I spotted La Ferme du Vent a few months ago as we were looking for a special present for my parents’50th wedding anniversary. They love Brittany and I thought this would be really perfect for them. We didn’t manage to arrange this but I haven’t forgotten the idea and may organise this for their 55th wedding anniversary!
Because there is a lot to like!
First of all, it’s owned by the Roellinger family, of Michel’s fame, the Michelin starred restaurant. Second of all it has a fantastic position, right next to Château Richeux, facing the sea and the Mont Saint Michel. And finally the spa treatments have a big focus on feet health and I love reflexology!
The Roellinger already had several houses but these new ones really appeal as they combine the rough Brittany stones with the warmth of furs, fire and wood inside.
The hosts sleep in five Kleds. In Breton language, Kled means wind shelter. Outside the strong structure and stones give that sense of barrier against the elements. Inside, the space is big, warm, cosy.
You just want to pour yourself a cup of tea and sit in front of the big windows admiring the view.
Some also have comfortable bathtubs to relax in front of the sea. The light floods them all, served by large windows.
A very special spa with feet focused treatments
The spa is actually called Celtic Baths here: an alchemy between Ayurvedic medicine and the treasures of the Brittany coast.
You enter this flooded barn via a room where a huge fireplace with three fires shed light and warmth amongst granite. The indoor pool has against the current swimming so that you can do laps even if the length is not olympic style. There is a sauna too.
On the right of the baths, a small door opens to the treatment room facing the sea. It’s Gwen’s domain, the very expert reflexologist. The only treatments you can have there are for the feet. I would be so in heaven there as reflexology is always the treatment I choose above anything else.
This place is for those who want to unwind. There is no TV and limited internet connection. You are left alone with diner delivered to your room. And given the pedigree of the family, you can be sure it’s going to be delicious.
You are left with the sea, the wind, the fire, the long walks on the seaside and a clear, relaxed and detoxed mind. Take me there right now!
La Ferme du Vent, Maisons de Bricourt, Brittany
- 5 kleds, from 40 to 70 square meters
- Accessible to people with reduced mobility
- From 275 Euros, including breakfast
- Some rooms can have a third child bed (30 Euros extra) and one has a room with bunk beds
- Bikes for hire
- Nearest airport is Dinard, you can then take a taxi , which will take 20 min. Check Directions for options from your home.