Deep in rural Burgundy, a beautifully restored barn with views of fields and hills. Built in the 1870s, the barn was transformed by its lovely Dutch owners Gré and Wim into the stylish bolthole you’ll find today. You’re in a blissfully peaceful spot here, approached down a winding country lane and surrounded by a couple of acres of mature gardens with mulberry trees and lavender. Inside, exposed-stone walls and old beams create rustic charm, while modern comforts including a Nespresso machine and a Bose iPod docking station make this a luxurious retreat. Paintings decorate the walls of the spacious sitting room and you can sink into comfortable sofas in front of the wood-burner. Step through French doors on to a covered terrace with a table for al fresco dining, a herb garden for cooking and a hammock to laze in. Light floods through floor-to-ceiling windows into the farmhouse-style kitchen. Climb a steep staircase to the romantic mezzanine bedroom and sleep in a canopied bed. Issy-l’Évêque is a short drive; Autun, Montceau and Charolles further afield.