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Cotignac. Pretty stone cottage in 2 acres.Totally private heated pool, min 25°C.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private pool, 2 bedrooms, 1 shower room with toilet plus extra toilet Sleeps 4

'LES CYPRÈS' is a true taste of the Provence! A restored stone cottage, 200 years old, with walls 3 feet thick, cool inside in the summer. There are all modern cons for a perfect self catering holiday. The house is set in 2 acres, and surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. The closest property is 200 metres away, and the nearest quiet country road is 500 meters away. Incredibly romantic and calm, a perfect honeymoon hideaway! In the old provence tradition, the stone stairs to the bedrooms are outside. The restored stone pool, heated to min. 25°C, chlorine free, is not overlooked, and is for the private use of the occupants. 'Les Cyprès' is calm and peaceful, yet only 3km from the lively village of Cotignac. You can swim in the pool, you can sunbathe or just do nothing at all ! The rental fee includes everything (bed linen, beach towels, cleaning stuff, toilet paper, BBQ gas etc.). Sorry, you have to buy your own food and wine ;-) YOU WILL LOVE LES CYPRÈS. C'EST UN PETIT COIN DE PARADIS.

You will fall in love with 'Les Cyprès' in its tranquil setting. The only thing you hear from here, is the sound of crickets and nature. It's a little corner of Paradise! At 'Les Cyprès', you really do whatever you want : enjoy a good book by the pool, take a walk in the beautifull nature, make a bicycle tour along the beautifull Provence hills, visit one of the numerous beautifull villages, make a day excursion to the 'gorges du Verdon' or the 'côte d'Azur' which are just an hour away or ... just do nothing.

From 1st May to 31st september, the pool is heated by heat pump a minimum of 25°C.

You can easily go to the village for your croissants and baguettes. Cotignac is a beautifull village with nice restaurants, different good shops (bakeries, butcher, ...etc) to buy your daily groceries. Every day, you can find a market in the neighbourhood where you can buy several Provence specialities, fresh vegetables, cheeses, salami, ...

In Carcès is a great supermarket with a superbe meat and fish department

If you feel a little more energetic there are plenty of walks from the house, and you can explore the surrounding tracks and paths, either on foot, or by bicycle. In the spring the wild flowers are glorious!

The village has a bouledrome, tennis courts, a fitness trail, and a children's playground.

There is horse riding, fishing, sailing, kayaking, climbing, diving, & golf all within a short car ride away. There are wine tastings at the local domains, & evening feasts & dancing in Cotignac & the local villages. Cotignac market on a Tuesday morning is a must, & each of the surrounding villages has its market day. If this is not enough the beaches and nightlife of the Cote d'Azur are 75 minutes away.

The Var has 12 championship golf courses, including Nans les Pins, La Motte, and others, 45 minutes away.

Probably the best is Barbaroux, at Brignoles, only 25 minutes away. This area is also a paradise for bikers, on- or off-road, the possibilities are unlimited.

The village has a tourist office which is full of information on local events and further afield. There is WiFi connection at the Office de Tourisme. Inside the house is a list of local restaurants-gourmet to pizza, and maps and guidebooks.

The cottage is officially registered with the ' Office de Tourisme de Cotignac' and the 'Syndicat Mixte du Pays de la Provence Verte'.

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Frederik & Caroline Franssens
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Frederik & Caroline Franssens

Hello, I'm Frederik. I'm married with Caroline and we have 2 betautiful kids (twins) Eva and Simon.

We live in Belgium and I work for Audi. Caroline is a beautician. Our kids still go to school.

We always dreamt of buying a house abroad to spent our holidays and spent as much time as possible in our free time.

Frederik & Caroline Franssens purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Frederik & Caroline Franssens chose Cotignac

We came here on a holiday and we fell immediately in love with the house and its surroundings. We live a hectic life at home and when we go on holidays, we love a quiet place where we can enjoy the silence of nature. We spent 3 years in this house when we were on holidays and the last year, I asked the owners, a lovely English couple who live 200m from the house, if they weren't planning on selling the house and to surely contact us when the time was there. A year later we bought the house !!

What makes this cottage unique

We love the house because it is a traditional Provence house which is about 250 years old. It has thick walles wich means it stays very cool during the hot season. It is situated at the end of a dead end street so there is no traffic at all. The house lays on a private property of 1.6 hectare and has a very nice private pool.The charming village of Cotignac is only 3 km away so everything is nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Friendly people, great weather, a charming little house, everything we needed for a great holiday' S&E L/St.A Lancs.

'Thanks for a peaceful and relaxing time in such beautiful surroundings' MP Ukraine

'A magnificent month! A well appointed house, lovely gardens, great pool, plenty of places to relax!' P&L Toronto & Geneva.

'Never change this little house. PS Moules-frites rocks!' L,A, J&J London & Shrewsbury.

'Thanks for the chance to experience rural France first hand. We loved it.' C&B A Rangiora New Zealand.

'What a week! How tragic we didn't book for two...or twenty! H, O, B & A Iceland

'Please don't change anything. Until next year H, D, H&J London.

