Villa du Port
Le Pouldu, Brittany
Price guide: 1760€ to 3760€
5 3 10 Private indoor pool 4km Yes Yes No Yes
150€ off two week and 320€ off three week bookings.
About the Property:
This secluded villa enjoys a verdant setting within walking distance of a wooded creek on a lovely stretch of Brittany’s south coast, between Concarneau and Lorient. With its indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and games room – and sandy beaches nearby – it offers the perfect location for a seaside holiday at any time of the year.
Villa Port is hidden away down small country lanes close to the River Laita, along a stretch that is a sheltered inlet offering anchorage. Here, riverside paths lead through the woods to eventually reach the port and small seaside resort of Le Pouldu (4km by road) with its several sandy coves.
Just a few kilometres further up the coast is the unspoilt fishing port of Doelan, now famous across France. This quiet haven with just a few quayside restaurants, bars and cafes was the location for the hit French TV version of Doc Martin (with the same title as the original UK series). Just across the river at Guidel (but 13km by road) the beaches stretch out along the flatter coastline as far as Larmor Plage and the entrance to the natural harbour of Lorient.
The villa is arranged on split levels, however the heart of the property is without doubt the spacious dining room with large table plus a coffee table and occasional chairs. The room overlooks the indoor pool and French windows open onto the front and side terraces.
Outside the sizeable, mature garden, including a small orchard, offers a good deal of privacy as well as plenty of space for children to play and ample shade for those who prefer to enjoy dappled sunshine whilst relaxing on a lazy afternoon.
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Main door into garden level. Large dining area with French windows onto front and side terraces and garden. Coffee table and four occasional chairs overlooking pool room. TV with Play Station 2 (games not provided). Sliding doors (lockable) leading to the indoor pool. Separate wc. Stairs up to ground floor living room with two sofas, armchair, satellite TV with foreign channels, DVD, hi-fi, fireplace and pool table. Games area with table football. Stairs up from garden level to separate mezzanine. First floor play room.
Separate kitchen on garden level with small high table with 3 bar stools. Dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, hobs, kettle, coffee machine, toaster. Laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with adjacent bathroom and separate wc.
Mezzanine level (accessed from garden level dining area)
Bedroom 2: Bedroom with large double bed off mezzanine. Bathroom at opposite end of mezzanine.
Bedroom 3: Carpeted double bedroom with garden views.
Bedroom 4: Two steps down to twin bedroom (accessed through play room) with en suite shower room and garden views.
Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom with garden views.
Ground floor: Bathroom with bath and shower. Separate wc.
Mezzanine level: Bathroom.
First floor: Shower room (en suite to twin bedroom). Separate wc. Hair dryer in each bathroom.
Large, partially enclosed garden (2700m²) mainly laid to grass with swings and built-in barbecue. Large decked terrace overlooking garden with outdoor furniture and table tennis. Parking.
Indoor heated swimming pool with cover. Pool size: 7.5 x 3.2m. Depth: 1.65 x 1.8m. covered, heated (28°c year round). Hot tub, sauna and enclosed shower. Sliding doors opening onto terrace.
Included in the rent
- Bed linen and bath towels.
- Electricity: average allowance included. If over usage this will be payable locally.
Obligatory charges payable on arrival
- Holiday tax (taxe de sejour): The amount may vary from one year to another. Please ask at the time of booking.
- Refundable security deposit: 400€ refunded on departure.
Optional prebookable extras, payable on arrival
- Beach towel hire 5€ per towel.
- Mid stay bed linen and bath towel change 90€.
- Mid stay cleaning 30€ per hour.
- End of stay cleaning 170€.
- Pets: Small pet only allowed 30€ per week, per animal.
- Additional put-up bed 60€ per stay (request at time of booking).
- Electric car charging at the property is not allowed unless requested at the time of booking and a supplement of 100€ is payable locally.
- Cleaning: The property and grounds should be left clean and tidy or a charge may apply.
- Cot (including linen), high chair and baby bath available. Please request at time of booking.
- Kitchen towels, table cloth, and cleaning kit (dishwasher tablets, washing liquid, sponges, kitchen towel, cleaning products) provided.
Le Pouldu, Brittany
This map is intended as a guide only and may not show the actual location of the property.
