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Breton Farmhouse and Cottages with Heated Pool in 1 Acre Private Garden - Les Hiboux

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Les Hiboux

Sleeps 4, one double, one twin, cot available on request.

The cottage, Les Hiboux, adjoins the main farmhouse with private parking, seating areas and a separate courtyard entrance. A patio door leads from the sunny sitting room to the private garden, with views across to the communal children's play lawn to the trees and stream that edge the property. The cottage has its own patio area with barbecue, table and chairs, parasol and sun lounger. The heated swimming pool is across the courtyard. Inside, our new renovation boasts original beams, exposed stonework, a woodburner (plus electric heating), French and English TV channels, Wifi, dishwasher and washing machine, microwave and electric coffee maker. We have used the original oak planks in fittings, hand-painted furniture and created a beautiful space to relax in. Renovation work was completed in Spring 2015 so all fittings are modern and functional. All linen and towels are included in the price along with beach towels.


About the property

FR25608

2hrs from Roscoff, 3hrs from St Malo and 45mins from Brest airport, our gites are located in an idyllic part of Finistere.

The varied coastline of sandy beaches, rockpools, craggy cliffs and secluded coves is just a 10 min drive away. Still unspoilt, and far less built up than many other parts of Brittany, our beautiful, family friendly, yet relatively undiscovered beaches, are a rare find. We feel privileged to be able to offer holiday accommodation in this wonderful and special area.

Our beautifully renovated farmhouse, and 2 adjoining gites, plus private family heated swimming pool (open from mid May till mid October), enjoy a secluded 1 acre garden, edged by a stream and woodland.

The heated swimming pool is inside the walls of the beautiful roofless coach-house, across the courtyard from the gites. Our pool is large - 8 x 4 metres, with no shallow end, which gives plenty of room to either swim laps or play games. We heat it to 38 degrees during summer, regardless of the weather. This keeps it warm enough for the smallest of toddlers to use, even when our Brittany weather is not at its best! The poolside is decked, with sunloungers, and the pool adheres to current safety regulations. Outside the coach-house is a seating area screened by shrubbery from the other buildings. The pool can be used at any time of day, and we have found it the perfect place for the kids to get to know one another while parents enjoy some downtime. Towels are provided.

In the garden the swings, trampoline, badminton, swingball, and other play equipment will keep your kids busy, plus some small kids' bikes. Les Hiboux has its own private garden and eating/barbecue area secured by an attractive low fence and flowerbeds, overlooking the grassy play lawn so you can enjoy a glass of wine in comfort while supervising the kids. The Farmhouse has a large private, fenced garden area separated from the main garden, making it safe for small kids and pets and giving extra privacy, whilst at the same time the play lawn is visible from the garden.

The buildings have been very recently renovated by ourselves, maintaining as many original features as possible, such as the beautiful beams, and exposed stonework. We completed the work in 2015, installing modern kitchens, Wifi and satellite TV. There is central heating in Les Hiboux which is available in the colder months, and both properties have woodburning stoves, for which we provide as much wood as you like, at any time of year, free of charge.

If you have children, we provide personalised toyboxes for them, plus each cottage has board games, books, DVDs, TV in English and French and an excellent Wifi connection.

Our kitchens come fully equipped with oven, dishwasher, washing machines, microwaves, toasters, coffeemakers etc. We also leave some basic kitchen supplies such as washing powder, washing liquid, sponges, cling film, tea/coffee, salt/pepper, oil and, during high season, a welcome pack including fresh milk, bread, croissants and other goodies so that you can relax with a cuppa before heading off to the supermarket(5 mins drive in the local village) or unpacking. If you arrive late at night we can put in supplies for your breakfast next day, or just let us know what you need and we can pop to the supermarket for you!

We love having kids to stay and we understand that with small kids packing can be a trial so we have tried to make life as easy for you as possible, providing baby baths, changing mats, travel cots with comfy mattresses and blankets, plates/cups etc, booster seats and highchairs. Let us know if there is anything particular you need and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We have travel cots on hand with cosy mattresses and blankets.

We also provide plenty of towels and high quality bed linen at no extra cost and, of course, bathroom supplies such as loo rolls and hand soap.

We live all year on site so we can answer any queries and provide advice and recommendations about the area. If you like, we can make your vet or, if necessary, doctor appointments, and can even book a restaurant table for you if you are not confident in using the french language.

Our complex is part of a tiny hamlet called Leskobet, proud guardians of the St Corentin Chapel, which is a local pilgrimage site and connects to a network of walking routes leading to majestic views at the Menez Hom, highest point in Finistere. The mythical stream of St Corentin runs through our garden and feeds eventually into the Odet River at Quimper.

