A short drive from the Lascaux caves is the tiny hamlet of Lafayette with its cluster of ancient stone buildings. Your rustic self-catering escape is utterly charming with views spilling over to valley, fields and farmland below. Apart from the odd chugging tractor and a solitary kite wheeling overhead, the peace is deafening, and our inspector couldn’t think of a better place to sip a cold G&T and watch the sun set. You step into a large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room so it’s super sociable; chef will be happy chopping and chatting in the pine kitchen and the sofa and chairs around the wood-burner positively encourage post-supper snoozing. Heave yourself upstairs (there are quite a lot of stairs) for deep sleeps in the simply furnished bedrooms – one has a bathroom, the other a shower room. Although you’ll need to zip out in the car for supplies (we recommend the market in Thenon but there are plenty of supermarkets nearby too) there are myriad walks from the door, and a 40-minute stroll takes you to the lovely little church in Chourgnac – very old and well worth a visit.