Architect-designed house, all amenities, carefully decorated,heated pool at 28°C
- English, French
Pool / Spa
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
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We very much enjoyed our vacation, with the many things to do in the area, the hospitality of the friendly owners, and of course the beautiful house with a really stunning view and its awesome location at the beach. We certainly plan to come back.
Lovely location - very peaceful - great beach - a lovely break away with the family
A great holiday and we really enjoyed the indoor pool!
We spent a really enjoyable week at this property. The villa is truly amazing with panoramic views of the Brittany coastline. The villa is spacious, modern, clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with utensils and equipment. The swimming pool was a lovely luxury particularly as the weather was changeable on the week we stayed. Mr and Mrs Bourhis were lovely hosts and we appreciated the homemade tart. I highly recommend this property.
Superb beachside retreat
The place looked great on paper... and it really lived up to expectations. Eight of us - three adults, one teen and four youngsters spent easy days hanging in the pool, playing on the beach or just chilling out in the lounge enjoying the view.
The pool is a good temperature and good size - although note it is 1.5m deep, so bring arm bands for younger kids. We also brought some inflatables (two rings and a crocodile), a body board and several water pistols. As a result, the kids were in the pool at least once every day!
You can't see it from the pictures, but outside the lounge there is a small garden with a picnic table and four sun loungers. Right at the end of the garden is a path leading down some rocks and onto the beach. A great beach too. The sun rises at the front of the house, and moves over the back in the afternoon, so that's when you want to go to the beach, especially as that's when the tide is in and you can paddle/swim in the sea. The sun setting on the water is quite magnificent.
The owners also supply two kayaks (and various life jackets). They were excellent! We went out into the sea a few times - including one epic journey. It's absolutely amazing out on the open water - we just regretted not taking a couple of beers with us!
Outside of the house, the village (Santec) is ten minutes walk and has a nice bakery and a bar/tabac, as well as a small grocery store. There is a big E Leclerc supermarket at nearby St Pol de Leon that has a great selection and good prices, and cheap fuel. For a day trip drive into Roscoff and take the boat to the Ile de Batz (pronounced Ba). We hired out bikes (including one with a trailer for the two littlest and two junior ones for a six and seven year old) and cycled to the the lighthouse creperie for a bite to eat, before heading to the lighthouse itself, which we climbed for some amazing views. Afterwards, we hit the nearby beach with its amazingly clear water. If we'd arrived earlier, we might have cycled round the whole island. It really is beautiful.
All in all, a brilliant place for a holiday, especially with kids. Very helpful owners too. Highly recommended.
Great House directly On a Very Nice beach
Very nice modern house. Almost new. Enclosed in its own fenced in garden, not over looked, but with front line direct access to the beach. Sea views from every room. The views from the house and garden are better than the pictures show. The beach is very nice white sand, with only patches of seaweed. Good for swimming and boating (Kayaks were provided free with the house) when tide is in, good for exploring rock pools etc when tide is out. Over all great for the kids. The beach is never crowded. Although it is public it is mostly only shared with other residents and feels like a private beach. The house is on the outskirts of a characterful little village with a bar/tabac, good local grocery store, and boulangerie all 5-10 min walk. A large supermarket is 10 min drive away in San Pol. Indoor swimming pool was an added bonus. It was warm and clean and also has a sea view!
The owners met us at the house. They were very welcoming and helpful. On arrival I found the house a little hard to find, so it would be a good idea to make sure you ask for directions or locate it on Sat Nav. In the house they provided local information. Only thing I had to find myself was a map to the Supermarket in San Pol and the nearest hospital emergency room/doctor which was 20 mins drive and easy to find once we knew where it was.
Overall it was a wonderful stay. On days with good weather, no need to leave the house/beach. If weather is not good, explore characterful Roscoff (much nicer than other Ferry Terminal Towns) and Morlaix.
We had a wonderful half term week in the villa.The accommodation is fantastic and is situated in a private road behind an auto entry timber gate.The children practically lived in the heated indoor swimming pool. Theven beach is accessible through a gate at the bottom of the garden and some rough steps. Sieck to the south and Batz to the north are visible from the beach.Mr Bourhis speaks good English and we found Mr & Mrs Bourhis both accommodating and helpful.There are shops within walking distance(chemist; pattiserie,bar and convenience store)
All in all a relaxing holiday in a superb location.
The house is located 5 km away from Roscoff, facing the islands of Sieck and Batz. You can easily reach it by highway, by train or from the Brest Bretagne airport (50 km away). It is only a few steps away from the Theven beach and the shops. The closest golf course is in Carantec, 15 km away.