Cogolin Villa Rental Photos and Description
4 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 WC's, sleeps 8+
The house is situated in the Font Mourier private estate, on a hillside overlooking the coast and approximately 10Km from Saint Tropez. Nestled in between the medieval villages of Cogolin, Gassin and Grimaud, and close to the little Venice of Port Grimaud, the house is a gorgeous destination all year round.
The house has four large double bedrooms (Sleeps 8+) with 2 Bathrooms and 3 WC’s, a large open plan living room and dining area, a separate snug area, and a large fully equipped kitchen. Washing Machine, Dishwasher, TV, Satellite TV, DVD and HiFi- The house opens out onto large terraces front and back(South facing) , and with a built in barbeque area and chimney, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility, and relax amidst the woodland and perhaps watch the squirrels in the pine and oak trees that surround the garden. The estate swimming pools and 2 tennis courts are a short walk from the house, and there are bicycles available for the more energetic to explore the area.
Loads to do...: From glitzy beach clubs to secluded coves, from medieval villages to billionaires moorings, the area offers so much to the visitor. Every day you can choose the type of day that you want to have. The food in this area is superb and we have lists of fabulous restaurants that suit every pocket.
There are 6 Golf courses within a fairly short drive from the house, and many more within an hour or so of the house. If you want to enjoy the sights there are boat trips to many exotic beaches, the homes of the stars or the beautiful islands and coves. You can take a day trip to Cannes by boat, or enjoy the undersea views with glass bottom sub-boats.
There is a super GoKart track 5 minutes from the house, a Waterpark for the kids over in St Maxime, Quad Biking, Wreck Diving, Sailing, Horse trekking, every type of water sport and activity not far from the house.
Skiing: The Ski Slopes in the winter are approximately 2 and a half hours drive from the house with the resort of Isola2000, which is ideally placed to enjoy mediterranean skiing with beautiful alpine views and hot sun.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Ian Pennick
We are Ian and Colette Pennick, and we live in Holywood, County Down in Northern Ireland. Colette was born and bred in Belfast and Ian was born in Brazil, and came to live in Northern Ireland when he was very young. We are involved in a number of Businesses in N.Ireland, and keep on promising and wishing that we could spend more time here in France...
Ian Pennick purchased this villa in 2003
Why Ian Pennick chose Cogolin
Whilst on Holiday, we fell in love with the area - We found an estate agent who we trusted and he drove us to three different houses in the area. We fell in love with the house the moment we saw it - The Estate Agent didnt have the keys with him that day, so we walked around the house and I think we'd made the decision that we just loved the location, the terraces, the gardens, the trees and the tranquility. We sat in the garden in the wonderful sunshine and waited for him to return with the keys, when we got inside we just fell in love with this magnificent house. Within a week we'd agreed terms, paid the deposit and although it was spontaneous and potentially madness, its been one of the best decisions we ever made,
What makes this villa unique
We just love the feeling of space and light that the house has. The open plan layout just works so well and its a house that just seems to be right all year round. In the summer time, opening the french windows on both sides of the house onto the lovely terraces, you feel that you are in the middle of this beautiful woodland, and yet your just a short drive away from an array of beautiful and charming villages and of course St Tropez.
So many people speak of the congestion of St Tropez, and how difficult the roads are, and where we are in Font Mourier we can bypass most of the traffic, so if its shopping, groceries or beaches you can get on the road and get to where you want to be and avoid the traffic.
It’s a wonderful place to be at all times of the year, and out of season the area takes on a totally different personality. Crisp spring mornings with sunshine and azur blue skys, and still being able to enjoy the wonderful cafes and restaurants that are open all year round. Its hard to beat a Sunday lunch on the beach in the spring sunshine. Late September and early October and St Tropez takes on a different feel, with the Voiles festival. Beautiful old J-class sailing boats, sail around the coast and theres a party feeling in the towns. December, Christmas and the New year are wonderful here too, with Ice Rink in the square and Christmas lights and fireworks…