Cotignac, Var

There’s a Tuscan feel to this lovely, family-friendly place – walk to the sound of cicadas, stargaze, visit vineyards, markets and castles


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


As you admire the views from the splendid south-facing terrace of this old stone dwelling, surrounded by olive and pomegranate trees, vineyards and woods, the only noises you hear are wild ones. Delightful owners live nearby and will guide you from the main road – stretches of the approach are not for low-slung cars. Having renovated the cottage themselves, skilfully blending top quality mod cons with authentic old materials, the McGarvies’ former home feels much-loved and truly welcoming. There are special touches at every turn, with a huge château-esque sofa on a white marble floor in the living room, Roman mosaic tiles in the bathroom and beautiful homemade ceramics. The kitchen is well-designed, with a wooden table to gather around and everything a real cook might need. Your bedroom with super comfy bed is downstairs, the charming children’s twin-bedded room up, and outside there’s stacks of space to eat, roam and relax. Visit nearby Provençal villages with their markets, restaurants and castles, go walking or mountain biking, cool off in the wading pool and unwind under starry skies. 


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
1 November - 16 March.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €193
Weekly price
from €1350
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From €1933 beds2 bedrooms


We had such a lovely time. Boyaca was so kind to us, and the house was quiet with a beautiful view out over the hills. It was a lovely break, London seemed very far away. The area itself was fascinating and very inspiring and we would return in a flash and highly recommend it to anyone else. We had two young children with us, and it really was so lovely.

Daniel, London

Wonderful holiday! We had the chance to stay in this place for 2 weeks during last summer and our 2 children can't wait for coming back next year. The house is charming, clean, well-equipped, confortable and beautifully decorated. Our kids spent hours playing in the small - so perfect for security - swimming pool. And most of all, Boyaca, our host, was so nice and helpful.

Pascale, Paris

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Boyaca McGarvie

  • Beaurecueil is ideally situated 4.5 km from Cotignac, in the heart of Provence and makes a perfect base to visit the region. Cotignac is a beautiful village with plenty of restaurants, great atmosphere and a wonderful provençal market every Tuesday
  • Sainte-Croix lake and the breathtaking Gorges du Verdon 'Grand Site de France' are only 45 minutes away, there you can swim, go hiking or hire pedalos, kayaks or electric boats to explore or you can admire the views as you drive through the scenic route.
  • Beautiful Abbaye du Thoronet is only 18 km away. There are many lovely villages to discover during the day and in the evenings, under the stars, you can listen to a concert, watch a play or a film at one of the many festivals in and around Cotignac.
  • Take a day out to visit Marseille's old port or Avignon's Palais des Papes. Go shopping in Cannes or gambling in Monte-Carlo. Visit the old quarters of Aix-en-Provence and Nice. Go to the beach after visiting Saint-Tropez.
  • Nice, Marseille and Toulon airports are about one and a half hours or less away. To Aix-en-Provence TGV railway station it's 1H15 mins.
  • Please note that our small pool measures 4m x 3m and is only 0.9m deep. Also, our drive is steep and bumpy, not suited for low slung cars.