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Large comfortable seaside cottage sleeping 14 on Brittanys northern coast

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Five bedroom detached cottage sleeping 14/15 with central heating

Kerguelen is a traditional Breton stone farmhouse set in its own large, sheltered private garden.

The sea and beautiful clean sandy beaches are just a short walk, as is the market village of Plougasnou where you will find all you will need for your self-catering holiday.

The ground floor comprises two rooms; a large salon with wood-burning stove set in an imposing fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen/dinning room (dishwasher (Bosch), electric kettle, microwave, large table with benches seating for 14). There is also a cloak area and utility room, with WC, and washing machine.

Climbing the traditional turning staircase the first floor has three bedrooms; one double, one double+single and a bunk-room sleeping four. All with views onto the large garden, and if you crane your neck out to the left a glimpse of the sea. There is also a shower/toilet.

The top floor has one double bedroom and another with 3 singles. There is also a bathroom with bath and hand-basin, and a separate room with wc

Beaches: Kerguelen is an ideal location for a beach holiday as there are many superb sandy beaches all with a short drive, enough to find a new one for each day of your visit, if you are so inclined. Some with large and panoramic views, others in small rocky coves. Some with convenient near-by car parking others hidden and requiring a walk. All offer safe crystal clean waters for bathing, if a little cold for some. Primel beach is the nearest beach to Kerguelen (1km distance) and has a safety patrol in summer.

Other beaches worth a visit; Plougasnou beach, Vilin Izella beach, set in a nature reserve with nearby water mill, Port Blanc, Le Guerzit, St Samson and Terénez with it's boats and Cafés.

Local activities: The area around Kerguelen and Plougasnou offers the possibility of many varied activities.

-Walking along the dramatic granite coast is a good way to get the heart beating as you climb and descend the many cliffs and take in the beautiful unspoiled seascapes.

-Terénez sailing club offers sailing lessons in catamaran yachts, and the possibility of visiting the bay of Morlaix, beginners are welcomed.

-Boat trips around the Bay Morlaix with visits to the Chateau Taurreau leave from the near-by port of Le Diben.

-Morlaix provides an historic glimpse into the past with walks or by tourist 'train' (fun for the children) through the narrow alleys between the colourful wood-framed houses. La maison Pondallez is worth a special visit.

-Brest (1 hr by road) has an interesting maritime museum and Oceanopolis amoungst other attractions. Shopping!

-The fabulous forest of Huelgoat in the Mont d'arrée (1 hr road) with its enormous moss covered boulders makes for an interesting day out.

Find my gitesinfinistere website by cut and pastinig 'gitesinfinistere-kerguelen Philip James' into a google search. More pictures and information.

End of stay cleaning not included.

More Details

Philip James
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Philip James

English emigre to Finistere since 1996. I moved mainly for the swimming, as the sea here though cold, is fantastically clear and invigorating. Plougasnou beach is for me the very best place to swim and I have tried a few other places around the world.

Philip James purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Philip James chose Plougasnou

Kerguelen was the second house I bought in Plougasnou. I had always noticed this house as it slowly became overgrown and dilapidated, and by chance passed by on the day the 'for sale' sign was put up. It is a beautifully grand farmhouse in a sunny sheltered spot. One day I will live here, but with grown up children it is far too big, thus it'll earn it's keep as a gite. I hope you enjoy it.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Equidistant from beach and village, 1km. All you need for a serene summer vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons passé un super séjour : votre maison est très fonctionnelle et très bien aménagée (nous avons adoré votre cuisine !)

Dommage que le temps n'est pas été plus sympa avec nous, mais nous avons quand même pu allez dehors (à la pointe du Diben et à la pointe de primel tregastel)

Nous recommanderons avec plaisir votre maison.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Plougasnou in Finistère

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 sets of bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , + folding bed
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
End of stay cleaning not included, bur can be arranged. 45€ ask Philip


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Large comfortable seaside cottage sleeping 14 on Brittanys northern coast
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

A delightful rustic experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week with a family group of 12 exploring the coast on foot, bikes (rented in Plougasnou) and cars. The farmhouse has a wonderful kitchen for preparing meals with produce from local markets. It's a really beautiful area. The property is well described in the listing. Philip was very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you spent a happy week in Kerguelen, and got to explore the surrounding area, and many thanks for a great review. Philip
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Rustic charm and great beaches

  • 5 of 5

The house was fabulous, just what we needed for a break with extended family. The house was lovely and clean with lots of rustic charm. The kitchen was where we spent most of the time chatting and drinking wine as cooked and ate. The kids loved the huge garden too! Lovely beaches in the area, we visited quite a few despite the weather. We also visited a couple of relatively local swimming pools in Lannion and St Pol De Leon. The market in Plougasnou on a Tuesday morning is great for local produce, definitely worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great comment. I am glad you had a nice time and enjoyed the house and area. The kitchen is now even bigger and better this year; 2015, after a total revamp. I hope you will come back and enjoy it as much.
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the house, the sea, Finistère, even the weather was very nice, we thought. There were days we sat in the garden reading in the sun without any coats on. I'd say that's nice enough for this time of the year. We even went for a new years swim at Vilin Izella beach! I hope we didn't leave the house too messy. With the weather and all the kids running in and out of the house, it was hard to keep it decent. It truly is a great house in a great spot. We had no idea where we would end up exactly, as it was the first time in Bretagne for all of us, but it is definitely a place to come back to. Sis New Year 2014

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for a great review, and I was thinking you had terrible weather, it seemed like non-stop rain, but glad you could get out and about even a swim in the sea! Yikes. Philip
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Maison agréable avec grand jardin à proximité d’une tres belle plage

  • 4 of 5

Très beau jardin dont les très nombreux trous dans l’espace herbeux mériteraient d’être bouché pour éviter les entorses. Belle grande maison de famille pleine de charme et dans l’esprit campagne mais les cloisons entre les chambres faites de planches, les prestations globales et notamment la présence de nombreuses toiles d’araignées ne justifient pas le prix de la location qui, en considérant d’autres locations en bord de mer pied dans l’eau que nous avons il y a deux ans, seraient correct à moitié prix

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Le beau temps s’est conjugué avec la beauté de cette demeure familiale et son aspect pratique : Grand terrain clôturé, grande cuisine fonctionnelle et bien équipée, sanitaires complets à tous les étages...

Le propriétaire, un anglais, Mister James, est vraiment un gentleman.

Nous conseillons vivement. Remerciements.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Kergueleen gite is a spacious five bedroom Breton farmhouse, situated in its own private , and sheltered garden a few minutes walk from the splendid sandy Primel beach. The market village of Plougasnou lies along the rugged northern coast of Finistere, it boasts the longest coastline of any commune in France. There is a spectacular path along its length that provide glorious views at all times of the the year. Beautiful beaches, a local market as well as supermarket, pharmacy, banks, cafés, and restaurants are all a few minutes away from Kerguelen and yet the house is situated in perfect tranquillity, with just the the tweeting of birds to disturb your mornings.

I accept payments in £s or €s to either my French or UK bank.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Plougasnou, Finistere

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
winter festival
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekend stays offered for £500 biased on two nights, £100 per extra night. (Not available between June and end September) . Visit my webpage (link below) or contact Philip for latest offers.

I accept payments in either £s or €s to either my French or UK bank.
Prices do not include 'Taxe de séjour'; 0.44€ per person per night, payable in cash during your stay, summer months only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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