This traditional 18th-century Breton farmhouse has stacks of character and sits in rolling countryside, just minutes from fine beaches. Friendly, enthusiastic hosts decamped from London to set up snug bedrooms under the eaves in nautical blue and white. A fresh, open living space downstairs with lofty beams, a huge granite fireplace, comfy sofas and a baby grand. Borrow bikes (excellent cycle routes) and kayaks and make for the glorious coastline; forage for oysters, take a ferry to tiny offshore islands. Nearby La Roche-Bernard has chic boutiques and eateries; there’s a relaxing garden and small overground pool to come home to.