There’s a fairytale feel to this pair of tall narrow houses in a quiet cobbled backstreet. You don’t quite know what to expect but you know you’re somewhere rare and special. Inside, stairs and steps in all directions link little rooms; age-old beams and sloping ceilings contrast with imaginative décor and modern luxury. Josette, a globe-trotting lawyer, knows a thing or two about what’s required of a guest bedroom… Looking down over the haphazard roofs of medieval Honfleur, the miniature terraced garden and fountain, delightfully formal, add to the pleasure. Breakfasts are divine.