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.
Boutique and contemporary Villa built around the pool on the Cote D'Azur
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan 2019
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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.