The Gatehouse - Kistinic


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


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


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. The style is luxurious and elegant, with antiques and 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 gleaming, spacious bathroom. 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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • 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
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €171
Weekly price
from €1200
1 Cottage for 6
From €1713 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire Bernard

  • Guests of The Gatehouse have access to the Gold Award heated swimming pool, the beautiful park of Kistinic with it's 15 hectares and 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.