We were unfamiliar with Brittany, having spent most holidays in the South and found the area delightfully normal in comparison.. We made much of the nearby walkable towns of Dinan and St Malo, easy to reach on quiet roads, with fine restaurants, interesting architecture and excellent shopping. These and the other local towns also have flourishing street markets - each on a different day to spread the pleasure.
Mordreuc is a peaceful haven of a few beautiful old stone-built houses with colourful gardens on the river. There is a café and a slipway (with its resident seal) for small boats. If you cycle there is a pleasant and easy ride to the village (Pleudihen) for the morning bread and croissants, a few minutes by car.
The house is spacious, immaculate, extremely comfortable and fully equipped. The garden is large, walled, tiered, a sun trap with fine views from the top level. It's a two- minute stroll to the beach, ideal for small children, and a delightful walk along the river path in the evening.
This is a relaxing place, somewhere to unwind and when the weather is good, unbeatable.