Near Gordes, Rousillon, Apt and Gargas in the heart of the Luberon region of Provence, France, La Coquillade has 5 star accommodation in a 13th-century wine-making village surrounded by almost 90 acres of vineyards and lavender plants. It is very much a luxury getaway and would feature on any sensible list of the best hotels in Provence. THE ACCOMMODATION: It has a choice of 63 different rooms and suites, all of which are spacious and extremely comfortable, and with all Read more [...]
La Ferme D’Augustin is a top quality agritourism farm stay hotel right on the French Riviera. It is near Saint Tropez and even nearer the famously beautiful, five kilometer long, Tahiti beach at Pampelonne Bay. It makes for a thoroughly relaxing stay in the south of France and you’ll find the service top class with the food being a particular highlight.
They have a choice of standard and superior B&B rooms as well as larger suites, to sleep from one to four people each. All are nicely decorated and come with en-suite bathroom, WiFi, air-conditioning, flat screen cable TV, mini-bar and room safe.
Some of the larger rooms and suites also come with various extras such as whirlpool jacuzzi baths, hammam type showers and private terraces or balconies. The largest suite of all; the top floor superior suite, also has a tremendous views over Pampelonne Bay from its private terrace.
The grounds are beautiful too; with well tended gardens filled with various flowers and plants and an outdoor swimming pool. The pool is a balneo spa type pool; it’s good for swimming but also includes features such as hydromassage jet streams, shower cascades and various jacuzzi effects. It has a glass cover too and is kept at a constant 28 degrees centigrade year round.
There is a homely lounge area at the farmhouse with an open fire and comfortable sofas, and they have a terrific onsite bar and restaurant; La Table d’Augustin. The head chef is a Provence native and an enthusiastic exponent of using fresh local, seasonal, produce as much as possible in his highly rated dishes. They are always happy to cater for dietary restrictions too, and the wine on offer is, as you might probably expect, consistently excellent.
Much of the ingredients used in the meals are grown on the farm itself. They have a range of vegetable and herb gardens, and fruit orchards, to supply the restaurant and they also produce some very good home made jams, particularly their famous watermelon jam, that you can buy to take home at the farm shop.
A whole range of services are offered at the farm stay; concierge services, bicycle rental, shuttles from Saint-Tropez and local airports, child minding services, massage & beauty therapies, tours of the local area (including horse riding trips) etc. etc.
The farm stay is on the French Riviera, just five minutes drive from all the glamour of Saint Tropez city, but in a tranquil, peaceful location in the commune of Ramatuelle which contains some of the Riviera’s most lovely stretches of coastline, none more so than Tahiti Beach, within walking distance of the farmstay.
Inland too there are many classic Provençal villages and towns to be explored, with the loveliest of all perhaps being the gorgeous medieval hilltop town of Ramatuelle, about 10 km away. And of course all around this famous region you’ll find some of the world’s best food and wine, with an enormous concentration of fine restaurants.
Your closest airports will be at Toulon-Hyeres about an hour away, Côte d’Azur-Nice about an hour and a half drive or past Toulon farther down the coast there is the airport at Marseille, about two hour’s drive. There is a free service shuttle that can take guests to and from Saint-Tropez throughout the day and for an extra charge, other shuttles can be arranged to and from all of the above mentioned airports.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Just a wonderful, magical little hotel in Saint Tropez!..”
“This is a family run hotel that has been honed to perfection and it was a joy to stay there. I’d be surprised if there was a more comfortable hotel in the St Tropez area…”
Address: 979 Route de Tahiti
- Laundry Facilities
- Bikes For Hire
- Swimming Pool