Birdwatching in Brittany

Birdwatching Gite Holidays France
Great Spotted Woodpecker at our window Sunday 3rd May 2015
Kingfishers are frequently seen by our river
Spotted Woodpeckers at
Wake up to the sound of our resident spotted Woodpeckers
The tiny Hummingbird Hawkmoth in our grounds
For bird watching and ornithology enthusiasts, Brittany offers great birding with its huge variety of habitats, salt marshes, cliffs, estuaries, canals, rivers, sand dunes, open fields and marshes. The Gulf du Morbihan is on the doorstep which is a designated nature reserve and has specially constructed bird hides on the south side of the bay. Visitors pay a small charge of 4 euros for access. 

Bird Hides  La Golfe Du Morbihan
Bird Hides at Gulfe Du Morbihan

Hers's a short list of just some of the birds seen: Chaffinch, Robin, Green Finch, Rook, Eurasian Jay, Short Toed Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Blackcap, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Rock Pipit, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Yellow Hammer, Hawk, Osprey, Nuthatch, Firecrest, Woodlark, Little Egret, White Wagtail, Serin, Garden Warbler, Sparrow, House Martin, Starling, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, Swallow, Hoopoe, Green Heron, Grey Wagtail, Collar Dove, Song Thrush, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Great Tit, Tern, Turtle Dove, Goldfinch, Cuckoo, Kestrel, Stonechat, Cirl Buntin, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Jay, French Partridge, Dunnock, Long Tail Tit, Kingfisher, European Shag, Pheasant, Hen Harrier and Hummingbird Hawkmoths

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Choose A Gite For Your Birdwatching Holiday in South Brittany

The Coach House
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Couples Only Gites
The Coach House Gite Video

The Coach House is large and airy and the coolest of our three gites in the summer.  It is located on the ground floor below the Gallery but there is no issue with noise as there is a solid floor between the two properties.
The Coach House is beautifully decorated with antique furniture including a king-size 4-poster bed and is very popular with honeymoon couples.  The kitchen overlooks the garden and is well equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, toaster and fridge.  There is plenty of work space and a good size table for dining is provided.  The layout is open-plan but the kitchen is screened off from the main living/sleeping area and there is a separate shower room. Electric heating is available if the evenings get chilly.  
Due to the layout, this gite would be suitable for anyone with mobility problems although the shower room is not accessible by wheelchair.
The Gallery | Honeymoon / Executive Suite
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Brittany Gites For Couples
The Gallery Gite Video

The Gallery is one of our nicest gites with a private balcony overlooking the garden and orchard. The new balcony has a pretty bistro table and chairs for dining or just enjoying the sun with an aperitif! It is accessed by a wooden staircase which makes it the most private of our gites. With fresh eggs and croissants delivered each morning and complimentary wine each evening for the duration of your stay, why not spoil yourself and choose the Gallery?
It is newly carpeted and furnished with pretty furniture and a 'french-style' double bed. The accommodation is open plan but does benefit from a well equipped, separate kitchen and spacious shower room. In the kitchen we provide gas hob/electric oven, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. An iron, ironing board, hairdryer and air cooler are also provided and there is electric heating in the living area and shower room should the evenings turn chilly.  If you do not drive or prefer not to drive, when you book this gite we offer a ferry or airport transfer service by prior arrangement. Please inquire at your time of booking if you wish to take advantage of this service.   The Gallery is also available at the same rate as The Coach House without the added extras of daily fresh eggs, baguette and wine. Please note that The Gallery is not suitable for anyone having difficulty with stairs.
La Petite Maison
Couples Gites France
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La Petite Maison is very popular as it consists of split level accommodation with separate mezzanine bedroom.  The bedroom is furnished in pine with a double bed, rocking chair, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and clothes hanging/storage unit.  It has a skylight window and also a window to the side which makes it very light and airy.  An air cooler is provided for warm nights.
On the ground floor there is a combined living/dining area furnished with bistro table and chairs and sofa.  The kitchen area has a gas cooker, fridge, toaster and microwave.  The shower room is on the ground floor and has a walk-in shower.   La Petite Maison benefits from a private area to the side ideal for dining or relaxing where a table, chairs and small portable charcoal barbeque is provided.
Enjoy a BBQ on the lawn