Bask by the pool as you gaze on the Cevennes. Go for walks and picnics or snooze in the shade. Enjoy dinner with mountain views, cooked by Caroline and Andrew – they’re great chefs.
There’s lots to love on this huge former farm: tranquillity, hospitality and wild garrigue. Great big pots have been planted in the courtyard, comfy loungers line the pool, and little tables are scattered about… track one down and take a book – or a bottle of delicious Pic St Loup wine. Pop into Quissac for shops, restaurants and Wednesday market, or head for bustling Nimes or Montpellier (35km). La Bambouseraie botanical gardens near Anduze are unmissable, and 20 minutes away.
Back home is the little Hayloft, its mezzanine bedroom under the rafters (no toddlers: steep stairs!). Its close neighbour is a charming cottage for six, Maison du Coutach: one bedroom up, one bedroom down, and a cute private terrace overlooking the Coutach mountain.