On a small side road that winds along the coastline, surrounded by huge old cypresses and pines, the villa faces west overlooking the lovely Sables Blancs beach: a five-minute walk and perfect at low tide. The garden is more English than French, the climate is warm – roses and lilies grow in profusion. On the lower ground floor, this pair of gîtes have French doors opening onto their own terraces and the ever-changing moods of a vast Breton sea panorama. The grey leather sofas are comfortable, the tiled floors are ideal for beach-sandy feet, and a cot and high chair are available. Bedrooms are colourful and inviting, with lace curtains for privacy; fresh and sparkling bathrooms have good showers. Well-equipped kitchens have cheerful, pretty china, and modern comforts include central heating and WiFi. In the villa above live the owners: friendly, well-travelled and happy to advise. The charming seaside village rejoices in an excellent brasserie as well as several restaurants, a weekly market and concerts in the local church.