A ground-floor space of this well-designed house surrounded by smooth lawns, masses of lavender and dreamy views to the Luberon hills. You have your own private entrance: find tiled floors, natural colours, plenty of space and a bit of a wild floral theme going on in wall hangings and headboards above decent beds. The kitchen has all the kit you need. Owners are on site too: Guylaine is an artist from Paris 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: glorious walking and biking, wine-tasting at local vineyards, famous villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lourmarin and lovely, lively Aix-en-Provence with its cathedral, galleries and bookshops, less than 30km away. The pretty seaside town of Cassis and the celebrated limestone calanques are only an hour’s drive.