Spacious 2-floor apartment in a converted 17th century olive mill.
Nestling in its own sunny little valley, but only few minutes walk to the centre of one of the loveliest villages in Provence is Residence du Moulin. Restored sympathetically in 1989 around the huge stone arches of the 17th century olive mill, the interior of the apartment has been designed and finished to a high specification, yet the atmosphere is traditional Provencal. Spacious and cool in the summer.
The accommodation: The front door opens onto the first floor landing with a galleried mezzanine floor to accommodate the two stone arches of the old mill. The arches had housed the machinery for the olive presses and now create an impressive feature to dominate the living area. The salon/dining room is a large and comfortable terracotta-tiled area with Provencal style fireplace. Hand painted tiles cover the worktop and breakfast bar. Two sets of French windows open onto the southern terrace overlooking the river, and another triple set opens to the loggia and the eastern terrace by the side of a water-race and the river. The large south facing terrace has an electrically operated awning.
The kitchen is well equipped, with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and gas cooker.
There are two double bedrooms with river views. Bedroom 1 with ensuite bathroom – double aspect with king sized bed which can be split into two singles – bedroom 2 has two single beds. There is a second bathroom with twin basins and a large shower and a second separate toilet.
Below in the shared gardens is the swimming pool about 10×5
The apartment has its own integral garage within the building for the exclusive use of guests..
A large communal garden makes attractive use of terraces and paths leading down to the river and the swimming pool,the latter cleverly set into the rock overlooking the river. On the opposite side of the river are steep tree-covered cliffs.
There is a TV and a wifi connection.
The village of Cotignac is clustered around a long central Cours and spreads from there up the surrounding cliffs Here is an excellent selection of cafes and restaurants under the plane trees and the usual food stores in the main Cours (village square). There is a very active open theatre in the village in July and August, with a beautiful setting (plays, opera, music). There are two tennis courts, which can be booked through the Office of Tourism, and a boulodrome. For supplies – butcher, baker and grocers are all within few minutes walk. On Tuesdays there is popular local market. The French Riviera is an hour’s drive and about 45 minutes drive inland is the Lac St Croix and the Gorge du Verdon”
Some comments from the guest book:”Even better than the presentation on the website”; “The extraordinary interior and decoration make this lovely apartment very special”; “We loved it the second time even more”. Why not add yours.
|July and August||1200€uros per week|
|June and September||1100€uros per week|
|October||900€uros per week|