The beach at Kervoyal is popular with local people and 15 minutes from the gîtes. As the tide falls it reveals lively rockpools.

Being only ten minutes from the coast is a big attraction for our guests. There are beaches at Penn Lann, Kervoyal, and Damgan for bathing, rockpooling, gathering mussels, sailing or windsurfing, and a promenade and coastal path for walkers. On the coast and inland lovely small towns have weekly markets selling regional produce and a good choice of restaurants, small shops and supermarkets.

The Vilaine Bay and Presqu'ile de Rhuys are hugely popular with French holidaymakers who appreciate the unspoiled nature of the coastline and low level of commercialisation in this thriving area. Local Tourist Information

The medieval city of Vannes (25 minutes) hosts the Semaine du Golfe every two years

The cottages are situated in a small rural hamlet 1½ miles from two thriving villages, Noyal Muzillac and Le Guerno, that have all local amenities -shop, bakery, bars, cafés, créperie and restaurants, and are a riot of floral colour in the spring and summer. We are under ten minutes drive from two popular towns Muzillac and Questembert that have weekly markets and large modern supermarkets.

From May onwards, towns and villages organise popular free local events - feast nights with traditional Breton dancers, vide gréniers (empty the attic sales!), and Bastille day fireworks following the Fête des Ramparts in Vannes, among other things.

A flavour of Rocheforte-en-Terre (20 mins)
Le Guerno
Le Guerno (3 mins)
Noyal Muzillac
Local Breton dancers at Noyal Muzillac (3 mins)
Market Hall
16 century market hall at Questembert (8 mins))
VannesOur lovely local city, Vannes (25mins).
Elephant at Nantes
Mechanical elephant at Nantes (50 mins)
Branféré wildlife Park (5 mins)
Manoir des Autos
Winners and Losers at Loheac (50mins)
Ile au Moins
From Ile aux Moines in the Golfe du Morbihan
Sunset at Betahon (10 minutes)
Jousting at Guerande (45 mins)
La GacillyStreet art at La Gacilly (40 mins) changes each year

Inland, the delightful village of Rochefort-en-Terre as featured in A Place in the Sun is 20 minutes away and La Gacilly, 40 mins, is the home of Yves Rocher and is packed with artisans' shops.

The quay at La Roche Bernard (20 mins) is packed with sailing boats and busy restaurants, bars, and créperies.

The Saint Goustan quarter of Auray, where Benjamin Franklin landed en route to Paris to seek French help in the war of independance, is a must see and about 45 minutes drive.

The lovely city of Vannes with its medieval centre is 25 minutes away and France’s seventh biggest city, Nantes (50mins), where you can ride the mechanical elephant at the Machines de l’île, shop in the quirky Passage Pommeraye, one of the oldest arcades, or at Atlantis - the biggest shopping centre in western France.

La Baule, developed as the "Cannes of the north" and Saint Nazaire, famous for the U-boat pens and first commando raid are about 50 mins drive across the Grande Brière wetlands national park. 30 minutes north, St Marcel was the scene of a famous action by the resistance, and houses the Breton Resistance Museum.