On the outskirts of tiny Saint Cadou in the heart of the Parc Naturel d’Armorique is a 17th-century presbytery flanked by two houses: a retreat of gites at the end of the drive. Not only are the gites beautiful and the detailing second to none but the hosts are hospitable, professional and unfailingly generous. Aided by a black cat and a springer spaniel (bring your dog if you want it to be spoiled) Ben and David have created a place of serenity and charm. The Priory, dating from 1640, oozes history and spreads itself over three floors, with a French hunting lodge of a sitting room, a dining room that seats eight and a fabulous kitchen opening to the garden. The Granary is a family cottage for six; the Hayloft and Stable are boltholes for two, both single storey, the latter a B&B studio. Everyone has private outdoor space, logs are on the house, bikes are available, breakfasts and dinners can be requested (local, seasonal, delicious) and owls hoot you to sleep. You can shop and eat in Sizun (7km); cycle on the Velo Vert; swim off golden sand beaches (and fly fish) at Lac du Drennec, a two-minute drive.