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Newly Built Luxury Villa Overlooking Vineyards

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Property

Updated: 10-Nov-2016
Villa in Le Plan-de-la-Tour, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Situated In A Peaceful Hamlet Within Walking Distance Of Plan De La Tour With Views Of The Vineyards

Les Coquelicots is a recently finished luxury villa with outstanding views over the vineyards and sea in the distance. The house is situated in a peaceful hamlet within walking distance of Plan de la Tour. Gas Barbecue, Wifi, Telephone, Television (Apple TV) DVD. Cafe and restaurants 5 minutes away by car. Ste Maxime 15min. St Tropez 25min. Plan de la Tour is a working village with 6 restaurants including a creperie, several pizza houses and, 3 cafes , 2 very well equipped grocery shops, a shop that seems to sell everything!,a chemist, a hairdresser and a skin and nail treatment boutique, some clothes shops and a local Thursday Provencal market selling all local produce. As it lives throughout the year there is always something going on, especially in the Summer time, when there are various bands that play in the square, a flower weekend in April, a painting exhibition and night markets throughout July and August. Just further up from the villa towards Vallaury is the best Pizza that you have ever tasted! Pizza Camping It is run by Coralie and Robert, a viticulteur. Pizzas cooked in a traditional oven using vine wood and the freshest of ingredients! Coralie is the chef and he is the server. Although small it is the most romantic place to eat on a balmy evening under a star cladded sky. (Coralie also does take aways) Ste Maxime is about 10 to 15 mins away where you will find many more attractions and of course restaurants night life and the beach, together with a market on Friday and night markets. St Tropez is about 25 minutes on the back road over the hills or via the seafront which takes longer , where the night life and beach bars are World famous and a fabulous market on Tuesday and Saturday. Our favourite beach bar is L'Esquinade run by Manou, which is at the end of Pampelonne beach and where a bottle of St Tropez rose is 18 euros a bottle and you can almost step into the water from your table, on the waters edge. Heaven! (And brilliant for children) All our recommended restaurants and of course essentials (doctor, dentist and chemist) are itemised in a book ,with telephone numbers on your arrival. Because we lived in Plan de la Tour for 11 years, we know the village well. We sold our old house to return to UK and to build this new house for our eventual retirement. Just mention our names to most people in the village and they will only be too happy to help.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This beautiful home is owned by Deborah and David Carr who built this new villa on land that they have owned since 2002. They used to live in the adjoining Mas du Lauva but sold 2 years ago to return to live in UK. David is a lawyer and Deborah is an actress. Because they have lived in the village all this time they (and their dog who was found as a stray there, Chaussette) are very much integrated in to the community and know many of the locals from the Mayor to the two centenarians and all the restauranteurs and shop keepers, and have extensive local knowledge and tips to help make for an enjoyable holiday in the area.. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions regarding the house or the area and we will try and help as well as itemise everything we do know!

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6 Reviews

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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Unforgettable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Together with three other couples, my husband and I recently spent a week at Le Cocquelicot. This is the second time we have rented this beautiful villa.

One wants for nothing here. The extremely spacious lounge opens onto a beautiful terrace, with its heated swimming pool, and views of the neighbouring vineyards. In the distance, the hills, and beyond that the sea and St. Tropez. In the evening, you can even hear nightingales singing. Once you are at Le Cocquelicot, it's difficult to find the motivation to go anywhere else! Although a morning walk to the nearby village of Le Plan de la Tour to buy freshly baked croissants and baguette for breakfast is a pleasant diversion. On Thursday mornings one can enjoy exploring the local village market and sitting at a cafe to sip a cappuccino.

We hope to return.

D&S

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Modern, spacious and extremely well equipped in a beautiful spot with fabulous views. Not far from lovely village, Le Plan de la Tour, which has quite a few shops, cafes and restaurants and an open market. I used to walk down to the Bakery in the mornings to bring back delicious baguettes and croissants for breakfast. Will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked Le Coquelicots villa for 2 weeks in August 2015.

Communication before our holiday was excellent. The owners David and Debbie were fantastic in giving us all information that was needed to ensure the plan for our holiday went as smoothly as possible. On arrival we met the caretakers who were very helpful and attentive to anything we needed during our stay. There was also a detailed book with lots of useful information.

