See the sun set over the truffle forest from the terrace of your private gîte, perhaps after a wine tasting or a vineyard tour organised by your host, or a day spent idling by the pool (shared with B&B guests who stay in the main house). This is a truly splendid spot from which to explore Lusignac, St Severin and Ribérac – or simply to relax, unwind and indulge (there’s a sauna and gym onsite should you fancy). Welcoming, capable Cornelia pampers you, and knows the history of the place and is happy to share her knowledge. The setting is idyllic with parkland and forest to explore. Your gîte has been thoughtfully restored and finished in high-end style, with an eye to its original character – big windows and beams, steep stairs to climb. Five double bedrooms and three bathrooms ensure space and privacy for a large party, while the dining room and kitchen cry out for communal cooking and eating. Outside, one of the loveliest pools we’ve seen: gently sloping down from a sandy ‘beach’ into the sparkling, sun-warmed water. Ideal for groups, so gather your best friends for an enchanting escape.