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Beautiful Cozy Stone House Near the Sea

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Front façade of Kan ar Voualc'h


Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Morbihan house description

'Kan ar Voualc'h' in Ste-Hélène-sur-Mer is Breton for 'blackbird's song'. It also means waking to only birds and wind; a short stroll up the road to have a beer at the café in the sun; a book by the fire while the others watch a film upstairs; oysters at a waterside table; kayaking the mysterious Ria d'Etel; laying your hand on a 6th century stone altar open to the skies; swimming the Atlantic after café-crèmes and the papers.

Kan ar Voualc'h is a former stone farm building converted by architects into a spacious, luminous home. You can step out of the kitchen right onto the back terrace for breakfast with a view of the flowers and the greenery, or settle on the front terrace with a view of the garden. A three minute stroll up the road brings you to the village tennis courts, and a few more minutes brings you to the authentic little village itself, with its café, the village restaurant/bar/crêperie, and a little shop to pick up the paper and bread for your breakfast.

A five-minute drive takes you to the shores of the Ria d'Etel, the inland saltwater river, and fifteen takes you to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Nearby Plouhinec offers even more restaurants, bars, a top-notch pastry shop, baker's, a supermarket and all other commodities.

Although Ste Hélène is in a protected area owing to its nature reserve and its oyster farms, the surrounding area is celebrated for all it offers holidaymakers, and is a highly sought-after tourist destination.

Keywords: cottage, gîte

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Considered:

            Please ask beforehand, however....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Childproof locks on windows....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils


          • Linens Provided:

            Linen rental service is available...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor tables, chairs, bench, and parasol; coffee machine, electric kettle...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                French channels; limited English language channels...moreless

              • DVD Player


              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Kan ar Voualc'h is in a small village in which you can stroll for five minutes to get your croissants from the center of town, but you feel very much in the country....moreless


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Parasailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Zoo
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Sailing


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  Oct 1 - May 31, 2015
                  1 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Heating Sept - April €40
                  • Cleaning €50
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €100
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                  Car: Necessary


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: An American of Welsh-English extraction, translator and artist, my Celtic blood drew me to Brittany, although I lived in Paris for almost thirty years.

                  Why the Owner Chose Morbihan:
                  I fell in love with the Ria d'Etel area some years ago when I saw the sun go down over the waters of this salty estuary before it spills into the sea. Ste Hélène has preserved still much of its ancient mystery, because the tiny municipality has decided it should be that way. Development is not allowed, and it means I can find uncluttered landscapes for my canvases and unspoiled Nature for my heart and mind. Still, the area offers my adolescents things like paintball or an 'accrobranche' park to whizz through the treetops, while their parents can have a quiet elegant lunch of buttery scallop crepes in a nearby chateau. Sailing is important to us and this is the area for it. There is always something to do, ranging from horseriding lessons to a visit of the citadel at St Louis. One of my best memories is of a 14th of July watching the fireworks and my then-small children playing on the beach; we were sitting at an outside table with a bowl of steamed mussels and chips, cold white wine at hand. Heaven!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When the real estate agent first brought me to Kan ar Voualc'h I caught sight of it and my knees went weak, because I knew it was the house I had dreamed of having for years. I love early things, and its old stones and original beams feel like home. It is above all a peaceful place to stay. The space is large and airy, and owing to the two sitting rooms, the kids can be upstairs doing their thing while the adults can enjoy their own conversation. This and the front and back terraces mean that there are plenty of corners for people to tuck themselves into for a bit of quiet time on their own if they want. With the queen-size bed downstairs and the two single beds upstairs it's just perfect for a couple or a family of four. The sofabed opens in the upstairs sitting room for an extra couple of places if someone else comes along or for little ones. I also love the huge kitchen, where we generally have our meals, after which we go out the kitchen door to have coffee on the back terrace to hear the birds.

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                  • Front façade of Kan ar Voualc'h

                    Front façade of Kan ar Voualc'h

                  • View of downstairs sitting room

                    View of downstairs sitting room

                  • Kitchen


                  • Upstairs sitting room

                    Upstairs sitting room

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Back terrace

                    Back terrace

                  • Upstairs bedroom

                    Upstairs bedroom

                  VRBO #299884

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, March 23, 2014

                  €55 - €85 per night (EUR)

                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/07/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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