Country Cottages and Sawday’s special places to stay in Brittany
Our country cottages in Brittany are an ideal base for a holiday exploring this diverse region of France. Our four Gites in Brittany close to the Finistère coastline. The Brittany coast alternates from rugged white sandy beaches to dramatic cliffs and coves. There is something to suit everyone with safe, clean water for bathing in the Lac Du Drennec and fabulous beaches to the north and west coasts. The popular Crozon peninsular is rich with wildlife and panoramic views rewarding those who take the time for a cliff-top walk. Inland medieval villages and towns punctuate the countryside of rural farms and forests. The Monts d’Arrée offer stunning rural scenes, culture and ancient monuments. Experience delicious French food in the many cafes and restaurants, and buy groceries from the bustling local markets.
If a simple slice of Brittany life is not enough it is probably a good idea to have a look at all the activities you can try during your holiday in one of our Country Cottages in Brittany. There is something to appeal to all tastes and interests from sea kayaking to horse riding, to visiting ancient megaliths and the incredible Oceanopolis aquarium at Brest. In fact you may find one holiday in Brittany here won’t be enough!
Four Country Cottages in Brittany:
Our Country Cottages in Brittany are simply charming. We have four holiday cottages for you to choose from when thinking about gîtes in Brittany. The holiday cottages at Kergudon are packed with charm and character. Following our extensive renovations in 2015 the gîtes now provided comfortable, practical and luxury self-catering accommodation in Brittany for guests who want all the home comforts.
Our country cottages in Brittany all have English & French T.V. and free Wi-Fi. Our beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton bed linen. We have quality cotton towels, furnishings, crockery and cookware. The cottages have cosy log burners to provide warmth and charm in the colder autumn and winter nights as we offer cottages to rent in Brittany all year round at Kergudon.
SAVE 10% on our Country Cottages in Brittany
At Kergudon we offer a 10% discount for your second week when staying at our country cottages in Brittany. In High season our holiday rentals in Brittany run from Saturday to Saturday.
Guests can check-in from 16:30 and check-out by 10am in our Brittany holiday cottages.
Key Features of our Priory cottage:
- Three Bedrooms sleeping 6
- Large Kitchen, fully equipped
- Dramatic vaulted ceiling
- Four-poster bed
- Large wood burning fire
- Private sun terrace
- Secure parking
Priory at Kergudon dates from the 17th Century. The building was the original Manor house in Saint-Cadou and it is the oldest property in the local region. This Brittany holiday cottage is constructed from locally quarried slate and retains many of the original historic features including: wooden beams, attractive stonework and enormous wood burning fireplace. The Priory is perfect for Brittany family holidays as it sleeps six in three bedrooms one with a King-Sized four poster bed and the other two with single twins.
Located to the rear of the property is a private sun terrace. Guests have access to large lawns and a breakfast terrace at the front just off the driveway. Ample parking is available in our garage which provides secure and covered parking.
For details of the Priory have a look at the page here: cottages to rent in Brittany
Key Features of Granary cottage:
- Three bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Wood burning fire
- Gated and private garden
- Private parking
The Granary at Kergudon is our other family holiday home in Brittany. This was the last of our cottages to be renovated and it is a charming double fronted cottage. The Granary is set over three floors and has a king-sized master bedroom with ensuite shower room. On the top floor two further bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two singles. The Granary cottage has a private and gated lawn garden and sun terrace with off-street parking for two cars.
Have a look at the page here for more details on the Granary gite: family holiday accommodation Brittany
- Wood Fire
- King-sized bed
- Luxury bathroom
- Private sun terrace
The original Manoir was used as a French farm for many years. The Hayloft was one of the stone barns and is now fully converted and renovated into one of our Brittany Holiday Cottages. The Hayloft Brittany holiday cottage is our ‘studio style’ gîte for luxury self-catering in Brittany. There is a King-Sized bed, luxury bathroom with two person bath, fully equipped kitchen and log burning fire. This gîte in Brittany is absolutely charming and super cosy in the winter and autumn if you are looking for a holiday throughout the year.
For details of the Hayloft have a look at the page here: Luxury self catering holiday cottage Brittany
Stable Chambre d’Hôtes / B&B
Bed and Breakfast in Brittany
The Stable at Kergudon is another of our original farm buildings and now a Brittany holiday cottage. The Stable cottage is really suited to B&B in Brittany. There are only minimal catering facilities so you can take advantage of the local village pub/bar and restaurants for catering.
