Everyone loves Kerlédan – its gargoyles, its décor, its theatrical flourishes, and its hosts’ love of life. Peter and Penny have resurrected a 15th-century manor in lush Finistère and created a haven. Wander the orchards, admire the topiary and smell the roses.
After a day spent in the enchanting forest of Huelgoat (clambering over boulders, swimming in the lake), you are greeted with aperitifs as the sun goes down, and candlelit dinner with guests by the fire. Penny’s cooking includes produce from the potager, and the atmosphere is informal and warm.
Wake to birdsong and breakfast and set off for Carhaix, the old Roman capital of Brittany. It’s a 15-minute stroll.