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Provencal Bastide And Separate Medieval Bastidon/Tower In Cotignac, Var, Proven



Updated: 18-May-2016
Provençal Bastide and Medieval Bastidon Tower in Cotignac, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Peaceful Haven Surrounded By Vineyards, Olive Groves And Lavender

Chaudon is a stunning property consisting of two independent and spacious houses that dominate the local countryside, overlooking vineyards and olive groves with views to the distant hills: a Provencall bastide and a separate medieval bastidon/tower. Secluded but not isolated, the two houses are part of a 5 acre property suitable for family holidays throughout the year. Facilities shared exclusively with each other include pool, barbecue on large terrace and area for small children with playhouse, swings and sandpit. The historic village of Cotignac, with its two Sarasin towers, provides banks, shops, restaurants, pharmacy, doctors, dentists and a very colourful market on Tuesday mornings, plus a smaller one on Friday mornings during the summer season. Sandy beaches on the Côte d'Azur are easily accessible.

Details for holiday home Medieval Bastidon/Tower 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

This medieval building features a rounded turret and is shaded by a giant oak tree. It has recently been renovated and equipped for modern living. It offers accommodation for 4 on 2 floors with a terrace facing the morning sunrise.

Bedroom 1: 2 single beds, pull-out sofa, ceiling fan, shelf wardrobe hanging space

Bedroom 2: queen-size bed, ceiling fan, shelf wardrobe hanging space

Full bathroom with bath/shower, sink, WC, washer and dryer upstairs

Separate WC and sink downstairs

Kitchen: dishwasher, oven/hob, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, breakfast table for 4

Living Room: 2 seat sofa & 2 armchairs, wood-burning stove (winter), UK satellite TV /DVD, games

Lower level: game room / table football

Terrace outside the front door: table, chairs, parasol & bench

Towels/Linen provided. Cleaning before arrival and after departure included in the weekly rent. Basic cleaning materials stored under stairs

Amenities/Facilities: Iron, Barbecue, Heated pool, Parking, Internet, Phone

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are an Anglo-American couple who want to share with you our piece of paradise in the Var. We have lived and travelled to many places in the world and this is our chosen destination ... unfortunately only for vacations at the moment! This was the very first house that we looked at in Provence and it was love at first sight!

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Property under new ownership and management for 2014 season.
Sep 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Provencal paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I would have no hesitation in recommending this property. It was clean and very well maintained. The gardens, pool and BBQ area are fabulous. We spent one week here in August and were never short of things to see and do. We were so impressed we have already booked to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a taste of paradise

  • 5 of 5

property was even better than anticipated, excellent facilities inside and out. we were greeted and shown around property in detail.

Lovely village only 2 km away with great choice of restaurants and also a good supermarket only 5 minutes by car. would be very happy to recommend this property for a vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

Amazing surroundings, peace and tranquillity, two hectares of vibrant colours, vines, lavender and olive trees

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Saint-Maxime at 75 Kilometres Car: necessary


Sandy Mediterranean beaches on the Var coastline between Ste Maxime and Hyères (75km) are approx 1h plus away by car.


Airports: Nice, Toulon/Hyères and Marseille (85km) are each 1 hour 30 minutes away. The property is 20-30 minutes from the Brignoles exit (20km) off the A8 motorway. The French TGV rail service calls at Marseille (1 hour 15 minutes - 75km), Toulon (1 hour 15 minutes) and Les Arcs/Draguignan (45 minutes).

A car is essential.


The town of Cotignac (population 2,000) is 2kms away from the property. Other local towns are Carcès (10 minutes by car) and Brignoles (30 minutes).

Further Details:

Cotignac is one of the most beautiful villages in France and has a lively, colourful weekly market on Tuesday mornings, and most nearby villages/towns have weekly markets. Cotignac has all the basic facilities - doctor, bank, ATM, three bakers, butcher, a fishmonger, two grocery stores, pharmacy, hairdressers, hardware store.

There are many cafes and restaurants in the village (a list of them can be found in the property) which make Cotignac a gourmet paradise where you can savour locally produced cheeses, wines and olives.

Cotignac has a couple of antique shops which sell beautiful restored furniture and a couple of art galleries and souvenir shops.

There are a number of excellent restaurants in nearby villages and towns. Locally available activities include tennis, hiking, swimming, fishing and watersports on the magnificent Lac Ste Croix.

Other towns and villages of interest in the vicinity include Aups, Salernes, Sillans La Cascade, Carces, Entrecasteaux and slightly further-a-field Grasse,St Tropez and the coast and Aix-en-Provence. The surrounding towns and villages have much to offer: abbeys, chateaux and other buildings of historic interest, markets, and tree lined streets full of local character. There are also vineyards to visit. The Gorges du Verdon (France's answer to the Grand Canyon) and the lake of Ste Croix are just one hour away and provide an unforgettable experience. The area is also rich in fauna/flora.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nov 2016 - April 2017
5 Nov 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 20% should be paid to confirm your required reservation dates. Six weeks before arrival, payment of the balance and a refundable security deposit of 300 Euros need to be received. The security deposit, subject to final inspection, will be returned by electronic transfer within 2 weeks of the end of the rental.
Bookings made within FOUR weeks of the rental date should be paid in full at the time of booking and are not refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests must leave by 10 am and new arrivals can access the property after 4.30 pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros. Discounts for long lets (minimum one month) can be negotiated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-May-2016
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From the Owner

Two properties which can be rented together for a large family reunion or separately for a relaxing holiday in the very heart of the "Green Provence"

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: A welcome gift is provided on arrival that comprises a bottle of the owners` favourite local Rosé wine plus food staples for your first breakfast such as bread, butter, milk and eggs. Towels/Linen provided for both houses. Cleaning before arrival and after departure included in the weekly rent. Basic cleaning materials stored under stairs (bastidon) or in the utility room (bastide) Amenities/Facilities for both houses: Barbecue, Heated pool, Parking (shared) Internet, UK satellite TV, Phone Outside: The pool is shared exclusively between the two houses; it is 13m x 6m, 1.30m at shallow end, 2.50m at deep end, with a hard security cover and salt purification system; the pool is heated to prolong the season (late April - end October, weather permitting). A new diving board was installed in 2012. There is a solar shower and a cold water sink by the pool with city water (drinkable), lots of deckchairs and pool accessories, ping-pong table and refrigerator in the poolhouse. The two houses are only a couple of terraces up from the pool but far enough for privacy. The barbecue terrace is also shared between the two properties and usage needs to be agreed by mutual arrangement. There are several additional terraces that include separate sitting/dining areas. The property has a large elevated fish bassin and is near a river so small children need constant supervision.

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