Set in peaceful countryside and just 5km from the sea, this striking 18th-century château has been restored with great care by Bernard and Inaki. It is filled with startlingly bold colours, striking fabrics, fine paintings and antique pieces. Bedrooms have big canopied beds, marble fireplaces and spotless bathrooms with individual flourishes. You breakfast on fresh bread and apple cake from the local baker, honey from the estate hives and eggs from the chickens. Take the bikes for a spin, visit nearby seaside towns and discover bracing coastline before returning to supper on the terrace and a stroll through the grounds.