Step into this well-loved haven for two, light the fire, choose a book and snuggle down under grand-mère’s benevolent gaze: you may want to stay a year among these centuries-old stones and timbers. Climb the narrow old spiral staircase to your pale, zen-like bedroom beneath the fine roof structure – better duck under that main beam rather than leaping blindly for the bed (brand-new bedding, pretty linen). Below the window, a row of box busbies stands guard. The sober, serene old living room sits easily between its lime-washed walls, brick-red floor and pleasing family furniture: this is a loving renovation. There’s a library/telly corner with its own sofa and the super fully-fitted kitchen-diner is down a few more steps. Outside, the rolling pastures, vineyards and hills waft clean country air over your little private garden and you may be tempted to walk straight out on the transformed railway line, or bicycle along it to Beaune through the most famous vineyards. There is something for everyone in the wealth of Burgundian history and culture here – and a symphony of colour in autumn.