Two 18th-century buildings tucked away behind a grey gate door in the historic village of Bois-Sainte-Marie which each summer hosts a music festival for concerts in its Romanesque church. Two of the bedrooms and a spacious sitting room are in the cottage and a third is in the main house where the owners also live. All are individually themed, extremely comfortable and have en suite shower rooms.
The shared sitting room is filled with interesting art, good antiques and plenty of books. The garden is an absolute delight, beautifully tended with trimmed box hedges, vines and many roses. Find a secluded spot for reading or dreaming, take a cooling dip in the saltwater pool, stroll around the village, explore the church.
Breakfast (in the garden on warm and dry days) on fresh breads and croissants, locally sourced jams, honey and yogurt. Dinner is available at weekends with a bit of notice, starting with an aperitif. Very civilised B&B.