Please wait... Close

Brittany Properties of the Week

  • €88,000

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €173,840

    latest addition in  Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €136,750

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €235,400

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €267,500

    latest addition in  Finistere

    Finistere

  • €104,500

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €66,000

    latest addition in  Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €346,500

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €172,800

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €287,830

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €339,200

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €267,500

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €68,600

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €152,600

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €447,200

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €71,600

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €119,000

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €426,250

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €200,000

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €158,050

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €77,000

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €104,500

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €583,000

    latest addition in  Finistere

    Finistere

  • €199,000

    latest addition in  Finistere

    Finistere

  • €435,750

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €2,351,250

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €318,000

    latest addition in  Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €108,900

    latest addition in  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €892,500

    latest addition in  Finistere

    Finistere

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
Clive Percival
Clive Percival
Deborah Heard
Deborah Heard
Rebecca Larkin
Rebecca Larkin
Beverley Smith
Beverley Smith
Patrick Kerneis
Patrick Kerneis
Pamela Vidal
Pamela Vidal
David Searle
David Searle
Sarah Bishop
Sarah Bishop
Steve Bichard
Steve Bichard
Giselle Lord
Giselle Lord
Steve Smith
Steve Smith
Elisabeth Tonkin
Elisabeth Tonkin
Yannic Grangier
Yannic Grangier
Vivien Lannie
Vivien Lannie
Julie Hook
Julie Hook
Jodie Redon
Jodie Redon
Steve and Gillian Sims
Steve and Gillian Sims
Evelyne Le Trequesser
Evelyne Le Trequesser
Carol Curtis
Carol Curtis
Christine Benot
Christine Benot
Nigel Bealing
Nigel Bealing
Michael and Nicola Parsons
Michael and Nicola Parsons
Justine Willson
Justine Willson
Susan Roberts
Susan Roberts
Kim Hoffmeister
Kim Hoffmeister
Cyrielle Weber
Cyrielle Weber
Claire Deedman
Claire Deedman
Bill Keddie
Bill Keddie
Jérôme Miché
Jérôme Miché
Nathalie Warman
Nathalie Warman
Gail Callicott
Gail Callicott
Isabelle Le Henaff
Isabelle Le Henaff
Irina Place
Irina Place
Elizabeth Dack
Elizabeth Dack

Latest Articles from our dedicated Brittany blog


Brittany – Immaculate 4 bedroom house in quiet location – €199,995

by Brittany on Thu 09 Jan 20

No work required in this stunning 4 bedroom house with south facing elevated terrace overlooking fields. New double garage, grounds of 1.2acres, partly wooded. Roscoff ferry port and Brest airport 50mins away by car.

View : full details
Agent : Patrick Kerneis


Golfe du Morbihan – own a private Island and charming home !

by Brittany on Wed 14 Aug 19

Set on this little piece of paradise of one hectare, partially enclosed by stone walls , a property which was once a small farm and fishing cottage fully renovated and modernised keeping all the original features. Imagine being able to experience the rhythm of a fascinating daily maritime show. The island has 2 major assets, quick access to the mainland and a private pontoon accessible whatever the tide.
The house has been totally renovated keeping all the charm and authenticity of the place. It comprises of a beautiful living room of more than 70m², south facing with inevitable ocean views, and 4 bedrooms (2 ground floor), with the appreciable advantage of being connected to networks (water-electricity-telecom). A large garage and a boat shelter complete idyllic setting. A dream come true for lovers of the Gulf, in the immediate vicinity of a renowned marina and less than 20 minutes from the TGV station.

More info


Discover Marvellous Moncontour

by Brittany on Thu 25 Jul 19

Sitting perched upon a rocky outcrop, Moncontour never fails to provide an attractive sight as you approach from the valley. Built from local grey granite, the houses and handsome church of St Mathurin rise majestically from the hilltop, surrounded by city walls which were built in the 14th century.

Tourist Treat
Moncontour manages to strike that difficult balance between tourism and residence.
With the accolades of ‘petite cité de caractère‘ and ‘un des plus beaux villages de France‘, comes an increase in visitors to mingle with those who live and work inside it’s walls. The restaurants and bars, whilst enjoying support from the local clientele, enjoy a welcome boost of business in the summer months. The fabulous boulangerie with it’s locally famous croissants  does a roaring trade all year round and with other numerous, well-established commerces ( even a small supermarket ) residents have little need  to wander very far. Tourist attractions are low key, but the ‘Théatre de costume‘, the ‘ maison de la Chouannerie et de la revolution‘ and the ‘residence des arts‘ are well worth a visit.

Small but perfectly formed
Moncontour packs a lot into what is essentially a little walled village of approximately 880 inhabitants. For lovers of history, the quaint cobbled streets, colombage houses and ramparts cannot fail to delight and the friendly community, bars and restaurants deliver a warm welcome to entice you to stay a while longer. And if you are hooked like I was – that while longer might just turn into years…

Please follow this link to see a selection of wonderful properties for sale in Moncontour

For more information about Moncontour please email  : Kim Hoffmeister


Delightful 5 bed home in a tranquil little hamlet – €141,700 !

by Brittany on Tue 18 Jun 19
A delightful 5 bed home in a tranquil little hamlet with beautiful cottages only 2km from the ‘petit cité de caractère’, Moncontour with its history, impressive ramparts and commerce. For only €141,700 this could be your new home with it’s generous accommodation in wonderful countryside. Peaceful, yet not isolated. The house boasts 5 bedrooms, a large garage, numerous other outbuildings and a good sized garden and vegetable patch. Don’t let this one get away!

