Jane is a perfectionist, and that extends to her chef’s ‘îles flottantes’, should you be inspired to book dinner one night. She also spoils you with luscious fresh fruit at breakfast – and interesting, compelling conversation. Her beloved house is glorious with soft spaces, antiques and fine fabrics, modern shower rooms and old beams, kilims on parquet floors and open log fires. The super great garden has tennis, a big heated pool and all the secret corners you could wish for. Come for a week to ride horses, learn French or trawl the wonders of the Dordogne. Or just for a night before flying from nearby Bergerac.