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Brittany Properties of the Week

  • €798,000

    latest addition in LA ROCHE BERNARD Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €366,760

    latest addition in COTES D'ARMOR Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €199,250

    latest addition in Jugon les Lacs Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €299,600

    latest addition in Beganne Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €51,000

    latest addition in ST GILLES VIEUX MARCHE Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €205,200

    latest addition in Plozevet Finistere

    Finistere

  • €41,000

    latest addition in Poilley Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €130,800

    latest addition in Plumeliau Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €139,100

    latest addition in GUEGON Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €119,840

    latest addition in Henvic Finistere

    Finistere

  • €1,102,500

    latest addition in POMMERIT LE VICOMTE Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €414,000

    latest addition in CADEN Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €60,000

    latest addition in Eance Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €178,200

    latest addition in St Ouen la Rouerie Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €1,207,500

    latest addition in PLEHEREL-PLAGE (FREHEL) Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €96,000

    latest addition in Silfiac Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €82,500

    latest addition in ST Ouen la Rouerie Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €399,620

    latest addition in Chateauneuf Du Faou Finistere

    Finistere

  • €262,150

    latest addition in RIMOU Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €267,000

    latest addition in La Gacilly Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €210,000

    latest addition in Loqueffret  Finistere

    Finistere

  • €129,600

    latest addition in PLOUGUENAST Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €183,600

    latest addition in Trebeurden Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €267,500

    latest addition in Cleguer Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €169,600

    latest addition in Le Gouray Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €125,350

    latest addition in PEUMERIT QUINTIN Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €172,800

    latest addition in LIGNOL Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €119,900

    latest addition in Mael Pestivien Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €508,800

    latest addition in Hennebont Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €214,000

    latest addition in Collorec Finistere

    Finistere

  • €172,800

    latest addition in KERGRIST Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €267,500

    latest addition in Quimper Finistere

    Finistere

  • €240,750

    latest addition in St. Nic Finistere

    Finistere

Come to Brittany

Please take a look at this short video and see what some of our clients are saying about their experience of buying a property in Brittany through Leggett Immobilier.

Leggett Brittany

Meet our Agents in Brittany

Experienced agents with houses for sale in all areas of Brittany

The Brittany team covers all the four departments of this vast peninsula and we are contantly adding new properties to our portfolio.

Sally Pitcher
Sally Pitcher
Nicola Grey
Nicola Grey
Mike Greene
Mike Greene
Clive Percival
Clive Percival
Deborah Heard
Deborah Heard
John Campbell
John Campbell
Rebecca Larkin
Rebecca Larkin
Beverley Smith
Beverley Smith
Julie Parker
Julie Parker
Patrick Kerneis
Patrick Kerneis
Patricia Zanetti
Patricia Zanetti
Pamela Vidal
Pamela Vidal
David Searle
David Searle
Sébastien Schneider
Sébastien Schneider
Sarah Bishop
Sarah Bishop
Benoit Gamard
Benoit Gamard
Charles McCreath
Charles McCreath
Monika Pauli
Monika Pauli
Rose Hendy
Rose Hendy
Diane Stott
Diane Stott
Ken Lowe
Ken Lowe
Steve Bichard
Steve Bichard
Martin Brophy
Martin Brophy
Philip de Belder
Philip de Belder
Michel Zanetti
Michel Zanetti
Giselle Lord
Giselle Lord
Steve Smith
Steve Smith
Laura Redon
Laura Redon
Philippe Ropert
Philippe Ropert
Janet Williams
Janet Williams
Leeanne Plows
Leeanne Plows
Edward Brenninkmeijer
Edward Brenninkmeijer
Clara Bay
Clara Bay

Latest Articles from our dedicated Brittany blog


House in Brittany – Finistere – Stunning views and potential to extend – recently reduced to €109,000

by Mike on Wed 06 Jul 16

A recently renovated 3 bed property with all amenities on one floor leaving you the large space in the attic to convert. Access from the interior & exterior making separate rental potential possible or B&B. South facing with amazing views across the countryside.
A very light and spacious, south facing, property with large picture windows making the most of the beautiful views across the countryside. Situated close to the popular lakeside town of Huelgoat (8km) with excellent weekly market in the town square, restaurants, supermarket, schools and medical centre.

