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The Gatehouse - Kistinic

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Kistinic, 235 Route de Guengat, 29000 Quimper, Finistère
Brittany, France

Charming gatehouse to the château, with fresh modern interiors and polished wood floors. Families will love the family’s infinity pool...

The art of good living is no book title, it's this charming stone cottage gatehouse in the heart of Brittany. Built in the 19th century to serve the fairytale château (pictured above), the cottage's young interior belies its history. A luxurious minimalism is on display here, with a good dose of joie de vivre thrown in. Emerging from indulgent bedding and stepping onto polished wooden floors is a beautiful way to start the day, as is bathing in a spacious bathroom with natural stone flooring. Claire and Andrew love it when families stay – and this cottage is made for easy living, with its uncluttered, glass-chandeliered living area and its smartly equipped kitchen. Wonder, too, at the setting... No surprise to learn that Claire once researched locations for television productions. Run reckless through the rhododendrons – as the azaleas and camellias do – growing among enough woodland and lawns to cause delusions of grandeur from your bedroom window. Children will love the shared play area, the family's infinity pool – and the zipline in the woods! Historic Quimper is close.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from
Claire Bernard:

  • The beautiful park of Kistinic is 15 hectares and has long sweeping groomed lawns, big banks of camelias, azaleas and rhododendrons, and woodland paths with specimen trees.
  • The gatehouse is 3km from the heart of Quimper which is a beautiful pedestrianized medieval city. Many a day can be spent wondering its flower filled cobbled streets, visting restaurants, museums, galleries and smart boutiques.
  • The gatehouse is very handy for the local beaches. Situated at the centre of the peninsula there is a huge variety of stunning coastline to explore. The favourites with families are Benodet and Ile Tudy, but the surfing beach of La Torche is also not far.
  • A trip down The Odet, 'France's most beautiful River' either by kayak or Vedette is one of the highlights of a visit to the area.
  • If you like food, you can not only have fun exploring the local markets and specialist boutiques, but also enjoy some of the top gourmet restaurants in Brittany.
  • The area has a rich cultural history and comes alive in the summer with local folk and music festivals where you can experience the strong Breton traditions.
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Booking enquiries: Claire Bernard
+33 (0)2 98 55 29 26 (landline)
+33 (0)6 33 07 22 85(mobile)

  • 1 Cottage for 6
Price:(i) 1200 to2000 per week

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Kistinic, 235 Route de Guengat, 29000 Quimper, Finistère

Self-catering The Gatehouse (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin; 2 bathrooms.
Price: (i) 1200 to 2000 per week
Booking enquiries: Claire Bernard
+33 (0)2 98 55 29 26 (landline)
+33 (0)6 33 07 22 85(mobile)