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Luxury Villa, Close To St. Tropez With Heated Pool, Extensive Grounds and A/C



Updated: 05-Nov-2016
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, with air conditioning installed in all bedrooms. 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.

The villa also features a 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. The pool can be heated to ensure that 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.

First Floor

• 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

Ground Floor

• 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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Paradise in France

  • 5 of 5

There is a certain expectation which every person holds when holidaying in the South of France, Villa La Prairie exceeds those expectations. When entering the Villa’s grounds you cannot help but be blown away by the 360 degree views right in front of you, that smell that the South of France carries automatically puts a smile on your face, I knew at this point my holiday had started and the dreaded cooking, cleaning and tidying which I am sure every mum out there can relate to, was going to stop for 10 blissful days.

The Villa is designed for spacious and easy living, I never felt at any point my friends and I were on top of each other whether that be in the living room, kitchen or by the pool. The Villa also somehow encapsulates what an adult needs to enjoy their holiday as well as being totally welcoming to kids and utterly child friendly from top to toe.

In terms of location, this villa hits the nail on the head for me personally, tucked away far enough for me to be separated from the hustle and bustle that St Tropez can sometimes carry, but close enough for me to drive there for a spot of breakfast, lay on the famous beaches and of course hit the St Tropez shops! On several occasions we also took a short drive to explore the surrounding old villages which set the scene for plenty of wine filled dinners.

I was very impressed with the presentation of the Villa itself, on arrival every room was spotless, clean and welcoming, the pool area had plenty of beds to lay on and the pool itself was very hygienic, it is clearly taken care of around the clock.

Over all, my stay at Villa La Prairie was wonderful, I have absolutely no complaints and it was everything I could have dreamed for. I will definitely be returning and cannot recommend it highly enough! I came back to London to numerous compliments from friends and family who told me I had never looked happier and was glowing…it must be something in the air!

5 Stars

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect luxury villa and location

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful stay at Villa La Prarie.

The villa is beautifully presented, from the smallest details inside the villa, to the pool, to the huge terrace overlooking the carefully tended, extensive gardens.

If tasteful, high end, is what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed.

The location in Cogolin is perfect. Gassin, Grimaud, Ramatuelle and of course, St Tropez are all really close by (even at peak time's if you take the back route to St Tropez).

Whether on a romantic getaway or with family/friends/children, Villa La Prarie is a truly special villa in a perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply splendid

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing villa in an excellent location. The house itself was very well equipped with modern appliances and an enormous fridge that made its own ice which was definitely needed! The pool was a great size and there were plenty of sun loungers for us all. The villa is located very close to Cogolin and a massive supermarket which was so useful. Also very easy to get out an about to Port Grimaud, Sainte Maxime and St Tropez. I would thoroughly recommend this villa as an amazing place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Holiday at Villa La Prairie

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful two week family vacation at Villa La Prairie.

The villa was stunning, beautifully maintained, well appointed and lovely little touches that made us fell so very welcome from the time that we arrived.

The villa has a gorgeous balcony overlooking the amazing gardens and we spent much of our time on the terrace, enjoying BBQ's. and the swimming in the wonderful outdoor pool. The villa is situated in an area containing local French vineyards and only a short drive to a large supermarket containing fresh produce and lovely little bakeries and patisseries. St Tropez was easy to drive too as well as other nearby quaint French towns.

We had the most relaxing time at Villa La Praire and will definitely return again as the Villa far exceeded our expectations. The villa was perfect for our young family, lots of space to run around in the garden and lots of fun in the pool. There were even books and toys our children could enjoy during our stay. The furnishings were beautiful with lovely bathrooms, great water pressure and comfortable mattresses.

Thank you so much to the hosts for making our stay so enjoyable from the lovely welcome pack, beautiful bed linens and towels and meet and greet team who were always on hand to answer our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in a quiet location. We had a wonderful stay. The Villa is maintained to a very high standard. It is light, spacious and airy. It's just gorgeous. The sheets are crisp and the towels are fluffy. I would thoroughly recommend this stunning house and its lovely pool to all my friends. The owner gave excellent customer service. Nothing was too much trouble. We couldn't had had a better holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this villa. It was a great size for 2 families and perfect for the children, who loved the pool and playing around in the large garden. It was really well equipped and had everything we needed and much more than most rental properties. It has been done up to a high standard with lots of lovely, personal touches. The villa's welcome back is very informative and we found all the restaurant recommendations to be very good. The villa is in a really great location to visit St Tropez and the surrounding areas easily but it was lovely to retreat back to the peace and quiet of the villa at the end of the day! The owners and the managers were a delight to deal with. We would recommend this villa to family and friends without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cogolin at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Toulon at 55 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Grimaud at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : St. Raphael at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Jct 35 Le Muy at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cogolin at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 160 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pearl Beach, St.Tropez at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Villa La Prairie is ideally situated to access key routes to: St. Tropez; Ste. Maxime; the fabulous beaches and surrounding small towns and villages such as Gassin, Ramatuelle and Grimaud. Pampelonne beach can be reached by the back routes, with the advantage of avoiding the traffic in the summer months. Other beaches are also within easy driving distance such as Pearl Beach in St. Tropez, Hercules and Gigaro Plage.

