Le Mas des Carassins

Hotel in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Arty owners have made this edge-of-town farmhouse a supremely elegant, relaxing and quietly luxurious retreat, with wonderful gardens and a brace of pools. Cool rooms are decorated in china-blues and terracottas, with luxurious linens, wrought-iron beds and tiled floors, and the odd piece of modern art. Ground-floor rooms have small terraces leading onto the private garden.

The hotel also has its own restaurant, La Table d'Yvan (menu €38).