We stayed in Mas for two nights, on one of our many stops on the way to Antibes. The house is stunning and has a pool and extensive grounds. The rooms are beautiful, rustic french, and if this is your thing, this is the perfect place to stay. There is free wifi too, and although I'd love to be completely cut off, and switched off, the reality is that as I run my own business, wifi is essential. David and Nito are lovely hosts, so helpful with tips on the area including where to eat out etc. I wish that we would have had the opportunity to have dinner there, as I have no doubt it would have also been lovely. I would go back in a heartbeat to see more of Provence and maybe do a days cookery class with Nito.
Breakfast was lovely and fresh, with beautiful bread and croissants, homemade compotes, fresh fruit picked from the gardens, as well as yoghurts, and muesli. You enjoy this sitting in the gorgeous Provence kitchen, which makes you feel like you are visiting friends, rather than as guests in a B&B, and the personal touches were just a treat. I'm guessing in the height of summer you would sit outside, but although it was very summery still there was a very enthusiastic breeze which apparently is very common from September on making al fresco not possible. Karen, the lovely Canadian girl staying there on work placement was truly hospitable, warm and friendly. My request for Green Tea was accommodated with a special, Japanese, loose tea presented , and was there waiting for the next morning too. It's attention to detail like this that make for a special stay.
They had a room downstairs especially for my elderly mum which, again was lovely. Henry made friends with David & Nito's two dogs who were present but not invasive if you're not a canine fan, they were beautifully behaved at all times.
You could walk into St Remy if you're fit, but I wouldnt recommend walking back in the dark as its quite remote, but as we had my mum with us we drove each night. St Remy is definitely worth a visit, it's very old and pretty.
We had a lovely stay, and I hope to return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mas de Cornud is a restored 18th-century stone farmhouse with five well appointed guest rooms and a spacious family suite. A private country inn, the emphasis is on family style living with evening meals often preceded by a lively game of boules while sipping pastis. Other amenities besides the boules court are a spacious swimming pool, jacuzzi, gated parking and of course free internet access and a guest laptop. The Seasons of Provence cooking school at the same location offers market shopping with hands on instruction in English or French for preparing dishes which are consumed in a meal after class accompanied by regional wines. Breakfast, often served al fresco, is included in the room price. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mas De Cornud Hotel St-Remy-De-Provence