You roll past fields full of buttery sunflowers to arrive at this one-storey stone cottage. Owners, Jill and Simon, have spent the last year gently reviving it and the result is charming. They’ve kept the exposed stonewalls, old beams and tiled floors while Simon made all the doors, window frames and kitchen units. The furniture is simple, the small bedrooms peaceful with views and lovely White Company linen, and the shower room is sleek. Outside it’s deliciously un-manicured (but not for long, your hosts are landscape gardeners) with a veg patch you may plunder, a pool and terrace for al fresco meals. Stock up on lovely local produce on market days in nearby Monflanquin or Villereal then cook up a storm in the neat open-plan kitchen while the rest of your party loll on the sofas or sip wine at the pine dining table. Jill, Simon and their two friendly Jack Russells live in the attractive farmhouse nearby and are on hand to help you plan your stay, and there’s absolutely tons to do: visit chateaux, vineyards, the Marqueyssac gardens and the Lascaux caves.