Combine coffee and croissants with pastoral views as your children make friends by the pool. At the heart of this peaceful, sloping, green domaine – surprisingly close to the honey pots of the Dordogne – is a large walled courtyard with two houses and the owners’ house opposite. Tucked into the woods behind are six modern guest structures.La Forge and La Bergerie are compact, cosy, and prettily decorated in a sympathetic rustic style. Each has a wood-burner for winter, a terrace with a tree for shade and sweeping views over the grounds. The six woodland cottages are more modern – lie in the hammock on your terrace while the barbecue fires up. Owners Fanny and Alan give you boules and bikes, sand and swings, a big pool and a tennis court. They’ve filled the reception area with maps and guide books and have created their own tourist info site with local knowledge. If you want to eat out, wander to the village – it’s so close you can hear the church bells.