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Brittany

Wonderful beaches everywhere, beautiful rugged coastline and ancient walled citadels can all be found in Brittany; if this lovely region of France appeals, take a look at our extensive selection of gites in Brittany, where you’re sure to find your ideal holiday accommodation.

Close in both distance and culture, Brittany has much in common with Britain, making this a favourite destination for British holidaymakers. Located in the north-west of the country, the region boasts a myriad of great beaches, tranquil towns and an abundance of historic buildings, making it the perfect location for a self-catering break across the channel.

With a rich Celtic heritage, Brittany enjoys an atmosphere and has a language all of its own, setting it apart from the rest of France. Even its very name is derived from the ''Britons'' whom came here from Britain to escape invaders in Anglo Saxon times.

The region of Brittany is home to a string of family friendly resorts which stretch along its renowned coastline, from Carnac and Rostoff, to the sophisticated Dinard, which would not be out of place among the resorts in the South of France.

The Brittany region is blessed with an array of historic towns, making it a veritable paradise for history lovers. The town of St Malo, surrounded by ancient stone walls, is one of the most visited towns in Brittany. With narrow cobbled streets lined by unique shops, bars and cafes selling all manner of traditional French produce, it is easy to see why St Malo is so popular with tourists. The ramparts which surround the town are perfect for a steady stroll, taking in magnificent views of the surrounding area.

One ‘must-visit’ when in Brittany is Mont St Michel, near to the border with Normandy. Sitting just off the coast, Mont St Michel is a medieval abbey and town located on a small rocky outcrop and is now designated as an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Travelling even further back in time, the prehistoric stone monuments at Carnac make up one of the most famous megalithic sites in France. Not far from Carnac, just off the south coast of Brittany, the island of Belle-Ille is the perfect place to truly unwind as no cars are permitted here. This means the island''s beaches are tranquillity personified.

For a taste of France with a distinct sprinkling of British culture, the region of Brittany is an ideal destination. To experience the unique atmosphere for yourself, take a look at our selection of Brittany holiday cottages today.
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  • Villamée, near Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
    Villamée, near Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany×

    Le Champ Marie

    Villamée, near Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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    Ref: F35155
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This stone-built, detached holiday cottage has been lovingly renovated by its owners and offers views over the surrounding countryside
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    This stone-built, detached holiday cottage has been lovingly renovated by its owners and offers views over the surrounding countryside. With its rural setting, it is a perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all. Nearby is the lively and historic town of Fougères, with its famous fortress, cobbled streets and many restaurants and shops. For a day out, the famous Normandy landmark of Mont St. Michel is an hour away, as is the medieval town of Vitré, with...

  • Trébrivan, Côtes-d’Armor, Brittany
    Trébrivan, Côtes-d’Armor, Brittany×

    Le Cottage Douillet

    Trébrivan, Côtes-d’Armor, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC640
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This stylish cottage, with a charming galleried bedroom with en-suite bathroom, is ideal for a couple wanting a romantic retreat.
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    In a quiet hamlet in the heart of rural Brittany, this very attractive cottage makes a cosy and comfortable retreat, or an excellent touring base. It is a real character cottage, retaining many original features including exposed stonework and beams, while also benefiting from contemporary equipment and features. The spacious bedroom in the eaves has lovely views and a stylish en-suite bathroom. Enjoy sitting on the sheltered terrace or in the quiet garden, with views of the...

  • Plourivo, Brittany
    Plourivo, Brittany×

    Plourivo

    Plourivo, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC622
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This romantic retreat is great for couples wishing to explore the sights, spend a day on the beach or simply relax in the garden.
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    Situated at the gateway to Paimpol which hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. This lovely holiday home has a large, bright conservatory overlooking the garden and is ideal for relaxing. The small town of Penhoat, situated between the sea and the countryside, is close to over 600 hectares of forest which is ideal for walking and discovering the flora and fauna. Spend a day on the beach or visit Lézardrieux and Paimpol, both just a few kilometres away. Explore the ruins...

  • Binic, Brittany
    Binic, Brittany×

    Binic

    Binic, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC275
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Garden / Patio
    This first floor holiday apartment has been renovated to produce a very individual, personalised décor, with nicely coordinated materials and colours
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    This first floor holiday apartment has been renovated to produce a very individual, personalised décor, with nicely coordinated materials and colours. On the ground floor is a small, discreet, fine grocery shop. The large beach of La Banche is ideal for children, and Binic, known as ‘the beauty spot of the Côtes d’Armor,’ is brought to life by many small shops and a weekly market on Thursdays. Just 500m from the house is a large modern swimming pool. You...

  • Étables-sur-Mer, Brittany
    Étables-sur-Mer, Brittany×

    Étables-sur-Mer

    Étables-sur-Mer, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC492
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This holiday property is a pleasant, second floor attic apartment in the owners’ elegant house, and is accessed via a small shared garden and patio
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    This holiday property is a pleasant, second floor attic apartment in the owners’ elegant house, and is accessed via a small shared garden and patio. A flat screen is provided, equipped with a USB/HDMI port for use with a computer. The property is situated close to St-Quay-Portrieux, a lovely seaside resort with several sandy beaches suitable for lazing, swimming or walking, a casino and stunning coastal footpaths. Other towns worth visiting include St.Brieuc (23km), which has an...

