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Between olives and vines, near Cotignac

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom country house, sleeping 6(+2), with pool and beautiful views

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, and a modern bathroom with separate w.c. In the new wing, you find a double bedroom on the mezzanine level and a double sofa bed downstairs. In the main 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. More photos and information available on our website http://massaintantoine.net

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.

More Details

Owner
Katy and Tom Ansorg
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Katy and Tom Ansorg

We are an English-German couple currently living in Frankfurt with two young children. We work in international development, and have chosen the beautiful South of France as our family base for holidays and in between postings.

http://massaintantoine.net

Katy and Tom Ansorg purchased this house in 2015

Why Katy and Tom Ansorg chose Brignoles region

We have been looking for the right property for many years, but I think it was the view that drew us to Mas Saint Antoine! Between olives and vines, it really is beautiful whichever way you look. And, although it is in the midst of stunning scenery, the very friendly local community in Cotignac, and its lovely cafes and bakeries, are just a short drive away.

What makes this house unique

There are lovely country walks directly from the house, and great hiking in the surrounding hills. The waterfalls of Sillans la Cascade provide natural swimming pools. The hills and villages of the Haute Var retain their character and atmosphere all year round, and the sunny weather makes it perfect for exploring. Cotignac is particularly beautiful in the Spring, when the flowers are out in the hedgerows and fields. The beaches of the French Riveria are about an hour away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cotignac in Var

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made up as double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large comfortable double sofa bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the mezzanine level above bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4 is on the mezzanine level above bedroom 3.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The property is set back from a small country road down its own drive. However, the sound of passing cars can sometimes be heard. Prices include gas, electricity, bed linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels for the pool) This is a no smoking property

Reviews

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Between olives and vines, near Cotignac
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
4

A tranquil cottage, lovely and rustic.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely week here and Cotignac, which is very pretty, is also a great place for cafes, restaurants and the market. Highly recommend visiting Chateau Fontainbleu for wine tasting.

The cottage was charming and we'll stocked, although could do with a new oven. There was a shortage of sunloungers for a place that sleeps 8 people, only 2 working loungers is not enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kirstie, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the missing sun loungers, our new ones have now been delivered. And I am sorry you had problems with the oven. We have just returned from a two week stay there ourselves and found it to be working well (my son was pleased with the birthday cake it produced!) We look forward to welcoming you again at Mas Saint Antoine.
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5

Nice relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Very traditional French farmhouse it was great sitting with a glass of wine/beer overlooking the vinyard opposite in the evening watching the sun go down!!

Outside it the sun shine was lovely but the house was fantastically cool during the days.

The local town had great places to eat although I'd advise booking a table during the day to make sure they have a place available for you.

The market was great and well worth the vist.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice stay in a lovely area

  • 4 of 5

Mas St. Antoine was very much as we expected from the description and photos. The inside of the house was well laid out, pretty and practical. Although near the road, it had the advantage of being easily accessible and had a very nice outlook over a small vineyard. The house is simple but good value. Both the owners and the manager were always extremely helpful and quick to respond to requests or messages. The house is just a few minutes from the lovely village/small town of Cotignac with very good shops, restaurants and market. It is perfectly situated for exploring the the small and pretty villages, lakes and hills of the Var region, the Cote d'Azur, Aix-en-Provence, the Luberon and further afield if one wanted. All in all a simple but very nice place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Nice property just outside Cotignac

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 days in Mas Saint Antoine and enjoyed every day. The house is located just outside beautiful Cotignac with lots to do nearby (we went swimming, sailing, hiking, cycling). The house is nice and fully equipped.

It was nice sitting in the garden, having dinner under the trees and we enjoyed the view over the vineyards. The kids, of course, enjoyed jumping into the pool.

There is hardly any noise coming from the road which is nearby but invisible form house and garden.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Erholsame Tage zwischen Olivenbäumen und Weinreben

  • 5 of 5

Martha und Siegmar A.

Bewertung

Im Juli/August verbrachten wir - vier Erwachsene und zwei Kinder - 11 wunderschöne Tage in diesem Haus, umgeben von Olivenbäumen und Weinreben, man kann sich hier richtig Wohlfühlen.

Eine bestens ausgestattete Küche, Wandermöglichkeiten direkt vom Haus, viele sonnige und schattige Plätze zum Entspannen zwischen Oliven- und Maulbeerbäumen.

Verschiedene Terrassen laden unter schattigen Bäumen zum Verweilen ein.

Am Haus ist Boulspielen möglich und natürlich tut danach eine Erfrischung im Pool gut. Für Eltern und Kinder ein großer Spaß.

Den Abend mit einem Glas Rotwein aus der örtlichen Winzergenossenschaft genießen und dabei den Sternenhimmel zu beobachten ist Erholung pur.

Wildromantisch sind die nahegelegenen Wasserfälle, wo man baden, oder sich vom Felsen ins Wasser stürzen kann und Kinder im Bach Staumauern bauen können.

Der attraktive Ort Cotignac liegt etwa 2 km entfernt vor einer Felswand, wo sich früher Höhlenwohnungen befanden. Er bietet Geschäfte, Restaurants und Kaffees, sowie einen wöchentlich stattfindenden Markt und kulturelle Veranstaltungen.

Das Haus und die Umgebung haben uns sehr gut gefallen und bestimmt kommen wir bald wieder.

Wir vergeben 5 Punkte!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cotignac
Nearest Train
89 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence TGV
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cotignac
Nearest Beach
122 Kilometres
Cassis
Car: necessary

There are lovely country walks directly from the house, and great hiking in the surrounding hills. The waterfalls of Sillans la Cascade provide natural swimming pools. The hills and villages of the Haute Var retain their character and atmosphere all year round, and the sunny weather makes it perfect for exploring. Cotignac is particularly beautiful in the Spring, when the flowers are out in the hedgerows and fields. The beaches of the French Riveria are about an hour away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cotignac, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak season
15 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Autumn
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Short breaks available out of peak season (please enquire for rates). Changeover day is Saturday but alternative days may be possible out of peak season. Arrival 16h; departure 11h.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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