A creative combination of reclaimed materials and traditional skills has brought the old stone bergerie to its present glory. This is the labour of love of a warm, open and wonderfully down-to-earth English family, living their dream in an unspoilt corner of France. They live on the edge of the small farm and can tailor your entire holiday for you (shop, cook, entertain and babysit the kids) – Sarah even leaves homemade cake and other foodie treats for you – or you can lap up the luxury alone. Spacious, stylish and full of light, this house has three-seater sofas and huge French windows, antique beds and a claw-foot bath, luxurious sheets and super-deep pillows. There are a range-style cooker and a wood-burning stove, beautiful colours and every techie treat (DVDs, satellite channels). Outside: a big covered terrace with deep rattan chairs, a saltwater pool with stacks of loungers, an organic potager and hens whose produce you may plunder. For children, a pirate ship with slide, sandpit, climbing frame and telescope for stargazing. The picturesque village of Loupiac is up the road, lovely Figeac is a short hop, views sweep in every direction.