Close to the ┬┤Massif des Maures┬┤ you will find the authentic and picturesque hamlet Valdegilly which is only a few miles away from the medieval village of Grimaud, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Port Grimaud, adored by boat lovers, is situated on the Mediterranean in the Gulf of St Tropez well-known for its beautiful beaches and other entertainments. Valdegilly, with only 35 houses (most of them restored original hamlet houses) is situated only 5 miles from the beach.


La Ruine was rebuilt in 1999 and totally renovated in 2023 on the foundations of an old farm by Sylvia and Thijs Riechelmann. After their careers in international advertising and in publishing they decided to move from Amsterdam to Val de Gilly where they enjoy a new life. They speak French, English and German and are eager to assist their guests with practical information. For a longer stay during the low season (January, February, March, April, November and December) we offer a special price arrangement.

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 walk-in bathrooms with shower
  • 2 Toilets
  • Kitchen (well equipped)
  • Living Room (spacious)
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access (WiFi)
  • Piano
  • Satellite tv


The hamlet built early 19th century and rebuilt while retaining original details.

On the ground floor kitchen, dining table, tv, wood stove and terrace. 1st floor bedroom with fitted wardrobes, bathroom with bathtub, toilet and separate room with washing machine and dryer. 2nd floor living room with patio doors with a beautiful view and insert.

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Toilet
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access (WiFi)
  • Living Room
  • 2 Fireplaces
  • TV


The hamlet is extremely quiet, no shops, no church, no restaurants, not even a pub, therefore it is an oasis of tranquillity with hardly any traffic and it is surrounded by hills, woods and vineyards. 10 minutes drive away you also have the town of Cogolin, where you will find supermarkets, all kinds of stores and many fine restaurants. Sporting possibilities are unlimited for biking, trekking, horse riding, sailing, diving, bikes for rent in Cogolin and of course golf. Over 10 courses (18 holes) are to be found locally. The spacious villa La Ruine is available all year round.

  • Restaurants
  • Supermarkets
  • Biking
  • Trekking
  • Horse riding
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Tennis
  • And of course golf


La Ruine
The Villa
Well Equipped
Living room
And terraces