Stylish Jolanda from Holland looks after you beautifully in ancient buildings in a pastoral setting with views of the Pyrénées and mature trees. The big living room has a fireplace, tapestries on the walls, antique furniture and a terrace for breakfast. Dinner (for locals too) is always a surprise and usually a home-grown one; and you can socialise or be private. Bright, lovely bedrooms, some with stone walls, most with views, one in romantic whites, are peaceful. The pool is just below so it may be splashy during the day and there’s a self-catering studio-apartment too, in the main house with its own terrace.