Come for a lovely Côte d’Or village near Beaune – and some of the world’s greatest wines. The house and the bedrooms in the stables are charming and peaceful and Pascal’s enthusiasm for good food and wine will inspire you. Breakfast is irresistible: locally-baked bread and croissants, homemade cake, cheeseboard, ham, omelettes, homemade jam, local butter and honey.
Work it off in the pool or wander down to the village and have a peek at the local 13th-century château. Clamber up to the ‘Vierge Noire’ statue or strike out for an hour to the Source de l’Ouche springs. Beaune is a 15-minute drive for wine tasting. Hire bikes and trundle along the tow path of the Burgundy canal, or take a barge trip to Vandenesse-en-Auxois.
Dinner is offered every night (just book in advance) and always using what is seasonal and fresh in the local market – the very best philosophy for excellent cooking. The conservatory with its honesty bar is a good spot for a nightcap.