Brest: 90 min. Rennes: 2 hrs.
Ferry ports: Roscoff (2 hrs). St Malo (2 hrs 45 min).
The village of Clohars Carnoet (6km) has a supermarket, bakery, other shops, bars and banks.
Places to visit nearby
Le Pouldu (4km) This quiet seaside resort has a choice of sandy beaches.
Doelan (7km) The nearby unspoilt fishing port of Doelan is now famous across France. This quiet haven at the mouth of a wooded creek with just a few quayside restaurants, bars and cafes was the location for the hit French TV version of Doc Martin (with the same title as the original UK series).
Guidel (11.5km) Guidel beaches are famous for their beautiful fine sand.
With over 700 miles of coastline Brittany offers a great variety of walking for all levels from dramatic cliffs to marshland teeming with wildlife and wooded tidal creeks to long sandy beaches backed by sand dunes. Including a stretch of the coast in a circular walk is often very straightforward. This is especially easy where peninsulas jut out into the sea and following the coast path brings you almost back to your starting point.
DAY TRIP IDEAS
Pont-Aven is a small village famous for its buttery biscuits and numerous art galleries. Many painters, including Gauguin, were attracted by the beauty of Pont-Aven and all the surrounding area. Pont-Aven has many old mills, traditional stone-built houses and many seafood restaurants. The town also hosts a flower festival on the first Sunday in August.
Lorient has a rich naval history and the many yachts and buildings surrounding the harbour reflect this as well as the German submarine base which has been turned into a tourist attraction. Why not spend the day in Lorient and hop on a ferry to the Ile de Groix which is located opposite the property. The crossing takes 45 minutes and the island which is the second biggest in Brittany after Belle-Ile has much to offer including lovely beaches, pretty colourful houses in the village, market twice a week and you can even hire bikes to cycle around the island on cycle paths over moorland, hidden coves and many beautiful beaches.
The main attraction of this important fishing port on the south Brittany coast is Ville Clos, a small walled town built on an island in the natural harbour. Accessed by a bridge from the quayside, the narrow streets within the granite ramparts are lined with shops and restaurants.
Ile de Groix (40km)
The island is accessible by boat from Lorient. The crossing lasts about 50 minutes and the landmarks worth seeing are Port-Louis 16th century fortification, the Grands Sables beach and the Pen Men lighthouse. The island has a wonderful landscape with high and jagged cliffs, seashell beaches as well as coves with red sand or wide stretches of thin and white sand. It is also home of bird reserve which protects a wide range of seabirds.
La Forêt-Fouesnant (47km)
Pretty coastal Breton village set in a wooded area between Concarneau and Bénodet. There is lots to do and visit here with a number of footpaths and hiking trails, the old harbour and the superb granite church, the long sandy beach and the marina “Port-La-Forêt”, the third biggest marina in South Brittany, where you can find some of the greatest offshore racing skippers.
Although it has a feel of a small village Quimper is Brittany’s Finistere capital. With its slanted half-timbered houses and narrow cobbled streets, great museums, excellent “crêperies”, famous pottery and one of Brittany’s most delightful setting along the Odet river Quimper is a jewel waiting to be discovered.
Carnac has the rather unusual juxtaposition of being a very popular seaside resort with lovely sandy beaches and home to one of the world’s most important prehistoric sites. Over 3000 stones of varying, yet unusually modest, proportions lie in densely packed parallel alignments, stretching for over one kilometre.
The region offers many sporting and leisure activities.
Surfing school 3.5km away (Plage de Kerou) or in Guidel Plage (11.5km) offering surfing, sailing, jet skiing and canoeing.
Horse riding 1.2km in Clohars Carnoët.
Tennis 3km in Clohars Carnoët.
Centre Aquatique du Moustoir in Lorient (23km) or Oceanis aquatic complex in Ploemeur (23km) both with pool, slide, water game areas, spa, sauna, aquagym.
Tree top adventure park Le Poisson Volant (18km) just outside Ploemeur.
Parc du Quinquis (2km) in Clohars Carnoët: Family run park including a variety of animals (kangaroos, goats, donkeys, deer, peacocks and more) roaming freely whilst visitors can mingle within this preserved botanical park.
Golf at Golf de Ploemeur Ocean (18km).
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