Rural and peaceful with barely the sound of a tractor humming over birdsong – you’re in the depths of the Dordogne and it feels good. All that surround you are gardens with a touch of the wild-side, rolling pastures and woodlands.
Fill your days canoeing in Sainte Foy nature reserve (they’ll pick you up at the door), vineyard visits and hot air balloon rides. Back home there are plenty of spaces to escape to: work up a sweat on the outdoor yoga platform, have a game of tennis followed by a massage, relax in the zen garden or heated saltwater pool.
Gather everyone on one of the outdoor terraces for cassoulet and a bottle of red. If you don’t fancy cooking, Lisa can arrange a chef to prepare and serve the occasional dinner or even three square meals – a veritable provençal feast. Return to your delightfully spacious bedroom, either in the main house or the pigeonnier.