Cogolin Villa Rental Photos and Description
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12 people, recently renovated, beautiful setting
This stunning villa is a fantastic base for a holiday in the St. Tropez area of the Côte d'Azur as the routes to all the major attractions and famous beaches are easily accessible. Villa La Prairie offers guests contrasts between exploring the peaceful hilltop towns and countryside of Provence with the buzz and excitement of St. Tropez.
Villa La Prairie has been completely renovated and is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. It has a contemporary French style and a bright and spacious design. It is situated in protected farmland and surrounded by vineyards. The secure, gated grounds make it ideal for families with children, and the secluded pool area and terraces on three levels allow guests both privacy and space for relaxation. The villa is set within beautiful contained parkland gardens, with green sweeping lawns and mature trees. The views from the gardens and terraces are breathtaking.
NEW FOR 2014 SEASON!
Beautiful new pool house and large stone terrace with outside entertaining and seating areas, which can be illuminated at night to create a perfect ambience for balmy summer evenings. New heated pool to ensure guests can enjoy the benefits of swimming from Easter until late summer.
The secluded pool area in the Upper Garden is perfectly situated to have sunshine throughout the day. The pool house, lawns and nearby trees give the opportunity for shade. The pool is alarmed and has entrance steps to give easy access for the elderly or small children.
Within the gardens there is a wooden slide and swing set for children to enjoy. The owners have their own small child so the villa is equipped with new high quality resources including: a travel cot; stair gates; toys; a 'Stoke' highchair and most things that families would need to cater for their children whilst on holiday.
The design and layout of the villa works extremely well for both couples or up to two or three families. Villa La Prairie is the perfect place for entertaining. The large covered terrace and al fresco dining area is the best setting for breakfasts, BBQs or watching the sun go down with a glass of rosé. The property is on three floors and all bedrooms have reversible air conditioning and views over the vineyards, beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside.
• One double bedroom with super-king sized bed
• One bedroom with 2 adult sized bunk beds (ideal for children or
• Shared bathroom with bath, shower, wash-basin and WC
• Modern well equipped kitchen with large range cooker, American
fridge / freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
• Large light and bright living and dining area with French doors
leading to covered terrace and al fresco dining area
• Fireplace with newly fitted 'Chesney' log burning stove
• TV with SKY and Orange, DVD and CD player, Wi-Fi Broadband
• Spacious entrance hall and downstairs cloakroom
• One double bedroom featuring a French king-sized sleigh bed with
en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC. French windows lead
to private terrace over looking garden
Lower Floor (Garden Level)
• One double bedroom with a king-sized bed, with its own
bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
• One large family sized bedroom with a king-sized bed and
2 full-sized single beds, en-suite bathroom with bath, shower,
wash basin and WC
• Garden level rooms have their own private terrace and seating
over looking the gardens
• Utility room with sink, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge,
kettle and mini-grill.
• Covered upper terrace with outdoor dining furniture to seat 12
• Gas BBQ
• Secluded swimming pool, pool house, pool alarm
• 8 Sunloungers
• Large wooden hammock
• 3 large sun umbrellas
• Wooden swing and slide set
• Boulodrome / Petanque court
• Floodlit grounds
• Electric security gates with automatic lighting
• Large resurfaced drive
The property is beautifully maintained and presented by our English and French speaking property managers who live close by and will be at the villa to meet you and make you welcome on your arrival. They have a very good knowledge of the surrounding area and can give advice and help if necessary during your stay.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
Fran and Nick Gowlland
We, the owners, Nick and Fran Gowlland, are British and have a six year old daughter. We have both travelled extensively and have had the privilege of staying in some amazing places but the South of France and the St. Tropez area is the place we love coming to more than anywhere else. The minute we arrive at Villa La Prairie we feel relaxed and at home. We hope that this will be how our guests come to feel about their stay.
We bought our property after carrying out extensive research and visiting the area ourselves as a family over several years. Villa La Prairie has the layout, space and design that really works for groups of families and friends and this was important to us when buying our French home. The pool, gardens and views are restorative and we felt this as soon as we visited the Villa. We knew from the experience of being holiday makers in the St. Tropez area ourselves which beaches, villages and facilities it would be important to be near, but we also wanted to be able to access key routes to destinations easily without being caught in the summer traffic. The geographical position of Villa La Prairie managed to meet all of our criteria.
It was also important for us to buy a home that we could renovate and design to ensure that we offer all the modern contemporary requirements that family and guests expect, whilst maintaining the French charm we had fallen in love with when we first saw Villa La Prairie. We have worked very hard with a great local team to renovate our home to a high standard.
Villa La Prairie offers the perfect combination for a luxury holiday destination. It is unique in the sense that it is rurally situated in tranquil vineyards, but only 15 to 20 minutes' drive to the most popular destinations in the St. Tropez area, and positioned so as to avoid peak season traffic. It also offers guests opportunities to enjoy the experience of a traditional French town, which functions all year round. We particularly enjoy the area in the spring and late summer, and every time we visit there is more to explore.