A small stone mill in a simply beautiful setting. Come to lap up the sea views, walk the magnificent coast path. and ponder by the waterfall that tumbles down the wooded hill, feeding the brook that powered the old wheat mill. It’s one of three in the rambling grounds of the turreted manor, owned by the same family for three hundred years. They’re often away so Thierry and Mme Bigot take care of guests – laying on wood and local specialities. Wooden steps lead to the no-frills, L-shaped kitchen/living room: a dining table by a granite hearth and wood-burning stove; a sofa-bed and coffee table; plenty of books (French & English) and maritime maps on sunshine yellow walls. The curtain-free windows let in loads of light and that inspiring seascape. Sky-lit, simple and comfy bedrooms are under the eaves, up a steep, ladder-style stair; the bath’s downstairs with washer and dryer. Nearby: a super-equipped sailing school, sandy beaches, coves with little harbours. The area is famous for its lobster and crab catch, you can stroll to a great restaurant for dinner, and a terrace across the brook is the perfect spot for lunch.