'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 accommodation is one wing of the larger property and 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.
The kitchen is very well equipped and the house has been tastefully decorated as a ‘home away from home’ with comfortable sofas, good fixtures and fittings and all modern conveniences to ensure you have a comfortable stay.
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.
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.
The house is laid out as follows:
- Solid wooden stairs to first floor bedrooms
- Kitchen, dining room
- Optional Family bedroom (at extra cost - sleeps 2-4) - optional closed off if not required
- Master bedroom, ensuite shower room
- Double bedroom
- Large family bathroom
- 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.
- 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, Apple tv and Netflix
- 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
Included in the Rental Fee:
- Air conditioning
- 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.
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.