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Luxurious Masters House With Stunning Interior And Set In Beautiful Countryside

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Plonevez du Faou, Finistere, Brittany, France - Tranquil Position, Only Minutes From The Nearest Village And A Short Drive To Beautiful Beaches

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, overlooking the nearby Montagne Noires (Black Mountains) Kervihan is the perfect retreat, here you will soon find yourself unwinding and surrendering to the “French pace of life”.

Our house has been designed to help you relax and breathe a sigh of relief from the moment you arrive. From its seemingly secluded spot, you wouldn’t know you are only a 20 minute drive from some of the best beaches in Brittany, or a 40 minute drive from either Morlaix or Quimper; two of Brittany’s finest Medieval towns. Just 3 minutes from the house in a car or a 10-12 minute walk is the nearest village, Plonevez du Faou. This is an unspoilt genuine Bretagne village, where everyday Bretons go about their daily lives. With two boulangeries, a charcuterie, a florist, a pizzeria, a mini supermarket and the customary tabacs you will find all your day-to-day needs on hand in charming surroundings. With a medieval church positioned in the centre of the village, you will begin to have a taste of the many historic buildings this region has to offer.

The house enjoys a private position and has been designed with open plan living accommodation on the upper floor to take full advantage of the surrounding views. Kervihan has three en-suite bedrooms, two with King Size beds and the third has two singles which can be put together to form a Super-King Size Bed. Two of the en-suites have modern showers and the third has a claw foot Victorian Roll Top Bath for two in the fireplace (yes the fireplace – where else do you put the bath?). Additionally there is a sofa bed with a king size bed for sleeping another two in the lounge area.

A fully fitted, fully integrated kitchen has all modern conveniences (including a dishwasher) for preparing those French gourmet meals. The dining table seats up to ten people and the lounge/den area has seating for at least eight and has a woodburner for the cooler evenings. You will find a flat screen TV, DVD player and satellite dish for entertainment, although we feel you will be whiling away your evenings sitting outside enjoying the sunsets. The house has full WiFi accessed throughout the property for those that feel they need to stay connected during their stay. The raised deck on the south facing balcony outside the kitchen is a perfect spot for morning coffee whilst watching the sunrise, or alfresco meals. Outside, each en-suite bedroom has it's own private patio with a small table and chairs, so everyone has their own little space to hide away. It is fabulous to have the open-plan layout for living and dining when everyone wants to come together to share a meal or spend the evening together, but its also great to have your own space from time to time. Each private patio has a different aspect, so will enjoy sun at different times of the day.

A gas Barbecue is provided for cooking outside should you wish, along with sun loungers, and an outside dining table and chairs for those alfresco meals.

More Details

Owner
Vanessa Roots
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Vanessa Roots

We are a forty something couple who have a passion for property and interiors. Most of our time is spent researching, designing and making either furniture for our properties or designing their interiors.

We spend a lot of time doing hand on jobs ourselves, its not often you won't find us with a paintbrush or sander in our hands, its what we do to relax, we do enjoy it so much.

We love creating relaxing, calming, beautiful spaces to spend time in. The trouble is we never sit still long enough in any of them to make full use of them. Instead we have decided to share the homes on Owners Direct with you, so you can enjoy these spaces aswell.

We really hope you enjoy spending time in them as much as we did creating them!

Please be sure to check out our other property; a four hundred year old cottage on the Essex Coastline positioned on Mersea Island:

http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8167027

Vanessa Roots purchased this house in 2004

Why Vanessa Roots chose Plonévez-du-Faou

Back in 2004 we decided to visit an old friend who was living in Brittany, when one day on a walk near to his home we saw a house that he said was his dream home; it was so architecturally interesting, being an old Masters House. He proclaimed how wonderful it would be to buy it, assuming this was simply a pipe dream! A few days later looking in the local Notaires window we couldn't believe our luck - Kervihan had just been put on the market that very day! Well it seemed like fate, we put in our offer, and the rest is history!

Fast forward a few years of not knowing how we could afford to renovate the house, and getting caught back in the daily routines of life in the UK, we finally embarked on the loving restoration of our french home in 2012.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do?

