Château de Penfrat

Gouesnach, Finistère
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 33 33 37 63

An inspiring Breton château set on an estate on the banks of a river and with well-travelled, genial hosts; the coast is 15 minutes away


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You can hike freely around 100 hectares of forested parkland, and watch birds on the banks of the Odet estuary. It’s relaxing and peaceful, as is the château – a handsome hunting lodge built by eccentric nobles, now owned by easy-going Patrick and Barbora.

Here you can appreciate the simple pleasures of a good book, an easy chair and light jazz, and an apéro with your hosts and other guests. There’s a retro feel to the dining room, with black and white photos and 50s brocante, and breakfast is a typically French affair: bread, croissants, homemade jams, fruit, local organic yoghurt, but also cheese and eggs.

The estate is a lovely bubble – but burst out and explore: the nearby coast, the winding lanes and fish markets of Quimper, the architectural gems of Locronan, the artists’ village of Pont-Aven. Massages are available too.

Château de Penfrat - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The view of the park and river from the room
  • The calm and serenity of the place
  • The Art Deco touches in the house
Château de Penfrat - Gallery

You should know

  • There is a resident dog
  • It's a sociable kind of place
  • Two-night minimum stays


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
1 December - 3 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurant 5km.


Nightly price
from €100
1 Suite for 3
From €130
1 Suite for 4
From €150
1 Double
From €100



Penfrat is the real thing. 'B&B' doesn't do it justice, although the breakfast is excellent (Patrick makes jam and is fiercely self-critical in this regard). 'Chambres d'hôtes' is more accurate. The rooms are large, comfortable and elegantly furnished. The hosting is generous and personal (and trilingual). Aperitifs are given and glasses refilled. The conversation is lively. The house is a beatiful, restored late-period château with an interesting history. The garden runs down to a tidal tributary of the Odet. The nights are quiet apart from owls and crickets. There are good local restaurants.

James, London

I felt very welcome, and loved the feeling of being surrounded by nature. The views from the rooms onto the river are beautiful and inspire to go for walks in the park, or to dip your toes in the water. The château is stunning and full of character and I particularly liked the Art Deco touches as well as some great photos on the walls. I could hear the music of Stan Getz being played in the lounge, and I could picture myself coming to stay and relax there, reading my book after a nice massage! Barbora and Patrick can also recommend lots activities to do in the area. A gem!

Agnès, Sawday's inspector

Patrick is a charming and entertaining host. His imprint is on this very interesting and eclectically decorated old hunting lodge. Arrival to fine american jazz being played and a walk to the river edge began a delightful two day stay. A bottle of wine in the garden with our host watching a spectacular sunset and a delicious breakfast made our entry to Quimper memorable.


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The neighbourhood

Although you’re on a large estate, the nearest bar/tabac and deli is an eight-minute walk; a little further on is a creperie, Crêperie Chez Mimi. The town of Quimper and beaches of Bénodet are a ten-minute drive and you can explore the nearby small and typical fishing ports of Sainte Marine (20 minutes) and Guilvinec (40 minutes) as well as picturesque medieval villages and towns such as Pont-Aven, Locronan and Concarneau (all 30 minutes). Hop on a boat to explore the stunning Iles de Glenan, or surf, kitesurf or windsurf at the Pointe de la Torche.

Local points of interest from Barbora Kairyte & Patrick Viossat

  • A real paradise for those who love riding, hiking, canoeing, sailing or golf, the Penfrat estate covers 80ha of beautiful nature and the Château stands on the magnificent river bank in the St Cadou cove (the Odet river).
  • Popular destinations like Point du Raz, Pointe de la Torche, Locronan, Quimper, Bénodet, Concarneau, the isles of Glenans, Pont Aven are easily reachable.
  • If you want to find yourself close to nature, just open your room window and observe the birds and animals living freely in Penfrat, the changing tides of Odet and the colourful seasons. The time stops here for you to enjoy every moment.
  • Château de Penfrat is the place to be in silence as well as the place to share, to meet, to discover…


Barbora Kairyte & Patrick Viossat

Patrick (half French, half German) and Barbora (from Lithuania) bought the house a long time ago. They also own an equestrian centre down the road. They have both travelled extensively, are charming and enjoy meeting guests.