A raved-about bistro, seven delicious rooms round the quadrangle, a romantic treehouse, two new rooms in the cottage, all in a fine, tranquil and rectilinear domaine: the ingredients for a very spoiling weekend. In the expert hands of Sébastien these farm buildings have become informally, fabulously chic. A manger skirts the old stables, a glassed-over brick well glows softly in the three-tier former tack room, floor-to-ceiling glass replaces high barn doors, grain storage attics have become vast beamed spaces with views to both sides, one suite has a jacuzzi, another has two baths side by side… but the cherry on top is surely the four-metre-high treehouse, wrapped spectacularly round a venerable sycamore, with a big decked balcony under the leaves. Breakfast can be delivered to your door as you consider your options: abbeys, châteaux, gardens, WWI sites, a bike ride, seal-spotting by the Somme. Whether you do all of these things or nothing at all, make sure you’re back for Sébastien’s ‘râbles de lapin’ (rabbit) or ‘colvert rôti’ (duck), served in the designer-chic, bistro-friendly dining room. La Cour de Rémi is sublime.