Susan took a look at this photo and said "It looks kind of Alpine", and she is right. It could be the ornamental (if slightly delapidated) facade of the neighbour's garage, or maybe just the fact that the telephoto lens makes the hill look steeper.
Whatever the cause, we are hoping that this will eventually be the view from our bathtub.
On a completely different note, we received an email from Alan to say that my faith in my deductive powers is justified - the Tour de France will indeed be going through Preuilly on the 9 of July. I am excited, even if no-one else is!