The wonderful location of the villa makes it the perfect holiday destination for guests who want the peace and privacy of the countryside whilst being near the famous beaches of Pampelonne and the glamour of St. Tropez. The small hamlet of La Gavotte is 5 minutes drive from the traditional old French town of Cogolin, which has a hypermarket, bakeries, shops selling local produce, a weekly market and traditional restaurants, cafes and bars. Walks through the surrounding countryside are accessible directly from the entrance of the villa and there are local maps available for guests.

The situation of the villa allows guests to drive easily to other interesting small towns and villages further afield, including Plan de La Tour, the beautiful hill top town of Bormes-les-Mimosas and the village of Collobrieres, which is famous for its chestnut festival in October. The restaurants in St. Tropez, Ste. Maxime and the surrounding small towns and villages are the best places to sample the delights of the Côte d'Azur and Provence.

There are a wide range of activities for all the family within close reach of Villa La Prairie such as: golf; wine tours; horse riding; tennis; cycling; hiking; water parks and sailing. Villa La Prairie is an ideal location for guests to stay if they wish to experience ‘Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez’ and see the stunning racing yachts in action during late September.

The Owners have compiled a very comprehensive ‘Villa La Prairie Welcome Pack’, which will be emailed to guests after booking. This will allow clients to have a good understanding of the exciting range of opportunities a holiday in the St. Tropez area has to offer and to make bookings or reservations for the coolest beach clubs, fabulous restaurants or activities in advance of their stay.

The villa is approximately 75 minutes drive from Nice Airport, and is professionally managed by French and English Speakers (JBPS Côte D'Azur) who are employed by the owners.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £841


The price Includes:
• Welcome pack
• Mid-week clean, and laundry of towels and bedding change each Saturday
• Bath and hand towels for up to 12 guests
• Pool towels for up to 12 guests
• Laundry for linen and final clean of the villa at the end of your holiday
• Electricity and water
• Garden maintenance
• Pool Maintenance
• Comprehensive Information Pack about the villa and surrounding area

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, First Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground Floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Lower Floor
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Lower Floor
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Ground Floor
  • All the bathrooms within Villa La Prairie have been recently renovated and contain high quality fixtures and fittings. The owners have taken great care in designing the bathrooms and they reflect the neutral, contemporary style of the villa.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, First Floor with views over the gardens and vineyards
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, First Floor with views over the gardens and vineyards
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ground Floor with private terrace and views over the gardens
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Lower Floor with large terrace and views over the gardens
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Lower Floor with large terrace and views over the gardens
  • The bedrooms at Villa La Prairie have been recently renovated and beautifully furnished. All bedrooms have reversible air conditioning. The bed linen and accessories are of high quality and in keeping with the contemporary French style of the villa. Every bedroom has a beautiful view over the gardens and surrounding countryside. There is little or no passing traffic along the lane and the only disturbance the owners have sometimes heard is the noise of the nightingale at night. The bedrooms on the Ground and Lower Floors have their own private terraces equipped with bistro tables and chairs. The owners have redesigned and renovated the villa so that it works for different groups or families. The layout of the villa ensures that parents are able to be in adjacent rooms to their children. It also gives two or three families enough personal space within separate parts of the house to allow privacy. The bedroom on the Ground Floor is also ideal for a Nanny or Housekeeper.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Babies and Children at the Villa. We, the owners, have a small daughter and therefore there is equipment for children and babies at the villa, which we are happy to share. We hope that this may make it easier for guests with young children and request that it is used with care and cleaned after use. Prior to your arrival please indicate which items you would like to use in order to help our managers prepare for your stay at Villa La Prairie. The following items are available: John Lewis travel cot, mattress and sheets; ‘Ready Bed’ (a blow up bed); safety bed rail for bottom bunk bed, (upper bunk already has wooden safety rail); ‘Stoke’ high chair; ‘Phil and Ted’s’ travel seat for attaching to stable outside wooden tables; three 'Mothercare' stair gates; ‘In the Night Garden’ travel booster seat; changing mat; bath mats; training loo seat; potty; step for the loo; step for the sink; a set of plastic tableware and cutlery x 4; a selection of toys in the toy box; ELC swing and slide.

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