Take the time to unwind in this rural backwater, where life seems to flow more slowly.

Tucked away in the heart of the Auvergne – France’s “secret garden” – lies the village of Bertignat, where Sylvia and Tony Mallinson offer you a warm welcome in their sympathetically restored traditional farmhouse. Whether you’ve spent the day exploring or just watching the hens scratching in the “potager”, you can enjoy hearty home-cooked food prepared with local produce, whatever the season.