The garden on the other side of the house boasts two acres of lawns, flower beds, fruit trees and a centuries-old olive tree. Beyond the gazebo and sitting-out areas, an ornamental pond with its own terrace and benches is fed by a stream cascading from the rockery above. Gravel paths lead to a Quercy-style pigeon-loft, where ice-cold rosé is laid on the better to enjoy the sunset, idyllic, sweeping views and shooting stars. A trampoline for all ages and a sandpit and slide for infants are tucked away nearby.
The beautifully maintained church alongside is very rarely used (no bells or chimes), and there is no through traffic. The nearest of the surrounding farms is several hundred yards away.