My Brittany Gite - in Loctudy
Our cottage is in the town of Loctudy a fishing port and seaside resort in Brittany, France, at the mouth of the Pont-l'Abbé river estuary.
The commune of Loctudy is in the department of Finistère, situated in the far south-western part of Lower Brittany, it preserves elements of old Breton culture, and the Breton language is still in use.
The port has a sheltered position protected from the prevailing southwest winds. It enjoys its own warm micro climate, frequently several degrees warmer than the general forecast for the area. The working fishing port specializes in langoustines (Dublin Bay prawns), called "demoiselles de Loctudy". It also has a marina and market. The high street that leads down to the port, with boulangerie, newsagent and grocery shops, is only ten minutes walk away. Ferries from the quayside cross the harbour to Ile Tudy and go further along the coast to Quimper and off shore to Les Iles Glenan, a nature reserve. The locality is well known for Celtic sites; menhirs and dolmens litter the countryside.
Our traditional, stone cottage was built by the wife of a local fisherman in the early 1900’s. It is equipped for and sleeps four (one double bed and one bunk bed) and it also has a large attic with an extra mattress. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and w/c, upstairs two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. The enclosed garden has a barbeque, table and garden chairs for eating out or just relaxing. The cottage has full electric central heating and a washing machine.
The terrain locally is flat and ideal for cycling. The sheltered coast has many sandy coves and beaches and is good for swimming, diving, sailing, fishing and rock pooling. Further afield the surfing gets serious and the 3km Torche beach hosts European championship contests.
There is a tennis club and local arts and culture centre are both just down the road, riding lessons just out of town and sailings school runs from one of the local beaches and from Ile Tudy. Sea fishing trips, sail and powered boat charter, surf school are available for the more adventurous and Loctudy boasts a thriving arts community. There are a several small bars and restaurants in the main part of town.
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From Roscoff, route not shown, travel time is 1 hours 34 mins.
From St Malo, for the route shown, travel time is 3 hours 22 mins.
From Caen, route not shown, travel time is 4 hours 37 mins.
From Cherbourg, route not shown, travel time is 5 hours 10 mins.
From le Havre, route not shown, travel time is 5 hours 21 mins.
Hire a car in Brest or take the minibus link to the main rail station, the train to Quimper and then on by local bus.
From Brest, 1 hour 20 mins.
To get other journey times and routes, click on the View Larger Map, drag the "A" marker to the place you want to travel from and the new route and journey time will be displayed.
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Please use the facilities offered by our representatives in France to book, etc.
The French Tourist Office website for Loctudy. This site is in French but has a translation option to English. Click the British Flag in the top right hand corner of the page.
There is a short video showing a slide show of photographs of the area. This gives a good impression of the area.