Charming and stylish – Franck and Pascale were born to run a B&B. On hand with creative apéritifs and inspired ideas for exploring the Dordogne, they make their home a pleasure to visit. Local artisans helped them transform the 18th-century house into a chic retreat, restoring ancient beams and flagstones. Outside, sage green shutters add a cheery flash of colour to the mellow stone façade and there’s a fruit tree filled garden with a pool. Inside, country décor reigns; four immaculate en suite rooms have pretty linen, oak floors and bucolic views. Locally sourced breakfasts of farm eggs, homemade cake and jams are superb.