(Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms each with en-suite shower room, WiFi)
La Ferme Fortifié was the original fortified manor farmhouse built in the late 1600’s at Poulmarvezen. It has a stone spiral staircase in a tower with a “meutrier”, (a gun slit). There is a massive stone Breton fireplace, (complete with wood burning stove for cosy winter lets), and many other interesting exposed stonework details. Built late 1600’s.
The property has been restored to a very high standard. On the ground floor there is an enormous (37 feet long) open plan living/dining/kitchen area. TV, DVD. Wi-Fi. On the first floor accessed via the stone spiral staircase there are three en-suite bedrooms (two doubles and one twin).
The original massive oak beams have been left exposed, including those in the three bedrooms and the upstairs landing. The exposed timber work and stonework is shown to its best by the contrasting white walls and the rose-coloured ceramic tile floor on the ground floor, and tasteful neutral carpeting throughout the bedroom areas.
We stayed in the Ferme. It was a super mix of old and new — ancient fireplace and spiral staircase up to modern bright bedrooms. Spotlessly clean; all mod cons; great pool. Lots of woodland for the kids to explore and bing home wood for the wood-burner for those unexpectetdly cool and damp evenings!! Plenty to see and do — within striking distance of the coast but of the beaten track. We’ll be back!!