Manoir de Kergrec'h
, 15 Hent Kergrech, Plougrescant, Brittany.
Hotel Manoir de Kergrec'h overlooks the sea at Plougrescant, between Perros-Guirec and Paimpol. Built in the 17th century from the famous pink granite of the area, this former Breton manor house is enveloped in a garden of hydrangeas and agapanthas. The wooded estate runs to about 70 acres and is skirted by the long-distance footpath that runs along the Côte de Granit Rose (Pink Granite Coast).
The interior of the hotel retains many old architectural features, notably the stone spiral staircase that rises up through the turret (every French country house must have a turret!). The dining room where the daily breakfast is served includes an inglenook fireplace constructed of huge blocks of carved granite. Elsewhere there are lots of more modest fireplaces, usually of marble. The hotel has a bar with a comfy seating area, a large sitting room.
The 11 guest rooms are all very different, and include a duplex room and family suites that will accommodate up to 5 guests. Among the double rooms, one benefits from hydromassage bath and shower and the garden room on the ground floor is suitable for guests wit reduced mobility. In keeping with the history of the house, the furnishings include a number of antiques.
The nearest beach is half a kilometre away but the real beauty of this place is the rocky granite coastline which is ideal for walking, and from nearby L'Arcouest it's possible to take the little ferry over to explore the Isle de Brehat.