A spacious luminous house: this 200-year-old barn with wooden chalet extension in the foothills of the Pyrenees feels restorative. Your Montreal and Welsh hosts settle you in to one of five large restful rooms, two have their own verandas, all have huge windows so you can drink in the magical hilltop views. Each bedroom has a neat en suite, big TV, and goose feather duvets on smart mattresses. Breakfast, full English or continental style, and dinner are locally sourced and served on the terrace or in the airy dining room. The large gardens – fruit trees, veg patch, woods – are beautiful. Look out for a wood fired hot tub and sauna; massages and facial treatments available too.