super wide angle photo of Brittany beach

If you are after a relaxing holiday, and just want to get away from it all, our cottage or barn, in their tranquil country setting, are the ideal places to stay. You can slow down and relax here in comfy accommodation with wood-burning stove or outside in your private garden. Visit our animals, sit by the wildlife pond or go for a walk in our woodland. If you want to get out and aboutv, there are many places to go, things to see and do, and lots of delicious food and drink to discover, not forgetting a stroll and perhaps a picnic in our woodland

grocery shop in St Juvat

There is a shop and bar in the next village to us, just five minutes drive away. The shop, run by Mme Catherine Omari, sells a decent range of produce, including wine and beer, fresh fruit and vegetables and some organic ('bio' in French) products. It is a "dépôt de pain" which means that a bakery delivers fresh bread each day. You can buy croissants but is is best to order; we are happy to ring and arrange this for you.

bread machine in St Maden If you just want fresh bread, there is a novel machine in our village, in front of the school, which will, at any time of day or night, dispense a warm baguette.

If you fancy a freshly cooked pizza, Gianni's van equipped with its own wood oven is in St Juvat on a Monday evening and St Maden on a Tuesday evening. It's a good idea to pre-order and we're happy to phone on your behalf. There is also a bar next to the entrance to our woodland which serves food at midday.

Looking down from the viaduct onto Dinan port

Dinan: Just 15 minutes away by car, Dinan is a wonderful medieval market town (market on Thursday mornings).

As you approach over the viaduct, the citadel provides an impressive welcome. The medieval centre of the town is well-preserved, with fine timbered houses and cobbled streets, full of cafes, restaurants and small independent shops.

Indoors at Rennes Saturday market

You can walk round the old ramparts (the best conserved in Brittany) enjoying fantastic views of the old town, the river and the surrounding countryside.

Rennes: Half an hour away by car, Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is a lively, cosmopolitan city and offers something quite different from the countryside that surrounds it.

Rennes has a great architectural mix with pretty and elegant squares alongside perfectly preserved medieval houses.

There is a local train from Caulnes and bus from Evran that provide alternative means of transport to Rennes.

Photo of beach at St Jacut

The "Emerald Coastline" of our bit of Brittany is extremely beautiful with rocky coves and sandy beaches around every corner. The nearest beach is just 35 minutes drive away. St. Malo is just a little further and offers miles of uninterrupted golden sand right next to the old town. Other beaches within reach are Dinard, a fantastic beach town with a real 50s style about it, St.Lunaire, St Cast le Guildo, Erquy, famous for its scallops and Cancale, for its oysters.

Photo of restaurant at St Jacut

Gabrielle, in traditional costume, playing her violin

Mont St Michael is one of the most famous sites in North West France. You can get an excellent view of it from the mainland or you can travel across the causeway to the Mount itself and climb up through the narrow Tudor cobbled streets to the abbey at the top.

There are also some magnificent chateaux in the area including those at Combourg, Fougères and the local Chateau de Hac

Brittany is famous for its distinctive Breton culture. There are traditional music festivals throughout the summer, the photo shows Gabrielle, dressed in costume, playing her violin at one.