The approach to this double-glazed, well-insulated farmhouse is undulating farmland with wooded hills and you are close to one of the most beautiful villages of the Creuse: watery Chambon sur Voueize. The farmhouse gite has a small lawn and marvellous private terrace at the back for sunsets and unbroken views and Andrea, and her friendly retrievers, live just next door in the barn. Your three storeys are linked by a central wooden stair, with a living room on the ground floor (wood-burner, pine table, leather sofa, satellite TV) and a long, characterful, well-equipped kitchen through which one bathroom is reached, pristine and pampering with a walk-in shower. Then a lovely landing with a sofa and books, a small shower, and a bedroom big, airy and light, with chunky beams and polished oak boards. Bedroom two is under the eaves. Logs are left for chilly spring and autumn nights, along with a welcome pack and home-grown produce in season, and bathrobes in the top room for the flit downstairs. Enjoy lakes for swimmers, hills for cyclists, and walks for lazy hikers.