1859 is carved above the door – historically this would have been space for the entire village to come and press the grape harvest. Now it’s a spacious, sunny and quirky gite for a family to spread out, including a cinema room complete with vintage cinema seats and plenty of books and games. The kitchen (equipped with popcorn maker, ice cream maker and loads of gadgets) is next to the living area, with chairs pulled up to a bar so people can chat with the cook. Kim leaves you a hamper with wine, cheeses and bread.
You have two private courtyards, one with plenty of shade, a peaceful pool surrounded by big cushion-covered sofas and a shared play field below to send children: they’ll find trampoline, ping pong table, football goals and swingball. Retire to solid, comfortable bedrooms: the master in the attic has a clawfoot bath and all have good views.
Le Moulin in Caylus, serves traditional French food.