Table d’hôtes round the convivial table is the inspiration behind this B&B – which, being perfectionists, this couple do so well. Dinner, locally sourced, sounds delicious, while vegetables come from an immaculate potager. The interiors of their new but traditional village house are equally manicured: the L-shaped living room; the bedrooms, colour-themed and French-cosy, two on the ground floor, their tiles topped by rugs, two under the eaves with honey-coloured boards; all large and super-comfortable. Historic St Omer is a must – for music and markets, bric-a-brac and breweries. Tremendous value.