What makes this house unique

The light filled open plan living space is so magical, its unlike many traditional dark, dingy cottages in the area. On a warm day with the many windows and doors open there's a lovely breeze that wafts through the large space, keeping you cool and fresh. However, on a cooler evening light up the woodburner and cosy on down in the lounge/den area; with a lower ceiling height it feels really cosy and warm; a perfect place to spend the evenings.

With each bedroom being ensuite everyone has their own bathroom, aswell as their own doors leading to a private patio. This makes the house ideal for either a family, or two or three couples sharing the house, as you all get a little bit of space to yourselves. But for socialising the open plan living space is an ideal place to all come together

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Stunning accommodation. It has style, space, comfort, tranquility, and character. It's been converted with innovation and flare, good attention to detail and it has original beams! We loved it, and can't wait to go again."

Bruce



"We really enjoyed our stay at Kervihan which is an amazing property with a real WOW factor."

Meg



"I count myself very fortunate to have stayed at Kervihan on my first visit to France since the 1980s. This stone built house with its thick walls and oak timbers has a feeling that most of us will never experience in our normal lives. I particularly enjoyed the "upside down" layout which gave a rural countrywide view when cooking, eating and relaxing."

Michael
Oct 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Brest
Nearest Ferry
67 Kilometres
Roscoff
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
N164
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
St Nic
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Riding

Nearby is the Riding School - Domaine de Meros. From here enjoy horse riding and all equestrian pursuits.

Canoeing

In nearby Chateuneuf du Faou waterside pursuits along the canal can be enjoyed including canoeing.

Walking

The Armorique Regional Park, is an area of outstanding beauty and is only a 15 minute drive north. From here enjoy breathtaking views and amazing walks.

Coast/Beach:

Kervihan is only a 20 minute drive west to the Crozon Peninsular. This is one of the most beautiful parts of the Breton coastline and boasts some of the longest, widest stretches of golden sands. Head down to Le Pentrez Plage at St Nic to see one of the finest examples, and on most days you will see the many land yachts sailing up and down the long, flat sands.

Not just for sunny days do venture down on a wet and windy day, these beaches looks equally impressive no matter the weather.

Travel:

Air:

Brest Airport - one hours drive.

Rennes Airport - two hours drive.

Nantes Airport - 2.5 hrs drive.

All the above fly to many major UK cities.

Ferries:

Roscoff - 50 minutes drive to the north is served by Brittany Ferries to Plymouth.

St Malo - 2.5 hrs drive away, where Brittany Ferries sail to Portsmouth.

Quote our Club Voyage Code when booking as a guest to receive 10% discount - F005DA

Roads:

Kervihan is situated about 3 miles north of the N164.

Distances:

Plonevez du Faou is the nearest village and is approximately 3/4 mile away.

Chateauneuf du Faou is the nearest town and is approximately 5 miles away.

Quimper is approximately 30 miles to the south.

Morlaix is approximately 24 miles to the north.

Brest is approximately 41 miles to the north west.

Further Details:

Chateauneuf du Faou

Venture five minutes down the road in the car and you will find Chateuneuf du Faou, the nearest town; with two large supermarkets, banks, shops and restaurants for all your daily needs. You will also find charming pavement café’s, boulangeries and restaurants for eating out. Walk down the hill past one of Chateauneuf's two churches and you will find the Brest to Nantes Canal; a very impressive canal that, yes stretches from Brest in the west to Nantes in the east, passing through sleepy Chateauneuf en-route. Alongside the canal you will find a pizzeria and a creperie for a lunchtime or evening meal, before walking along the towpath in either direction for as many miles as you can manage. Look up from the lock by the bridge and you will see an impressive view of the commanding Chateau Treverez, the local medieval castle peering down to look over the meandering canal and its boats. Visits to the Chateau are possible on certain days of the week when it is open to the public.

