Guestbook

Thank you to all our guests who have taken the time to write such lovely reviews and some very touching personal notes in our guestbook at the house, we do appreciate you taking the time to help us along our way.  A bientot!

  • Travelling with two very young children (4, 20mths) its hard to believe you can have a relaxing holiday! Well we certainly did at Aileen and Pats beautiful house located in an idyllic setting. Spacious and well equipped house with great safe verandas for the children to play on and the pool was fantastic.
    We were able to walk to the village with the children, where you will find two grocery shops, restaurant and a bakery, a lovely river for the children to paddle. Its uphill on the way back but easy enough. Lots of surrounding areas to visit. We would highly recommend staying here

    — Catherine, Cambridge, 16 Jul 2019
  • We enjoyed a very hot week staying at Aileen and Pat's property. The pool was a welcoming sight after a long day of traveling through Provence. The house is in a beautiful, peaceful setting with a wonderful terrace to enjoy both in the morning and evening. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything you could need. I cooked every night which was wonderful. The two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor were very spacious and comfortable. We could not ask for better hosts, they were discreet but there if we needed anything. Thank you Aileen and Pat for sharing your home.

    — Kim, Philadelphia, USA, 29 Jun 2019
  • Beautiful home from home with lovely views, discreet but friendly hosting - strongly recommended.
    As a family of 2+2 on a spring break, we found the guest house perfect for spring / autumn with heating and a wood fire, tasteful and relaxing decoration, a kitchen equipped with everything you might think of (and more), and not one but two terraces - one for breakfast, and a big sun terrace, with BBQ, for afternoons and evenings. The locale is lovely too, a nice old village with some historical and natural features, a decent general store and a shady restaurant, and nearby a walkable valley-gorge (and Europe's biggest gorge within 45 mins by car). Lots of locale wine production and plenty of fresh and tasty food. Max the labrador is great company and the hosts, Pat and Aileen (honest Dubliners) are happy to guide and chat if you want and to fade discreetly, but always available; thanks! Easy road access to everything from Aix to Nice and Marseille and their airports. We're already planning our next visit :-)

    — Joseph D, Dublin/Moscow, 16 May 2019
  • Simply Splendid! We couldn't have asked for more, the house is a true 'home from home', with every little detail thought through. The kitchen is more than adequately kitted out and it was a real pleasure to cook in. The beds were absolutely gorgeous and so comfortable. Everything exceeded our expectations, the area, the stunning views from the terraces, it is very hard leave this little corner of paradise!
    Pat and Aileen are the perfect hosts and Max was a delight. We would very much love to return in the future.

    — Jill, Manchester, UK, 02 Apr 2019
  • We had a wonderful two months in this lovely gite and it has been so comfortable and really well equipped - a proper home from home. Pat & Aileen have been wonderful hosts, allowing us to enjoy their lovely property and the pool as if it was our own, giving us privacy to relax and enjoy the peacefulness, but always there when we needed them to help or offer information. Our two spaniels were also made most welcome and we have had a ball. We love this beautiful slice of the Var/Provence and the little village of Correns - we are already booked in for next year.

    — Carol R, Devon, UK, 29 Sep 2018
  • A haven of peace and tranquility
    We spent a wonderful 3 weeks in Aileen’s and Pats La Bastide de Correns. We stayed in the 3 bedroom holiday accommodation which was beautifully appointed. The property is a haven of peace and is situated in a beautiful part of Provence. From the drive you can walk for hours along country tracks through woods and olive groves surrounded by the most spectacular scenery. The views from the sun terrace are absolutely amazing. Correns is a working village within easy walking distance and is full of charm and we look forward to returning in the future.

    — Norma A, Torquay, UK, 15 Sep 2018
  • We had a fabulous fortnight at this fantastic gite in a wonderfully peaceful part of Provence - it really was incredibly tough to leave! Aileen and Pat are lovely hosts, incredibly welcoming yet entirely discreet too. The gite's best features are its terraces (it was an absolute joy to breakfast on the east-facing terrace and dine on the west-facing terrace, both of which gave stunning views out on to mountains, woodlands and vineyards) and the huge heated pool, perfect for relaxing lazy days. That said, the interior of the gite is also delightful - very comfortable and all furnished in such a way as to make you feel at home straightaway, and very well appointed with everything you need. The gite is in a gloriously quiet location and is walking distance from the village, which has all the amenities that you need (the restaurant at the auberge is very good) - yet it is only a short drive from some beautiful Haut Var villages and you can also be at the coast in around an hour to enjoy the delights of the Cote d'Azur. All in all, we highly recommend this property (and would love to turn back the clock to day 1 of our holiday there!). Thanks again Aileen and Pat for all the hospitality - hope to see you again in the not too distant future!

