It’s a painter’s paradise in the golden Dordogne triangle. Your pretty cottage-for-two has one of the most glorious views of rolling patchwork landscape you could wish for, an endless outdoors perfectly balanced by cosy intimacy inside. Restored in French country style with old stones and reclaimed windows, lots of antiques and classic fabrics, the ground-floor cottage displays its rural origins in its layout, each room leading to the next via a couple of steps. The sitting room armchairs invite you to lounge by the wood-burner on indoor days. The beautiful kitchen worktop is made of old wine-vat wood. Susie’s personal touches are painted furniture, soft colours, seagrass floors. You will be welcomed by your much-travelled hosts and their generous basket of goodies. They live next door and have organized the spaces for privacy on both sides. Markets and museums, fishing and kayaking, hiking and cycling: the list of activities is endless – or you can sit all day in a café in Issigeac or Monpazier and watch the world go by then gather a bottle of great local wine to take home and savour on your terrace.