Head down the long drive to the Manoir… surrounded by 50 hectares of oak forest, this is about as remote as it gets. Sumptuously restored by vivacious Catherine, the rooms are straight out of an interior design book. Her inherited antique pieces, fabrics and vintage finds make every corner a treat for the eye. The round tower room opens to the pool terrace, the square tower suite is perfect for a family. Find white-hung beds, traditional toile de Jouy and bathrooms, down winding staircases, with big walk-in Italian showers. Enjoy the pure air rambling on forest paths or exploring bridleways on horseback – Catherine has horses for accomplished riders (and stabling for yours). The lofty breakfast room with its large round table is an inviting place to eat, relax, play mini billiards and chat to other guests.