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A Large Roman Style Villa With Heated Pool, Courtyard BBQ, Sun Decks & Gardens

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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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Chris Short
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

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 St Tropez region

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...

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The perfect spot to completely unwind, relax and let the kids run loose..."

"We had so many plans to make expeditions and visits, but in the end it was really hard to leave the villa at all..."

"Turned out to be a really good compromise between quiet countryside and a full on Club55 type holiday. Always a relief to get back to the villa though..."
Jun 2010
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
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10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £677

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Môle in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The 2 double bedrooms have baths in their en-suites, all the other rooms have showers in theirs. One of the twin bedrooms has its bathroom right next door, rather than actually en-suite. There is even an additional toilet and shower in the utility room.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12+ (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All the bedrooms are en-suite and all but one air-conditioned. There are 2 doubles and the rest are twins, with beds that can be moved together or apart as you require. The mattresses were all new in 2008 and some of the best you'll ever sleep on!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: You'll see from the aerial photo that the property is arranged around the courtyard and the pool. 3 bedrooms and the TV salon are in a self-contained annex down one end of the pool, while all the other rooms are ranged around the courtyard area. Large glass doors open up to make all of the villa into one continuous space if you want, or will quickly seal off areas of quiet relaxation when required. Several bedrooms have mezzanine floors with extra beds, which can be used to squeeze in the odd child or teenager if you need to sleep more than 12 people. The property works particularly well if two families are in residence as you can be as independent or communal as the mood takes you. Outside: The completely private, heated pool is about 4 x 9m and is a constant depth - so adults can swim quite happily, but it's also perfect for younger children as well. There are plenty of loungers on the large South facing sun deck when you do come out of the water. Come sunset, there is another decked and furnished area from which to toast and enjoy the spectacular view. There is also a beautiful pond outside, with plenty of fish which you can feed from the bridge. We've seen water snakes & wild turtles living in here, which if you're very patient you can hand feed as well. There is a lawn to one side which we use for badminton, and a purpose built boules court under the shade of mature trees. There is also outdoor table tennis. The villa is completely surrounded by its own extensive grounds and has an electric fence around the whole perimeter to discourage any of the local wild boar from wandering in to dig up our lawns at night. You are well and truly in the Provence countryside here. Utility Room: The utility room has a washer/dryer installed, but also features another toilet and shower as it used to be a self contained studio flat for staff. Sadly the staff have long gone, but there is a very big drinks fridge in there now to compensate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, dressing gowns and bed linen are all included. There is a maid service at least every week, but the bilingual management team live locally, so you can liaise with them to make this arrangement work however suits you best. Other: There are 2 additional salon areas in the villa, both with a perfect view of the pool so that you can keep an eye on the kids. One is furnished as a library/reading area, the other for watching our large collection of DVD films.

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