Dominique makes you feel very welcome here. There’s a real community spirit and everyone has privacy and views. Opt for La Petite Borde’s open fire and little suntrap garden, the cosy nest of l’Oustal du Potager or the antique shop finds of La Métairie’s twin apartments – great for two families together.Each one is charmingly decked out in limewash and tadelakt, natural fabrics at the windows which look out on to views that are green and far ranging. You can see landmark towns but are screened by orchards – eat outside on the terrace or join the rest of the tribe at the pool.Come rain or shine the Dordogne valley is beautiful and packed with history, though closer to home there’s canoeing on the river, wonderful gardens to potter and a little petting zoo of rabbits and sheep to absorb little ones. Select herbs and vegetables from the communal potager for lunch – Dominique leaves you bio cleaning products and fresh, chilled water.