On the edge of a sleepy village, a 17th-century priory with a lych gate to the church. Mellow stone walls are lapped by groomed lawns and gravel paths; a central fountain plays and there are beautiful terraces and sunny places to sit; beyond are 10 hectares of vines which you’re welcome to wander through. Your hosts give you an effusive welcome and delicious air-conditioned rooms: gilt-edged prints on rustic walls and goose down as soft as a cloud. The treats continue at breakfast – expect cheeses, fruits, charcuterie, breads, granola and conserves. Take a private tour of their château, discover the wines of St Émilion.