The rewards for winding down to, then up from, the river are richly simple: tranquillity laced with bird-song and great views from the deck and the main bedroom. Get up early to the mist rising from the river and contemplate a spot of gentle kayaking from the beach below; sit out for sunsets and the sound of settling wildlife.
Jean-Yves’ welcome basket gives you a taste of the excellent local food: head for Crozon for the best organic food market in the area, and for its excellent boulangerie/patisserie. Meals at the 2* Michelin Auberge des Glazicks at Plomodiern are a treat, or keep it informal and walk a few miles across Terenez for seafood.
And do take time to explore the Crozon peninsula…over the 515m span of the Térénez bridge are pretty villages, hidden creeks and sea caves, and wide, often deserted beaches – great for surfing and for strolling. You’re half an hour from Finistère’s port city of Brest, its station and airport.