Just an hours drive from Roscoff ferry port and ideally situated in the south of the Parc Naturel Regional d’Armorique it is a great base for discovering Finistere.
Port Launay is 2 kms from Chateaulin with all its restaurants, shops and bars.
It is just over a 20 minute drive to Quimper, the capital of Finistere. The cultural heart of Brittany, it has picturesque medieval half timbered buildings.
A wide variety of beaches are within easy reach. Wide sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and quaint fishing villages are all part of the Brittany coastline. The magnificent coastal path of the Bay of Douarnenez is a must for exploring.
Bay of Douarnenez
We generally use the Plymouth-Roscoff overnight ferry. It only takes an hour from Roscoff ferry port to the house. Also the Portsmouth-St Malo overnight ferry is an option. Shorter ferry journeys are Poole-Cherbourg in 4 hours and Portsmouth-Cherbourg do a fast craft which takes 3 hours in high season.
It takes two and a half hours to drive to the house from St Malo and four hours drive from Cherbourg.
You can fly to Brest Airport on Flybe from Exeter, Southampton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and the East Midlands. It is a half an hour drive to the house from Brest Airport and there is car hire available at the airport.
Prices vary depending on the time of year. We came over in early November and apart from the cost being cheap, the autumn colours reflected in the canal were stunning!