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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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  • Plouha

    Plouha

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC064

    Surrounded by wooded grounds and set within its own lawned garden full of flowers, this former fisherman’s cottage has been converted to a holiday home whilst retaining all of its former charm.

    It lies just 1km from a sandy beach where you can spend a day by the sea.

    Paimpol, a thriving picturesque fishing port is 15km away and makes for a good visit. With its sandy coves and surrounded by majestic cliffs, it also is a delight to stroll around the cobbled streets with their characterful half-timbered houses or sample the local seafood in one of the restaurants by the port. Paimpol hosts several activities during the summer including a sea shanty festival in August, boat races, exhibitions and fireworks.

    Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 4km.

    Lounge/kitchen, bathroom with bath (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, DVD player, stereo/CD player, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Locronan

    Locronan

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FBF489

    Located at the entrance to the small character town of Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages of France, this cosy, single-storey, terraced holiday home offers a lovely garden, away from the owners. Discover Douarnenez, 9km, city of three ports which has been built in one of Europe’s most beautiful bays. Explore Quays, lined with cafés and restaurants, and a popular destination for walkers who come to admire the landscapes of this unique setting. Located just 5 minutes from Locronan, discover Kervel which offers a vast sandy beach and the joys of swimming and watersports, like kite surfing and yachting. Shop 4km, restaurant 500m and beach 5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Kerlouan

    Kerlouan

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FBF240

    Situated on the coast of the historic region of Aber, at the edge of the Neiz Vran peninsula at Kerlouan, this spacious, contemporary holiday house is light and airy and only 150m from fine sandy beaches. This interior is very comfortable and complemented by a lovely terrace which looks onto the living room. There is also a terrace upstairs leading from the mezzanine that has panoramic views of the coast. One of the bedrooms also has its own balcony. This is a beautiful region with a mild climate and fresh sea air. Go exploring by foot or by bicycle to enjoy all its treasures and there is fishing nearby. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric central heating, cot, highchair, 2 colour TVs, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, garage for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Plévenon

    Plévenon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC239

    This detached holiday cottage is situated on the edge of the town of Plévenon and is surrounded by a large garden of trees. There is the benefit of outdoor furniture, ideal for dining outdoors. The sandy beach is only 1km away and can be accessed by a nearby path. The many coastal paths close by provide an excellent starting point for exploring the breath-taking views in this area. Walk along Cap Fréhel - a beautiful coastal trail right along the cliffs. The city of St Malo (40km) has many attractions; take a tour around the Fort du Petit Be, see the magnificent St Vincent cathedral or visit the grand aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in France. Shop and restaurant 100m.

    Ground floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, 2 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Plomeur, nr. Pont-l’Abbé

    Plomeur, nr. Pont-l’Abbé

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W9272

    This cottage annexe, located in the owners grounds, is imaginatively decorated and furnished. It is set on the south western tip of the Finistère coastline, in an area known locally as the Pays Bigouden, known for its delicious crêpes and cider. The nearby coastline is stunning and is home to some of the best surfing in Brittany. The beautiful beach at La Torche is just a 5km drive away and there are also many quieter beaches within the same distance. The Pointe de Penmarch is close by, offering beautiful views all around, or visit the museum at Pont-l’Abbé, 6km. Quimper is the region’s capital; a beautiful city well worth a visit. Nearest ferry port: Roscoff (157km). Golf can be found 15km away. Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 kingsize bedroom. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric convector heaters, colour TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave (no conventional oven), garden, use of owner’s garden, enclosed terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs.

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  • Ty Erin

    Loctudy, nr. Pont-l’Abbé, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    3
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    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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  • Lannion

    Lannion

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC010

    This pretty, stone holiday home, formerly a thatched cottage, boasts a large bay window, letting light into the house which creates a bright and welcoming ambiance. It is located near to the ruins of an old Château. The property owners live nearby for your convenience. Sitauted just outside old, historic, market town of Lannion there is much to see and do. Explore the pretty squares, secret chapels with ancient frescoes and half-timbered houses, climb the 142 granite steps which lead to the 12th century Templar Église de Brélévenez or visit the many shops and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 4km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), stereo/CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Bénodet

    Bénodet

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FBF332

    This pretty, renovated, holiday house, with a pleasant garden of trees and a pétanque field, is situated just 200m from Trévourda beach. Although the owner lives upstairs via a separate entrance to the property, the rest of the house and garden is completely the private property of the guests. Bénodet, Fouesnant and Concarneau are very well renowned seaside resorts in the south Finistère region known for their superb fine sandy beaches, which are all close by. The towns are opposite the Glenan Isles which are famed for their watersports and sailing. Just 17km to Quimper, the magnificent capital of the region, full of activites and attractions. Shop 4km, restaurant 500m, beach 200m.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Mellé, nr. Fougères

    Mellé, nr. Fougères

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W12384

    This renovated detached stone holiday cottage with living/dining area around an open fire has fantastic views of the lake. There is a 2 hectare lake, 4m away (directly in front of the property) where you can fish for carp (from 10-20 kilos). A great place for walking, fishing, cycling and is located 1km outside a country village but with all facilities nearby. Attractions include St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët with open-air country market, 13km. Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 22km, or visit Granville, 45km. Shop and café/bar 1km, restaurant 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV, video, stereo/CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden (500m²), patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: There is a lake in front of the property. Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • La Grange

    Gouesnac’h, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F29515

    This pleasant detached cottage (ref F29515) is ideally located to explore Quimper, a lively city popular with tourists, yet is located in the countryside among former farm buildings, another of which has also been transformed into a holiday property. Featuring a pretty, traditional stone exterior, the house has retained all its original charm. The interior is simply furnished, providing compact accommodation all on one level. Ideal for a small family or may be booked in conjunction with the other holiday property on this farm estate (ref F29450) to sleep a maximum of 9 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors to yard/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors to garden. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 7km from Fouesnant (bars, restaurants, supermarket), 7km from Bénodet (beach, tourist town), 15km from Quimper (all facilities, old town, museums, cathedral).

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  • Plouguiel

    Plouguiel

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC007

    This turn-of-the-century house is surrounded by flowers and trees, and is decorated in a traditionally warm and welcoming style. Tréguier (1.5km) is a popular holiday town which provides many sporting opportunities which take place by the sea. Try windsurfing, swimming or fishing, also nearby is a nine hole golf course, tennis courts and a great opportunity to experience horse riding. Embarquez Sur Eulalie gives you the chance to ride a boat exploring Bréhat. Further afield Saint-Brieuc (58km) is an interesting place to visit and is where the beautiful cathedral Saint-Étienne lies. Shops 1.5km and restaurants 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin,

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Lézardrieux

    Lézardrieux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC600

    Located on the ’wild peninsula’ between Paimpol and Tréguier, this quiet charming little fisherman’s cottage is a lovely holiday property overlooking a no through road. It offers a magnificent view over the Trieux Estuary and a pond. From the terrace you can watch the comings and goings of boats near the port of Lézardrieux. While nearby is a small oyster farming area with the opportunity to buy and taste the oysters, as well as a pancake restaurant nearby. On the outskirts of Trieux there are many coves and little beaches including the family beach of Craclais, while near the cottage you can reach the botanical path, via one of the hiking trails. At the end of the peninsula are the dunes of Talberg, a 3.5km long strip of sand between the rivers Jaudy and Trieux. Shop 2.5km, restaurant 500m, beach 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Woodburner in lounge, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to entrance. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Unfenced river nearby.

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