'Here the ambiance was such that our trips out were short, we wanted to return ASAP' C&T H Dublin.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cotignac in Var

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be made up as 2 doubles
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be made up as 2 doubles
  • The beds can be set up as one king size double per room, or two full size singles per room. A baby cot is available if wanted. Although the inside of the house stays very cool in summer, there is a fan in each bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
In the traditional provence style, the stone staircases to the bedrooms are outside. The two double bedrooms can be converted to two twins on request. Possibility of 2 adults in one room, and 2 adults and 1 child in a cot in the other. There are 2 terraces at the house : 1 sunny terrace and 1 terrace in the shade, ideal for a cool lunch at noon. The swimming pool is HEATED by 'heat pump', from beginning of May to end of September. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IS 25 DEGREES. The pool measures 8m.x4m.x1.6m deep. It is chlorine free, and is sterilised by a salt electrolysis system. The pool is 10 meters from the house and is solely for the use of the occupants. It is surrounded by a hedge, and is totally private. There is a childproof barrier, and a pool alarm for protection. Pool / beach towels are also provided, costing you less baggage.


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Cotignac. Pretty stone cottage in 2 acres.Totally private heated pool, min 25°C.
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Lovely holiday retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that strikes you is the silence and ofcourse the beauty of nature. You get totally relaxed after staying in this house/area.

The house is nice and comfortable, the swimming pool great and everything that you need to make it a pleasant vacation is available.

Beds are comfortable, kitchen is practical and fully equiped and the outside terraces give you the opportunity to eat outside every time.

You don’t have to worry about the practical side of your stay as the owners taught about everything. (even a BBQ)

The environment offers you plenty of options so you get not bored easily.

Cotignac is a lovely typical french village with lots of pitoresk bars and restaurants.

Great place to stay!!

TIP: You certainly have to taste the grapes on the vineyards in the environment, they are delicious.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Beautiful stone cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic week in Cotignac. The cottage is beautiful, set in large grounds with a heated swimming pool. The house is clean and well maintained, and perfect for relaxing and as a base for exploring this part of Provence.

Cotignac and the surrounding towns and villages are all very picturesque, with markets in one of the local towns most days of the week. We also visited the Gorges du Verdon and Lac Ste Croix, as well as Tourtour, Aups, and Brignoles.

Cotignac has several restaurants, but we found Hotel Restaurant du Cours to be particularly good, with excellent local food and wines.

We would thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing break in a beautiful part of France.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
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Uniek verblijf in het hart van de provence

  • 4 of 5

Les cypres is een zeer aangename plek waar je echt tot rust kan komen. Het huisje is perfect in orde en heeft alles wat nodig is voor een geslaagde vakantie. Ook de omgeving biedt alles wat je nodig hebt op zowel sportief als culinair. Kortom een aanrader.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Wonderful holiday

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage in a glorious region of Provence. This property is secluded but does not feel isolated. The totally private swimming pool is superb and we spent many hours cooling off in the Provencal sunshine. The cottage is well equipped and keeps very cool, even in high temperatures. The surrounding grounds are beautiful with plenty of places to choose to sit and relax and read.The village of Cotignac is really charming with plenty of good restaurants; it is about 7 minutes away by car. We spent a truly relaxing holiday and would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four truly enjoyed this amazing place! It exceeded our expectations!!! Very private, relaxing and cozy with a great flow of energy running through. Coming from a busy city we loved the peaceful and quiet environment with great views around and the heated pool! The cottage is equipped with everything you need to stay comfortably and even enjoy cooking like home! It's only 50 mins drive to the beautiful beaches. Lots of beautiful villages and vineyards to visit. The owner gives great ideas of exploring the area. Highly recommending it to everyone and our children are already talking about coming back there soon!:)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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A wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing week at the beginning of October. I thought we were taking a bit of a risk with the weather, but we were blessed with warm, sunny days. Les Cypres was the perfect place enjoy a much needed break and had everything we needed. A big thank you to Claire and Ian for a warm welcome, and for keeping the pool open for us, given the good weather! Location wise Cotignac is well placed for exploring the surrounding area. We took trips to the Gorges du Verdon, Aups, St Tropez, and all the neighbouring villages for market days. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2012
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nice or Marseilles or Toulon-Hyeres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1130 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Nearest Train
37 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Cotignac is a pretty, unspoiled Provence village set at the foot of ancient limestone cliffs, and designated 'Village de Caractère', and 'Un des plus beaux villages de France'. It was founded before the Romans, and in the 19th century was at the centre of the olive and silkworm industries. It is at the heart of the Côte de Provence vineyards. The village has many beautiful fountains and a weekly Provençal market, plus the benefit of several restaurants and shops. In the summer, a festival of films and concerts are presented in the spectacular outdoor 'Théatre du Rocher'.

To the south, Cotignac is 1 hour from St. Tropez and the Cote d'Azur. To the north at 45 minutes is the breathtaking Gorge de Verdon and beautiful Lac St. Croix, with the lavender fields of Valensole nearby.To the west at 1hour is Aix en Provence, and Avignon at 2 hours. To the east the Italian border is 90 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cotignac, Var

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
29 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
3 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
7 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £394.64

Bookings should be accompanied by a non returnable deposit of 25% of the rental fee, and will be confirmed by e-mail or post. The balance, plus a returnable breakages fee of 450 euros, should be paid 21 days before arrival. The breakages deposit, subject to final inspection, will be returned by electronic transfer a week after check out of the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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