Katharina, Marcel and Fado the dog offer a tranquil retreat in their historic home, once part of the local monastery. In a wine-growing hamlet, five peaceful rooms from classic to contemporary, four-poster to panelled chalet-style, all mellow colours and white linen, period pieces and cosy fabrics. Bathrooms are fresh and modern. Bountiful breakfasts with home-made cake, yoghurt and fresh fruit are taken at one table in the airy dining room. Markets and châteaux are nearby; rent a bike or walk the Nature Park; read a book, visit the vegetable garden. Eat out or in: dinners start with a drink in the impressive wine cellar.