Savour dreamy views from characterful, chestnut beamed rooms in this 18th-century farmhouse perched on a hill above rolling fields. The aperitif pineau used to be made here; cook up feasts on the wood-burning range in the old distillery turned spacious, modern kitchen.
Find a twice-weekly market in pretty Coutras to stock up at (20-minute drive) and navigate the forest to the local boulangerie – you might spot wild boar and deer on the way. 10 minutes away there’s medieval Montguyon; a lake for swimming, a sandy area and plenty of good restaurants and cafés.
Head back for barbecues on your private terrace and a dip in the raised pool on balmy evenings. Peaceful walks leave straight from the doorstep through woodlands and meadows – bring the dog too.