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Provencal Villa With Private Pool With Views To Hilltop Village Of Gassin

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Gassin, Nr. Saint-Tropez, Cote d'Azur - Situated in Quiet Residential Area, Just 7km from St Tropez, 5 mins to Nearest Sandy Beach

This 4 bedroom villa is situated in a quiet 'domaine' overlooking woodlands, not far from St Tropez. La Croix Valmer, Port Grimaud, Gassin, Grimed, Ramatuelle and Cavalaire-sur-Mer are all within easy reach. Sleeps 8, with private pool, (11m x 5m). This can be heated in the months of April, May, June, September and the first half of October if wished. Under 5 minutes drive or a 10 minute walk from local shops. The nearest sandy beach is at Port Cogolin on the road to St Tropez and there is also a good variety of beaches to choose from at La Croix Valmer, Pampelonne and Port Grimaud, Sainte Maxime, Cavalaire and St Tropez.

From the front door, you step into a generous open plan kitchen/dining room with large sliding doors opening to the covered dining terrace, pool and gardens. The kitchen is well-equipped including electric fan oven, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge freezer.

The kitchen is open plan to the sitting room area with fireplace, 2 sofas, armchairs, tv, and dvd and blue tooth speaker. There are 2 sets of French windows overlooking the pool area and the dining terrace with bbq.

The bedrooms are compact but attractive and the layout works very well as 2 are situated on one side of the living area and the other 2 on the other side making them a good choice for 2 families of 4 for example.

There is also a separate utility area with sink, washing machine, dryer and further fridge freezer and a separate house wc.

Outside there is the pool, sundeck, generous informal grounds, private gravel parking for up to 4 cars and lockable gates.

The house also has WiFi

More Details

Lucy Darbishire
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Lucy Darbishire

I live in the North of England and fell in love with the Var the very first time I visited 15 years ago. The area enjoys a wonderful climate and I love having such a varied choice of markets, restaurants and beaches to choose from all within easy reach of the house. I have always wants to spend as much time as possible in France since studying French at university and having a good knowledge of French has been a great help with the management of the house. I visited many other parts of France before finally having the opportunity to visit the Var in 2001 and never looked back! Having gone back to school to study interior design this time, I have found this area very inspiring as it has several good brocantes/flea markets within easy reach of the house, the problem is always working out how to get it all home! I have very much enjoyed making the house feel like a real home that has had much thought and love put into it. I have 4 boys, all now grown up and they love the house and the lifestyle. It is a great place to spend time together, enjoying the pool, the beaches and of course being able to head into St Tropez at a moment's notice!

Lucy Darbishire purchased this villa in 2001

Why Lucy Darbishire chose Gassin

The Var is a beautiful region with an amazing coast. This house appealed immediately as it is situated just away from the main traffic route in and out of St Tropez, but yet close enough to be able to get there very easily. It felt like a home straight away although there were things we wanted to do to make the place our own. St Tropez is a fantastic place to get to know, both in and out of season, it is always fascinating. I find there is so much more to it than just the glitz and glamour. Our house is situated in a quiet domaine just off the road to La Croix Valmer and we especially love going to the localbeaches of Gigaro, Heraclee Plage and Debarquement situated around La Croix Valmer. Heraclee Plage has a wonderful relaxed beach restaurant with sun loungers that I can really recommend. The house has great walks into the surrounding woodland including my favourite 'get fit' morning walk to the top of the hill through the woodland at the rear of the house. The views over to the Gulf of St Tropez and down to Cogolin and across to Grimaud are worth heading up there for. There is a great choice of wonderful towns, villages and beaches around the area - all of these are within easy reach, you really are spoilt for choice. For those who love polo, or who are simply curious to experience a match, try dropping in informally on a match during the tournament season as this is only 5 minutes away. I would strongly recommend trying a visit to the house in May, early June or September as the area usually enjoys beautiful weather, in spring the flowers and blossom are all around and in September the days are still hot but it is so relaxing.

What makes this villa unique

The house enjoys a corner site in the domaine so it has a spacious feel and is cleverly situated so that it feels private although we do have neighbours. It is very green all around as it is on the edge of the woods, which offsets the heat of July and August, and you can just see the beautiful hill-top village of Gassin from our terrace, the woodland grows taller each year! In summer it feels like a real haven from the heat. Gassin is really beautiful and is great for its amazing terrace of restaurants overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez. It is well only 10 minutes drive away and a great choice for dinner out. It really is a treat to experience this. We also love spending days with friends by the pool, and the open plan south facing indoor living space works so well for this and has a light and airy feel. The 4 bedrooms are situated 2 either side of this space. The open plan kitchen is conveniently situated for the outdoor dining terrace.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gassin in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 3 with shower, wc, basin, heated towel rail. House bathroom for bedrooms 1 and 2 with shower, large bath, 2 basins, wc, heated towel rail. En-suite shower room for bedroom 4 with shower, washbasin, wc, heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds Bedroom 3 with king size bed Bedroom 4 with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is on one level with bedrooms 1 & 2 sharing the house bathroom on one side of the living room/kitchen area, the other 2 bedrooms both have en-suite shower rooms on the other. This makes it ideal for 2 families for example to share the house. Outside: Garden/grounds level: heated swimming pool 11m x 5m with pool alarm system, decking terrace by pool with sunloungers and parasols. At house level: covered dining terrace leading from kitchen with views of hill-top village of Gassin, wooden dining furniture, bbq. There is secure parking for at least 4 cars with lockable gates, and house burglar alarm linked to surveillance company. The forest area behind house offers many interesting walks and views across to the village of Grimaud and the Gulf of St Tropez from the top of the hill. (not from house!) Utility Room: Utility room with fridge freezer, washing machine, sink, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / final clean. Bedlinen included. Bath towels included. Pool towels included. Cleaning on departure included. Midstay linen change included on 2 week rentals in July and August.


