This elegant Périgord stone manor house was built in the 1500s and has mullioned windows, high ceilings with thick beams, stone flagged floors. All the rooms are in the main house, or the extension behind it. Big bedrooms (all have air-conditioning) are symphonies of wood and stone, unbleached linen and cotton, pared back simplicity and elegance; bathrooms are spacious.
Food is equally good: you breakfast on homemade jam, fresh fruit salad, home baked cakes, eggs any way you want them, freshly-squeezed juices and locally-roasted coffee. It’s worth staying in for supper – Gaël makes his own foie gras and cooks only Périgordine dishes using truffles, duck, wonderful puddings and cheeses. Local wines are Monbazillac, Bergerac – the owners can point you to tastings.
From the house guests can set out on walks through wooded valleys to pretty villages in all directions. Return to a comfortable sitting room and a fire in winter.