Cloaked in a remote valley sweet with lavender lies an 18th-century farmhouse with ingeniously restored barns – find lavender stalks in the plaster! Lovely generous rooms have classy bathrooms, iron beds, crisp linen, a patio and terrace each, and views over valley and hills fat with bees. The chic two-storey suite comes with a kitchenette, the other suite is more rustic, and there’s a shared living room with a cosy wood-burner. In a courtyard garden heady with blooms breakfast on homemade honey, cherries, plums, and then daydream by the small pool. Provence at its bucolic best.