Ar Sparfel is a self-catering house with 5 bedrooms, 3 with twin beds,1 with double/twin beds and 1 with single bed sleeping up to 9.. There are two bathrooms, one with bath/basin/loo and one with shower/basin/loo and a separate cloakroom with loo and basin. A large heated drying cupboard. Large living room with seating for 9 persons and dining area with french doors leading to paved terrace with barbeque. Spectacular sea views from house & terrace looking straight out to Les Tas de Pois islands and many lighthouses which can be spotted winking at night. The sunsets are magnificent from the terrace and house. We built it in 1978 at the edge of a tiny unspoilt cliff top hamlet away from noise and traffic approached by a small road that is marked 'dead end' and only for the use of the residents. Ar Sparfel is the last house in the village. The house is easy to keep clean and the beds are made up for your arrival. The rent includes all outgoings and rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Large safe garden for children to play with large lawn brilliant for ball play. Take the track from the house and the sandy beach is 300 yds 5 minutes walk. 15 mins walk along the cliff path takes you to one of the best surfing beaches in France, Lost Mar'ch. Local facilities include tennis, riding, sailing, wind surfing. There are classes for all ages in Kayaking, Paddle Stand Up Boarding, Sailing and Surfing at the Centre Nautique de Crozon-Morgat (see their website). Drive 8 mins to the market town of Crozon with its weekly fish and veg market, shops, supermarket and pretty square with church and cafe which has Internet available. And same distance to the seaside sailing resort of Morgat. 40 mins to the medieval city of Quimper with its wonderful cathedral and Quimper Pottery factory tours as well as cafes, bars and restaurants. Many seafood restaurants in the area and an abundance of sandy beaches. Our village, Kerabars, is 65 miles from Roscoff, 160 miles from St. Malo, 280 miles from Caen and 270 miles from Cherbourg.
The area is beautifully mild in the winter and the house is double glazed on all windows, a fireplace for burning driftwood and heating in every room.
The Countryside: From Ar Sparfel you look out at a spectacular view of the Atlantic, the Tas de Pois (islands) and the Point de Dinan. A 5 minute walk, from the house down a track takes you to our beach which is ideal for surfing, collecting mussels at low tide with many rock pools for children to play. There are wonderful cliff walks in either direction. The peninsular has a temperate climate. In the mild spring, gorse and broom flare golden and there are carpets of primroses and wild flowers. From June to September it can at times get incredibly warm. In the autumn the cliffs are covered with purple heather & gorse. The villagers say snow is unknown and frost almost as rare. The little Port of Morgat is 8 minutes drive away and Crozon, the market town, the same distance.
Things to do: Eating at the little seafood restaurants is a great experience. You will be faced by Plateau des Fruits de Mer, Coquillages, Crabes and Crevettes and home seems far away! To work off the excesses, Golf is 40 minutes away at Golf de Brest Iroise with 18 spectacular holes. Diving Clubs, Windsurfing and Sailing abound at Morgat and Camaret, a well known port to English sailors 15 minutes away. There is so much to offer from small children to teenagers. Tennis with all weather courts and indoor court and bicycle hire at Morgat. Shopping is terrific at Crozon and Morgat. There is a fish and veg market most mornings in Crozon, 3 supermarkets and everything one could ever want that is French! Quimper, 40 minutes away, is a fascinating cathedral down and the home of the famous Quimper Pottery Factory. The medieval town of Locronon with its ancient church is 35 mins drive.