Kerpoence

Laniscat, Côtes-d’Armor
Self-catering


Simple and stylish, a doll's house-like Brittany cottage, decorated with the friendly owners' paintings and carpentry. Purely enchanting

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Like a doll’s house: a one-up, one-down cottage in a tiny village lane, this is an entrancing place that doesn’t feel in the least cramped; every inch of space has been used to simple, stylish effect. Ceramic tiles cover the open-plan ground floor, a Moroccan rug, bright armchair and sofa add colour; diminutive windows are hung with cream cotton tatting done by Julie’s great aunt; a tiny, perfect kitchen is tucked under the steep stairs. Bedroom and bathroom are up under the rafters where Julie’s paintings decorate the walls and the low bed is flanked by niche lights, a cosy place to curl up with a good book. Admire Jez’s expert carpentry on the bath panelling (but don’t expect to lie full stretch in the bath: it’s three-quarter size). You’ll like Julie and Jez. They are helpful, laid back, former teachers and live five minutes away. If you want to avoid going in search of restaurants in nearby Gouarec, book an excellent vegetarian meal with them. A terrific place for a couple – though not if you’re at all creaky. Listen to the church bells and enjoy the lavender in the garden.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Are you looking for a small bolt hole to escape the busyness of modern life? We offer much reduced rates for people who want a longer stay during the months of November, December, January and February

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £43
Weekly price
from £300
Damage deposit
£100
Surcharges
Short breaks €75 per night (min 2 nights).
1 Cottage for 2
From £431 bedroom

Reviews

What a beautiful, bijou cottage! Thoughtfully renovated, Julie and Jez have warmly provided everything needed for stylish and relaxing living, both inside and outside. The rural, central location is perfect for visiting all corners of this magical area of France - and we have fallen in love with Brittany and Kerpoence so much that we booked again, before sailing home. A bientôt !

Vicky, Bingley

"Chapeau" as the French (and we in Belgium) say for Jez and Julie on the way they have transformed the cottage in a charming little place to spend our one-week-shortbreak stay in rural Bretagne. The exceptional weather was an extra factor to enjoy the region. We really appreciated the warm welcome of the owners and their efforts for providing very useful tips. Of course one needs a car as the house is centrally located in Bretagne to visit the North, the West and the South. Do not forget the neighbourhood however. If you like cycling then you may consider to bring your bikes as well.

Johan and hilde, Zedelgem - belgium

A little gem of a cottage, beautifully restored and furnished by friendly Jez and Julie. Kerpoence has all you could wish for - a relaxing, comfortable break in a beautiful quiet part of France. We enjoyed browsing the local markets in nearby small towns for wonderful local ingredients to bring home for delicious suppers in the charming little garden, had fun and some success at the brocantes, drove to both north and south coasts for great seaside days out, biked and walked but most of all sat in the sun. It's not the place if you want good restaurants & nightlife but ideal for peace and quiet

Mary, London

Absolutely fantastic cottage lovingly restored to make for a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable stay. Located in a small and quiet village with a bakery to provide delicious breakfasts and supermarkets a short drive away. The local area has much to offer and Julie and Jez provide a really useful map and as much advise as you need. Really could not recommend this place enough for a taste of rural France at its best.

Emily, Cambridge

A beautiful gite, Jez and Julie have put a lot of thought into the layout and the very high standard of finishing touches. Perfect for couples who are looking for a peaceful break. The location is ideal for exploring both the North and South Brittany coasts by car and also plenty of opportunities for cycling along canal paths, cycle tracks and quiet roads. Jez and Julie provided plenty of ideas for trips and on arrival we were treated to all the essential groceries that we needed including a very welcome bottle of the local cider! We hope to return at some time in the future.

Antony, Clevedon

A quaint, beautifully restored cottage in unspoilt Brittany. Owners Julie and Jez were incredibly friendly and helpful, providing us with plenty of suggestions and even some bikes! Boasting a tasteful and clean interior, the cottage is home to Jez’s handmade furniture and Julie’s paintings. Wonderful walks, cycles and drives within a short distance. We'd recommend a stroll along Lake Guerlédan at dusk after a meal at Auberge de Guerlédan. An ideal oasis for our honeymoon, we will return to Kerpoence and Toul Bleïz soon and we'll be sure to book one of Jez’s vegetarian meals! Can't wait.

Sam, Guildford

Thoughtfully converted and equipped, this cute one-up-one-down cottage never feels small or cramped. It's a real home-from-home in a quiet setting with parking, patios and a great bakery nearby. It's a convenient base for exploring Brittany, whether it be the glorious local walks, lake, towns, villages, historical sites, wildlife, brocantes, etc or the more distant coasts and cities such as Quimper. A HUGE bonus is the possibility of delicious, mouthwatering meals in Julie and Jez's beautiful stone summer house about 5 mins drive away at Toul Bleiz. J&J are fabulously warm, friendly, generous and fun hosts.

Diana

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Julie & Jez Rooke

  • It is SO rare to find a detached cottage made JUST for two...Kerpoence sits on a 'no through' little lane, across the road from the beautiful gardens of the village Mairie. A short stroll takes you to the bakers and here you can buy fresh croissants .
  • We also have a B&B room available nearby. Please have a look at our Sawday's page by searching for "Toul Bleiz" in the location bar for more details.
  • Enjoy Rambling and cycling through beautiful scenery, along the canals, around Lake Guerledan and over rugged moorland. There are now wonderful cycle routes by the side of the Nantes-Brest canal and along the old railway tracks. We have bikes to borrow.
  • Just a 10 minute car ride away (or an enjoyable bike ride) are watersports & a beach at nearby beautiful Lake Guerledan. Brittany also has many bustling markets, all selling local produce, from cider to cheeses & local crafts.
  • Each year, at Bon Repos Abbey, there is a spectacular 'Son et lumiere'. It is situated on the Nantes-Brest canal and is an idyllic place for a picnic or there are little café bars...perfect for watching the world go by.
  • Central Brittany is a magical place, unspoilt and a wonderful place to relax ' far from the madding crowd'. We have stood on the Liscuis moorland (just a 30 minute walk from the cottage) and watched the stars appearing in a sky free of light pollution.Wow.