As you admire the views from the splendid south-facing terrace of this old stone dwelling, surrounded by olive and pomegranate trees, vineyards and woods, the only noises you hear are wild ones. Delightful owners live nearby and will guide you from the main road – stretches of the approach are not for low-slung cars. Having renovated the cottage themselves, skilfully blending top quality mod cons with authentic old materials, the McGarvies’ former home feels much-loved and truly welcoming. There are special touches at every turn, with a huge château-esque sofa on a white marble floor in the living room, Roman mosaic tiles in the bathroom and beautiful homemade ceramics. The kitchen is well-designed, with a wooden table to gather around and everything a real cook might need. Your bedroom with super comfy bed is downstairs, the charming children’s twin-bedded room up, and outside there’s stacks of space to eat, roam and relax. Visit nearby Provençal villages with their markets, restaurants and castles, go walking or mountain biking, cool off in the wading pool and unwind under starry skies.