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Villa in La Mole, Nr. Cogolin, St Tropez Area, France - Secluded Privacy & Tranquility, But All Just A Short Drive From St Tropez And Beaches.
Villa De La Verne is one of best kept secrets in the area. Nestled at the end of a private no through road, it is approached through a winding valley of vineyards and surrounded by wooded hills and perfect silence. Within the grounds of the villa is everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself, completely hidden away from the world - while just outside there are some beautiful hillside or lakeside walks and cycle rides to be explored.
The small local village of La Mole has shops, bars, a bakery, its own little private airport, and also one of the best known restaurants in the Var - the Auberge de la Mole. Jump in the car and you can be in the middle of St Tropez in 20-30 minutes, or a myriad of famous beaches and clubs in well under an hour. In the surrounding countryside there are numerous ancient villages to be discovered and enjoyed, most of which have regular markets laden with fresh local produce. Failing that, there's a huge well stocked supermarket in the nearest town of Cogolin.
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- Mar 08, 2018
About Chris Short
Villa De La Verne in the South of France (sleeps 12, property reference FR6952) and Hillcrest Villa in North West Cyprus (sleeps 6, property reference CY5127) are owned by some English friends who, for reasons not even they can fully explain, all seem to believe that no holiday is actually complete unless it involves several days of cleaning, redecorating, gardening, landscaping or apparently endless minor maintenance work. The Chinese have a saying that warns having more than one home is the fastest way to madness. We think of this as an ongoing experiment to see how true that might be...
Chris Short purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Chris Short chose La Môle
St Tropez, with its myriad of shops, clubs, restaurants, bars and beaches, will never go out of fashion. However, it's not really somewhere any sane person would want to spend their entire holiday. We bought Villa de La Verne because it offers the best of both worlds - incredible peace and seclusion when you want it (perfect for kids and adults alike) but all the flip-flop glamour of St Tropez whenever the mood takes you...
What makes this Villa unique
The truth is, we just love houses. We love doing them up and we love making them as comfortable and comforting as we can. We don't decorate properties for rent, we decorate them for us. We want you to enjoy your time here as much as we do when we come over to stay, and I hope that we've done everything we can think of to help that happen...
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Special interest holidays: The villa is a great base for walking and cycling holidays, there are some particularly beautiful routes around the reservoir lake that you can see from our Sunset Deck. Coast/Beach: There are far too many beaches and beach clubs in the area to include here, but it's suffice to say the nearest one is about a 20 minute drive away - over a very dramatic mountain road. There is also a water park along that route, a big AquaPark over by St Maxime - and of course, all the joys and sights of St Tropez just down the road. Our current favourite is a lovely crescent shaped bay with a fabulous beach side restaurant (specialising in Crayfish) just along the South coast at L'Estagnol. Travel: If RyanAir are flying to Toulon then it couldn't be easier - we can be at the villa within 45min of leaving the plane & that includes collecting hold luggage & picking up the hire car! Very handy if you want to nip to the airport to collect new guests with no car of their own. Both Nice & Marseilles airports are about a 90min drive away (we prefer Nice) depending on traffic. If you want to bring your own car there's ample parking at the villa & around Beaune is a good halfway stop from Calais. Distances: You can walk to the local village in about 30min, or if you're really thirsty, you can drive there in 3! The nearest big town and supermarket are about a 10min drive, and St Tropez itself is about 20min away by car - though you need to be aware of the horrendous traffic jams that can occur all around St Tropez in the Summer, that's why we like being a civilised distance away from it all. Stay away from the coast road in peak season and you can be in any one of a dozen cute villages in 30-40min. Further Details: There is a very well respected and established boulangerie and a somewhat less romantic Spar mini-market in La Mole if you don't fancy anything further afield - but you'd be mad to miss the amazing food and wine markets that happen in all the little villages around the area throughout the week. Cogolin has all you need for the practical requirements of banks, pharmacy, supermarket, etc... St Tropez has a massive market every Saturday and Tuesday morning, selling everything from cheap wine to outrageously over-priced antiques. The local restaurants are universally good, with the most amazing one of all (the Auberge de la Mole) right on your doorstep - drive down, walk home! Be warned though, they only take cash. The area is also full of local vineyards and communal wine centres, where you can top up on decent local reds and whites from a filling nozzle. However, the region is renown for its rose wine, and there is no shortage of that to try... If your head ever clears, there is also a great Go-Kart track near Grimaud.
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Booking Notes: We take a 25% non-refundable booking fee on confirmation, with the balance to be cleared into our bank at least 8 weeks before the arrival date. We also take a 10% damage deposit at the same time. Cancellation charges are calculated at: 4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded 2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded Less than 2 weeks – no refund. Changeover Day: By far the most convenient booking period (to capitalise on cheap RyanAir flights from the UK to Toulon airport) is Sunday to Sunday. We can accept bookings which don't start and end on a Sunday, but they would have to be by special arrangement only. Notes on prices: Prices are negotiable for longer bookings and would normally include cleaning, a welcome pack, and a 24hr concierge service for local help, advice and suggestions. We can also add anything from chefs, horse-riding and poolside massages to the arrangements - just let us know what you'd like, within reason.