If you’ve ever tasted muscat wine from Beaumes de Venise – well, this 200-year-old house in the old village is just as sweet and relaxing. A wide marble staircase spirals up from the potter’s studio (now a small garage) to a magnificent living area: vast, light-filled, with wooden floors and beams and a scattering of hand-painted tiles. In one corner is a superbly equipped kitchen with a central island and stacks of colourful plates. In another, a large wooden dining table by the window. Out on the balcony, you can sit with a glass of muscat (what else?) watching villagers stroll down the lane. Wind up again to a constellation of light, spacious bedrooms, sensitively restored with seagrass rugs on wooden floors and new mattresses on wrought-iron beds. And the cherry on top? A rooftop terrace with a barbecue and summer kitchen, and umbrellas to keep off the midday sun. Join in with village life – market, restaurants, swimming pools and cycling store – and take time to explore the vineyards and olive groves of this beautiful corner of Provence. Avignon is 32 km, the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains at your door.