    — Debbie T, London, UK, 01 Sep 2018
  • Wonderful house, so peaceful & relaxing.
    This is by far the most comfortable and well thought out vacation rental that we have stayed at in France. The house is beautifully decorated and the beds are top notch, nice white fluffy towels and sparkling clean. The big terrace has a super outdoor sofa and lovely lighting, which is so romantic and the views are fab - we sat out every night until late. The pool is nice and big and it was heated too so great for early morning swimming. Our hosts were the best, kind, considerate and very helpful. They were very friendly but didn't intrude at all, but we felt we could pop around to their house anytime we had a question - we'd definitely come back again.

    — Sarah B, Dublin, Ireland, 29 Aug 2018
  • Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable dans la Bastide de Correns. Eileen et Pat sont des hotes charmants et prévenants. Nous avons profité des deux terrasses avec leur exposition différente. La maison est bien équipée. Nous avons apprécié la climatisation dans le salon et les ventilateurs dans les chambres. Même si la piscine se trouve du côté de l'habitation des hôtes, ces derniers sont très discrets et nous avons pu profiter largement de celle-ci. Merci à Eileen de Pat de leur hospitalité.

    — Nicolas M, Paris, France, 18 Aug 2018
  • The perfect location for a quiet and romantic vacation in the South of France. The property is absolutely beautiful! We were pleasantly surprised with a very comfortable bed, AC, and the pool was clean and refreshing on a hot day. Aileen and her husband were wonderful hosts! We didn’t want to leave and only wish we had more time to explore the area.

    — Jennifer, Boulder, USA, 01 Aug 2018
  • Het huis en zijn omgeving zijn in werkelijkheid nog mooier dan op de foto's. Het huis ligt niet ver van het dorpje, maar wel redelijk hoog, dus een auto is wel noodzakelijk. Alles wat je nodig hebt is voorzien, tot in de kleinste details. Pat en Aileen zijn bijzonder vriendelijke en aangename mensen die alles doen om het je naar je zin te maken. Wij hebben een fantastische vakantie gehad en raden iedereen die van rust houdt aan om zeker hier te boeken ! We give 6 stars ! Jacky, Arlet, Ivo en Sonja

    — Jacky B, Belgium, 29 Jul 2018
  • La Bastide de Correns is a real gem that won't let you down. We spent a wonderful week here with our two girls aged 11 and 14, and we all enjoyed both the house and the beautiful, peaceful surroundings very much. The house itself is clean, spacious and cozy at the same time both indoors and outdoors, and we felt at home immediately. It is extremely well-equipped, not least the kitchen, making home cooking a real pleasure. We enjoyed a week with a mix of relaxing at the house/the pool and driving to different Provence attractions and found that Correns is perfectly situated for this. Add to all this the hospitality of our hosts, Aileen and Pat, and their down-to-earth way of welcoming us to their property, and we can honestly say that this is our favourite holiday spot of all that we have visited. This is a place that we would love to revisit. Lars & Didde-Marie, Denmark.

    — Diddie-Marie, Copenhagen, Denmark, 07 Jul 2018
  • We, 2 couples from Germany and a dog, spent 2 relaxing weeks at Aileen's and Pat's Bastide. The accomodation is well equipped with everthing you expect from a "state of the art" holiday rental. Especially remarkable are the large terrasse with the beautiful view and the well maintained pool. The village with a bakery, a grocery, a bar and an excellent restaurant is just a 12min walk away. The place is very quite but perfect to explore the Provence Verte by car. Pat and Aileen are very helpful when you need information or recommendation. We would recommend this place to all who want to expereince the original Provence well away from the crowded places at the mediterreanean coast.

