5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12 people, recently renovated, beautiful setting
Fran and Nick Gowlland
- English, French
About Fran and Nick Gowlland
We, the owners, Nick and Fran Gowlland, are British and have a twelve 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.
Fran and Nick Gowlland purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Fran and Nick Gowlland chose Cogolin
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.
What makes this Villa unique
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children and babies are welcome.Children and babies are welcome.
No pets - pets not allowedpets not allowed
No smoking - non-smoking onlynon-smoking only
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
The villa was superb , lovely accommodation , secluded garden , south facing and very nice pool . Our family had a very special week with everything we needed provided at the well equipped villa especially for children . The location made it easy for Cogolin , beautiful Grimaud and of course the amazing beaches . Thank you for our delightful stay . Stuart and family 😊
We loved our stay. Great service and great location.
The check-in was easy and the caretakers very friendly. There was a helpful information binder with tips on places to go, restaurants to eat at, etc. The house itself is beautiful with w great pool and proper air-conditioning in the house for when it got hot outside. We would gladly come again. We had a great time.
We had a lovely week here with a group of parents and babies and would definitely return. Child friendly. The villa manager was very helpful when we needed the heating on as it was chilly at night in early May.
Beautiful villa - a paradise near St.Tropez
We were so impressed with this place and we loved every minute we were here. The villa La Prairie has everything you could want for a beautiful holiday.
The house itself is beautifully decorated and well equiped and in the garden there are so many areas in which you can relax. The pool is fabulous. We and our children had so much fun. We would definitely recommend Villa La Prairie to anyone looking for a wonderful stay with family or friends. It‘ s a perfect place and very well positioned to visit all the fantastic french towns like St. Tropez, Gassin or Grimaud. Nick and Fran, the owners and also the local managers are very friendly and have lots of helpful informations. Thank you so much for this beautiful two weeks at your villa. We would love to come back.
Villa la Prairie
We have just spent a very enjoyable week at the above property. The villa is beautiful and furnished and equipped to e very high standard. It is conveniently situated close to many historic villages and beaches and to St Tropez.
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.