Among the vineyards and wild lavender of Luberon National Park, this farmhouse with blissful views hides in a mountain valley moments from medieval Gordes. Part of a private hamlet of four distinct houses, each with its own pool and manicured garden, the Mas is quintessential Provence, with its fine beamed ceilings, open-plan layout and vast heart of a kitchen – perfect for foodies. Equally stylish is your living room with open fireplace where everyone can gather for games and storytelling before wending their way up the open-sided stairs to three soothing bedrooms; there’s a jacuzzi to indulge in, too. Helpful well-travelled owners Nick and Rosemary live just down the road; note the objets d’art collected from their travels. Once lunch gets going on the dazzlingly large terrace you’ll not want to leave, so enticing are the comfy rattan chairs, the big round pool and the privacy of mature trees and hedges. Hike the mountains, explore the medieval hilltop villages, stock up in the markets – everyone loves the Luberon!