Holiday home in Cotignac: Mas de Terrisse
Rent directly from the owner: A very tasteful and authentic holiday home, free (but not isolated) between the vineyards. At 5 minutes from the characterful village of Cotignac. Completely renovated with great taste, equipped with all comforts and luxury, but with the characteristic charm of an old Provencal house.
From the lovely swimming pool (12 X 5 meters!) Look out over your own valley full of vineyards, olive groves, wheat fields and cypresses. The spacious house is stylishly furnished and also fully equipped: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, kitchen with American fridge, Nespresso machine, Sonos speakers, internet connection, etc .. For children there is a trampoline, table tennis table and volleyball badminton court available. Suitable for up to 10 people (very suitable for 2 families).
The garden has a Biobelt (anti-mosquito system) so you can enjoy the pool and the terraces without mosquito-free.
St Tropez, Nice, Aix en Provence at about 1 hour away. Gorges du Verdon at ¾ hours. A lot of activities in the immediate vicinity; cycling (available) and walking from home, canoeing, golf etc.
There are 2 mountain bikes available to be able to get bread in Cotignac by bike or to explore the area.
The house is rented from Sunday to Sunday so that tenants do not suffer from the extreme traffic on the Autoroute du Soleil on the free and Saturdays. On Sunday you drive quietly, without traffic jams.
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The Dutch owners have decorated this provencal mas for their own use and equipped with all equipment that guarantees a pleasant stay. The mas was purchased in 2006 and then thoroughly renovated. Everything is new, but the original charm has been preserved through the use of old materials. From the central hall in the middle of the house you come right into a spacious (35m2) kitchen, equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave, American fridge (with cold water / ice cube dispenser) and a dining table for 10 people.
From the hall you will come to the left in the spacious (50m2) living room with spacious sitting area and an extra dining table. The living room contains a number of antique cabinets that were bought at the local antique dealer. In the living room with fireplace there is a TV with satellite (Dutch and French channels), a DVD player and a Sonos speaker.
The staircase leads upstairs to two bedrooms (both with two single beds but easy to convert to double beds) and a spacious bathroom (double sink and walk-in shower, separate toilet). There is also a master bedroom on this floor with its own spacious bathroom with bath, shower and toilet.
From the living room on the ground floor you enter a separate room with a spacious hall with a desk in it. A large guest room (with 2 single beds or 1 double bed), 2) and a smaller bedroom with 2 single beds adjoin this hall. Separate toilet and a bathroom with shower.
The washer and dryer are located in the storage room. Children's bed (camping) and high chair are available.
From the village of Cotignac you drive in about 5 minutes between the vineyards to the house. The last bit of a private driveway through the olive trees, past your own ancient well to the house. There is sufficient space for parking several cars. The terrace in front of the house is surrounded by old mulberry trees, which provide a rural atmosphere. Under the cane covered terrace you can sit out and enjoy the view. From this terrace you walk through a stone staircase to the lower swimming pool. Around the pool are old olive trees, which give the pool a sheltered appearance. There is a large terrace with hardwood sunbeds and a seating area with authentic French metal beds. At the large scaffolding wooden table with wooden benches you can have breakfast in the sun in the morning. A large, buried trampoline and a ping-pong table offer children a lot of fun.
On the side of the house you will find a lounge corner where you can sit down. In addition, there is a large wooden table so you can eat in the late evening sun (Weber gas bbq present).
So you can sit in the sun all day, but also in the shade if you prefer. The old trees that are scattered around the house provide enough shade for the warm days.
Please note: through the natural stones "restangues" (stone walls that divide the terrain into terraces) the area directly around the house is perhaps less suitable for enterprising toddlers. Look at the pictures to judge for yourself whether it is suitable for your child. The swimming pool can be covered with an automatic roller shutter to prevent children from falling into the water unnoticed.
From the house you can make various cycling (mountain-bike) tours and walks. You is really in the middle of the hilly nature, with many small paths that you sometimes through vineyards, then again by (oak) forests or lead along small villages. Cotignac is a lively village that is known for its original appearance, with many restaurants and terraces under the large plane trees in the square. Visit the cave dwellings back into the village.
Trips to the Lac St. Croix (1/2 hour drive, surfing, sailing, pedal boats, swimming), Verdon (3/4 hours; beautiful gorge where you can walk in and you can paddle boats and swimming), but also to "le village dans le ciel "Tour Tour (half hour from where you have a beautiful view), but if you have the bustle of the coast to search for you also drive an hour to the beaches of St Maxime, St Tropez, Le Lavandou etc. Or a day of cultural activities in Aix en Provence (1 hour).
Are you a golf lover? Then you can enjoy the famous golf course of Barbaroux (1/2 hour). And then we do not have the many Provencal markets or vide grenier and flea markets are everywhere in the summer.