Huelgoat

A little further afield about 15 minutes in the car, is the town of Huelgoat. A little more touristy than Cheateuneuf, yet still totally unspoilt this is a picturesque town situated on a lake with many shops and restaurants to explore. But the most interesting and unusual thing about Huelgoat is Le Chaos de Rochers, the Chaos of Rocks. This is a jumble of hundreds of large boulders below the dammed lake, into which the river vanishes. A 10m descent down ladders is required to see it again, running rapidly below a dark cave called the Devil's Grotto. Discover this along with other caves, rocks and pools, and a stretch of 10km of Forest waiting to be explored.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plonévez-du-Faou in Finistere

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Middle Bedroom En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master En-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cloakroom - Toilet
    Stable Room En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Mastersuite En-suite toilet, sink set into an antique vanity unit & claw-foot Victorian roll top bath in the fireplace Middle Bedroom En-suite large shower room with all modern conveniences Stable Room En-suite large shower room with all modern conveniences Cloakroom Downstairs additional cloakroom with toilet and hand basin Cleaning / Towels / Bed Linens: We ask that you bring your own bed linen and towels please.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mastersuite - 1 Large Double Bed , With en-suite bath, basin and toilet.
    Middle Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , With en-suite shower, basin and toilet.
    Stable Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , With en-suite shower, basin and toilet.
  • Mastersuite Kingsize bed, en-suite roll-top claw foot bath in the fireplace, antique armoire, chest of drawers with inset basin Middle Bedroom Kingsize bed, en-suite shower room, large antique armoire, double french doors Stable Room Twin Beds (which can be converted to aSuper-King double bed), en-suite shower room, large antique armoire All 3 bedrooms have a set of doors leading to a private patio outside, each with their own bistro set. Cleaning / Towels / Bed Linens: We ask that you bring your own bed linen and towels please.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Kervihan has been lovingly restored to a very high standard of luxury accommodation. No attention to detail has been spared. Everything has been thought of to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We do not believe in furnishing our french home with charity shop hand-me-downs; instead all furniture is either new, carefully chosen antiques or hand made by our very own hands in some cases. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we did making and procuring them. The concept of our home is to provide accommodation for either families or friends sharing the house, who may wish to either spend time together in the open plan living areas, or occasionally retreat to their own room, and spend time on their own private patios. For alfresco meal times the raised deck/balcony is in a southerly position, so provides the perfect spot to take morning coffee and pastries, lunch or evening meals, all enjoyed in the sunshine with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Outside: The house sits in land of approximately 2/3rd of an acre. Immediately surrounding the house are patios, and the raised deck/balcony area for alfresco dining, sitting in the sun, or reclining on the lounge chairs. The remaining land is slowly being landscaped into beautiful gardens. In the hamlet of Kervihan there are three houses and outbuildings, however Kervihan is the only house that is occupied, the rest have sat empty for many years, so you have no immediate neighbours to worry about. You really can play your music as loud as you like, if you wish to shatter the peace. There are lovely walks along the road that Kervihan sits, which may see traffic of about 3-4 cars a day. Just a few moments from the house are beautiful views of the Montagnes Noir. It's a great place to go for a bike ride too, so long as you don't mind the rolling hills! You could take them down to the Canal in nearby Chateauneuf for a flatter easier ride, of course! Utility Room: There is a Utility Room with a washing machine & tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Bed Linens: We ask that you bring your own bed linen and towels please. We provide pillows and duvets for all beds in both winter and summer weights. We provide tea towels and bath mats. Other: Board games, DVD's, CD's and a large library of books are available for entertainment. Internet can be accessed through WiFi in every room.

Reviews

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Total home envy!

  • 5 of 5

This house is to die for - very tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you would need for an easy pleasant stay. The owners have certainly thought of everything. Comfortable beds, sofa's and the best equipped kitchen we have ever experienced - handy given my partner is a chef.

We booked this holiday rental in this area with a view to doing a lot of walking, however, within a few weeks of booking our dog unexpectedly sustained a leg injury which meant we were unable to utilise the area for this purpose. As an alternative we hopped in the car and did a whole tour of the Brittany region.

We drove 2 hours to Cancale and visited St Malo, Dinard and Dinan - all of which are well worth a trip. We also spent a day travelling along the beaches of the Crozon Peninsula and would recommend a visit to Ile Vierge Creek which was stunning on a bright sunny day. We stumbled across one dog friendly beach near there which was fantastic as the other beaches prohibit dogs between June and September just like in the U.K. Huelgoat and Concarneau are also worth a visit. Roscoff is also a beautifully quaint town to wonder around while you wait for your boat.

