House sleeps 9, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, WiFisea views, sandy beach 5 mins walk
- english, french
About Annabel Ridley
Annabel Ridley is an artist and glass engraver.
Annabel Ridley purchased this House in 1977
Why Annabel Ridley chose Crozon
Having holidayed with our 3 small children several years running, we found our favourite beach at the end of a country lane leading to nowhere except for a small Breton hamlet. We bought a field overlooking the sea and in 1977 built a house where we have spent our holidays every year since.
What makes this House unique
Spectular sea view. Internet. Terrace to watch sunsets. Close to many sandy beaches. walking for 20mins from our house takes you to the famous surfing beaches of La Palud and Lost Mar'ch where the annual Surfing Competitions take place. Attractive countryside and small farming villages. Our sandy beach is 5 mins walk from the house. The house is set back from the cliff paths and is in the area that is a designated area of beauty. A 20 min drive takes you to Camaret, the French Port where there are many seafood restaurants. I is a family house sleeping 9 with two bathrooms, separate cloakroom and large drying cupboard & ouside line. Large grassed garden area for children to play. The house is the last one in the village up a dead end road designated to the residents so its very quiet with no dangers of passing traffic. Our beach is uttely uncrowed consisting even in High Season of mostly the residents in the village and us! Masses to do for young children and teenagers. There is a brilliant Nautique Centre de Crozon-Morgat at Morgat where you can fix up classes in just about everything nautical! You can go riding along the beaches with the local riding school or bicycling along the cliff paths. The walks are absolutely magnificent and at all times of the year the gorse or heather seems to be out.
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 9:30 am
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful and peaceful
Perfect house for our family reunion. Next to miles of hikes and close to the beach. Plenty of room to spread out and homey too. I'd go back tomorrow if I could.
Thank you so much for your review. So pleased you loved our beloved family holiday house. Annabel Ridley
Wat een geweldig huis op een unieke locatie !!!!!
Prachtig uitzicht over de Atlantische oceaan en de rotsen van bretagne. Het allerlaatste huis en via een kronkel weggetje is het strand bereikbaar. Waanzinnig mooi strand ! Het huis is van alle gemakken voorzien en ademt naar vakantie en de zee......
Dear Jan. I am so glad you had a lovely holiday and thank you so much for your kind words
What a magic situation, right at the end of a lane with no other houses between you and the sea. A short walk to the beach which even in August wasn't crowded. Lovely walks. Great time and hope to go back!
Thank you so much for writing about our house and its wonderful situation.
What a magic position at the end of a lane with nothing between you and the sea except for cliffs. Short walk to a lovely beach that was uncrowded even in August. I hope to be able to go again.
Family holiday home in stunning location
We spent a very enjoyable week at Ar Sparfel in October with our 1 yr old. The house is a cosy (but deceptively large) traditional family holiday home with everything you need for a week or two of vacation. It has a quirky and endearing charm which is obviously steeped in family history, and the place is made really special by its incredible location on the clifftops and set in its expansive garden with a glorious sea view. We really enjoyed walking, surfing and swimming all within a few paces from the front door, and taking cafe lunches in nearby Crozon and Morgat. The only negative would be that the steep open-tread stairs are not very safe for toddlers (although there is a panel which can block them off at the bottom). It might also be nice to have a couple of double beds for couples, and also wifi access. None of these things bothered us especially as we were there for a proper family getaway - and all in all, it's a great spot for a relaxing and exhilarating holiday. We certainly plan to return. Thank you to our kind hosts who made us very welcome.
the surroundings, atmosphere and character of the place is perfect for any family or single persons holiday get away. I cannot put into words how much pleasure the place gave me when taking my friends and family for a 10 day holiday retreat. there is a lovely town called Crozon not to far away where all your needs for supplies and interesting things to do are met. Its peaceful and refreshing if you want to relax with mixed sunny but always warm weather. If you want to participate in more exciting or cultural activities there is a maze, treetop climbing and a paint-balling site less than 5 mins drive away. Morgat and camerat supply more beaches and shops aswell as fabulous painting/drawing sites and views. There are many cultural marvels to be enjoyed, including caves, churches museums, aquariums and many more that I plan to visit on my next visit for sure. if you are looking for sporting activities then there are a number of very well managed sport venues within a 30 minute drive. these include; indoor/outdoor tennis courts near crozon, many golf courses with great reputations, sea school (sailing ect), swimming (flumes), go-karting skating parks. Overall this place gave myself and friends the best holiday for the cheapest cost we've ever had. thank you so much and I know we'll be back!
The listing description was very accurate if not it understated the place.
The layout is simple yet unique. the location is easy to accustom yourself to. Again the facilities are simple but there is everything you need to have a good time and get away from the world (as a holiday should be)
the property was exquisitely well cared for and obviously intensely maintained to give the best accommodation possible
It was the easiest trip I've ever had to organise with no complications concerning dates, prices or extras, at all. The cost was agreed (cheaper than I would of paid for such a good holiday)
I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends and family
I particularly loved the food at chez Philippee's (Crab, prawns lobster etc)
The bretagne cider is now my favourite cider and all the ice cream shops along morgat are fantastic with ridiculous floured ice creams and toppings including all the house hold named ones. adored the swimming at camerat aswell as playing a fantastic round of golf and long days of fishing and walking on the cliffs. The people from the villages are so friendly we got invited to diner many times. Thanks again, J
Thank you so much for submitting such a lovely review. Our family, children and grandchildren, love the house and its surroundings so much that it is wonderful to know others feel the same!
When we chose where to build the house in 1978 we had no idea exactly what to expect and now we feel it was the best decision we have ever taken!. The Ridley Family.
Ar Sparfel is the last house where the small road ends in the tiny village of Kerabars. It is very quiet with no through traffic. An eight minute drive away is Crozon, a flourishing market town with supermarkets, church, picturesque square and many shops. The same distance is Morgat, an attractive sea port with shops, seafood restaurants and many sporting facilities - diving, surfing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing school at the Centre Nautique de Crozon-Morgat (look up their website) perfect for children of all ages. The beach and sea is sheltered being on the Bay of Douarnenez and facing South. A scenic cliff path goes right from the house in either direction to other wonderful sandy beaches.
A short drive away is the medieval town of Locronon and a little further on Quimper, the capital of Finisterre, and the famous Quimper Cathedral and the Breton Pottery Factory. The Port of Douarnenez and the famous sardine fishing fleet is not too far away.
Cameret is 15 mins drive from where you can catch the ferry for a day trip to The Isles of Ushant.
Golf: Golf de Brest Iroise is roughly 50 miles drive from our house. 18 and 9 holes it was designed by British Architect Michael Fenn in 1976. In a park of 220 acres. Clubhouse has all facilities with agnificent views of Monts Aree and Brest Harbour.