La Louviere, near Saint-Denis-sur-Sarthon, Normandy

La Louvier is an 18th-century farmhouse in the gentle hills of southern Normandy has been transformed into a five-bedroom guest house which oozes tastefulness and elegance

The welcoming owners Alain and Isabelle go out of their way to make families feel at home here. Children will enjoy splashing about in the heated outdoor pool, playing tennis, befriending the ducks on the pond, or playing hide and seek in the beautiful gardens. Some of the rooms are big enough for an additional child’s bed or you can opt for two inter-connecting rooms for more space and privacy. The food in the guesthouse is fantastic but the owners will also be happy to make reservations for you locally. Cots are available on request.