Sleeps Six – Three Bedrooms – Two Bathrooms
The gatehouse is a charming 3 bedroom stone holiday cottage within the grounds of Kistinic. Situated at the entrance of the property, inside the gates, the gatehouse has its own private garden, off-street parking, open access to the beautiful 15 hectare park, and is a short walk from the chateau and the swimming pool. Stylishly decorated to a high standard of comfort and charm, good quality furnishings, white cotton bedding and the odd antique create a home away from home in this unique and beautiful location. Well equipped, the gatehouse boasts a flat screen HD TV with UK and French channels, DVD player with extensive film library, quality hifi and a modern kitchen.
In our efforts to maintain the gatehouse to the highest standards, the house has recently seen many improvements, a loft conversion has provided a new, large, light master bedroom, a new 1st floor bathroom and a renovated shower room. The kitchen / dining room has been enlarged by the removal of an internal wall. The sitting room now features a cosy woodburning stove. To the rear is a hardwood terrace and outdoor dining area.
The gatehouse has its’ own 800m2 private garden with outside seating area and barbecue, but guests are free to roam the parc as they please and have use of the pool at any time, the only other swimmers being our family and friends! The natural stone and mosaic pool is heated*. It is secured to French safety norms and situated 300m from the gatehouse, next to the chateau in a very sheltered sunny spot full of plants and flowers. The pool was awarded Piscines de France’s Gold prize for Best French Pool 2007. *The pool is heated from mid-May to mid-September where we aim for 28 degrees, but this is weather dependent. Outside of these times the pool is ready for use but will only be heated where temperatures permit.
There is a play area for children with swings, and a slide. For the more energetic a mountain bike track of 2.6km, and a maze of woodland footpaths. There is a 50m (164ft) zipline in the woods for children only. The garden lover will appreciate the beautiful park lands of the chateau and golfers can improve their handicap! We have free range chickens, and the very friendly chateau dog Poppy who will be happy to join you on a walk.
Children are welcome. A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Aug 2013 “Probably the most beautifully done holiday house we’ve had the good fortune to stay in. Wonderfully well equipped, stunning location, stylish and comfortable. Having the freedom to roam the parc, swim in the glorious pool, watch teenage boys fly through the trees on the tyrolienne and find the secret wells and lovely trees has been bliss. When you add in the delights of surfing at La Torche, the sweet prettiness of Locronan, the splendidly weird calvaire at Tronoen and the even weirder altar peice at Crozon, and boat trips in the bay of Morgat, it’s been a splendid holiday. And that doesn’t include the manifest delights of good food and wine everywhere you go” G. Morley London.
Oct 2015 “Nicest gite we have ever stayed in – and we have stayed in a lot – We can thoroughly recommend an autumn stay as the trees and grounds and just beautiful with all the leaves on the turn.” Charlotte, Paul, Samuel & Jacob – Guernsey.
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- Open plan sitting room – HD LCD television, DVD player and DVD Library and CD Radio player, woodburning stove.
- Kitchen / Breakfast room – modern and fully equipped with all the necessary appliances such as microwave, induction hob, Electric Oven and full sized dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Machine, and has dining seating for six.
This is accessed by a staircase.
- Bedroom one – Kingsize 160cm x 200cm double bed
- Bedroom two – Twin single beds
- Bathroom, good size with bath, WC and sink cabinet, Hairdryer
- One shower room
- Travel cot is provided
This is accessed by a staircase.
- Master bedroom – Kingsize 160cm x 200cm double bed
- 3 large Velux windows with blackout blinds
- Views onto the woods of Kistinic
The bedrooms have good quality beds, with white egyptian cotton bedlinen and duvets. Towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels.
You will be provided with a remote control that opens the parc gates to allow access for your car which you can park securely.
Located just to the north of the centre of Quimper, Kistinic enjoys a rural location but is just a few minutes from this beautiful medieval city. With it’s cathedral, excellent museums, pedestrianised cobbled streets, lively cafes, gourmet restaurants and chic boutiques, Quimper has plenty to offer the visitors. A boat trip down the Odet, one of the most beautiful rivers in France, will take you from Quimper to Benodet and on to the azur beaches of the Iles de Glenan.
The gatehouse is ideally located at the centre of the peninsula for exploring the surrounding coastline and beaches. There is a huge choice to choose from wthin an easy 20 to 30 minute drive in each direction from the house. At the end of the day many of our guests enjoy returning to the swimming pool and the lush green gardens, before sampling one of Quimpers many restaurants.
The enclosed fishing port of Concarneau, the galleries of Pont Aven, the seaside town of Benodet and Sainte Marine are all within easy reach. The dramatic Pointe de Raz, and wildlife sanctuary of Cap Sizun and surfers paradise of La Torche are also just a short drive away.
There are 2 golf courses within 20 minutes drive. For the cyclist there are miles of small touring roads or local mountain bike tracks, the list is endless. Combine this with gourmet restaurants, local creperies, and the various festivities that take place throughout the region in summer, you have all the ingredients of a fantastic French holiday.
Quimper is easy to get to either via the ferry to Roscoff (75 mins) or St Malo (2.5 hours) or with flight services London City to Quimper with BA cityflyer this summer, from Paris to Quimper 4 times daily,or from Southampton and Birmingham to Brest (50 mins).
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