Two uncluttered spaces on the ground floor of this well-designed house surrounded by smooth lawns, masses of lavender and dreamy views to the Luberon hills. You have your own, private entrances: find tiled floors, natural colours, plenty of space and a bit of a wild floral theme going on in wall hangings and headboards above decent beds. Kitchens have all the kit you need and each have their own secluded garden spaces (couples only so delightfully quiet). Owners are on site too: Guylaine is an artist from Paris and Franck is a business consultant, harvesting his own olives, extracting essential oil from his lavender plants and producing honey from his bee hives. You could just laze the days away by the lavender-lined pool, but there’s so much to see and do in the area: glorious walking and biking, wine-tasting at local vineyards, famous villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lourmarin and lovely, lively Aix-en-Provence with its cathedral, galleries and bookshops, less than 30km away. The pretty seaside town of Cassis and the celebrated limestone calanques are only an hour’s drive.