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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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  • Pont Aven

    Pont Aven

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W14664

    A simple but well-equipped house, which offers ideal holiday family accommodation with very large grounds in total privacy surrounded by woods. The surroundings are peaceful rural countryside, just 1km from the "painters town" of Pont Aven, famous for Gauguin, where you visit many tiny art galleries. Many sandy beaches are just within a 15-minute drive away (11 km) as are Kerfany, Rospico or Trenez beaches. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km, beach 11km

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms, 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), radio/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Fréhel

    Fréhel

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FBC592

    These two semi-detached, holiday properties are situated on the discreet owner’s farm, where you can enjoy watching the cows being milked and see the new born calves. Nestled between land and sea they are close to Saint-Malo and within walking distance of Cape Freels, and only 1.5km away from large sandy beaches. The interiors are nicely decorated and comfortable, and there is a shared outdoor hot tub (available from May), which is sunken to facilitate wheelchair access, as well as shared table tennis and swing. FBC592 has 3 bedrooms for 4 people, with possibility of an extra bed on request. FBC593 has 2 rooms for 2 adults and 2 children it is a traditional cottage with low doors and its attic bedroom is perfect for children. There are lots to see and do in the area including Cap Fréhel, Fort-la-Latte, Les Sables-d’Or, and Les Pins with its protected wildlife. Shop, restaurant and beach 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Ty Erin

    Loctudy, nr. Pont-l’Abbé, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F29518

    Made entirely of wood, this spacious, detached holiday cottage is located in an excellent position between the traditional fishing villages of Loctudy and Lesconil, and only 0.5km from a beautiful beach. Lesconil is close by, where guests can buy fresh croissants, and it is a short walk to the bustling fishing port and the first of many lovely beaches. The Breton coastline boasts not only ports and beaches, but imposing lighthouses, crashing Atlantic rollers and excellent outdoor activity centres. It is close to popular Bénodet and picturesque Ste Matine, both at the mouth of the beautiful River Odet. Explore the elegant city of Quimper, the local capital, and taste some of the fresh local seafood, cider and crêpes.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors to terrace. Kingsize bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden with two steps
    • Decked terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (DVD use only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

    Location: 500m from beach, 2km from Lesconil (port, beach, most amenities), 8km from Pont-l’Abbé (market town), 15km from golf, 23km from Quimper (all amenities).

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  • Saint-Malo

    Saint-Malo

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FBI047

    Situated just outside the city walls of Saint-Malo, this charming split-level holiday house is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The back of the house opens onto a pretty enclosed garden and the beach of Minihic is just 300m away. Saint-Malo itself has tiny cobbled streets and plenty of restaurants. From here you can visit Cobac Parc, set in woodland with a waterpark and activities for all the family. Nearby is property FBI029, making this an ideal spot for 2 families or friends who would like to holiday together. Shop 50m, restaurant 1km, beach 300m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, conservatory, shower room with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance (no handrail). Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

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  • Miniac-Morvan, nr. St. Malo

    Miniac-Morvan, nr. St. Malo

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W10492

    Situated in a peaceful hamlet, this detached bungalow stands within the owner’s beautifully flowered garden, and has a pleasant, well-kept lawned garden at the rear, offering privacy to holidaymakers. The property is close to lots of interesting historic towns, including Dinan, Dol-de-Bretagne and Combourg with castles, timbered towers and lovely streets. It is set in a unique location among lakes, forests and the Emerald Coast, allowing you to enjoy the seaside as well as the countryside. Nearby, St Malo offers numerous leisure facilities and the beautiful golf course of Le Tronchet. Shops, restaurants, café/bar 3 miles (5km), beach 9.25 miles (15km).

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms, 2 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV, video, wi-fi at cost, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • La Petite Beguinais

    Thourie, Ille-et-Vilaine

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F35153

    Set in 10 acres of gardens, pasture and woodland, and located in a quiet rural area with beautiful views across surrounding farmland and distant villages. This holiday property, located well off the road and accessed by a private drive, is close to the owners’ house and set between landscaped gardens and a beautiful pond. 50m from the house, is a fenced, shared, heated outdoor swimming pool set in pretty scenery beside an orchard. There are also large grounds and table tennis for guests to enjoy. Within walking distance there is a small village with shop/bar and large fishing lake. Nearby there is a large English-speaking equestrian centre.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Wooden floors on first floor

    • Shared lawned garden
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 1.2m) with Roman steps
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels)
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Fenced pond in grounds.

    Location: 10km from Martigné-Ferchaud (all facilities), 19km from Châteaubriant, 30km from Rennes.Location: 10km from Martigné-Ferchaud (all facilities), 19km from Châteaubriant, 30km from Rennes.

