TirNaNog Ideal Family Holiday Home
From $46 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
"Tirnanog is a large, traditional Breton house situated in the hamlet of Bodizel a short walk from the colourful village of Spezet. The nearby village which historically belonged to Cornwall, is steeped in myth and legend and home to excellent restaurants, boulangerie, charcuterie, post office and several bars.
The house has great character with open fires and a wealth of exposed beams, however gas central heating has been installed to ensure you remain cosy during the winter months. The large, private enclosed garden with expansive lawn and apple trees is ideal for children; swings, slide, paddling pool and bicycles (for both adults and children) ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
The Spezet / Bodizel area
Set in superb countryside, Tirnanog is a detached Breton house ideal for families. The secure garden is laid to lawn, Childrens' swing, slide and paddling pool are available. Superb unspoilt beaches are within a thirty minute drive.
The nearby village of Spezet has a number of excellent restaurants, several traditional bars and a charcuterie, chemist, boulangeries and post-office. The neighbouring town of Chateauneuf du Faou has supermarkets, restaurants and most things expected from a town. The weekly market is a must to visit, traditional in every way. Boats and canoes can be hired in Chateauneuf to explore the Aulne river and canal.
Beautiful unspoilt and uncrowded beaches can be found within a thirty minute drive. Tirnanog is ideally situated to explore the magnificent countryside of Brittany.
Within a thirty minute drive are beautiful unspoilt beaches and rugged headlands.
The area is steeped in myth and Celtic legend, tales of King Arthur and Merlin abound. Stone monoliths and other prehistoric sites can be visited.
In nearby Huelgoat is the Enchanted Forest, .Lying between Morlaix and Carhaix just off the D764 in Brittany is the small town of Huelgoat, its name is taken from the Breton for high - huel and wood - koat, it is popular with tourists and boasts a large population of British expats. Huelgoat town is in itself very picturesque and pleasantly situated on the shores of a large pretty lake which was artificially created in the 16th century to supply water to silver and lead mines which were the areas main industry at the time. Today the lake looks perfectly natural and you wouldn't know it was man made and there are plenty of cafes and bars where you can sit and watch the water or the world go by.
But Huelgoat's main attraction has really got to be its beautiful and often overlooked magically enchanted forest. Literally just off the town center and covering an area of 10 square kilometres the forest of Huelgoat abounds with amazing gigantic mossy boulders and sparkling clear pools as the river Argent winds its way through the trees. To access the forest just walk from the town down to the lake and around to the right where the bridge lies, just a few steps across the road takes you into the forest.
There are plenty of marked paths and trails allowing you to walk in a circular route through the forest and you can even while away some time in the creperie a large pretty Swiss like wooden chalet built in the forest.
Follow the main path and your first stop should be Le Chaos de Rochers or the Chaos of Rocks and the Grotte Du Diable or Cave of the Devil. Here the water from the lake plunges dramatically ten meters below ground into a large cavern, the noise of the water is thundering and if your brave enough to climb down the slippery rocks and steep iron ladder its well worth a visit - but take care!
After the Grotte the river continues underground for a short distance before re-emerging and winding its way through the forest sometimes widening into fairy pools with stepping stones and small bridges.
All around are the beautifully moulded water smoothed boulders and rocks laid out in seemingly impossible positions which make this place so special and who knows if you look hard enough you may even see the odd FĂŠe or Korrigan (fairies) that are supposed to inhabit the forest.
Further into the forest is Le Camp d'Artus an ancient hill fort and supposedly one of King Arthur's many last resting places and the La Roche Tremblante a massive boulder weighing 137 tonnes which is precariously balanced in such a way that it can be be rocked by the weight of just one person - if you can find the exact place to push against it.
On your way back out of the forest stop for a while at the war memorial next to the natural spring which runs across the path.
The memorial honours the many local people who fought in the French resistance and who lost their lives in the forest of Huelgoat bravely fighting against German occupation.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: carhaix, 8 miles
Nearest airport: brest, 35 miles
Nearest ferry port: roskoff, 40 miles
Car is not necessary