This peaceful retreat is set on the edge of a hill just outside a tiny hamlet, and you look out through the front windows over vineyards. Although the outside walls are shared with neighbours on either side you’re not overlooked.
Sympathetic restoration has let the history of the house shine through, from the exposed stone walls and arched doorways to the original sink in the well-equipped kitchen. Find all the basics as well as a welcome hamper with bread, jam, milk, wine and pâté or quiche – stock up at the market in nearby Lussac on Thursdays and cook up a feast.
There’s plenty of space to spread out with two sitting rooms, one upstairs and the other down, and you can sit, read and snooze under the shade of a lime tree in the front garden. Puisseguin, four miles away, has a grocery store and a bakery and St Émilion, famous for its wine, is seven miles away.