La Belle Vilaine self-catering, holiday accommodation

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Self-catering, holiday cottages on the South Brittany/Loire Atlantique border in France.
Pet friendly, family-run gite accommodation - dogs welcome.
Residential Dog-training Courses with Elaine Clark - optional extra, fees apply.


For beach-lovers, old and young, your self-catering holiday accommodation offers a wide choice. This area of south Brittany, on the border of the popular Loire Atlantique is surrounded by long sandy beaches - some sheltered in pretty coves, whilst others are a mecca for wind-surfers and body boarders.
This fabulous DOG friendly beach is only 25 minutes from your gite. We provide a map of the various dog-friendly beaches (Oct-end of April).

Open all year, Le Lac de Kernevy, St. Dolay, Morbihan, South Brittany
approx 10 minutes drive from your gite

Popular with local families, this large lake, set in woodland offers a small beach and swimming in the lake. As you can see in the video, our girls (and Paul) love it!

Superb beach holidays start at your self-catering gite

LA MINE D'OR, PENESTIN, Morbihan, South Brittany
approx. 30 minutes drive from your gite

This long, sandy beach is flanked by the beautiful, golden cliffs which gave it its name "The Gold Mine". There are 2 large, free car parks and toilets. There are restaurants within walking distance. There is also a clearly-signed cliff-top walk, offering stunning of the coast. Dogs are not allowed on this beach after 9.30 am, however, many local people do walk their dogs here outside the peak season.
This is also a popular spot for hang-gliding.

LA BAULE, Loire Atlantique, France
approx. 45 minutes drive from your cottage

This world-famous, french, beach resort boasts 9 km of beaches. The town itself offers a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants.

For the sporting types nearby Le Pouligen offers 9 km of purpose-built roller-skating pathways along the coast. In all, this area of the Loire Atlantique offers 17 different way-marked routes (from 7 to 20 km) for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.

Beach at the famous Loire Atlantique resort of La Baule
(Photo on list of Things to do)

Damgan, Morbihan, South Brittany
approx. 30 minutes drive from your gite

This popular resort in the Golfe de Morbihan is a magnet for body-boarders and wind-surfers.

approx. 30 minutes drive from your holiday accommodation

A picturesque port in the Loire Atlantique with cobbled streets and large choice of restaurants and gift shops, Piriac-sur-Mer also has a sandy beach.

Picturesque fishing port of Piriac-sur-Mer, Loire Atlantique, France
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Self-catering, holiday cottages on the South Brittany/Loire Atlantique border in France.
Pet f riendly family run gite accommodation where dogs are welcome.