This timber-framed cottage is set across a little bridge over a stream, and has plenty of windows giving a light and airy feel. Three terraces look out onto a lake, the stream and the garden, and beyond it are low wooded hills and open countryside.
Helpful house manager Chris will greet you and is on hand if you need anything. Find sparkling wine, water, juice and milk as well as jam, ham and cheese in the small but perfectly equipped galley kitchen, and a shop within walking distance. Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, an eight-minute drive away, has a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Get comfy on one of the squashy sofas set around a huge inglenook fireplace, or watch TV or read in the snug upstairs. Fire up the barbecue and eat outside against the backdrop of the chateau or in the summerhouse; archery, shooting and croquet can be arranged and hot air balloon rides, horse-riding and canoeing are available nearby.