NUMBER OF ROOMS: 6 rooms, 3 suites, 1 tree house
CLOSED ANNUALLY: The Christmas period
THE STORY: Sébastien de La Borde and his brothers spent their childhood in this very courtyard, watching the old Rémi work on his vegetable patch. Today, they are bringing their family home back to life with a 2007 Fooding Guide best countryside restaurant award, and immense modern rooms. The bathtubs are ginormous, the pillows super soft, but the prices remain sweet. Rooms from €85 to €160.
TOILETRIES: Soap, body wash, shampoo.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: €12.50, with bread and brioche, jams, homemade yogurt, freshly squeezed orange juice, Christian Decobert butter, truie d’Arrosagaray ham, Chevriette goat cheese, soft-boiled eggs, unlimited coffees and teas.
MINI-BAR: Half-bottles of rosé or dry champagne, red or white Chancelle Saumur wines, Chablis 1ere cru Robin;
LITTLE LUXURY: A cabin in the trees, like in olden times, and an admirable farmyard.