At the end of a country lane curving through forest and field, a cluster of 16th-century farm buildings has been transformed into a luxurious retreat by Rupert and Franck who live in the former tobacco barn nearby. They are thoughtful and generous hosts who haven’t forgotten a thing you may need.
You stay in the honey-hued stone farmhouse – light and spacious with a big kitchen for group cooking (although the private chef is popular), a table made for long conversations, toys and games for children and heaps of books.
Outside find fruit trees, a veg and herb garden (help yourself), a sheltered ‘summer kitchen’ in an old barn, a private heated pool with wonderful views and lavender and jasmine scenting the air. This is a fuss free, relaxing sort of place, best for families.