Villas in Brittany

Brittany is a fantastic place to enjoy a holiday, either as a couple, family or part of a group.  With so many things to see and do, you are guaranteed to enjoy every minute of your time away, especially when you hire one of the many villas in Brittany.  Situated in the northwest of France, Brittany is a peninsula that juts out into the sea with the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south.  As such, the region boasts around 1700 miles of spectacular coastline and plenty of beaches. 

Quality villas in Brittany

When staying in holiday villas in Brittany you will no doubt visit nearby places of interest.  The region is full of historical walled cities, imposing castles, stunning churches, cathedrals and ancient abbeys.  The countryside is lush and peppered with quaint farms and woodland with rivers meandering towards the sea.  As a result of the particularly mild weather, various botanical and ornamental gardens can be found throughout the region where colourful exotic plants and palm trees grow.  Many visitors to Brittany hire villas with pools so that they can spend some time relaxing after an action packed day.

When you enjoy a stay in a villa in Brittany you are never far away from the region’s glorious seaside.  With such a large amount of coastline, seafood is extremely popular and you will discover plenty of restaurants with fresh fish and shellfish on the menu, in particular oysters and mussels.  Other gastronomic delights that you can sample when staying in holiday villas in Brittany are crêpes and galettes, which are thin pancakes served with either sweet or savoury fillings.  Brittany is also the second largest cider producer in France and various local beers are brewed in the area.

As most villas in Brittany tend to be self catering, a visit to a local market is the perfect opportunity to buy local produce like seafood, pastries and ciders, as well as other typical French delicacies such as cheese and fresh bread.  Most towns have their individual market days and the town of Fougères holds a particularly lively market each week on Saturdays.

Fougères is also popular for its spectacular château overlooking the historical Old Town and the museum is definitely worth a visit.  Dinan is a particularly attractive walled town with medieval architecture and cobbled streets to explore, as is Saint-Malo which also boasts some fantastic beaches.  The quaint fishing port of Cancale is famous for its oysters which you will find served in abundance at the many seafood restaurants along the seafront.  When you hire a holiday villa in Brittany you are also within easy reach of Mont Saint-Michel, the most visited attraction in France outside of Paris.  The abbey was founded in 966 by Richard I, Duke of Normandy, and is reached by a causeway only at low tide.

You can be as restful or as active as you like when you stay in villas in Brittany.  For walkers there are thousands of kilometres of marked trails throughout the region and cyclists can hire bicycles to take advantage of the number of designated cycle paths.  Horse riding is popular in the countryside and on the beaches, and many tourists come to the area for golf and fishing holidays.  For an exciting day out there are various boat trips and children will love visiting the number of theme parks, aquariums and zoos.  Many families taking holidays in Brittany book villas with pools so that children are kept entertained while parents can take a relaxing swim following the day’s activities.

As the region is on a peninsula, by hiring holiday villas in Brittany you are always within easy reach of the varied coastline.  From long sandy beaches to quiet little coves, there are places to suit everyone and all benefit from soft, fine sand.  Families will favour larger beaches where there are supervised bathing areas and children’s clubs, whereas couples staying in villas in Brittany may prefer to explore picturesque coves.  The regular sea breeze is perfect for those interested in water sports such as sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing.  Also worth a visit is the striking Côte de Granite Rose in the north which is made of distinctive pink granite cliffs, something only found in two other places in the world.  This spectacle is particularly worth seeing during the evening when the sunset intensifies the colourful coastline.

Family villas in Brittany

Booking Brittany Holiday Villas

There is a vast selection of villas to rent in Brittany, catering for couples and large groups alike. It is possible to hire a villa with a pool in Brittany, perfect for cooling off during the warm summer months. If you choose to have your holiday further inland in Brittany, then a villa with a pool would be ideal for spending relaxing days in the sun. There is variation in prices, luxury villas in Brittany with pools tend to be more expensive and while most are self catering, there is bed and breakfast available at some villas in Brittany. Take some time to browse through the list to find the right kind of accommodation for you.