Friendly Pascale and Serge go the extra mile – an extra 10 miles, to be precise: the distance they’re happy to travel to deliver a picnic! A stay with them is full of little touches, such as Pascale’s jam and cakes and lifts into Saugues with its natural outdoor pool. Wonderfully remote, their granite farmhouse sits at the end of a lane in a small hamlet between the mountains and the Gorges of the Haut-Allier. Expect stone walls and handsome wood in the bedrooms, sleek bathrooms, and convivial meals around a large table in the former barn. Walk, cycle, ride and visit beautiful Le Puy en Velay less than an hour away.