In 18 lovely hectares of woodland and meadows, you’ll discover a pair of charming and extremely comfortable houses. Set either side of a courtyard, this one is the old farmhouse, the other its barn. Both have acres of space, each with its own private garden and fenced pool. La Châtaigne is beautifully proportioned and full of character with creaky old staircases, twisted beams and bright white walls. The attractive sitting/dining room has fireplaces at either end and russet floor tiles; the kitchen is super, modern and well-equipped, with a breakfast area overlooking the pool. A double bedroom on the ground floor (with its own shower room) opens on to the terrace; three more (a twin and a double with a small bunk-bedded room off; all wonderfully colourful) are on the first floor while under the eaves is a vast and delightful family suite – but mind your head in the bathroom! Set well away from both houses: a communal play area and a covered barn with table tennis. There’s also an outdoor summer kitchen – a brilliant touch – and your lovely hosts, Gary and Suzie, will spoil you with baking session treats during your stay.