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Alaya Villa, Saint Tropez - Cogolin

6 Bedroom Villa in Saint Tropez. Sleeps 12

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What sets this wonderful villa apart from other luxury properties is the exceptional service that is provided by your hosts.

White & Blue Luxury Holidays go to great lengths to ensure that your holiday is all that you dreamed it would be. Their hosts and Michelin trained chef work tirelessly to provide a first-class service without being obtrusive. 

Situated in the vineyard-draped hills to the west of Saint Tropez, this boho-chic property is set on one level with a large internal courtyard and swimming pool that has arches leading to the spacious sun-deck. 

The beautifully decorated, light and airy interior has an open plan lounge with a huge fireplace and log burner, a large living and dining area and a modern well-equipped kitchen designed to cater for large numbers. There are also two other comfortable salons for relaxation and entertainment. The courtyard features a barbecue and large teak tables and is a wonderful area for alfresco dining both night and day. Wooden double doors open out onto the koi pond and runway bridge with steps leading down to the boules court and hammocks.

The property has extensive gardens with lawned and wooded areas so there is plenty of space for sunbathing and for the children to play. Within the grounds, you'll also find an outdoor sunset deck, which overlooks the stunning Verne valley and is the perfect place for enjoying a aperitif or even a massage and some yoga.

The villa is fully equipped with every modern convenience and facility and one of the living areas includes a TV, DVD player and a selection of books and games. There is also WiFi access throughout so you can easily stay connected whilst on holiday if you wish to. 

Sleeping

The villa sleeps up to 12 in six bedroom which are configured as follows:

  • Bedroom 1 (Sainte-Marie): Master double suite with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with separate shower and windows looking south over the pond and to the west.
  • Bedroom 2 (Siouvette): Twin room with mobile air-conditioning unit, en-suite shower room and windows looking south over the pound and east over the pool area.
  • Bedroom 3 (Val d'Astier): Master double suite with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and south, east and west windows.
  • Bedroom 4 (Barbeyrolles): Twin room with air-conditioning, a separate private shower room and windows looking east towards the sunrise. 
  • Bedroom 5 (Campeaux): Twin room with air-conditioning and en-suite shower room with windows looking north.
  • Bedroom 6 (Bandol): Twin room with air-conditioning and en-suite shower room with windows looking north.

All rooms include luxury toiletries.

Worth knowing...

This villa is run by White & Blue Luxury Holidays who offer exceptional service in exceptional properties. Their key priority is to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime and all their professional staff provide a first class service where nothing is too much trouble.

As well as summer villas, the company also offer luxury winter chalet holidays.

The Pool

The stylish heated outdoor pool is set within a three-sided internal courtyard that has access through Romanesque aches to the beautiful gardens and the Koi pond. The pool is surrounded by wooden decking and has several sunbeds and parasols position on one side. 

Dining

Food will be the highlight of your stay at this villa with a Michelin trained chef preparing all your meals. The villa is let on a fully catered basis and your private chef will consult with you prior to your holiday to ensure they catered to your tastes and preferences. The catering service includes:

  • Champagne and Canapes on arrival
  • Fully cooked breakfasts
  • Alfresco lunches
  • Pre-dinner canapes
  • Four-course gourmet dinners with a selection of award-winning local wines 6 nights out of 7. 

Specially-tailored meals for your children can also be arranged.

Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Cogolin, France

Families & Kids

As part of the service at this villa, your hosts are happy to make arrangements for a private nanny or activity specialist to give you some time to yourselves and to ensure the kids have an unforgettable experience too.

Also see: Childcare in Cogolin, France

Transfers

Transfers from the airport or train station directly to the villa can be organised by your hosts as part of their concierge service. 

Also see: Transfers to Saint-Tropez, France

Cycle Hire

If you are a fan of road biking or downhill mountain biking, the villa's hosts can organise hire of quality equipment so you can get out and about exploring the local area.

Also see: Cycle Hire in Cogolin, France

Instructors & Lessons

You may wish to turn your hand to a new sport or activity whilst on holiday or brush up your skills on one of your favourites pastimes. The concierge service at this villa are able to book everything from watersports such as jet skiing and sailing through to tennis and horse riding.

Also see: Book My Ski School

Guides & Tours

The villa's hosts are able to organise guides and tours on your behalf which are a great way to discover Saint-Tropez whilst doing a number of fun activities. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself. 

Also see: Guides & Tours in Cogolin, France

Parking

There is plenty of exterior parking at the villa which is situated at the top of a hidden and unmarked, no-through road, private drive.

Reviews

  • “A stunning Villa in beautiful gardens with a unique pool and Koi pond. We had a fantastic holiday in this charming luxury property. It's close to the delights of St Tropez, the beaches of Pampelonne and many great restaurants and yet is secluded in a peaceful secure private estate amongst vineyards. We have rented many properties in the South of France and along with the fantastic, effortless service on hand, this is by far the best!" - Guest Feedback

Local Area

The older part of Cogolin is built on a small hill (cougoul) around the town hall square; the town has wide streets and is quite sprawling. Up on the hill is the clock tower and cemetery, while the town has lots of the little smoking pipe shops that Cogolin is famous for, as well as other crafts such as carpet-weaving, reeds for musical instruments, pottery and ceramics. Down on the coast the ports of Cogolin are both full of cafes, restaurants and boutiques- good for a wander and a long lunch looking out over the yachts. Many activities are held throughout the year in Cogolin such as exhibitions, flea markets, concerts and festivals, giving this Provencal- village-of-3-parts a very welcoming feel.

