A great little family retreat for fans of coastal Brittany. Just a grassy stroll from the lovely, sandy beach at Bot Conan and in its own leafy garden; 12 miles from fortified Concarneau, with its galleries and Friday market and close to the cathedral city of Quimper. From the outside it’s a traditional Breton stone cottage. Inside it’s simply, practically organised to make the most of light and space: an open-plan, well-equipped kitchen/living space; dining table with bench seats, sofa, wicker chairs and a wood-burning stove (fuel supplied); terracotta tiling, blue/grey paintwork. The ground floor bedroom has south and west facing windows and a good bathroom. And upstairs, comfortably under the eaves, are the tongue-and-groove panelled triple and twin-bedded rooms and a shower room. Busiest in high summer of course, super-quiet off season. Take a boat to the Glénan Archipelago, go surfing and sailing, walking and golfing nearby. Borrow bikes, canoes and paddle boards, and use the hot tub and sauna of the owners’ neighbouring glamping site (open May – Oct). Just an easy hour and twenty minutes’ drive from Roscoff.