Country Cottages and Gites in Brittany |Sawday’s special places to stay in Brittany

Brittany Holiday Cottages
The charming country cottages at Kergudon – 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 and our four Gites in Brittany are close to the Finistère coastline. The Brittany coast alternates from rugged white sandy beaches and 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.

A simple slice of life in Brittany is what you will find at Kergudon, however if this 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 Gites in Brittany. There is something to appeal to all tastes and interests so from sea kayaking and horse riding, to visiting ancient megaliths and the incredible Oceanopolis aquarium at Brest, so you may find one holiday in Brittany here won’t be enough!

Four Country Cottages in Brittany:

Priory Gite at Kergudon Brittany Holiday Cottages
Priory Gite is our largest Brittany Holiday Cottages

Key Features of our Priory cottage:

  • Three Bedrooms sleeping 6 (2x King, 1x Twin)
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Large Kitchen, fully equipped
  • Dramatic vaulted ceiling
  • Four-poster bed
  • Large wood burning fire
  • Private sun terrace
  • Secure parking
  • Wi-Fi

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. Original features remaining including: wooden beams, attractive stonework and enormous wood burning fireplace, however you will find all the modern luxuries too! The Priory is perfect for Brittany family holidays and it sleeps six in three bedrooms one with a King-Sized four poster bed and the other two with single twins.

So for details of the Priory click and have a look at the page here: cottages to rent in Brittany

Granary gite at Kergudon country cottages in Brittany
Granary is our light and airy family country cottage at Kergudon in Brittany

Key Features of Granary cottage:

  • Three bedrooms sleeping 6 in total (King, Double, Twin)
  • Two bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Wood burning fire
  • Gated and private garden
  • Private parking
  • Wi-Fi

The Granary at Kergudon is our other family holiday home in Brittany and it is beautiful. 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 and 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.

So for family friendly Gites in Brittany, clock and have a look at the page here for more details on the Granary: family holiday accommodation Brittany

Hayloft is cosy and perfect for a couple

Key Features:

  • Wood Fire
  • King-sized bed
  • Luxury bathroom
  • Private sun terrace
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

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 Gites in Brittany. The Hayloft 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.

So for details of the Hayloft click and have a look at the page here: Luxury self catering holiday cottage Brittany

Stable B&B at Kergudon Sawday's special places to stay in Brittany
Stable Chambre d’Hote is our charming B&B room at Kergudon

Bed and Breakfast in Brittany

The Stable at Kergudon is another of our original farm buildings and now one of our beautiful country cottages in Brittany. The Stable cottage is really suited to B&B in Brittany. But there are only minimal catering facilities however 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, so it is suited to guests who like to eat out frequently. However guests can enjoy a simple breakfast when staying with us on a Chambres d’Hôtes / Bed and Breakfast basis. And we can also provide a wide breakfast menu to all of our guests, if preferred, but for a small additional charge.

So for more information on our Stable B&B room, click and visit the page here.

Features of our Gites in 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
  • gym
  • bike shed
  • welly boot room
  • Tumble Dryer

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.

Book and 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.

Dog Friendly Country Cottages in Brittany

Dog Friendly Holiday Country Cottages in Brittany

Because we know that lots of our guests like to holiday with the whole family at our Gites in Brittany, therefore we have two dog friendly holiday cottages at Kergudon Gîtes.

Because we do not charge anything extra for bringing your paws abroad, we do however ask for a larger damage security deposit because accidents do happen!

When you come to Kergudon for your dog friendly holidays in Brittany, we provide (amongst other things) the following. Towels, blankets and homemade treats and Ben & Dave will be delighted to organise your vet appointment pre departure.

The Priory is a family sized pet friendly holiday cottage. So 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 so have a look at the Hayloft here: dog friendly holiday cottage Brittany

If you would like more information on staying at our Gites in Brittany because you are traveling with your dog, click and have a look at the Brittany Tourism website here. Dog Friendly Holidays in Brittany

Games Room 

Games Room Complete
Family games room with Pool Table and Table Football and Cinema, Bar and games

The Grange is a purpose built barn at Kergudon and was constructed in 2017/18 and it has ample parking for all guests. So 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
  • movies
  • games
  • sofas
  • bar

The games room is open to everyone who stays at our Gites in Brittany, and so for additional amenities click and have a look at our Facilities And Services page.

A little history of our Brittany Holiday Cottages and our Gites in Brittany

Before being converted into our Gites in Brittany, 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 and 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.

Original settlers

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. However 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. So you can see what it would have originally looked like. You can visit the house so click and have a look at their website here: Brittany Cottage

Journalist and Editor of Family Traveller Magazine, Jane Anderson, visited us at Kergudon in 2016. So click and see what she said when she stayed at the Granary. So click and 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 & David own the country cottages in Brittany at Kergudon Gites

Ben & Dave are the owners of Kergudon Gites in Brittany and take great pride in trying to create one of Sawday’s Special Places to stay in Brittany so that everyone can enjoy and relax in the beautiful place.

“We bought Kergudon in January 2015 and quickly set about refurbishing the interiors of the existing gites. We wanted 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 and interiors but the gardens are going to take several years to get to a good state. However we are happy with the progress we are making.” The gardens in our gites in Brittany are taking a lot of work to tame and improve however 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 and relaxing and interesting garden and landscape so everyone can enjoy our Brittany Cottages.

So what it is like to live and work in Brittany?