Steps curl around old stone walls and lead to rooms long ago carved out of the rock face of the Dordogne valley. Each has its own outside entrance, and views from the top floor stretch over the town to the Château de Montfort beyond.
Annie is passionate about the village’s history, hiking, bike rides, gastronomy… and happy to advise. Breakfast is off white Limoges china at the long table in her house next door or on the terrace and includes fresh fruit, homemade yogurt and jams and locally-roasted coffee.
Jardins d’Eau, a botanical garden with lotuses and water lilies, is just ten minutes’ walk away –use Annie’s kitchen to make a picnic. Hire bikes and cycle the ‘voie verte’ or greenway between Sarlat and Soirac, walk to a good restaurant in ten minutes or just sit on the terrace and contemplate the Périgord landscape.