garden surrounding the coach house, great for games like badminton, boules and football. Outside the French doors to the kitchen is a patio area with barbecue, table, 4 chairs and 2 chair loungers. The coach house is situated a short walk from Pont Coblant where there are facilities to hire canoes and kayaks as well as a couple of bars to go in and enjoy a well earned rest after all that activity!! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: TOWELS AND LINEN ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. These are cleaned at the end of each changeover. If you need additional laundry a charge will be added. Other: Games room containing pool table, table tennis table, 2 sofas. Dining room containing oak refectory table and 6 chairs.


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La Vieille Ecurie, Coach House
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A rural retreat close to the Crozon Peninsula.

  • 4 of 5

A very spacious, comfortable, clean property with a well-equipped kitchen, lots of bathrooms and large games room.The lovely woodburning stoves are a nice feature but unfortunately can't be used for insurance reasons. The house is close to Gouzarec village which has a small general store/bakery and is only 35 minutes from the wonderful Trez Bihan beach at Telgruc sur Mer. We found it a very good base for exploring the area and getting together with the family. Communication with Caroline was excellent and she was very helpful and accommodating. We were also well looked after by Richard and Joyce who made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you for a very successful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of La Vieille Ecurie. I am so pleased you all had a fantastic holiday.
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Relaxation in Brittany

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well-equipped gite with plenty of space for everyone inside and outside. Games room a bonus on wet days! Peaceful, rural location, well situated for local market towns and beaches on Crozon peninsula. Good restaurant in Pont Coblant. Oceanopolis in Brest well worth a visit. We had a lovely, relaxing holiday - suited all three generations.

Ann, John and family

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you all had a lovely holiday.
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

10 out of 10 for La Vieille Ecurie! A fantastic place, central to all coastal areas, loved St Nics and Benodet. The home was very well equipped, with every thing you needed as a family, with a welcome basket of tea, coffee, milk and wine to start our holiday. Marcus who welcomed us to the Gite' was very informative about local areas and the best places to visit, this was appreciated. The games room was well used by our teenage son! The Gite' is situated in a very peaceful setting, even saw shooting stars! it is also near to local towns and shopping. Caroline answered all my queries before the holiday and returned the bond cheque within a couple of days after our return from holiday, this was really appreciated and made the whole experience stress free!. As a family we would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely holiday home

  • 5 of 5

La Vieille Ecurie is a beautifully restored old farm building, set in the countryside just outside the villages of Pont Coblant & Gouezec and close to all the amenities at Pleyben. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and spacious, the beds were very comfortable and there was lots of hot water in the modern showers. With three double bedrooms, four complete bathrooms, a huge kitchen with Range cooker, dining room, lounge, large games room and garden, this house has everything a family or group of friends would need from a holiday home. There are two large staircases in the property and a minstrels gallery overlooking the games room, so possibly not ideal for very small children but there is a cot and high chair provided and the lawned garden would be ideal for ball games. We enjoyed days out at the fabulous sandy beaches near St Nic & Morgat and visits to some of the pretty towns and villages nearby - when we weren't relaxing in the garden enjoying the peaceful sounds of the countryside and watching the butterflies. Great communication & service from owners Caroline and Mark and from Marcus & Julie who look after La Vieille Ecurie in their absence - all in all it has been a great experience and I would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Vieille Ecurie

  • 5 of 5

10 out of 10 for La Vieille Ecurie! What a lovely place. Immaculate, enormous (on top of everything else, four beautiful bathrooms), comfortable, well-equipped and within easy reach of everything anyone could want for a perfect holiday: great beaches, swimming pools, shops (at Quimper), aquariums, paintballing, lovely countryside... We would definitely recommend it and hope to return before too long.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed La Vieille Ecurie and the area as much as we do. We look forward to you returning again soon.
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pont Coblant
Car: necessary


The Crozon Peninsula is an isolated spot between Brest and Douarnenez. It has a ragged coastline which opens up into inlets and coves. This makes it ideal for rock-climbers, walkers, windsurfers and surfers. Saint Nic (Pentrez Beach) is on the Breton coast. It is a long sandy beach with great access. There is a variety of restaurants and cafes along the beach-front (25 mins by car). Morgat also has a very long seafront. It has some of the most fantastic caves in Brittany. (35 mins by car).


Brest airport - 45 mins

Roscoff port - 45 mins

Quimper station - 35 mins

If coming by train car hire is available in Quimper.


The village of Gouezec is within walking distance (10 mins), where there is a bakery and a butchers shop. Pont Coblant can also be walked to (15 mins) where there are a couple of bars, one is on the edge of the Nantes Brest Canal. The town of Pleyben is 5 mins by car, where there are supermarkets, a Chocolatier, bakers, creperies, banks and a magnificent church which is floodlit at night. The medieval village of Locronon (20 mins by car). Concarneau, the historic walled town (45 mins by car)

Further Details:

Seafood in particular is a speciality in this area. There are many great restaurants. There are banks at Pleyben and Chateaulin with cash card points. There are also garages at Pleyben and Chateaulin. The Nantes Brest canal is good for walks and cycling. A very relaxing, comfortable place to be.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gouézec, Finistere

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephoning or emailing the owner. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required on booking. Full payment required 8 weeks before booked date, together with a £200 refundable security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover preferred in high season. Flexible changeover at all other times. Arrival after 4.00pm. Departure by 10.00am to allow time for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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