Cottage in Brittany by a large lake
The cottage was built about 1900. It has a private south facing garden with views over the hamlet to the countryside beyond. There are 2 bedrooms, the main one has a double bed. The second has a triple sleeper, a double bed below and a single on top. There is a comfortable lounge with a granite fireplace and tiled floor. The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine. The property is in the heart of Brittany in the hamlet of Kergoff, close to the Village of Caurel. The cottage is only 500 metres from the Lac de Guerledan with its beaches, safe swimming and a wide variety of water-sports, including water skiing. Bring your own speed boat! There is secure parking at the cottage and no parking or launching fees at the lake. The cottage is is also 400m from a cycle path which runs from the Brest canal to the small town of Mur du Bretagne. The nearest restaurants are an easy and pleasant 1 km walk away along the edge of the lake.
Lac de Guerledan
Lac de Guerledan 440 hectares of water, that can be enjoyed by all. Speedboats jet skis are allowed, as well canoes and sailing boats. Two safe beaches ideal for swimming and children to play on . The lake itself is a masterpiece of engineering, and leads off to the Nantes Brest Canal on both sides, and feeding a massive hydro system of electricity. Tourists are well catered for. There are man made beaches such as Anse de Sordan, equipped with a childrens play area and very safe, as well as picnic areas. For the more adventurous, Beau Rivage offers a lively night life, beaches, water sports and other activities. there are good restaurants for families offering good value entertainment like pedaloes, crazy golf, etc There are plenty of activities to keep the children out of mischief and safe.
Fishing is available on the Brest canal. A day ticket that covers the lake and the Brest canal up as far as Bon Repose and costs €10 for the day.
The whole lake area is surrounded by the Quenecan Forest, which is privately owned by the Count, (locally known as Jaques). Even on a busy day, the lake can hide the tourists, and remaining a natural area, there are still wild boar (not that you will see them). It is an area that can never be developed, that, and will never be spoilt. Although privately owned, the Count has has allowed pathways to be cleared through the forest, making it an walkers paradise, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. There are hundreds of walks, you can always find quiet paths and avoid other people.
The Cottage is hidden away, off the main street of the village (it is a quiet village). It is up a dead end lane that only goes up to about 12 houses. It is easy to go past the cottage without seeing it! Once you go around to the front of the house the garden and view open up.
To get to the cycle track you go up the lane for about 400 m, then branch off up a path for about 100m. You reach the track, which goes for about 15 km to Mur de Bretagne in one direction. It goes for 45 km in the other direction, with one short break, to Carhaix.
To get to the lake, it is down the lane, turn right at the bottom follow the lane around. Turn left past two ponds and follow the lane to the lake, this is about 600 m away.
The Brest/Nantes canal is about 2 miles away (it runs into and out of the lake). The lake paths connect to it. The tow path is flat and suitable for walking and cycling. I believe that it is possible to go the whole way from Brest to Nantes on the tow path.
Book any week in June and get a second week for £100., Also 10% off the cost of the ferry (Brittany Ferries only).