Château de Penfrat

Gouesnach, Finistère
Bed & Breakfast

A riverside estate in Finistère where you feel at home. Meet well-travelled, genial hosts who adore Art Deco design - and the Brittany coast


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


You can horse-ride or hike freely around 100 hectares of forested parkland, and watch birds on the banks of the Odet estuary, which flows into the Atlantic eight kilometres away. It’s relaxing and peaceful, as is the château – a tall, 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 salons and dining room, with their black and white photos and 50s brocante, and a fresh, sunny feel to the south-facing bedrooms: tall windows, low beds, colourful linen. (If you tend to quibble over the tap end, ‘South Suite’ has two candlelit baths.) The estate is a lovely bubble – but burst out and explore: the winding lanes and fish markets of Quimper, the tall ships of Locranon, the artists’ village of Pont-Aven, and a string of quaint ports, beaches and seafood restaurants. In the morning, perhaps a Breton crêpe with chèvre frais and honey from Barbora’s native Lithuania. Massages are available.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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.
Dinner €3; not in summer. Wine €8-€20. Restaurant 5km.


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


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

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…