View : full details     Agent : Kim Hoffmeister


Bargain price – attractive modern 4 bed home for sale in Brittany complete with a cattery business opportunity.

by Brittany on Thu 18 Apr 19

This is a great opportunity to acquire a lovely family home and an opportunity to generate income. Maybe you’ve thought of running a B&B in Brittany, this is a bit similar, but the guests are a whole lot easier – there are 18 individual cat pens.
The house is very attractive in its own right, in good order with the most outstanding views over rolling countryside and of the nearby village complete with pretty church.
When coupled with a cattery business (registration / license would be required) which offers a good income without having to leave home, it makes this property even harder to resist.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene


Bargain Price – A fantastic opportunity to own a pretty stone house in Brittany – €50,000

by Brittany on Thu 15 Nov 18

EXCLUSIVE TO LEGGETT

Situated between the vibrant village of Plessala and medieval Moncontour – “Petite Cité de Caractère”. The property requires internal renovation, some of the electrical work has been done, several new double glazed windows fitted and concrete floor has been laid to the ground floor.When complete the property could give over 80m² of living space including 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Off road parking and garden plus an additional plot of land of 780m².Easily accessed, just 50 minutes from Dinard airport which has regular RyanAir services from various parts of the UK; an easy drive to the ferry ports of St Malo, Roscoff, Caen & Cherbourg. All of these options mean that your holiday home will be truly usable and make regular weekend breaks a real possibility.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene


The Tour de France – Brittany 2018

by Brittany on Wed 06 Jun 18

The Tour de France, the world’s most famous bicycle race is very much back in Brittany in 2018 with over 800km of the route taking place in Brittany’s 4 departments.
If you’d like to know more about where to watch the peloton as it whooshes by then take a look here.
Breton stages are from 10th – 13th July and the Grand Départ will take place in the Vendée.


Super large modern 5 bedroom charming family home with 2 hectares of grazing – EXCLUSIVE to Leggett – €240,000

by Brittany on Tue 15 May 18

Situated in lovely Brittany countryside, with exceptional views is in a great location, this well-maintained and beautifully presented property offering lots of living space, 5 bedrooms and bathroom and shower-room. Surrounded by its own land, offering almost 5 acres of grazing or ideal as a small holding and for those searching peace and tranquillity. It is just on the edge of the village of Plémy, close to Moncontour de Bretagne and mid-way between Loudéac and Lamballe. In short, ideally situated for rural tranquillity yet well placed for schools, amenities and shops.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene


Outstanding price reduction coming for this stunning, successful gite complex, new price coming of 450,000 euros

by Brittany on Mon 26 Mar 18

Super business, very successful, well maintained gite complex with restaurant, pool, owner’s home and 4 cottages to let!

Near to the town of Pontivy in the sunny Morbihan, this is your chance to acquire a very successful established business. This large gite complex is comprised of a restaurant, 5 homes, a heated swimming pool, gym, games room and 3 hectares of grounds. The owner’s accommodation is a spacious and well appointed manor house while the four rental cottages are charming, unique and built of granite under slate roofs. Three have wood burning stoves, all are comfortable, clean and welcoming with fitted kitchens, bath or shower, their own BBQ and garden area. It’s fully operational with a further gym, washing area and croquet lawn, and each gite has wifi and sky TV, as well as a dishwasher.

View : full details     Agent : Benoit Gamard

 


Artichokes in Brittany

by Brittany on Tue 06 Feb 18

Driving around Brittany from around May and throughout summer you will see fields of artichokes growing and you will definitely see them amongst the fresh, seasonal produce on market stalls. You have to try them, they delicious and raw or cooked, can be enjoyed in a range of dishes with varied flavours.

An unusual vegetable with green or purple bracts, artichokes are known for both their distinctive flavour and high nutritional value. Brittany accounts for 80% of all artichokes in France. Why? Because artichokes thrive in the region’s soil and climate, as well as under the expertise of Breton producers of course!

Hailing originally from the Mediterranean, artichokes have been an agricultural feature in Brittany since 1810. Major producer, Prince de Bretagne currently sells 45,000 tonnes of the uniquely shaped vegetable every year, making it France’s leading artichoke producer.

Most production is along Brittany’s northern coast, from Conquet to Paimpol, via Saint-Pol-de-Léon. Care must be taken when cultivating the artichoke, as it suffers in both winter chills and summer heat so it is perfectly at home in Brittany with its temperate climate.

Don’t be afraid of cooking or eating artichokes, it couldn’t be easier to cook them – 20 minutes in boiling water and they are truly delicious, a great flavour of summer.

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.

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

How we can help you

Click Here to Ask Our Team a Question We are here to help. Contact us now.

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.

Stay in touch with us



Follow Me on Pinterest

Our Blogs

Many of our agents contribute to a blog about their areas. These blogs are a great place to find out what life in France is really like.

Leggett Immobilier