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Charming bastidon with large salt pool, terrace and garden in countrysid

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms suits 8, 4 adults and 4 kids but adaptabl

A traditional stone house with large salt water pool and separate small guest house set amongst vineyards. A large terrace with BBQ and extensive lawned garden areas. 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 for meals with trees providing sun and shade, 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 quiet 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 to vineyards, olive trees and hills. Occasional work on the surrounding land includes the grape and olive harvests in the autumn. Secluded with tress giving privacy and with open views across the valley to hills. A small neighbouring cabanon is used for occasional recreation during the day.

This is a rustic, rural retreat suited to those who appreciate the natural environment and enjoy 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 just over an hour from Aix and MarseilleTGV 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.

There are short or long country walks from the house extending to 1.5 hours and possible to walk to Cotignac if strong walkers.

More Details

Geraldine Salata
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Geraldine Salata

We are a London based professional couple

Why Geraldine Salata chose Cotignac

It is a get away that has been desinged to be a blend of rustic and modern, a home with good quality furnishings and equipment. Close to villages


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cotignac in Var

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is one bathroom with bath 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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Charming bastidon with large salt pool, terrace and garden in countrysid
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Stunningly beautiful, well-maintained and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Took my children and grandchildren and we had the most wonderful time - the house and pool are perfect; the pool is a salt-water pool, so no evil chemicals, and the whole place has a calm, natural feel to it. The village, local walks and markets are highly recommended - we found it very hard to leave! Owners responded immediately to questions and clearly thought a lot about visitor comfort - good books, aesthetic planting, lovely linens and no clutter. Fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 21-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 11-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 07-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Nearest Train
42 Kilometres
Les Arcs/Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A6 at Le Muy/Brignoles
Nearest Beach
66 Kilometres
Pampelonne, Ramatuelle
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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Damage Deposit £300

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