Bring friends and family to this elegant house with bags of space inside and out. In the manicured garden you’ll find the huge heated pool, the sauna, football goals, badminton and table tennis. And much can be added: a chef, a personal trainer, massage, tai chi and yoga instructors, bike hire, whatever you need.
Cook in the gleaming stainless steel kitchen, eat in the colonnaded dining room or out in the garden on balmy days, settle down peacefully by the wood-burner in the big sitting room (the gigantic TV has its own corner and sofas) or take a 5-minute stroll to a great restaurant, The Black Duck.
Upstairs bedrooms (all air-conditioned and with en suite bathrooms) show canvasses from Kerry’s photographs of Monet’s garden – they used to live near Giverny – and original paintings of this area. Visit weekly markets to stock up on excellent regional food and wine, explore fascinating châteaux and ancient caves, go canoeing, return to much comfort and a cooling splash in the pool.