The grounds of the château are vast and the trees spectacular. Guests can freely wander and if you go down through the forest to a brook you’ll find a pretty place for a picnic. There’s space for special occasions too, with two chapels, an indoor events room and luxury ‘glamping tent’.
The northern wing of this 19th-century château is occupied by the owner’s mother, and the southern wing is yours. Look forward to grand proportions, great views, and a hamper that includes wines, chocolates and eggs from the hens. There’s a galley kitchen next to the dining room, and a central sitting area upstairs.
Pedal off for patisseries and croissants in tiny Saint-Priest-les-Fougères (2.5km). Shop and eat in Jumilhac-le-Grand (6km), whose square is dominated by a glorious 15th-century château. Later, light the fire pit and marvel at the stars.