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!

  • We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week. The property is beautifully furnished and equipped, we loved the choice of outside terraces, breakfast outside the kitchen catching the morning sun and saying good morning to Max on his regular morning stroll, then sociable evenings on the large terrace, eating, drinking and watching the sun go down, enjoying the stars and spectacular distant lightening storms over the mountains, made each day for us. You're in a beautiful spot, wonderful views, lots to do on your doorstep, we enjoyed our daily walks with the dogs and having the pool to cool down in after a hot day was great. Oh, and the contemplation bench was a big hit! Thank you for allowing us to stay and we wish you both all the best for the future.

    — Weaver family, UK, 18 Aug 2022
  • Wir waren im Juni in dem wunderschönen Haus und haben uns alle extrem wohl gefühlt.
    Die Lage und Aussicht sind perfekt, das Haus ist liebevoll und die Küche mit hochwertigem und guten Koch und Essgeschirr ausgestattet.
    Die Gastgeber, inklusive Hund Max , sind sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich und man kommt sofort an!
    Eine absolute Bereicherung , besonders an den heißen Tagen, war der Pool, der schön groß ist, so dass man auch ordentlich Bahnen schwimmen kann.
    Wir waren bestimmt nicht zum letzten Mal da und können das Haus nur weiterempfehlen.
    Das liegt aber auch an den sehr angenehmen Gastgebern.

    — Koch, Germany, 03 Aug 2022
  • Excellent séjour chez Pat and Aileen, au calm, avec cette magnifique vue dans leur belle maison. Nous avons bien profité de la magnifique terrasse et de la belle piscine. pratique de pouvoirs se rendre au village a pied, depart de belle promenades. Merci pour votre accueil, pour votre gentillesse avec les chiens. Nous vous souhaitons une belle continuation.

    — Natacha, 22 Jul 2022
  • We've had the most wonderful stay, beautiful views, weather and the house is fantastic. Thank you and best wishes for the future.

    — Katrina, 13 Jul 2022
  • Leaving Correns with happy hearts and completely rested after a wonderful two weeks here. Thank you for hosting us and a special thanks to Pat for his help with the bikes.

    — Victoria, Scotland, 09 Jul 2022
  • Un petit coin de paradis en Provence, tres calme, grande piscine chauffé

    5 Stars *

    We enjoyed very much the beautiful house with a lot of room for everyone and a perfect production level kitchen and 2 big terraces for breakfast and Dinner by enjoying a brilliant view. The Pool was perfect for swimming and refreshing with a very good size. Pat and Aileen were perfect host and reason enough to come back to this beautiful place in the provence

    — Andrea, Germany, 30 Jun 2022
  • We have enjoyed a wonderful stay, the place is idyllic and everything is thought through perfectly. Thank you so much.

    — Helen, UK, 03 Jun 2022
  • het is een leuk en mooi huisje we hadden hier een fijne tijd gehad, groetjes

    — Bente (aged 8), Netherlands, 30 Aug 2021
  • Quel beau séjour dans votre bien jolie maison. Calme, sérénité, vue magnifique! Un vrai bonheur. Merci pour votre gentilesse et votre disponibilité. Très bonne continuation.

    — Leslie, Paris, 20 Aug 2021
  • We have come back to Correns for our summer vacation this year, a great escape from life in the city during COVID times. We felt safe travelling by car to Correns and staying here with Aileen and Pat. We knew everything would be perfectly prepared for our stay and all considerations in place. This was a quiet, restful holiday, relaxing by the pool, we did our shopping in the village and cooked our dinners every night on the barbecue. Heaven on earth. We will return again next year.

