Like a doll’s house: a one-up, one-down cottage in a tiny village lane, this is an entrancing place that doesn’t feel in the least cramped; every inch of space has been used to simple, stylish effect. Ceramic tiles cover the open-plan ground floor, a Moroccan rug, bright armchair and sofa add colour; diminutive windows are hung with cream cotton tatting done by Julie’s great aunt; a tiny, perfect kitchen is tucked under the steep stairs. Bedroom and bathroom are up under the rafters where Julie’s paintings decorate the walls and the low bed, flanked by niche lights, is covered with gingham: curl up here with a book or a DVD. Admire Jez’s expert carpentry on the bath panelling (but don’t expect to lie full stretch in the bath: it’s three-quarter size). You’ll like Julie and Jez. They are helpful, laid back, former teachers and live five minutes away. If you want to avoid going in search of restaurants in nearby Gouarec, book an excellent vegetarian meal with them. A terrific place for a couple – though not if you’re at all creaky. Listen to the church bells and enjoy the lavender in the garden.