This glorious first-floor apartment for two is within the owners’ house, set within the stunning Lubéron hills. Accessed via exterior stairs, step inside to find simple interiors decked out in natural materials, duck-egg and taupe fabrics, driftwood lamps. Outside is your own secluded and well-equipped garden kitchen and patio for fresh-air cooking and dining too. Your hosts are charming: artist Guylaine and business consultant Franck live in the main house. When they are not working, find them harvesting their own olives, tending to the lavender, and extracting essential oil and producing honey from their hives. Spend your days lazing by the lavender-lined pool, shared with fellow guests, or head out and explore Provence – there is so much to see and do. Sample delicious rosé at local vineyards, wonder around famous villages Gordes, Rousillon, Bonnieux and Loumarin. Lovely, lively university town Aix en Provence was the hometown of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne – head there for its cathedral, galleries and bookshops, less than 30km away. The pretty seaside town of Cassis and its celebrated limestone calanques are only an hour’s drive. There are two other apartments on the property, but this is a getaway for adults only, so it’s still blissfully tranquil.