Head ‘Into the Prairie’, for a little bit of family fun in Brittany, not far from the sea…

Liz, Corentin, Dara, Molly, Una & Róisín, welcome you to their self-catering cottages set in the Brittany countryside not far from the sea… Let your family adventure in Brittany start at Into the Prairie, you won’t be disappointed.

Brittany is a beautiful place to visit in the spring and early summer, beaches are quiet, and the plants are just coming into bloom. If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to stay at to explore what Brittany has to offer for a family holiday, then check out ‘Into the Prairie’ owned by Liz Lamour. Her beautiful cottages live up to their names, each having it’s very own personality, cosy, fun, trendy, pretty, romantic, sweet, cute and vintage! There is one for everybody and all offer a perfect base from which to venture.

Liz has eight self-catering cottages on her little prairie and B&B options too. Families are welcome all year round and if it’s a little chilly in the evenings most of the cottages have log burners to snuggle up in front of. We showcase the best three of her child-friendly holiday cottages, the ones with lots of baby and toddler equipment and that are perfect for young children.

The cottages are located in the Cotes d’Armor in Brittany near the village of Plelo and sit in a stunning rural location offering guests the best experience of Brittany country life, yet only 10 minutes from child-friendly beaches and fun attractions. Kids can run and skip in the fields while parents relax and admire the beauty.

The farm restaurant and shop is family-run too and is just 3km from the Prairie, and it’s here you will also find, swings, slides, pedal boats, gams, horses pigs, chickens and lots of walks and gardens to explore.

Last year Liz planted lots of produce in her gardens and guests enjoyed picking fresh salad, vegetables and herbs for their culinary delights, it was a hit and Liz has decided to do the same this year, local produce is also used in the family restaurant.

As Liz is a keen gardener, during the spring you will find lots of bulbs blooming all over the place, all of the gardens offer a wonderful place to relax outside when the weather is good, with a glass of wine or cup of tea while the kids have fun in the play area.

All little guests staying at ‘Into the Prairie’ get a complimentary pony ride or free tip on the pedal boats at the family restaurant, The Farm-Inn.

There are child-friendly beaches within 10 minutes drive to Into The Prairie and lots of family days out ideas from wildlife parks, mini golf, swimming pools, tree climbing, family cycling, adventure parks, world heritage sites and more.

It is hard to explain the beauty of this place, the stunning gardens and scenery and friendliness of the Lamour family, you will just have to try it out for yourself.

Into the Prairie – Holiday Tots picks of cottages at Into the Prairie

Here is a glimpse at a couple of the family-friendly holiday cottages available here:

Isidore is a fabulous old barn that has been rediscovered into a trendy holiday home. Liz has maintained much of its original aspect and it wouldn’t look out of place in a glossy homes magazine. The children’s bedroom is a suspended glass house! It also has its own private garden and terrace, two bedrooms and an open plan living space.

Maison de Anne

This is a quirky, vintage little holiday home with two bedrooms and a private garden. The relaxed feeling of this cottage really will offer a home from home experience.

This is just a taster of the child-friendly holiday cottages available at Into the Prairie, for more details take a look on The Holiday Tots website. They really do offer a fun and beautiful location to spend a family holiday in Brittany.

Please note: The family restaurant is open every day except Tuesdays in July & August and  from April to September, it is open on Friday night, Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch.

The rest of the year it is open on Friday nights and for Sunday lunch. Bookings must be made in advance.

At the time of writing Liz is offering 10% discount for guests who wish to stay in May.

Win a short family break in Brittany in one of these toddler friendly holiday cottages…

For your chance to win a holiday in Brittany for a family of four just visit our competition page on Holiday Tots.

There are seven stunning child-friendly holiday cottages to choose from all with a different character, situated in acres of farmland perfect for a toddler holiday in Brittany.

Located  only 10/15 minutes from the sea and several lovely sandy beaches they offer a fabulous base for a family holiday. Many have enclosed private gardens safe for toddlers with wonderful countryside views.

Just 3km away is the owners farm restaurant and the children will love the animals and pony rides.

From funky to romantic and everything in  between…

Travel info

Roscoff 1 hr 15
St Malo 1 hr 20
Brest 1 hr 30
Cherbourg 3 hrs 20

Enter Here.

Terms and conditions apply – see competition page. Competition closes midnight 23rd March 2017

Good Luck!!!

Brittany… why is it a good place for a family holiday?

Brittany map © Gwendal Le Mouel

Brittany map © Gwendal Le Mouel

Wonder what there is to do in Brittany and why so many young families visit year after year? Maybe it is its close proximity to the UK making it accessible with limited travel time, by car, boat, plane or train, or its history, culture and beaches. Here is an overview of what Brittany has to offer…

Sitting on the Northwest peninsular of mainland Europe, is the picturesque French province of Brittany. With a complex and jagged coast, Brittany is not only attractive to tourists; forty per cent of Brittany’s population live on the coast. And what a coast. With an astounding 1700 miles of coastline and countless beaches, Brittany is a haven for holiday makers.

But it’s so much more than that. It is rich with history; once upon a time, Brittany was a Celtic Duchy, The inhabitants still use its Celtic language, Breton and it was also known as ‘Petite Bretagne’ – Little Britain (and that’s nothing at all to do with the sketch show). It had close ties to the isles across the channel and is a place drenched in tradition. 

With a mild climate, Brittany is the perfect destination for families with young children – it’s family friendly beaches are in abundance it tends not to get too hot in summer and hardly ever snows. The province only shuts down for a few of months a year (December to Mid-February) so the season gets put on hold rather than ending.  While the beaches are alluring, there is a sheer abundance of things to do and see in Brittany, that you could go when the weather is cooler and still never have a dull moment.

Brittany’s diverse landscape means that if you venture west you will find forests to explore rather than sand grains. 


Ocean Opolis

Brittany homes many parks and gardens to explore at your leisure, art galleries to lose yourself in and for any animal lovers, travel west to find Brest’s educational aquarium, Ocean Opolis along with many zoos.

For the more adventurous holiday goers, there is a wide range of activities, from water parks and theme parks to sailing trips and canoeing along Brittany’s canals. Or perhaps you may like to visit Cite de la Voile in southerly Lorient – an interactive sailing museum.

Museede Bretagne

Museede Bretagne

On top of that there are plenty of outlets to educate you and broaden your knowledge. Want to learn all about Brittany itself? Why not visit Museede Bretagne in the east where they have lots going on for young children from stories with characters who live in the walls to puzzles and exploring. Or explore Brittany’s castles, which are dotted all over, still standing from its time as a Duchy, and let the childern let of steam and play at brave Knights and Princesses. Or if science is more your toddlers cup of tea, journey north and visit the Planetarium de Bretagne one of the largest in Europe – and dally among the stars. There really is an incredible amount to see and do.

Whatever you decide to do on your trip, ensure you make time to sample a pancake or two. Savoury pancakes, known as Galettes de Sarrasin (buckwheat pancakes), or sweet pancakes, Crêpes de Froment (wheat flour pancakes) are a Brittany speciality and must be tasted. There are pancake houses you can visit and try a galette for your main; with anything from a simple ham and cheese filling to something more special, followed by a sweet crepe for your desert. Wash them down with a Breton cider for a true Petite Bretagne experience.