Artily stylish and peaceful. Armagnac was made on this Gascon estate; a vineyard borders the long driveway still and Camilla and Antony, who live in the main house, organise excellent tours and tastings. They’ve also organised things beautifully in their dovecote cottage which feels nicely private – and guests can share the pool, boules pitch and games/party barn. Its south-facing terrace looks out over fields, where deer graze, to the Pyrenees. When it’s hot the north terrace is the place to chat and eat out (nearby Eauze and Barbotan have both good markets and restaurants). The ground floor is open plan with restored wood and tiled floors, a proper kitchen, dining and seating areas; pale painted woodwork, quirky brocante and art. Dimensions aren’t huge but there’s masses of charm. Up open-tread stairs the beamed twin and double rooms, in pretty, country décor, share a good shower room and fine green views. Take the other gite and the B&B rooms in the house for a great group getaway with very engaging, creative hosts (Antony’s a musician, Camilla a designer). And do visit Seviac’s famously well-preserved Roman mosaics.