Catherine and Regis’ infectious joie de vivre is a real tonic. Widely travelled, they love to share their chosen region and cheerful, modern home. It’s full of colour and maritime references; in a quiet hamlet 4k from the bustle of La Trinité-sur-Mer. The first-floor guest area a simple, spacious, jaunty retreat. Good French breakfasts have the added bonus of freshly baked bread and galettes de blé noir, home-laid eggs and a view of the south-facing garden; fields and woods beyond. They even have electric car charging too – all very easy and friendly.