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PRETTY VILLA WITH POOL IN TRANQUIL COUNTRYSIDE NEAR THE BEACHES OF ST TROPEZ

Elsebeth Gatacre

Advertiser since: 2011
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People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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PRETTY VILLA WITH POOL IN TRANQUIL COUNTRYSIDE NEAR THE BEACHES OF ST TROPEZ

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in La Garde Freinet - Le Clos d'Ours

Secluded villa with pool in La Garde Freinet near St Tropez. Sleeps 7

This cosy Provençal villa was recently restored and now sleeps 7. The house sits in 2.5 ha of land surrounded by Olives, vines and Cork Oak trees. The house faces south and has stunning views over farmland to the soft wooded hills beyond. You can sit on the terrace and watch the birds of prey circle overhead, listen to the crickets and watch the sun go down with a cool glass of Rose, and feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere. Yet you are only 12 km from the beaches of St Tropez.

The house is small and cosy and sleeps 7 in two double rooms, one twin bedded room with balcony and a single room. There is a bathroom with a roll top bath en-suite with the master bedroom and a separate WC inside the house. The second bathroom with tiled shower and WC is accessible from the outside. The kitchen and sitting room have open fireplaces, and there is also a fireplace on the terrace for evening BBQ. There is a large pool with a safe cover, and a large Mediterranean garden.

La Garde Freinet: La Garde Freinet is a remarkably unspoilt medieval hilltop village. It has twice weekly markets and and great local family run shops and restaurants. The village sits at the base of the Massif des Maures mountains and above the village is the Fort de Freinet from which you can walk on a stunning two hour journey through the mountains back to the house. You will see views of the snow covered Southern Alps in one direction, and the Bay of St Tropez on the other. You will pass the Romanesque Chapelle de Notre Dame de Miramer high above the fields and farms below, and often you will be the only person around surrounded only by the bare rocks and the wild plants of the Garrigue. In the other direction from the house is the hilltop medieval village of Grimaud which also has great views, great restaurants and a local flea market. In October the annual Chestnut festival in La Garde Freinet is a popular local event with stalls selling chestnut themed produce as well as hog roasts and music

Beaches: The nearest beach is Port Grimaud about 10km away. From here you can also take a ferry to St Tropez which is not only a great way to beat the traffic, but also to see the many huge and sometimes beautiful yachts in the bay. The beaches of St Tropez like Pamplonne are busy and glamorous with great beach side restaurants such as the famous Club 55 where the stars like to be seen having lunch. You might prefer the quieter coves like Canadel and le Lavandou, or you can take a short ferry ride to the beautiful island of Porqueroles where you can rent bikes, pack a picnic and visit the botanical garden.

Activities, sports and sightseeing: There are quite a few Golf courses nearby, and tennis near Grimaud. There is horse riding in the village of Hameau de la Tourre 1km from the house, and of course on the beaches you can rent boats, windsurfers and go water skiing. For older children and teenagers the

go-kart track near the Geant Casino supermarket is very popular. For younger children there is Aqualand.

There are also numerous local caves and châteaux where you can sample the excellent local wines.

The local town of Cogolin, whilst less idyllic than Grimaud and La Garde Freinet has many useful shops, banks, supermarkets and also a weekly market.

The Grarde Canyon de Verdon is about an hour's drive to the North. In this amazing nature reserve you can do canoeing, rock climbing, white river rafting or just take in the incredible geological features, and breathtaking scenery.

About 35 min drive North is the perfectly preserved Cistercian monastery of Le Thoronet which was founded in 1120.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elsebeth Gatacre (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was absolutely perfect. Great facilities and wonderfully welcoming home environment. We loved all the rooms. The kitchen, laundry and bathrooms were stocked beautifully. We have two very small children and three adults and we felt happy, secure and relaxed from the minute we arrived. The pool is wonderful and it is a perfect distance from the house. It was extraordinarily hot when we were there and the alfresco dining every morning for breakfast was a dream come true. We were warned, but were still shocked, at the challenging road approach. It is actually critical that you have a vehicle that is high off the ground. As we had never been to the area, we were blown away by the beauty of the surrounding villages. At first I was a little disappointed and frightened by the isolation of the villa (being a good city girl!!), but by the end of the first day, I was totally in love with it. My daughter (28) has just said she felt it had been our own family home for many many years.....a truely welcoming and wonderful piece of paradise.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Pretty villa with pool in tranquil countryside near the beaches of St Tropez
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews
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Pretty villa with pool in tranquil countryside near the beaches of St Tropez
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p843384
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La Garde Freinet St Tropez region
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5

Amazing place

  • 5 out of 5
Great place to stay. We went to stay in the house with my family and my brother in July. It is a very unique house that makes you feel your are truly in Provence.

The property is 10 min outside of beautiful Grimaud with great views of the mountains. The last 2 miles to get there are somewhat adventurous as the road is not so good but you get used to it once you drive it once or twice.
The manager of the property Paul was waiting for us when we arrived. He was very friendly and showed us everything. Also later in the stay when we needed something he would always come within a couple of hours.

The house itself is very spacious, recently renovated and tasteful decorated. It has a modern “provencal” feel to it. The bedrooms have nice linen and good mattresses and the bathroom has a great tub. There is always a breeze at night coming from the mountains but there is no AC. The large pool with umbrella and chaises is down from the house within a beautiful garden. The whole property is enormous and includes a vineyard and an olive grove so you can go explore. The house has everything you can possibily ask for and we especially like the beautiful farmhouse kitchen and patio

I would recommend this place for people that like peace and quiet and want to stay in a true provencal house still in driving distance to St Tropez and Grimaud.

