In a delicious and peaceful setting just outside the hamlet of Tréjouls, this small gîte makes an ideal retreat for a couple (with cot available on request). With its back to the hillside in the Nortons’ seven-acre grounds, it has an easy country style. Thick stone walls keep you cool and rooms are pleasantly furnished in quaint, old-fashioned mode, with splashes of colour from cushion and original paintings. Up outdoor steps, Petite Grange is a stables conversion, its doors opening onto the lawn: a comfortable, one-storey house with an L-shaped living room/kitchen. Lavender and morning glory edge the patio. The other, open-sided, end of the stables barn provides shade for hot-weather meals near the pretty shared pool. An NGO to reduce environmental damage and improve life for the poorest is based here: John and Claire are a thoughtful and delightful couple, with a friendly cat who loves to visit.