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In the countryside; Among nature
In Southern Brittany, 10 km south of the delightful market town of Quimperlé, a few minutes from the marina of Porsmoric and a short distance from the family seaside resort of Le Pouldu where Paul Gaugin and Jacob Meyer de Haan stayed. Also 10 km from the picturesque fishing village of Doëlan. The nearby Carnoët forest is ideal for walks and mountain bike rides. Canoë/kayak also available on the nearby rivers.
Environment : Country setting, 4 km from shops.
PLACES TO SEE:
Quimperlé. 10 km. Charming market town situated at the confluence of the Isole and Ellé rivers that combine to form the Laïta river. Its historic quarter is filled with pretty winding cobbled streets and quaint half-timbered houses.
Pont Aven. 15 km. Artists? haunt situated inland from the tip of the Aven estuary. It is a small port popular with tourists and boasting many art galleries. Made famous by Gauguin when he came to paint in the 1880?s before leaving for Tahiti and inspired the Pont Aven school.
Lorient. 25 km. Bustling city with wide boulevards and a vast array of stylish shops, lying on an immense natural harbour protected from the ocean by the Groix island. Famous for its fantastic Celtic festival held every August when all Celtic nations meet for a week of music and celebrations. Not to be missed.
Concarneau. 35 km. Fishing port with delightful fortified old city. Enjoy a stroll through the small town and don?t miss the famous Kouign Amann, a Breton cake full of butter and sugar. Very naughty but so delicious!
THINGS TO DO:
Vedettes Aven-Bélon, Moëlan sur Mer. 10 km. Boat trips. Take a trip on the ?Paul Gauguin? with its panoramic viewing deck and sail past châteaux, manor houses and small harbours, observing many birds along the way. Board the boat in Pont-Aven or Port-Bélon from April to September.
Ty Nadan, Locunolé. 20 km. Tree top adventure park. Kayaking. Climbing. Horse riding. Quad bikes. Paint ball. Needless to say more! Excitement guaranteed. Booking essential.
Pont Scorff Zoo, Pont Scorff. 20 km. Fantastic zoo with plenty to occupy and interest the whole family. Allow the whole day to see the whole park and shows. Not to be missed.
Golf Ploemeur Océan, Ploemeur. 20 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 72 - 5900m. With stunning views over the sea and Groix islands, the vast American style greens with water hazards will delight nature lovers and keen golfers alike. Challenging but fantastic.
Bénodet. 55 km. Charming and popular seaside resort and yachting centre with long and sheltered sandy beach. At the mouth of the Odet river, it can also be reached by boat from Quimper. The resort boasts a golf course, talassotherapy centre, casino and a good selection of restaurants.
Glénan Archipelago. 55 km. Beautiful group of little islands in crystal clear waters and bird sanctuary. Haven of peace, with stunning sandy beaches, it is also renowned for its sailing and international diving school. Many of the most famous, present French sailors were trained at the Glenan school and the sailing course remains a standard reference work. Boat crossings from Bénodet, Loctudy, Port la Forêt, Beg Meil, Concarneau.
Quimper. 55 km. Beautiful riverside city with narrow cobbled streets, a Gothic cathedral and a host of lively bars and restaurants. Famous for its Breton faience pottery and Armor Lux clothes factory which collections are inspired by the colours of the sea and Breton values.
Pointe de la Torche. 80 km. Classified natural site at the southeastern tip of the Audierne Bay, popular with surfers.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Brest (90 mns) and Rennes (2 hrs).
Ferries to Roscoff (2 hrs) and St Malo (2 hrs 45 mns).
For other similar properties in Brittany, please check ref 2768, 27681, 27682, 27684, 27685, & 27686.
Grounds : 2700m², partially enclosed. Swings, children?s games, barbecue. Table tennis.
Terrace : open, 50m², outdoor furniture, sunloungers.
Pool : 7.5 x 3m, covered and heated, in conservatory 60m², automatic cleaning, counter current swimming, sauna, jacuzzi heated at 37°C, shower, hammam. Access to terrace.
General information :
Sea: 3 km
Beach: 3 km
Supermarket: 6 km
Shops: 4 km
Doctor: 6 km
Town centre: 6 km
Tennis: 3 km
Hospital: 10 km Quimperlé
Horse riding: 3 km
Night club: 16 km
Golf: 16 km.