This place had sadly slipped from a previous edition of the guide, but we were persuaded to reinstate it when a reader rang us to extol its virtues. The owner, Jacques Champenier, speaks excellent English and has a good sense of humour.
The rose-clad maison d’hôtes, with its well-kept, flowery garden is tranquil and rather idyllic. Inside, the five bedrooms are individually decorated and have high ceilings, old prints and antique furniture – we loved the bright, floral wallpaper of La Vigne. You must arrange in advance if you want to eat dinner, prepared by Jacques himself, in the farmhouse-style kitchen with copper pans lining the walls, or on the lovely terrace.