Relax in the shade of the mulberry tree; swim a lazy lap in the pool. It’s blissfully quiet here, just the birds, the cicadas, the odd whinny from the horses, and the occasional chug of the tractor at harvest time.
Set on a hillside with views across the owners’ young olive grove, this spacious sunny gite, attached to the main house but facing away from it, has its own driveway, small garden, and pool. There’s a wood-burner for cool nights, bedrooms up and down, delicious basics to help settle you in, and eggs from five pretty hens.
Pick up your croissants from down the road; stock up in ancient Vaison-la-Romaine (7km). Don’t miss its Tuesday market, or breakfast at Thé Chez Toi, one of the owners’ favourites. Wild swim at Toulourenc (25km), hike the Dentelles de Montmirail; test your cycling skills on challenging Mont Ventoux.