Vibrant Kim will meet you in St Antonin, the nearest village, then get you settled in. She also leaves you a welcome hamper with wine and all the basics in the cupboards. If you know you’re going to be arriving late and you’d like her to make sure there is something for dinner waiting for you, just ask. Cook indoors with all the kit you need or use the outdoor kitchen by the pool where you’ll also find a barbecue and grill.
It’s a gorgeous place to do nothing more than sunbathing, reading or snoozing by the pool. But there’s much sporty fun to be had too without getting in the car – wild swimming, rock climbing, hiking and biking, so pack up a picnic and head out. Walk into town in five minutes for shops, restaurants and a lively market.
In spite of the other houses dotted about nearby you’ll feel very private, and teenagers can cut themselves off in one of the downstairs bedrooms – it’s a perfect house for different generations holidaying together. You won’t find many tourists either so driving around to see things will be a pleasure.