Take a glass of the estate wine to the terrace overlooking the distant hills, and watch the sun set. In whatever direction you turn your gaze, all you’ll see is beauty.
This rambling Provencal mas with a gite in the grounds has a cave for wine tasting and 18th-century walls that keep rooms calm and cool. With private entrances and outdoor spaces, some of the bedrooms face the vines and others Mont Ventoux.
After a bountiful breakfast on the terrace of pastries, homegrown fruit and veg, yogurt and homemade jams, Vanessa will point you towards the hilltop villages. Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon: all within a half-hour drive. Return to wafting lavender and manicured lawns, a summer kitchen, a weekly barbecue, pétanque and the pool.