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Welcome to our Chambres d'hotes (bed and breakfast) in the beautiful surroundings of Port Launay just 2km from Chateaulin, Finistere, Brittany. We are open for our guests all year.

Built over 300 years ago "The Old Salt House" in Port Launay in the region of Finistère, Brittany is nestled on the banks of the Brest - Nantes canal, with outstanding and uninterrupted views over the countryside. The Old Salt House is one of our three B&Bs in the region.

 

The Nantes-Brest Canal runs just in front of The Old Salt House and, along its total length of 385 km it provides opportunities for cycling, walking, fishing and boating.  The quiet village of Port Launay has its own traditional bakery/patisserie and a small bar with shops and restaurants situated very close (2km) in the picturesque town of Châteaulin. Port Launay is in the National Parc Armorique and a short drive to the many local beautiful beaches in the bay of Douarnenez.  
Sympathetically restored by British craftspeople The Old Salt House has exceptional charm and character and has many nooks and crannies within its interesting and original features. Every day gives a new insight into the beauty and history of this very special house.  

The beautiful guest rooms are cleaned daily to a very high standard and you can have peace of mind that all linen is changed and supplies replenished after each guest. Something we know that not all B&Bs always offer! 

The house has style and grace that flows from the front door to the top of the house. It is like an adventure walking around and it makes you smile each time you enter a room. 

To wake up in the morning looking straight out to the waters that glisten and reflect the surrounding houses and boats is like waking up in a fairytale story.  Sometimes you just do not want to get out of bed...  

Having the bakery/patisserie next door is like a magnet drawing you in with the beautiful cakes and pastries and artisan breads...there is one strict rule in our home and that is "NO DIETING" ! 

Local supermarkets and traditional markets are well stocked with fresh and local produce. The many quality local products are so fresh that you are spoilt for choice. However, we do miss Marmite and Cadbury's chocolate!!!.......as much as we love France and the people and its surroundings I'm afraid some things we buy in the case load and bring back from the UK!!

We offer you luxury / deluxe B&B accommodation at 'The Old Salt House' and its sister B&B called 'Tranquil Waters' (both featured in this website) and very soon we will open our newest addition, of another quality B&B but with a few 'less frills' and therefore a more budget option. Something to suit everyone.

We now have a small dedicated team of colleagues to look after our guests across our three B&Bs, all year round. We are very fortunate to have such an experienced team to manage our B&Bs and in turn the team members have this great opportunity to meet many interesting people and to improve their French whilst working in beautiful Brittany.

So what are you waiting for?.......come and join us whether its just for a weekend break or Honeymoon or Property searches or even a treat for a family member. We can assure you of a truly warm welcome that you just will not want to leave!! 

The Old Salt House is inspected on a yearly basis under the Clévacances Quality Charterwhich is regulated under french law and guarantees quality, facilities and security of accommodation.  They rate accommodation between 1 and 4 keys.  We are very proud to have the  3 keys rating, which is only awarded to Bed and Breakfast properties of a  'superior'  standard. 

This rating also reflects the high quality products and services available free for all guests, to make their stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, these include:
     
  • Free WIFI 
  • Open all year
  • Discounted fares with Brittany Ferries
  • Local freshly sourced products for breakfast, with a wide range of choice
  • Fairtrade products in each room, such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate
  • Molton Brown toiletries, such as shampoos, shower gels, hand soaps and moisturisers
  • Hairdryers in every room, ironing facilities available for all guests
  • Complimentary drinks fridge with choice of wine, beer, soft drinks and water
  • Flat screen 22" LED televisions
  • Extensive tourist information
  • A wide choice of magazines and books 
  • Ample parking space for cars immediately outside the house
  

4 Quai Amiral Douguet, 29150 Port-Launay, France