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Welcome to Penlan Gites, bright, generously spacious, well equipped accommodation for couples to relax near Loperec in the stunning Amorique National Park. Central Location for all types of holiday. Touring the historical towns, visiting long sandy beaches, cycling, walking, horse riding, photography and fishing are all easily accessible from this central location. Quiet rural location but only five minutes by car to the super market and ten minutes to one of the main express routes giving easy access to a lot of Western Brittany.
The two Gîtes are part of a newly converted stone barn; generously spacious, single storey, open plan, quality accommodation for two people.
A terrace to relax and watch the setting sun or a track to walk down to the river all outside your door.
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
Guests must pay a caution fee of €75 on arrival which will be returned before departure subject to damage checks. We live on site so there is no delay in any refund.
Meet the host
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: We live on site near the accommodation and are happy to help with suggestions for things to do while you are here. We respect guests space to enjoy their holiday here but are easily available if required.
Visited Penlan many times before and it never disappoints. We treat it as our bolt hole from the rest of the world. The location is peaceful and the gite perfect. Very clean with all the facilities you need. Hosts Richard and Claire are very welcoming and always on hand. Welcome pack is much appreciated including truly free range eggs from their own chickens. Will be visiting again.
Visited May 2022
Written May 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rotherham, United Kingdom10 contributions
We read the great reviews before booking and it lived up to all our expectations. A super welcome after our journey and a perfect 'Welcome basket' which was extremely useful as it was Sunday and no food shops were open. The Gite is well equipped with everything you could want or need. The surrounding wood with its lovely walk to the river is just perfect. We would really recommend this Holiday rental and will be back.
Visited July 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written August 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad that your holiday lived up to your wishes. Lovely to meet you both and hope you will be back soon.
Written August 7, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Cergy, France2 contributions
A restful place
Accueil chaleureux malgré notre arrivé plus que tardive (petit encas à l'arrivé, poêle chaud...)
Les propriétaires sont très disponibles et ont le soucis de bien faire les choses. Le gite en lui même est épuré mais chaleureux (le corps de ferme a garder tout son charme). Superbe cadre, jardin très bien entretenus, paysages magnifiques.
Ce gite correspond en tout points pour les couple qui souhaitent découvrir la Bretagne, tout en profitant d'un cadre confortable et reposant.
Visited March 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written March 30, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Je vous remercie de vos paroles aimables qu'il était agréable de vous rencontrer à la fois. Nous étions heureux d'aider avec l'arrivée tardive. Personne ne peut prédire des problèmes avec le voyage.
Written March 31, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Liebevoll gestaltetes Cottage in ruhiger Lage
Wir verbrachten hier im August 10 wunderschöne Tage. Das Cottage ist ruhig gelegen und ein perfekter Ausgangspunkt zum Erkunden der Finistere, ein Auto ist jedoch Pflicht. Die Unterkunft ist super ausgestattet, liebevoll hergerichtet und großzügig geschnitten, so dass man es sich dort auch bei durchwachsenem Wetter gemütlich machen kann. Die Vermieter Richard und Claire sind die perfekten Gastgeber - stets freundlich, hilfsbereit und haben tolle Tipps für die Umgebung parat.
Richard und Claire, herzlichen Dank für eine tolle Zeit!
Visited August 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written September 20, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Herne Bay, United Kingdom37 contributions
I sound like a record that has got stuck!
Well. What can I say that hasn't been said already by previous guests? This is almost certainly the best equipped gite/cottage that I have stayed in for a very long time. Richard and Claire were very helpful and charming and I rather wish that we had more time to get to know them.
I have just thought of something that wasn't excellent. The weather! But there again, Richard and Claire don't have any control over that. Irrespective, we still got out and about and visited many stunning beaches and towns in the area. It really is a beautiful part of the country. In fact, we spent quite a lot of time looking in estate agents' windows........draw your own conclusions from that.
I know that many couples that have stayed at Penlan Gites have come back again and I would like to think that may well be joining their ranks at some time in the future.
Thanks again, Richard and Claire.
Visited August 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written September 4, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Peace & Tranquility in Brittany!
Fantastic stay in this rural gite. Richard and Claire have done a wonderful job developing this gite in idyllic surroundings. Sitting outside with just the sounds of the countryside was a real treat for us Londerners!
Make sure you have a car for exploring the region, traditional towns and villages, beautiful coastline, great beaches; all there the be explored.
For those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in rural France, we cannot recommend it enough!
