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FINE SOUTH FACING VILLA. SPECTACULAR VIEWS. LARGE POOL.

Jobyna M. Burnand

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, Portuguese
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FINE SOUTH FACING VILLA. SPECTACULAR VIEWS. LARGE POOL.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in La Garde Freinet - Cravate aux Papillons

A well equipped self catering villa sleeping up to 7 in quiet rural position

Cravate aux Papillons is a modern villa standing in its own grounds of 2 hectares. Facing south, it enjoys a panoramic view of the Massif des Maures and the medieval castle of Grimaud in the middle distance. A large terraced area accessible from the kitchen and sitting room provides ample shade and is ideal for eating al fresco. The 12m x 6m pool with Roman steps lies, relatively secluded, just below the villa and can be illuminated at night.

Pool and terrace furniture are provided. The kitchen is a good size and well equiped with oven, induction hobs, large fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, washing machine (tumble drier in garage), electric kettle and Kenwood mixer.

The sitting room has a TV with free to air UK channels linked to a video and CD player. The master bedroom has ensuite bathroom & separate WC & bidet, Two other bedrooms are twins with shower rooms ensuite. All bedrooms have built in cupboards and mosquito netting. A studio style single bedroom is above the hall with a separate WC off the hall.

Villa: Linen is changed every 7 days for stays longer than a week. Baby sitting is posible by arrangement. Precooked meals can be delivered.

Location: The villa is in a rural and quiet setting about 2 kilometres south of the ancient village of La Garde Freinet. There one finds much of historical interest as well as modern facilities such as a pharmacy, doctor's surgery, small supermarket, bakeries, picture galleries and petrol station, plus numerous restaurants across a good price range.

Within and around the village there are a number of interesting and challenging walks.

Like almost all the villages and towns in the area La Garde Freinet holds weekly markets.

Area: Grimaud is the next village to the south. Very picturesque and well preserved, it can become a bit overcrowded in high season. On the coast is Port Grimaud, a most attractively designed 'port' for boat owners who like to look at their prize possession from their bedroom window. There are numerous restaurants and shops with a twice weekly market during the summer.

The beach there offers an excellent selection of water sports including water skiing, sailing and parapenting plus a good beach restaurant/bar. There is also tennis, go-carting and quad biking available nearby.

Port Cogolin is on the way to St Tropez. Boat hire is available subject to the appropriate certification and there are a couple of beach restaurants

The big attraction of the area is St. Tropez. Its glamorous reputation continues to pull in large numbers of holiday makers and ever larger yachts. With a big, modern marina off to one side, the harbour remains remarkably like it was when Bridget Bardot first removed her bikini.

A visit to its market is strongly advised. Getting ahead of the fashion curve and competitive pricing means fast footwork at the stalls. If all else fails every big fashion brand is represented among the many shops, and many restaurants compete to provide a most varied range of sustenance to help the weary shopper. At night there are clubs and bars to meet all tastes.

For swimming and eating we would recommend taking the road to Pampelonne Beach. Numerous restaurants operate on the beach with private sun beds and tables with a fashion show thrown in. Sometimes expensive but always fun.

Other Activities: There is golf at Vidauban and Beauvallon

Outside St. Tropez is a large funfair that operates quite late into the night. Close by is a Geant Casino supermarket that fully lives up to its name. It is huge and offers an excellent choice.

A recommended trip is to the Grand Canyon du Verdon. There's canoeing, swimming and rock climbing plus the dramatic geological formations.

Try taking a ferry to St. Tropez from Port Cogolin or St. Maxime. You'll enjoy the same view as from a multi million dollar yacht.

The area offers courses in all sorts of fields such as painting, yoga, french lanquage, bird watching and pottery.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jobyna M. Burnand (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Jobyna M. Burnand

We have been visitors to France over many years, particulalrly in the South. The opportunity arose to buy this exceptional site on one of those visits.

It is named after a beautiful Hermes tie I was wearing when I first met my wife.

Jobyna M. Burnand purchased this villa in 1989

Why Jobyna M. Burnand chose La Garde Freinet

The property consisted of two hectares, mostly terraced vineyard, on a southern slope just outside La Garde Freinet. Building permission had been granted but nothing had been built. The villa was built about three years after the land was purchased to the design of a well known local architect.

What makes this villa unique

The villa faces south with a wonderful panoramic view of the Massif des Maures and the ancient castle of Grimaud at its centre.

The swimming pool is sited below the villa and does not impair the view.

Neither the villa nor swimming pool are overlooked and there are no close neighbours.

The kitchen and sitting room acess a large covered terrace ideal for eating al fresco.

