Brittany Thatched Cottages

Light & airy, contemporary Villa, overlooking the Bay of Douarnenez

Available 2018

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Many of our regular guests will be aware that in 2016, we bought a new villa by the sea at Treboul, Douarnenez (in south west Finistere, Brittany).

We are now offering the villa for rent as holiday accommodation, for the 2018 holiday season.

So, if you fancy exploring a new part of Brittany, staying in a Villa by the sea, take a look at our new contemporary, light and airy, 3 bedroom property (sleeping 6) with stunning sea views over the Bay of Douarnenez .

Perhaps consider enjoying a ’Two Centre Holiday’ exploring two of Brittany’s four regional Departments: Morbihan and Finistere.

Enjoy a one week accommodation with Brittany Thatched Cottages at Le Helleguy, in Morbihan and a week at our new Villa by the Sea at Douarnenez, in Finistere.


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Villa location

The pretty fishing town of Treboul , part of the larger commune of Douarnenez, Finistere sits on the western side of the Pouldavid River estuary, facing Douarnenez on the estuary’s eastern side.

The villa is situated on the cliff top on the outskirts of Treboul , a 5 minute walk from the beautiful sandy beach of “Les Sables Blancs”, with a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and a Thalasso Spa. The property has immediate access onto the coastal footpath (GR34) and close by woodland walks.


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Set in 2,500m2 of private and mature gardens, with electric entrance gates, the property offers secure, spacious and luminous accommodation:

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance hall, cloakroom and WC
  • Kitchen, with conservatory dining area, spectacular sea views
  • Lounge, with dining area, sea views & views of front garden
  • Large ground floor bedroom, king-size bed & spacious en-suite bathroom & WC.


First Floor:

  • King size bedroom with sea views over the bay
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, a sea view and viewing balcony
  • Shared family bathroom, with a bath (& integral shower), wash basin
  • Separate WC


Parking:

  • There is plenty of secure parking in the villa grounds

    The property is well suited to adult occupation or families with mature children.

    Please note that infant equipment is not provided at the villa and there are some architectural features which parents may consider a risk to young children (i.e. the upper floor landing has a viewing gallery overlooking the entrance hall, plus the wide enclosed spiral stairs do not have a bannister rail).



  • Details of accommodation:

    On the ground floor, there is a very spacious, light & airy lounge with sea views over the Bay of Douarnenez and views of the front garden, with its mature pines and shrubs.

    A 3-seater and 2-seater sofa, plus electric reclining armchair provide comfortable seating to relax in the daytime or evening. The large flat screen TV offers English and French free-to-view TV. A DVD player is also available for your use.

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    At the rear of the lounge is a dining area (with patio doors on to the sea facing terrace) seating up to 6 people.

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    Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware are provided – so you’ll only have to run the dishwasher once a day!

    The kitchen is fully fitted with a range style cooker (electric and gas hob), electric oven & mini-oven, tall fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Plus all the usual kitchen equipment & appliances e.g. toaster, juicer, filter coffee machine, cafetiere, food blender, whisk etc.

    The kitchen is particularly luminous, benefiting from windows on 3 sides, with views to sea, the gardens and patios. It also has an unusual, architect design, high pitched ceiling, with further high level windows and windows from the first floor viewing balcony.

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    Leading off from the kitchen (and open plan to it) is a conservatory breakfast room with 270 degree views of the sea and gardens.

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    Doors lead out from the conservatory on to two covered patios and a large decking area overlooking the Bay of Douarnenez, across to the Crozon peninsula.

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    The architectural design of the villa is based upon the idea of a ship and its viewing bridge. The previous owner had a shipping fleet and he enjoyed the panoramic views of the Bay, enabling him to monitor the movements of his fleet, in and out of the Bay!

    Views across the Bay of Douarnenez to Crozon.


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    Ground Floor Bedroom (with en-suite facilities):

    Off the dining area, a small lobby leads to a very spacious ground floor bedroom with king size bed and an en-suite bathroom, separate WC, plus walk-in dressing room.


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    En-suite bathroom comprises: twin sinks, a bath (with shower head) and separate walk-in shower, adjacent dressing room and separate WC.

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    Exterior view of the villa’s ground floor bedroom section & entrance porch.

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    In the villa entrance hallway there is a cloakroom and a separate WC.

    A wide spiral staircase leads up to the first floor where there are two further bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a separate WC.

    The open viewing gallery at the top of the spiral stairs overlooks the entrance hallway.

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    One of the first floor bedrooms is a Twin Bedroom with two single beds. These can be made into a 3rd king-sized bed if required.

    This bedroom also has a comfy sofa and access to a small viewing balcony, overlooking the sea.

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    The second bedroom has a king-size bed.


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    A light, airy corridor runs along the length of the upper floor, giving access to each bedroom, the family bathroom and a separate WC.

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    The shared bathroom, at the end of the landing corridor has: a bath with integral shower and a wash basin. A separate WC leads off the corridor, at the far end.

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    Outside:

    The villa has two covered patio areas, one either side of the conservatory and a large open decking area. There are two patio tables, 6 chairs, 3 sun loungers and a Weber kettle drum charcoal BBQ.

    The villa’s enclosed grounds and secure entrance are ideal for guests holidaying with pets.

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    WEEKLY Rental Rates for Villa - 2018:

    NB. Preferred Changeover Day for the Villa is MONDAY (but there is some flexibility, please ask).

