A simple, rustic hideaway – a joy for those who want to unwind. You are in glorious countryside yet a 15-minute bike ride from Gignac with its restaurants and Saturday market. You stay in a charming converted farm building (the rest are still in ruins) in total privacy with your own shaded patio, hammock, deckchairs and barbecue. Step into an open-plan living space of terracotta floors, white walls, a wood-burner, two comfortable sofas, books. Golden yellow hand-made tiles adorn the kitchen, there are basket drawers for pots and pans, no modern gadgets and a basic four-ring gas hob, but you can walk to a lovely auberge down the road. Bedrooms are up a new ash staircase and are plain, light and pretty with touches of brocante, good mattresses, white cotton sheets. Views are stunning, over vineyards and umbrella pines. A shower room with hand-made tiles sits between the two bedrooms; electricity for lights and music is solar powered. The owners live nearby and leave a bottle of local wine and fresh wild flowers for when you arrive.