This luxury villa was everything that it advertised and much more.

Spotlessly clean, well appointed rooms, a fully stocked kitchen and a couple of lovely bottles of local rose wine greeted our arrival.

The view from the Terrace is sensational. Vineyards rolling down the valley into

Plan de la Tour which is only 5 mins by car.

The swimming pool was heated and kept very clean. Our children had so much fun everyday by the pool.

The neighbourhood is quiet and peaceful ensuring a relaxing holiday.

Plan de la Tour is a beautiful little village which we enjoyed wandering most mornings. The weekly market was fabulous to explore and to pick up local produce.

5 minutes up the hill is one of the best little pizzaria"s we have ever eaten in. A MUST!!!

Only ten minutes away by car is the larger coastal town of St Maxime.

A vibrant and bustling area in the gulf of St Tropez. Fantastic restaurants, shops and beaches await.

Once again we can't thank David and Debbie enough for allowing our family to have a fabulously memorable holiday at their beautiful home.

We will definately be back and would highly recommend the Villa.

Malcolm & Pamela

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Tom

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and have holidayed in French villas for the past 15 years and this is by far the best accommodation we've rented. It's just recently built and finished and all trimmings are immaculate and tasteful. From every door that shuts smoothly and quietly to every conceivable kitchen utility, it was like going from home to a better home.

Luxuries included heated pool, air conditioning in every room, en-suite in every bedroom, Apple TV and new gas BBQ. The furniture in each room is large enough and comfortable enough that we each had our own space for relaxing and the pool is big enough for swimming lengths and deep enough for diving into.

David and Debbie were both friendly, efficient and helpful, being available by text, email or phone at all times to answer our questions before we traveled. The nearby village Le Plan de la Tour had wonderful dining and all the shops you would need with friendly shop keepers and market stall sellers.

Two local vineyards offer Dégustation du vin where you purchase locally produced wine at very reasonable prices.

Our deposit was refunded immediately on our return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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South of France Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous new villa in the most beautiful location with great views . No expense seems to have been spared in creating one of the finest villas we have stayed in - the beds were super comfortable and there was everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable. Plan de la Tour is a lively village just a few minutes drive away with a market, several restaurants and some very good shops. All in all, a great place for a holiday and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Idyllic Holiday in the South of France

  • 5 of 5

Recently, we were fortunate to rent this terrific villa in the South of France at short notice for a family holiday.

Le Coquelicots is brand new and incredibly spacious. Situated on a hillside it looks out onto olive groves and vineyards; and beautiful hills in the distance looking towards the coast.

Just a short drive away - or a walk down the hill through the vineyards - there is the lovely village of Le Plan de la Tour, with a boulangerie, cafes, restaurants and shops. A pleasure to visit.

Everything in the villa is new and beautifully furnished. It is spacious throughout and equipped with a generous number of amenities, including air-conditioning in every room. The kitchen is open-plan and well equipped. There's a large fridge-freezer and a separate wine cooler. The four bedrooms are spacious and tastefully furnished and decorated. Each one has its own wet room. The outdoor area is perfect for relaxing and for al fresco dining at a table seating 10 or more. There are sun loungers and the pool is heated.

The owners were kind enough to leave a detailed book with lots of useful information, including a guide to St. Tropez. We preferred to spend most of our days sunbathing around the pool, eating on the terrace and enjoying this real taste of the South of France. A fantastic week. Bliss!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We initially moved to France for a change of life style. Plan de la Tour ticked all our boxes. The one remaining living french village near to the sea but set on its own in beautiful vineyards. We spent 11 fabulous years there. Because of the recession we decided to move back to UK as David was needed in his office full time and I wanted to resume my acting and writing of a feature film. We sold our house but kept 4000m2 of land and have now built the most stunning villa with exceptional views near to the village and also to the coast. As we cannot spend all our time in Plan anymore we decided to rent our beautiful home and share our secret.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Cotes D'Azur at 94 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Plan de la Tour at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ste Maxime to St Tropez at 8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Maxime at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Arcs Draguignan at 38 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Le Muy at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Plan de la Tour at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ste Maxime at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches are in Ste Maxime which are about 10 to 15 minutes away. St Tropez is about 9 miles away. The well known beach of Pampelonne (St Tropez) about 35 minutes, where you can eat at the star studded Club 55 or enjoy the cheaper option at our most favourite: L' Esquinade. This you will find in our booklet on your arrival.

