Stroll through 20 hectares of land: fields, woods, a pond, fruit orchard, veg garden and vines – the estate produces chardonnay. Heaps of space indoors too (as well as a cottage for two next door) so groups will be happy here. Find a well-equipped kitchen with French windows to the shady terrace and a heated pool to splash in.
This creeper-clad house is perched on the hillside with views shooting off to the valley below. Almost every room gets the view – bedrooms are up and down with the living spaces on the middle floor. Built on the site of an older building about 20 years ago it looks like a typical Provençal house yet benefits from underfloor heating and a bathroom for each bedroom – the master room is huge.
Joanna and Paul, both English, live nearby and are on hand should you need anything. They speak fluent French and are happy to book tables at restaurants or other activities. There’s a Michelin star restaurant in nearby Bonnieux (5 km) and other more affordable choices too. You’re in the Lubéron national park so there are good cycling trails all around – ask about hiring an electric bike nearby.