Warm and friendly owners give you generous breakfasts of homemade granola, fresh fruit, pastries from the bakery, homemade coulis, a cheese and cold meat board, hot chocolate and boiled eggs. All is served outdoors on sunny days on a large veranda at the back of the house to the sound of much birdsong. Wander down to the pretty pool with pergolas for shade, and a barbecue if you wish to use it for cooking lunch.
You’re near to woodland trails: roe deer graze, kestrels and hawks sweep the sky, kingfishers dart by the lake which you can also swim in. Within 4 kilometres you’ll find two villages for a shop and a coffee and the nearest decent restaurant is in Châlus, a nine kilometre drive. Julia also does delicious three-course dinners including wine – down by the pool area on balmy evenings.
Bedrooms have comfortable chairs with views over the lake but you can make yourselves at home with board games, cards and a TV in the drawing room.