You can catch the ferry to Roscoff and your Roscoff holiday rental directly from Cork or Plymouth, but don’t be put off by the fact it’s a port town, as Roscoff has beautiful beaches. It is also the town that gave us Brits the stereotype of Frenchmen with strings of onions around their necks – visit the Maison des Johnnies in the town centre to find out all about them.
Brittany is arguably more famous, though, for its sweet foods, and everyone who chooses a holiday cottage Roscoff will want to try plenty of sweet and savoury crepes, galettes and the famous Breton kouign amann butter cake. Head down to nearby Plouescat and visit La Miellerie, a charming shop selling all kinds of honey and honey related goods. High quality seafood is also available in abundance in this area, and just outside Roscoff is the Brasserie-Cidrerie Kerav’ale, which has been producing craft beers and cidres since 2005. You can buy bottles of it there, or even a keg of 20 or 25 litres – one to enjoy back home or at your Roscoff holiday cottage?
Roscoff and the surrounding area have plenty of walking trails – for those that like to keep active, or want to counter the impact of all those crepes! In addition, there are plenty of cycle routes and places to rent bikes. Take your bike all the way down to Morlaix or Saint Pol de Léon to see more of this lovely area, or take the ferry to Ile de Batz, a small island just 15 minutes away by ferry, which is home to a great botanical garden and some fabulous beaches. If you rent a holiday home in Roscoff, you needn’t even rent a car to do all that exploring!