Mature elegance meets modern chic at the ‘end of the earth’ – that’s the feel at this 16th-century merchant’s house teetering on the Finistère coast. Around it, Le Conquet bustles: fishermen and ferries sail from the port, boutiques cluster, the market confabs every Tuesday. Inside lies innovation: squeezing bathrooms into all ten bedrooms has required a clever use of light and space and some bathrooms are sectioned from the bedroom by half-glazed walls or low panels. Quirky perhaps, but stylish to a fault: La Vinotière is part-owned by an interior decorator. Exposed stone, customised furniture, neutral colours and oak shutters convey class; bright oil paintings (for sale) add a splash. Most fun is for kids: bunk-bedded ‘Petite Vinotière’ is like a ship’s cabin so little ones can sleep like sailors before paddling on the local beach. You can walk the Kermorvan Peninsula or have fishy fun at Brest’s Océanopolis, a shortish drive. No outdoor space but adults can retire to the hotel’s Salon de Thé whose comfy confines offer cakes and organic teas – the perfect pick-me-up before more exploring.