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Provencal Villa With Private Pool With Views To Hilltop Village Of Gassin
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Ten out of ten

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered the Villa, we loved everything about it. It far exceeded our expectations. Lucy, the owner, has created a wonderful, tranquil safe haven with her gorgeous interior touches and eclectic mix of style, that make you feel instantly at home. The villa has a beautiful open flow and is bigger than the pictures depict. Ideal for 2 families or a group of adults. I would take care with small children as the steps to the pool are fairly steep. The upper terrace for lunch overlooking the pool and garden has left us with lots of lovely memories and I feel sure there will be another booking in the not to distant future. I feel blessed to have celebrated my 50th Birthday with friends in such a gorgeous place. Until next time...

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Dee, so glad you had a great holiday, 50th birthday celebration and enjoyed the house and pool. It always feels like a peaceful green haven to return to after being out and about we find!
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Unbelievably perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a week in this lovely home near Gassin. The villa is stylish and comfortable. The pool and garden are idyliic. Everything is as described and even better than we had imagined.

The local agents were very helpful and really lovely.

We enjoyed every minute: croissants and pain au chocolat from nearby bakers, every meal outside with fresh produce from local markets and day and evening swims in the gorgeous pool. We cannot fault anything [except an ice bucket would have been nice to keep the champagne cold!!] Best holiday we've had in along time. can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Port Cogolin, Route de St Tropez
Car: recommended


The nearest sandy beach with choice of beach restaurants with sun loungers is 5mins away at Port Cogolin. Port Grimaud is under 10 mins with many family activities and restaurants and ferry to St Tropez. St Tropez's best known beach is Pampelonne,at Ramatuelle is 20 mins away with a huge choice of beach clubs and restaurants (Club 55 and Nikki Beach and many more).

Good choice of beaches within 15 mins at La Croix Valmer leading to Cavalaire-sur-Mer. Gigaro, Heraclee, Pardigon, Debarquement, the latter providing opportunity for water sports and sailing.

There are great coastal walks from Gigaro to Cap Lardier and L'Escalet to Cap Esterel.


Nice airport 1 1/2 hours, allow more in high season for airport return.

Worth knowing: You can take a train to St Raphael from Nice airport and pick up a bus that drops you at the La Foux roundabout near the house or else there is a bus from Nice airport to Frejus which is 35 mins away.

Toulon airport 45 mins. (From London City airport, great for our house) There is a bus from Toulon airport to La Foux roundabout.

Approx 12 hour drive from Calais.

Car hire essential.


St Tropez with twice weekly market(Tues & Sat) & much more is only 7km away. The hilltop village of Gassin is under 10 mins by car with beautiful terrace of restaurants overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez. Port Grimaud 10 mins has many well priced restaurants. La Croix Valmer under 10 mins by car useful for general shopping, friendly French town. Good for eating out locally. The Sunday market is excellent.

The hilltop village of Ramatuelle is 10 mins away and has a market on a Thursday. Likewise the beautiful village of Grimaud is 10-15 mins away and has a market on the same day. Further inland is La Garde-Freinet. This is also worth a visit and has some nice boutiquey shops and restaurants. There is a market on Sunday.

There is a huge brocante near Port Grimaud - Le Jas de Robert, about 10 mins from the house. This is on a Sunday morning and is well worth a visit if you like flea markets.

The property is also 5 minutes from the St Tropez polo ground which has a restaurant and regular tournaments during the summer months

Please do ask for any further information you would like.

Further Details: food shopping etc.

There is convenient local shopping within 5 mins of the villa by car or 10-15 min walk. There is a small supermarket, boulangerie with small cafe and take-away rotisserie. Geant Casino is a large supermarket 5 mins away on the St Tropez La Foux roundabout. Also E Leclerc supermarket in Cogolin is very good and Grand Frais has newly opened on way to Cogolin with amazing fresh vegetables and produce. Cogolin is 10 mins away and a very useful local town with twice weekly market - Wed and Sat. Wed is the larger market, Sat is more for food shopping. There are also some very good restaurants in Cogolin

There are many local domaines selling the local wine within easy reach of the house, you will see these as you explore the area.

Further afield: Aix-en-Provence is 1 hrs 30 mins.

The town of Hyeres is 45 mins or so away - the peninsula has many beaches and the Villa Noailles is well worth a visit situated above the town.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

There is short terms and conditions form to fill in and return/scan with details of those staying at the house. The booking deposit is non-refundable.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Weekly bookings are given preference but at quieter times we are always willing to be flexible if it is possible.

Please note also, logs for the open fire and heating are extra out of season.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.