    — Melanie, Belgium, 07 Jul 2021
  • Nous avons eu un séjour en famille magnifique à la Bastide de Correns à la pentecôte. Merci pour votre accueil et votre hospitalité. Le Bastide est tellement charmant, tranquille, bien équipé! Nous avons adoré la piscine chauffée (un luxe pour la fin du mois de mai), les chambres cosys, la vue prestigieuse sur les collines de la Provence verte lors de nos repas sur la terrasse, Et puis Correns, c'est pour nous l'escalade sur les fabuleuses falaises du magique Vallon Sourn, le refraîchissement par après dans l'eau si pure de la rivière, les beaux villages et évidemment le bon vin. Nous reviedrons en 2022.

    — Marc, Luxembourg, 05 Jul 2021
  • Lovely, peaceful, well equipped gite

    We stayed for a week with our two sons, their partners and one toddler. The 3rd bedroom with mezzanine was perfect for the couple with a baby - Aileen provided a cot, high chair and baby bowls. The kitchen was really well equipped plus a gas bbq on the dining terrace - a beautiful setting for aperos watching the sunset. Lovely big pool, and top quality sun loungers and umbrellas. Did not eat out much due to baby, but had an excellent lunch at the auberge in Correns, beers and frites while we played boules in the village, and a few drinks in the bar. Golf in Brignoles, electric bikes round the local,vineyards also recommended, A top quality gite in a lovely, remote setting. Aileen and Pat on hand to help when needed, but the place is your own for your stay.

    — Sue, UK, 05 Sep 2020
  • Nous avons passé une semaine fantastique chez vous. Tout y est: le calme, l’espace, l’élégance, les accessoires .... on s’y sent comme chez soi.
    L’effet COVID nous a amenés à reposer nos vacances en France. Nous nés connaissons pas la Provence Verte - les paysages sont fabuleux, le coucher de soleil derrière les montagnes et les vignes sont dignes de décor de carte postale.
    Nous sommes si heureux d’avoir pu partager ce moment avec nos enfants. Amicalement.

    — Sandrine, Paris, 30 Aug 2020
  • “Hôtes très accueillants, maison parfaitement propre et équipée. Un petit havre de paix parfait pour les séjours en famille ou entre amis.”

    — Laetitia, Paris, 29 Aug 2020
  • Because of the coronavirus situation we have not been able to take up our booking this year but would very much like to thank Aileen for her professionalism and generosity during this uncertain and difficult time. Throughout numerous messages she has been incredibly patient and always accommodating to our needs as guests. A the point where we had to cancel her offer of either transfer to next year or a full refund was immediate and very gratefully received. We cannot thank you enough and recommend without the least hesitation. We hope to see you next year.

    — Vanessa, UK, 21 Aug 2020
  • Des hôtes attentionnés, une maison très confortable et bien équipée dans un cadre de rêve, une très belle piscine ou on peut nager. Les environs de Correns offrent beaucoup de possibilités de balades a pieds, a vélo, a cheval ou en canoe..... au coeur de la Provence verte.

    — Valerie, Paris, 15 Aug 2020
  • Thank you for sharing your home and being such amazing hosts. We had a terrific stay and hope to see you this time next year.

    — Jérôme, Hattie + pup Romy, Paris, 15 Aug 2020
  • Another wonderful stay with you. We were all curious to see if the house and the area would live up to our wonderful memories of our holiday last year, and both surpassed. Thank you for hosting us again, see you next year.

    — Eva Maria, Denmark, 18 Jul 2020
  • We were unable to get to La Bastide this year because of Covid. I cannot thank Aileen enough for being so fair about our cancellation. A full refund was sent immediately. We felt so bad having to cancel but Aileen made us feel so comfortable. It was a pleasure dealing with her during this difficult time.
    Perhaps the best recommendation we can give is that we have already booked with full confidence to stay at La Bastide next year
    Thank you for being so understanding and making what could have been a difficult process so easy

    — Iorylle, UK, 10 Jul 2020
  • Uups, we did it again (our second holiday here).
    The first guests after the Lockdown.
    Two wonderful weeks.
    A wonderful house, pool, surroundings, hosts.
    Thank you.

