Sunny days will be spent idling by the wide pool, or pottering around the very beautiful garden to discover a lake with a mown path around it (and yes, a couple of loungers here too for those who like to sneak off) then a poplar plantation, all green shade and rustling leaves. A large, airy garden room sits to one side of the courtyard with barbecue, drinks cooler and plenty of seating.
Thick walls will keep you cool in summer, the kitchen is big enough for everybody to cook together and you’re left local produce from the village including award-winning bread, local goat’s cheese and a bottle of organic Cahors wine. Walk 10 minutes down to the fabulous bakery for your morning baguette or croissants then amble back to spend a bit more time doing nothing more energetic than picking up a book.
On rainy days you can watch a film, play a board game or relax in the garden room and wait for the sun.