In a simple, colourful Alsatian village, this typical old farm is framed by shrubs, roses, manicured hedges and a pretty brick terrace. The welcome from the family, who have been here for generations, is as gracious as the setting. Bedrooms, in the main house or converted outbuilding, are splendid: a good size and comfortable, they have polished floorboards, oriental rugs and fine beds, one carved in Alsatian style. In the new, exquisitely decorated stable suites you’ll find timber balconies, wonderful fabrics and an even greater sense of luxury. Here, too, are the spanking new Aigle d’Or restaurant and the breakfast room, where Jean-Philippe’s delicious brioches and pastries are served. His father mans the bar, his mother and grandmother help in the kitchen, Brigitte meets and greets, Jean-Philippe is master chef and the food is outstanding. Chalked up on the board are escargots, foie gras, asparagus in season, choucroute, tarte flambée, apfelstrudel. Then retire to the wainscotted guest salon, warmed by a fine ceramic stove. A superb place run by a family that is professional, enthusiastic, endearing.