Couetilliec Cottages

Rivers and Lakes

Beautiful meandering rivers and tranquil lakes in Brittany, France – Page under construction


Take your pick from our list of beautiful meandering rivers, set in verdant valleys, and tranquil lakes in Brittany. Couetilliec Cottages are nestled between the Scorff and Blavet valleys. You can follow the course of the stream ‘ruisseau de Saint-Vincent’ running near Couetilliec’s southern boundary to the river Scorff (4.5km), then follow the Scorff via the ‘Sentier des Sources à l’Océan’ to Brittany’s south coast, circa 65km! Another local river ‘la Sarre’ has been described as a haven for the European otter and identified as as reintroduction site for the European freshwater mussel.

Brittany inland waterways offer a range of leisure activities including; walking, cycling, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, photography, painting and nature watching.

Here’s our selection of Brittany’s best inland waterways; canals, rivers and lakes within an hour’s drive of Couetilliec Cottages. Please also see our Beaches and Coast and Islands pages.

A visit to at least one of the following canals, rivers and lakes during your stay is a must and can easily be combined with one or more of our suggested things to do.

Ruisseau de Saint-Vincent (300m)

Stream running along Couetilliec Cottages’ southern boundary; tributary of river Scorff . Lovely 6.5km self-guided circular walk/cycling route

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Kernascléden (10km)

Good for a rainy day. Bat museum. Historic church with interesting frescoes. Bistro. Horse riding nearby

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Plouay (13km)

Manehouarn park, over 50ha, offers BMX track, MTB routes, playground, fishing lakes, skate park and velodrome.

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St Nicolas des Eaux (23km)

Riverside restaurants. Lock. Park. Sculptures. Canoe and Pedalo hire. Chapels and fountain.

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La Faouet (25km)

Impressive covered marketplace. Outlying Gothic chapels. Art museum. 

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Pont Scorff (26km)

Two fantastic restaurants. Zoo. Art Gallery. Canoe hire. Golf nearby. 

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Pontivy (27km)

Indoor ball park. Indoor pool with slides (both good for a rain day). Restaurants. Chateau. Market. 50m outdoor pool.

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Hennebont (29km)

Large market. Impressive ramparts. National horse stud. Restaurants. Museum. Kerbihan Park.

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Quimperlé (32km)

Restaurants. Abbey. Historic centre. Small covered market. Bridge of flowers. Ancient open-air wash-house. Canoe hire.

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Pont Aven (48km)

Restaurants. Galleries. Historic centre. Art museum. Maze park. Chapel. Canoe hire.

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Josselin (62km)

Chateau. Church. Independent shops. Market. Doll museum. Park. Canoe / boat hire.

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Vannes (64km)

Historic centre. Ramparts. Parks and gardens. Restaurants. Cathedral. Markets.

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Beautiful Holiday Cottages in Brittany

Heated pool, 30 acres of lawns and woodland in a tranquil setting

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