The owners live in the handsome 18th-century manoir, and the guests in the grey-shuttered stables. But the setting is the thing: three hectares of parkland where birds trill, hares leap, and wild boar come snuffling at night. Enjoy it all from the comfort of your own spacious terrace. Etienne is your host, highly professional, easy to talk to, full of enthusiasm for his family’s new venture (his ancestors once worked on the estate). The three ground-floor bedrooms are airy and light, with white walls, elegant colours, high rafters, immaculate beds. They’re spacious too – Monarque’s terrace alone is 50 sq metres!