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Stylish family friendly cottages and lodges in

Brittany, France

Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

15 minutes from beaches

7 Cottages, 3 Lodges

From 1 to 4 bedrooms

Indoor Heated Swimming Pools

Open all year round

Choose from 7 beautiful holiday homes, converted from existing 19th century stone farm buildings, or 3 deluxe wooden lodges.

Emerald Coast Gites is a cluster of 7 stylish self catering cottages and 3 luxury glamping lodges in Brittany, France. 10 minutes from the most amazing beaches, medieval towns, chateaux, walks and many more tourist attractions and places. We specialise in family holidays, with play areas and heated covered pools, one of which is open all year. We have everything you could want for a relaxing and fun family holiday with your baby, toddler or child.

But we are not just for families; anyone who loves France and enjoys unspoilt countryside, beautiful villages, French gastronomy, seafood and a magnificent coastline will love our location and cottages. We are 15 minutes from the coast, 30 minutes from Dinan, 45 minutes from St Malo and many more places worth visiting are within a short drive.

The Willis family bought La Touche when it was a disused farm, spent 2 years renovating the buildings and have been running Emerald Coast Gites now for 11 years. Still passionate about giving people the best holiday they can, they live onsite and are always on hand to help. Simon does a mean cocktail in the bar and Lesley offers a concierge service, kids’ activities and food.

Sam and Evie, their children, have grown up at La Touche and are now 13 and 15.  They now help out a bit and offer babysitting and help with the children’s activities (when they aren’t at school). Lots of the little children idolise Sam when they see his prowess at the Parents’ and Kids’ football matches.  He always plays on the kids’ side! Evie regularly helps with the arts and crafts activities and you will often see  her giving the little ones piggy backs on the trampoline.

They also count Frosty as part of their family. He is a little white fluffy dog who loves everyone!

Lesley, Simon, Sam & Evie,

Your Hosts


Lesley and Simon have created an amazing little jewel in the Emerald Coast! Great facilities, hospitaility, food and location. Almost want to stop telling my friends in case it gets booked up! 

The Zabell Family


Cottages & Lodges

Something for everyone, from large and spacious, to small and cosy; from fun and funky to romantic and chic…

Holiday cottages

Luxury Lodges

Heated pools

Number One La Vieille Grange

2 bedroom gite suitable for families and friends

    • Open plan kithchen, living and dining room
    • One double bedroom with antique furniture
    • One twin bedroom
    • One modern bathroom
    • Garden with BBQ and furniture to the rear


    Price range per week


    Number Two La Vieille Grange

    4 bedroom, 2 bathroom gite suitable for a large family,  two families sharing or groups.

    • One family bathroom
    • One ensuite shower room
    • Two double bedrooms
    • Two twin bedrooms
    • Large open plan kitchen/living room
    • Terrace to the rear with furniture and BBQ
    Price range per week

    La Taniere or La Garenne

    2 bedroom heated wooden lodges with great views

    • One double bedroom
    • One twin bedroom
    • Kitchen/diner
    • Shower room and seperate WC
    • Large terrace with gas BBQ
    Price range per week


    2 bedroom gite, with views over the gardens.

    • New kitchen in 2018
    • Private bathroom
    • One double bedroom
    • One twin bedroom
    • Garden with BBQ to front
    • Lovely views from master bedroom
    • All on one level
    Price range per week

    La Ruche

    2 bedroom heated wooden lodge with extra cabin beds for larger families/groups

    • One double bedroom
    • One twin bedroom
    • Kitchen/diner
    • Cabin beds
    • Shower room with seperate WC
    • Large terrace with gas BBQ
    Price range per week

    La Boulange

    1 bedroom gite with loads of character. Sleeps upto 4.

    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Family bathroom
    • One double bedroom
    • One sofa bed
    • One convertable cot/toddler bed
    • Terrace with BBQ to rear
    Price range per week

    Number Three La Vieille Grange

    3 bedroom gite suitable for families, families with grandparents or groups of friends.

    • Largen open plan living, dining and kitchen room
    • One double bedroom
    • Two twin rooms
    • Family bathroom
    • Kids corner
    • Large terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
    Price range per week

    Le Pressoir

    3 bedroom, 2 bathroom gite perfect for large families, or familes with the grandparents or friends.

