This 200-year-old house once belonged to a wine broker. Now, under the connoisseurship of its charming, attentive owners, Philippe and Anne-Marie, it has returned to its roots; they are both wine buffs and their pride and joy is their cellar, open to guests. Details delight throughout. Bedrooms, reached by a splendid exterior staircase, are lavish, trad/modern, and beautiful: lilacs and suave creams offset polished limestone and black cabochon; antique armoires flatter oriental rugs; bathrooms (and a pretty steam room) are immaculate in russet-ochre marble with Italianate monsoon showers. The garden suite, ‘Clos des Renards’, is the most private, in its own outbuilding with a sitting room and huge bath. Enjoy a generous breakfast with homemade jams in the elegant, airy dining room, stroll Beaune’s ancient cobbles, visit the famous Hospices, drink the fruits of the region’s wine capital. Then retire with a bottle of their own fine burgundy to the gem of a garden – half a hectare, walled, teak-furnished, with neat beds, roses, shady magnolias and fruit trees – a stunning surprise in this city-central position.