This stone-built house is set on a winding lane in the heart of the village beneath an imposing chateau that dominates the landscape for miles around. Find the bedroom and bathroom on the street level, and the living area above. Views are of higgledy-piggledy rooftops and a patchwork of woodland and fields beyond, through which you can walk marked trails.
Delightfully welcoming Joni and Ross live at the end of the garden with their young retriever. They’ll leave you tea, coffee, sugar and milk, as well as wine, eggs and homemade cake. The gravelled courtyard garden is very pretty, with plenty of room for a barbecue, a table with an enormous parasol and pots of herbs, climbers and ornamental plants.
Stroll to the boulangerie for your morning croissants; there are also two restaurants nearby or you can drive to Hautefort, 6km away, for shops, a Wednesday market and several restaurants. Périgueux, about 45 minutes by car, has the best daily market; Lascaux, Sarlat and Brive are all about 45 minutes away.