    — Ralf, Uta, Bernd, Sabine + Theo. Germany, 04 Jul 2020
  • A great week thanks to excellent weather and this beautiful house. Sitting on the terrace to watch the setting sun set the sky on fire has been a real treat. Thank you for letting us share your wonderful home.

    — Paul, Bath, UK, 21 Sep 2019
  • Great location near quiet village. A really well equipped house shared with discreet and helpful owners. The 4 of us had a great time - lots to see and do in the local area. The pool area and balconies are top class. Kayaking at Vallon Sourn a great memory.

    — Tim B, Godalming, 30 Aug 2019
  • Ideal location to discover the beautiful french villages and the stunning gorges and river. Villa has everything you need (and more) and has generous space for a family with various terraces to use. Tasteful and well maintained with great French touches ! Hosts are helpful and have plenty to recommend.

    — Nigel W, Essex, UK, 20 Aug 2019
  • Thanks very much to Aileen and Pat for a fabulous week - we wished we could have stayed longer. This is a fantastic property. The accommodation was perfect for a family of five (3 teenagers) plus grandparents. The views from the balconies (both sunny at different times of the day), over the olive groves, were amazing and the large pool was a highlight. The villa is situated in a lovely peaceful location with plenty to do close by. We particularly enjoyed kayaking through the Vallon Sourn, climbing at the châteauvert crag and a meal out at the Auberge in Correns. Aileen and Pat (and Max the dog!) were extremely welcoming and really helpful throughout our stay. Thanks again.

    — Nathanial, Northumberland, UK, 15 Aug 2019
  • Dit was het tweede jaar op rij dat we verbleven bij Pat en Aileen en opnieuw was het een geweldige ervaring! Het huis is mooi gelegen op tegen een helling aan, ideaal om volledig tot rust te komen. Het uitzicht vanop het terras is prachtig, net zoals de rest van het huis. Ruime kamers waarbij ieder zijn eigen badkamer heeft: perfect! Daarnaast is de keuken ook erg goed voorzien van alle gemakken én kan je tevens gebruik maken van de BBQ op het terras. Correns is een erg mooi dorpje waarvan het centrum pas nog is vernieuwd, aanrader is het dorpsfeest in juli! Er zijn voldoende activiteiten om te doen in de buurt, zo zijn wij met de kinderen gaan kajakken op de Vallon Sourn (vertrek in het dorp). Spring zeker even binnen bij 'Joe' waar je heerlijke pizza's kan eten en er een speeltuintje is voor de kleinsten. Kortom: alle ingrediënten om er een topvakantie van te maken!

    — Sonja & Ivo, Belgium, 05 Aug 2019
  • We had a very wonderful stay in Correns! Everything about the house is just perfect: the stunning views from the terraces, the large (and fully equipped) kitchen, spacious bath- and bedrooms, etc. We had 2 little children with us and they enjoyed the pool very much, it was a (more than) perfect holiday for all of us. The village of Correns is also very nice with a beautiful city centre and we can also recommend the local wine: very good taste! The region has a lot of things to offer for everyone (Culture, Nature, Action, ...) For future guests: please take the time to find the bench on this property, the view there won't dissapoint you! Thank you Pat and Aileen for the hospitality, we had a wonderful time.

    — Axelle P, Belgium, 01 Aug 2019
  • Simply heaven on earth - wonderful house, pool, surroundings, and village - not to mention the hosts. The house was delightfully cool with AC and fans, the kitchen extremely well equipped and more than met all of our needs. A special mention of the balcony with a stunning view - pictures on the website don't do the view justice. We had a fantastic time, and will certainly return.

    — Eva Maria, Denmark, 30 Jul 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.

    — Helen Y, Stirling, Scotland, 20 Jul 2019
  • 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 B, Cambridge, UK, 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
  • Thank you Patrick and Aileen, for being the kindest, most thoughtful people on the planet!

    — Hillary, USA, 19 May 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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


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