A tranquil escape from your day-to-day life with sea views and an unspoiled, secluded beach to enjoy within 25m of your front door. Whether gastronomy, seaside adventures or chilling out with a good book is your vibe, there’s plenty to see and do in the local town and surrounding villages.
Summer is when the town and surrounding areas come alive with fellow visitors. From April to September there’s a regular series of events including weekly local markets, La Fête de la Bretagne in May, Tour du France in June, Festival du Cornuaille in July and Skedanoz in August.
Closer to home... We are blessed to be in an area of high biodiversity so there’s plenty of unspoiled landscape and wildlife to see whether walking, cycling, surfing, boating or bird watching. Directly in front of the house is a secluded beach with granite sand. At low tide there’s some rocky outcrops for rock pool hopping/fishing and a protected man made larger pool for swimming. After a 15 minute walk along the beach path towards Lesconil, you’ll be on to finer grain white sand beach.
Our local towns of Lechiagat and Le Guilvenic linked by a bridge, have many local shops, bakeries, restaurants, creperies, bars, poisonerres (local fish shops), bike/kayak/boat rental options to and its own Carnac stone.
Nearby… Pointe du la Torche is the place to be if you enjoy surfing or long walks on a pristine white sand beach. It can be reached by car in 15 minutes or by cycling on cycleways and quiet roads within 45 minutes. If you prefer land life, Pont-l'Abbé (20 mins drive), Benodet (30 mins drive) and Quimper (40 mins drive) are always a hive of activity with many events, shops, restaurants and cultural activities available.
Further afield… If you head an hour East you’ll reach Pont Aven you can explore one of the more famous sites of the Breton art scene. Pont Aven and the surrounding area has inspired many famous artists including Ganguin, Séguin and Bernard. Alternatively, if you head just over an hour West you’ll meet the most westerly point of mainland France at Pointe du Raz, and the remote Ile de Sein reached by a ferry connection from nearby Audierne.
In the quieter months of October-March a staple of excellent local restaurants in Le Guilvenic remain open for you to enjoy. The weather during this time can be variable so it’s worth bringing a thermal and raincoat just in case. However, this time of year is absolutely perfect for walkers, surfers and road cyclists alike. The well-known beaches and cycle routes become much emptier, leaving you plenty of room to enjoy them to the max. During these months we love nothing more than a refreshing walk, cycle or brave cold water swim followed by cosying upstairs on the sofa with a nice cup of tea (or glass wine) to watch the tide ebb in and out.
Our price is inclusive of cleaning, linen, towels and tax se jour so there are no hidden fees. However, we recommend that you might want to bring some extra towels if you plan to head to the beach. To kick off your stay, we welcome you with some local biscuits and cider, the rest is up to you…