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Rural Holiday Cottage In Peaceful Countryside



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Cottage near Huelgoat, Finistere, Brittany, France - Quiet Location In Central Brittany. Great Base For Exploring The Coast And Countryside Of Finistere

Rural gite in a hamlet near the lakeside town of Huelgoat with the villages of Plouyé and Collorec nearby. Great for relaxing or exploring central Brittany or trips to the coast.

The Grand Longere sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms with 2 shower rooms and 3 WCs.

Ty Hir is a perfect getaway for couples, families and large groups.

We are motorbike, dog and child friendly. The property is surrounded by a large garden with a level lawn, garden furniture and a BBQ. A 5 minute walk from the beautiful river Ellez the gite is ideally located for cycling on the quiet local country roads. There are bikes are available to guests to use for free.

From 2017 we will have a small pool for our guests to use.

Situated in peaceful countryside, feature items include exposed stonework, beams and wood burners. Please see our comprehensive website for more details on the gites and the local area. Internet WiFi access FOC.

Details for holiday cottage Grand Longere Gite Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Spacious family friendly rural holiday home located in the peaceful countryside of central Finistere. Sleeps 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms with 2 showers & 3 WC's.

There is a ground floor double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. On the 1st floor there is a bedroom with 3 single beds and its own WC. Another double bedroom can be found on the first floor with a downstairs shower room and WC.

The lounge features a beamed vaulted ceiling with a mezzanine landing. It has with flat screen TV with UK Freesat and a wood burner. Looks out onto the front garden and the valley beyond.

There's a large kitchen / diner with a wood burner and a lovely oak table that seats 10+. Another wood burner can be found in the sitting room which has French doors that open onto the back garden.

A large garden surrounds the property with tables, seating & BBQ and a small pool. Bikes are provided free of charge as is WiFi access.

5 minute walk from the river Ellez. Ideally located for walking and cycling.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We love the peace and quiet of Ty Hir and we have worked hard to make it comfortable for us and our guests. We love walking and wildlife which is why it is perfect for us.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for one week this Summer in the Petit Longere. It is situated in a lovely quite area. We enjoyed some great walking and cycling from the Gite, also in the Huelgoat Forest where we saw a Pinemarten. The garden was lovely with lots of lovely butterflies, we also had a daily visit from a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. One day I turned around to see a hare watching me. We enjoyed seeing and feeding the Feral cats, the kittens were cute. The inside of the Gite was very nice and well equipped. We found the Website very helpful. Also as we were three weeks into a four week tour, it was great to have wifi to Skype our Grandchildren. Thank you to Maria and Andy for a nice stay at their Gite.

An absolute gem. Really loved the property, it's location and warm, relaxing feel throughout. We found the gite via a Tweet on Twitter and as we were in Brittany for 6 nights, following a wedding in Laval, we decided that the information stated on the gite's website 'ticked' all the boxes for our requirements. We were delighted when we arrived and realised it exceeded our expectations. Roomy yet cosy, clean, well-equipped and perfect for a 'get-away-from-it-all' vacation. Free Wifi and reasonable mobile phone coverage too. The gardens/outside areas were again well-equipped with chairs, tables, BBQ, games etc

Cannot stress enough what a fabulous time we had and would love to return one day. Contact with the owner was prompt, professional yet friendly and being able to pay via UK bank transfer was a bonus.