The communication from the owners had been fantastic from the beginning. Nothing has been too much trouble.

Plonevez Du Faou has the basic amenities but is a very quiet village and as such you would need a car to venture further. We had some trouble finding Kervihan because the Sat Nav took us to the village only. Luckily Vanessa was available by telephone to provide directions.

We travel to France on an annual basis with our Labrador. Kervihan is by far the most beautiful house we have stayed in to date. Although the location didn't exactly suit us because of a change in our circumstances I wouldn't hesite to reccomend this rental to others. Being just an hour from Roscoff Port makes it a convenient choice and is perfect if you are seeking the peace and quiet of rural France.

Thank you Vanessa - we had a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always very pleasing to hear that our guests have really enjoyed their stays. In addition appreciating the effort we made to create a wonderful home where everything has been carefully considered. We did not just throw a few old bits of furniture into a house, we curated what we feel is the perfect holiday home. Thank you for the suggestions of places to visit for future guests; Brittany is a truly beautiful part of France with many different places to explore. You could spend many holidays here and still find new places, we certainly did the last time we visited and we have owed the house 14 years! Hoping to have you back again sometime.
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Beautifully restored

  • 5 of 5

This property has been beautifully restored and makes for an extremely comfortable and inviting holiday stay. The upstairs living and dining area is a great space for families and the outside area perfect for breakfasts. Closest beach for families was less than 25 minutes drive, perfect for surfing and ice creams.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kervihan, and even more so that you appreciated all the hard work that went into its renovation. We feel it is a truly unique home in Brittany! We'd love to have you back again in the future. Many thanks Vanessa
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5

Very tasteful modern property

  • 5 of 5

Stunningly renovated property in a very peaceful rural area, but still within close proximity of usual amenities. About 40 minutes drive to the fabulous beach at Morgat and the interesting Breton town of Quimper. A real treat.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you loved the house, and all the hard work we put into making it a beautiful and individual home. Yes indeed the local area has a lot to offer; we still haven't made it to the beach at Morgat, which all my guests tell me is absolutely stunning. I am glad you made it there! Happy to welcome you back anytime.
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5

Excellent property for relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded property but still within walking distance of amentities. Loads to see in the immediate area including the 'chaos of the rocks' at Huelgoat and Chateau about 10 miles at at Treverez. Coast about 40 minutes to Crozon peninsula which has some wonderful beaches. Lacronan which is officially one of the prettiest villages in France is also about 40 minutes drive.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you loved the house and the area, it is easy to forget how many things there are to do locally and just how beautiful it is, so thank you for the reminder. I think I should go for a holiday myself soon!! We normally work when we are there!! We'd love to welcome you back sometime, you were great guests! Vanessa
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Fabulous hidden gem - lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

The experience of the house was very positive, the location is just perfect. We took bikes with us which were really great as there is so much lovely countryside. The house is secluded and the way it has been restored is inspirational. The homely feel is also quite different from many other houses on the website, and that also made the stay very relaxing.

The fairly nearby canal linking Brest to Nante is a good ride and the beaches if you prefer a seaside break is pretty near and the bays are pretty quiet even in the height of summer.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully renovated gite in a peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing gite beautifully renovated, which is superbly equipped. The garden is large and we put up our own badminton court! The gite is pretty remote with 3 empty houses close by but beautifully peaceful. The upside down arrangement works well as the higher BBQ area with table and chairs gets the early evening sun and the bedrooms on the lower floor are kept cool. It is well located for visiting a variety of nice towns but the nearest beach is actually a 40minute drive away - worth the drive however, as it is superb.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plonévez-du-Faou, Finistere

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£607
for 5 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
Booking deposit of 25% of total rental fee required to secure your booking.
Balance of rental fee required 60 days before arrival.
Security/breakages deposit required of £200 (fully refundable after checkout).


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday.
Please enquire if you have alternative requirements, it may be possible to change.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for stays of less than 7 nights

Payment is by bank transfer.

25% deposit is due on booking.

Balance plus Security Deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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