There’s a 20 percent discount applicable to all Brittany Ferries sail-and-stay gite, cottage and casa holidays for customers who book before 25 October. Launched this week, the offer is available for breaks throughout the year, including Easter, spring half-term break and the school summer holidays.
Booking early secures a choice of accommodation in some of the most beautiful areas of France and Spain, to which Brittany Ferries sails directly from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth. It also guarantees space on the most popular routes and crossings, and particularly for cabins at weekends, many of which are booking up fast for next year’s summer season.
“The offer promises big savings for customers and Brittany Ferries remains one of the few operators to take a modest £40 per person deposit to secure the holiday,” commented Christiane Barker, Brittany Ferries general manager holidays. “The balance is payable six weeks before departure, and this helps spread the cost of holidays for families into 2017 as we head towards the Christmas period.”
As well as limited cabin space on some crossings, popular parts of France and Spain are already booking fast for the summer season. Properties close to beaches and those with their own pools are understandably the first to sell out, but this year the team has seen particularly strong demand for accommodation in the Finistère region of Brittany.
“Properties in Southern Brittany are current hot spots and many bookings are from customers who stay year after year,” added Barker. “This isn’t really surprising of course. Once you’ve experienced the beauty of Southern Brittany and have seen how accessible it is from our ports of arrival like Roscoff and St Malo, it’s hard not to keep coming back.”
Examples of popular properties in Finistère, still with some availability at the height of next summer include:
Pont Kereon, Bannalec
This single-storey, terraced cottage with capacity for four people is well situated in a stunning part of Brittany. Bannalec is within walking distance and hosts a range of bars, restaurants and shops – with sandy beaches beckoning to the south. Book by 25 October: save up to £139 on ferry-inclusive prices, from £533 in low season to £698 in high season (before discount).
Lechiagat, Treffiagat, near Pont l’Abbé
Well positioned, this modern detached bungalow is only 500m from local shops and a sandy beach. It’s also near the busy fishing port of Guilvinec, an ideal place to purchase the local catch of the day. This part of south Brittany is a popular holiday area that boasts fantastic beaches and family seaside resorts such as Bénodet, just along the coast. Book by the 25 October: save up to £245 on ferry-inclusive prices, from £874 in low season to £1229 in high season (before discount).
Neulliac, near Pontivy
Sleeping five, this dog friendly, mid-terrace property boasts a shared swimming pool with extensive grounds and direct access to the river Blavet and the Nantes-Brest canal. It’s the perfect spot for walks, cycling and fishing. Close by is Pontivy, an attractive market town complete with 15th century château. Book by the 25 October: save up to £197 on ferry inclusive prices from £504 in low season to £986 in high season (before discount).