Swoop through electric gates to find a modern, horseshoe-shaped, single-storey, shuttered house. The warm and friendly owners are on-hand, but you feel nicely private in your own part of the house. Inside there isn’t a thing out of place: find a sleek fitted kitchen with cool grey walls, tiled floors, a dishwasher and a table to seat 4. The open plan sitting area is fresh and modern: TV fans will be happy with free English satellite channels, comfy sofas and a coffee table. Two bedrooms (both with French doors leading to their own terraces) have deep pocket sprung mattresses, a choice of feather or synthetic pillows, beautiful embroidered bed linen; the bathroom is fresh and sparkly. The immaculate garden and big pool may tempt you to stay put, but you’re near to Pujols (officially the most picturesque village in France), bikes are yours to borrow, there’s golf at Villeneuve Sur Lot and a water park nearby. Will suit two couples or one with older children. Hippies must look elsewhere!