For those wishing to escape to a sweet Côte d’Or village near Beaune – and some of the world’s greatest wines – come here. The house and stables are charming and peaceful, the renovation is recent, the décor is delicious, the pool is a boon. Irresistible Madame smiles easily and loves her guests, gives you generous breakfasts before the log fire and big airy bedrooms with classic colours and lavish touches – and views; there’s also a conservatory for guests with books, magazines, games and TV. Bed linen is antique and embroidered, towels carry the La Saura logo, paths lead into the hills. Bliss.