The farm

  • The main building is an authentic farmhouse, built in quarry stone around 1880, which is where we live.
  • Much of the land is used for crops. All chemical products are banned on the property as we are committed to preserving the quality of our land and our products!
    • 10,000 crocus sativus bulbs, or saffron, were planted in summer 2014
    • There's a kiwi orchard featuring classic and more original varieties that adapt very well to the mild conditions on the Breton coast.
    • Our apple orchard is made up of traditional Breton varieties transplanted from old apple trees and in a few years we hope to even produce our own cider and cider vinegar
    • We have just filled our hives with volunteer workers, untiring pollinators, with the bonus of delicious honey!

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  •  Children will have a great time in their own play areas: cabins, see-saws, zip-line...
  • A farm with no animals is not really a farm! A cockerel and "Coucou de Rennes" hens brighten up the heart of the farm.

 

The surrounding area

 

  • The farm stands in a small village, typical of the area, proud of its 18th century chapel, among other features. You can reach the town of Névez by following a small track for 2 km through a charming little wood peppered with streams and imposing blocks of granite.
  • Barely a kilometre further on, along the banks of the Aven, the Le Hénan site opens up in front of you: around forty hectares of woodland with a tidal mill and the miller's house, another chapel, the site of the 3 fountains and the GR34 path running alongside the river. You can also make out the squire's château alongside the local inhabitants (egret, grey heron, etc.). Following the same path, a little further on you will come across the typical small port of Kerdruc.
  • Driving through a 5 km radius of back-roads, you'll be spoilt for choice:
    • Beaches, known to be some of the most beautiful along the South Finistère coast: Port Manech and its beach huts reminding us of la Belle Epoque, our beloved "Rospico" that is so great for kids, the long Raguenes beach, still known as "Tahiti" because of its turquoise water and many more. The main beaches have been awarded the "Blue Flag" for the quality of their water.
    • Pont Aven: its mills, art galleries that still feel the influence of Paul Gaugin, biscuit factories, the magnificent promenade along the Aven
    • Above all, lose yourself along the back roads weaving their way through the surrounding area - you'll be in for a pleasant surprise. Névez boasts wonderful traditional heritage: charming little thatched cottages, some of the best preserved in Brittany, houses and enclosures made of vertical stones, bread ovens, fountains, crosses, etc.
  • A little further on, you will reach Concarneau and its beautiful walled Ville-Close and Quimper, an official Art and History town with a famous cathedral, unless you prefer to set sail for the Glénan Islands, an archipelago of small islands that look like a paradise landscape from warmer climes.
  •  There's no shortage of activities in Névez: sailing courses, canoe, dinghy or board rental, golf and mini golf, tennis, local produce markets but also a wide variety of outings organised by the Tourist Office to enjoy the natural setting or see old stones. Children are particularly well catered for at Névez which has been awarded a family-friendly seal of approval. For example, every Wednesday in the summer season, kids flock to the "Place aux Mômes" Festival that puts on free shows just for them.