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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Chateaulin today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $332 to as high as $442, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 28, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Jan 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:30
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Chateaulin Attractions
- Central heating
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
- 1 Shower
– based on 27 reviews
- Very Good
“Charming, comfortable apartment in rural Brittany”
The gite is charming and very comfortable, with all the modern conveniences and everything you need for your stay (games, guide books, kitchen utensils, etc.). We enjoyed a really nice week-long "babymoon" here while waiting for the arrival of our first child. It is a romantic location in a lovely rural location. Just outside the door you find orchards and woods, and a short walk down to a stream. The location is perfect for exploring the Finistere region by car, which is lovely. Coming from Paris by car it makes for a really nice getaway and is clos enough to be doable for a long weekend.
“Gorgeous rural retreat with a touch of thoughtful luxury”
My girlfriend and I were hoping for a relaxing rural retreat with beautiful views into a valley. We weren't disappointed! But what really exceeded our expectations was touches of boutique luxury - like a huge walk in shower and very comfy bed - that would be more commonly found in a 5 star hotel. The décor was so stylishly co-ordinated that my girlfriend even got some inspiration from it for our own home. A huge amount of care has clearly gone into the gites and owners, Richard and Claire, have thought of absolutely everything when equipping it from big ticket items like English satellite TV and a wood burner to little touches like shopping bags and lunch boxes. There was also a very thoughtful welcome pack including bread, wine and homemade jam. Richard provided a huge amount of information to help us find the best places to visit and kindly lent us walking maps and other books to make the most of our stay. This is hands down the best self-catering accommodation I have ever stayed in - well done Richard and Claire!
“Fantastic stay-5 stars!”
We had a fantastic stay with Richard and Claire in their Penlan gite-5 stars! We arrived to homemade plum jam and eggs from the chickens, a wonderful touch after a long journey. The gite was a cool escape on a hot day with the tiled floor and open plan layout, perfect after a day on the beach, and the wood burning stove was fantastic on the chillier evenings. We loved the privacy of the gite, and the amazing views over the countryside, perfect for sitting out with dinner and a good book. Richard and Claire were very respectful of our privacy and were extremely helpful when we wanted some information on the surrounding area. Some amazing places to explore in Finistere, if you love beaches, wildlife and nature, Penlan gites are a good option for your holiday in France.
“modern accomodation in an historic landscape”
We can only endorse what others have said. The accomodation is spacious, modern, with just what you need and no clutter!The kitchen area is a joy to cook in. You can eat on the sunlight terrace and enjoy an unspoilt view of green countryside. The welcome pack gets you started on your first night, until you have had a chance to find the two excellent local bakers in the nearby town. The owners will do all they can to make your visit as fruitful as possible, but without intruding. the location is ideally chosen to allow you explore the Western tip of Finistere; the Nante Brest Canal; excellent coastal and mountain walks (from the book suppled); and coastal and inland towns and villages. Oh...and you will sleep like a log in the king size bed.
“A great base for cycling in Brittany”
We had a very enjoyable cycle trip to Brittany recently, designed to coincide with some Tour de France spectating! It was the first time that I had cycled in France. I had been told that on the whole other road users were more bike aware and that proved to be very true. For those of us used to busy UK roads it is a delight to be on roads that have nothing like the traffic volumes of our busy island. Road surfaces are also generally much better. The Gite, easily reached from Roscoff on two wheels, makes an ideal base for day touring in western Brittany and the nearby 'Canal de Nantes a Brest' has an excellent cycle path alongside which has the advantage of a very gentle gradient and no traffic! Penlan Gites provide a wonderful rural base for some great day rides in lovely, peaceful countryside with the knowledge that you can relax and get very comfortable very quickly in a very clean, well equipped gite at the end of the day. The owners know the area very well and are very happy to advise about places to visit and routes. To sum up cycling in this part of Brittany there is plenty of choice and variety including short sharp hills which reward with fast steep descent and the longer gentle climbs and undulations which reward with sweeping long descents. Beautiful scenery, considerate drivers and delightful French cuisine.
We spent a full week at Penlan Gites and had a marvellous holiday. Over the years we have spent many holidays in gites and this was the best of the lot! The attention to detail was superb. The suroundings were peaceful and the welcome from Richard and Claire was very warm. They were always available for advice and suggestions of where to go. We used the log burner on several nights and it made the gite very warm and cosy without needing the electric heating. The Crozon Peninsula was so beautiful and had a huge variety of things to do, walking, beaches, history, water sports. We took our kayak and went on the Nantes/Brest canal at Ti Men and Port Coblant. This was total escapism, so quiet and pretty, with escaliers past the locks for the kayak. The journey from Roscoff was very quick and easy and the Plymouth/Roscoff ferries were very well equiped and clean. All in all, a holiday to be repeated at regular intervals. Looking forward to going back already!
We had two wonderful weeks in our gite and would certainly like to return. The owners were welcoming and very friendly. The gite was very clean and comfortable with everything you could want for a holiday. The supplies provided on arrival were great and much appreciated. The gite was well placed for visiting the north, west and south of Brittany and we certainly enjoyed the fantastic beaches. All in all, a brilliant holiday.
The previous reviews have more or less said it all - the peaceful surroundings, the convenient and well-thought out building conversion, the friendliness and efficiency of the owners. We've stayed in so many holiday flats over the years, and there's almost always been something to niggle - but this one had everything. Clean and bright and fresh, comfortable, well-heated, a wonderful shower, great cooking facilities. We had one of our best fortnights ever and are certainly planning to visit again. The excellence of the location is worth a special mention - the south, north and especially west coasts are so easily accessible. The expressway is so convenient (and has no tolls!). We loved everything.
Richard and Clare were brilliant hosts, they couldn't do enough for us, depite having a guide their knowledge enabled us to visit more interesting places. Although a bit isolated everything was in easy reach the furthest location being Vannes well worth the drive. The Gite was very well equipped and a small hamper was left to help on arrival, they came on a regular basis to check things were ok and they most certainly were. If you want peace and quiet no problem there are pleasant walks through the woods and along the stream, loads of birds such as jays, egrets and the ones we don't see in the UK. Thankyou for a great holiday, we feel as though we have made friends who were so welcombing.
“Weather and welcom both warm”
The gite was clean and bright and its surroundings idyllic. We felt right at home! The weather was fabulous and our trips to the surrounding towns and many of the Crozon beaches were fun-filled and sun-soaked. Our 3-day stay was not long enough. We would love to stay again soon.