Ploerdut, France

Self-catering Ploerdut Holiday Cottages and Houses

Ploërdut is found in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region of north-western France. Ploërdut is a rural community, consisting of several spread out hamlets, situated in the Pays Pourlet.  Ploërdut is very hilly! The highest point (285 metres above sea level) is located at the extreme north near the town of Locuon. Ploërdut has several wooded areas: le bois de Lochrist, le bois de Quénépozen, le bois de Launay, le bois de Kerservant. There are an abundance of local rivers including the Scorff, the Ellé and the Aër.

Neighbouring town Guémené sur Scorff is well worth a look when staying in your Ploërdut holiday rental cottage. The most impressive sight is the 14th century Porterie - the entrance to what was the old castle. An important market town, Guémené is valued for its ancient buildings that make up the town centre. One of Brittany's oldest taverns, Les Trois Marchands, has been serving customers since the mid 17th century – a must see when you rent self-catering holiday accommodation in Ploërdut, France!

When you visit Ploërdut, just 17 kilometres away is Les Forges des Salles. The forges consist of an 18th century charcoal factory and an entire village related to the original works, now registered as a National Historic Monument. The Forges des Salles are open to the public during late spring to early autumn.

23 kilometres away is Pontivy and it’s definitely worth a visit when you stay in a holiday home in Ploërdut. The old town boasts an impressive 15th century Chateau des Rohan. A medieval moated castle in the centre of the town, it’s surrounded by streets of half-timbered houses. The other part of the town, instigated by Napoleon, is a more regimented design with straight roads of 18th century townhouses.

Travelling to your Ploerdut holiday rental property; The closest airport to Ploerdut is Saint-Brieuc (59km) offering flights with Skybus. Other airports include: Dinard  (105 km), Rennes  (115 km), and Brest  (93 km). Dinard offers flights with Ryanair and Aurigy Air Service to and from the UK. Rennes is served by Flybe and Brest by Flybe and Ryanair. Roscoff is the nearest port offering Brittany Ferries from Plymouth and Cork and Irish Ferries from Rosslare. St Malo also offers Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth and Condor Ferries from Weymouth, Poole, Guernsey and Jersey. If you prefer the train, the nearest station is at Loudeac. Journey time to Paris Montparnasse is approximately 4 ½ hours – with a change at St Brieuc.

Brittany is warmer and drier than the south of England, particularly in summer. The south coast of Brittany can be scorching in July and August. However, being in the north west of France, the weather can also set be wet at any time of the year.