The only downside is that it is a somewhat rural so you have to deal with a few insects and dust here and there and the house has only one bathroom inside the house (there is an outside shower and another bathroom in the laundry room).
  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pretty villa with pool in tranquil countryside near the beaches of St Tropez
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p843384
+44 -02076039972
La Garde Freinet St Tropez region
4

Relaxing far away from it all Holiday

  • 4 out of 5
We had a great stay here! It's a charming house, full of little details that you remember even 6 months after our stay. The BONHEUR message on the chimney is on my mind when thinking of my holiday, as this is really how we felt there! "Peacefull" is the right word to describe the house and it's surroundings.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty villa with pool in tranquil countryside near the beaches of St Tropez
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p843384
+44 -02076039972
La Garde Freinet St Tropez region
5

Paradise in a magnificent garden!

  • 5 out of 5
We really love this holiday house, it's a real paradise with a superb view!
It 's a very charmant house, decorated in a lovely and warm style.
We had a super holiday, the pool was nice and warm enough, our boys had also a very good time...
We'll like to come back!
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Grimaud/La Garde Freinet
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Port Grimaud
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Beauvalon
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
St Maxime
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A8/A57 junction Le Luc
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Grimaud/La Garde Freinet
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Greolieres les Neiges
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Port Grimaud
Car: necessary

This part of France is perfect for holidays, situated between the dramatic Massif des Maures mountains to the North, and the beautiful beaches of the Cote d'Azur to the South. You can choose the glitzy beaches and restaurants of St Tropez, or the quieter coves like Canadel or Le Lavandou. The beautiful Iles d'Or with their crystal clear water and unspoilt beaches are a short ferry ride away. Here you can rent bikes, pack a picnic and visit the stunning botanical gardens. St Tropez is where to go for designer shops,big yachts and people watching.

Closer to home, you can visit the hilltop villages of Grimaud and La Garde Freinet with their tiny winding streets, excellent family run shops and restaurants, and their busy weekly markets.

Local Caves where you can sample the delicious local wines are always worth a visit. For the more active there are many local Golf courses, a thrilling go-kart track for older children, as well as windsurfers and boats to rent at the local beaches.

Other Activities: Shopping, wine tasting, markets, water skiing, boat rentals, quad biking, theme park, water park, tennis.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the region. The nearest are Beauvalon with 18 holes, 5800 m, par 72, Valcros with 18 holes, 5274 m, par 70, and Sainte Maxime Golf - Course with18 holes, 6155 m, par 72.

Ski: There are some small local ski resorts in the Southern Alps within an hour and a half's drive.

Of the bigger resorts, Isola is 190 km away.

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Rates & Availability

Rental rates for this holiday villa in La Garde Freinet, St Tropez region

Notes

  • Following email confirmation, your booking will be held following receipt of 50% of the rental amount has been received. The balance is required 6 weeks before your arrival. If your booking is within 6 weeks the full amount will be required to confirm your booking. A security deposit of Euro 500 is also required in the event of any damage or breakages.
    Cancellation charges; Up to 8 weeks before arrival; Full refund. 4-8 weeks, 50% or rate refunded. 2-4 weeks; 25% of rate refunded. Less than 2 weeks, no refund.
    Please note, to avoid Phishing, please call Elsebeth Gatacre directly to get the details of our bank account before paying anything.
  • You will be met at the property by our Property Manager who will give you the keys and show you around. The Manager will be available to call if there any problems or questions during your stay. If you need babysitting, meals provided for your arrival, extra linen, or collection or delivery from the airport, then please contact the property manager and pay him directly for these services.

    The water at the property comes from our own source and is suitable for washing and cooking in, but not for drinking. Please make sure that you buy, or ask the property manager to buy, sufficient bottled water for your own consumption.

    Please note that the last part of the road is rustic and uneven and may not be suitable for low slung sports cars or similar.

    Please also note that the pool is unfenced, and so the rigid retractable cover must be put back on between swims or when you are not by the pool supervising your children or non swimmers.
  • Clean linen and towels are included in the rental as is a reasonable clean of the property after your departure. Please leave the property clean and tidy and with all your rubbish removed at the end of your stay. If the property has been left in an unusually dirty and or untidy state then the Property Manager will charge for the extra cost of any cleaning required, and this will be taken out of your deposit.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Garde Freinet in St Tropez region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • The house may only be suitable for one family or close friends as the only bathroom (with roll top bath) inside the house is en suite with the master bedroom (although the WC is separate) The second bathroom with tiled shower, WC and sink is reached from the outside. There is also an outside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , twin beds/singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , twin beds/singles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , twin beds/singles
  • The master bedroom is large and spacious with great views to the south and north. It has an en suite bathroom with a roll top bath which also has great views. The next best bedroom has two large single beds which can be used as twin bedroom with a balcony overlooking the pool and the woods. The third double bedroom is small but has French doors onto its own terrace and South facing views. The fourth bedroom is a single through which you have to go to get to the third double room and so is ideal for a child's or baby's bedroom. All beds are generously sized and newly handmade in oak by a local carpenter. The mattresses are new and coil sprung.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
As both the house and garden are on many levels with numerous ruins, wells and a steep escapement to the south, the property is not suitable for small mobile children. It is perfect for elderly people as it is so peaceful, but not if they are infirm, due to the many levels.
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