Follow meandering lanes to peaceful Pechauzi, at the foot of a hill below the beautiful village of Castelnau de Montmiral. There’s a relaxed atmosphere in the stone farmhouse, and a gleeful welcome from the family labradors. Sleep in spacious double rooms or cosier twins tucked under the eaves, which share a bathroom. Your hosts bring a love of food, baking and ecology to their new life in France, so there’ll be delicious breakfasts and four course dinners with regional specialities. Stay home to bake bread with Elizabeth or spot wildlife with ecological consultant Jonathan. Watersports, wine tours and markets nearby too.