Mature elegance meets modern chic at the ‘end of the earth’ in this 16th-century merchant’s house teetering on the Finistère coast. Around it, Le Conquet bustles with fishermen and ferries, boutiques and the weekly Tuesday market.
Inside, bathrooms have been cleverly squeezed into all ten bedrooms (some are sectioned from the room by half-glazed walls or low panels). Find exposed stone, customised furniture and oak shutters; bright oil paintings (for sale) add a splash. Children will love the jaunty boat theme of the bunk-bedded ‘Petite Vinotière’.
Walk the Kermorvan Peninsula, paddle on the local beach, have fishy fun at Brest’s Océanopolis, a shortish drive. No outdoor space but adults can retire to the hotel’s Salon de Thé for cakes and organic teas – the perfect pick-me-up before more exploring.