Travel:

Nice is about 100km away. This is our most regular airport.

Marseilles 110km away.

Car hire is essential we usually book from Holiday Autos.

Train : Frejus or Les Arcs Draguignan or summer trains from St Pancras go all the way to Aix en Provence.

Distances:

Plan de la tour about 5 minutes

St Maxime 10 - 15 minutes

St Tropez 25 minutes

Cannes 50 minutes

Nice l hour to the airport

Further Details:

Plan de la Tour is situated in the Var. This constitutes most of the western end of Provence with the Alpes Maritime to the East ( incorporating Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Menton) The Var covers a wide variety of landscapes and culture ranging from Mont Ventoux towering over Aix en Provence (made famous by, among others, Van Gogh) to the Gorges du Verdon, the French equivalent of the Grand Canyon just over an hour north of Plan. The areas inland to the north comprise fabulous hilly landscapes with many traditional hilltop villages. These in turn lead down to the Maures hills which in turn sweep down to the dramatic coast line from Marseilles to San Tropez to Frejus. There is plenty of culture and famous places to visit in the area ranging from Marseilles an hour and a half away to the west with its famous port and recognition as European Capital of Culture in 2014, Aix en Provence, an old Roman spa town and world heritage city with historic buildings and a lively artistic community, through to Frejus, an old Roman town with a famous amphitheatre. A little further to the east (one hour) are Cannes (famous for the Film and other festivals) and Nice, and a little beyond the tax haven of glamorous Monaco and just half an hour beyond the Italian border and the entrance to the Italian Riviera.

St Tropez needs no introductions as a world famous historic fishing village and now centre of glamour, only 20 minutes away and, beside that, Pampelonne beach, a glorious two mile longstretch of white sandy beach made famous by the many restaurants and beach bars. St. Maxime with its own beach area at La Nartelle is only 15 minutes away.

Many of the local towns and villages have wonderful Provencal markets including St Tropez on a Tuesday and Thursday and Plan de la Tour on a Thursday. The area is also famous for producing the best Provencal wines, particularly Rose from around the St Tropez area and Red wines from Bandol. Every village has its own cooperative for tasting, buying.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
for 7 nights
£3,950
 
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
for 7 nights
£3,950
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500

Booking Notes:
Non refundable booking fee of 30% deposit is required on booking - full payment 2 months before.
Cancellation refund:
Up to 8 weeks refundable (less booking deposit)
4-8 weeks -50% refund
2-4 weeks -25% refund
Less than two weeks - no refund.

Changeover Day: Saturday in busy season
Flexible on changeover although might depend on previous lets.
Arrival times scheduled for about 4 pm
Departure times scheduled for 10 am

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Facilities

From the Owner

The benefits of our luxurious villa is that it is secluded and peaceful and yet close to all amenities. Plan de la Tour is a walk away or by car if you want the fresh bread quickly! We have 6 restaurants including a creperie and several pizza houses, 3 cafes. 2 well equipped shops, a chemist and 2 food shops and a shop that sells absolutely everything! A Provencal market on a Thursday and night markets in the Summer. A doctors and a dentist surgery and 3 bakers. Our most favourite Pizza is in Vallaury just further along our road run by Coralie and Robert, you have to try it to believe it. Ste Maxime is 10 to 15 minutes away and the World famous St Tropez and Pampelonne beach with Club 55 just 25 minutes.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 240 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite shower rooms to all bedrooms + 3 separate WCs

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + babies (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms downstairs with ensuite shower rooms opening onto pool side and views 2 bedrooms upstairs with ensuite shower rooms opening onto balcony and views

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: As the house is a new build , the garden is yet to flourish. Although we have planted numerous fruit trees on our land below where you will find the Boules Court. The Pool is heated and is about 10m x 4m. There is a gas barbecue for your use together with sun loungers, wrought iron relaxing deep chairs and numerous chairs and dining table for outside dining. Utility Room: Sink , dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and steam iron . Plenty of storage space Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury Bath towels and linen are included together with pool and beach towels. A change of linen can be done weekly if needed.

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