Your charming, artistic hosts spent years resuscitating the elegant 200-year-old Gascon house, doing it all themselves, with love and taste. Gorgeous floors and fireplaces have been preserved, subtle personal touches added and the result is utterly relaxing. Antony is a keen vegetarian cook, a sculptor and a musician; Camilla went from theatre design to interior design. But it’s more than personality. Bedrooms have big new beds, armchairs, paintings and new walk-in showers, communal rooms have a myriad of beautiful things. Outside are quiet places, a pool and boules, croquet, badminton and ping-pong, and lovely Gascony to explore.