Imagine staying in a big, beautiful, sun-filled house, close to the autoroute but up in the hills, where the living is easy and the views are sweet. It sleeps ten in comfort (five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two loos) and is fabulous for families. There’s a childminder on request, caterers too, a big beautiful heated pool, ping pong, boules, a trampoline, toys and a dressing up box, a barbecue, a pergola with a sofa, and a swathe of well-kept lawn on which children can romp. The kitchen is in contemporary country style; the dining and living rooms make one big open-plan space. The décor is simple and mostly white, the feel is breezy and the French windows open to the terrace… why move when you can nod off in a hammock? The area is very special: medieval villages, legendary beaches (Ste Maxime, Fréjus, St Tropez), amazing vineyards, and the isle of Porquerolles a ferry ride away. You can shop and eat in Draguignan or in little Figanières: its fountains and flowers are five minutes by car. Then home to a lap in the pool, a drenching shower, and a bed wrapped in laundered linen, topped with a gorgeous boutis.