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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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  • 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...

  • Trève, Brittany
    Trève, Brittany×

    Trève

    Trève, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC599
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - 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...

  • 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...

  • Le Pouldu, nr. Moëlan-sur-Mer, Brittany
    Le Pouldu, nr. Moëlan-sur-Mer, Brittany×

    Le Pouldu, nr. Moëlan-sur-Mer

    Le Pouldu, nr. Moëlan-sur-Mer, Brittany

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    With its nautical feel and magnificent sea views, this fourth floor apartment is an ideal beach hideaway for couples.
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    This very attractively decorated, fourth floor apartment has exceptional sea views, looking out into the distance to the Isle of Groix, from its top floor vantage point. The beach at Le Pouldu is at the foot of the apartment block and the property has a private staircase access and lift. Once accessed via the lift, there is a bedroom and bathroom on the same floor. The seating area of this apartment affords beautiful views from full length windows. There is a well equipped...

  • 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. 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 ancient cathedral, a picturesque centre with half-timbered, medieval houses and a...

  • Ploëzal, Brittany
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    Ploëzal

    Ploëzal, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC096
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This semi-detached holiday property invites you to take a relaxing break in the heart of the magnificent region of Brittany, where you will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside setting
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    This semi-detached holiday property invites you to take a relaxing break in the heart of the magnificent region of Brittany, where you will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside setting. Not far from here is the small town of Pontrieux, as is the Château of Roche-Jagu which overlooks the Trieux estuary. Also worth a visit are Lannion, 18km with exposed timiber framed buildings and Paimpol, 13km with its narrow streets and alleys. A choice of beaches include Côte de...

  • Plouha, Brittany
    Plouha, Brittany×

    Plouha

    Plouha, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC504
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated next to the owner’s house, this holiday property has an open plan living area which opens onto the terrace and a beautiful garden
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    Situated next to the owner’s house, this holiday property has an open plan living area which opens onto the terrace and a beautiful garden. Bright and spacious interiors, which are very comfortable and fully equipped. The beach of Pors-Moguer is only 1.2km away. The coast of Paimpol à Binic is a succession of sandy beaches and cliffs that you can enjoy as well as fantastic views of the sea, by taking the coastal hiking trail. St Quay Portrieux and Paimpol are two places to...

  • Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany
    Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany×

    Maison des Lupins

    Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany

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    Ref: FBM226
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful holiday property sits in a beautiful location within easy reach of sandy beaches and amenities.
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    Close to Rochefort-en-Terre, 13km, this delightful terraced holiday property, attached to the owner’s home, boasts comfortable accommodation. Dating back to the 19th century, this property is surrounded by historic landscapes. There is a small enclosed garden and a terrace with barbecue, offering great views of the beautiful surroundings. Discover Brière Natural Park, 40km, and explore museums and castles. Sandy beaches can be found at Billiers or Damgan, 26km. Shop 7km...

  • Guern, Brittany
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    Guern

    Guern, Brittany

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    Ref: W14588
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout - free fishing available for guests.
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    Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake (16000²m) with trout - free fishing available for guests. Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides...

  • Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin, Brittany
    Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin, Brittany×

    Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin

    Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin, Brittany

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    Ref: W12228
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    This spacious first floor apartment, situated to the side of the building, has views from the balcony of the beautiful fine golden sands of Pentrez, which are across the road
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    This spacious first floor apartment, situated to the side of the building, has views from the balcony of the beautiful fine golden sands of Pentrez, which are across the road. It has an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen and a balcony, and is accessed by a lift. Just north of here is the lovely Crozon Peninsula. Inland are many pretty granite-built villages with the particular local features of ornate stonework and walled churchyards, the most famous of which is Locronan....

  • Penvenan, Brittany
    Penvenan, Brittany×

    La Maison Blanche

    Penvenan, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC631
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a relaxing break at this cosy cottage, ideally placed for exploring all the delights the Côtes d’Armor has to offer.
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    Situated on the Pink Granite Coast, just a few steps from the centre of Penvénan with all its amenities, this modest little house with a conservatory makes an ideal holiday home from which to visit this beautiful region, the discreet owner lives on-site. Nearby is Port Blanc with its white sandy beaches and the charming little port of Buguéles and Plougrescant with its bell tower and gorge. Tréguier has a Wednesday market held in the vicinity of the cathedral and...

  • 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...

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