A glorious apartment for two on the first floor of the owners’ house in the stunning Lubéron hills – you have your own access via an external spiral staircase. Inside, seaside simplicity and style are the keywords, all softly done in natural materials, duck-egg and taupe fabrics, driftwood lamps and fish-shaped hooks. The patio is for fresh-air cooking and eating: you are virtually sitting in that fabulous landscape beneath the dappled sun. The kitchen/living room is perfect for two, the high-quality bedding is new, your hosts delightful. Guylaine is an artist and Franck is a business consultant, harvesting his own olives, extracting essential oil from his lavender plants and producing honey from his bee hives. You could just laze the days away by the lavender-lined pool, but there’s so much to see and do in the area: wine-tasting at local vineyards, famous villages such as Gordes, Rousillon, Bonnieux, Loumarin and lovely, lively Aix en Provence with its cathedral, galleries and bookshops, less than 30km away. The pretty seaside town of Cassis and its celebrated limestone calanques are only an hour’s drive.