This outstanding property is set in Gassin just outside St Tropez. The Villa is totally private and entered via large electric gates, then the approach is a cobbled driveway lined with olive trees and Mediterranean pines. The Villa is well appointed and stylish as it has four large archways leading from the front terrace on to a lawn dotted with palms and trees. There is a Car Port for three cars.
On this floor there is a lounge and open plan Dining Room. In the lounge there is a fireplace and large patio doors which offer beautiful views and access to the garden and pool. The Dining Room can be accessed via the lounge or directly from a door in the entrance hallway. Off the hallway there is a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Most rooms in this property have French /Patio doors opening onto beautiful gardens.
Going down a small set of steps from the lounge there are two large double bedrooms ensuite both with French doors opening out onto beautiful parts of the garden. There is also a separate WC. in between. On the other side of the lounge you walk through to a small library/reading area, then down some steps to a large TV room with doors onto a stunning rose garden with ornamental fountain. This floor has an additional two large double bedrooms both ensuite one with an office area.
This floor has the Master Suite with large bedroom, bath/shower room with double vanity unit and walk in shower, good sized roof terrace with views of Gassin and La Croix Val Mer. Across the landing a large walk in Oak wardrobe with well appointed areas for all clothes and shoes.
There is a pool house with fully equipped fitted summer kitchen, shower and WC. Large covered terrace with built in BBQ.
The pool is 12m x 5m salt water pool with Roman steps.
The house is just at the base of the hill from the beautiful hilltop village of Gassin
Gassin and Ramatuelle are two lovely villages perched up high above the Mediterranean Sea on the inhospitable rocky land above. Gassin is also classified as a ‘most beautiful village of France’.
The two villages are closely linked and on the St Tropez peninsula just south of Port Grimaud and St Tropez. The villages were originally created to allow the locals to escape the pirates who were numerous in the Mediterranean waters.
From Gassin here you have a magnificent view of the Bay of St Tropez and the surrounding hills. You can see a great deal of coastline including La Croix Valmer, Saint Tropez, Griamud, St Maxime and Les Issambres.
Continue walking along the medieval terrace – the Promenade Dei Barri and you come to some more splendid views and a few very nice restaurants with tables set out to look over the panoramic views. This really is an unbeatable spot to stop for lunch.
Wandering round the ancient streets of Gassin is a treat. Look out for the old well and the street called l’Androuno – claimed to be the narrowest street in the world. Everywhere you walk the delicious scent of Jasmine hangs in the air.
In the past five cork makers worked full time during the 19th century and silk worms were also raised here before being sent to nearby Cogolin. The other main trade was charcoal making by the village ‘bousquetiers’.