Take the trail to Faugères to see the ancient windmills and to taste exceptional wines; head for the High Languedoc gorges, and for Roquebrun by kayak. Bring home local market produce – goat cheese, sausages, honey – to eat out on the terrace; laze in a hammock; float in the pool as the sun sets.
There’s a refreshing simplicity to the whole place, outdoors and in – the cool downstairs double has its own shower room, there’s plenty of bright, comfortable space to lounge around the fire – and that unforgettable view.
Come at any time of year – spring is splendid, autumn glorious with vineyards buzzing. And when you feel like taking the ‘self’ out of self-catering it’s a treat to lunch or dine at the Abbaye de Vallemagne; maybe sample seafood from the Lac de Thau.