Quality Villas properties in France named in The Times’ Best villas in the Mediterranean

09th February, 2017
Two of Quality Villas fantastic properties in France have been chosen to feature in The Times ’50 Best villas in the Med’. Villa Mougins was nominated in the ‘Best for luxury’ category whilst Tour de la Baie was selected in the ‘Best for beach category’. The Mediterranean encompasses a variety of beautiful holiday destinations, including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece Turkey, Egypt and Morocco to name a few. To be included in such a prestigious list, not once but twice, beating thousands upon thousands of other villas in the region is a great honour for Quality Villas. We have put together some information about the winning properties, should their reputation for luxury and relaxation persuade you into a holiday at one of our luxury villas in the South of France this year. Treat yourself, you deserve only the best…   

Villa Mougins
This contemporary and stylish villa is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the medieval village of Mougins, only 6 miles from the beaches, shops and nightlife of Nice. Mougins boasts a plethora of medieval buildings, quaint, narrow side streets and traditional European squares, full of cafes, restaurants and bars that are full of life and accurately convey the authentic French lifestyle. Here you can settle down for mid-morning coffee and pain au chocolat as you relax and watch the world go by. A path leads you directly from the villa to the Valmasque National Park, home to a variety of hiking and cycling trails for the more adventurous! The villa is also close to a well-known golf club, the perfume capital of Grasse, numerous medieval villages located on hill tops and the delights of beaches, bars and shopping in Cannes.  

The villa itself is spectacular, boasting the ultimate contemporary living situation, including a state-of-the art heated pool – a miroir d’eau – which was designed to reflect the nature surrounding it. The cool white walls of the interior contrast with the green of the gardens outside, which is highlighted by the many glass panels and doors, creating somewhat of a luminosity within the villa. The property also features underfloor heating for winter breaks, air conditioning, video entry, Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and 3 hours of maid service each day, as well as all the latest appliances in and around the villa. The property can sleep up to 8 guests, with three bedrooms in the main house and the option for a guest house. For a family holiday you’ll never forget, which offers maximum relaxation, check out the availability of Villa Mougins as soon as possible!  

Tour de la Baie
This villa, close by to the lively city of St Tropez, was selected for the ‘Best for beach’ category, and this is hardly surprising for us at Quality Villas and anyone else who has stayed there can attest to its convenience for beach-goers. This property sits just metres away from the splendid cove of L’Escalet Plage and sees spectacular views over the bay between Cap Taillat and Cap Camarat. The nearby medieval village of Ramatuelle is just a short journey inland and is well worth the trip for the panoramic views of nearby bays from the top of the hill. Drive to St Tropez for a day trip where you can wistfully gaze at the luxurious, multi-million pound yachts that have parked up in this old fishing port for the day.  

The single storey villa itself is simple and elegant, consisting of three bedrooms, a kitchen/living area, a shower room and a bathroom, all with terracotta tiled floors. The outside areas are fantastic, with a beautifully decked terrace with stylish sun loungers, a Balinese day bed and a covered terrace, where you can spend your days, cocktail in hand, gazing out towards the Mediterranean Sea. This area also features a hot tub, offering ultimate opportunities to relax both together as a family or enjoying some alone time during your time away. There’s no pool, but with the beautifully calm seas of the L’Escalat bay just metres from your door step, morning, midday and evening dips are an absolute must, and will soon become something of a favourite hobby!  

So whether you opt for being in love with luxury at Villa Mougins or beach bums at the Tour de la Baie, both these fantastically French properties will offer you an unforgettable holiday. Trek the Valmasque National Park, swim in the sea or simply sit outside with a good book, and appreciate the sheer beauty of the south of France. See what all the fuss is about by booking one of these villas, or discover a hidden gem of your own for your holiday this year!

Credit: Tim Gage