Our local village, Plomodiern, has splendid sea views, a supermarket, tourist office, several restaurants and bakeries, a takeaway pizzeria/creperie and a bustling market each Friday. It is also host to the annual Fete De Menez Hom in August, when locals dressed in Breton costumes parade through the streets together with Breton dancers from all of the regions of Brittany. During summer a Fest Noz is held every Monday night, when all are welcome to join with the locals, trying out these special Breton dances (or just watching of course!).

A ten minute drive away, are a number of sandy beaches, for swimming, surfing, or sand buggying. All are unspoilt, backed by dunes and cliff paths. We will provide you with beach towels and parasols for your daytrips.

Equally accessible is the stunning historic town of Locronan, often used in filmsets, and the canal town of Chateaulin, with cycle tracks along the banks of the beautiful Brest-Nantes canal. Within half an hour, you can visit the facilities of the historic town of Quimper, the fishing port of Duarnenez, or the unspoilt Crozon peninsular with its pleasure beaches and cafes. Further afield it is easy to reach the more touristic beaches of Southern or Northern Finistere, simply take your pick. Or explore the countryside inland. Feel free to ask us for recommendations regarding the many museums, beaches, national parks or attractions nearby.

For the sporty, there is swimming, surfing, and paddle boarding at the nearby beaches, also kite buggys, diving and kayaking are available at Pentrez or Crozon. Cyclists can enjoy the canal paths at the Brest/Nantes canal or the Foret du Nevet at Locronan, and there are tennis courts in the village, a swimming pool at Chateaulin, a kayaking school on the canal, hiking paths, climbing crags and paragliding.

Pet owners can enjoy the many secluded beaches and walks on cliff paths and countryside. The Bretons are particularly dog friendly people and welcome dogs into most of their cafes and restaurants if asked, so you will be able to take your dog with you on many of your day trips.

More Details

Owner
Stewart & Tricia Morpurgo
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Stewart & Tricia Morpurgo

Originally from Jersey, we have lived in Plomodiern with our two little girls for three years. We fell in love with the beautiful, uncrowded beaches and unspoilt coastline which we found in the area, and decided to live here permanently. We have made friends and enjoy a peaceful way of life, making the most of the wonderful beaches when work permits. We truly feel we have found a little slice of heaven!

Stewart & Tricia Morpurgo purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Stewart & Tricia Morpurgo chose Plomodiern

We love Plomodiern because of its accessability to a whole number of stunning beaches, the nearest of which is just a ten minute drive away on roads that are guaranteed traffic jam free! There is a different beach for every mood: surfing, swimming, rockpooling, kayaking, or you can seek out the little coves accessed only by narrow cliffpaths if you prefer.

We are also within easy reach of the busier beaches on the south coast, such as Pont Aven and Concarneau, for a daytrip, though we always breath a sigh when we get back home to our little idyl!

In summer, our village hosts traditional weekly Breton dances and a vibrant market day, plus the wonderful fete de Menez Hom in August, when visitors from the whole of Brittany wear their local costumes and dance through the streets.

What makes this cottage unique

With so many unspoilt beaches on our doorstep, find a beach for every mood: swimming, surfing, rockpooling, or discovering little coves. Our gite will suit all who enjoy exploring those havens off the beaten track.

For a daytrip, choose the more touristic beaches at Pont Aven, Concarneau, or Audiern, all just over an hour away. We will provide beach towels and parasols to make packing easier.

Alternatively, relax at the poolside or enjoy our tranquil gardens, which are edged by a pretty stream where kids can potter, and bordered by trees and a small woodland area. We provide sunloungers and barbecues for al fresco eating in luxury. Plenty of outdoor equipment is available plus swings and a trampoline and soft archery, and for the little ones, bikes for supervised cycling, toys and cot/highchair/buggy/carseat.

We have built a heated swimming pool within the walls of one of our beautiful ruined, roofless buildings. A terrace is available at the poolside for sunbathing, screened from other buildings by hedging and shrubbery.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Please pay 50% of total rental to secure your booking, with final 50% due two weeks before arrival. cancellation is full refund 60 days prior to reservation. However we are flexible....If you cancel late as long as we can fill the gite we will refund in full minus the administration fee.
£150 returnable deposit to cover any breakages or excessive cleaning needed.
Please leave gite clean and tidy.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Please vacate the accommodation by 10am, arrival after 4pm. However, if you contact us about times and days, we may be flexible where possible.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Plomodiern in Finistère

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There will be no hidden costs. Tax de sejour, heating, electric, linen, towels - all are paid by us,with no added fees. Pets are welcome free of charge, on prior agreement with ourselves. Cots, stairgates, highchairs, booster seats, baby baths, available on request at no charge. Child & adult bikes are available on request - these are not insured and used at your own discretion. Welcome provisions are provided in high season with our compliments. We are happy to buy additional items before you arrive, just let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. We will be buying a table tennis and junior goal for next summer 2018. We also have a trampoline, soft archery, swingball & badminton set.

