Cotignac, Var
+33 (0)6 66 88 45 56

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


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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. 


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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

Special offer: Last minute offer: 20% reduction for 6 nights minimum stay between 01/07/2022 and 09/07/2022, please contact me for further information.

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season.
1 November - 31 December, 1 January - 1 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €198
Weekly price
from €1380
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From €1984 beds2 bedrooms


A perfect retreat from civilisation! The house is in the most remarkable location - up on a hill with a view that immediately puts you in a relaxed state of mind. And yet the village of Cotignac is less than 10 minutes drive with a great weekly market and shops. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. The outdoor space is just perfect, with tables, chairs, loungers, hammocks under the shade of a mulberry tree. The owner Boyaca leaves you alone but is nearby to help with any questions and suggestions. We enjoyed eating figs right from the tree! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Thomasin, Brussels

We had a lovely, relaxing week at Beaurecueil. The house and especially the kitchen had everything we needed. We loved the decor and the terrace with it’s wonderful views. Cotignac is a lovely little village with markets and restaurants. Thank you Boyaca for super week.

Jane, Surrey

The best gite we have stayed in, we think, in nearly forty years of travelling. It is not a place for rushing off sightseeing as soon as you have arrived but rather for enjoying what is immediately around you: the beautiful view from the terraces - two of them now - the finely detailed and decorated accommodation, the quiet fecund grounds for pottering about. And Boyaca's kindly attention completes the experience.

Peter & Gillian, Skipton

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 4.5km from Cotignac, in the heart of Provence and makes a perfect base to visit the region. Cotignac is a beautiful village with plenty of shops & 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 drive is steep and bumpy and that the splash pool is 3m x 4m x 90 cm deep.
  • We have recently done work on the parking area behind the house and the earth is overturned, but this affects in no way your stay in and on the terraces around the house. We have also joined Sawday's clean and safe charter.