Five hectares of land surrounds you: wide terraced lawns, lavender, rosemary, oleander and pine, ancient oak and olive plantations, a proud fig – the unmistakable smells of Provence. Eat outside on the shaded terrace, dip toes in the raised stone pool, feel the palpable history in the flagstone pathways. You’re secluded, but not isolated.
Almost all the windows in this former sheephouse face south over the garden, so inside is lit by the soft light that suffuses a Provençal evening. Built in the traditional style, it’s long and low though bright inside – a place where less is more and restorative in its simplicity: a cosy living room with vast beams and an open fire, bathrooms in rustic Salernes tiles, modern comforts in the kitchen.
The serene surrounds would make a perfect writer’s retreat with the only interruptions being birdsong. Break up the day with walking, riding, cycling, tennis. Drive to Grasse in 20 minutes, and the Côte d’Azur in half an hour.