Reviews

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Les Hiboux
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Stunning location, fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, with spacious grounds which the children thoroughly enjoyed, spending hours on the swings, in the pool and playing with the other outdoor games provided. The house itself is as pictured but was more spacious than the photos let on. The kitchen is extremely well equipment, the beds comfy, the shower powerful and hot and the garden furniture and Bbq a real bonus. The setting for the house is quite special, and so quiet. The owners were friendly and made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble.The beaches in and around the area are stunning. We also loved the table tennis table which is a new addition.An amazing holiday, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Best <3

  • 5 of 5

We *l o v e d* our stay in Les Hibous, it is really home away from home. The interieur is chosen with attention to the detail, the cottage is clean and well equipped. We (and especially our dog Benedict) loved the fenced garden with entrance from our living room, the sun loungers and the BBQ. Another highlight is the pool across the yard. The cottage is located outside Plomodiern, so a car is definitely recommended, beaches are 10-15 min away, a huge supermarket around 5 min (all by car). The cherry on the cake are the hosts Tricia and Stewart. They are around whenever needed with good advice on insider tips or just to have a nice chat. If we come back to the Bretagne, we would love to stay again (but longer this time ;)

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect Country Property

  • 4 of 5

This lovely little gite near Plomodiern provides a perfect stay. Central to explore both coast and countryside of this region. The property itself provides everything you could need to make a most enjoyable stay and the owners were most welcoming and helpful.

J & P R Oxford UK. May 2018

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Part of a beautifully restored farm in tranquil countryside

  • 5 of 5

Stewart and Tricia are the friendly helpful owners. They have achieved a beautiful restoration to make a comfortable gite. Large garden adjoining. WiFi and satellite available. Wood burner. Five minutes drive to Plomodiern and its well stocked Intermarche store and good restaurant near the church. Some of the best beaches in Brittany within 20 minutes by car. Outstanding coastline and walking easy to reach. Sorry to leave, hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Martin and Annie. It was lovely meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again if you ever decide to pass this way once more.
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5

Perfectly charming gite in quiet countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Les Hiboux. It’s perfectly French chic styled and was extremely well appointed with all the you would need away from home. The setting in the crook of a stream is idyllic. The only noise was our dogs barking at owls!!

Stuart and Trish are fabulous hosts and on hand with good advice and ideas about the area.

We were on maximum chill out and it certainly made for a relaxing break.

The nearby beaches were fantastic to run our crazy cockapoo gang.

It’s a really unspoilt part of Brittany and we enjoyed a few trips out to local towns.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and Colin enjoyed you holiday here so much. We would love to see you again, maybe with your camper van next time!!
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5

Excellent accueil

  • 5 of 5

Logement extrêmement chaleureux et confortable très propre

Très bien situé

Des propriétaires très agréables et sympathiques

A notre arrivée petite attention (café gâteaux et bouteille de vin)

Excellent séjour +++++

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Locronan
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Plomodiern
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Chateaulin
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Plomodiern
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Pentrez

Coast/Beach:

10 min drive to safe, family swimming beaches of Lestrovet, Pors-ar-vag (surfing) and St Ann-de-palud. Follow the coast to discover a new beach every day, backed by dunes, cliff paths or seaside villages. All unspoilt, coves, rockpools, or open sandy stretches perfect for beach games. Bring a kayak! Try surfing or kite buggies! Or simply catch some rays.

20 min drive to port of Duarnenez or Crozon Peninsular.

20 min drive to Crozon peninsular.

Travel:

2hr drive from Roscoff (port), 3hr drive from St Malo (port), 45 min drive from Brest (airport).

Distances:

2km to town of Plomodiern, with supermarket, restaurants and Friday market.

10 min drive to Chateaulin (canal walks, fishing, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, kayaking)

10 min drive to Locranan (historic village, woodland walks, shopping, restaurants)

20 min drive to Duarnenez (fishing port, nautical museum, shopping, restaurants)

30 min drive to Quimper (large picturesque town with restaurants, museums, shopping, theatres & events)

20 min drive to Crozon peninsular (coastal walks, etc)

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