You can hike freely around 100 hectares of forested parkland, and watch birds on the banks of the Odet estuary. It’s relaxing and peaceful, as is the château – a handsome hunting lodge built by eccentric nobles, now owned by easy-going Patrick and Barbora.
Here you can appreciate the simple pleasures of a good book, an easy chair and light jazz, and an apéro with your hosts and other guests. There’s a retro feel to the dining room, with black and white photos and 50s brocante, and breakfast is a typically French affair: bread, croissants, homemade jams, fruit, local organic yoghurt, but also cheese and eggs.
The estate is a lovely bubble – but burst out and explore: the nearby coast, the winding lanes and fish markets of Quimper, the architectural gems of Locronan, the artists’ village of Pont-Aven. Massages are available too.