A handsome townhouse in the heart of the historic town with an understated, calm interior. Find period details, deep skirtings, fireplaces, cornices and a light-flooded stone staircase with iron balustrading. Three lovely lofty bedrooms are decorated in classic French style with a mix of antiques and prettily dressed beds. Catherine and Eric give you homemade breakfasts of fresh fruit salad, cakes, yogurts and jams at one big table; in summer you spill onto the terrace. Beaches and seafood beckon and the port of Rochefort (that lies within the charmed triangle of La Rochelle, Saintes and Royan) is fascinating.