Taking a holiday in a rented Brittany property could be a good way to save money, it has been suggested.

In a feature on how to get away for less during the credit crunch, the Daily Telegraph said this was one of the options for people keen to go overseas without doing so on a large budget.

The paper gave the example of a detached house with wooden beams and stonework, in the village of Ploerdut near Morbihan, for which Brittany Ferries has secured a deal at £178 per person per week, including a ferry crossing from Plymouth to Roscoff.

Investors in Brittany property may wish to capitalise on the budget market by offering competitively priced rental accommodation.

UK tourism in Brittany is being expanded by Britons investing there, it has been noted.

Director of the Brittany Tourist Board Michael Dodds commented that "a few thousand" UK buyers have settled in the inland parts of the region, away from the coastal tourist hotspots.

He said they have been "a driving force" in encouraging more British tourists to visit the area’s forests and waterways.