Pech itself is as peaceful and isolated as anyone could want, but that’s not to say there isn’t loads to do in and around the house and among the beautiful hills around and about. The guest area (link) has loads more information (although you will need the password—available when you confirm your reservation by emailing info@pechsirech.com). Here’s a sample, click on any of the titles below, or click here for more pictures:

+ Pool and Paddling Pool

No messing about, this is where you will spend your time at Pech during the summer.

  • The main pool has a deep (1.92m) and shallow (0.5m) end and is long and wide enough for all sorts of fun. Warmed by the sun, it’s the place to be to cool off on a boiling French summer day.

  • The paddling pool is 2m long and 2m wide, 0.4m deep and is a great place to play.

  • There is a pool hut with a small kitchen, a toilet and even a portable speaker, so once you head across the garden after breakfast there’s really no need to go anywhere else until sundown!

  • Click here for more pictures.

+ Garden, woods, meadows and vineyards

Pech has a large garden which blends straight into the beautiful local wildflower meadows. In one place a vineyard goes almost right up to the house, and the woods where the deer live are just a few metres away. These places are perfect for adventures and exploration, playing on a swing or hanging out in a hammock. Click here for pictures.

+ Games, art, library and sports equipment

A selection of games and toys (as well as some supplies for babies) and all sorts of bats and balls are available, as well as paints, pencils, sketchpads and an easel. There is also an honesty library—feel free to take a book home with you, just replace it with one of your own.

+ TV, DVD player, Wifi and sound systems

Sometimes, even in the south of France, it’s not always glorious outside. For those times we have a smart TV that connects to the wifi and a DVD player and a small selection of DVDs. There are mini-speakers in every room, a Bose speaker in the kitchen and a sound system in the drawing room (which even has a turntable for the record collection).

+ Terrace and fireplace

The beautiful wood and stone terrace is the perfect place to sit out of the sun, and has a table big enough to accommodate all for meals. In the winter months the huge fireplaces in the kitchen and drawing room are the places to take away the chill.