Gaze on green fields as you float in the infinity pool – or sprint the perimeter track and recover under the pergola. This 18th-century hilltop farm, on the edge of a tiny village, wraps itself around a great gravelled courtyard and there’s heaps of lovely space.
Bedrooms are split between a two-storey barn and a stone annexe ten yards away. The swishest, loftiest bedroom is in the annexe, but all the bedrooms are charming. You share a vast living room and a sociable kitchen, and terraces dotted with lanterns and sofas.
In the distance, across fields, is the exquisite village of Monflanquin; discover its restaurants, bars and weekly market. For kids, home is best. They can swim, roam, play tennis, play ping-pong, feed the owner’s hens and collect the eggs.