From the sky-blue shutters to the pretty garden, this cottage has Provence all wrapped up. On the slopes beneath Gordes, it’s cosy and private but just a short walk to one of the Luberon’s dreamiest villages. Slip through the gate, past the olive and mulberry trees and into a house which blends East and West; a reflection of the Anglo-Taiwanese owners. Designed for two, there’s a downstairs open-plan living room and conservatory dining room, and upstairs bedroom, study and shower room. Light and airy, the white walls, white beams, creamy tiles and exposed pale stone are the perfect backdrop for the Indian colonial antiques and exotic touches – perhaps a Pakistani rug or smiling Buddha – that are carefully dotted throughout. The large kitchen is shiny in stainless steel; the living room cool in cream; the conservatory with glimpses of Gordes and the Luberon. A four-poster bed with views to Gordes is romantic, the shower-room is sleek in stone. Lavender fields, village markets, walking trails and abbeys are all close. Or just doze in the shade of your perfect Provencal garden with its rattan swing.