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House sleeps 9. Sea views. 2 bathrooms. 300 yds sandy beach large garden.

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
house
People
9
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Crozon - Ar Sparfel

House sleeps 9, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sea views, sandy beach 5 mins walk.

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Annabel Ridley
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2016
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About Annabel Ridley

Annabel Ridley is an artist and glass engraver and Adam Ridley is a retired solicitor. We have three grown up children and 8 grandchildren and live in Richmond, Surrey

Annabel Ridley purchased this house in 1977

Why Annabel Ridley chose Chateaulin area

Having holidayed with our 3 small children several years running, we found our favourite beach at the end of a country lane leading to nowhere except for a small Breton hamlet. We bought a field overlooking the sea and in 1977 built a house where we have spent our holidays every year since.

What makes this house unique

Spectular sea view. Terrace to watch sunsets. Close to many sandy beaches. walking for 20mins from our house takes you to the famous surfing beaches of La Palud and Lost Mar'ch where the annual Surfing Competitions take place. Attractive countryside and small farming villages. Our sandy beach is 5 mins walk from the house. The house is set back from the cliff paths and is in the area that is a designated area of beauty. A 20 min drive takes you to Camaret, the French Port where there are many seafood restaurants. I is a family house sleeping 9 with two bathrooms, separate cloakroom and large drying cupboard & ouside line. Large grassed garden area for children to play. The house is the last one in the village up a dead end road designated to the residents so its very quiet with no dangers of passing traffic. Our beach is uttely uncrowed consisting even in High Season of mostly the residents in the village and us!

Masses to do for young children and teenagers. There is a brilliant Nautique Centre de Crozon-Morgat at Morgat where you can fix up classes in just about everything nautical! You can go riding along the beaches with the local riding school or bicycling along the cliff paths. The walks are absolutely magnificent and at all times of the year the gorse or heather seems to be out.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

House sleeps 9. Sea views. 2 bathrooms. 300 yds sandy beach large garden.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Family holiday home in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very enjoyable week at Ar Sparfel in October with our 1 yr old. The house is a cosy (but deceptively large) traditional family holiday home with everything you need for a week or two of vacation. It has a quirky and endearing charm which is obviously steeped in family history, and the place is made really special by its incredible location on the clifftops and set in its expansive garden with a glorious sea view. We really enjoyed walking, surfing and swimming all within a few paces from the front door, and taking cafe lunches in nearby Crozon and Morgat. The only negative would be that the steep open-tread stairs are not very safe for toddlers (although there is a panel which can block them off at the bottom). It might also be nice to have a couple of double beds for couples, and also wifi access. None of these things bothered us especially as we were there for a proper family getaway - and all in all, it's a great spot for a relaxing and exhilarating holiday. We certainly plan to return. Thank you to our kind hosts who made us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beyond perfection

  • 5 of 5

the surroundings, atmosphere and character of the place is perfect for any family or single persons holiday get away. I cannot put into words how much pleasure the place gave me when taking my friends and family for a 10 day holiday retreat. there is a lovely town called Crozon not to far away where all your needs for supplies and interesting things to do are met. Its peaceful and refreshing if you want to relax with mixed sunny but always warm weather. If you want to participate in more exciting or cultural activities there is a maze, treetop climbing and a paint-balling site less than 5 mins drive away. Morgat and camerat supply more beaches and shops aswell as fabulous painting/drawing sites and views. There are many cultural marvels to be enjoyed, including caves, churches museums, aquariums and many more that I plan to visit on my next visit for sure. if you are looking for sporting activities then there are a number of very well managed sport venues within a 30 minute drive. these include; indoor/outdoor tennis courts near crozon, many golf courses with great reputations, sea school (sailing ect), swimming (flumes), go-karting skating parks. Overall this place gave myself and friends the best holiday for the cheapest cost we've ever had. thank you so much and I know we'll be back!

The listing description was very accurate if not it understated the place.

The layout is simple yet unique. the location is easy to accustom yourself to. Again the facilities are simple but there is everything you need to have a good time and get away from the world (as a holiday should be)

the property was exquisitely well cared for and obviously intensely maintained to give the best accommodation possible

It was the easiest trip I've ever had to organise with no complications concerning dates, prices or extras, at all. The cost was agreed (cheaper than I would of paid for such a good holiday)

I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends and family

I particularly loved the food at chez Philippee's (Crab, prawns lobster etc)

The bretagne cider is now my favourite cider and all the ice cream shops along morgat are fantastic with ridiculous floured ice creams and toppings including all the house hold named ones. adored the swimming at camerat aswell as playing a fantastic round of golf and long days of fishing and walking on the cliffs. The people from the villages are so friendly we got invited to diner many times. Thanks again, J

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for submitting such a lovely review. Our family, children and grandchildren, love the house and its surroundings so much that it is wonderful to know others feel the same! When we chose where to build the house in 1978 we had no idea exactly what to expect and now we feel it was the best decision we have ever taken!. The Ridley Family.
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Ar Sparfel

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday with our three teenagers at Ar Sparfel last summer. The local beach is a great attraction and an easy walk from the house - good surfing, clean sand, rock pools and never too crowded. There are plenty of other good beaches a short drive away. The house is simple but well kept, easy to clean and cook in and with amazing cliff top views and sunsets which we enjoyed with regular barbecues on the patio. I particularly enjoyed the cliff top walks in both directions from the house and there is plenty for teens and younger children to do a short drive away in Morgat. My son did a surf/kayaking course and the girls had tennis lessons and there are lots of other activities available particularly over the summer months. There is also an abundance of good supermarkets and seafood available both at the markets and in many local restaurants. We will definitely stay at Ar Sparfel again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ar Sparfel

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week at Ar Sparfel. The views are stunning and the coast path is on the doorstep. We swam and surfed everyday at the beach 5 mins walk away and always had the beach and sea to ourselves.

