Damgan, on the southern coast of Brittany, is twenty-four miles away with many other beaches within easy reach. Carnac, with it's beach and prehistoric stone alignments, is just the other side of Vannes, which is approximately 25 miles from Rochefort. Vannes is on the Gulf of Morbihan, which can be explored by taking one of the many boat rides which leave from Vannes or other points around the Gulf.
If you like to walk, you will enjoy the hills above the cottage or you can drive to the coast to walk the coastguards path. There are many small roads to explore by bicycle and the towpath of the Nantes-Brest canal system is easily accessible at St. Martin-sur-Ouest and Malestroit.