Sleeps Six – Three Bedrooms – Two Bathrooms
A unique and cosy stone cottage in Lostmarc’h a protected area of outstanding natural beauty, just minutes walk from one of the best beaches in Brittany.
Recently featured in The Observer newspaper as a stylish getaway, In June 2010, The Times also chose this house as one of the ’20 Best Seaside Villas in Europe’.
Lostmarc’h is a tiny hamlet of original stone cottages set back slightly from the stunning beaches of Lostmarc’h and La Palue. Utterly unspoilt, (the whole village is listed) this area takes in all the wild beauty of the Atlantic and the Crozon peninsula. The bustling seaside towns of Morgat and Crozon are only a few kilometers away.
‘We can’t thank you enough for your brilliance in finding this magical cottage and sharing it with the world! It is absolutely glorious and we loathe to leave. We will definitely be coming back!’ Chris, Nozomi and friends, Netherlands, Vancouver and UK. Sep ’13
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Lostmarch is a stylish stone cottage which has been completely renovated to make the house as comfortable and luxurious as possible. The house was originally three stone penty’s that have been joined together, it is therefore long and thin and has a slightly quirky layout. The house has high quality fittings and finishings, and a calm, relaxed decor. There is a good size garden with wooden terrasse from which you can admire the panoramic views of the sea, whilst eating your croissants for breakfast!
As with all of our houses, we strive to create interiors that are fresh, stylish and original, steering well clear of the corporate blandness that is all too common in many of the ‘indentikit’ rooms on offer today.
We have tried to use natural, or recuperated products as much as possible. For example, one bedroom has bedside tables made from a fallen 14th century oak from Kistinic, the kitchen is solid wood, with a black granite worksurface, a bedhead is made from an ancient Breton ‘lit-clos’ and there is even a driftwood barrier on the mezzanine, all collected after the storms from Lostmarc’h beach!
All of the ground floor is finished in a hand-applied, smoothed decorative concrete, and there is underfloor heating throughout.
The living room has two large sofas with Kenzo cushions and has a 42″ plasma TV with a Dolby DTS 5.1 cinema system and DVD player for watching films and DVDs. The house has WiFi throughout.
All three bedrooms have extremely comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton linen. The upstairs double has it’s own compact ensuite bathroom which is open to the bedroom.
The two bathrooms have high end fittings and decorated with mosaic.
The bedrooms all have natural flooring, high quality beds, white cotton bedlinen, and duvets.
This is accessed by a steep staircase a great place to relax or the kids to play games (but little ones need to be watched). It has an indirect view onto the beach.
Lostmarc’h is supplied with 100% green, fully renewable electricity and is equipped with WiFi.
If you like this, you should also have a look at Ty Bili, both houses are comparable, and each with their unique character have something special to offer.
Lostmarc’h is a tiny listed village set at the end of the Crozon peninsula, on the beautiful Cap de La Chevre, in a highly protected area of natural beauty. There are only a handful of authentic stone cottages here, and new construction has been forbidden for many decades. The area has been inhabited since 500 B.C and the ruins of an ancient Gallo-Roman fort, a Menhir and stone circle can be seen on the walks across the cliffs to the beach. The fact that this whole area has been protected from any recent development gives it a wonderful sense of wilderness and a true escape from modern pressures.
The house is situated at the end of a small lane, and is one of the last houses before the sea. A footpath leads directly from our garden to the cliffs and the beaches of Lostmarch and La Palue. We feel that these are amongst the very best beaches in Finistere, totally unspoilt and clean. The coastal path in this area is stunning, and from your back door you can head off in each direction along the footpath of the GR34 and experience some of France’s most stunning coastal scenery. The beauty of the heather, the waves and the ever changing light makes Lostmarc’h a fabulous destination for walkers at any time of year.
All this peaceful beauty can be enjoyed whilst being just 3km from the bustling seaside town of Morgat. This is the closest town and here you will find a variety of restaurants and shops and a large, sandy beach excellent for small children. There is also a port, and boat trips to see the caves.
For larger supermarkets, visit Crozon, another 2km further on, that also has large sport shops, fuel, etc.
Camaret is a pleasant harbour town; in fact the whole coastline of the Crozon is beautiful and interesting.
The fabulous, Mediterranean style beaches of Ile Vierge are just 3km from the house. They are a collection of sheltered coves of large rounded pebbles, with crystal clear topaz water and beautiful scenic cliff walks.
Trips further afield could include, Locronan, Quimper, Douarnenez, and Oceanopolis at Brest.
Getting here is easy: Leave the motorway between Brest and Quimper and head for Morgat (about 25km) The house is about 60 minutes from Brest Airport with good links with Flybe to Birmingham, Southampton. Roscoff is a little more than an hours drive away for ferry crossings to Plymouth, and St Malo about 3 hours for crossings to Portsmouth. There is parking within the grounds of the house.