    • Large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen with kitchen island.
    • One large double bedroom with ensuite
    • Two twin rooms
    • Downstairs WC
    • Large lawned garden
    • Pergola, Weber BBQ, garden furniture
    Price range per week

    Number Four La Vieille Grange

    2 bedroom gite suitable for families or friends

    • Open plan kitchen, dining and living room
    • One double bedroom
    • One twin room
    • Family bathroom
    • Terrace to front with furniture and BBQ
    • Lawned garden
    Price range per week
    Food & Drink

    The Service

    Daily bread and patisserie delivery

    Fresh croissant, pain au chocolat and warm baguette are among the items that are delivered every morning by the local boulangerie. Just order in the bar the night before.

    Bar service

    Our onsite private bar offers Happy Hour everyday between 6-7pm. Kir Royales, beer, Prosecco, wine, local cider all 2 euros a glass.

    In high/peak season a full bar service is offered everyday after 6pm.

    Speciality cocktails offered by Simon.

    Dinner service

    In low/mid season, a meal service, delivered to your gite is offered on some nights of the week.

    In high/peak season, speciality soirees such as Galette & Crepe night, Pizza night, Cheese and Wine tasting and Fruit de Mer night are organised.  There is also the option of food provided by La Cuisine de Mon Pere.

    Frozen childrens’ meals

    We have a freezer where Lesley and Simon have prepared and frozen lots of different childrens’ meals for your convenience.  Such as sausage casserole, spanish chicken, spaghetti bolognaise and fish pie.

    Welcome meals

    Welcome meals are available on request.  These can either be left in your fridge or served when you get here, depending on your hour of arrival.

    Welcome meals must be prebooked in advance.

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    Guest Reviews

    Emerald Coast Gites is a wonderful place to go for a holiday! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there (so much so that we booked for next year while still there on holiday this year!). Lesley, Simon and family are very hospitable and the facilities are spot on for families with children of all ages.
    Raj Singh

    This was our first visit to the emerald coast and Brittany. Based on the reviews of Lesley and Simon’s place we thought this would be perfect for us and we were not disappointed. As all the reviews say, it is a perfect location to discover the area, the gites are lovely and they have thought of everything to keep young ones and the grown ups happy. It truly is a special place which we will be returning to. One week was not enough!!!

    This is our 5th year returning to Emerald Coast Gites. The reason we keep going back are the whole family comes away feeling like we’ve had a holiday. As a parent to young children, holidays have often felt it’s the same stuff to deal with just a different location, making sure the kids stay safe/don’t wander off – usual parent stuff. Lesley and Simon have created a safe, fun environment where kids have freedom and parents can relax. Plus, there’s a bar! And the location is perfect – so many beautiful beaches and places (fort, castle, towns, etc) to visit. Wholeheartedly recommend this place, and Lesley, Simon and their children are just lovely
    Rhiannon Thomas

    We had an absolutely brilliant week here in July – it couldn’t have been more comfortable and convenient. Really near to lots of lovely beaches and great places for days out, and the hosts go to real effort to provide for guests – freshly baked pastries in the morning, home cooked meal service, frozen home cooked meals always available for the kids, and a proper bar service too. The kids loved the grounds, with all the play areas, pool and animals roaming around. We will definitely be back – thank you for a lovely holiday!
    Sam Coates

    Words cant describe what a sanctuary Lesley and Simon, Evie and Sam have created here in France. They have thought of everything you could possibly want / need. Kids make friends for life and roamed free. Very safe and Lodges and Gites are beautiful spaces each with their own charm and style. It’s a home away from home without any of the hard work! The local area has something for everyone and Lesley can give you her knowledge of good restaurants, surf schools, beaches etc etc. This is the most perfect holiday ever! Go try it out for your self! I guarantee you will love it!
    Fiona Simpson

    As a family we rarely return to the same holiday venue twice, but we’ve just arrived home after our 5th visit to Emerald Coast Gites! Such a beautiful part of the world: gorgeous beaches and so much for the kids to do. Lesley and Simon are wonderful hosts, and it’s fantastic to spend an evening relaxing in the onsite bar whilst the kids safely play and make new friends. Can’t recommend this place enough.
    Tina Grindley

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    +33 (0)296 340 985
    La Touche, Henansal, 22400, Côtes-d'Armor, France

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