A pretty lane leads through the lush Scorff river valley to the sunny courtyard of this ancient, peaceful hamlet – just two cottages and the owners’ house! Denise chose Morbihan partly because the climate suits her passion for gardening and it shows: outdoors in the landscaped private gardens of each cottage and indoors where cut flowers are a treat. The welcome basket is generous too, as is the big basket of logs and bikes to bolt off on if the mood takes you. The cottages share, but have separate times to enjoy, the big, open-air hot tub, and both have an appealingly traditional/fresh style with a seriously ramped-up level of comfort. In Jasmine, a lovely master bedroom and twin room under lofty ceilings, a beamed, south-facing sitting room. In Orchid (all ground level), a huge oak sleigh bed and handmade kitchenette. In both, clever bath/shower rooms, excellent equipment, fine linen, fluffy towels. Guemene-sur-Scorff is a 10 minute drive, Pontivy 20 minutes – and do visit the Abbaye de Bon Repos and the Château de Josselin.