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Old stone house with guest house, large pool and garden secluded in countryside



Updated: 01-Sep-2016
3/4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 showers suits 8 as 4 adults and 4 kids but adaptable

A charming traditional small stone house with separate small guest house set amongst vineyards and olive trees.The house has been sensitively extended from the original barn and restored to create a rustic blend of old and new. Old terracotta floor tiles, beams and a log fire contrast with a steel and stone kitchen with large old wood table. The wysteria covered terrace and a gravelled area has two tables that can be easily moved to selected areas for meals with trees providing sun and shade and a barbeque, suitable for relaxing and eating outdoors. Lawned areas by the terrace and pool are bordered by indigenous grasses and wild flowers. The house was converted and extended in 2002. Whilst having amenities the house is designed as a rustic country cottage in traditional style. The large salt swimming pool is bordered by stone and a large lawned area. The closely adjoining guest house with wet room is adjacent to the pool a few steps from the main house.

The house is secluded set on a lane which leads to the few private houses nearby and has a generally peaceful rural atmosphere. The property is set in agricultural land and there are views vineyards, trees and hills. There is requisite work done on the surrounding land including the grape and olive harvests in the autumn. There is a small neighbouring cabanon to the east used for occasional recreation during the day and the house is otherwise secluded with trees giving privacy whilst there are open views across the valley to hills.

This is a rustic, rural retreat suited to those who appreciate the natural environment and privacy.

The village of Cotignac has numerous shops, three bakeries and many restaurants and the quieter village of Entrecastaux with it's historic Chateaux is close by. There is a supermarket about 7 minutes drive from the house. There are local markets most days in the many nearby villages and in Cotignac on Tuesday. The local co-operative has local wine and olive oil and there are numerous vineyards in the vicinity.

Bastidon du Murier is easily accessible from Toulon, Marseille and Nice airports. it is an hour from Aix TGV station, three hours from Paris and just over six hours from London Saint Pancras via Eurostar which is an easy and pleasant way to travel to the house.

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  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Stay at Bastidon du Murier

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a lovely week at Bastidon du Murier with our three children (ranging from 5 years down to a 9 month baby). It was perfect for what we wanted, particularly the generous amount of outdoor space, the terrace and the lovely swimming pool which the children played in all day. The garden is surrounded by vineyards and it's a very tranquil place. The house is very pretty, both inside and out, and there is a lovely big kitchen with a proper gas hob - so cooking was a pleasure. We were quite content just to spend the day relaxing at the house but Contignac is a lovely town and just down the road so we did our morning croissant & baguette run each day and had supper there on a couple of evenings. We even walked into the town with the children one evening. We'd thoroughly recommend this house for a really relaxed holiday in a gorgeous setting - we were very sad to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kent, England

Provencal Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Christopher and I loved this beautifully simple house and garden. Having intended to go out and explore the area, we both were seduced by the house and garden and found it difficult to leave. This was because the area was so perfect - quiet and rural and one felt surrrounded by unspoilt,Provencal landscape. It was the perfect distance from charming Cotignac with its wonderful market. It was such a joy to sit on the terrace and beside the pool looking out across the beautiful garden and countryside to the hills beyond. The house itself was so well designed and thought out with a lovely, big country kitchen that opened out onto a sheltered but also sunny terrace. The bedroom where we slept was romantic and extremely comfortable and you felt, with the shutters open, part of the surrounding countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rhode Island, USA

Find the Peace and Charm of Provence here...

  • 5 of 5

Born and raised in Provence, but now living in the United States, my husband wanted to stay at a house that would feel like home. We were traveling with our two children (ages 4 & 2) and knew we would be spending as much time in the home, as out in the villages. It was the perfect location to head out to the markets, gather all the treasures offered there, and return to a home where we could invite friends and family and relax all together in the kitchen, on the terrace or by the pool. My husband is a chef, and he found everything he needed in the kitchen. This home has every amenity you would need and is very tastefully decorated. There were not excessive knick-knacks placed all over the home where we feared our children would break something everytime we turned our heads. Simple elegance and charm, the perfect retreat when you are looking to spend time together as a family with little stress and much relaxation. The pool is large and well maintained, with the steps crossing the entire length from end to end...good for the children and for sitting and reading while cooling off! The surrounding gardens are beautiful, enormous lavendar plants and flowers border the yard where our children could play safely with no worries about them heading out to the road. The Bastidon du Murier is tucked away amongst the vineyards, and it is very rare to hear a car drive by during the day or night. The rooms inside were neat and clean, and once again simply decorated with refined luxury. To sum it up, if we were ever to look for a home to return to in the future, this is where we would want to be.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marseille at 76 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs/Aix-en-Provence at 42 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A6 at Brignoles at 19 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pampelonne, Ramatuelle at 66 Kilometres Car: necessary

Bastidon du Murier is a stone house about 7 minutes drive mid-way between the villages of Cotignac and Entrecasteaux about 25 minutes from Brignoles and the A6 providing access to The house is close to many small villages and vineyards. There are weekly markets daily in villages and many bakeries and restaurants. The area is green with rivers, wooded with valleys.

Aix en Provence and Marseille to the West, Saint Tropez to the South and Nice to the East.

The beautiful beaches at Ramatuelle are about an hour and a quarter hour's drive away. The Lac de Saint Croix is nearby and The Gorge du Verdon is about 45 minutes away toward the Haute Var.

Other Activities: Kayaking


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early autumn
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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Property Type

  • mobile home


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 3
  • There is one bathroom and two shower rooms.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, Four poster bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Converts to two singles
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Converts to two singles
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Converts to two singles
  • There are multiple options depending on requirements. A principal bedroom with adjoining dressing room and desk also has a single bed for a child; bedroom room which can be made up as two single beds or as a double; a small day room downstairs with double bed which converts to two singles, a sofa bed in the living room and a guest house (cabanon) with double bed which converts to two singles with an en suite shower room.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Extra large salt water swimming pool 13.5m by 5.5m.sufficently deep for diving and fitted with alarm system. Heating by electric heaters and a traditional log fire. Games: table tennis, badminton and boules.

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