Walk straight into a large open-plan living and dining room with beamed ceilings, original red stone walls, comfy sofa and chairs and a huge fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Plenty of books and DVDs will keep you happy if the weather isn’t good and the rustic kitchen has all you need for cooking up a storm, plus a welcome pack of local treats such as biscuits, a jar of pâté, lemonade and a bottle of wine.
Outside find a wooden veranda covered in wisteria – a perfect spot for an al fresco meal. The pool is a good size and there is a petanque pitch, badminton and volleyball court, all to yourselves. On balmy evenings relax in the garden with an aperitif in hand, across from the field dotted with peaceful cows.
It’s quiet here, but only 3kms to Hautefort for restaurants and a few shops. Gather what you need and spend your first days just easing down surrounded by much peace and quiet in this bucolic spot.