This handsome manoir in big peaceful gardens has been lovingly restored by Claude, who speaks six languages, and equally well-travelled Agnès; both are charming and friendly – to you and your dog. Theirs is a fascinating house dating from 1510, with French windows opening to a south-facing terrace and a salon lined with oak panelling; relax by the blazing fire. Bedrooms, comfortable, traditional and upstairs, are dominated by dark ships’ timbers; the port of St Malo is close, so are golden sand beaches – perfect for woofy walks. Breakfast is served beneath the chandelier and there’s an annual garden party in the grounds. Marvellous.