Sabine and Frédéric are past masters at resuscitating fine old houses and then welcoming guests. The gracious manoir in its large park behind the church is a place of serene 18th-century elegance, good food, fine furniture and quiet luxury. The curly staircase is glorious. Reclaimed parquet shines, original fireplaces and cupboards stand firm, new beds guarantee total comfort. Super new bathrooms, too, one for each suite, and a long dining table for conviviality: the place is ideal for families, though not suitable for small children. And your hosts know all the region’s secrets, St Emilion is next door… Just ask.