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Well appointed cottage home in Sainte Marine near Benodet, 10 mins walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Sainte Marine, Nr. Benodet, Brittany, France - 12 Min Walk To Beach And Picturesque Fishing Harbour With Restaurants

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom attractively renovated home with quiet enclosed garden in the picturesque fishing port of Sainte Marine.

Exceptional quality local restaurants, creperies, boulangerie and village shop all within 10 min walk from the cottage. The stylish resort of Benodet is only 5 mins away by car or a short boat taxi ride in the summer. The medieval town of Quimper is 15 mins by car, with museums, shops, 2 cathedrals and daily markets. Aqua park in Pont L'Abbe a 10 min drive.

Sainte Marine has a renowned sailing school and offers relaxing riverside, beach and woodland walks and cycle routes. The 5km unspoilt white sandy beach is ideal for families.

More Details

Paul and Fiona
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2018

About Paul and Fiona


We are a family of 4, with children aged 16 and 13. We wanted a holiday home in France that we could share with our family and friends. We spent a while looking for the right location for us and happened to rent a house in Sainte Marine - as soon as we arrived we realised this was the place for us!

Paul and Fiona purchased this house in 2006

Why Paul and Fiona chose Combrit

We instantly fell in love with Sainte Marine as it has everything we wanted as a family. All facilities are within walking distance so you don't need to use the car - our parents come regularly to the house without a car.

We've renovated and decorated the cottage to provide a home from home with the creature comforts you'd expect and plenty of equipment, quality TV and space for the family.

Sainte Marine has a picture perfect harbour with fantastic restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. From wonderful french cuisine to pizza and crepes. The local boulangerie is at the end of our road.

The beach on the other side of town is a beautiful white sandy beach perfect for families. Nearby Benodet beach has activities and night life.

Whilst Sainte Marine has everything you need for a holiday it remains tranquil, calm and friendly but if you want busier atmosphere, Benodet, Ponte L'Abbe and Quimper are only a few minutes away by car.

What makes this house unique

Our house is great for families holidaying together. We often come over with grandparents who can have the easy access downstairs bedroom away from the rest of the family with their own bathroom next door.

We also come with friends and put the kids together in one room using the single beds with pull-out option.

The house has ample room for all the guests and this means you don't need to be on top of each other the whole time. The garden is big enough to kick a football around or put up a badminton set and is completely fenced off with hedges providing privacy.

One of the best features of the house is the large, west facing patio, getting the sun from lunch until the last sun dips down behind the trees. Many a sundowner enjoyed with a glass of wine or beer and perfectly cooked BBQ!

During Spring and Autumn the large wood burning stove gives a warm and cosy atmosphere in the living room and warms the whole house. Electric fires are also fitted in all rooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to say that for years I have been looking for a coastal property, near to good restaurants and a boulangerie within walking distance, lovely walks direct from the property, all of which situated on the coast and at last I have found it! - Mr and Mrs Walkley - May 2010.

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much for allowing us to rent your property. We had such a lovely time. The house was great and located in such a fantastic area. Many Thanks again. We would love to return again at some point.

Caroline - Aug 2012
Dec 2007
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Combrit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please clean the cottage and empty the bins before you leave. Many thanks.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Easy access on ground floor
    Ensuite bathroom upstairs - toilet , shower , Master bedroom upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom upstairs - 1 double , 1 baby crib , with ensuite shower bathroom and wc
    Bedroom upstairs single beds - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Single beds (1 pull-out) with mattresses great for kids
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 double , Downstairs, next to bathroom (with bath/wc), easy access
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
WiFi and internet access is available free of charge at the nearby tourist info and local café both located in the harbour 10mins walk from the cottage. We usually take our own UK smartphones and tablets as UK tariffs now include France at no extra cost.


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Well appointed cottage home in Sainte Marine near Benodet, 10 mins walk to beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed property, a home from home, well maintained with a good sized rear garden. Great location with a short walk to the beach, Patisserie, restaurants and cafe's. Would definitely recommend a stay here, we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was very well equipped and charmingly decorated , the garden was secluded and sunny .

