Hole up for an afternoon away from it all on one of the hidden decks – pack a yoga mat, grab a bean bag for a snooze or set the children up with a board game or film (there’s Wi-Fi). There’s a deliciously inviting pool for lazy dips and no neighbours to disturb. When dusk falls, summon the tribe for sociable suppers on the terrace under the wisteria.
This house of two sides is perfect for families travelling together, with separate staircases and a big kitchen in which to cook and chat or cosy up en famille. The master bedroom has a gorgeous view over the pool and the green beyond.
Sample the wine region’s ruby-red spoils in one of the many vineyards, visit Castillon to learn of the famous battle or make for Bordeaux and the coast to climb the enormous Dune du Pilat.