Family holidays in Brittany

Emerald Coast Gites in Brittany

Family friendly gites, 10kms from beaches

7 Cottages, 3 Lodges

From 1 to 4 bedrooms

Covered Heated Swimming Pools

Open all year round

Emerald Coast Gites is a cluster of stylish holiday cottages with pools. Charming stone gites and wooden lodges, set on an old farm in Brittany. 10 minutes to the Brittany coastline and other French tourist sites but far enough away from it all to have a family getaway in France where you can relax, unwind and recharge.

In the grounds of the gites are heated and covered swimming pools, an onsite bar offering food options and plenty of areas to relax and unwind.  For the children there are play areas including a soft play, ride-ons, trampoline, football  and even a zipline, so why not let the children explore and play whilst you relax with a Kir Royale. Self catering holidays in Brittany, France, have never been so easy with speciality food nights, such as Deluxe Brioche Burger, Galette and Crepe night, and Moules Frites or Tartiflette (depending on the season). Vegetarian options available.

We specialise in family holidays and holidays with babies and toddlers – we have everything you could want for a relaxing and fun family holiday with your baby, toddler and child. Well behaved dogs are welcome too.

Situated in Cotes d’Armor, France close to amazing beaches, medieval towns, chateaux, walks and many more tourist attractions and places. Anyone who loves France and enjoys unspoilt countryside, beautiful villages, French gastronomy and markets, seafood and long sandy beaches will fall in love with Brittany and our gites. We are 10 minutes from numerous beaches, 30 minutes from Dinan, 45 minutes from St Malo, 1hr from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont St Michel and many more places worth visiting are within a short drive. Local activities include surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tree climbing, cycling, golf, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding to name but a few – if you want to do it, we can normally arrange it for you!


Gites & 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

Soft Play

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

The Zabell Family

Number One La Vieille Grange

2 bedroom gite suitable for families and friends

    • Open plan kitchen, 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 separate 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 separate WC
    • Large terrace with gas BBQ
    Price range per week

    La Boulange

    1 bedroom gite with loads of character. Sleeps up to 4.

    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Family bathroom
    • One double bedroom
    • One sofa bed
    • One convertible 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.

    • Large 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 families 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, kids’ corner
    • 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

    Breakfast order

    Warm croissants, pains au chocolat, local yoghurts, fresh juice, children’s cereals, granola, honey, artisinal jams – just order the night before and it will be ready for you to collect in the morning. Just order in the bar the night before.

    Available from Easter to end October.

    Bar service

    Our onsite private bar offers Happy Hour every day between 6-7pm. 

    In high/peak season a full bar service is offered everyday after 6pm. Bar is open at Easter, then from 24th May to mid-September, October half term on demand.  In low season, the bar is not available or is run as an honesty bar.

    Speciality cocktails offered by Simon.

    Food service

    In high and peak season we do some soirees on several nights of the week, Galette and Crepe night, Brioche Burgers, Moules Frites, Fruits de Mer, Salades gourmandes and in winter, Tartiflette.  In low season, the meals are not available. We also offer food at Easter and October half term.


    Frozen children’s meals

    We have a freezer where Lesley and Simon have prepared and frozen lots of different children’s meals for your convenience.  Examples of meals are sausage casserole, Spanish chicken, spaghetti bolognaise and fish pie.

    Welcome platters

    Charcuterie, cheese or a mixed charcuterie and cheese platter are avaialable on request.  This will be left in your fridge and comes with bread, butter and other pickles/chutneys


    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 can’t 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 yourself! 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

    About the hosts

    Your Hosts

    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 since 2008 years. Still passionate about giving people the best holiday they can, they live onsite and are always on hand to help.

    About us

    Lesley used to work for a bank in the City of London and now runs the business.  She has a keen interest in interior design and is also pretty good in the kitchen!  Simon still works in education and is a massive Arsenal fan, still travelling back for matches when he can.  Simon runs the bar, and has over the years, perfected the art of Espresso Martinis!

    Sam and Evie, their children, have grown up at La Touche.  Evie is doing her Baccalaureate and Sam is at Uni.  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.

    They also count Frosty and Pepsi as part of their family. Frosty is a little white fluffy dog who loves everyone! Pepsi is an Aussie Shepherd – she’s gorgeous and still learning to behave but we are getting there.  As well as the dogs, they have two cats, Jerry and Marmite and 4 guinea pigs who the dogs adore!

    Lesley, Simon, Sam and Evie,

    +33 (0)650634287
    La Touche, Henansal, 22400, Côtes-d'Armor, France