Arrive at this restored sheep barn (known as a jas) and immediately feel enveloped by calm. Jérôme (ex-Parisian) and Dana (he’s Canadian) are a delightful couple, their wired-haired dachshunds equally as welcoming.
Choose from rooms in the main house or by the infinity pool, all with private entrances. Breakfast is original and varied: homemade yoghurt topped with fruit from the garden, sweet or savoury muffins beautifully presented, an elegant fried egg, always served with your choice of the best teas and coffees.
There’s a summer kitchen next to the pool for making light meals, or your hosts will direct you to good restaurants, the nearest only a five-minute drive away. Walk, hike or cycle the surrounding countryside, visit nearby hilltop villages or take a day trip to the coast; return to take a dip in the heated pool or relax in the garden with a book from the library.