La Tuiliere is a charming 200 year old Family Farmhouse near Cotignac in the Var department of Provence. Situated in grounds of 5 acres with a private pool in a tranquil wide valley it faces south with views of the distinctive Grand and Petit Bessillon escarpments as a backdrop.
With its exposed stone and roughly plastered walls, terracotta tiled flooring, wooden beams, original fireplaces and log burning stoves we welcome you into a genuine provencal farmhouse. Furnished and generously equipped with a sympathetic mix of traditional and new we aim to provide a friendly and relaxed environment where you feel comfortably at home.
The groundfloor, @ 70sq m, comprises one long open kitchen, dining and living room. The kitchen was completely refurbished in the autumn of 2014 with new appliances, deep ceramic sink and wooden worktops, all in keeping with the age and style of La Tuiliere. Likewise the solid wooden central dining table has seen generations of families and friends gather round to share meals and play games together.
Upstairs are 3 spacious bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people. We also provide a cot (and highchair) for any infants. The vast master bedroom (formally a barn?) is a particular feature, reaching an impressive 7m in height with exposed wooden beams and a large stone fireplace. All the bedrooms have wardrobes or hanging rails, chests of drawers, bedside tables, bedside lights and room fans. 2 bathrooms give privacy and avoid queues!
Back downstairs and opening directly from the french windows you step onto the terrace with a built-in BBQ and sturdy marble topped external table for all your outdoor meals. Both the terrace and adjacent graveled boule court area fronting the property are shaded by mature lime, cherry and plane trees providing welcome shade during the hot summer months. A hammock swings between two of them.
External flood lighting to both the houses and in the trees enable you to enjoy a leisurely meal outside as the sun goes down. Ideally suited for families, we also provide games and play equipment to occupy those with the most energy!
La Tuiliere is set in 5 acres of grassy meadows with mature trees providing much needed shade during the heat of the day and wooded areas for older children to explore, make camps and play in, providing plenty of outdoor space for you to relax in. A large vegetable plot was dug in 2010 and we are beginning to grow our own crops for both ourselves and you, our guests to pick and enjoy. 3 hens joined us in 2012 and their successors provide free-range eggs.
A separate sun terrace holds the private swimming pool (12m x 6m) which is alarmed and receives the sun from 7.30 in the morning until 9.00 in the evening. Pool furniture, sun loungers and deckchairs are of course provided. In the garage you will also find bikes, table tennis table, table football, dart board, rackets, bats, balls and other games and play equipment for your use