    — Ralf W, Munich, German, 22 Jun 2018
  • A beautiful villa in the hills, with two gorgeous terraces & a great pool. A perfect retreat. Our hosts were incredibly welcoming. We had everything we needed for a week’s stay. We would definitely go back. A good base to explore the area.

    — Fay Y, London, UK, 10 Jun 2018
  • What a magical place. We were lucky enough to spend part of our honeymoon here and it was exactly what we wanted. The village is a short walk away and has a real charm about it. The accommodation was perfect, and the hosts were available when we needed them but also respected our private space. Thank you so much, we will be back!!

    — Tom, UK, 01 Jun 2018
  • Le logement d’aileen est unique le site au top pour ceux qui cherchent le calme Amateurs de ville s’abstenir Nous on voulait le paysage de Provence et le calme Pour nous au top.

    — Christine, France, 01 Jun 2018
  • Just Beautiful. Property is beautiful, location is beautiful and quiet. Lovely hosts on hand should you need anything.

    — Peter C, London, 30 May 2018
  • Très bon accueil avec un appartement avec terrasse dans un cadre naturel, en accord avec la nature , très calme et très bien.

    — Nicolas, France, 01 May 2018
  • Aileen was the perfect host and she has a hidden gem in the countryside of the south of France. Everything you could want from a weekend break away.

    — Aaron, UK, 01 May 2018
  • Perfect stay in a perfect house!
    Aileen and Patrick have a very beautiful House in a peaceful place. They were exceptionnaly kind. Highly recommanded !!!

    — Jean Marie O, Lyon, France, 26 Apr 2018
  • Fabulous house, fabulous views!
    We spent a fabulous week in April at La Bastide de Correns. The property itself is beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. It was very clean and extremely spacious. The views from the terrace are magnificent and after many busy days sightseeing it was the perfect spot to wind down with a nice glass of wine. Aileen and Pat are great hosts and were on hand to offer plenty of local tips. We loved our time there and would absolutely recommend it to friends and family in the future. We are already planning our next visit!!

    — Olly C, London, 11 Apr 2018
  • Jewel in the heart of Provence Verte!
    What a beautiful spot, even the middle of a cool March for the south of France. Lovely accommodations; the best outfitted VRBO we have ever stayed in, i.e. paper towel, dish soap, cling wrap, laundry soap, blow dryer, etc. Yes, some places don't provide these things, so we spend 10 euros and leave the rest for the next guests. But our hostess, Aileen has thought of everything. But the accommodations are the true star here. Comfy bed and luxury bedding, spacious bathroom, excellent kitchen facility (we eat in most nights), sofa and big screen TV, balcony overlooking the little and grand Besillon mountains, easy access to Cotignac and Baudeun, recommendations from our hosts. Hope to return one day.

    — James M, Canada, 19 Mar 2018
  • Wonderful!
    My husband and I spent 2 months at La Bastide de Correns and we had a fabulous time. The gite is super comfortable and is extremely well equipped. We loved dining on the terrace with it's superb views. The location is ideal for exploring the Provence, which we did on foot and by car. The village has a bar, restaurant ( the food is delicious)and a couple of shops, all this a 10 minute walk away. There is so much to do and explore and the weather was fantastic. Pat and Aileen are great hosts, always available and very helpful.

    — Nathalie L, London, 15 Nov 2017
  • A wonderful stay in a truly stunning location!
    Aileen & Pat are the perfect hosts. Such a beautiful location, especially well-placed to explore all that the area has to offer.... Vineyards, Gorges du Verdon Lac de St Croix, and the markets of Cotignac and Aups, etc. The lovely thoughtful touches at the suite (such as candles, local soaps, and a wine cooler) really made the difference. This is a wonderful place to stay and I highly recommend a visit if you're in need of some breath-taking views, rest, relaxation and outstanding hospitality. Thanks Aileen & Pat, we'll be back!

    — Joanna G, London, 01 Sep 2017
  • Great accommodation, wonderfully peaceful location.
    Lovely well equipped and comfortable Gite set in a really peaceful location with superb views. A real tonic for anyone looking to escape the hustle & bustle. Aileen & Pat were excellent hosts - very welcoming, helpful and charming

    — John B, Oxford, 25 Aug 2017
  • Merveilleux !
    Nous avons passé une semaine idyllique dans cet endroit magique ! Beauté des paysages, clame absolu, charme et confort de la maison, gentillesse et bienveillance de Pat et Aileen ! Une semaine ressourçante en Provence.

