With its landscape of terraced olive groves, cypress trees, vineyards and lavender fields, Provence offers a visual and fragrant feast for the soul. There is little better to do than sipping rosé under a pergola of wisteria, or wandering idly through an orchard of fig and apple trees.
And the gardens in this bastide near the village of Cogolin in Var will not disappoint – they even feature their very own pagoda strewn with the most magnificent purple wisteria. The soft pinks of cherry trees and dramatic Italian cypresses give character to the lawn borders, while well-maintained mature trees surround the entire site, giving a great sense of privacy. The sparkling pool just gives you another reason to linger a while in this gorgeous setting.
Beyond the soft green shutters of the villa are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room and salon (both with fireplaces), and a kitchen. sifex.co.uk