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Private Studio for 2 with salt water pool/deck and sun terrace

Bedrooms Studio
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Private entrance, kitchenette, parking, garden, terrace and pool

This well appointed , free-standing studio is situated on one acre of gated property. It is ideal for couples seeking a tranquil and private retreat. The studio opens to a private garden area with access to a BBQ, well-equipped summer kitchette for light cooking and salt water pool. .

The queen sized bed has an excellent mattress. Local television and large CD library. Linens, towels, hair dryer, parking, and equipped summer kitchen, basic kitchen condiments ALL included in price.

NO SMOKING., Not suited for children and pets. Situated 3km outside of Cotignac with an easy 20 minute walk to the village.

Located near rock climbing, country hikes, Cistercian Abbey of le Thoronet and open air markets. Easy access to the Gorge de Verdon, Aix, Marseille, Toulon. The property is one and one half hours from the Nice airport.

A DVD film library is provided

G&L friendly

Need to brush up your French?

French language classes are available on site by a native French language professor (all levels). Prices and details upon request.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 July, 2017

About The Owner

Catherine, a native French citizen and Irene, an American expat have been renting their cottage since 2009. Catherine, a retired French professor is also a photographer and published author. Irene, now retired from directing medical practice management programs, savours her time gardening, making vin d'orange and jams. In their 'spare' time they also have a free-lance French/English written translation service. Both Catherine and Irene and their two cats adore the region and eagerly share their paradise with their guests.

Why The Owner chose Cotignac

Our property is tucked away from traffic and noise, beautifully landscaped and boast a crystal clear salt water pool.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage offers quiet and privacy. There are NO other guests that share the facility. The owners are very welcoming and respectful the the guests' privacy. Our reviews praise the comforts and appointments of the rental. Please read the detailed listing of all ammenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a fantastic 7 days in your beautiful cottage. We will truly miss lounging by your delightful pool, popping in for a swim or reaching for another glass of rose! You made us feel very welcome. We have had a lovely balance of relaxation/sightseeing and would definitely recommend the Gorge and Villecroze and Tourtour.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cotignac in Var

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Well appointed bathroom with towels, hair dryer, make-up mirror and excellent lighting.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio-Bedroom suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All linens provided for Queen sized, very comfortable bed. Sitting area has a sofa bed , small library, board games and a tv and library of DVD films. Private entrance, well insulated in summer and comfortably heated in winter. Kitchenette is ideal for preparing simple meals and is equipped with basic condiments, coffee, teas, utensils and dishes. Private entrance opens to a garden lounge chairs, outdoor tables and salt water pool.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
The kitchenette is ideal for light self-catering. Home made vin d 'orange is available for purchase.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Private Studio for 2 with salt water pool/deck and sun terrace
average rating of 4.923077 based on 35 reviews
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A Perfect Week in Provence

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed twice with Irene and Catherine, once with my girlfriend, the other time with my 20 year old son. I have been to France about 7-8 times, and can state unequivocally that I have never had a more enjoyable and genuine experience than I had when while staying with them at their charming B&B in Cotignac. Irene and Catherine went out of their away to assure that I, and my respective guests, were comfortable with our lodgings and amenities. The room itself was beautifully appointed and spacious. It overlooks the pool and patio, which, in the early morning and evening, makes a perfect setting to eat a delicious breakfast, go from a refreshing swim, or simply lounge in the sun and marvel at the surroundings. Irene and Catherine were extremely helpful in suggesting sights for us to tour and shop. They are close friends with many of the local shopkeepers. My 'guests' and I often walked to town, and even went for an occasional jog alongside the rolling hills and vineyards. If you are looking for an opportunity to truly experience the real essence of Provence, then this is the place to go!!! I highly recommend this wonderful B&B!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2009
  • Date of Stay: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome short stay or extended stay guests. We have several repeat visitors and hope you will be among them!
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  • 5 of 5

We wanted somewhere quiet and peaceful and it was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful poolside escape in Provence

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed the tranquility and beauty of this lovely hillside retreat near the charming Provencal village of Cotignac. Hosts Irene and Catherine could not have been more hospitable or helpful. We would,love,to return!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic peaceful and restful

  • 5 of 5

Loved it.

I was concerned about the summer kitchen but it was absolutely fine and had everything you could wish for and Irene had given us fresh coffee. We enjoyed this with our breakfast on the terrace by the kitchen. The outside areas for our use were spacious and comfortable. The studio was cool at night and well furnished. Lovely shower and bathroom

I agree with all the other reviews and would not hesitate to return or recommend to others. Great location, peaceful and quiet area. Cotignac is a lovely village and there is lots to explore

The pool was beautiful and our hosts charming


Many thanks to you both

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, private and everything you require.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay - the accommodation is clean and everything you will require is available and in very good order. The kitchenette is perfect, as is the pool. The owners leave you to look after yourself but could not be more accommodating, helpful and welcoming. We would not hesitate to return. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. We stayed for 2 nights, and found that there was everything we needed, from a huge collection of DVDs, plenty of fresh towels and bed linen, a very well stocked and supplied kitchen, BBQ, swimming pool... the list goes on and on. The local town, Cotignac, is beautiful with lovely restaurants, shops and sights. The location is perfect to venture further afield as well to visit Verdon Gorge, (A must!) Entrechateux, Lorgues, and much more.

But of course, all of this would be nothing without the welcoming, attentive and genuine hosts Irene and Caterine. Our plane was delayed, and we didn't end up arriving till very late, but they not only stayed up to welcome us, but bought us breakfast items so we wouldn't have to worry about it the next morning. They really did go above and beyond: a perfect mix of friendly & attentive yet respectful of our privacy.

There are plenty of lovely looking places available to stay on homeaway, and lots of other websites too, but very few will have hosts who genuinely care about whether your stay is mediocre (ie: you wont put a bad review online) or amazing. This is one of those special places where you will want to go back again and again. You will not regret booking. We are definitely doing so, and staying much longer!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nice and Marseille
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Cotignac village is rich with vineyards, olive groves, ancient troglodytes and art galleries. Rock climbing, kayaking, open air markets, wine tasting and Provençal cuisine are part of Cotignac's daily life. The village's population of 2000 is host to summer outdoor film festivals and concerts.

Cotignac is 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. Today, the village is noted for its art galleries and artists' community as well as a summer theatre and film festival. The village has many beautiful fountains and a weekly Provençal market, plus the benefit of restaurants and shops. 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. 90 minutes to the east the Italian border.

Other Activities: hiking, rock climbing, kayaking ,day trips to Nice, Marseille, Aix & the cote d'azur


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cotignac, Var

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £310.23

Rates include linens, towels, sundries, hairdryer, videos tv and basic kitchen supplies. Generally, rentals are from Saturday to Saturday, but may be negotiated. The property is available from 3.00pm . the day of arrival, and must be vacated before noon, the day of departure. The cash security deposit is due upon arrival and is eligible for a 100% refund upon your departure. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS. THE FIRST PAYMENT TO RESERVE THE DATES IS NON-REFUNDABLE. THE 2ND AND FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE 7 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.UPON ARRIVAL.

Directions will be sent on receipt of final payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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