By Wyndham Vacation Rentals


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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  • Le Bois Derré

    Eancé, near Châteaubriant, Ille et Vilaine

    Ref: F35154

    At the crossroads of Brittany and the Loire, on the outskirts of a rural village is this traditional, 1880s, restored, semi-detached longhouse. Upstairs there is a games room/bar, with a keep fit area and a real pub pool table, darts and bar. Outside there is a large garden, and the private outdoor swimming pool. The owners also conveniently live on-site with a separate entrance to their property and garden. The coast of Brittany with La Baule or St. Malo, are within easy reach. The holiday property is also well placed for the Loire Valley, with Ancenis and Angers the first ports of call for a château or some wine tasting, or explore the lesser known Breton châteaux at Fougères and Vitré. Closer to home is the very pretty market town of Martigné-Ferchaud, and Châteaubriant, the local historical capital, has much to see.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove. Second living room with electric woodburner. Dining room/ kitchen. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Two staircases to first floor (one open-tread): Games room with pool table, darts, TV, gym and bar. Double bedroom with two additional single beds, en-suite bathroom/ WC. Double bedroom with additional single bed. Beams

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m)
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • Electric woodburner
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Two digital TVs (English channels)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi (limited range)
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Pool table
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from fishing, 2km from Eancé (baker and small shops), 5km from Martigné-Ferchaud (market town, supermarket), 20km from Châteaubriant (all amenities), 50km from Rennes (regional capital, airport), 65km from Loire Valley.

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  • Montrevault


    Ref: FVM042

    This beautiful medieval holiday property is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The property dominates the bridge over the river leading to the village. It offers an orchard, garden and grounds of 1 hectare, and has a games room with table tennis and games. There are numerous activities in the village including tennis courts, a basketball field and a library. While the surrounding area has various outdoor pursuits available including fishing along the river. History lovers will find the region rich in a cultural and architectural heritage, and Angers with its magnificent Loire castles is a must. Shop and restaurant 200m.

    Lounge, second lounge, 2 dining rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms with bath, toilet and basin, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 6 bedrooms: 5 double, 1 plus single bed, 1 single, single bed in hallway.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage. One pet welcome. NB: Slopes and drops in grounds. River nearby.

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  • Pénestin, nr. La Baule

    Pénestin, nr. La Baule

    Ref: W11700

    Only one hundred metres from a peaceful beach, this large detached family house is set in an enclosed garden with a swing and slide, and enjoys views to the coast. The living area boasts an open fire and French windows. Pénestin is a pretty village, renowned for its summer markets and lovely beaches. It is surrounded by nature reserves, with a wide variety of bird and plant life. La Baule, the jet set holiday resort, with its long, golden sands is close by. Explore the picturesque local coastline and visit the medieval city of Guérande and the port of Le Croisic. Fishing can be found 110 yards away. Discover the town of La Roche-Bernard, 17km away. Shop, café/bar, and restaurant 1.25 miles (2 km), beach 110 yards (100m).

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin, bathroom with basin, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 adult bunk, 1 with 4 single beds, plus 2 child’s/baby beds, single folding bed.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, 3 cots, 2 highchairs, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: One step in garden.

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  • Lanveoc


    Ref: FBF249

    This beautiful, contemporary, single-storey house is situated in the magnificent regional nature reserve of the Crozon Peninsular, in a very relaxing setting close to the coast. It has every comfort a holidaymaker could wish for. The spacious kitchen is well equipped and excellent for those who wish to enjoy sociable meals with family or friends. The lounge leads directly to a lovely terrace with garden furniture and to the covered swimming pool (32m²), which is heated all year and will come in handy in cooler weather. This area has a fascinating, rugged coastline with cliffs, lovely fine sandy beaches as well as little coves dotted around, where you can enjoy just relaxing in the sun and inhaling the sea air. Numerous paths and walks can be found on the peninsular, which are excellent for walkers who wish to look at the flora with its colourful moorland and heather. Shops 300m, restaurant 6km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), bathroom with separate shower and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets with basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. External building: 3 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with double sofa bed.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, video, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets.

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