  • 5 of 5

The house is ideally located in very easy walking distance of both the beautiful harbour and white sandy beach at St - Marine . It is in a very tranquil location .

The local food shopping and restaurant offer was exceptionally good and there is easy access to bigger supermarkets at Benodet and towards Quimper.

The whole region offered great days out to local towns,villages ,beaches and harbours . Good markets and seafood abound.

We would certainly recommend this area for a great holiday and would return to this house as a first choice without hesitation .

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely family home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We all loved staying in Paul and Fiona's cosy cottage. It was the perfect size for our family of four and the bedrooms have all the space you need.

Although the weather was not great, we did eat on the patio and tried out the woodburner, which was toasty.

The village is beautiful and the girls only had a short walk to the bakery in the morning.

We enjoyed the walk along the river towards the bridge - we even spotted a family of red squirrels. Awwwww!

We tried all the restaurants and all are good, though the Café du Port was especially welcoming and good value. Even our vegetarian was happy with the choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, lovely village

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in June 2016 with a 2 year old. St Marine is a great village. Quiet, walking distance to a beach and the charming port with great selection of bars and restaurants. Ferry to benodet where we ate more and hired bikes. The weather was pretty bad all week. Very few activities for a toddler in the rain - some very good public pools at pont l'abbe and Fouesnant but beware the strange opening hours.

House is great - well equipped. Wood burner works very well!

If the weather had been good we would be back every year!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location! We had a lovely time in St Maine. The house had all that we could have wanted including a safe lawned garden for the children to play in. The bakery was within walking distance (5mins) and our 10 year old made daily visits tout seul! A variety of guide books and maps of the area were thoughtfully provided. You can even walk from the house, along the beach to Ile Tudy - we'll definitely be back to do that one! An excellent location to explore Finistere and if you want to venture further afield everything is within striking distance. Beautiful creperies on the harbour, a grocers nearby (expensive) but only a short drive from a variety of supermarkets and small towns. Markets were gorgeous, done as only the French know how. A great holiday for myself, my husband and our 2 boys (8&10). Paul couldn't have been more helpful and having Jim nearby to help out if anything was needed in the house was excellent backup. Thank you - we miss our St Marine getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here, and it was just as great the second time. The cottage is in a lovely town with an all important boulangerie within easy walking distance. A local beach again easily walkable. No cafes or ice-cream on beach, but fun to get ferry to Benodet for more on-beach activity. And lots of other beaches easily accessible by car if you do want more on a beach. Some great cafes/restaurants in Port. But the one at top of road is fab too - really good food frequented by locals. Decent market on Wednesday to get fruit veg meat & fish. Bigger ones in Benodet & Guilivenec. The cottage itself is well furnished (great to have comfy sofa). Everything you need in kitchen, and lovely to have patio to eat/relax on, & garden to play in. Couldn't really ask for more from a base to explore the Southern part of Brittany!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Café de la Cale
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf de l'odet
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Café du Port
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Plage Sainte Marine
Car: recommended


10 min walk to 5km long unspolit, white sandy beach. Other beaches nearby in Benodet, 5 min drive.


Brest Aeroport 1 hour drive. St. Malo ferry port 150 miles.


Boulangerie 5 mins walk. Restaurants and creperies 10 mins walk Children’s play area 15 mins walk. Benodet 5 mins drive. Botanic gardens 5 mins drive. Pont L'Abbe 10 mins drive. Historic Quimper 15 mins drive. Brest featuring Oceanopolis and Naval Port 1 hour drive.

Further Details:

Please enquire for discounts on Brittany Ferries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

OD paymt chg (BACS FOC) $32.36
Refundable damage deposit $194.17

Changeover Day: Saturday
Discount available for multi week bookings (excludes school holidays).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK GBP.
Towels and Linen can be arranged at an additional cost via a local business .
A small heating charge (to cover wood for the stove etc) will be added for rentals outside of June, July, August and September.
Winter lets may be available, please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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