There’s a private feel to this light and sunny open-plan cottage with exposed stone walls, a king size bed (plus a child’s bed if needed), robes and slippers and a modern kitchen with a decent coffee machine. French doors lead to a terrace and then the pool area. If you’re stuck indoors you can have a game of snooker or table tennis, work out in the gym, sit under a large covered areas in the courtyard. Friends and family can stay in the main house too if you all come together.
If cooking isn’t your thing then owners Marcus and Cathy have a variety of delicious menus using local produce which can be served inside or out, or ask about the many good restaurants nearby, from traditional French bistros to those with Michelin stars.
You’re five minutes from Beauville for stocking up with basics and Laroque Timbeaut (8 kms) has an excellent market on Thursdays. Return to your tranquil Gatekeeper’s cottage on this lovely 50-acre estate.