View :  full details     Agent : Patrick Kerneis


Cotes d’Armor- Lovely stone house, nicely finished with scope to develop – €93 740 – a bargain

by Mike on Tue 10 May 16

This beautiful house not only provides modern living accommodation including 3 double bedrooms and a very modern open plan lounge/kitchen but for those who want to add more living space, there are 2 additional units, waiting to be converted.
A nice feature is the restored bread oven.
The enclosed well-tendered, secluded garden provides excellent outside space and completes this exceptional house.
The local village of Merdrignac is close by with all amenities including supermarket, bars, restaurants, cinema, open-air swimming pool and leisure activity area.

View : full details     Agent : Charles McCreath


Close to Dinan, Brittany, this is a beautiful property with so many original features – €325,500

by Mike on Tue 19 Apr 16
A solid house, immaculate gardens, 10 mins to the west of Dinan, within easy reach to a plethora of beaches and excellently located for transport links Rennes/Saint Malo/Lamballe – this property needs to be seen!
View : full details
Agent : Sarah Bishop

Exquisitely renovated water mill for sale in Brittany

by Mike on Tue 29 Mar 16

This charming water mill is steeped in history and has been incredibly tastefully renovated with many of the original features used to most charming advantage. An extensive property, located on the outskirts of a very popular village, the living space is both generous and flexible.  There is the opportunity to create two gites, one either side of the main house, a bed & breakfast or one enormous and beautiful family home.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene


How well do you know your Brittany?

by Mike on Thu 24 Mar 16

Rennes (35) : Les quais, quai Lamennais (RÈpublique) : Espace vert; ornement floral; nature; jardin ‡ la ville; jardiniËres; plantes; fleurs; urbanisme. Avril 2009. Au fond b‚timent de la Poste RÈpublique ; | Rennes (35) : The quays, "quai Lamennais" and "quai Lamartine" (district of RÈpublique) : park; flower arranging; nature; garden in the city; jardiniËres, window boxes; plants; flowers; town planning. April 2009. In the background, building of "La Poste RÈpublique" (post office) ;

Brittany, France’s north westernmost region, is a hilly peninsula extending out toward the Atlantic Ocean. Its lengthy, rugged coastline is dotted with beach resorts such as chic Dinard and walled Saint-Malo, built on rock in the English Channel. The Pink Granite Coast is famed for its unusual, blush-hued sand and rocks. Rennes, the capital of Brittany – the 10th largest city in France in 2015, is 50kms from the coast (Saint Malo, Dinard and Mont St Michel). Rennes is known to be one of the most festive cities of France, investing in the arts, culture and festivals.

Click Here  to download our fact sheet giving details about this area and what amazing opportunities it has to offer.


Brittany – extremely well presented home, close to village, with lots of charm and character – €144,000

by Mike on Mon 08 Feb 16

Less than 30kms from the beautiful coast, this traditional stone built, mid terrace house is finished to a high standard and ready to move into straight away! Lovely private garden, garage. Must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

View   : full details
Agent : Mike Greene

 


Brittany – Hearing from an expert in the field …

by Jane Berry on Fri 01 Jan 16

Brittany photo

I spoke recently with Lisa Greene, who is a highly experienced Leggett Agent and Regional Sales Coordinator, living with her family here in Brittany.

Lisa says; “Brittany is simply a wonderful region, where you’ll meet some of the friendliest people on the planet. Take a look at the outline of Brittany on a map and you’ll see instantly, that you’re never far from the sea. You can choose from beaches that face north, south or west. Take a drive across to Finistère to the westernmost part of France and you’ll feel  as though you’ve escaped the stresses and strains of everyday life and entered a new world!  Property across all four départments is great value, with the lowest prices in the Côtes-d’Armor, which faces onto the Golfe de Saint-Malo.”

You can view the portfolio of properties that Lisa and her team have for sale,  here …


BRITTANY – The Brittany coast runs for more than 700 miles …

by Jane Berry on Sat 19 Dec 15

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The Brittany coast is much loved for its attractive mix of white sandy beaches and rocky coves making it perfect for swimming, gathering muscles in amongst the rocks and walking along the water’s edge. There are also several small islands off the coast, if you can get the transport out to them, they are worth exploring!

BRITTANY RESORTS, BEACHES AND ISLANDS

Côtes D’Armor in northern Brittany is home to a number of popular sandy beaches, ideal as the perfect beach holiday for all the family. The region includes most of the northern coastline and is well know for its idyllic scenery, however there is also much to discover when you move off the beaten track and venture inland a little.

Continuing along the coast, (locally referred to as the ‘Pink Granite Coast’) brings you to the port of Dinan, the cathedral town of Treguier, the riverside port town of Pontrieux and on to the larger town of Lannin, all worthy of a visit during your stay.

