Provence - as it real as it gets
This really is a relaxing destination. Le Garde Freinet is a delightful and ancient village that you can so easily fall in love with. The village nestles between 2 hills right in the middle of the Foret des Maures where it feels that time has stood still for a thousand years. The road system is excellent (even off the beaten track) so you're never far from some beautiful beaches, Provencal markets and good restaurants that won't rip you off.
Take your walking boots for this one. There are some fine walks. Walk to the top of the hill (20 mins on a road which leads only to farms and private properties so virtually traffic free) behind this appartment and you can see the whole of the eastern half of Provence in one go.
We stayed in The 2 bed appartment. It's cool, its comfortable, well appointed, tastefully decorated and furnished in a refreshing and minimalist way. It's very spacious and has an absolutely wonderful view from the large and shady balcony (the photos on this website simply don't do it justice).
The pool is set amid gardens of trees and flowers of every kind and is both clean and quite safe for young families and is a delight after a hot day out. We went at the height of the holiday season and had the pool to ourselves in themorning and evening (it doesn't get busy because so many of the other appartments are owned rather than occupied by tourists). Bonus.
Parking is secure behind an electronic gate to which you have a remote control (cool, kids).
There is a lift to all floors but you have to negotiate a few steps to access the enclosed pool area.
While there is a bus service, we would recommend car hire if you are taking this property because a car is a must for exploring out of the way vineyards country restaurants.
If you like to make a lot of noise, don't stay here. This a place to chill, relax take it easy whatever your agegroup - you'll love it.
There are lots of nice places to stay in Provence but this one is a bit special. It's quiet, relaxing (except for the 2 church bells) which after a few nights didn't wake us up anymore) and views from its balcony which are simply very romantic and will melt the hearts of even the most diehard customers. This is a place you'll find yourself returning to again and again.
Chris and Jean, Hertfordshire United Kingdom
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Owner's Response: Chris and Jean, I'm really glad you enyoyed both the village and appartment. Lesley and I love Le Garde Freinet and visit the appartment as much as possible. It's fitted and furnashed as a home for us not for rental purposes and thus it's great to know that our guests feal as we do.
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