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Home for the Holidays - your home

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Boutique and contemporary Villa built around the pool on the Cote D'Azur

Villa Motte has undergone a full renovation over the last 18 months. We aim to provide the most relaxing and comfortable home for your holidays. Explore the Cote D'Azur, or sit by the swimming pool, it is a memorable destination, for family and friends. The villa offers five bedrooms together with four bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, secondary kitchen, utility room and cinema room.

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Charlie

I am a property developer in the UK and the Villa has been a labour of love for me, I spend last summer out in La Motte overseeing the instillation of the new interiors, bathrooms and kitchens, and we are just completing the landscaping outside now. Of all the projects I've done it has been the most interesting as we sourced most the items from the UK and Europe so shipping everything caused a number of new issues. I hope you can enjoy the Villa as much as we have.

Charlie purchased this villa in 2012

Why Charlie chose La Motte

There were three major factors that appealed when purchasing the villa 4 years ago. It's location to the village - it is so easy to walk into the village, and the locals have been so welcoming to us since arriving in La Motte. Many are now friends - and there is everything you need in the village, yet three hyper markets are within five mins drive if a fan of the French large supermarkets.

We saw the property in January, on a cold sunny day, and even then the layout of the villa, built in an L shape around the pool was just perfect. It was large enough to entertain groups of friends, yet not so vast as unable to use it for two of us going out there. Parts of the Villa can easily be used whilst others kept shut off. The final factor was my love for the Cote D'Azur. As a family growing up we spent summers in the South of France and it has become a favourite destination of mine whenever I have time to go. We found the Villa was in an ideal position to explore the places were all the memories had been made in years gone by. Every time I visit I will go over to Italy, explore Menton, Monaco, Nice, Cannes and closer to home St Maxime and St Tropez.

The villa is ideal for relaxing by the pool all day and enjoying al fresco dinning as the sun goes down. We spent a great deal of time planning the garden lighting, so the days could go on and be enjoyed as night falls.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Motte we believe offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday tailored to your needs and requirements. We wanted to design a boutique hotel feel to the villa with the privacy of your own home surrounding you. We did not want guests having to wait for bathrooms, so we put ensuites onto all but one of the bedrooms. Each bedroom is individually designed, all with pocket sprung mattresses, down and feather pillows, Egyptian cotton linen and the lightest weight duvet to avoid the air conditioning chill! We've put body and hand soaps, lotions and shampoos in the bathrooms by Noble Isle who supply The Savoy with their products, amongst other famous UK destinations. Each bedroom has its own climate controlled unit, so the air conditioning can be adjusted accordingly. We are unique as there are not many villas that offer this level of comfort and service to price ratio. We can arrange for daily housekeeping, and Chefs to come and bbq or cook for you. As standard the villa is cleaned and beds laundered once a week. We have tried to create both indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, two sitting rooms inside and two outside, along with an indoor and outdoor dinning room.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Motte in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Oversize walk in shower and travertine to wall and floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Oversize shower with marble to wall and floor.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Oversize shower silver travertine to wall and floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Oversize shower with a black and white theme tiling.
  • All the bathrooms have been designed to echo the spa feel at home. There are white bath sheets and hand towels on heated towel rails, natural stone bathrooms to most the bedrooms, walk in showers with rainfall/oversize or waterfall shower heads to all the bathrooms. Large oversized vanity units offering storage under the basins. Double cylinder hot water so hot water is never a problem. Luxury Noble isle body and hand soaps, lotions and shampoo to each bathroom for your use.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Pool outlook with double doors onto the terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Garden outlook, double doors onto terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bed room with double doors onto the terrace.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed with glazed doors onto terrace and pool view.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bed room with a double window overlooking garden.
  • All bedrooms have king size beds or twin beds. All bedrooms have glazed doors opening onto the terrace with either garden or pool views. Pocket sprung mattress, down and feather pillows, white linen and wardrobes, bedside tables are standard to each individually designed bedroom. Air conditioning to each room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Les Cascades
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golf St Endreol
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
various within the village five mins walk away
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
St Maxime
Car: recommended

The village of La motte is an unspoilt traditional French village. It offers a bakery (the best we've found on the Cote D'Azur), butchers, pharmacy, supermarket, hairdressers and restaurants. All of these conveniences are within walking distance from the villa. The locals in the village are so welcoming of tourists, they will offer advice and a smile, and converse in English! La Motte is set in vineyards so you are surrounded by a number of attractive chateau's and vineyards. There is a tennis court 100m from the gates of the villa, and the nearest golf course is 4km away. This also contains a clubhouse and restaurants. There are numerous walks around the village, waterfalls, boules courts in the centre, riding schools, and spectacular views.

We spend a great deal of time in St Maxime and St Tropez when we are at the villa. There is a great vibe to both these towns in the summer, some memorable places to eat, wonderful beaches, shops and the casino. St Maxime is 20 mins in the car from the villa, and St Tropez is five mins across on the boat from St Maxime, or in the car.

The A8 motorway is an ideal link to some of the iconic places to see on the Cote D'Azur from the villa. We are five minutes from the A8 and this connects you to Cannes (30 mins), Nice (50 mins), Monaco (60mins) and all the famous artist villages en route, Mougins and St Paul de Vence are worth a visit.

There is also in the other direction a city called Hyeres where it is possible to get a boat to an island called Poquerolles, this is a really fun day out for a group, upon arriving on the island you get a map and can walk to many hidden beaches, with clear blue waters for swimming and not as busy as some of the more famous places on the Riviera. It is a favourite thing to do when I'm out there.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £800

Payment of 25% for confirmation of booking and balance due upto 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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