To view properties currently for sale in Côtes d’Armor, click here …


BRITTANY – 10 minutes from Plougasnou and the medieval town of Morlaix …

by Jane Berry on Sat 10 Oct 15

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Situated in the department of Finistère, who could ask for more when you’re searching for a permanent home or a base for family holidays – just a short walk from 2 fabulous beaches stretching along the beautiful Brittany coast. Leggett Agent; Patrick Kerneis is offering a fully renovated Neo Bretonne home enjoying this wonderful view, fully double glazed and the latest geothermal central heating  for all year round comfort.

Finistère is the most westerly department of Brittany, with its rugged, picturesque countryside, strong regional identity and many miles of coastline scattered with clean, sandy beaches. In fact Finistère is the most coastal department of France accounting for almost one quarter of the country’s overall coastline and almost half of its towns and villages are located at the coast. Bordered to the north by the English Channel, to the west by the Irish Sea and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, this is the perfect location for those who love the sea and of course, delicious fresh fish and seafood. Over millions of years, waves and storms have shaped the rugged coastline, giving a wild beauty while the proximity of the Gulf Stream gives a gentle climate.

The capital city of the region is Brest, which has as an average of 1732 hours of sunshine per year (comparison Toulouse 2,000 hours per year) and average maximum temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius. Finistère has superb transport links, Brittany’s toll free roads make it easy to access a host of ports and airports, but the region is served directly by the port at Roscoff, the airport at Brest and TGV services to stations including Brest and Morlaix.

For more properties in the department of Finistère, click here …


Beautiful House, Gite and Studio apartment situated in a lovely peaceful spot – €259,400

by Mike on Mon 31 Aug 15

This beautiful little complex of a main three bedroom house, a gite and a studio apartment provides great flexible accommodation. It sits in a lovely quiet spot and has lovely grounds leading down to the river at the bottom of the garden.
All amenities, shops, restaurants and services are only five minutes away.

View : full details     Agent : John Campbell

Brittany

The distance in miles between Brittany and the UK is shorter than the distance between Leeds and London, but the difference in quality of life is immeasurable.
How to get here:
The following transport hubs are either based in Brittany or the distance to the Brittany border is shown.

  • Ports

    • Roscoff in Brittany, served by Plymouth

    • St Malo in Brittany, served by Portsmouth, Plymouth, Jersey, Guernsey

    • Caen 2 hours from Brittany, served by Portsmouth

    • Cherbourg 2 hours from Brittany, served by Portsmouth and Poole

    • Le Havre 3.5 hours from Brittany, served by Portsmouth

    • Calais 6 hours from Brittany, served by Dover


  • Airports

    • Dinard in Brittany, flights from East Midands, Stansted, Leeds/Bradford, Bristol, Channel Islands

    • Brest in Brittany, flights from Birmingham, Southampton

    • Rennes in Brittany, flights from Manchester, Exeter, Southampton

    • Nantes 20 mins from Brittany border, Manchester, Gatwick


  • Rail

    • SNCF is the national train service for France

    • TGV is the fast train network in France

    • There are stations served by the TGV throughout Brittany including Rennes, Vannes, Guingamp, Lamballe, St Brieuc, St Malo, Brest, Quimper


  • By car

    • Brittany's road network is as good as the rest of France, but has the added advantage of being toll free.



Fall in love with the food

With 700 miles of coastline and surrounded by the sea, it is no wonder Brittany is renowned for fabulous seafood. Locally caught fish, crabs and oysters from Cancale which are the best in the world are plentifully available.

You may try 'moules frites' all over France, but they taste the very best in Brittany and sharing a "Plateau de Fruits de Mer" is an experience not to be missed, whether it be during a summer break spent at your holiday home or as part of a traditional Christmas feast for those who move here permanently.

The daily markets have a splendid array of fresh produce on sale including locally grown salads, strawberries, perfect potatoes and lots of garlic. Learn to eat seasonally and you will always be eating what is the best value and the best quality. Brittany is a major grower of artichokes which are delicious and not really so tricky to eat; your new Breton friends will show you how if you are a novice.

Locally reared meat is also available whether it be the pork sausage in your "galette saucisse" or farmed venison. The origin of the meat is displayed in the butcher's shop and you can be sure of the quality when you buy.

Brittany contributes its share to France's 500 cheeses and there are many artisan producers, particularly of fresh goats' milk cheeses. For a milder taste choose a "brebis", a ewe's milk cheese from the black faced moorland sheep native to the region.

