About TEPPEMA Marjo
Why TEPPEMA Marjo chose Cotignac
Our first visit to the Var was about 11 years ago. We were invited by our neighbours and friends from Holland. We had heard already many enthusiastic stories about Cotignac, so we were really curious to go and visit our friends over there. They had already had their holiday home there for several years; a lovely townhouse overlooking the open air Theatre. We fell immediatly in love with the village and surrounding area.
What makes this mas unique
Why did we fall in love with the house? It was nothing spectacular, although it was “en pierres” (stone) it was scruffy and not well laid out. But it was a case of, “location, location, location” and we saw the potential of what we could turn it into.
Later on we got in touch with a fantastic (lady) architect and she added all the smart ideas to turn this house into the nice symmetric building which it is now, whilst at the same time preserving the original character of the house.
We also decided straight away that we needed a large pool designed in the style of a large fountain in the “Provence” style, both the house and pool are located amidst the vineyards, belonging to the house.
So after a short period of transforming the house into what it is now, we can relax and enjoy it’s gentleness, it’s quiet location, and share long pleasurable dinners and conversations with our friends and family.
We love to have lunch or dinner with our friends on the large tables in front of the house enjoying the view of the vineyards and then later cool off in the pool, or play a game of boules on the court beyond the pool.
The nicest moments come at the end of the afternoon when everybody is rosy and relaxed by the sun and swimming pool and we meet to chat and have a drink under the century old oak tree in front of the house, overlooking the vineyards.
When we are in Cotignac we love to stroll around the villages of the Provence Verte, and visit the market. There are many opportunities to go winetasting in and around Cotignac, but our faviourite “ Domaine”or vineyard is “Chateau Margui”, just outsite the village of Correns.
And of course a drive to famous St.Tropez in the spring and a wander around the “vide grenier” (Antique/ Flea markets) are always worthwile and enjoyable.
Are the children to small to have a quiet dinner in a restaurant or do you just prefer to stay on your own lovely terrace but not having the fuss of cooking your own meal than we can offer you the opportunity to have a cook at home! While sipping a cool glass of rose on the edge of your pool, PURE home cooking will provide you a lovely dinner. The table is attractively dressed for you, an excellent 3 or 4 course menu is served on your private terrace and of course they will leave your kitchen spotlessly clean. On request, they can also cook for your children so your dinner can be quiet and undisturbed. For further information www.pure-homecooking.com