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Breton Cottage near the beach in Brittany
Plouha, between Paimpol and St Brieuc, in the Côtes d'Armor
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/6 people
This typically Breton fisherman's cottage is situated in the coastal village of Plouha, whose lovely old fishing port of Gwin-Zégal, seafood restaurants, summer dance festivals and beaches give it a timeless quality. The cottage has been renovated and furnished to preserve its original traditional character both inside and out with exposed stone walls and beams and a fireplace with a granite lintel.
Plouha and many of the the villages around it, organise several Breton fetes and festivals throughout the summer, notably the Fez Our, traditional dances in national costume, when everyone parades and dances through the streets accompanied by a band. There are several beaches surrounding Plouha, La Plage Bonaparte or La Plage de Palus with its pretty pebbles, where you can also play golf and which has a choice of pleasant, simple restaurants. The beaches at Bréhec, Moulin and Gwin-Zégal, all have their own charm. Paimpol is 18 km from here.
The ground floor of the cottage has a main room with a large dining table and an old Breton dresser, a kitchen and a shower and wc decorated in blue, echoing the sea. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, a gas cooker, a dishwasher and washing machine and a microwave with enough dishes and utensils for six people.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with two double beds and the other with one double bed. There is also a washroom with a wc.
There is a garden with garden furniture, a barbecue and a parking area.
The dramatic clifftop coastal path from St Quay Portrieux seems a world apart from the beaches below. The views from the Pointe de Plouha are stunning. If you follow the path on foot, you could be tempted down a precipitous descent to the odd beautiful beach from time to time, like Port Goret, east of Plouha.
Brittany is dotted with little chapels, each with their own religious and often mystic significance, the one at Kermaria in particular is worth a detour. Then there are the islands of Bréhat, where you can visit the lighthouse and Ploumanach, where time has chiselled the granite rocks into shapes like 'the foot', 'the head' and 'the turtle'. The great cathedral of Mont St Michel, which rises out of the sea on its own island rock, is 150 km away.
There are numerous seafood restaurants along the coast and others which offer crèpes and galettes, savoury and sweet pancakes, good with Breton cider or wine.
Prices and booking information
All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday
arriving at 4 pm departing at 10am
Fax: 02 43 94 34 14 (International + 33 2 43 94 34 14)
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
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