Mas Saint Antoine is situated between the picturesque village of Cotignac and the waterfalls of Sillans la Cascade. The house has a lovely pool and its own olive grove, and is secluded - yet only a three minute drive from the village with its restaurants, weekly market and boulangerie. Outdoors, there are large tree-shaded terraces for outdoor dining, with far reaching views across the Provencal vineyards and the hills beyond. Indoors, the old part of the house has retained traditional features such as terracotta floor tiles and log stoves, while the newer wing is light and airy. Downstairs, there is a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious dining room, a cosy sitting room, a spacious bathroom with shower and roll-top bath, plus an additional small shower room. Past the kitchen, you find a double bedroom on the mezzanine level and a double sofa bed downstairs in the new wing. In the original house, there are two upstairs bedrooms: one a large double bedroom with high ceilings and beautiful views, and one a twin room most suitable for children. Because of the way the bedrooms are laid out, the house is best suited to family groups. Mas Saint Antoine has been chosen as an Alastair Sawday special place to stay.
Both the dining area and the downstairs mezzanine bedroom open straight onto the terraces, where there is a large dining table seating 8. The pool overlooks the long olive grove, and has a lovely decked area with loungers and deck chairs for soaking up the warm sun. An old mulberry tree provides the terraces plenty of natural shade, and the hammock slung between the cherry trees is the perfect place for an afternoon doze.
The local village of Cotignac is a 'Village de Caractère’ known for its stone cave dwellings in the cliff. Cotignac has a supermarket and three bakeries to choose from, as well as many good restaurants and a weekly market. Within a short drive are also the villages of Entrecasteaux, known for its imposing castle and Carcès, which has a pretty boating lake. The very lovely Abbaye du Thoronet, true jewel of Romanesque art is also nearby. Sainte-Croix lake and the beautiful Gorges du Verdon are only 45 minutes away.