The property is ideal for families with children or groups. There is central heating throughout and air-conditioning in all bedrooms. There are numerous terraces attached to the property offering both privacy and stunning vistas to accompany the beautifully landscaped gardens. The property also boasts a large heated swimming pool, many pool toys and inflatables and a very shallow area for young children. A Boules Court. 12 sun loungers with cushions that can be placed around the pool or on the terraces. There are also 2 day-beds, one of which is situated under the Mulberry tree covered terrace along with numerous other outdoor seats and recliners. In fact, everywhere you look around the extensive grounds of 5 acres (20,000sq.m) there are seating areas, private terraces and sun-traps. We also now have a pool fence that can be erected to provide extra security with young ones around the pool. Please ask if you require this to be erected prior to check-in.
There are numerous beaches all within easy reach. The famous Club 55 at Pampleonne beach is a 25 minute drive, the private beaches at La Nartelle and Saint Maxime are a 10-15 minute drive and Port Grimaud is also a 15 minute drive. Boats can be easily rented within a 10-15 minute drive, along with numerous other water sport activities. Day trips by boat to Cannes or the local islands also go from Saint Maxime bay, 10-15 minutes from the villa. Please ask for more information.
There are 5 golf courses within 1 hour driving distance, the nearest is 10-15 minute.
Skiing can be reached in 2 hours at Greolliers or Auron or Isola 2000 in 2.45 hours.
Horse riding, white-water rafting, tennis, sailing and many other water-sports can be found within easy driving distance.
Nice Airport - 1hour drive.
Toulon Airport - 1 hour 10 minutes drive.
Marseille - 1 hour 30 minutes drive.
As you will see from the distances below, this villa is ideally situated for staying in the Saint Tropez area. It has space and land that is not available on the coast, yet the coast is very easy and quick to reach. However, at the end of the day you will be pleased to retreat into the calm and tranquillity of the hills above Saint Tropez when the coast road becomes busy and noisy!
Plan de la Tour - 2km.
Saint Maxime - 10km.
Saint Tropez - 15km.
Grimaud - 12km.
Coast - 10km.
Plan de la Tour hosts a weekly market which sells many local delicious treats, flowers, fruit and vegetables also some locally made products such as woven straw baskets - very popular with the French ladies who shop at the 'chic' markets!
Plan de la Tour also has 2 bakeries, a butchers, 2 small supermarkets, 2 caves des vins, Hairdressers, Beauticians, numerous restaurants and bars.
There is a Carrefour Hypermarket between Plan de la Tour and Saint Maxime, less than 10 minute drive.
Upon arrival in Nice, we got clear driving directions and met with Sophie in Plan de-la-tour who took us up to the property. She had picked up the grocery list we had provided which was convenient. She also dropped off fresh pastries for breakfast the following day.
The villa was located up on a quiet hillside with a breathtaking view. It was a quick 10 minutes drive to Plan de-la-tour and 20 minutes to Saint Maxime.
The Villa was well-equipped with comfortable beds. We enjoyed the sound system by the pool and even played with the karaoke unit a few nights.
Overall, we were very happy with the property and the service provided.
La Boissiere represents a luxury, rural retreat within easy distance of St. Maxine and St Tropez, and fantastic value for money. Plan de la Tour, still has a feeling of a real French village, although there are a tourists, nowhere near like the other nearby villages. The beauty of La B is you can indulge in the normal Riviera fun but retreat back to silence and solitude and not be overlooked or heard. The photos really don’t do it justice!
The interior for us was perfect, quietly upholding traditional French tastes and values but mixed with modern living. From gorgeous “proper” linen, comfortable furnishings, well stocked kitchen and
dining equipment. It was wonderful and a pleasure to be in every room.
Outside, rural activities blended in with the tranquility of the lush hillsides. We love going back, winter or summer, everyone does!
This may sound a little over the top but we cannot recommend it more highly. 5*
After a hectic work load, arriving at La Boissiere and total relaxation was pure heaven.
We were a party of 6 and with so much room we spread out and enjoyed the peace and quiet but when we all came together around the pool area we all had fun cooling off in the good size swimming pool.
Evening BBQ's on the terrace with plenty of good quality local wine was enjoyed by all.
Every other day we went exploring.... Catching the local ferry across to St Tropez, travelling up to hill top villages with far reaching views of Italy. We ate out in Plan De La Tour at Tour de la Plan restaurant which we would highly recommend.
