If you’re looking to leave the UK but not venture too far then why not hop over the channel for a holiday in Brittany? For a start, the coastline is breathtaking, characterised by huge fine sand beaches, traditional seaside activities and a litany of lighthouses. You could spend many a happy day playing along the shoreline, eating local seafood and sitting in harbour cafes, or you could set sail for one of the protected islands, discover the pink granite coast or marvel at the magnificence of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay. Whatever you feel like doing, Brittany offers some of the finest seaside living around.
Inland, the Monts d’Arree mountain peaks are waiting to be explored, as are the magical landscapes of the Broceliande region. And a holiday in Brittany offers a wealth of cultural interest, from the splendid chateaux of Bienassis and Fougeres and the megalithic sites of Morbihan to the hidden chapels and the beautiful small-town architecture. Hike the headlands, wander through ancient villages, savour freshly-caught cuisine and immerse yourself in the ocean - can you imagine anything more restorative?