The garden at Chez Barrat is just under two acres. It is mostly laid to sloping lawn with a wooded area. There are numerous fruit trees, including mirabelles, cherries, apples and peaches.

The pool is away from the house, 10 meters by five metres, and gets the sun on it all day long. Sometimes it has been too hot to even go down there in the summer.

It is very private as the house is at the end of a private roadway, but sitting on the terrace in the evening you would not know there were any other houses around. Although there are only a handful of houses in the little hamlet - mostly converted farm buildings.