The garden has automatic sprinklers to keep the lawn and plants watered throughout the year.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Fine south facing villa. Spectacular views. Large pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Fine south facing villa. Spectacular views. Large pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91596
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La Garde Freinet St Tropez region
5

Perfect French Escape

  • 5 out of 5
La Cravatte aux Papillons is an extremely comfortable and spacious villa with outstanding views over the hills and Grimaud castle and a glimpse of the sea in the distance. The area surrounding the villa is rural with pretty homes tucked away behind neat rows of vines. The only sound to be heard was the odd donkey braying in the distance and birdsong.
The swimming pool is large and sparklingly clean and we enjoyed many leisurely hours reading and enjoying the garden, old vineyard below and seemingly endless view of the Maures.
We had everything we needed to make self catering easy yet there is a good choice of restaurants in La Garde Freneit within a 15 minute drive. There is a lovely shaded patio at the villa and dining table which we sat out at for many lingering meals.
The road to the villa is partly gravel which means people drive slowly and carefully so ideal for exploratory walks.
There is a lovely TV should you desire it and the availablilty of broadband was very welcome. The owners have a good selection of books to read if you can take your eyes away from the view.
We found the beach at Cogolin very clean with plenty of parking and loungers and umbrellas for hire and a couple of good restaurants serving delicious salads and more. Shopping was easy at the supermarkets near Cogolin but the market in La Garde Freneit and little Spar shop in the village was useful too. A daily jaunt to the bakery and coffee in the square was de rigeur !
All in all a wonderful and relaxing holiday. We would certainly return.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Fine south facing villa. Spectacular views. Large pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91596
+44 -01428652124
La Garde Freinet St Tropez region
5

Fabulous villa with spectacular views

  • 5 out of 5
Fabulous villa with spectacular views, it is a very special holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Fine south facing villa. Spectacular views. Large pool.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91596
+44 -01428652124
La Garde Freinet St Tropez region
5

zalig verblijf in la garde freinet!!

  • 5 out of 5
Vorige zomer brachten we met een gezelschap van vier volwassenen en een 1 jaar oude peuter een weekje door in Cravate aux papillons. Het was een zalige week!
De villa is gewoonweg prachtig, heel goed onderhouden en voorzien van alle modern comfort. We werden er door de "housekeepers" heel hartelijk ontvangen en konden bij vragen/problemen gedurende ons verblijf ook steeds bij hen terecht! De villa licht op een magnifiek domein, heeft een prachtige lange oprit in het groen, en straalt één en al rust en pure gezelligheid uit. Ook het grote, perfect onderhouden zwembad en ligzetels viel bij iedereen in de smaak. Elke avond genoten we van een lekkere aperitief en avondmaal op één van gezellige buitenterrassen van de villa. Kortom een aanrader voor wie een rustgevende vakantie, met behoud van al zijn luxe en comfort, wil beleven in een prachtige groene omgeving, op amper 5 minuutjes rijden ( auto) van het stadscentrum van La Garde Freinet. Ook zeker aan te raden met (kleine) kinderen!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
La Garde Freinet
Nearest Train
110 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A8 & A57
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
La Garde Freinet
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Port Grimaud
Car: necessary

La Garde Freinet sits at the top of a pass taken by the D558 from the auto route A8 to St. Tropez on the coast. It is about equidistant from Nice or Marseille airports. Within a 20 kilometre radius there is an enormous amount to see and do, including Grimaud, Port Grimaud, St. Tropez and Pampelonne Beach with numerous beach side restaurants. Within the area there is go-karting, biking, tennis, water sports, sailing and helicopter rides. Golf is available at Vidauban and Beauvallon. The Gorge de Verdon, France's Grand Canyon, offers a great day out for the family. Numerous vineyards throughout the area provide 'tastings' to passers-by, and building a holiday cellar can be both fun and informative. Every village and town holds weekly markets, St Tropez being the most glamorous while nearby Cogolin retains the feel of a more 'local' market. The bay is criss crossed by ferries and taking one is a good way of enjoying the sights on offer, not to mention avoiding the odd traffic jam.

The villa is situated within its own grounds of approximately 5 acres, most of which is given over to vines. Facing south it enjoys magnificent views of the Massif des Maures national park and the ancient castle of Grimaud in the middle distance. The property is not overlooked and provides a private and tranquil environment.

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Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season
29 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Mid Season
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 7 nights
£1,725
 
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2015 - 1 May 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Mid Season
2 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 7 nights
£1,725
 
 
High Season
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,325
for 7 nights
£2,325
 
 
Mid Season
29 Aug 2015 - 9 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 7 nights
£1,725
 
 
Low Season
10 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Notes There is a breakage deposit.
Prices include'Taxe de Sejour'.
Please ensure you have read the terms and conditons
A 25% deposit of the full rental is payable on confirmation of the booking and acceptance of the terms and conditions. This is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled unless a replacement is found. The balance plus a refundable damage deposit is payable 8 weeks before the booking commences. Depending on the booking the damage deposit will be between £200-£300.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 192 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , WC & bidet separate from bath/basins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Access to cloakroom with WC
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Built in cupboards. Mosquito netting on windows
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Built in cupboards. Mosquito netting on windows.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Built in cupboards.Mosquito netting on windows.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , . Mosquito netting on window. Cot available.
  • Bedroom 1 has two built in hanging cupboards Bedrooms 2 & 3 each have built in hanging cupboards, chest of drawers and chairs, and bedside tables. Bedroom 4 (Studio) is located up some stairs above the hall and has access to the cloakroom via the hall.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mosquito netting in all bedrooms
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