Beau Séjour, a traditional French chambre d'hotes is in the heart of the Bordeaux wine country. Built in the 18th century, it is a typical example of a 'Girondine' house constructed from local honey-coloured stones. The house has been restored, with great care, by local stone masons, who use traditional tools and skills passed down over the generations.        
   It's a spacious, solid escape. Each room has a homely, comfortable feel and interesting touches. Bedrooms range in price and size: the more spacious are most expensive, but even the smallest are a fair size. Lofty ceilings add to the sense of space. Stone walls are exposed, as in their original design, to give a original feel.                
   The garden is extensive and guests are invited to make the most of this peaceful, natural space. Afternoon tea can be taken outside on the terrace, if you don’t wish to have it in the salon.                 
   Guests comment on Maureen and Jon's warmth and helpfulness, saying they go 'far out of their way' to make sure visitors feel welcome. They are also serious about food and drink – although this is technically a bed and breakfast, a set dinner is several times a week, if requested in advance. Maureen cooks everything from scratch; Jon is knowledgeable about wine.