You can horse-ride or hike freely around 100 hectares of forested parkland, and watch birds on the banks of the Odet estuary, which flows into the Atlantic eight kilometres away. It’s relaxing and peaceful, as is the château – a tall, 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 salons and dining room, with their black and white photos and 50s brocante, and a fresh, sunny feel to the south-facing bedrooms: tall windows, low beds, colourful linen. (If you tend to quibble over the tap end, ‘South Suite’ has two candlelit baths.) The estate is a lovely bubble – but burst out and explore: the winding lanes and fish markets of Quimper, the tall ships of Locranon, the artists’ village of Pont-Aven, and a string of quaint ports, beaches and seafood restaurants. In the morning, perhaps a Breton crêpe with chèvre frais and honey from Barbora’s native Lithuania. Massages are available.