I am lucky enough to have spent one Christmas in this house in Auzon, in the south of France.
It is owned by wonderful friends of mine and they rent it out every summer.
It sleeps 8 people and is simply beautiful and extremely spacious.
There are many great small French market towns nearby, Hetty and I did some wonderful excursions to them. The kind of markets that are filled with junk, bric a brac and treasures, depending on your own discretion as to what falls into each category.
It is close to Montpelier
If you would like more info drop me an email