This rambling old house has all the charm of 18th-century Provence and is very much a family home. The vast garden has lovely vistas and secret corners and is surrounded by woodlands on a hill above a village on the main road to Grasse.
Anders and Helen live in a separate apartment upstairs and enjoy having an aperitif with their guests. Breakfasts are a treat: everything organic, locally sourced or home-grown: fruit salad, pastries, hams and cheeses; eggs if you want. Dine around a long table in the elegant dining room or out on the porch with views of the garden.
There are several good restaurants within a ten-minute drive, including Michelin-star dining at La Bastide Saint Antoine in Grasse. Cannes, Antibes and Nice are all less than an hour away – or just stay at home and enjoy the garden, swimming pool, summer kitchen and boule court.