At the end of a drive curving through forest and field, Rupert and Franck have transformed a venerable farm into this blissful retreat. They live in the tobacco barn, near enough to help if you need their expertise. Your domain includes majestic Le Mas – the honey-hued stone farmhouse – and dinky cottage Le Mazet, ideal for couples with its open living space above cosy bedroom and bathroom. All this in 2.5 acres of green abundance: fruit trees, a sheltered ‘summer kitchen’ in an old barn, lavender and jasmine scenting the air and a hilltop pool with wonderful views. Inside Le Mas it’s all about stylish understatement, with white-washed walls forming the perfect foil for ancient beams and glimpses of that golden stone. There’s a cool and comfy open living room leading to huge kitchen where nothing is left to chance, from a milk frother to an immense table for 12. The discreet luxury continues in the bedrooms: white Egyptian cotton and down abound, with minimal fuss but maximum comfort. Bathrooms are snazzy too – free-standing baths, walk-in showers, and more towels than you’ll know what to do with.