Le Chastel Montaigu

B&b in St-Nectaire

Feel like a true seigneur (lord) wandering around the terraces and spiral staircases of this fairy-tale castle on its own private 600m-high hilltop,11km east of St-Nectaire. Rebuilt from ruins using medieval materials, the four rooms have stone fittings and feature walls, sumptuous fabrics and period wall hangings. One has its own turret terrace; all enjoy dazzling views. Two-night minimum stay.

The dining room has wi-fi access while the rooms are deliberately, blissfully free from both TV and internet.