We sat down with Mark, the owner of Villa Du Pré, to find out more about his luxurious villa that is walking distance to Grimaud Village, near St. Tropez.
1. What drew you to the South of France and why did you decide on purchasing this villa?
The villa offers us everything we were looking for in a home in the South of France, proximity to wonderful beaches, the glamour and fun of St. Tropez but still maintaining the authenticity of Provence with a truly French feel. We have designed the villa to work for all members of our family both young and old.
2. What do you enjoy most about the location of your home?
I love the fact that we can walk to the village in the morning for a fresh baguette and croissant or in the evening for a glass of wine and dinner in one of the village restaurants.
3. What is your favorite space and why?
All of the outside terraces with the views of the village, the chateau and the windmill, all of which feel as if you can reach out and touch, it’s like being in a fairytale.
4. What design feature or furniture piece do you love the most?
I am particularly attached to our large outdoor dining table that has been adapted to various homes we have owned. Starting off in a very modern apartment in Milan with a crystal top, when we arrived in Grimaud we commissioned the local pottery to design a new top in colorful Provençal tiles as they had done for Brigitte Bardot.
5. Why do you think your villa is such a successful holiday rental?
Our villa works for families of all ages, we often have 3 generations of the same family holidaying together. The villa is designed for everyone to have their own space to relax as well as great spaces to share family moments. Being only a short drive from St. Tropez and the beaches of Ramatuelle guests have many choices of how they wish to spend their days.
6. Describe your home in three words.
Elegant, Romantic, Peaceful.
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