A handsome house in the heart of a pretty medieval town where mysterious little streets bustle and church bells gently peal. Leave the car in the square and step inside. From an impressive hall, a twisting staircase leads to big balconied bedrooms where all is über-spotless and new. Luxuriously dressed windows overlook the church; rich colours and baroque wallpapers are the backdrop for fireplaces and leather chairs; TV, tea trays and pillow bonbons complete the elegant scene. Choose a room with a 180cm bed – two have them; come with the family and take the suite. Bathrooms are immaculate with corner baths and showers created out of marble that twinkles like the starlit sky. Look forward to a buffet breakfast of compotes and fresh bread in an airy dining room immaculately furnished with Louis XIV tables and chairs. Your discreet hosts leave you to your own devices so come and go as you please (note the handy entry code). Stroll to restaurants, public garden, museum – return to a pretty garden plump with hydrangea. And don’t forget to bring back Limousin chocolates from the Chartier family’s tiny shop.