This handsome house lies in one of the most fabulous areas of France, in a dream of a setting. Through the dense pine forest and there it is, a peaceful domaine with azure sea views. The house oozes Provençal style: a red-tiled roof, white walls, pretty green shutters, and a great big terrace for family lunches al fresco. Inside, find simplicity and comfort, and bedrooms with chequered fabrics all breezy and light. There’s even a balcony off one bedroom; throw back the shutters and pull in the sunshine, the birdsong and the fresh air. The open-plan kitchen area is practical and well-stocked, the living area is relaxed and cosy with stacks of books, flowers, photos and a fireplace, and there’s an ample furnished mezzanine too. Bathrooms are functional and bijou. Owner Sophie’s beautiful artwork is dotted throughout the house; spot the sweet miniatures in the bedrooms, and the Monet copy above the desk! Beyond, there’s masses to do: active types will enjoy a day on the water, and foodies the daily fish market on the marina at Le Lavandou. A great place for nature lovers, families and walkers.