500m to a glorious sandy beach
Weekly price guide: £610-£1695
Type: Holiday House
Property Ref: KER1127
This beautifully renovated manor house a short walk from a glorious sandy beach in rural west Brittany offers the perfect holiday location for families or groups of 6-12 people. Set in grounds of 3,000m2, Kervigen Manor House retains its classic character, with impressive granite façade and original features, while delivering high-standard fully modernised accommodation. Kervigen easily sleeps up to 12 on three floors, while remaining cozy for smaller groups.
Nearby is the glorious Kervigen beach, only a short 500m walk from the house, and flanked by the Breton coastal path. The small town of Plomodiern is 4km by road, and boasts a selection of shops, including a good-sized supermarket, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Above Plomodiern lies the mountain of Menez Hom, part of the Parc d’Amorique, with perhaps the best views in Brittany. From here you can see as far as Brest to the north, Chateaulin to the east, Locronan and Quimper to the south and the magnificent Douarnenez Bay, flanked by Pointe du Raz and the Crozon Peninsular, to the west.
Kervigen is the perfect location for families and groups to enjoy a classic beach holiday or a spring or autumn break, to sample the delights of French and Breton culture, and to explore the many and varied attractions of this beautiful and unspoilt area.
***** "What a fantastic house that is well equipped to a high standard! Great facilities and enough space to accommodate 13 of us! We've loved the beach and had many early morning swims and enjoyed the shallowness of the water and the size of the waves! The house is perfect for trips to Brest, Quimper, Locronan, Concarneau and Benodet!"
***** “Charming, idyllic, great location – the best holiday we’ve ever been on thank you. The beach is great for kids wanting to paddle in the pools, and within easy walking distance.”
***** “Beautifully restored manor house set in neat and tidy grounds in a peaceful and tranquil location. Very well equipped and provision of showers / bathrooms very impressive with oodles of hot water. Written information – both pre-trip and in the house - was very comprehensive and useful. Overall 9/10.”
***** “My seven year old grandson described it as ‘epic’ – what more can I say.”
Double Bedroom. Double bed, large wardrobe, and en-suite bathroom with loo and washbasin. Views towards Douarnenez Bay.
Double/Twin Bedroom. Double/twin beds, large wardrobe and en-suite shower room with loo and washbasin. Views towards Douarnenez Bay.
Twin Bedroom. Twin bedroom with chest of drawers. Views over open farmland.
Shower Room. Large shower room with loo and washbasin.
Attic Red Room. Large airy room with beautiful views in both directions. Three single beds, two of which can be linked as a double, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Attic Blue Room. Large airy room with beautiful views in both directions. Three single beds, period cupboards and chest of drawers.
***** "The bedrooms were beautiful, and with loads of space ... we never felt on top of each other."
|Bathrooms:||Ground Floor: WC with handbasin.
Double Bedroom: en-suite bathroom with WC and washbasin.
Double/Twin Bedroom: en-suite shower room with WC and washbasin.
Shower Room: large shower, WC and washbasin.
Shower Room: shower, WC and washbasin.
***** "After long days on the beach with 7 children and 4 adults, the 4 bathrooms were fantastic, and always enough hot water."
|Kitchen:||A fully equipped modern kitchen includes an extendable refectory table, seating up to 12, over-sized fridge/freezer, dishwasher, double sink, washing machine, expresso and filter coffee machine, toaster, microwave and double-oven. There is a full range of cooking utensils, glasses, crockery and cutlery.
***** "Everything was there that we may have needed or forgotten, thank you."
***** "There were eleven of us ... the kitchen table fitted us all in. Fabulous!"
|Living Rooms:||A spacious lounge includes two large comfortable settees and other chairs which allow full enjoyment of the open fireplace in winter. Also present is a central "card" table, and a large-scale framed map of the area. A good-sized TV with DVD player receives all English Freesat and French TNT TV channels.
***** "There were eleven of us we each had comfortable beds, plenty of bathrooms and a very comfortable lounge."
***** "Beautiful! You had clearly thought about everything. Little details like having UK plug sockets in most of the rooms made life much easier when charging electronic devices."
|Other Rooms:||Kervigen is set on three floors, with the kitchen and lounge on the ground, three bedrooms on the first, and two large attic rooms on the top floor. Full central heating is installed, including underfloor heating on the ground floor. Wifi is available throughout the house.
The entrance hall gives access to the kitchen, lounge and downstairs lavatory.
***** "Plenty of space for our extended family in the communal areas."
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||Prices are for the rental of the property, and include electricity, water, and wifi usage.
Linen. All bed linen towels and tea towels are supplied. Please bring your own beach towels.
Cots. Two cots are available as required.
High Chairs. Two high chairs are available as required.
Dogs. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at a small additional charge, but must be kept off the beds and furniture.
Smoking. We operate a no smoking policy in Kervigen, which we request all of our guests to observe.
***** "All the linen and towels were included in the price, which was fantastic, and what lovely soft towels."
|Outside:||Kervigen Manor House sits on around 3,000m2 of land, of which around half is the playing area/sports field at the rear of the property.
The sheltered front courtyard is a sun trap through most of the morning, with shady corners and a tangible sense of the farm’s working past.
Running alongside the house from front to back is a large traditional tall barn, or hangar, which provides covered parking for several cars.
The large enclosed rear gardens surround a low-walled terrace, and receives the sun for most of the day, and early evening. The sloping lawns are ideal for relaxation should the 500m walk to the beach seem too far.
The walled terrace backs directly onto the kitchen, and catches the early evening sunshine beautifully.
Furniture and Equipment
A large wooden table and chairs are provided, with more chairs available as required. Other garden furniture and equipment, including loungers, smaller tables and chairs, parasol, gas and charcoal barbecues, and other accessories are also provided.
A full 23 x 10m floodlit barn, perfect for indoor activities after dark or on rainy days.
Behind the long barn is a large enclosed grassy area ideal for football and other games.
Only 500m from the manor house lies Kervigen Beach, a glorious expanse of flat sand bordered by tempting rock pools, and sheltered on both sides by cliffs.
***** "The garden and field at the rear were good for ball games and the barbecue/patio area also a great space for eating and relaxing."
***** "The long barn was ideal for the children and they had a wonderful time in there, as well as on the field."
|Additional notes (if any):||Kervigen Manor House dates from 1847, and was previously renovated in 1946 - both dates are visible above the front door, along with the inscription: “FAIT PAR HERVE PICLET MARIE POUDOULEC ANNE 1847”
The farm was in the hands of the same family for over 500 years, until the sale of the property to the current owners in 2010. The original farmhouse is still standing, to the left of the main house.
The latest sympathetic renovation was completed in 2012, and included removing the old concrete ground floor and most of the interior walls, and adding an exterior door and rear-facing window to the kitchen, and new windows to the attic rooms. The house was completely re-wired, plumbed and insulated, and full central heating installed. Four shower/bath rooms and a separate toilet represent a significant upgrade from the original facilities.
***** “An excellent house for families with different age groups. Beaches close by and safe.”
***** “The beaches are absolutely amazing - the grandchildren had never seen a starfish before, and none of us had seen one that was 40cm wide!”
***** “The house is great. Well laid out, spacious and plenty of room for our two families to have our own space when we wanted. The bathrooms are fantastic - lovely that we all had our own, including the children. The garden and field at the rear were good for ball games and the barbecue/patio area also a great space for eating and relaxing.”
***** “We would definitely recommend your beautiful house to friends, and can’t wait to return ourselves.”