Only a short ferry ride from Jersey, on an enormous beast of a catamaran, is continental Europe and the port of St. Malo, our jumping off point to the spectacular countryside of Brittany. Rolling green hills, farmland, quaint towns and opulent Chateau’s abound in one of the most beautiful regions of France. Growing up, Iain spent his summers piling into the family car towing along the caravan exploring this stunning country. One day his parents Kathy and Alan decided to purchase an adorable cottage on a quiet lane in the heart of Brittany to turn into a peaceful holiday retreat for the family. Being just a two and a half hour trip between home in Jersey and the Cottage in France we couldn’t resist Kathy’s suggestion of a leisurely week in the French countryside, doing what we do best; plodding about, eating delicious fresh French food and sampling their finest wines.