Settle into this glorious 18th-century farm building with vast private gardens. The ground floor is one big living/dining area, with tiled floors, local stone walls and a wood-burning stove at its heart. Lounging on the sofa with a book, enjoy the dazzling view of the 11th-century church of Carlucet.
The kitchen is up a couple of steps and has all the kit you’ll need and plenty of room to cook as a team, plus a big table for sociable meals. You’ll find a hamper of local bread, wine, cheese and snacks as well as all the basics. There’s tons of room for everybody and bedrooms (all air-conditioned) have their own en suite bathroom too.
Hire bikes or enjoy wonderful walks from the door. Stroll through chestnut groves and farmland, past ancient monastery ruins to Saint-Crépin – the owners can give you maps and guides. They also host painting, photography, yoga and French courses. Return to much peace and quiet and a cooling swim or a doze in the garden.