This 18th-century farmhouse is set in the countryside amid oak forests and fields but is a short drive from shops, bars and restaurants in Venasque or St Didier. Although it’s semi-detached, high trees and hedges give the place a secluded feel. The house is homely and easy for families with plenty of space to spread out both inside and out.
Find four living areas, a wood fire to snuggle by, a cottage in the garden (for an extra two guests), a shaded spot by the swimming pool. Make your own pizzas in the pizza oven (or hire someone to do it for you), fire up the built-in barbecue, sample the local wine –there are six good vineyards within ten minutes’ drive.
You’re well-placed to explore inland Provence – character-filled villages such as St Didier, Venasque and Malemort-du-Comtat are less than ten minutes’ drive; Mont Ventoux for cycling or hiking; Avignon and the Luberon villages are about 40 minutes’ drive away.