|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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 large private garden, with views across the 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.
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 adjoining gite, plus private heated swimming pool, 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. 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.
In the garden we provide swings, badminton, swingball, and other play equipment, plus some small kids' bikes. Les Hiboux has its own eating/barbecue area 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.
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 as well as woodburning stoves.
If you have children, we have plenty of toys on hand, plus board games, books, TV in English and French and an excellent Wifi connection.
We live all year on site so we can answer any queries and provide advice and recommendations about the area.
The 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, several restaurants and bakeries, a coffee house 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. You may spot our children in the parade, who would be happy to show you their traditional costumes. 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. Within half an hour, you can visit the facilities of Quimper, the fishing port of Duarnenez, or the unspoilt Crozon peninsular. 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 chateaux, national parks or attractions nearby.
For the sporty, there is a riding school a short walk away, swimming, surfing, kite buggys, tennis courts in the village, a swimming pool at Chateaulin, a kayaking school on the canal, hiking paths, climbing crags and paragliding.
For families, we can provide a cot/highchair/buggy/carseats, but do ask in advance about these. We also provide all linen and towels within our prices to make your packing that much lighter.
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
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!
Our village hosts traditional weekly Breton dances and a vibrant market day, plus the wonderful fete de Menez Hom, when visitors from the whole of Brittany wear their local costumes and dance through the streets.
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 hammocks, and for the little ones, bikes for supervised cycling, toys and cot/highchair/buggy/carseat.
This year 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.
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 £50 administration fee.
£150 returnable deposit to cover any breakages etc.
Please leave gite clean and tidy (as you found it). Cleaning charge otherwise payable of £50.
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.
Really beautifully decorated gite in a secluded peaceful spot. We loved the mixture of stone walls and wooden cladding inside with modern decor and calming colours. The huge garden was a lovely place to relax on a sun lounger, read a book and listen to the tinkling of the stream but the star attraction for us was the pool in the roofless barn. A beautiful rustic, sheltered spot to relax. Finistere is a beautiful area with lots to explore and do. We went just out of season so the dog had a wonderful time on all the beaches. Highly recommended!
The cottage was well appointed with everything we needed (although the washing machine took a bit of time to figure out!). The swimming pool was a big hit with the kids! There is lots to do in the area and the cottage being near the sea was great for beach visits. The gardens around the cottage are a lovely feature and there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy being outdoors. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were tastefully decorated. Thanks for a lovely time
Fantastic Gite(s) excellently presented and maintained by the most helpful and affable owners I think we've ever encountered! Tonnes to explore around the property itself, and totally safe for kids (ours are 4 & 2) to roam free. Loads of Beaches nearby and completely uncrowded and shallow, and at low tide some fantastic rock pools/caves etc. Will definitely go back.
We stayed in Les Hibou for 2 weeks - its a perfect, family friendly property in a really good location. The cottage has all mod-cons and is homely and comfy, whilst outside there are lots of grounds for the children to explore/run around. The hosts are brilliant, and will do whatever they can to help with any questions or give recommendations. The property is close to the town of Plomodiern, which has a supermarket and a few cafes. 5-10 minutes drive away are some great family-friendly beaches, as well as the Crozon peninsula. Quimper is easily accessible for more amenities, shops and restaurants as is the rest of this stretch of coast. Highly recommended, and am sure we'll return.
Les Hibou is a beautiful barn conversion set up perfectly if you are travelling with young children. The house was well equipped and very clean. The large garden is easily accessed and perfect for children to let off steam. The owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The house is located in a hamlet about 1 mile from Plomodiern where you can get all supplies needed for a weeks stay.
The beaches in the area were stunning and again ideal for young children - easily accessible, sand for castles and plenty of rock pools! We would definitely recommend Les Hibou and the region and are keen to return.
Highly recommend! We had a wonderful stay at Les Hibou with our 1 year old. A beautiful hideaway in tranquil surroundings yet close to lots of sights on the Crozon Peninsula. The gite itself is charming, immaculately clean, well maintained, and has everything you could possibly need for your holiday, all provided to a really high standard. Comfy beds and all mod cons, charmingly renovated yet maintaining the character of the barn conversion. With open plan downstairs it feels light & spacious and there is plenty of garden furniture for outside living, inc. BBQ, loungers, table and chairs etc. The gardens and grounds are spacious and perfect for sunny days with the wind gently blowing through the trees, and the old barns provide a delightful rustic and authentic feel of bygone days. (Be warned, if you are a person who dreams of moving to France and converting a property, les hibou will leave you pining wistfully! ). For travelling with a baby, the gite provided everything we needed-high chair, travel cot, stair gate even a pop up beach shelter! Hosts stewart and Tricia are delightful, friendly and helpful and good communication throughout the booking process.
The location is beautifully quiet and tucked away but within an easy drive of the local village of Plomodiern which has a supermarket, market day, boulengerie, poissonaire and restaurants. Check out the incredible Chapel just opposite the driveway, hidden away down a path-quite a gem with a wonderful legend attached to the fountain. Within ten minutes drive are some stunning beaches including St.Anne la Palud, Telgrec sur Mer and Pentrez Plage - all white sandy beaches with oodles of space. We ventured out to the Crozon Peninsula on a few separate occasions with highlights for us including Cap le Chevre and the beautiful stretch of coast that runs to Point de Dinan (stunning beaches), Camaret sur Mer (gorgeous fishing harbour lined with seafood cafes and restaurants and some lovely art galleries). Within twenty minutes drive a visit to the magical Locronan will leave you feeling like you are walking through an oldy worldy film set, Quimper is also a gorgeous town with a medieval feel and a great place to satisfy any need to peruse the shops and soak up creperie and cafe culture. We also enjoyed visiting Dournanez and wished we had had a chance to visit the Museum there.
We will definitely be back to Crozon again and dearly hope to return to Les Hibou!