Visited August 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written August 23, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cologne, Germany6 contributions
Perfectly located, space, comfort and super hosts
My girlfriend booked for us here. Booking for a gite remotely always comes with surprise. In that case the surprise was excellent!
What you read in other reviews is true, the welcome is very nice, with a bunch of presents to ensure you start your vacation right :)
The spot is really well located in the 'middle' of Bretagne which means you are never more than an hour area from any coast. Parking is no problem at all. You find also all the stores you need 5-10 min away by car.
We got the chance to be hosted in both gites. Both are VERY roomy. They are perfect for a couple with no kids.
The gites are HUGE, everything is perfectly clean and the hosts are really making sure you will miss nothing to enjoy your stay. As much as I like to review bad places to make sure the owners get what they deserve, I *really* want to report this place as a great one.
Native english speakers, you will have no problem in english with the owners.
You will not find much plastic there, things are made of stone and wood. However, you WILL find WIFI access if you wish and the comfort of a microwave, TV and satellite.
The beds are very good and the showers simply awesome. During our stay, we got a few nice surprises thinking "Did they think about providing this or that?", well, we checked out the drawers and it was all there.
The hosts told us they want to make a place where we would feel home, They succeeded very well. Not only we adopted our home for the week very quick but we enjoy our neighbours, present when we needed without being too intrusive.
Visited July 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written August 7, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Saint-Chinian, France10 contributions
The return visit was just as delightful as the first.
After a two year hiatus, we returned to France, Finistre, and Penland Gites; each was as rewarding as it was two years ago. Richard is the consummate host, providing transitional needs such as jams, wine, bread for the first night along with his ability and willingness to listen to what one might enjoy and providing information enabling one to do so. The gite is quite comfortable, fully equipped, set in a rural environment that provides peace without compromising ready access to all one might want to do in Western Finistre. We are already laying plans to return with friends for more coastal hikes at some point in the future.
Visited May 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written May 28, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely French countryside holiday
Everything promised in the advert. Lovely scenery and good space for a couple. In easy reach of Crozon Peninsula, interesting rural towns and villages to explore. Good value. All in very pleased with accommodation and holiday.
Visited July 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written October 24, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
whirledpeas -:- Santa Cruz
Charming, comfortable apartment in rural Brittany
The gite is charming and very comfortable, with all the modern conveniences and everything you need for your stay (games, guide books, kitchen utensils, etc.). We enjoyed a really nice week-long "babymoon" here while waiting for the arrival of our first child. It is a romantic location in a lovely rural location. Just outside the door you find orchards and woods, and a short walk down to a stream. The location is perfect for exploring the Finistere region by car, which is lovely. Coming from Paris by car it makes for a really nice getaway and is clos enough to be doable for a long weekend.
Visited May 2013
Written September 2, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Set in central Finistère, beautiful beaches, restaurants, creperies, historic towns, places of interest and other activities are all within a few kilometres of your Gîte holiday.
Penlan is in an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful and varied region of Western Brittany.
Cycling, walking, kayaking, horse riding and fishing are readily accessible for those of you who prefer a more active break.
The Gites are situated in the Amorique national Park which cuts across the centre of Finistere in Western Brittany. It is a central location to explore a diverse range of scenery from the Hills of the Mont D’Arree to the sandy beaches and rugged coast of the Crozon Peninsula.
Finistere provides a mix of forests, fast flowing rivers, hills and long sandy beaches and rocky coastal paths (something for everyone). Historical Towns and villages are in abundance through the region. Quimper is the main city and is one of the most stunning. Streets of Medieval buildings, shops and restaurants.
The Nantes Brest Canal runs through the picturesque town of Chateaulin and provides walking and cycling as far as you want along the tow path. It is a great location for fishing or kayaking for the more energetic.
Brittany has more than a third of Frances coastline and ranges from rocky cliffs to vast sandy beaches. Footpaths allow access to most parts of the coast, making for some interesting and varied walking. The sandy beaches of the Crozon peninsula provide the ideal location to relax and swim.
The local village of loperec has a restaurant, bar and shop, while Pont de Buis in the other direction has a supermarket, pharmacie, banks, boulangeries as well as restaurants and bars. Pleyben is ten minutes away and is a beautiful market town famous for its church. The estuary town of La faou just 15 minutes away is a must for its restaurants and Creperie, not to mention beautiful walks along the river.
The hills of the Mont D’Arree region, just ten miles away give spectacular views and a range of walking for all abilities. In this area the villages of Brassparts and Huelgoat can be visited. Huelgoat is situated by a lake and has a range of restaurants, creperies and bars.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount
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