If you come as a foursome you’ll have the whole place to yourselves, including a bright salon with comfortable sofa and chairs, help-yourself smart teas or Nespresso and two outdoor spaces for relaxing in the shade with a book or a glass of Sancerre. Breakfast is served indoors but no objection will be made to you nipping outside with it if you prefer. There’s a fridge available too if you want to bring food back.
Bedrooms are both on the first floor, not huge, but plenty big enough with impeccable 30s details, posh organic bedding and scents from Dumas de Paris. En suite bathrooms have a walk-in shower or a cast-iron tub, both are chic with gold taps and shampoo from Damana.
If the weather is foul you’ll find board games in the salon, lots of cafés nearby, an art deco cinema and a twice-weekly market. There are detailed maps on the walls of the regions and the towns and châteaux of the whole area for history and wine tastings.