Entering this lovely 18th-century farmhouse with its deep, wavy roofs, you’ll feel like friends visiting a much-loved family home. Bookshelves are full of books and collector’s plates, sofas are squishy, furniture is inherited, built to last and well worn. One member of the owning family is interested in art and interiors and it shows in the recently updated, colour-rich décor. The all-yellow dining room will stretch your eyes, but it’s big, solid and comfortable. The large kitchen is the centre of the house with its generous table, homely atmosphere and all a family cook could need. Each big double-aspect bedroom has been done in a cosy, personal style with art new and old on the walls, antiques great and small, and lots of light. Then there are the remarkable sports opportunities: badminton, table tennis, bikes and gym equipment in the covered barn, a fully-fenced swimming pool in the garden and miles of space beyond for games and simply running wild. Meet local growers at the Saturday market in Mussidan, drive to the home of Cro-Magnon man, the painted caves of Lascaux (book ahead), and other Périgord treasures.