WELCOME TO COTES D'ARMOR Travel tips,discounts

The good news is that to to get to our cottages will minimise your fuel costs and allow you the maximum time in la Belle Bretagne! Diesel is about 80p a gallon cheaper than the Uk though petrol is about the same price as the Uk.

HOW TO GET BRITTANY FERRIES 20% OFF DISCOUNTS

In order to get these discounts on Brittany Ferries (BF)through Holiday France Direct(HFD)one must obtain the travel code linked to their chosen property ie direct from the holiday home owner. Normally these are only given when the holiday maker has agreed to let a property. You can get a travel quote from Brittany ferries based on having access to a code but only on the telephone to HFD or BF. Always make it clear that it is the HFD code you have and not the BF Property Owners Code. 

SEA ROUTES TO BRITTANY AND THE COTES D'ARMOR
20% CHEAPER FARES ON BRITTANY FERRIES!
The nearest ports to our cottages are Roscoff and St malo the trip from these takes around 90 mins. Plymouth to Roscoff and Portsmouth to St Malo are served by Brittany Ferries which owns Holiday France Direct www.holidayfrancedirect.co.uk/discounted-travel/index.html
However the Portsmouth to Caen service leaves you a 3hr30 trip to Brittany due to great (free)motorway. Portsmouth to Cherbourg leaves a 3hr30 - 4 hr trip due to the lack of motorways though it is a nice drive. Portsmouth -Cherbourg / Caen seem to bethe cheapest of the Brittany Ferries routes. Brittany Ferries no longer publishes its fares so its online or via telephone and thus difficult to assess the cheapest fare. It does seem from my experience that early morning departures are cheapest.
OTHER CHEAPER LINES
Other routes include the cheaper LD Lines from Portsmouth to Le Havre with a port to house time of 2hrs 30 mins.
www.ldlines.co.uk




AIRLINES TO BRITTANY PLUS CHEAP CAR HIRE

Airlines go to Brest and Dinard with the usual hire car facilities.These airports are within 1.30hrs or less from our houses.
Ryan Air has flights out of Luton(Brest) and Stansted, East Midlands,for Brest.Get to Dinard* nr St Malo in an hour from Bristol or Birmingham!
www.ryanair.com
Brest is also served by Exeter, Birmingham and Southampton via www.flybe.com
*Jan 09 it seems possible that the Dinard destination has been scrapped - please investigate this.


Rennes is another airport fairly close to the houses.


Distances from Rennes and Brest to Old Farm,Granary, Fishermans  85 miles


Distance from Brest to  Belle Vue 45 miles


Distance from Dinard to Old Farm,Granary, Fishermans 72 miles

START DATES AND CHEAPER TRAVEL
In the High Season most start days are on Saturdays.
In the mid season start dates can be more flexible. We try to match start dates to the cheaper fares and in the end it depends on how the first bookings fall.