Stone walls, lilac shutters dotted with love hearts and a cloud of wisteria: this is one dreamy cottage! It stands in a walled ‘parc’ of ancient trees, a secluded haven separate from the handsome Burgundian hunting lodge where your friendly hosts do B&B. Step inside, to a light, airy and surprisingly spacious ground floor, with an open fireplace in the corner stocked with logs, a comfortable wrought-iron sofa, a round antique table, and a compact well-equipped kitchen to the side. A steep little stair leads to the bedroom above, sun-filled and romantic with honey-coloured floorboards and a vintage brass bed. The bathroom, small, simple and spotless in white and wood, comes with bath, shower and separate loo. To add character, there are trinkets and paintings throughout; all feels quite delightful. On warm days, you can eat on your own private terrace, gravelled and surrounded by pot plants, and gaze listen to the birds; you can also help yourselves to Madame’s little vegetable patch. Go on at least one wine tour while you are here, to sample some of the area’s finest burgundies and chablis.