The cottage is located in the tiny Hamlet of Le Menec and is a two minute drive or a twenty minute walk to the picturesque market town of Huelgoat. Here there is a good selection of shops, restaurants, boulongerie’s, patisseries, bars and local supermarkets. Also a launderette, Churches, local cinema, banks, tourist information and doctor’s surgery in Huelgoat.
Huelgoat is a mystical town with lots to explore. The nearby enchanting ‘Foret de Huelgoat’, with its plentiful walking and picnic stops, is famous for its huge boulders. In the center you will find a stunning lake with various water activities to enjoy.
The Shed offers an ideal base for those wanting a quiet, peaceful retreat whilst being close to many of Brittany’s tourist attractions including the Northern Brittany’s coast which is only a forty minute drive away.
The front door leads directly to the well-equipped modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and electric fan assisted oven with gas hob. The plentiful cooking utensils provided are perfect for a self-catering holiday.
From the kitchen you enter a comfortable sitting room/dining room with an amazing view over the garden and terraced area. The sitting room has English DVD's, French TV channels with a DVD player.
There is also access to free WIFI throughout the property.
The sitting room leads directly into two light airy bedrooms. The first bedroom has two single beds and the second bedroom has a double bed.
The spacious bathroom has a large shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.
Bed linen and towels are provided. However please provide your own beach towels.
Each room has patio doors that can be opened up fully onto the garden.
The Shed has oiled fired heating. Just right for those cooler months!
There is a washing machine, rotary washing line and clothes airer. A small shed is available for storage of bikes.
Cleaning products are provided by the host.
With all living areas on one level, the property is suitable for guests with impaired mobility. There is, however, a small step from the living room to the kitchen. The property is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Please note that the back of the property adjoins onto another cottage. The Shed has its own private garden and drive/entrance.
Outside the property, there is a large terrace with table and chairs and a lawned area. This is ideal for “al fresco dining” or just relaxing and enjoying the views. A Fire pit is provided for your use.
The Shed has its own private drive with ample parking.
One well behaved Dog is welcome as long as they are kept on a lead in the outside public areas. We ask that you do not allow your dog to go on furniture or beds and that you clear up any “dog mess” in the garden. We are able to help with making a Vet's appointment for your return journey to comply with animal travel regulations
A welcome basket is offered. this includes fruit, coffees/teas/biscuits. Information about the local area and also details of the house is available.
We are able to offer you a 20% discount for travel with Brittany Ferries, potentially giving you a substantial saving on your travel costs.
|Nearest airport||Brest||65 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Hôtel du Lac||1.9 km|
|Nearest beach||Armorique Natural Regional Park||39 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Huelgoat||1.9 km|
|Nearest doctor||Huelgoat||1.9 km|
|Nearest ferry port||Roscoff||60 km|
|Nearest market||Huelgoat||1.9 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Hôtel du Lac||1.9 km|
|Nearest river||Huelgoat||1.9 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Huelgoat||1.9 km|
Ferry ports Roscoff 60 km, St-Malo 188km
Airports Brest 65 km, Dinard 172 km, Nantes airport 246 km
Car would be essential.
Huelgoat is a thriving market town in the center of Brittany catering for all your shopping needs including a boulangerie for those freshly baked morning croissants!
Market day is on a Thursday morning and well worth a visit for local produce and artifacts. From ‘The Shed’ it is only 1.5 km to the center of Huelgoat and this takes about 20 minutes to walk.
Some other tourist attractions nearby are The Valley of the Saints, Carhaix is only a fifteen minutes’ drive away and has a swimming baths with an outdoors water park, adventure park with zip wiring, golf, paint balling and a maze to explore. Carhaix has lots of restaurants, shops, supermarkets and their market day is on a Saturday and this is well worth a visit to buy your local produce.
Out and About
The Shed is well located for a number of Brittany’s tourist attractions:
For those that like the outdoors there are the beautiful sandy beaches on the coast line of Armorique Natural Regional Park and it is only 39km away (40 mins drive) surrounded by restaurants serving mussels, oysters and other culinary delights! You are only 30km away from Morlaix with lots of shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, and bowling.
Pink Granite coast is a must see and you are only an hour’s drive (69km). It offers beautiful scenery, thanks to its waters, islands, wildlife and flora. But above all, the coast is characterised by its granitic chaos, with its pink shades and shapes that appeal to the imagination. You can walk along the coastal paths to take in the sites of the pink boulders.
Other places to explore further afield are the beautiful medieval French town of Quimper with lots of excellent restaurants and shopping to buy local products. Concarneau is a very popular place to go and visit on an evening you could have a meal inside the medieval French walled city next to the sea. If you like Château’s there is lots to go and see such as Château de Trévarez drawing you into the charm of the local culture.
Brittany offers a wealth of varied landscapes - beautiful sandy beaches, deep forests and medieval towns, easily accessible from ‘The Shed’s’ central situation.
Brittany is easily accessible from the UK via several Ferry Ports and is also served by flights from the UK to 4 French airports.
From spectacular beaches with rugged coastlines to vast sandy expanses, to peaceful woods and forests and the famous Nantes-Brest Canal, Brittany have all the makings of a perfect holiday.
The cuisine in the area includes crepes and galettes and of course the seafood! Mussels and oysters are available throughout the region, particularly in the summer months. Cider is produced here and local varieties are available in all supermarkets and restaurants.
During the summer numerous villages and town celebrate the "Pardon" which is predominantly a religious thanksgiving but is always followed by a celebratory meal (with a drink or two!) and Breton dancing.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||£54 - £68||£375 - £475||-||4 Nights||-|
|27-Oct-2018 - 21-Dec-2018 The Shed - low season||£54||£54||£375||-||4 Nights||-|
|22-Dec-2018 - 04-Jan-2019 The Shed -Christmas and New Year||£61||£61||£425||-||4 Nights||-|
|05-Jan-2019 - 26-Apr-2019 The Shed - low season||£54||£54||£375||-||4 Nights||-|
|27-Apr-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 The Shed - medium season||£61||£61||£425||-||4 Nights||-|
|29-Jun-2019 - 31-Aug-2019 The Shed - high season||£68||£68||£475||-||7 Nights||Sat|
|01-Sep-2019 - 25-Oct-2019 The Shed - medium season||£61||£61||£425||-||4 Nights||-|