Holiday villa with heated pool in Provence - CV006703

1km from Correns, Var, Provence Cote d'Azur Reference: CV006703 Advertiser since: 3 December 2018
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La Bastide de Correns Self Catering Saturday 3 8 3 Extra room available, sofabed and crib

About this property

Beautiful House, Large Heated Pool, Quiet Area, View. This villa is in a rural setting.

'La Bastide de Correns' is a large Provencal country house, set on three acres of private grounds just outside the small, very French organic farming village of Correns.

Our guest house is available to rent and it is very private with its own entrance, small garden and two great terraces - a lovely sunny terrace off the kitchen, perfect for breakfast in the morning and a fabulous larger terrace, equipped with dining table, bbq and an outdoor lounge and mood lighting, where you can relax until late in the evening and enjoy those wonderful uninterrupted views over the countryside.

Most bedrooms are available with kingsize double or twin beds and are nicely decorated in a palette of crisp white, grey and beige, with hotel quality beds, excellent linens, window shutters and ceiling fans ensure a cool and restful sleep. We advertise a 3 double bedroomed house here but one room may be closed off if not required.

Presented to a very high standard and with lots of personal touches, a high quality tv and sound system as well as an assortment of games and books are supplied to add to your enjoyment.

The private pool is heated in the springtime and autumn. It measures 14x5m, there is a large pool area surrounding it with sunbeds, parasols, tables & chairs, an outdoor shower and a grassed area with plenty of shade under the oak trees.

The house is laid out as follows:

Ground floor:
- Entrance
- Solid wooden stairs to first floor bedrooms
- Kitchen, dining room
- Lounge
- Family suite (kingsize bed on ground floor, king/twins in mezzanine, bathroom) - optional may be closed off if not required

First floor:
- Master bedroom, ensuite shower room
- Double bedroom
- Large family bathroom
- Laundry
- Separate loo
- Office / reading room in mezzanine

* most beds are available as kingsize double or twin
** a Cot (up to 3yrs) is available
*** an independent Junior Suite, sleeps 2-4, is available to rent along with the Gite or perfect for visiting family or friends during your stay.

Facilities include:
- Air conditioning (reversible)
- Ceiling fans in bedrooms
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Fridge/freezer, wine fridge
- Coffee machine, juicer, food mixer
- Picnic basket, cooler box
- Dining table for 6/8
- 2 stools at island
- Cosy lounge with seating for 6/8
- Sony tv, dvd,
- iPhone docking station
- selection of cards, games, books, movies

- Small grassed private garden
- Breakfast terrace off kitchen
- Large dining terrace off lounge
- Weber gas bbq (gas provided)
- Outdoor lounge with mood lighting
- Large heated swimming pool (14 x 5m)
- 3 acres of private gardens
- Stunning countryside views
- Absolute peace & quiet

Most of our guests spend their nights in the outdoor lounge, marvelling at the views, photographing the sunsets, enjoying the absolute stillness of the night as well as spotting the occasional four legged visitors to our woodland garden below.

Guests will enjoy wide open spaces with many different areas in which to relax, in the sun or the shade. A large heated swimming pool, spacious pool area decorated with sun loungers, parasols, an outdoor shower and many places to relax in the sun or shade of the oak trees.

Included in the Rental Fee:
- End of stay cleaning
- Bed linen
- Bath towels
- Kitchen towels
- Initial supply of kitchen & household necessities
- Excellent Free Wifi
- Filtered tap water
- Daily pool service
- Private parking
- Lots of extras for your comfort and enjoyment

We are a short walk to the small, very French village of Correns, which enjoys an organic farming life and a passion for music.

For activity lovers - Correns is adventure playground for adults and children alike with many leisure activities for you to enjoy, literally on our doorstep : cycling; mountain biking; hiking; rock climbing at the famous Vallon Sourn; tennis; boules; fishing; kayaking; horse riding; bathing and a children's playground are all provided for in our little village.

About Correns
In 1997 Correns was nominated the "First BIO Village in France" and our farmers proudly produce organic wine, goats cheese, eggs, chickens, honey, olive oil, truffle and a variety of vegetables direct available to buy direct from the producers - takes more time to do your shopping but s great experience to meet the locals and enjoy fresh seasonal food grown in and around our village.

The village itself has a boulangerie, organic food store, convenience store, news agent, post office, hairdresser, beautician, masseur, tourist office, a Catholic Church, an Auberge (small hotel), a restaurant, a bar/cafe and a great pop up outdoor family restaurants and markets during the summer season.

All year there are live music events, at the outdoor theatre in summer and in the castle in winter.

In summer there is a weekly market, an annual Organic weekend, exhibits of art, sculpture and concerts in the historic church.

Around the Area
We are surrounded by a number of lively tourist villages : Cotignac with its magnificent backdrop and Carces with its beautiful lake. Other villages to explore include the historic Salernes, the Grottes at Villecroze, beautiful TourTour 'village in the sky' the fabulous Basilica at St Maximin and bustling Lorgues.

From Correns, you are ideally positioned to explore this lovely region - we are midway between Côte d'Azur and the wonderful Gorges du Verdon, the beaches at St Tropez, the lively and beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence and edgy Marseille all are within 50 minutes drive and make for a perfect day trip.



Kitchen and dining

Even at the height of summer the house, with its traditional white walls, high beamed ceilings and tiled floors remains cool. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything provided for even the most dedicated home chef. Dining table and six chairs indoors, with two stools at the kitchen island.

