Amongst flower-filled gardens and surrounded by woodland is a collection of ancient stone buildings. The artist owners live in one and you stay in another – it’s nicely private. Step into the light-filled space, cosy with Persian rugs, antique furniture and plenty of books. The living room, well kitted-out kitchen and en suite master bedroom are on this floor. Downstairs is a twin with shower room.
Children will love collecting eggs from the hens and meeting the friendly cats. The gardens teem with wildlife: watch the buzzards; rise at dawn to spot the deer. Take a book to a quiet spot; there’s a hammock and tree swing outside too. A stone hangar has been converted into a chill out space; perfect for meals, games and lounging.
Go river swimming, head out on trails into the forest and down the gorge. It’s a short drive or decent hike to Saint-Antonin which buzzes with restaurants, cafés and shops. The Sunday market is not to be missed.