At high tide the sea laps at the edge of the garden and a little dingy invites you to explore; at low tide you can walk to a bar! From this simple seaside house with blue shutters the view is incomparable… in the misty distance we glimpsed the largest lighthouse in France. Outside is for barbecues, ball games and big slate terraces. Inside: a serene smattering of paintings and antiques, pale blue sofas, aqua-white beams, logs for real fires. Off the low-ceilinged living room, a sliding door decorated with a lovely repro Old Master opens to a TV den, and a bedroom too. Up the painted staircase in the corner you find four seasidey bedrooms on the first and second floors, with stripped floors and chalky colours, a wonderful painting here, a beautiful antique there, and bathrooms simple and white with Italian showers. The nearest shops are in Lilia (5km), the nearest big town is Brest (25km), and the ferry for the islands is at Perros, a five-minute drive. White sand beaches demand to be explored and sailors and kite-surfers will be in clover. All you hear are the birds, the wind and the sea.