House in Carhaix-Plouguer, Chateaulin, Brittany, France - Peaceful Location
- english, Can communicate via Google Translate.
About Jonathan doughty
Hello, I am Jonathan and I have very long standing connections with France. I am a UK resident now retired after working with disadvantaged people for 25 years.
Jonathan doughty purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Jonathan doughty chose Carhaix-Plouguer
I spent a long time looking for a house in Brittany. I fell in love with the Cottage at Pont Bihan and quickly established contact with my neighbours. I love the fact that the Cottage has a rural feel to it, yet is not isolated and is within easy distance of Carhaix. Since buying the Cottage I have completed a programme of refurbishment which included a complete rewire, redecoration and a mixture of new and selected older furnishings. The Cottage is welcoming and has a lot of character.
What makes this Cottage unique
When I visit the Cottage I always feel at home. I would like to think that my Guests can feel the same, whether to relax the days away or explore the wonderful Breton area. The Hamlet of Pont Bihan is small and friendly snuggled in a small valley with a stream running through it. There are keen gardeners living here and there are extensive woods at the end of the Hamlet (Accessible from the main road). The Nantes-Brest canal is close and is a great place to walk or cycle. With its central position there is good access to the coastline to the North, West and South. If you are looking forward to a relaxing time the Cottage is in an ideal place.
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got what the pack said
lovely location peaceful surrondings get what you paid for
Lovely cottage - quiet location, perfect to get away from everything
The cottage is in a lovely hamlet, the locals are all very friendly mixture of English & French in the Hamlet (brought us some tomatoes they'd grown!!) The cottage itself is the perfect get away, good sized lounge with comfy leather sofa, TV if you want it and selection of DVDs (although a lot are French with English subtitles so might be worth bringing some with you. The kitchen is small but perfectly functional with everything you could need. The bedroom is lovely, really simply but tastefully decorated - very relaxing space and the bed was comfy too.
The patio was a suntrap in the afternoon - perfect to sit out with a Pastis / G&T early evening - we were very lucky with the weather. Having the washing machine & dryer was also very useful.
We explored the local area - canal walk was really lovely. Local town had everything you need with a large L'Eclerc supermarket and a good choice of restaurants to eat out. Locally (15/20miles) the Abbey is worth a look - you have the option of taking an ipad (at no extra cost) which gives you a tour of the rooms with virtual pictures of the rooms how they would have looked which really brought it to life, and the bar across the bridge did the BEST ever Moules Frites - perfect place to watch the world go by and popular with cyclists. Also the Lac Guerlidan (probably not spelt right) is worth a visit and it's on the way too/from the Abbey
We would definitely recommend a stay here - and the owner was very helpful and prompt to reply to queries.
Lovely part of the world to visit - perfect if you just want to escape from life !!
A great cottage in a great location
I had a very good week in the cottage. It's nicely situated in a quiet hamlet yet just a mile or two from Carhaix with two large supermarkets and all the shops that you will need including a newsagents that sell English newspapers. The cottage offers loads of English TV channels and there is free Wi Fi in the café at Leclerc supermarket. What's not to like ?!
We visited during a spell of hot weather, and were glad that the ground floor of the cottage stayed cool due to the thick walls; it was however rather warm upstairs. The neighbours are very friendly , we met most of them during our stay and Jonathan was quick to respond to requests for information (we took mobile internet with us). The canal is a 15 minute walk away and there are several good supermarkets in the town.
Nice cottage in a friendly hamlet
We had a very enjoyable stay, Carhaix Plouguer is a nice small town with everything you need. The cottage is in a good location for walks along the canal or through the woods.
just right for a relaxing time
Great place to stay . Quiet safe and so relaxing.
The North coast (Plestin les Greves) is an Hours drive. To the South coast (Concarneau) about 1.25 hours, to the West coast (Douarnenez) about an Hour.
Brittany has wonderful beaches and coves and is an historic maritime region.
From the Ferry ports:Roscoff 44 miles (72km) St Malo 106 miles (171km) Le Havre 250 miles (403km) Calais 412 miles (663km).
By Air: Brest (Flybe) 53 miles (84km), Dinard (Ryanair) 97 miles (156km). Nantes (Ryanair) 144 miles (232km).
To enjoy your visit to Brittany the use of a car is essential.
The nearest town (Carhaix Plouguer) 2.5 miles (4km). Huelgoat 12 miles (19.4 km)
At Carhaix: Main supermarkets, Banks, cashpoints, Petrol, Doctors surgery, Garages, Saturday market, traditional cake and bread shops, butchers, Cinema, Internet cafes, Municipal swimming pool, Golf. Carhaix also has a rail link.