A pretty 17th-century house with thick walls, a huge fireplace in the sitting room, plenty of places to relax and a great wood-burning stove in the well-equipped kitchen – you’ll even find Japanese knives to use. You can cook on the stove easily, but there’s an electric oven and gas hob too. You’re just off the main square of a typical Corrèze village.
Find a welcome hamper in the kitchen with homemade treats or local cider and all the basics you need for cooking, including herbs. A lawned garden bounded by stone walls is yours to tumble out into, and views are over forests. Wander up the lane to the swimming lake to cool off.
Stroll through the village to the bar and have a meal here in July and August – or drive five minutes to a restaurant. There’s also lakeside restaurant at Treignac, which has a Friday market too. Excellent value – a group of close friends or a family with children will love it here.