Immaculately kept and child-friendly – it can be done! Prepare to feel tranquil as you drive through grand stone pillars: eight lovely acres, landscaped to highlight rolling valley views with a big water-lily pond. Juliet and Deane’s combined design skills also created the three super apartments from the enormous barn and made the pigeonnier a special place for two.
Cook in the airy kitchens and dine on the terrace, or let Juliet and Deane cook for you – salmon and asparagus tart and organic cherry pie for dinner along with their own-label Cahors wine, and then pastries and fresh fruit in the morning, brought to you or served in the dining room.
Walk to good restaurants in Ste Livrade or drive 10 minutes to La Commanderie, the former Templar headquarters in Le Temple sur Lot, where Monet also sourced his water lilies. Villeneuve (11km) has Tuesday and Saturday markets.