There’s a huge amount of communal space in this house: a drawing room with a fire and comfy sofas, a light and lovely office room, a library with another fire, a room for yoga and another large room dedicated to art with supplies of paints and paper. All are filled with interesting artwork and furniture collected by the owners during their globetrotting careers and there are books and games galore.
Outdoors discover a big lawn with meadow and forest beyond, lots of little waterways with bridges over, hammocks slung between trees and a landscaped pool. Play table tennis, sit around the fire pit in the evenings, cook together in the well-stocked kitchen, enjoy wine, honey and wild garlic pesto from the welcome hamper, or choose a book and find a quiet place to escape.
Bridleways litter the countryside taking you through pretty hamlets with Romanesque churches. Melle, a five-minute drive, has an arboretum and nature walk.