WITH the sandy beach stretching as far as the eye could see with hardly another soul on it and the kids playing in the shallow water, it was one of those times when a family holiday is everything you had hoped for.

We had made the trip to this secluded little cove that morning with the intention of just 'sussing out the area' as you do when just beginning your holidays but ended up setting up camp for the day, so gorgeous was the setting.

As with many such places in France there were no real amenities just a hilltop bar in the distance but having loaded up at the boulangerie earlier that day we literally needed nothing more to enjoy what is still one of the best beach days we have had.

While we would have been happy to keep going back to this little slice of paradise, there were many more little coves and beaches to explore during our time in the Domaine de Kerlann. Each with their own little character, be it rock pooling or just being in close proximity to a wonderful ice cream parlour, we were spoilt for choice in the region.

And that's if we even wanted to venture outside of our campsite - the Siblu holiday village in the Brittany region.

It ticked all the boxes of what makes a hassle-free family holiday. With two young kids, aged nine and five, we were after a good-sized pool, decent food, a fun entertainment team and well maintained facilities. What we got were several great pools (complete with slides) a splash zone, excellent food, an enthusiastic kids club crew, a fantastic onsite shop, range of sports facilities and a well-kept resort.

Our accommodation was a roomy, well equipped mobile home with plenty of outdoor space to sit and have meals, which was usually something barbecued. It was about a three-minute walk to the main complex where there was a great little shop, and entertainment centre that included a popular bar which hosted an array of entertainments, the karaoke was a particular highlight.

The pool complex was also popular with both indoor and outdoor pools to suit all weathers and swimming abilities. We went in late spring so at those times the weather did turn a bit overcast, we just headed inside where most days day they set up some inflatables and running tracks on the water for the kids, and some adults, to mess about on.

When not in the pool there was always the crazy golf, running track, football and tennis courts to keep the kids busy and active. There is also the option of renting bikes which was made really easy by the very helpful and friendly Siblu team. It was a great way to get around the park and also head out into the nearby towns and coast.

Although the kids were never happier than when in the water, we did prize them out to explore the local area. Pont-Aven was close by and is a wonderfully picturesque little town with lots of art galleries and cafes to while away your time.

The local village of Nevez was also home to a particularly lovely creperie where we found ourselves wandering into almost every time we popped into the town.

I was so taken with both the holiday park and location I was sorely tempted to inquire about renting a home on the park permanently which many people apparently do.

The resort was also very popular with French holidaymakers who use it just to come for a weekend break or after work for a few hours. It made for a really nice mix of guests.

Brittany has always been one of my favourite regions to visit in France and this holiday only reaffirmed my love of it. With just a four-hour drive from the ferry port, the journey to the area is very 'do-able' with a younger family.

We used Brittany Ferries for the crossing which, leaving from Portsmouth, meant only a half an hour journey time on the UK side. The trip across the channel was also much enjoyed by the kids who took advantage of the entertainments programme and the on-board cinema, which both started and rounded off our holiday nicely.