Single storey with light, airy, huge open plan interior and adjacent off road parking. Central location for touring Western Brittany. The track outside the Gites leads you down through the woods to the river Douffine. Newly decorated and furnished in a relaxed, fresh, country style. English speaking owners live on site in main farmhouse. Suitable for all year round use with full electric heating included and wood-burner fire, ideal for chilly evenings and winter breaks. All linen provided. Initial basic supplies of tea/coffee, milk, fresh bread, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper, French cheese and bottle of wine are all included and will be waiting in your gite for your arrival. Cleaning materials provided. First basket of chopped wood included. Separate secure storage is available for bikes, surf boards, fishing tackle and roof racks etc. Glass front door opens on to small, secluded terrace garden with views and walks to river, woods and surrounding countryside.
- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Jul 2018
About Property Manager
Following unexpected redundancy; too young for retirement and wanting new challenges, we agreed a new home in Brittany could offer the space and more relaxed country lifestyle we had both enjoyed before the family responsibilities and demanding professions! We both have links with farming and with some renovating experience, we sold our Hampshire home and moved in to our Breton property ‘Penlan Huella’ Nov 2009 - shortly followed by the animals. We hope to bring new life back to the farm and its 7.5 acres of surrounding fields and woodland.We've converted two traditional stone farm buildings in to holiday Gites. With our interests in photography, wildlife, farming, animals, gardening and enjoying time and space with family and friends, our new lifestyle is meeting all our objectives.
Property Manager purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Property Manager chose Saint-Ségal
We wanted rural but not too isolated. Somewhere our family and friends could visit easily without too much travelling or expense and somewhere to keep us busy but nothing over ambitious. We had a list of clear objectives and stuck to it! Its a very rural spot, but local active villages are only a few miles away. The general area has excellent and quiet road networks making driving easy, direct and pleasurable. Roscoff ferry port is less than one hour’s drive and Brest airport is only half an hour’s drive. Access from the UK can be very quick and easy. It may be rural, but we have excellent modern communication systems. Our broadband, UK television and telephone connections are better than we experienced in Hampshire!
What makes this Apartment unique
The gites have been designed for couples to relax in a generously spacious environment within a beautiful country location. Far reaching views from the south west facing Gites can be enjoyed through your windows, doors and outdoor areas. Wooded, riverside or open country walks on road or off-road cycling all possible from the doorstep. Within a few minutes’ drive from the Gites, you can be enjoying the beautiful Breton countryside, the beaches, fishing and harbor towns or inland villages. There is something of everything.
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Delightful cottage in the midst of verdant nature
Just what we were looking for: a spacious and quiet place where to spend a few days in a natural park but within driving distance from the best beaches and interesting places in western Brittany.
The room was clean and provided with all one may need, including a bottle of wine, a baguette and cheese that generously welcomed us at arrival.
Richard was also very attentive in showing us how everything worked in the room, and in telling us about the best restaurants to visit in the neighborhood.
I would definitely like to stay there again in the near future.
Excellent Gite, Position wonderful and the cottage was very well furnished with everything you could need. We were given a very warm welcome from Richard and Claire and enjoyed sitting in the garden in perfect quiet in the sun. The area was well suited to travel to other parts of Brittany, which was ideal for us as we previously lived in Central Brittany and were able to revisit some old haunts.
Thank you again Richard and Claire.
Joy and Tom Cooper.
Thank you for you kind words, can't believe the summer has flown by since you were here. Glad that yo enjoyed your stay with us. One of the items on our list when choosing this property was a central location, so we are glad that you found it easy to visit some of the places you obviously know well.
If you are looking for a peaceful and tucked away setting away from it all, then Penlan Gites are for you. We had a wonderful one week stay in April 2014. Richard and Claire are happy to offer help and information if needed and made us feel welcome the moment we arrived.
The property is in first class order and We would recommend these gites to our family and friends, we will differently be returning.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return.
Brittany’s many beautiful local sandy beaches and the contrasting northern Brittany rocky coastal areas are all within easy driving distance. e.g. The stunning, long, golden sandy beach at Pentrez is within half an hour’s drive with easy, free parking adjacent to the beach. The well known rocky lighthouse point at ‘Pointe du Raz’ is less than one hour with opportunity to park and walk to the lighthouse, the visitor centre and view the rocky sea off the famous point. Many coastal walks.
Brest airport approx 30 minute drive.
Roscoff ferry port approx 1 hour drive.
St Malo ferry port approx 2.5 hour drive.
Journey to/from Brest airport may be arranged in advance and collection and delivery to agreed points may be arranged (use of car is recommended for this accommodation). Please ask owners. Property is perfect for keen walkers and cyclists or those who wish to enjoy the peace and quiet of the location. Car is recommended for further sightseeing or main shopping/restaurants.
Loperec approx 2 miles.
Pont de Buis approx 2.5 miles.
Quimper approx 20 miles.
Saint Michel chapel approx 11 miles.
Locronon approx 15 miles.
Trevarez Chateau approx 20 miles.
Brest approx 25 miles.
Douarnanez approx 23 miles.
Pentrez beach approx 20 miles.
Penlan is ideally situated for touring historical towns, cycling, walking, fishing and relaxing on the beach.
Pont de Buis has a supermarket, banks, pharmacie, boulangerie and patisseries for all your self catering needs. There is also a small shop in the village of Loperec.
There are many restaurants within easy driving distance as well as one in Loperec which can be walked for a lunchtime meal.
Booking Notes: Deposit of 75 euro (or sterling equivalent) is required to secure a booking. Booking form available on owners website or please contact the owners directly. Full payment required at minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: Arrival day is flexible subject to availability. Please arrive between 4pm and 6pm and depart before 10am. Notes on prices: Payment can be made in sterling by arrangement. Longer lets may be possible. 20% discount is available on Brittany Ferries prices when you book with us.