La Daby

Le Beausset, Var
+44 (0)7970 486267
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Wonderfully secluded, small, simple, family-friendly cottages interconnected by woodland paths, sharing a pool and a barefoot 70s vibe


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In a wooded valley, light filters through the Mediterranean maritime pines, cork oaks, arbutus and myrtle trees as you bump up the track – it feels a world away from the hectic and complicated. There’s space for a group of 20 across the four cottages, starting with six in Lauriers and four in Lavandes. Each has its own terrace and sun screens made of reeds; interiors are basic, clean, compact; bathrooms shared, windows mosquito-netted.

Walk out through olive groves and vines, and to Beausset for lunch. Shop at local markets, dance at village fêtes; visit perched villages and vineyards. The coast’s just a 10-minute drive, Cassis is 30.

There is WiFi but what a great place to escape tech: kids will love the freedom and tree climbing; play games and read – there are masses of paperbacks. On race days you may hear a distant Formula 1 hum from the Paul Ricard circuit, usually bird-song, cigales and frogs provide your soundtrack.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in magnificently unspoilt countryside
  • The 70s retro feel to the cottages
  • The informal, alfresco summer living
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You should know

  • Holidays here are fuss-free and rustic: beds are foam mattresses on concrete platforms
  • The approach is via 1/2 km of stony track


  • 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

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Four cottages sleeping 2-6 each.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £400
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £853 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £852 bedrooms



La Daby is a wonderful antidote for a family or group of friends looking for a totally different lifestyle for summer getaways in a self contained time capsule (no noise, no traffic, no holiday crowds). Don't look for creature comforts, the cottages are clean and basic. Children can run free, shout, climb a tree and just experience the natural countryside.

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The neighbourhood

Wrapped in its 2 hectares of woodland, in Bandol wine country, La Daby is 20-minutes' walk/5-minutes' drive from the shops and friendly eateries of Le Beausset village. It's 10 minutes to the medieval villages of Le Castellet and La Cadière d'Azur; 15 to lovely beaches. 4km away is Le Font des Pères restaurant and winery, for home-grown and organic food; it's 5km to Le Mas de Brulat's excellent restaurant L'Olivier. For city trips, Marseille and Aix are an hour away.

Local points of interest from the Owners

  • Le Beausset, 1 km away, has an extensive market on Fridays, with a smaller farmer’s market on Sunday full of delicious produce.
  • Le Beausset has its own wood fired pizza takeaway which is a great excuse for the cook’s night off, in the same building as the boulangerie and easily walkable from La Daby.
  • Visit the wonderful Le Castellet village with stunning views across the countryside. Home to several wonderful restaurants.
  • Paul Ricard Formula 1 track is 10 minutes drive away. It is possible to book to go around it.
  • Typical french beaches are 15 minutes drive away where bikes and boats can be rented. Also kitesurfing and scuba diving available.
  • Zip lining and an aqua park are also close by for the kids.


the Owners

The Burrill's - architect Santa and producer Timothy - discovered La Daby in the 1970s and totally fell for its charms. Over the years Santa designed four cottages here: one for each child. Now with children of their own they come regularly for their holidays and are keen to share their much-loved Provençal getaway. Local, friendly Sylvie is on call if you need anything during your stay.