Along with the neighbouring farmhouse, this 18th-century Charentais house is a treasure chest of antiques: recycled front doors from a local château, a lovely pine armoire from a priest’s house in Bordeaux and chandeliers from Nantes in the big kitchen. Open French windows onto the big walled terrace, perfect for sunny breakfasts, and beautiful garden with a 6.5 metre raised pool beyond.
Leave for walks from the door – stroll through the forest to the boulangerie or set off in rolling countryside with the dog. Stock up on fresh goods at the Coutras market (20 minutes’ drive) on Wednesdays and Saturdays; head to Montguyon for restaurants, cobbled streets and a swimming lake.
Return to large and airy rooms overlooking endless fields – there’s one up and two down in the cool pressoir where grapes were once pressed to make pineau de Charentes.