More info of Port Lyvet:

Naturally the big attraction is the River itself. From Dinan (lovely medeival town) to Lyvet it becomes the canal and it is lovely to walk and picnic along the towpath. The history of the Port is fascinating, and you can see the old drop nets from the bridge. After the lock the River winds its way via the 750m barrage to the sea, with Dinard on one side, and St Malo on the other. The valley is highly protected to encourage wildlife and fauna, and is alive with many species of waterbirds. It is easy to hire boats, canoes, kayaks etc to explore further the lovely River.

There are many markets to visit - always a good day out - not just to buy the fantastic fish and seafood, fresh vegetables, Breton sweaters - but just to sit in the sun and 'people watch'. Some of the best markets: Dinan (Thursday), Saint Servan (Tuesday, Friday), Dinard (Thursday, Saturday).

There terrific places to eat - a fish/seafood lunch in Cancale is hard to beat. We have the well known L'Effet Mer a few yards away, but also in walking distance St Patricks cafe/bar, L'Auberge de Val de Rance and Le Shetland in La Hisse, and a couple nearby in La Vicomté (untried as yet!) In Dinan, St Malo, San Servan and Dinard there are cafés, restaurants, music bars - everything for everyone ..

Oh! And the Coast - well, its stunning. A beach for everyday of your holiday. There are wild and rugged cliffs, snug coves, rockpools for little crab hunters, endless sweeps of flat sand for sand yachters, chic beach huts in stylish Dinard, private naturist beaches, fun clubs for children - you name it, Brittany can provide it, and all nearby.

All year round, the pride that the Bretons have in their history shines through - many festivals, fetes, processions, 'fest noz', and visitors are always welcomed and encouraged to join in.

The weather: There is a lot of it .... yes there can be rainy days (umberellas provided!), there can be blustery days, but there are also many long hot sunny days too - sadly I can't guarantee it, but the cottage is snug, the locals friendly, the scenery amazing - and it never rains in a bar!