Up a country lane through vineyards to discover two romantic retreats on either side of a pool. You’re sitting in wooded hills in a regional park so the night skies are stunning.
You’ll be greeted by colour, whatever the season – the red earth of the Salagou Lake, the smell of wild thyme in the hills – and Barbara and Richard’s warm welcome. Find a basket of goodies for breakfast, basics for cooking in the spacious kitchen (or order dinner on the terrace) and handmade soaps- they’ve thought of everything. The eco-credentials are impressive: all-natural materials, lime washed walls, recycled paper insulation and a solar-heated pool.
Stroll half an hour through the forest – stop to spot wild rabbits and boar – to Clermont L’Hérault; there’s a great Wednesday market, deli and good restaurants. Shop for delicious local wines or sit sampling in the sun at a local bar.