On the edge of Meursault – wine lover’s heaven, great for foodies too – is a dear little 18th-century house, tall, slim and perfectly restored. Its four storeys have been radically converted to a light airy space furnished in best contemporary style. How nice to come home to a smart grey sofa with plum velvet cushions, polished floorboards, music, WiFi and flat-screen TV: the sitting room, on the first-floor mezzanine, looks down onto a super-duper kitchen kitted out in white and cherry-red. From here, French windows open to a small stone and gravel garden, while a tall window above pulls in the light. Bedrooms and shower rooms wait at the top, immaculate in every way; at entrance level, off the street, is a big useful space for your washing machine, boiler and freezer; all has been excellently considered. Pop out for croissants down the street and bring them back to the stylish elmwood table; or, on warm days, outside. Look forward to all those glorious vineyards in which the area is steeped – especially those of the Chateau de Mersault, where generous tastings are held in most magnificent cellars.