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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.
NOTE: The pool is not open during the winter season. This rental is ideal for winter hikers, sightseers and persons seeking a retreat
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 and bikes are included in the rental.
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.
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 three cats adore the region and eagerly share their paradise with their guests.
Our property is tucked away from traffic and noise, beautifully landscaped and boast a crystal clear salt water pool.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Thank you Catherine and Irene for a truly unforgettable stay. The studio apartment was perfect. Our favorite days were riding the bikes through the vineyards, wine tasting at the surrounding wineries and then lounging beside the pool. Heaven! Of course, spending the day in the village, having a delicious lunch at one of the great restaurants and taking in the local culture wasn't too bad either. The beautiful Gorges du Verdon was such a wonderful day trip. There are so many places to see and experience near by, your location couldn't be any better.
The apartment was so comfortable and quiet. You have thought of everything! The kitchen had everything we might possibly have needed and it was great to have a BBQ to use on the nights we wanted to stay in. You even provided us with amazing sunsets every night! Incredible!
My first visit to France, but definitely not my last. Thank you.
Be warned ... only stay here if you want a perfect spot, with delightful hosts, fabulous breakfasts, a gorgeous little cottage and a the most inviting pool.
Location fantastic for getting around Provence.
We are newlyweds and we came to stay here for our honeymoon. It was an absolute gem!!
We cannot sing Irene and Catherines praises high enough. We received such a warm welcome and they went out of there way to make sure our stay was very special.
Breakfast was great and we never got the same breakfast twice in the 10 days we stayed.
Contignac is just a short bike ride away and the town itself has a lot to offer.
To be honest though we found little need to venture far from the poolside and garden!!
Hope to be back again soon!!
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
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£322|
Rates include linnens, towels, sundries, hairdryer, videos 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 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 (ALONG WITH THE SECURITY DEPOSIT) IS DUE UPON ARRIVAL. CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS NOT ACCEPTED.
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