Close to the walled town of Vannes and the Gulf of Morbihan, Jantine and Jacques’ house and 35 acres lie in undulating country where horses, goats and Highland cattle graze and clematis clambers. Light-filled bedrooms, the most comfortable on the first floor, are crisp and comfy.
An organic à la carte breakfast will set you up for the day: homemade jams, yogurts, eggs from the chickens, brioche vendéenne and Sunday cakes – ham, cheese and croissants too if requested. Have a nap in the enclosed gardens, sip an espresso in the tiny salon, enjoy the heated indoor pool.
There are shops and restaurants nearby – your hosts can recommend some serving local produce. Vannes is 10 minutes away and you’re perfectly placed to explore the Gulf of Morbihan’s many islands and coastal paths too. Head to the west side for Locmariaquer’s sandy beaches, Quiberon’s stunning coastline and pretty port Auray for culture and history. Across the gulf discover the impressive thirteenth-century Château de Suscinio – all about a 30-minute drive.