Self catering holiday home in France
· Provence · Mediterranean Coast · Var

Chez Oz

A small house elevated above the village of Cotignac in Provence, with a panoramic view of the spectacular clifftop.

Ruth Teale
With Gite.com since December, 1999
+33 494046351
+33 6 85211993

About the Holiday Home

The garden
The garden

Originally built as a stable, Chez Oz is constructed from cob, or adobe, with whitewashed walls, exposed beams, and a curved tiled roof. It overlooks the traditional Provençal village of Cotignac. Four guests can comfortably stay in two bedrooms.

At the back of the house is a garden where guests can dine on the terrace and enjoy the spectacular view of the village and valley below, aganist a dramatic backdrop of steep cliffs and caves.

The living room
The living room

The ground floor is open-plan, with a fully-equipped fitted kitchen, two dining areas, and a bright and comfortable living room with sofas surrounding a large open fireplace. French doors open onto the terrace.

Upstairs are two bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with a pair of twin beds. The modern bathroom has a bathtub, a separate shower and a toilet. The house is a short stroll from the centre of the village.

Special features

  • Pets welcomed
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Provence-Côte d'Azur
Town
Cotignac
Setting
Village
Nearest large town
Carcès
Other towns nearby
Salernes
Brignoles
Entrecasteaux
Département
Var (83)
Rental information

Chez Oz

Accommodates
4 guests
Bedrooms
2 bedrooms
Two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with twin beds. A sofa-bed is also available.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
June 25 until August 26 € 900
August 26 until September 25 € 850
September 25 until January 1 € 550
January 1 until March 26 € 550
March 26 until April 25 € 650
April 25 until May 26 € 800
May 26 until June 24 € 850

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

Bookings normally on a Saturday to Saturday basis.

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Contact

Ruth Teale at Chez Oz.

About the Area

The village of Cotignac (photo: Caspar Moller)
The village of Cotignac (photo: Caspar Moller)

A warm, friendly, and multicultural village, Cotignac has attracted musicians, artists, writers and business people from other parts of France and around the world. At the heart of Cotignac is the Cours Gambetta, where the thick foliage of plane trees shades the terraces of cafés and restaurants. In this community of 1,800 inhabitants, home to 18 fountains, the sound of water is never far away and it accompanies the visitor through the narrow streets and archways, past intricately carved doorways and stone houses renovated in harmony with their surroundings.

At the foot of the Rocher can be seen traces of the earliest dwellings, caves and grottos where people and their animals sheltered from the attacks of the Saracens and other raiders. Troglodyte living continued for some centuries as the village slowly developed around the present Place de la Mairie and its clock-tower.

Cotignac (photo: Caspar Moller)
Cotignac (photo: Caspar Moller)

Cotignac hosts a market every Tuesday morning on Cours Gambetta, where locals gossip over coffee and choose among the display of local cheeses, honey, truffles, olive oil, fruit and vegetables, home-cured ham and sausages.

The countryside around Cotignac is abundantly rich in vines and olive groves. The area is more peaceful than the hectic Mediterranean coast, and enjoys a wonderfully mild climate throughout the year. The fringe seasons of Fall and Spring are particuarly appealing.

About the Region

Cotignac and the surrounding landscape  (photo: Caspar Moller)
Cotignac and the surrounding landscape (photo: Caspar Moller)

Close to Cotignac, many interesting and characteristic villages wait to be explored, giving the perfect opportunity to find a hidden gem of a restaurant for a peacefully slow-paced and lengthy lunch.

On nearby Lac Sainte-Croix, one can enjoy sailing and wind-surfing, fishing in the rivers, rafting and canoeing. Rock-climbing is available in the spectacular canyon of the Verdon river, a large nature reserve where one can hike a network of trails or dive in the emerald waters of the Verdon.

Cotignac is built against a cliff face, where people once lived in the caves.  (photo: Caspar Moller)
Cotignac is built against a cliff face, where people once lived in the caves. (photo: Caspar Moller)

The popular beaches of the Mediterranean coast are just an hour's drive, and a popular day trip is to follow the coast to the independent principality of Monaco, home to glamourous casinos.

Also within easy reach for a day trip are the city of Marseille, whose 18th century port offers a great selection of seafood restaurants; the coastal city of Cannes, which hosts the great film festival every May, and Grasse, the perfume capital of France.

Closer to home, plan to walk or cycle through wooded hills and meadows among the scents of rosemary, thyme, lavender and sage, and the colours of many wild flowers.

Photo Album

The terrace for outdoor dining
The terrace for outdoor dining
The kitchen and one of the dining tables
The kitchen and one of the dining tables
The kitchen
The kitchen
Laneways lead to many interesting village homes
Laneways lead to many interesting village homes
The double bedroom
The double bedroom
The twin bedroom
The twin bedroom
The bathroom
The bathroom
Kitchen
Kitchen
Market day in Cotignac
Market day in Cotignac
Place de la Mairie in Cotignac
Place de la Mairie in Cotignac