    • June 4th to July 1st - £1400
    • July 2nd to July 22nd - £1675
    • July 23rd to September 2nd - £1875
    • September 3rd to September 30th - £1200
    • October 1st to December 16th - £825
    • December 17th to January 6th - £1200

    For rental rates outside of the above periods please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Use the following link to check on our availability:-



    Rental rate includes electricity, gas, water, bed linen and towels

    Check-in : from 16.00

    Check-out : by 10.00


    Taxe de Sejour:

    France introduced a Tourist Tax which, for the Douarnenez commune, is a fixed per-person per-night charge of 0,30€ for adult tourists (aged 18 and above) staying in our accommodation. Prior to departure, we will need to collect the relevant charge for passing on to the authorities - a receipt will be given.



    Local facilities:

    The small suburb of “Les Sables Blancs”, just a 5 minute walk from the villa, has a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, as well as access to the public white sandy beach for safe swimming.

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    Just over 2km away is a commercial centre with 2 supermarkets (E. Leclerc & Lidl), 2 bakeries and much more.

    The old port area of Treboul (with smart marina), a similar distance, offers a selection of ‘sea-side’ shops, more cafes and restaurants. There is also a daily fish market where you can buy the fresh day’s local catch!

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    Douarnenez town centre is just 3.5km away with more shops, restaurants, fish market, tourist office and museums.

    Another large hypermarket (Intermarche) is situated to the south side of Douarnenez.

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    Local attractions:

    The Bay of Douarnenez is reported as being one of Europe's most beautiful bays, steeped in legend. This is said to be where the Ville d'Ys was lost to the waves in ancient times, rather like the lost city of Atlantis and the surrounding countryside has inspired countless storytellers, artists and musicians.

    The Bay forms a large arc from the Crozon Peninsula to the Cap Sizun and the Grande Randonnee Hiking Trail (GR34) coastal footpath hugs its coastline offering breathtaking views of the sea.

    Within the Bay there are:

    • Seven beautiful beaches (including Les Sables Blancs at Treboul)
    • Three ports - the commercial fishing port, the old port and the Port Rhu
    • A sparkling marina at Tréboul
    • The mysterious Ile Tristan that can only be reached on foot at low tide, with a guide
    • Dolphins are resident in the Bay – can be spotted from villa or take a boat trip
    • Water sport activities & schooling at the beach Les Sables Blancs.

    Things to see & do:

    Whatever your passion or interest, Douarnenez and its surrounding area has a lot on offer: maritime history, ancient traditions & crafts, Neolithic monuments, water sports, walking on coastal & inland footpaths, horse riding, bathing, surfing and oodles of beaches for relaxing.

    Here are just a few ideas:

    • The Sardine Trail – follow this guided route throughout the town, with explanation panels (in English) at key points along the route explaining its history& connection with the Sardine trade
    • L’Ile Tristan – Guided walks on the island (a protected natural site)
    • Le Port Musee – Boat museum with exhibitions, maritime history
    • Plage du Ris - Located in the district of Ploaré, this beach of fine sand offers a superb view on the city of Douarnenez and the port of Rosmeur. Ideal for a lazy day with the family and also very popular with surfers.
    • Chapelle Sainte-Anne-la-Palud – Beautiful church (with video history inside) built out near the sand dunes & sea at Plonévez-Porzay. Great religious festival (Pardon) held on the last Sunday in August.
    • Phare du Millier – House, light house at Beuzec-Cap-Sizun with stunning views to sea and coastal walks. Visit also the Le Moulin de Keriolet in the same area, open to the public
    • Neolithic Monuments – 12m covered alley way, with sub chambers at Lesconil, Poullan sur Mer
    • Water Sports – at Les Sables Blancs, Audierne etc.
    • Sea Fishing – Boat hire and guided sea fishing expeditions from the harbours
    • Randonnee / Walks – walking guides & factsheets for Finistere available in the villa.

    Places to Visit:

    • Pointe du Raz and the Cap Sizun - Wild and windy Pointe du Raz, France’s equivalent of Land’s End, is one of Brittany’s most popular natural sites. Breath-taking clifftop walks, perilous waters, intriguing island & charming fishing ports
    • Crozon – and its peninsular, known for surfing; sea scape photography; coastal & inland walks; beaches; fishing; water sports & sailing
    • Le Faou – medieval village with quaint harbour, 16th Century church, interesting architecture, near to Rumengol (Church of Notre-Dame) & Forest of Cranou
    • Chateaulin – Castle, canal walks, pretty town on the Aulne River and Nantes Brest canals
    • Locronan – Little town of outstanding beauty; craft village; starting point of many VVT bike & walking trails; land of inspiration for artists, painters, sculptors, filmmakers etc.
    • Douarnenez – Boating; beaches, fishing, museums, marina
    • Treboul – Beaches, Thalasso centre, water sports, coastal footpath
    • Audierne – popular for surfing, beaches, fishing, sailing, marina
    • Château de Trevarez – impressive château, famous gardens, walks, 85 hectares of parkland


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    • Brest – The port city of Brest, known for its rich maritime past & naval base; National Marine Museum occupying the medieval castle of Brest; National Botanical Conservatory and Océanopolis (aquarium and aqua park)
    • Quimper – Capital of cultural Brittany; cathedral; museums; art & painting; gardens
    • Concarneau – ancient walled citadel; fishing history & museum; village train; chateau de Keriolet a beautiful Neo-Gothic mansion with Russian history!
    • Pont Aven – east of Concarneau attractive artist village (famous association with Paul Gauguin), lovely riverside walks, food speciality, colourful summer festivals.



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