An idyllic spot for a holiday: a family-friendly barn on the edge of a hill. There are horses in the meadow, a pool up the hill, and weeping willows all around. Downstairs bedrooms have lofty beams and the twin rooms are tucked into the attic.
The village, a 450m-stroll, is a gem, with a medieval church, a friendly family restaurant (Le Lavoir), and peaceful countryside all around; the Perigord Vert is well-named. The owners, who are charming, live in the 12th-century manoir and tend the vegetable patch. Pick what you like and enjoy lunch on your long shady terrace.
All you need, from shops to restaurants to farmers’ market, lies in the small town of Riberac, 8km. Don’t miss the Grand Etang La Jemaye, 9km, a man-made lake fringed with pines. It’s perfect for families – borrow the kayaks, bring towels for the sands.