Down winding lanes, past the pretty church of Andillac, to arrive at a wine estate surrounded by sunflowers – a mini ‘resort’ with bucolic views. If you’re looking for a mix of sociability and seclusion, you find it here. Carefully considered landscaping guarantees the three gites privacy, while a pool, tennis court and ‘pop up’ restaurant are shared by all, including B&B guests. What’s more, Erica and Guy, charming and attentive, hand round aperitifs on Sundays to give everyone a chance to meet. As for the gites, you can choose between ground-floor Duras, upper-floor Mauzac, and La Grange, large, airy and sleeping six with extra mezzanine space. We admired them all, with their cool, sunny, well-proportioned rooms, their high pale rafters, their sleek kitchens, superb bathrooms and beautifully dressed beds. In July and August, the shutters throw open to that big summer kitchen where you feast on Provençal dishes and potager delights. If you like to eat out, little Cahuzac is a five-minute drive, and gorgeous Gaillac is not much further. The final treat: you can have breakfast brought to your door.