Magali and Guilhem now call this noble abode home – a charming pair of Anglophiles with a young family and two friendly dogs. Expect a very warm welcome. Inside, ancestral furniture is laced with brocante treasures, and the two doubles, both en suite, have high ceilings, big windows and a quirky, nautical theme inspired by Lapérouse (ask Guilhem!) A comfortable lounge has leather couches and glass tables. Breakfast is a feast of handpicked local goodies served under the giant wisteria, or in the glass veranda. Wander under ancient oaks in the grounds, float in the pool, and discover historic Albi, home to Toulouse-Lautrec.