This family holiday home is a new 3 bedroom 2-storey Provençal town-house located in the heart of the tranquil village of La Mole with private garden and immediately adjacent to the swimming pool. This is an ideal setting for anyone who loves the tranquil countryside of the Var region but wants to be within easy reach of the sea and coastal resorts.
This property in Les Clos des Vignes, La Mole is a new development located on the site of an old vineyard just behind the church, in the centre of the village. The house is built in the Provençal style incorporating many of the typical features of the region. The landscaped gardens include a pool, and the views of the surrounding countryside are stunning.
La Mole is in the heart of the Maures mountains and is very close to the sea and only 15 minutes from St Tropez. Surrounded by rolling mountains and gorgeous pine forests, La Mole is located on the “Route des Vins”. It has been a popular location over the years because of the wonderful surroundings and the proximity of the famous coastal resorts such as St Tropez, St. Maxime, Nice and Cannes.
Within a 15 minutes drive there are some of the best beaches on the coast and the Beauvallon golf course is only 20 minutes away. There are plenty of family activities in the area, e.g. horse riding, cycling , walking, playground, tennis & basketball court, and a water park located 2 km outside the village nestles in the surrounding hills and pine forest.
In the village of La Mole there are 3 local restaurants including the renowned 'Auberg de La Mole', local shop, hairdresser, and boulangiere, children’s playground, tennis court, football pitch and post office. The nearest large supermarket is located in Cogolin (7km away)
The terrace is furnished with an external dining area seating 6 comfortably with a sun parasol and 2 sun loungers. The terrace leads onto a private lawn area surrounded by mature gardens, and adjacent to the swimming pool.
La Mole – the village
Lots of local information in the reception of the Mayor's office which in the the Place de la Mairie, in front of the fountain.
La Boulangiere – local village baker on main street open early every morning for fresh bread and baguettes.
Supermarket- Spar in Village and large supermarket in Cogolin
Local roads from La Mole (go past church on left side) are very quiet and great for walks/ cycling. The road by the playground is a very quiet and safe road with very little traffic. It is beautiful for quiet walks or cycling and is only about 4km long with vineyards all around. Beyond the village, at the traffic lights at “Moulin Rouge” turn right and the road will lead you up a mountain side to the lake / reservoir.
Places to Visit
There are lots of local information on activities, trips and lots of local maps available for guests in the house.
St Tropez –market in the main square every Saturday morning- worth going to see. Great shopping, harbour etc. about 10 -15 min drive from la Mole.
Gassin- old historic medieval hill-top town; great restaurants and spectacular views from the village.
Ramateulle- nice old town on the further along the same road as Gassin
Grimaud- about 15mins away. Hilltop historic town with plenty of restaurants
Bormes- le Mimmosa- beautiful town about 30mins away. Turn right out of village square and head in direction of Toulon along N98. Very well signposted. Take right hand turn at top of mountain and follow signs. Very picturesque drive over hills. Lots of shops, local arts etc, bars & Restaurants. Very nice for a ramble!
Cogolin – nearest large town, great market town and plenty of restaurants. The best place for supermarket shopping. Le Clerc is the nearest local supermarket and you will see it on the main road (N98) as you drive past Cogolin along the by-pass.
Port Grimaud- purpose built marina with shops & restaurants. Can get a ferry from here to St Tropez.
We really enjoy visiting the local vineyards in the region and some of the local wines are excellent. The area mainly produces Rose, but there are also some really excellent reds and whites.
In particular the area around l’Estagnol beach and travelling along the coast road from Bormes to Le Lavandou is really stunning countryside. Visit Château Bregancon. Château Louebe and Château Ott. Also Château Minuty on the road to Ramatuelle has really excellent local wines as does St Maur, and Domaine Siouvette. There is also a restaurant in Château Minuty.
Restaurants in La Mole
“Auberge de La Mole” – very famous and excellent restaurant!
“Realis d’Alsace” - on the main street in La Mole Run by Corine & Michael This is both ours and our children’s favourite restaurant and they are always welcoming of families and children! Very good homely food – we strongly recommend it!