You’re on the outskirts of a little hillside village with narrow streets; views soar over lavender fields, vineyards and wooded hills. Your beautifully restored barn has its own entrance and sits opposite the farmhouse where charming Caroline and talented Olivier have their home. Walk in to a huge space with concrete floors in a warm grey, an eclectic mix of furniture, quirky lamps, a wood-burner and plenty of seating. The dining room has a table big enough for all the family, the kitchen will delight even serious cooks, although you can be cooked for if you prefer. Upstairs to stylish, comfortable bedrooms with tip-top latex mattresses, crisp cotton sheets and the lightest of feather duvets; those on the second floor are liberally beamed. Bathrooms have Italian-style showers and gleaming tiles. Disaffected teenagers or those seeking a spot of peace will prefer the duplex which is just for two. Explore many quaint villages on foot or by bike (you can hire them here and Olivier is happy to guide or propose routes), quaff local wines and visit food markets, walk to Barjac in an hour.