Outdoor dining for 6-8 people, Weber gas bbq (gas supplied).

Living rooms

The cosy living room has two good couches, an armchair, footstool. there is a flat screen tv, dvd player, radio, lots of games, books, movies for you to enjoy.

Everywhere has been tastefully decorated as a ‘home away from home’ with comfortable sofas, hotel quality beds, linens and towels, good fixtures and fittings and all modern conveniences to ensure you have a comfortable stay.


Most bedrooms are available with a choice of kingsize or twin beds and are decorated in a palette of crisp white, grey and beige, with accents of yellow, pink, blue and green, reflecting the vibrant colours of the spectacular countryside surrounding the house. Hotel quality beds, excellent linens, window shutters and ceiling fans ensure a cool and restful sleep.


There are three bathrooms, 2 en suite and one spacious family bathroom with a large bath, shower, twin tubs and a washing machine & dryer.


We have electric radiators and reversible air conditioning.


There is a flat screen tv, dvd player, radio, movies, books and board games.

Most of our guests spend their nights outdoors in the comfortable lounge, marvelling at the views, photographing the sunsets, enjoying the absolute stillness of the night as well as spotting the occasional four legged visitors to our woodland garden below.

Garden and outside

A large heated swimming pool - heated in spring & autumn - spacious pool area decorated with sun loungers, parasols, an outdoor shower and many places to relax in the sun or shade of the oak trees.

You will enjoy wide open spaces with many different areas in which to relax, in the sun or the shade.

Parking and garages

We have parking onsite for 2/3 cars.

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for families and young children. It is particularly suited to a family of different generations as some rooms are independent. In addition to the 3beds advertised here we have an additional Independent Suite suited to 2 adults.

There are stairs up to two double bedrooms and the family bathroom (with bath). The family room in the ground floor with an en-suite shower room. Not suitable for wheelchair access.

Information about any additional facilities

We have excellent free wifi in the house and at the pool area, which is rare in France.

We live in a very quite residential area just outside the tiny village of Correns, which is very French.

The property is not suited to party groups as the area is very quiet.

Payment is required in €uro by International Bank Transfer.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Vet, Brignoles


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Cotignac
Distance: 10 km


Distance: 2 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Carces
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Barbaroux
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Elevage de Correns
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Vins de Provence



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous from gates of house


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine des Aspras
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Aileen McQuaid

We are an Irish couple who semi-retired to provence after years travelling the world for work and pleasure. We are delighted to share our corner of heaven with our guests and work very hard to make sure that you have a wonderful holiday with everything you need at our property.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We love this relatively un-discovered corner of the Var, located in the wine making countryside mid way between the glitz and glamour of the Cote d'Azur and the stunning countryside who's jewel in the crown is Europe's largest canyon, the Gorges du Verdon and the glistening lake and beaches at Lac de Sainte Croix.
Unique benefits of property Our property is exceptionally comfortable with all mod cons to ensure your holiday is perfect. We are located just outside the small village of Correns which has a few commerces available on foot. Our setting is superb, 3 acres of private grounds, stunning views and nothing but peace & quiet around us. Add to that the proximity of great villages like Carces, Cotignac all within 10km where you can join the hustle and bustle of holidaymakers if you wish, returning to our haven of tranquility to relax and restore among friends and family.

The Owner Recommends

Our favourite restaurant

Le Petite Marmite is a family run restaurant which serves delicious french food at reasonable cost. The chef, his wife and daughter provide a great service and the food is beautifully presented.

Vallon Sourn

Just outside of Correns is the protected nature zone of the Vallon Sourn where you can walk, bath, picnic and climb the internationally ranked cliffs or watch the climbers above from the comfort of your beach towel!

Auberge de Correns

Lovely small hotel with a great restaurant serving traditional french food. A lovely outdoor terrace for dining al fresco in the summer and a quaint indoors for winter time.

Gorges du Verdon

Europe's Grand Canyon - a day trip from Correns (50mins). There are a ton of watersports and activities available in and around the canyon and its very busy in summer.


You'll be spoilt for choice in this region which is just full of vineyards!

Kayak on the river Argens

The river Argens flows through the centre of Correns village and continue to the coast at St Maxime where it joins the med. Kayaking in the village centre is a hugely popular activity - 10 min walk.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 jim woods 30 September, 2019

Excellent property well maintained and great location. Set in it's own grounds with views over a wooded valley. Outside there is an excellent heated pool. Internally it's well equipped with everything you could possibly need.

Thoroughly recommended.

Local village is short walk on steep hill. Some small shops with varying opening hours. Some quite limited.

It's an easy drive to several other local villages and 20 minutes to Brignoles with all modern shops etc

Hosts were very friendly with good local recommendations

Overall 10/10. Would return again

Owner response

Thank you James for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet you both and we are very happy that you enjoyed the area at your stay with us. See you next time. Pat and Aileen.

10 / 10 Helen Young 24 July, 2019

We recently spent a week at this beautiful property and enjoyed it a great deal. The setting is lovely and the facilities are top notch (the amazing pool and stunning terrace being particular favourites). Correns is a beautiful village and the local amenities (including a fabulous boulangerie, small grocery store and organic shop) suited us perfectly. The owners, who live on site, were lovely - discrete but accessible - and it felt like a home away from home. Would highly recommend.

Owner response

Thank you Helen for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to welcome your family and your grandparents to Correns. I'm so glad that you had a relaxing week and enjoyed the pool and the property. We look forward to welcoming you here again in the future.
Kind regards, Patrick & Aileen