The medieval manor surveys fertile land rich in tales of knights and kings: a stunning hilltop setting. Horses graze, quails potter and guests gather by the pool in a ruined granary to barbecue trout from the river or duck from the market. The cool, thick-walled building wears its no-frills minimalism well: rough stone, hefty beams, a roll top bath, canvas wardrobes, ancient bullet holes… and ‘open’ bathrooms behind screens. There’s a great fire in the monastic sitting room where delightful Dutch-German host serves breakfasts of cheese and charcuterie. Rampage, like those medieval Templars, across glorious ‘French Tuscany’.