Location: Legevin, in the Morbihan - click here to see on a map
Travel: We generally drive, taking Brittany Ferries across the channel (it's about 3 hours from Caen, 2 from St Malo). You
could also fly to Dinard, or Nantes, and hire a car.
Description of cottage: The cottage comfortably sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms.
Downstairs the cottage has a kitchen, open plan living area (dining area and sitting room with log-burning stove), a bathroom
(shower in bath), twin bedroom, and double bedroom with ensuite shower room. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with
another twin room leading off it (and this also has a cot in it).
The cottage has all the facilities you need (cooker, coffee machine, washing machine etc.) but is fairly rustic (ie we haven't
done it up - it is not smart or luxurious. But it is real, and lovely!). It has a large garden although this is not enclosed. Local
dogs and chickens wander in and out, which we love but might not suit everyone.
Things to do in the area: click here to visit Discovery Brittany website
The immediate area is ideal for kayaking, bike rides and walking - there are lovely well sign-posted walking and cycling
routes through the woods, along the estuary and river banks and quiet roads. Kayaks and bicycles can be hired in several
places locally. The walk down to the estuary from the cottage is beautiful, through fields of corn and wheat, to the water
which abounds with birdlife. A twenty minute drive can take you to great wild, sweeping sandy beaches with fabulous
rock-pools (such as at Erdeven).
The nearby towns of Auray, Etel, Lorient and Hennebont are worth a visit, especially if you go on market days. If you enjoy
cooking you will find the local produce excellent - seafood, pork, cider, cheese etc. - or if you prefer to eat out the
aforementioned towns have plenty of good cafes, restaurants and of course traditional Breton crêperies. Brittany is proud of
its heritage and there are numerous traditional festivals and saints-days throughout the year - you will see posters for these on
the roadsides and they are well worth experiencing.
Slightly further afield, at Carnac you can discover the world-famous prehistoric megaliths; in Josselin visit the Renaissance
château and its wonderful gardens, or enjoy a day out in the medieval town of Vannes with its ancient houses, modern
shops, Cathedral and aquarium, amongst other things. In short, you will find plenty to do in Brittany!
Holiday Cottage - Legevin,