This five-hectare estate has views stretching from St-Rémy-de-Provence all the way to the distant Dentelles de Montmirail mountains – and even has its own mountain, featuring caves with 2,500-year-old rock paintings.
Your apartment is on the lower level of the main house but you’ll have the whole place to yourself as your hosts live abroad. Play board games or watch TV in the bright sitting room, gaze at your mountain from the furnished terrace or have a picnic in the woods; the landscaped gardens have many nooks and crannies to explore, plus a saltwater swimming pool and summer kitchen.
Walk straight onto footpaths or hire bikes in St-Rémy, a five-minute drive down the road. The fortified hilltop town of Les Baux is just over the hill and Marseilles, the coast and the Camargue are all about 45 minutes’ drive.