Joaquin has done wonders with Domaine de Moulin Mer, taking one of Brittany’s elegant mansions and giving it a facelift worthy of its grandeur. City souls will revel in the sea air coming off the Atlantic and there’s a wellness centre with hammam, Jacuzzi et al, so you’ll sleep soundly in your Louis XVI bed.
You arrive through a gated entrance sheltered by palm trees and with graceful steps up to the front door. The gardens are yours to wander, abundant with olives and eucalyptus trees.
Joaquin can provide (according to availability and his whim) inventive dinners using only the best local produce, just the thing for warming up after bracing coastal walks through the snoozy villages of this pin-drop quiet peninsula.