Relax in the wooden swing seat and gaze across the valley: the views are exquisite. As darkness falls, watch the lights of Bargemon shining on its hill.
This 250-year-old manor house, reached via a steep, well-hidden drive, is pleasing to the eye and soothing on the soul. The drawing room is vast, the kitchen is for cooks, and the bedrooms are upstairs and down. With child-proof crockery, winter log fires, a serene garden and a secure pool, the house is ideal for all ages, in all weathers.
This is hill country, where the vegetation is lush. Set between the villages of Bargemon and Seillans, each a short drive, you are spoiled. Explore tempting shops and cafés, fountains, markets, and shady squares. Later, head for the hills and the perfumes of Grasse (30km), or bask on the beaches at Fréjus (40km). Return to majestic trees, perfect lawns and supper under the stars.