On top of a hill with countryside views, the cottage is part of a patchwork of 16th-century stone farm buildings beautifully renovated by Rupert and Franck who live in the former tobacco barn nearby.
Country walks lead from the house, you can hire bikes to explore nearby hamlets and villages and swim or canoe on the Dordogne. Hop in the car to visit local markets and brocantes, and you can help yourself to fruit from the orchard and produce from the veg garden; your hosts leave you with wine and home-made jam and an artisan baker delivers in the mornings.
It’s peaceful here, the only sound the distant chime of church bells across the valley. As the sun goes down fire up the barbecue in your private garden area or get cosy round the roaring fire. Either way uncork the wine.