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  • Ty Jos

    Plozévet, Finistère

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: F29383

    This old farm building has been renovated to provide a very attractive holiday cottage, set in a quiet hamlet surrounded by peaceful countryside. Airy and spacious, this accommodation has a cosy conservatory leading to the garden. Plozévet is an ideal spot to travel around the county of Cornouaille, either to the north with Douarnenez, a fishing harbour which in summer receives many sailing boats from everywhere in the world. Visit La Point du Raz, the last western point of Brittany with its dramatic granite rocks and cliffs, or head south where you will find the famous seaside resorts of Pont-l’Abbé, Loctudy and Bénodet. Don’t forget to visit Quimper, a beautiful historic city.

    Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Conservatory. Laundry room. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Woodburning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km E of Plozévet (basic facilities), 5km from beach, 8km E of Audierne (tourist town, harbour), 10km S of Douarnenez (sailing boats, bay), 20km W of Quimper (city).

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  • Ploumoguer

    Ploumoguer

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FBF543

    Set back from the beautiful cove of Ilien, this elegant, unusual and spacious holiday property has sea views from the terrace and conservatory. The westerly-facing beach faces directly out to the Atlantic at one of the most westerly parts of Brittany; the Isles of Molène and Ouessant are clearly visible, as well accessible for a boat trip from the nearby picturesque port of Le Conquet. The coastline is famous for its wild, unspoilt nature, as well as for imposing lighthouses and dramatic prehistoric megaliths. It is perfect for walkers, kite and windsurfers and many other outdoor activities. Shop and restaurant 4km, beach 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, second lounge, kitchen, conservatory, shower room with basin and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Central heating, highchair, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread, curved stairs to first floor. Steps to terrace.

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  • Les Fuchsias

    St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F35130

    Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of the lively port of St. Malo, this bright modern house enjoys use of an enclosed garden with terrace, lawn and fruit trees, proving a quiet haven of retreat. Situated at the end of a row in a residential area, it offers an airy, comfortably furnished interior with an attractive corner kitchen, and patio doors to the garden. The charming old walled town of St. Malo is on the doorstep, surrounded on three sides by the sea, and the beautiful sandy beaches are only a few minutes’ drive away, as is the new Grand Aquarium. The area has much to offer: as well as fishing and pleasure ports, the fashionable resort of Dinard boasts a promenade and casino where an annual film festival is held.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Open tread staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with double basin and shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden (shared with next door neighbour)
    • Terrace
    • Convector heaters
    • Mini-oven/grill/microwave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • H/chair
    • Garage and parking in courtyard
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: In St. Malo (ferry port, old town, all services), 500m from restaurant, 1km from beach and shops, 10km E of Dinard (beaches, golf), 30km N of Dinan (river).

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  • Plogastel St. Germain

    Plogastel St. Germain

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FBF528

    In a peaceful hamlet just outside the attractive village, this is a beautifully restored spacious traditional property surrounded by a well-established garden. Visit the renowned beaches, 12km, along the beautiful Bay of Audierne, or the local town of Quimper with its Gothic cathedral, riverside setting, half-timbered houses and cobbled streets. There are footpaths and cycle tracks in the surrounding countryside, or go surfing, kite boarding or windsurfing at the spectacular La Torche, Penhors or Plozévet. The heritage village of Locronan is also close by, as are the resorts of Benodet, with its thalassotherapy, casino and many restaurants. Shops 3km, restaurant 3km, beach 12km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, second lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, 2 cots, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Trévou-Tréguignec

    Trévou-Tréguignec

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC176

    This holiday cottage is situated just 50m from a beach and is an ideal base from which to explore the area. Visit the market town of Lannion, with its medieval cobbled streets, or the old town of Pontrieux, with its half-timbered houses and ancient monuments. Spend a day at the beach at Perros-Guirec, where visitors can also take a boat ride to the 7 Iles Archipelago, which is home to 27 species of nesting birds. Other places of interest include the historic port of Paimpol and the Château de la Roche Jagu. Fishing, walking, cycling, horse riding and watersports are all available locally. Shop 7km, restaurant and beach 50m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Riec-sur-Belon

    Riec-sur-Belon

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FBF522

    South of Riec in a bucolic hamlet, this holiday home is 3km from the coast and between the confluence of the Aven and Belon. Port-Manech and Kerfany-les-Pins are sandy beaches within 10 minutes’ drive. Carnoët Forest, crossed by the River Laïta, which flows to the Pouldu beach, is renowned for its hiking trails, golf and canoe/kayak. Shop and beach 3km, restaurant 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Partial open-sided stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Well in garden.

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