The Gite was beautiful. There was everything provide with no expense spared. The beds were extremely comfortable with lovely views across the countryside and very quiet. The walk with the dogs was great, a lovely lane down to a river for hours of fun splashing in the water and chasing sticks. There was plenty of information and maps so we could plan our days and nothing was very far away. The beaches were brilliant, nearest one about 45 minutes away, we had a great walk through the huge rocks at Huelgoat and a cider tasting just up the road from the Gite. The whole holiday was delightful and I have already recommended it to several people. Although we had beautiful weather when we were there I can only imagine how cosy and warm it would be to have a holiday in the cooler months, something we may have to sample at a later date. So if you are looking for a quiet, rural, restful piece of luxury then this is place for you with the added bonus of a miriad of activities in easy reach.
Jan 2015
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Comfortable cottage, peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Ty Hir with our daughters (ages 12 and 14) in August 2016. The location is beautifully rural and peaceful. The only noise is birdsong. During the entire week of our stay only one car passed by on the small country lane/track . The cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped with many thoughtful touches (soap in bathrooms, cleaning supplies in kitchen). Good selection of games, books and DVDs. Communication with Maria was terrific – she answered all our questions thorough and swiftly before our visit. Local (English) caretakers were very helpful as well. The information provided on their website (lostinfinistere.com) and in the information guide within the cottage was absolutely amazing! Fantastic beaches within 45 mins to 1 hour drive on the Finistere peninsula. We were really pleased to have British television during the Olympics. The only (minor) sticking point was the quality of broadband which was a challenge with two teenage daughters! It was just about adequate to send email, but not for searching the web. Overall, a lovely week spent in one of our favourite parts of France and I would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that your family enjoyed the peace and quiet during your stay at Ty Hir. We try to make it a home from home. The internet connection can be slowed down by data being uploaded and downloaded in the background which is a particular problem with iPhones and iPads. Personally we've not had problems browsing the internet or connecting to work intranets. Hopefully this meant that you all had more family time together which is the most important thing. We look forward to meeting you personally in the future.
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Beautiful gite in quiet, relaxing suroundings

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Grand Longere. The gite was very well equipped and gave a huge amount of space for our family. The area has much to offer and we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to review your holiday at Ty Hir and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return.
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Rester ici et de repos

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a great week staying in the Grand Longere, and would like to recommend it to anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the Breton atmosphere.

The property itself is sunny, calm and extremely welcoming; we instantly felt at home. It has just the right mix of comfort and facilities, without feeling too "precious". The owners have left books, games and CD for guests to enjoy, (I particularly enjoyed the old rock CDs, Deep Purple, The Who, Jethro Tull......)

The gîte,s location is great; Usually we charge about, visiting as many places as possible, but we just couldn't be bothered, preferring to spend our time with the children, just messing about in the stream, hunting for grasshoppers and walking to and from Plouye to have a beer in Ty Elsie (A quirky Cymru/Franco bar, run by a charmingly eccentric welshman) We also found Huelgoat charming and had some great meals there, and explored the rocky valleys and woodland.

PS if using a sat-nav, make sure you are to the north of the property, unless you have an amphibious vehicle, as the route takes you through a stream, (Definitely not to be forded)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We love it when our guests "get" what Ty Hir is about, unwinding, relaxing and enjoying the countryside. We have seen a tractor go through the ford but we recommend our guests don't try it! That's why we supply written directions to the gites :-) Hoping to welcome you back in the future. Maria and Andy
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Delightful Rural Gîte in Finistère

  • 4 of 5

We were able to enjoy a lovely quiet rural setting and travel relatively short distances to tourist attractions throughout the area.

Huelguat was one of the communities close by where we could shop, eat out, explore its natural beauty and feel part of French life.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ty Hir and had a chance to explore the local attractions. Maria and Andy
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excellent peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained with every possible thing you could require. There are even novels, DVD's and CD's for your use. There is a very comprehensive information folder containing details of nearby towns and places of interest as well as slightly longer excursions. The property is situated in a quiet secluded valley with accompanying bird song and the occasional peacock. The downstairs bedroom is very useful and the other two bedrooms are on the first floor reached by individual staircases which are a little steep. The property is well maintained and was very clean on our arrival. The caretakers were very friendly and helpful.

The towns of Huelgoat and Chateaulin were very picturesque,La Roche Tremblante is well worth a visit as are the Crozon Peninsula and Douarnenez. The hotel by the lake in Hoelgoat does very good coffee.

I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Grand Longere and managed to explore the local area. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Maria and Andy
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From the Owner

Rural, relaxing, peaceful, quiet roads, lots of local walks, free mountain bikes, easy access to the coast and lots of interesting things to see and do in central Brittany.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Quimper at 64 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Plouye at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Roscoff at 65 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carhaix at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N164 at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Plouye at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Plage Pentrex at 44 Kilometres Car: necessary


Our closest sandy beach is Plage Pentrez at the start of the Crozon Peninsular. It is around a 45 minute drive from the cottages.


The gites are 1 hour from Brest, Roscoff & Quimper; 2 hours 25 mins from St Malo; 4 hours from Caen; 4 hours 30 mins from Cherbourg; 4 hours 45 mins from Le Havre; 5 hours 35 mins Dieppe; and 7 hours from Calais. Times are approximate. Airports at Brest and Quimper. Ferry ports at Roscoff, St Malo, Caen Cherbourg, Le Harve, Dieppe and Calais.

