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500yr old cottages near a sandy beach for 9, 5 and 4 people. WIFI. Huge garden.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Longhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9) near sandy beach great for families.

If you are looking for comfortable, self-catered, family accomodation then the Longhouse is the perfect place for you. This beautiful old "longère" is full of rustic charm and simplicity.

Dating from 1543, the Longhouse is built of pink granite and used to be the boulangerie which served the local villagers. It is one of three cottages called 'Les Gîtes de Kerdalidec' which are situated 10 minutes walk from the village of Plougasnou where you will find a large supermarket, boulangerie, medical centre, tourist office, play-park, skate-park…in fact everything you could possible need. There is also an excellent restaurant at the end of our road which is only five minutes walk and has a good kid's menu.The clean sandy beach is only 2km away.

The Longhouse has it's own private garden and sunny patio and also free access to the huge shared garden where you will find a children's play-area and animals to pigeons, chickens and little black sheep.

The ground floor consists of one large room containing the luminous kitchen/dining area at one end and the cosy lounge at the other end with the wooden staircase in the middle.

The comfortable lounge is dominated by the original 500-yr-old, immense granite fire-place where you can still see traces of the ancient bread oven. You will find three sofas in the lounge – one with three places and two with two places, plus extra chairs. The whole of the ground floor is tiled and there is a beautiful red persian carpet in front of the wood-burning stove in the lounge.

The kitchen is very well-equiped with a large 5-burner gas cooker/oven, a microwave, a dish-washer, a toaster and a cafetière and there is a large dining-table with bench seating for twelve. There are french-windows leading from the kitchen/dining-area out onto a patio with garden furniture for eating meals outside.There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor with toilet, basin, washing-machine and ironing facilities.

On the first floor we have kept the original oak floor boards and added rugs for warmth underfoot. There is a bathroom with bath, basin and WC and 3 bedrooms one with a single bed, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds. The bunk room also has children's books and toys! The bedrooms are carpeted.

In the attic are 2 further bedrooms which have attractive wood-panelled ceilings, one has a double bed and a cot while the other has 2 single beds. Both rooms are carpeted. On this floor there is a shower room with shower, sink and toilet.

For babies we can provide cots, high chairs and there are 3 stair-gates.

Bed-linen can be provided at 8 euros per person payable when you are here. I am not equiped to provide towels for all my visitors but I am very happy to provide them free of charge for people arriving by plane or train.

The cottages are perfect for Christmas and New Year holidays.

Keywords: Farmhouse, gite, cottage, vacation rental, seaside, beach, internet, wifi, families, children

More Details

Debby Gamble
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Debby Gamble

We came to France in 1996 to renovate a ruined farm complex. We have been running our gîtes successfully for 18 years and have won the village 'Flowery Garden' prize almost every year for our beautiful garden.

Debby Gamble purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Debby Gamble chose Plougasnou

We chose this area because it is still unspoilt by tourism. The coastal path along the rugged cliffs gives spectacular views along the coast and is stunning at any time of year.

What makes this cottage unique

You can benefit from the peace and quiet of the situation while still being within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the magnificent clean, sandy beach. The local residents are very welcoming and are delighted to meet foreigners.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are a young family from St George UT USA. We are traveling around the world for 7 months with our 2 little boys. We came to stay with Debby at the beginning of this adventure in March.

We hoped that staying on a farm type property would make it easier to ease our boys into traveling in France. It worked!! They were in heaven. We all absolutely fell in love with the area, the apartment and with "Gramma Debbie". She was so familiar to us that my 2 year old instantly started calling her grandma.

Her place was clean, comfortable and so cozy. We instantly made it our own. Perfect location as a base camp for the week as well. We visited Normandy and Omaha Beach, Bayeux, Morlaix, Mont St Michel, and Oceanopolis in Brest. We saw it all!!

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We consider you a dear friend now. We will absolutely be back!!


