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Luxurious Provencal Medieval Bastidon/Tower In Cotignac, Var, Proven

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Haven Surrounded By Vineyards, Olive Groves And Lavende

Chaudon is a stunning property that dominates the local countryside, overlooking vineyards and olive groves with views to the distant hills. Secluded but not isolated this luxurious Medieval Bastidon is part of a 5 acre property suitable for family holidays throughout the year. There is a second property that is not being let so you get the exclusive access to all facilities, including 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.

Miruna and David Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Miruna and David Smith

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!

Miruna and David Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Miruna and David Smith chose Brignoles region

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

What makes this house unique

Luxury and tranquility

Guestbook comments from the owner

Property under new ownership and management for 2014 season.
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cotignac in Var

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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 free of charge. Cleaning before arrival and after departure included in the weekly rent. Basic cleaning materials provifed Amenities/Facilities: Barbecue, Heated pool, Parking, Internet, UK satellite TV Outside: The pool 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 pool house. The house is only a couple of terraces up from the pool but far enough for privacy. Beside the BBQ terrace (tables and chairs), there is an additional terrace with a large table and chairs situated above the fish bassin under a big tree. The property has a large elevated fish bassin and is near a river so small children need constant supervision.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Magical Property in the Heart of Provence

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful property. The Bastidon is old but has been renovated to a high standard by the owners Miruna and David who own the other building on the property and utilise it as a holiday home. By chance they were there when we arrived and made us feel very welcome though for the rest of the week we had the extensive gardens as well as the Bastidon (which translates as a small country character house typical of Provence) to ourselves. The top two floors make up the holiday villa and are equipped to a high standard with a kitchen/living room and a toilet on the 'ground' floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper floor. Towels, bedding and kitchen essentials are all included as is a welcome pack of milk, butter etc. in the fridge. The gardens are lovely and include a barbecue area and a large pool with sunbeds and a ping pong table. There's even a fridge to cool your poolside beer and wine! The pool is heated and was extremely pleasant. It is also very secluded.

The location is of course rural, some 2 km outside of Cotignac which is a typically delightful Provencal village with its fair share of bars, restaurants, shops and boulangeries. There's a Spar in the village but a decent sized supermarket is a ten to fifteen minute drive away. Although you can walk into the village a car is pretty much essential. The surrounding area is a mass of vineyards and olive groves. Nice is about an hour and a half drive away. If you want a day at the seaside it will take you about an hour. There are a number of tourist spots nearby but by and large this appears to be a quiet part of Provence. This just increased its appeal to us.

Many thanks to Miruna and David for making this property available and their local manager Susan for making us feel very welcome. It was a perfect base for our week in Provence. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neil and Elaine We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation in Cotignac and we appreciate your feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you! Have a wonderful summer. Best wishes Miruna and David
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Shoulder season
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder season
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
The security deposit of 250GBP, subject to final inspection, will be returned by electronic transfer within 2 weeks of the end of the rental.

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 British pounds. Discounts for long lets (minimum one month) can be negotiated.

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.
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