Emmanuelle and Antoine turned a ruin into a chic home with a handsome classical façade that belies modern interiors. The elegant, contemporary dining/sitting room is a lovely spot to sit; breakfast here or in the walled garden on patisserie and lashings of coffee. A wide staircase sweeps you up to smart bedrooms all individually styled with accent wallpaper, cool art and objet; gleaming bathrooms are piled high with towels. You’re in a leafy neighbourhood but you can stroll to restaurants and beach. Delightful Dinard, coastal walks and boat trips are all possible and it’s easy peasy for the Portsmouth ferry.