Towns Nearby

Cogolin, like so many villages in this part of the world, is a town of several parts- and with several distinct characters. The old town is located several kilometres back from the coast, while down by the sea there are two marina villages- Port Cogolin is the older, smaller (and more charming) port, while Marines de Cogolin is a more modern 'seaside village' with a large yacht port-and a feel of a created but pleasant Provencal-style town. Cogolin is situated between Hyeres and St Maxime, with the Maures hills rising behind and the Golfe de Saint Tropez stretching out before it. For those relying on public transport, you can take bus 7601 from Saint Raphael or Saint Tropez- although it will drop you off by the 'Cogolin-Foux' stop and you will have to swap to the 7702 line running from Les Arcs to get to the old part of town.

Restaurants Nearby

This whole area is rich in dining options. In Cogolin centre, head to the tiny bistro of Grain de Sel for lovely Provencal cooking,or to La Grange des Agapes for a Provencal theme-based menu (whole menus built around certain ingredients such as truffles or asparagus). The ports both have a selection of restaurants- La Tour des Piz is a hot favourite for pizza and Les Couleurs du Sud in Port Cogolin seems the pick of the bunch for good French food by the water. There's also Japanese and Moroccan restaurants for those who fancy a break from rich French cuisine. For Michelin-starred gastronomy, head to nearby Gassin or Saint Tropez.

Also see: Restaurants in Cogolin, France

Sights Nearby

The old town is dominated by a 14th century clock tower on the hill, which is all that remains after the fort was destroyed during the Wars of Religion. Of interest is also the 16th century The Saint-Sauveur - Saint-Etienne church, which has a restored sundial on it with a Provencal inscription which reads 'We each have our own sun.' As you wander through the town you'll also notice many dual street name signs-with both the ancient and the modern names, the most amusing of which is the Rue Rompe Cul, meaning 'fall on your butt'. Why? Because it was the steepest of course- a common street name in France when there's worn, slippery cobblestones at work. There's also the Raimu Museum celebrating the French actor's film career and the Templier Museum exploring the history of the Knights Templar in Provence.

Also see: Sights in Cogolin, France

Things to Do Nearby

A lot of the activities around Cogolin are water-based, including sailing, chartering a boat for the day or relaxing on the nearby beach. Yet with the thickly forested Maures hills rising up behind the town, there are also great hiking opportunities- the GR51 'Balcony de Cote d'Azur' long range hiking trail passes by Cogolin, and there are other walking and mountain-biking trails in this forest. When it comes to organised activities, there's mini-golf, tennis and bike hire along the coast. For entertainment, there's the theme park Azur Park at nearby Gassin -with rollercoasters, waterslides and a ferris wheel to keep the kids entertained. Meanwhile, for a more grown-up day out just dripping in Riviera style, hit the Saint Tropez Polo Club, or head to the nearby vineyard of Domaine de la Giscle for a tour and some wine tasting.

Also see: Things To Do in Cogolin, France

Beaches Nearby

A lot of the activities around Cogolin are water-based, including sailing, chartering a boat for the day or relaxing on the nearby beach. Yet with the thickly forested Maures hills rising up behind the town, there are also great hiking opportunities- the GR51 'Balcons de la Cote d'Azur' long range hiking trail passes by Cogolin, and there are other walking and mountain-biking trails in this forest. When it comes to organised activities, there's mini-golf, tennis and bike hire along the coast. For entertainment, there's the theme park Azur Park at nearby Gassin -with rollercoasters, waterslides and a ferris wheel to keep the kids entertained. Meanwhile, for a more grown-up day out just dripping in Riviera style, hit the Saint Tropez Polo Club, or head to the nearby vineyard of Domaine de la Giscle for a tour and some wine tasting.

Also see: Beaches in Cogolin, France

Golf-clubs Nearby

Cogolin has several options when it comes to golf. The uncrowded and relatively exclusive Golf Club Saint Tropez is at Gassin, while the course by the sea at Golf de Beauvallon is considered excellent. There is also the option of heading inland Golf de Valcros at Hyeres, which offers high views of village, mountains and sea. For more details, check out our Golfing Pages.

Also see: Golf Courses in Cogolin, France

Nightlife Nearby

When it comes to nightlife, Cogolin has a few small clubs and late opening bars by the marinas, but in reality nearby Saint Tropez is the destination for a spectacular night out. See our Saint Tropez nightlife guide for details.

Also see: Bars in Cogolin, France

Check-in Time

16:00

Check-out Time

10:00


Location: Cogolin


Style

Catering Basis: Catered

Property Style: Villa

Run By: Agent/Operator

Vibe / Atmosphere: Bohemian | Chic | Smart


Stats

Sleeps: Sleeps 12

Bedrooms: 6 bedroom


Services

Bookings For: Bike Hire | Car hire | Childcare / Babysitting | Concierge | Day Trips | Flights | Guides | Massage / Beauty Treatments | Outdoor Activities | Transfers

Catering: Full-board | Breakfast | Private Chef | Dinner | Lunch


Facilities

Access: Children welcome

Room: Air-conditioning | Hair dryer | Open fire | Wood-burning stove

Car-parking: Parking on property

Entertainment: BBQ | DVD Player | Games available | Library | Music system | TV | WiFi / Internet

Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer | Microwave | Tea / Coffee Maker | Tumble Dryer | Washing Machine

Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace

Spa & Fitness: Massage / Relaxation | Solarium | Pool (outdoor)

View: Mountain view | Countryside view


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn


Prices & Availability

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