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Breton Farmhouse and Cottage with Swimming Pool in 1 Acre Private Garden - The Farmhouse

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

The Farmhouse

We are opening our home, The Farmhouse, to visitors during the months of June, July, August and September. Our lovingly restored cottage is full of charm and magic, decorated and designed completely by ourselves. We hope you will feel at home here. Private parking is in the courtyard and there is courtyard and garden seating. The garden is enclosed by fencing making it secure and safe. Access is also available to the heated swimming pool and the larger play lawns and garden areas with swings, play equipment and badminton available to all, plus a little stream where kids can potter. We have two double bedrooms and one twin room with a house bathroom. The downstairs living space is open plan with a traditional Breton fireplace, butler sink, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and rayburn (plus electric oven). Our renovation was completed in Spring 2015, so all appliances and fittings are new, we have French and English TV, Wifi, board games, kids' toys, books, outdoor games


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 adjoining gite, plus private 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. 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.

More Details

Owner
Stewart & Tricia Morpurgo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

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 house in 2012

Why Stewart & Tricia Morpurgo chose Quimper area

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.

What makes this house 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 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely holiday in Brittany. The owners were friendly and accommodating." (taken from email which was sent from Ian T. to Owners Direct before Owners Direct agreed to our withhold of deposit).
Jul 2017
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Location

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)

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.
£200 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:
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 The Farmhousein Plomodiern in Finistere

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note, all linen and towels are included in the price, including beach towels. Wood is available for the wood burning stoves at a small cost as needed. At colder times an initial basket is provided free of charge. Cot, stairgates and highchairs available on request. Outside: Both properties have outdoor eating areas and barbecues for al fresco cooking, seating, loungers, parasols. Kids' swings, hammocks, badminton, swingball, small kid bikes and outdoor games are available. Our one acre plot includes a large play lawn, a magic wishing stream (not deep)where kids can potter about (please supervise small children here), which leads to an ancient bridle path, all within our grounds. There is a formal front courtyard with private parking and more seating.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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The Farmhouse
average rating of 4.642857 based on 15 reviews
5

Amazing house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely perfect for a family holiday. The children loved the freedom to wander over a huge area and we loved them being able to wander safely.

The house feels like it is in the middle of nowhere but is actually just under a mile from a lovely village with everything you could want. Local beaches are beautiful and were quiet even in August.

The pool was lovely and we really liked the setting of it within old barn walls.

The house itself is characterful and extremely comfortable with everything you could need. The garden furniture and BBQ were also great quality.

Al in all we couldn't fault the place and feel sure we will return. We would definitely recommend this house

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in the farmhouse, the weather was nice so we made good use of the pool. The beaches are only a 15min drive away with plenty of free parking and the supermarket is a 5min drive away. Stewart and Tricia are very friendly, the welcome pack of groceries was very handy after our long drive. Fresh cut flowers from the garden was another nice touch. The farmhouse felt very homely, decorated beautifully throughout. We had a very relaxing week and would love to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kerry and Graham for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your boys, and we hope you are able to stay again soon.
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A very upsetting experience

  • 1 of 5

The owners were incredibly unpleasant to us after our little one wet the bed. It was shocking to be treated this way and ruined our holiday. A very, very upsetting experience. They withheld our entire deposit, but it is the way we were treated that ruined the experience for us. Utterly devastating to save for, look forward to, and enjoy a holiday to have it all taken from you by unkindness and lack of compassion.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Ian and Emily. We are very sorry that you feel so upset by the loss of your deposit. As you know, the damages to us extended far beyond a single bedwetting incident but were extensive and it has taken us a great deal of time, effort and money to restore our farmhouse to its previous beautiful condition. We were sympathetic and welcoming at all times during your stay but did retain the damages deposit which only partly covers the cost of the work involved in repairing the house. On returning, you asked us to give you £400 plus the return of your deposit and forced us into the uncomfortable position of having to submit photos of what we found after your stay to Owners' Direct. We are sorry if you find this uncompassionate of us, but I assure you we would never withhold a deposit (indeed we have never withheld one before) if the circumstances were not extreme. The review you have submitted is entirely out of accord with the experiences of all of our other guests, or with the impression you gave us during your stay. You said yourselves you enjoyed staying with us and we were welcoming hosts at all times, and we urge you to remember your holiday as the enjoyable experience that you repeatedly told us it was.
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5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable property which had all we needed. Friendly and helpful owners who made us feel welcome. Beautiful area. We had a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay in a lovely Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Farmhouse for two weeks. A very peaceful location close to everything we wanted - beaches, walks, swimming, towns, shopping, markets and restaurants. The weather was perfect too! We'd love to return there soon. Stewart and Tricia made us feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful and well equipped Farmhouse with a variety of age ranges within our group. Our teenage children thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool and our older children enjoyed the tranquil surroundings.

Stewart and Tricia were fantastic hosts who went above and beyond to make our stay exceptional.

The beaches were within a 10 minute drive and the local village only a mile away. The village offered great facilities including restaurants, Bakery and a supermarket. Please note the supermarket in Chautealin - only 6 miles away offers a larger range of food and is cheaper.

The Farmhouse is very comfortable for 6 people and homely.

We would like to thank Stewart and Tricia for an amazing holiday and hope to return in the future.

Helen, Adrian and family (and Ebony!)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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