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Unusual accommodation in nature Seven recommendations for original overnight stays

Unusual accommodation in nature

Are you looking for escape, as much as peace and quiet? Try the experience of one or more atypical nights in the heart of nature in Brittany! Here are seven ideas for unusual accommodation in nature, to get away from your daily life.

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Sculpture-huts at La Belle Folie

La Belle Folie

A caravan perched on a standing stone? No, you aren’t dreaming! In Ploemel, the huts at La Belle Folie are uniquely designed and won’t fail to surprise you. Here you will sleep in true works of modern art. Built from bio-sourced or recycled materials “Keravan”, “Superpausée” tent, “Cactus” or “Tissée” houses are all nestled at the heart of a small wood, just a few minutes from the beaches of Quiberon bay. La Belle Folie also has a restaurant with set menus. It offers simple local dishes to be enjoyed under a large glass house where banana trees and guava trees grow. Escapism guaranteed!  

 

La Belle Folie


With the forest as a backdrop, in Domaine de Treuscoat

Domaine du Treuscoat

A forest immersion at Domaine de Treuscoat in Pleyber-Christ. Half-way between Morlaix bay and Monts d’Arrée, the site offers three types of unusual accommodation on 48 hectares of wood listed as a protected natural area. You can choose between an Alpine yurt in a clearing, a tree-house, or even a suspended nest in the middle of the trees to really get close to nature. There is no network here! You only connection is with nature. Explore the different trails through the domain. After your walk, you can relax in the sauna! What advantages does the site offer? It has the only Parcabout® (treetop adventures) in Finistère and organises pony rides. Children will love it!

 

Domaine du Treuscoat


In a Picasso railcar in Lanester

Lanester

To take a break from everyday routine, next stop: Lanester! Sitting on its railway track, an authentic Picasso railcar from the 50s has been “recycled” into two original lodges. Inside there are leatherette benches, folding tables, luggage stands, bunks, etc. to plunge you into the atmosphere of train journeys. You can even pretend you’re the driver in the raised square-shaped cab. Windows with crank handles from the time open onto a floral garden. Each lodge has its own dining area. But you can also try out the “Che-minot,” and “Première classe” menus at the Auberge du chemin de fer, next door.

 

Gites du Picasso


In a tiny house, in the grounds of Pommorio castle

Château de Pommorio

Castle life, on a reduced scale! Try the tiny house experience, at the heart of the Pommorio property, between Saint-Brieuc and Paimpol. You’ll have 7.5 m² in which to live in one of the 20 tiny-houses on the estate, set up like a little village in the prairie. You’ll want for nothing inside: a lounge, a kitchen corner, a mini bathroom and a mezzanine bed, accessible via a sliding ladder. Made in “Dinard”, these tiny houses are 100% self-sufficient and mobile. Do you want even more peace and quiet? Just have your tiny house rolled to the middle of the woods! Electric bikes are available for you to reach the seaside, just 800 m away.

 

Pommorio


Under the apple trees in Domaine de Lann Hallate

Domaine de Lann Hallat

In Domaine de Lann Hallat, at the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan, calm and serenity reign. There are four atypical lodges in a countryside setting. You can choose from the chalet floating on its pond, the fisherman’s hut at the bottom of the (large) garden, the “bubble suite” for a night under the stars (or close to, anyway!) and the Mongolian yurt on the edge of the woods. Don’t hesitate to stroll through the pine trees, or you could even go for a boat ride. Especially, bite into the apples from the family orchard. This organic orchard has 2,000 trees producing nine varieties. You can enjoy them as pure juice at breakfast.

 

Lann Hallat


Go nomadic in a Tip Top caravan

Une caravane Tip Top

Very small, very cute and very comfortable! The two mini Tip Top caravans, which can be hired from Nids en escale, are bound to delight fans of nomadic holidays. Inspired by the American Teardrops, they are divided into two compartments, one side with a bedroom and the other side with a fully-fitted kitchen area. Their teardrop shape is adorable, giving them a very cosy look. Once coupled to your vehicle, all you have to do is set off on your travels and find a spot for the night. By the sea or in the Breton countryside? It’s up to you. Are you short on ideas? Nids en escale has come up with five routes for you.

 

Nids en escale


In a fishery in the Brière marshes 

Marais de Brière

The rustling of the reeds, the lapping of the water… Treat yourself to a bucolic break in the Bière marshes. On the edge of the Brivet, a large fishery can accommodate up to 4 people. Offering simple comfort, the hut on stilts is self-powered thanks to solar panels. Access to water is sustainably managed. You can enjoy a clear view of the nature reserve from the little terrace. The view is all the more beautiful as the first pink rays of dawn appear or at dusk with the red shades of the sunset.  Net fishing? Yes, it works! It’s the perfect opportunity to try this traditional fishing method.

 

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