    — Camille L, Paris, 15 Aug 2017
  • Absolutely perfect.
    So peaceful throughout the day and all evening. A beautiful room with a lovely terrace. The highlight of my evening! Came home feeling so relaxed from the serenity of the place. Some wonderful places to visit although we were perfectly happy to relax around the pool and terrace. Would most certainly visit again

    — Keira H, Yorkshire, 03 Aug 2017
  • First class!
    This is truly a fantastic location in which to holiday. On our family holiday of 9 adults and 3 children, we found the house very well equipped, spacious and finished to a very high standard. The pool area is perfect for fun, relaxing and soaking up the sun. The terrace and BBQ area are ideal for lazy evenings enjoying the spectacular scenery. Pat and Aileen are excellent hosts, they are kind, generous and welcoming. This is 'paradise in Provence '

    — Maeve D, Derry, 29 Jul 2017
  • A truly magnificent, comfortable, spacious well equipped villa which also provided privacy for each group. Left on Aug 10, 2017 for a stay in Jul 2017 The villa itself has a stunning view and a wonderful pool as well as all other luxuries. The small town of Correns offers charm and peace and the restaurants we visited were excellent. In nearby Cotignac there is a market not to miss on Tuesdays-a true 'French' experience!

    — Dympna, Belfast, 21 Jul 2017
  • The short version is that we will book the house next year. The house is well located with a magnificent view. It is well suited for several generations and its decorations and facilities makes you feel at home. Pat and Aileen are very discrete - but yet available for questions and a other types of support. Highly recommendable!!!

    — Jens B, Copenhagen, 14 Jul 2017
  • A luxury gite in the quiet surroundings of Provence
    There is something for everyone here at this outstanding gite in the peaceful countryside of Provence with only the sound of birds and cigales for company. It was a perfect location amongst the pines to relax and unwind with your very own terraces for outdoor dining and access to a pool and sun bathing area. It's a great location too for cycling, rock climbing, hiking and other outdoor activities. The local villages are beautiful and there are lots of vinyards to visit. We certainly want to go back again as we were made very welcome, Pat & Aileen are very genial hosts.

    — Chris M, Lausanne, 07 Jul 2017
  • A little paradise in Provence
    A paradise in Correns, in the Var province. The quiet, exclusive accomodation is a perfect center for all visitors. The area is perfect for an active holiday during the day. Great routes for hikers, mountain and road bikers and kayaking. We will definitely be back!

    — Tom L, Copenhagen, 02 Jul 2017
  • Bliss
    Stayed a couple of nights in July, beautiful setting, great home, charming hosts... couldn't ask for more really.

    — Andrew M, London, 01 Jul 2017
  • Great location, great views, great hosts.
    What a delightful place. Fully equipped with everything you will need. Lots of good restaurants a short drive away. Pat and Aileen are really helpful hosts.

    — Mark C, London, 10 Jun 2017
  • Waouh!
    - Parc magnifique. - Terrasse et vue relaxantes. - Piscine idéale en taille et par son emplacement. - Logement parfait. - Décoration de très bon goût. - Accueil chaleureux. - Confortable à souhait. Merci

    — Siggy, Switzerland, 01 Jun 2017
  • Couldn't ask for a better place to have a holiday
    Wonderful location for a Holiday where you can totally relax, enjoy the neighbouring countryside and just let the whole world go by while you chill out and forget about everything except for this amazing gite. We enjoyed a great meal in a near by restaurant in the village of Correns. Other restaurants to visit in Cotignac but prefer the more authentic village of Correns. We will definately be back.

    — Adrienne S, Lausanne, 20 May 2017
  • Perfect in every way!
    Superb location with stunning views from the terrace. The gîte is very well equipped to the highest of standards and our high expectations were entirely surpassed. This is a great base for exploring the delights of Provence as well as relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. We would have no hesitation in recommending and we will most certainly be back!

    — Kelly C, Dublin, 13 May 2017

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