Some love the art best – this handsome 17th-century manor brims with original works. For others it’s the peace of this rural hamlet, a few fields from a Roman village near Brittany’s Emerald Coast. Everyone delights in the company of Bérénice and Olivier, who host artists-in-residence and exhibitions twice yearly. And each guest has a favourite apartment, stacked in the manor’s west tower with spiral stairs at its core. Take La Terrasse for its – you guessed – leafy terrace, and its soaring oak ceilings, glass dining table, gorgeous bathroom. Above, Le Logis with magnificent stone fire and calming palette of rust red and soft beige. Or chic loft suite La Passerelle, like a ship’s bridge with swooping panoramas and bespoke metal stairs to mezzanine bedrooms. All have open fires, slick kitchens, sound systems, the works. Artists can hire two light-filled studios in the eaves. Outside, roses scamper under fruit trees while neatly trimmed bay trees pose by parasols. No-one disturbs the bucolic peace, but few resist taking a sketchbook or camera to seaside Dinard, walled Saint-Malo, the dramatic Pink Granite Coast.