Much of the region's dairy production has also been traditionally used for making "lait ribot" (buttermilk), a common accompaniment and ingredient for many meals and also for butter, particularly butters flavoured with the delicate sea salt harvested from the centuries old salt beds at sites such as Guérande.

To top off a traditional meal, why not enjoy crêpes served with local sea salt butter, jam from home grown fruit or a little dark chocolate. The wines of France are plentiful , but you may find you prefer the locally produced Breton cider on those sunny evenings, it is so refreshing and don't forget you can also drink it warm in the winter - this is a 1600 year old culture, they have everything covered!

The great outdoors

Brittany is ideal for those who love being outdoors in the clean, fresh air making the most of the mild climate and wide open spaces.

Diverse leisure pursuits are available; the area is great for walking, kayaking, horse riding on the beach or through forests, quad biking, paint balling, tennis, swimming, yachting, climbing (rocks or trees), cycling of course, there's some pretty good surfing to be had and there's always plenty of room to spread out on the clean, sandy beaches.

The Brittany coast is quite breezy, making it particularly popular with sailing enthusiasts; many of France's most famous yachtsmen, such as Eric Tabarly, have hailed from Brittany and yachting is a major tourist activity all round the coast.

It is possible to take sailing lessons, hire motor or sail boats on a day rate or if you don't quite fancy getting in the water, how about some land yacht lessons.

Many inland lakes also offer leisure facilities and none more so than Lac de Guerledan, a 400 hectare man-made lake 12km long which is a major tourist attraction. Many of these lakes have restaurants, boat hire, well signed walks and man-made beaches providing a great day out.

Horses are intertwined with Breton culture having been used to work the land as well as for travel. Riding out is a relaxed pleasure with many miles of rural tracks, rides through forests and horses are regularly seen on the beach.

There are still large collections of working horses, the national studs are open to the public and often have spectacular displays of horsemanship or just offer open carriage rides. Two situated in Brittany are at Hennebont and Lamballe and both have an interesting program of events.

Cycling is popular throughout France and particularly so in Brittany, riders of all ages can be seen whizzing around in fluorescent jerseys and this is a great way to explore the countryside. The Tour de France regularly has stages in the region and is an exciting spectacle when it comes to town.

History and Culture

Brittany lays claim to being the location of many of the tales of King Arthur and in the Middle Ages was covered in forest, forest in which with Merlin, the wizard who was Arthur's tutor and advisor, was alleged to have lived.

At that time there were especially close links between Britain and Brittany: the Breton language is closely related to Welsh and the French name for Brittany (Bretagne) can be translated as "little Britain", with Great Britain being "Grande Bretagne".

Local legend has it that it was in the Forest of Brocéliande, at the Fountain of Barenton, that Merlin met and fell desperately in love with Viviane, later famous as the Lady of the Lake, who raised Sir Lancelot. Her home, the Castle of Comper, Merlin's tomb and the Church of the Holy Grail all form part of a tourist trail across the region.

Now officially known as Paimpont, but still much referred to as Brocéliande, the forest is a wonderful place to visit and for hiking in season. There are many gîtes for holiday makers and for house hunters, this area offers some of the most affordable prices.

Culture:
Various factors have combined to give Brittany a unique culture of music and dance: the Breton musical tradition is Celtic in origin, but Celtic music has evolved in different directions in the different countries in which the Celts settled.

The Breton tradition has a close association between music and dance and when no musical instruments have been available, the human voice has been used to keep time for the dancers. This is the origin of the famous "Kan ha Diskan" - a form of singing in which one singer, the kaner, 'calls' the song, and another singer, the diskaner, makes the response.
Brittany's music is extremely rich and varied; it reflects customs and ways of life and in times-gone-by there were hundreds of different dances. When people from a village got together - perhaps for a family gathering, or maybe after a day working in the fields, singing and dancing would take place.

How we can help you

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Local knowledge is the key; we help you find not only the property you want, but also the lifestyle. Brittany is a large region with many areas of outstanding beauty and miles and miles of coastline, but it is also a subtly varied region. We can help to guide you so you find not only the perfect home, but in the perfect location.

Our own portfolio includes hundreds of properties from manor houses to country cottages, from family homes to barns for renovation and our network of contacts gives us access to many more.

Our experienced team will support you throughout the buying process and beyond to ensure you settle in and continue to enjoy your new home in Brittany. From help with bureaucracy, finding artisans and enrolling with clubs or schools we are happy to help. Just e-mail or call us and we will be happy to discuss your project.

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