There were 7 (5 adults and 2 teenage boys) of us and the house coped well. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds comfortable, a combination always wanted but rarely achieved! The garden was perfect for cricket and football.

Crozon had all we needed and you could even buy fresh langoustines on a Sunday morning.

We had 2 very good meals at Hotel de France in Camaret and Hostellerie de la Mer in Le Fret. Both very friendly.

We will definately go back as I dont think you can beat the position and beauty of the cliffs and beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Holiday Location

  • 5 of 5

We have revistied this house several times now and on each occasion it has provided the perfect setting for a wonderful family holiday.

Morgat and Crozon (both a short drive away) are great locations and we visit them regularly, but it is wonderful to return to this spot, nestled at the end of the village overlooking the sea. The house is the last in the small village, and sitting on the patio in the evening watching the sun set over the Atlantic is the perfect way to end a day.

The house itself is extremely comfortable and has all the facilities we have ever needed (including a washing machine and dishwasher). The garden is relatively large, providing plenty of space for younger children to play, and older children enjoy the freedom of exploring the nearby coastline, free of cars but with the occasional mountain-bike (serious enthusiasts would find much to enjoy and challenge them along the costal paths).

All-in-all a wonderful house for a holiday in this unspoilt area of France.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sending in your review of our holiday house in Brittany. We are delighted that you feel you have had such good holidays there and look forward to welcoming you in the future. Annabel Ridley
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Ar Sparfel

  • 5 of 5

My family has visited this cottage three times in late June/early July in recent years.

It is wonderfully situated at the end of a quiet road with little car parking at the end so the volume of traffic is limited. The panoramic views from the house are stunning, especially as the sun goes down. The garden is great for football etc. Access to beaches is excellent (10 minutes to quiet but exciting beach, 20 minutes to surfers beach, and short car hop to Ghoullien which is a classic open family beach): rock-pooling, slightly hazardous swimming, lots of sand at each. We regularly visited Crozon (typical small town with good market and other facilities) and Morgat (more typical seaside town with safe beach and very friendly tennis club!).

The walking is excellent throughout the area, particularly round the coast. The whole peninsular is relatively quiet, at least out of high season when we have been there.

The house is well laid out and homely, is good for kids and has most amenities, but if you are expecting all mod cons you will be disappointed (but it is good fun watching the World Cup on the TV in the local bar rather than at home!)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Brest
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Morgat or Crozon
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Brest
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Brest
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Morgat/ Crozon/Camaret
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

Ar Sparfel is the last house where the small road ends in the tiny village of Kerabars. It is very quiet with no through traffic. An eight minute drive away is Crozon, a flourishing market town with supermarkets, church, picturesque square and many shops. The same distance is Morgat, an attractive sea port with shops, seafood restaurants and many sporting facilities - diving, surfing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing school at the Centre Nautique de Crozon-Morgat (look up their website) perfect for children of all ages. The beach and sea is sheltered being on the Bay of Douarnenez and facing South. A scenic cliff path goes right from the house in either direction to other wonderful sandy beaches.

A short drive away is the medieval town of Locronon and a little further on Quimper, the capital of Finisterre, and the famous Quimper Cathedral and the Breton Pottery Factory. The Port of Douarnenez and the famous sardine fishing fleet is not too far away.

Cameret is 15 mins drive from where you can catch the ferry for a day trip to The Isles of Ushant.

Golf: Golf de Brest Iroise is roughly 50 miles drive from our house. 18 and 9 holes it was designed by British Architect Michael Fenn in 1976. In a park of 220 acres. Clubhouse has all facilities with agnificent views of Monts Aree and Brest Harbour.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crozon, Chateaulin area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
18 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Mid season
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Mid Season
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Peak Season
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Low Season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Half the rent in advance plus a £200 returnable deposit secures the booking. Rent includes all electricity and beds made up for arrival.
Cancellation of a confirmed booking renders tenants liable at the discretion of the owners to loss of the rent paid in advance if no later booking for the same period is made. Re-booking expenses will be deducted from any refund. Insurance cover is thus

Payment may be made in Euros at the daily rate on Google. Half the rent plus the returnable deposit of £250 or 250 Euros to secure the booking and the rest payable 6 weeks before the rental begins.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crozon in Finistere

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , With basin
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , With basin
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With basin
  • Constant hot water provided - please bring your own towels -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • 4 twins, 1 single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is an excellent Golf Course near Brest. The medieval city of Locronon and Quimper, with its beautiful cathedral, are nearby. Mountain Bikes can be hired in Crozon. Riding stables in Morgat and tennis courts. There is a diving school in Camaret and Sailing and Windsurfing school in Morgat plus a swimming pool with flumes. The house was built in 1978 and is at the top of the site commanding spectacular views over the Tas des Pois, a group of islands beyond which are the Isles of Ushant and many lighthouses which can be seen at night. You can stand on our Patio and watch the sun going down behind the islands. The garden is large and mostly mown grass and excellent for footballs and games for children when not at our beach - five minutes walk away. You can walk out of our house to the cliff path where you can enjoy spectacular walks in either direction. Our small village is typically Breton and at the end of a quiet road so there is no through traffic to disturb you.

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