Stable is best suited to B&B but does have a mini fridge, microwave and kettle, hence it is suited to guests who like to eat out frequently and either enjoy a simple breakfast or who want to stay with us on a Chambres d’Hôtes / Bed and Breakfast basis. In addition we can also provide a wide breakfast menu to all of our guests, if preferred, for a small additional charge.
For details of our Stable at Kergudon have a look at the page here: bed and breakfast Brittany
Each of our gîtes in Brittany has its own private outside space and sun terrace. Our Brittany holiday cottages all have a private terrace and have comfortable garden furniture and a BBQ’s. In addition guests at Kergudon have access to the communal facilities such as:
- the games room
- petanque pitch
- bike shed
- welly boot room
- Tumble Dryer
Dog Friendly Holiday Country Cottages in Brittany
We know that lots of our guests like to holiday with the whole family at our Brittany holiday cottages , therefore we have two dog friendly holiday cottages at Kergudon Gîtes.
We do not charge anything extra for bringing your paws abroad. Rather than a more expensive holiday we do ask for a larger damage security deposit.
When you come to Kergudon for your dog friendly holidays in Brittany, we provide (amongst other things) the following: towels, blankets and homemade treats. Ben & Dave will be delighted to organise your vet appointment pre departure.
The Priory is a family sized pet friendly holiday cottage. For more details on Priory gîte look at the page here: Pet friendly holiday cottage Brittany
The Hayloft gîte is perfect holiday cottage for a couple. Have a look at the Hayloft here: dog friendly holiday cottage Brittany
If you would like more information on holidays in Brittany with your dog and our dog friendly country cottages in Brittany, have a look at the Brittany Tourism website here: Dog Friendly Holidays in Brittany
The Grange is a purpose built barn at Kergudon. The Grange was constructed in 2017/18 and it has ample parking for all guests. If you come on holiday to Brittany in a classic car like many of our guests, the Grange makes perfect secure parking.
On the first floor of the Grange is a large games room. So for Brittany family holidays, kids (and bigger kids) can relax and have fun.
The Games room is equipped with:
- pool table
- table football
The games room is open to everyone who stays in our Brittany holiday cottages. For additional amenities have a look at our Facilities And Services page.
The original dwelling which is now the Priory gîte was built as a manor house. Originally Saint-Cadou was a small hamlet which was named Gorreker. The name Gorreker has been given to the street, Hent Gorreker, to preserve the memory. Gorreker hamlet expanded a little and even had a church which was just to the north of our gardens over the road. Due to the hamlets growth, the name was changed to Saint-Cadou and a larger church was needed consequently the original church was demolished and the existing church as you see it now was built.
In its time the priory, one of our gites in Brittany, was owned by a family of weavers and it was also home to the clergy whilst the new church was being built, furthermore you can see evidence of this in the carvings and details around the properties. Kergudon became the name of the property when it was converted into a farm and then later converted into gîtes in Brittany France.
Records are sadly few and far between and as a result if you want to know any more about the history of our gites in Brittany please let us know.
La Maison Cornec is especially noteworthy and is just up the road in Saint-Rivoal. The Maison Cornec is now a museum and is very similar, although a little smaller, to Kergudon. You can visit the house. have a look at their website here: Brittany Cottage
Journalist and Editor of Family Traveller Magazine, Jane Anderson, visited us at Kergudon in 2016 and stay at the Granary. Have a look at her article here: Family Holidays in Brittany
No Smoking Gites in Brittany
Smoking is not allowed in any of our gites in Brittany.
Sawday’s Special Places To Stay in Brittany
Ben & Dave are the owners of Kergudon Gites and take great pride in trying to create one of Sawday’s Special Places to stay in Brittany.
“We bought Kergudon in January 2015 and quickly set about refurbishing the interiors of the existing gites to make sure that we could create the very best country cottages in Brittany.”Ben & David own Les Gites de Kergudon
The initial renovations continued throughout 2015 before work on the gardens started. “As Brittany cottages go, we are lucky to have such charming buildings but the gardens are going to take several years to get to a state that we are happy with.” The gardens in our gites in Brittany are taking a lot of work to tame and improve. Each year things improve. Ben & Dave have planted hundreds of meters of hedging around the boundary as well as reinstating the orchard and introducing interest in planting. “We hopefully have created a peaceful, relaxing and interesting garden and landscape from which to enjoy our Brittany Cottages.