Stay at a Renovated Provencal Farmhouse in Cotignac
Back in October, our lovely foodie friends Alexandra Dudley, Laura Jackson and Billy & Jack visited us (see Cooking up some serious sunshine in Cotignac) and stayed just outside Cotignac in a beautifully renovated farmhouse from the 17th and 18th centuries, the Domaine Saint Joseph.
Its owner, Charlotte Baring, is a talented interior designer, and she was kind enough to share the story of this gorgeous place with us. Charlotte spent about five years looking for the perfect house in Provence. She had almost given up hope when she found Domaine Saint Joseph and fell in love with the place instantly.
Whether you arrive at the airport in Nice or Marseille, it is about a 1h30 drive to reach this oasis of calm, country living just outside the village of Cotignac. Domaine Saint Joseph has nine (9) bedrooms making it a perfect base for a large gathering of family or friends. If you can pull yourself away from the side of the pool, there is plenty to do in and around Cotignac.
Activities in the Var
Susana of Provence Living shares her Top 10 list of family-friendly things to do in Var in the Summer.
Plan to attend the Festival du Rocher in the village of Cotignac. This outdoor festival which includes music, cinema and theatre run from mid-July to mid-August.
Visit the local markets (Cotignac’s market is on Friday mornings).
Spend some time at the stunning Gorges du Verdon and Lac St Croix.
Enjoy the food! Provence Living’s recommendation for restaurants in the Haut-Var.
Discover the treasures of the Var, including one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence L’Abbaye du Thoronet.
Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine, please continue reading here to see all the photos of this property.