When asked 'whats the weather like in Brittany' I always say the same thing to friends and family.' Well as you know Cornwall and Devon tends to be better than the rest of the UK, well Brittany is slightly better than Cornwall or Devon'.
I guess that's why Brittany is one of the most popular regions for English, Dutch and French holiday makers to stay, particularly for families with young children and for those who don't like it to hot.
Most years sunbathing can commence in April, with bright sunny days, however in 2009 I was able to sun bath for 3 weeks in March, the weather was absolutely beautiful. The swimming pool is opened in March and with the heater running it's ready for use for the start of April.
Eating alfresco at the Brittany holiday cottage
The Brittany holiday cottage with pool has its own private south facing terrace that enjoys the sun all day and is a great location for eating alfresco. Many guest use the BBQ in the garden and enjoy an evening enjoying the Breton sunsets via the terrace and once darkness arrives on request I'll switch the pool lights on for a night time swim, which is a wonderful experience and highly recommended.
Hot summer days at the Brittany holiday cottage
With young children a worry is always keeping them out of the sun, within the garden is the swing set which tends to be in the shade for most of the day, around the pool and on your terrace are umbrella's to protect them also.
If on the other hand you love soaking up the sun's rays, around the pool of the holiday cottage are sunbeds and chairs that remain in the sun for the entire day surrounded by sub tropical planting, creating a very relaxing environment to unwind and enjoy.
Whats the weather been like this week at the gite
With the month of October coming to an end the nights have started to get very cold with a frost being present in the mornings this week, however it looks truly spectacular with the trees starting to change colour and the clear blue Sky's. This morning it felt very fresh and was perfect to go out for a stroll with the dog.
This week has been bright and sunny with a frost on the ground each morning, its been lovely going out with the dog for a refreshing walk. This morning I awoke to a blanket of snow, yet it was warmer today than any of the previous days this week.
written 3rd December 2010
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Yesterday I had a wonderful day in Hennebont, all weekend the historic town has held its fantastic medieval festival.
I met up with a group of twenty to take a bike ride along the banks of the river Blavet, it was a hot and sunny day and as I passed one arena on the bike I could see knights on horse back taking part in a jousting competition. It was a wonderful bike ride having ridden 40 kms, the river looked spectacular and I can understand why it was voted best course river in France in 2006.
At the end of the bike ride I spent a few hours walking round the festival market which had been decorated in a medieval style with many people dressed in costume.
Once I got back to the holiday cottage with pool I stopped to chat to the new guest and they had had a great day also, visiting the festival as well.
written 26th July 2010