Ceramic masks on the façade of this charming Norman B&B greet you with a smile. Delightful Anne and convivial Andrea have transformed this half-timbered longère into a peaceful rural retreat. Ancient beams remain in some cosy bedrooms, offset by white walls and colourful bed linen, but creatively tiled en-suites are supremely modern and views soar over the big, lawned, garden. Huddle around the open fire in a sitting room furnished with antiques and comfy sofas. Feast on hearty breakfasts of fresh bread, local cheese and Sicilian pastries. Sandy beaches are close – you can borrow the family’s beach hut at Blonville!