Rick, Gina, Kastle {5} and Hayes {2} Trimmer

March 2017
Apr 2017
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Plougasnou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You are expected to clean the house at the end of your stay otherwise you can pay for cleaning.
  • One dog is accepted but only with prior agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The Longhouse - 1 bathroom with shower and toilet, 1 bathroom with bath/shower and toilet, 1 utility room with toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • The Longhouse - Double Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (2), Bunk Beds (1) The Crèche - 1 double bed and 3 single beds
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linens/towels for hire - 8 euros per person


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500yr old cottages near a sandy beach for 9, 5 and 4 people. WIFI. Huge garden.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews

La Creche was small but p...

  • 5 of 5

La Creche was small but perfectly formed & had everything we needed. Brittany has some stunning beaches & we did have some lovely weather to enjoy them. On rainy days we went to Oceanopolis, Morlaix (beautiful buildings) & further afield to Carentec & St Brieuc (worth a visit so don't be put off by it being 'industrialised'). Beware the local supermarket doesn't open on a Sunday though & some restaurants close the odd day. Our 3 year old loved the animals & the gardens, he also loved the toys in the house.

A definate hit all round

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter stay. It is so qui...

  • 5 of 5

Winter stay. It is so quiet here and especially the silence at night and the starry skies are remarkable. We liked the simplicity of the way of life and the authenticity of this region of Brittany. It was also wonderful to have an English speaking hostess to arrange trips for us as we struggled with our hopeless French. Debby looked after us perfectly and was of assistance to us many times.

The Graham family from Australia.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brittany for the first ti...

  • 5 of 5

Brittany for the first time and we loved it. We didn't go far because the surroundings near and in Plougasnou are magnificent. Our tips: the beautiful garden around the cottages, Plougasnou beach, Locquirec harbour and restaurants, Tuesday market in Plougasnou.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
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Brentwood, UK

2nd January 2009......wha...

  • 5 of 5

2nd January 2009......what a "Bonne Année" in Kerguélen. The house was perfect for our gang of 14. The weather was great too....crisp sunny days, bitterly cold nights but the house was very warm. Shopping and cooking for 14 was challenging but good fun. Morlaix is a stunning little town with some lovely restaurants. Looking forward to coming back. The Bright family.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2009
  • Stayed: January 2009
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Heerlen / Netherlands

If Paradise is half as ni...

  • 5 of 5

If Paradise is half as nice ... From 3-10 june 06: 16 hrs a day sunshine ... deep blue see; so many lonely beaches; what a fun in our MG were the many corniches along the coast. Plougasnou is excellent as a centre for trips.

The gite is very complete and comfortable. Debbie and especially Phil are good hosts. What would be more to long for?

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2006
  • Stayed: June 2006
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Dublin, Ireland

Our 2 week stay in Septem...

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 week stay in September this year fulfilled all our expectations; the house (Longhouse) is comfortable and spacious and the garden area is safe and great for our kids, who enjoyed the animals and slide/swings etc.The area is beautiful with plenty of nice beaches and it is also very convenient to the Roscoff ferry, we will definitely be back. The house we were in is one of four together including the owners Phil and Debby’s house. For us this was a great positive as we made good use of Phil and Debby’s baby listening service and restaurant booking service! Phil and Debby are great hosts, always available to help in whatever way but not at all obtrusive. Being beside the other two houses was great too as we made good friends during the time with the people staying there.We would highly recommend Kerdalidec to anyone looking for an enjoyable family holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2005
  • Stayed: November 2005
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Barnenez, 29252 Plouezoc'h
A visit to the largest ancient burial cairn in Europe is a must.
Ecomusée des Monts d'Arrée
Lots of interesting things for kids to do here.
restaurant Les Chaises
Ecole de Voile de Térénez
Sailing school with boat, wind-surf and kayak hire available.
Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

We can arrange sea-fishing excursions for you which are very popular for catching sea bass and mackerel.

Bike hire is possible at the end of our road with children's seat attachments if neccessary.

There is a sailing school nearby where we can arrange sailing courses for you and your children (English spoken) and you can also hire wind-surf equipment and catamarans.

There is a new surf school nearby which our recent holidaymakers loved.

For those who like kayaking you can arrange to have kayaks delivered to our local beach for a day or half a day.

The horse-riding centre allows you to take horses out for rides unaccompanied...they give you a map and you go off by yourselves along by the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $24.61

These rates are for the Longhouse. For the smaller houses please contact us.

J'accepte un seul chien et seulement avec un préavis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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