A charming 16th-century manor house in the centre of the village with a shady courtyard and a winding track leading to woodlands and vineyards. House and garden are an exuberant mix of formal and informal, contemporary and traditional. Steps and pathways entice you through a series of ‘secret’ gardens, doorways cut in high hedges offer intriguing glimpses of the Loire valley. Rooms are a delight, furnished with simple understated elegance to fully show off the character of the house and the breakfast room is serene with a low, beamed ceiling. Great breakfasts, delightful hosts; even the pool is special.