These charming B&Bs, guesthouses and gtes offer comfortable pitstops on a French adventure, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may prove hard to leave
Manoir de Troezel Vras, Brittany
Strawberries, squash, lemon verbena and lettuce come from Franoise Mayniers immaculately kept gardens just inland from Brittanys Pink Granite Coast. She also keeps a couple of donkeys, three cats and six hens who overlook the sculptures and ancient rose bushes in the five gardens, separate cottage and ponds. The manor has four rooms and an apartment, all done out in Breton stripes and nautical chic. The table dhtes set dinner, which Franoise prepares herself, usually involves fish and seafood, such as thick slabs of cod, prawns and crab. As the local fishermen dont go out on Sundays, a typical Monday evening meal might be melon and mint soup, then chicken in cider followed by roast peach with gingerbread. Franoise also does an exceptional far breton, a custard-based sponge cake with prunes.
Doubles 90, dinner 25, +33 2 96 22 89 68, troezel-vras.com