Nesting at the edge of a small spruce and cedar forest, on a hillock above the brook, the house commands a seven-acre, discreetly landscaped estate where several paths meander through fields and woods.

First you come to the “pétanque” playing field, next to the picnic area with its two barbecues (gas or charcoal), fridge, sink and outdoor shower. Below the vegetable garden and beyond the campfire site, the field unfolds its innumerable flowers.

This other path leads down to the brook and, over the stone bridge, to the pond and the beach with its Japanese pavilion, its campfire and sometimes a friend’s teepee. Further, behind the water-lily garden teeming with frogs, another summer pavilion welcomes solitude seekers.