Use of a car is essential.


Grocery Store: Collorec 2 miles / 4.8 kms

Supermarket: Huelgoat 6.5 miles / 10 kms

Restaurant: Plouyé 1 mile / 2.6 kms

Autoroute: N164 6 miles / 10.5 kms

Ferry: Roscoff 40 miles / 65 kms

Beach: Plage Pentrez 28 miles / 44 kms

Bar: Plouyé 1 mile / 2.6 kms

Golf Course: Poullaouen 7 miles / 12 kms

Swimming Pool: Huelgoat 6.5 miles / 10 kms

Railway Station: Carhaix-Plouguer 11 miles / 18 kms

Airports: Quimper 40 miles / 64 kms; Brest 46 miles / 74 kms

Further Details:

Ty Hir is located in peaceful countryside in central Finistere near the hillside village of Plouyé. Plouyé is a 5 minute drive away with a bar/tabac that sells bread and milk. Collorec, or next closest village, with its bar/tabac is 7 minutes by car. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in nearby Huelgoat and Carhaix-Plouguer.

Huelgoat, with its lake and boulder strewn forest, is a 15 minute drive. There are many bars and restaurants in Huelgoat and a supermarket, grocery store and boulangeries. Other towns nearby include medieval Morlaix, where you will find an atmospheric Saturday morning market, and Carhaix which has all amenties of a large town.

A variety of excellent beaches are available 40 minutes to an hour away in three directions! The north coast offers rugged cliffs and spectacular scenery as do the west coast peninsulars. Sandy beaches can be found in the south.

If you want the facilities of cities, Brest and Quimper are approximately an hour distant.

The main activities to be enjoyed whilst staying at Ty Hir are:




Visiting megalithic sites

Visiting Parish Closes

Enjoying the local cuisine



Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

- To secure a reservation our booking form must be completed and sent to us and payment made of a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total amount due or £100, whichever is greater within 1 week
- The full balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. We accept payment in Euros or Pounds Sterling by transfer to our UK & French bank accounts or PayPal. Charges to be paid by guests.
- A damage deposit £100 is to be paid prior to the start of your stay. This can be paid in advance with the balance or in cash upon arrival
- Changeover day is Saturday in high season. Outside of this we can be flexible.
- Arrival time 4pm; Departure time 11am
- A 20% under occupancy discount is available when a couple uses a double room outside of the high season
- Clic clac sofa beds are available at an additional cost. Please ask.
- Groceries can be provided for a fee of 5 €
- Prices include bed linen, bath mats & tea towels. Travel cot bed linen & bath towels are not supplied.
- All electricity, gas & water is included in the price.
- Cleaning is not included in the rental price. On departure, the gite should be left clean and tidy, in the same condition as on arrival. Alternatively a cleaning service is available at £30. In this case we ask that the gite is left tidy and the washing up done.
- We accept up to 2 dogs and charge £20 for 1 dog & £30 for 2 dogs
- Cancellations: For cancellations prior to payment of the full balance the deposit will not be returned. If a cancellation is requested within the 6 weeks prior to the letting period we will retain the booking deposit and reserve the right to retain the balance of the rental payment, should it not be possible to re-let the property. If the balance has not been paid at this point you are still liable to pay for the booking in full. We will always endeavour to re-let the property. If we do manage to re-let the property the rental payment will be returned less an administration fee.
- Smoking is not allowed inside any of the buildings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • The Grand Longere gite is located in peaceful countryside near Huelgoat in central Brittany, France. It is completely independent of our accomodation next door. The cottages have been converted from traditional Breton agricultural buildings to a comfortable standard and have lots of rustic charm. Feature items include exposed stonework, ceiling beams, wooden floors, open beamed fireplaces with inset wood burners. The living accommodation is spread over two floors in both properties. The gite is reached via a level driveway opening to a large gravelled parking area (2 cars). Our holiday rental is child and dog friendly. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement at an additional cost. There is a large lawned garden to front and back of the gite with a graveled patio with BBQ and garden furniture, bench and sun lounger. From 2017 a small above ground pool will be available. Football goals and small paddling pools available as well as bikes.

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