  • Lanester, Brittany
    Lanester, Brittany×

    Lanester

    Lanester, Brittany

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    Ref: FBM209
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Enjoy relaxing in the quiet garden after a day exploring the historic town of Lorient, with its naval history and busy harbour.
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    Located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Lorient, and just 8km from the harbour, this beautiful ground floor holiday property enjoys a private garden and terrace, just perfect for a relaxing stay in the heart of Brittany, the discreet owner lives on site. Lanester sits on the meeting place of the River Scroff and the River Blavet, and benefits from a weekly market. Lorient lies at the mouth of the two rivers and the port is home to many yachts and the buildings surrounding...

  • Callac, nr. Carhaix, Brittany
    Callac, nr. Carhaix, Brittany×

    Callac, nr. Carhaix

    Callac, nr. Carhaix, Brittany

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    Ref: W14828
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    In a traditional village with a pretty, secluded garden, this detached cottage is just a short walk from the village centre
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    In a traditional village with a pretty, secluded garden, this detached cottage is just a short walk from the village centre. Cosily and elegantly furnished, it is practical and well-equipped for a couple. An ideal base from which to discover central Brittany. Explore the well maintained foot and cycle paths, or go further afield towards the bustling village of Huelgoat, in the Monts d’Arree National Park. Carhaix is 20km, Brest airport 90km. Shop and café/bar 0.5km,...

  • Paimpol, Côtes d’Armor, Brittany
    Paimpol, Côtes d’Armor, Brittany×

    Appartement de la Marina

    Paimpol, Côtes d’Armor, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC644
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This wonderful, coastal apartment offers views over the marina, close to all the amenities, and is in an ideal location to explore Brittany.
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    Ideally located, this lovely apartment is located opposite the marina in Paimpol, with wonderful views. On the small balcony you can enjoy your meals al fresco, while taking in the views over the marina. There is lift access up to the apartment, ideal for less mobile guests. The cosy open plan living offers a snug kitchen as well as a pull-down bed.
    A few minutes away you will find an array of restaurants, cafés and entertainment. The city centre holds many art galleries...

  • Trève, Brittany
    Trève, Brittany×

    Trève

    Trève, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC599
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    On the outskirts of the small town of Trève, this detached holiday property is ideal for a couple with a small child to discover Brittany, the descreet owner lives on site
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    On the outskirts of the small town of Trève, this detached holiday property is ideal for a couple with a small child to discover Brittany, the descreet owner lives on site. Situated near to a renowned fishing lake with a lakeside walk to enjoy. The kitchen opens onto one of the 2 terraces, one of which is covered with a pergola, it also offers a small vegetable garden, which is available to guests. The region is rich in heritage, and you can enjoy visits to...

  • Roscoff, Brittany
    Roscoff, Brittany×

    Roscoff

    Roscoff, Brittany

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    Ref: FBF535
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities
    In an ideal position just across the road from the sea, in the picturesque and popular fishing port of Roscoff
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    In an ideal position just across the road from the sea, in the picturesque and popular fishing port of Roscoff. This modern ground floor studio holiday apartment is in a large, gated residence. With spacious lounge and well equipped open plan kitchen with breakfast bar, and south facing covered loggia suitable for use in all weathers. A sheltered beach good for bathing, kayaking and walking, is easily accessible. A stroll along the corniche takes you along the coast, and into the...

  • Perros Guirec, Brittany
    Perros Guirec, Brittany×

    Perros Guirec

    Perros Guirec, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC624
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Great for couples or a small family with shared grounds and a lovely wide sandy beach nearby.
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    The town of Perros Guirec is located on the Pink Granite Coast, and these semi-detached traditionally built houses enjoy shared use of the grounds and a barbecue. The properties have been sympathetically restored retaining their rustic 16th century appeal. Rurally located but only a few metres from Trestraou beach, the beautiful town has a casino, thalassotherapy centre, gourmet restaurants and pancake houses along the esplanade. Water sports are available nearby. There is a large...

  • Plouarzel, Brittany
    Plouarzel, Brittany×

    Plouarzel

    Plouarzel, Brittany

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    Ref: FBF244
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Garden / Patio
    This contemporary style house has large French windows so you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic sea views it boasts. It is the perfect holiday destination for those wishing to get away from it all and recharge their batteries.
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    This contemporary style house has large French windows so you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic sea views it boasts. It is the perfect holiday destination for those wishing to get away from it all and recharge their batteries. Only 300m to sandy beach and with many activities nearby including golf, mountain climbing, hiking, skiing and surfing. Visit Daoulas Abbey and gardens (35km) which retain significant architectural features from its past and is the only one of its kind in...

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