Sophie and Fred who manage La Boissiere looked after us and nothing was too much trouble.
We look forward to returning this year and hope this helps anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing, private holiday.
La Boissiere is a stunning property in a beautiful location with panoramic views over the valley and across to Plan De La Tour. It is the perfect house for a large family or group of friends to rent. The house is beautifully appointed with a fantastic pool. The master bedroom suite is just amazing ! Fred and Sophie, the Housekeepers are outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Fred was especially helpful when we decided to hire a boat for the day. St Tropez is only 25 minutes drive away . The best bit about La Boissiere is that you can enjoy all the excitement of The Riviera yet return home each day to peace and tranquility.
The villa is extensive and beautifully constructed in lovely gardens. It has fantastic rural views. It is comfortable and the ambience is good. It is within easy distance of Ste Maxime, St Tropez and the ancient hilltop town of Grimaud all of which are very pleasant to visit and contain many attractions and good restaurants.
La Boissiere never felt like a vacation rental; it felt like our home. We stayed at this magnificent villa from May 26 - May 31, 2014 with seven of our friends. We were married at the villa on May 28.
The moment Sophie Dossetto welcomed us in, I started crying hysterically and then laughing hysterically, and back and forth! The villa was simply breath-taking! All nine of us felt so blessed to have the opportunity to stay at such an extraordinary place. The pictures online simply do not do La Boissiere justice. Every detail of the villa has been attended to. Every board, every nail, every design is perfection!
Sophie and Fred welcomed our group with cheese from her neighbor and champagne. We insisted Sophie and Fred enjoy a toast with us, and from then on, Sophie and Fred became family.
We stayed in the master suite upstairs, which is to die for! The views from the terrace were simply Heaven on Earth. Actually, the entire villa and the surroundings have made us want to move to Le Plan de la Tour!!!!!! The beautiful vineyards that surround the villa made us feel like we were in the Garden of Eden. We enjoyed dinner several nights at the banquet table outside. We all enjoyed the heated swimming pool and karaoke every night until 3 a.m.
The wedding was a fairy-tale. Our expectations were far exceeded because of Sophie, Fred, Stephanie, Lionel and the awesome three-piece French band, TAG. What Sophie, Fred and their team did to decorate, coordinate, and plan was something we could not have even imagined.
Sophie arranged for a chef, Eric, to come and prepare the wedding dinner and appetizers. Our most common phrase during every part of our stay and wedding was, "OH MY GOD!" This phrase is now a little joke amongst us all!
I would be remiss if I did not say more about Sophie, Fred, and their friends, Stephanie and Lionel. Honestly, we miss them terribly. Sophie and Fred invited us to their home (which they have not done with any previous guests) the last night of our stay. We had a lovely BBQ and Fred, God love him, took over 1300 pictures during our wedding. We viewed the pictures on the t.v. at their home along with their lovely children, Thomas and Lou. We laughed so hard and hugged each other so much. When I say we were all crying over the love we all shared and the thought of leaving each other...that is the God's honest truth.
I own an award-winning travel business and I would absolutely recommend La Boissiere to EVERY CLIENT!
La Boissiere - the perfect destination for family and friends. Ideally suited for guests seeking luxury, tranquillity and privacy only minutes from St Tropez, numerous beaches, restaurants and charming villages. This villa is furnished to an exceptionally high standard offering the perfect blend of true Provencale living with all modern requirements. There is a large private heated pool which has an additional shallow area for babies and young children. The pool is bordered by lawns, a running fountain and shaded terraces for relaxation with family and friends. The property is set in 5 acres (20,000sq.m) of private gated land where you will find many olive and fruit trees, lavender plants and well manicured mature gardens. Of particular note is the large terrace that extends across the front of the whole property offering various seating and sun worshipping spots as well as a great outdoor banquet table seating up to 20 guests with amazing views and an adjacent summer kitchen with BBQ and overlooking our very own Bouledrome. NEW FOR 2014 - Table Tennis Table, Mountain Bikes, Large Hammock,
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
All prices include pool heating April-October, a weekly clean and linen change and all local taxes.
Catering, boat hire, fresh breakfast drop off, tennis court hire and lessons, extra cleaning, private chef, concierge, babysitting and massage/beauty treatments can all be arranged.