It’s very quiet here, so when you’re in that cat-like trance by the swimming pool you’ll hear only the sound of birdsong and the odd tractor passing by – you’re next to a working vineyard. Owner Andy serves you a classic continental breakfast in the kitchen or outside on the terrace: breads and pastries from the local boulangerie, fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs and homemade jams. You can stay in for delicious dinners too.
The sitting room is large and light-filled, there are books to read, board games to play and a study for workaholics – even a printer. Wander the gardens, admire the lawns and lovely herbaceous borders, float in the pool or wood-fired hot tub, play table tennis or simply flop in the shade of a mature tree. Retire upstairs to very comfortable bedrooms with views over the garden.
There are dozens of good walks through the endless vines, punctuated by the odd field of sunflowers and many little copses.