Settle in to the France of your dreams: two rustic-chic gîtes, one for eight, the other five, great for friends and family. Fancy a gathering? No problem: further gîtes take the overflow. Imagine mellow stone farm buildings with blue shutters, green rolling hills and sleepy cows, and a little village you can walk to. Ploërdut (1.4km) has a church, two shops, pizzeria, restaurant-bar, and a small square that comes to life on a Friday: the market bursts with Brittany produce, the bread comes hot from the traditional wood-fired oven. Bev, Warren and little Freddie live (most of the time) on site, offer you cider and local biscuits and cakes – and home-grown produce when they can; they put on treasure hunts for the kids and share their local knowledge. For young families this is hard to beat: above-ground pool, a swing in the trees, a stash of toys, ball-friendly lawns; perfect low season, peaceful spot for couples, artists, writers… too. As for the gîtes, they’re gorgeous with white walls, tiled floors, comfy sofas, chic bathrooms, cute kitchens. Maison du Puits has lofty beams, L’Ecurie is open all winter – both have roaring wood-burners.