The dynamic Bories sisters have taken over the old family winery – behind its long wall in the big Corbières village of Fabrezan – and transformed it into characterful holiday apartments. Furnishings are a mix of old, new, and cleverly up-cycled: ancestral portraits and antiques rub shoulders with modern pine tables, vintage metal bistro chairs and reclaimed timber shelving; 1940s radios and old wine cases have become bedside tables. Original design makes the most of light and space, beams and fireplaces. Kitchens and bathrooms are neat and practical with new fittings and pleasingly quirky touches. Guests share the garden behind the largest building where there’s a veg patch, swings, slides and a swimming pool surrounded by young mulberry trees and a weeping willow Each apartment has its own terrace and barbecue; one is entirely ground floor and properly adapted for wheelchair users. The area’s great for walking, for cycling and for wine-tasting of course – busy at harvest time. The family’s growing operations are now at the nearby Château Ollieux Romanis. And the sisters also run a good shop/tearoom/art gallery.