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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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  • 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,...

  • Plouézec, Brittany
    Plouézec, Brittany×

    Plouézec

    Plouézec, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC466
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This pretty, single-storey holiday property is part of the discreet owner’s house, situated at the heart of the town of Plouézec, with independent access and opening to a terrace and a small garden
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    This pretty, single-storey holiday property is part of the discreet owner’s house, situated at the heart of the town of Plouézec, with independent access and opening to a terrace and a small garden. Close by are the large beaches of Plouha with their impressive cliffs, notably Bonaparte and Bréhec. There are numerous walks along the ‘chemins des douaniers’ (customs’ officers paths) which enable you to enjoy exceptional views of the shore along...

  • Motignon, Brittany
    Motignon, Brittany×
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    Vue de la Mer

    Vue de la Mer

    Motignon, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC643
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    With a sunny terrace and large garden, this pretty apartment is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet of the Breton countryside.
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    In the heart of a charming and peaceful village, this first floor apartment, with its own entrance, adjoins the owner’s home and has a sea view of the bay of La Fresnay and the Chapel Saint-Germain. There is a large garden with flower beds which invites you to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The open plan living area opens onto a small terrace, ideal for enjoying al fresco dining or simply for indulging in reading a good book. The large sandy beaches of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo and...

  • 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...

  • Guern, Brittany
    Guern, Brittany×

    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...

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  • 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...

  • Villamée, near Fougères, Brittany
    Villamée, near Fougères, Brittany×

    Le Champ Marie

    Villamée, near Fougères, Brittany

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    Ref: F35155
    Key Features:
    - 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, 13km, with its famous fortress, cobbled streets and many restaurants and shops. Enjoy a trip to the covered public swimming pool, just 14km away. For a day out, the famous Normandy landmark of Mont St....

  • Trébrivan, Brittany
    Trébrivan, Brittany×
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    Le Cottage Douillet

    Le Cottage Douillet

    Trébrivan, 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...

  • Trégunc, Brittany
    Trégunc, Brittany×

    Trégunc

    Trégunc, Brittany

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    Ref: FBF568
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Contemporary accommodation with a woodburner in the lounge, set in a quiet hamlet.
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    This charming holiday home is situated in a quiet hamlet between the beautiful traditional villages of Névez and Trégunc. It has a contemporary kitchen and a spacious lounge with a high vaulted ceiling, a wood burning stove and windows opening onto a patio and large garden. The mezzanine bedroom is located above the lounge with 2 single beds that can be pushed together. A short walk will take you to a small river estuary for a quiet and picturesque promenade, while the...

  • Pléhédel, Brittany
    Pléhédel, Brittany×

    Pléhédel

    Pléhédel, Brittany

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    Ref: FBC245
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This beautiful, detached stone built house, one of two with FBC244, is positioned in a beautiful area within the countryside
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    This beautiful, detached stone built house, one of two with FBC244, is positioned in a beautiful area within the countryside. Although separate from each other, these properties can be booked together for two families wanting to share their holiday. Equipped with antique and comfortable furnishings, it also has a small woodburner which allows warmth to spread on chilly evenings. This beautiful region is rich in cultural heritage and offers numerous attractions such as the nearby chapel...

  • Plouzane, Brittany
    Plouzane, Brittany×

    Plouzane

    Plouzane, Brittany

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    Ref: FBF009
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This holiday apartment is located in a quiet area in the owners’ house but has its own separate entrance
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    This holiday apartment is located in a quiet area in the owners’ house but has its own separate entrance. There is a terrace in the cosy garden where you will be able to relax, dine al fresco while drinking a glass of wine. Visit Brest (10km) where you can walk around the National Navy Museum, see the sea life at Oceanopolis or relax on one of the boat trips at Les Vedettes Azenor. Visit Plougonvelin where you can admire the views at Pointe Saint Mathieu a historical site with...

  • 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...

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