Off a small lane, with views as far as the eye can see, is a haven of luxury and tranquillity. This Provençal villa is surrounded by beauty and greenery, yet Bargemon is a three-minute stroll… and your own large enclosed garden glows with plum and cherry trees, poplars and palms and a fabulous kidney-shaped pool. Inside are two light airy storeys of modern comfort and soothing hues. Find gleaming floor tiles and white coffee tables, creamy sofas and wicker dining chairs, Bluetooth speakers and satellite TV, books, games and a kitchen/dining room to make the heart sing (herbs, spices, cookery books, coffee machine – it’s all here!). Three bedrooms are downstairs, two up, and three of them open to terraces. If you say in winter, there are logs in the woodshed. If you stay in summer, there’s an outdoor kitchen with white wrought-iron furniture, a wood oven, a fridge, even a dishwasher. As for the village, it has a 15th-century church and fountain’d squares, a sprinkling of restaurants, a weekly market, galleries and fairs… so charming that the rich and famous have houses here.