We went to the lovely beachside town of Morgat in Finistere on our recent holiday in Brittany. Morgat is situated on the Crozon peninsula in northwest France. It’s a bustling seaside town popular with families who want to enjoy the beach, fly kites, sit in cafes and eat at delicious creperies and seafood restaurants.
Imogen wondering whether to go hands first into a large puddle on the beach.
Deciding to test out the depth of the puddle with her feet.
There’s nothing like playing on a beach with sand, water, a bucket and a spade.
And after all of our outdoor play we went to a local boulangerie for a baguette.
C’est la vie!
On our recent holiday to Brittany in France we stayed in two stylish holiday homes in the department of Finistere. I discovered Frenchberry whilst searching for holiday accommodation that provided that little bit extra whilst being family friendly. We have been treated to absolute luxury with each home and location we’ve stayed in.
We spent the first week of our holiday in the Kistinic Gatehouse just outside the medieval city of Quimper. The Kistinic Gatehouse is a charming house that comfortably sleeps six. It’s situated in the park grounds of the Kistinic Chateau where Frenchberry owner’s Claire and Andrew Bernard live.
The Kistinic Gatehouse is a few minutes drive from Quimper where we enjoyed viewing the medieval architecture and cathedral, indulging in fine patisseries and leisurely meandering through pedestrianised streets. There’s something for everyone in the city of Quimper with a large range of shops and boutiques, restaurants and museums.
Stunning family friendly beaches with crystal clear water are less than a 30 minute drive away from the Kistinic Gatehouse. We visited Benodet for the day and had fun paddling, building sandcastles and walking along the coastal pathways.
The Kistinic Gatehouse has been lovingly restored and renovated by Claire and Andrew. Each bedroom and bathroom are uniquely decorated and designed to a high standard.
There’s a private garden with outdoor table and chairs providing a tranquil spot for reading or enjoying a meal, complete with melodic birdsong.
We roamed freely within the 15 hectares of parkland surrounding the Kistinic Chateau. Imogen loved exploring the pathways and discovering the tracks in the woodland.
The lawned garden is perfect for children to play and run around in.
Having stayed in numerous French cottages and gites over the years, I can say that this truly surpassed our expectations and we will happily return here for future holidays.
Whilst we were staying in the idyllic Frenchberry Kistinic Gatehouse near Quimper we took the opportunity to visit the coastal town of Benodet.
Benodet is located in Finistere in southwest Brittany and is less than a 30 minute drive from Quimper. This truly beautiful seaside resort is perfect for families and I thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in this region of Brittany.
The beach is pristine with crystal clear water and the sea is dotted with boats.
The shallow and calm water is great for children who want to swim in the sea.
Imogen loved the sunshine and playing in the sand and water.
Mummy and Daddy helped to build sandcastles.
Breton architecture adorns the coast with houses benefiting from the sea view.