5 Bedroom Lakeside House near Paimpol, Brittany, France
- Near the Sea
- Riverside / Waterfront
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
Maison de Beauport is a magical house perched on the edge of a freshwater lake in Brittany, just a minute’s walk from the sea and the 13th century Abbaye de Beauport. Inside is an eclectic mix of antiques, contemporary furniture and unusual features, whilst outside offers natural beauty and wildlife literally on the doorstep. If you're looking for a holiday with family or friends in France, then this is a fantastic choice.
Maison de Beauport was built in the late 19th century on the edge of L’Etang de Beauport, a lake created by the monks from the neighbouring Abbaye in 1202. The entire surrounding area is owned by the French equivalent of the National Trust so is beautifully maintained and protected and is a haven for wildlife of all kinds. The house is a five-minute drive from Paimpol harbour with its restaurants, cafes and shops, medieval streets and weekly market. The interior of the house is well-equipped and beautifully furnished, a lovely mixture of antique style, quirky character and relaxing home comforts.
From Paimpol, you can take a ride on the Vapeux de Trieux steam train ride to the town of Pontrieux, famous for its wash-houses and river trips. L’Arcouest, where the ferry leaves for the car-free Ile de Brehat, renowned for its Mediterranean-style gardens and micro-climate is just fifteen minutes away. The beautifully renovated Abbaye de Beauport, which hosts concerts and nocturnal spectaculars, is just over the road from the house. You can take a walk along the coast to the oyster buildings to choose your own fresh from the sea. There are beaches within walking distance and there are plenty of opportunities for activities such as walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding, tennis, sailing, kayaking and other watersports. The whole area is very Celtic in atmosphere and traditional Breton Fest Noz take place throughout the year, especially in summer.
There are lots of transport options. Dinard airport is 1hr 20 mins drive and Saint Malo ferry port is 1hr 45 mins away. You can also fly to Brest (2hrs), Rennes (1hr 30 mins) and take the ferry to Roscoff (1hr 30 mins); Cherbourg (3hrs) or Caen (3hrs) or Le Havrre (4 hours).
Dinard 1 hr 20 mins
Nearest Train Station:
Paimpol 10 mins
Nearest Bus Stop:
Kerity 2 mins
St Malo 1 hr 45 mins
Kerity (5 minute walk)
5 minute walk
Kerity (5 minute walk)
Paimpol on Tuesday mornings
The house is on three storeys. On the ground floor, there is a well-equipped modern kitchen; a comfortable living room with DVD, sofa and arm chairs; a dining room with a large table seating 14, a wood-burning fire, CD, books and games; a bathroom and separate toilet. On the first floor there are four spacious double bedrooms, two with French doors and balconies facing onto the lake, and another bathroom. On the top floor, there is a large loft space/teenage room sleeping 6 complete with DVD and third toilet. Much of the house is furnished with finds from the antique dealer owner including some lovely old mirrors.
The grounds consist of lawned gardens, lakeside terrace and decking walkways into woodlands, with a discreet but secure grill fence on the lakeside.
Paimpol on the Cotes d’Armor is a historic fishing town made famous by Pierre Loti’s book, Pecheur d’Islande about the cod fishermen of the 19th and early 20th century. Now a thriving tourist destination it has lovely cafes, restaurants and boutiques and plays host to the world-famous Chante Marin Festival every other August.
Conditions of Rental
Bookings can be confirmed upon receipt of a 20% deposit. The full balance is payable 10 weeks before arrival and a returnable breakages deposit of