Trois Lucarnes

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining room/kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, wood burning stove) with door to front terrace. One step up to lounge (TV, DVD, CD) with patio doors to rear terrace. Double bedroom with patio doors to rear terrace. Shower room (no WC). Cloakroom (WC, washing machine). Underfloor and central heating throughout the house (payable locally). WiFi.
  • First Floor: Double bedroom. Bedroom with single bed and additional pull-out bed. Bedroom with bunk beds. Shower room (no WC). Cloakroom (WC).
  • Outside: Large garden with mature trees and terracing to front of house. Private parking. Courtyard terrace to rear. Portable barbecue.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with Roman steps.

Hidden in a peaceful country lane, this stone fronted cottage sits in the heartland of Brittany yet is close to amenities and a choice of lovely beaches on the stunning Penmarc’h peninsula.

The traditional looking frontage of Trois Lucarnes, a reference to the three distinctive dormer windows along its façade, belies a modern interior. Recently refurbished throughout, guests will enjoy contemporary comfort and up-to-date facilities, although an elegant neutral décor allows the natural warmth of exposed stone and woodwork to shine through. The open plan living space is convivial and practical, and leads naturally through to the swimming pool which sits in a sheltered courtyard terrace. This courtyard can also be accessed directly from the ground floor bedroom, which is set at the far end of the house, offering some privacy for a couple. Three further bedrooms can be found on the first floor.

Walking out from the kitchen/dining room to the front, there is a spacious south-facing terrace looking out over a large and verdant garden, which is dotted with established trees and has a little brook running round the edge.

Plomeur’s local amenities are handily located within 2km, and the traditional port of Le Guilvinec is only 5km away, with shops and cafés, a weekly market, and some excellent seafood restaurants. Le Guilvinec’s beaches are family friendly with a mix of fine white sand and rockpools to explore, and water sports including canoeing available in high summer. Only a couple of kilometres further west, keen surfers will be able to hone their skills in the Atlantic waves at the famous Plage de la Torche surfing beach.

After a day at the coast, you may like to head inland and visit the beautiful city of Quimper (26km), with its impressive cathedral and narrow streets lined with half-timbered medieval buildings, or the picturesque village of Locronan (38km) with its galleries and artisan workshops. In Pont-l’Abbé (8km), you can learn more about the traditions and history of Brittany at the Breton museum, and there are opportunities throughout the summer to immerse yourself in Breton culture by attending a local Fest Noz, an evening event with food, music and dancing.

  • This is a non-smoking property.
  • There is a small brook running around the edge of the garden; young children may need supervision.
  • Whilst the bedrooms can accommodate 8 people, please note that maximum occupancy of the property is 7 people.

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Great Things to Do Near Trois Lucarnes

Surf's up at Pointe de la Torche

Only about ten minutes' drive away, La Torche beach is a long white stretch of sand backed by dunes, and facing due west. The Atlantic rollers make this one of the most popular surfing and wind-surfing beaches in France. Behind the beach, surf shops and crêperies sit side by side.

Locronan

This picture postcard village of well preserved stone houses around a picturesque central square is about 40 minutes away by car. As modern development has been strictly controlled here, several filmmakers have been drawn to use the village as the backdrop for a bygone era. Whilst in this very authentic Breton setting, why not try the quintessential Breton treat - a Kouign Amann cake!

Historic town of Quimper

Quimper derives its name from the Breton word kempir meaning a confluence of two rivers, in this case the rivers Odet and Steir. The old town is well worth a visit, home to a distinctive cathedral with twin spires as well as the Breton museum and Art Museum. Its cobbled streets are a joy to explore, and it offers good shopping opportunities for those who like a bit of retail therapy!

Lanniron Château and Gardens

Set on the bank of the river Odet, south of Quimper city centre, this Château was the former residence of the Bishops of Quimper. The gardens present a typical French 17th Century garden, mixing Italian Baroque and French Classicism. Terraced areas descend down to the river, with many unusual tree species, as well as a good show of flowers and a fruit and vegetable garden.

See the 'other side' of Brittany

A contrast to the traditional, rural picture of Brittany, Bénodet is often described as the Breton Riviera with its chic boutiques, spa facilities and top class restaurants.

A day at the beach

There are several sandy beaches to choose from within a short drive from the house, around Le Guilvinec and along the Tréffiagat coastline.

Get active

Opportunities for getting active come in abundance in the area with activities such as horse riding, tennis and water sports available nearby.

Cruise round the Glénan Isles

Boat trips depart from the port of Bénodet to the Iles de Glénan. This archipelago of seven main islands boasts fine sandy beaches and clear lagoon-like waters. Plenty of opportunity for walking and birdwatching, as well as kayaking or diving for the more energetic.

Teeing off

Keen golfers can try their hand at Blue Green Odet's 18-hole par 72 course near Bénodet or, a little further on, the 18-hole par 71 course at the 'Golf de Quimper-Cornouaille' in La Forêt Fouesnant (32km).

Day out in Brest

Brittany's second largest city, Brest offers a multitude of attractions and activities: the Castle and Tour Tanguy are the principal landmarks, and those wanting to delve into the city's history should visit the museums housed therein; art museums, cinemas and theatres aplenty for lovers of the arts; the excellent aquarium centre Océanopolis is a fantastic family day out.

Concarneau

Enjoy a wander around the old walled town of Concarneau, the Ville Close, which has lots of little boutiques and places to stop for refreshment! Watch the boats in the harbour, and learn about the local industry at the Fishing Museum which is part on land part on water. Finish up with a top class meal in one of Concarneau's excellent fish and seafood restaurants.

Experience the local market

Taking place in Le Guilvinec on Tuesday and Sunday mornings, in Plomeur on Saturdays or in Pont-l'Abbé on Thursdays, the local market is a great place to pick up fresh produce and local specialities, and to mingle with locals who are doing the same.

Keep the teenagers entertained

with Go Karting or Paintball at 'Karting Bretagne’ situated between Bénodet and Pont-l’Abbé, or ten pin bowling and pool tables on the southern edge of Quimper.

Discover Breton culture

The house sits on the Penmarc'h peninsula south of Quimper, in a region known locally as the Pays Bigouden and considered the heart of Breton culture. The 'Musée Bigouden' museum in Pont-l'Abbé is a good place to start, to learn about Breton traditions and folklore. The exhibits focus on the customs and traditional dress of the area, in particular the lace headdress that has become emblematic of Brittany as a whole.

Take a trip to the port

A short drive will bring you to Le Guilvinec, a traditional fishing town with a working fishing port where you can buy the catch of the day direct. Or enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the fresh fish and seafood restaurants.

No holiday in Brittany is complete without...

a meal in a local crêperie. You won't have to go far to find one - they're everywhere! First choose a 'galette' (a savoury filled crêpe made with buckwheat flour) then follow it up with a sweet crêpe - anything from a simple beurre citron to a highly indulgent option laced with caramel or smothered in cream!

Nearby

Towns

Plomeur 4 mins
Le Guilvinec 8 mins
Pont-l'Abbé 12 mins
Bénodet 25 mins
Quimper 25 mins

Beaches

La Torche (Penmarc'h) 10 mins
Grève Blanche (Guilvinec) 10 mins
Plage de Kersaux (Treffiagat) 12 mins
Plage du Ster (Penmarc'h) 13 mins
Sables Blancs (Loctudy) 15 mins

Airports

Quimper 25 mins
Lorient 65 mins
Brest 75 mins
Rennes 150 mins
Nantes 165 mins
Dinard 170 mins
Times are approximate

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