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La Garde Freinet. Luxury family villa with private pool. Sleeps 12

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in La Garde-Freinet - La Bastide de Prenn

Self catering house with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Half hour from beach

La Bastide de Prenn is a large well equipped family house set in the hills just below the charming hamlet of La Mourre, 10 minutes drive from La Garde Freinet and half an hour from the glitz and glamour and beaches of St. Tropez. It is in an extremely private position with superb and unspoilt views over the valley. Our tenants always comment on the tranquillity of the surroundings and of our huge lavender bed awash with butterflies, bees, hummingbird moths etc. to keep you entranced for hours.

On the ground floor it has a large living room to include a seperate seating area for the television. There is a new fully equipped kitchen with fridge, 2 ovens, gas hob and microwave. A large utility room off this has a further 2 large fridges and a freezer, food storage facilities, washing machine and dryer. The kitchen leads onto a dining room with a table that seats 12. Off the dining room is a Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath and seperate walk-in shower. There is a seperate w.c. in the hall.

Downstairs is the main sleeping area which is cool in the summer, with doors leading out onto the garden. There are 2 ensuite double bedrooms - one with a walk-in shower and the other with a bath inclusive of shower. There is a further twin bedroom with ensuite walk-in shower and 2 further twin bedrooms that share a family bathroom with bath inclusive of shower. A baby cot and high chair are available.

The front Terrace with its beautiful views over the valley is an ideal location for an evening cocktail and is fitted out with comfortable sofa and chairs. The large rear shaded terrace with built in bar-b-que has an outside dining table that seats 12. A table tennis table and Table Football (full size 'Babefoot') are provided.

The 12 acre large garden with flowering shrubs leads to a private pool 12m x 6m. The swimming pool is fitted with a pool alarm. There is a tiled poolhouse with sofas and table to provide shade and comfort. Pool Loungers and Sun Umbrellas are provided.The garden, terraces and pool are protected from the winds of the Mistral.

Our rentals begin and end on a Friday although this can sometimes be negotiated if there is not a rental already booked after your dates. Linen is included within the rental price together with 8 hours of cleaning upon your departure. Linen includes bedlinen, bath towels and beach/swimming towels.

In 2015 we undertook extensive renovations including rewiring, new kitchen, 2 new renovated bathrooms, floor tiling throughout.

Heating: The house has central heating on the ground floor and electric radiators in the bedrooms on the lower ground floor.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lynn Royce
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2016
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About Lynn Royce

When we returned from working in the Far East in 2001, we knew we had to have a base with guaranteed sunshine to keep our spirits up. We fell in love with the Bastide de Prenn the moment we saw it BUT it did need work and we feel we have renovated it lovingly over the years to make it the special place it is today. Our children have been coming here with us all this time and now grown up they still join us when we are here at every available opportunity. We love the peace, tranquillity, silence of the valley but then you have the opportunity to pop into La Garde Freinet for a lovely coffee, aperitif or dinner with a great selection of restaurants to choose from ....and then there is always further afield...St. Tropez, Grimaud, St. Maxime. Plan de la Tour....

Lynn Royce purchased this villa in 1989

Why Lynn Royce chose St Tropez region

When we bought and renovated the house we had 4 small children and wanted to make it as safe and child friendly as possible. Although they are grown now we are still very conscious that safety for children is important so we have stair gates, lockable terrace gates that prevents them from wandering off and a pool alarm.

What makes this villa unique

We just love this house - it makes us relax the moment we walk in the door.


2 holidaymaker reviews

La Garde Freinet. Luxury family villa with private pool. Sleeps 12
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Relaxing family break

  • 5 of 5

we travelled as a family of 12 with an age range between 1 and 79. The level of communication was fantastic and Lynn tried to help with all of our requests. The house was perfect and I just do t know where to begin. 1 bedroom with bathroom on the same level as the kitchen and living room perfect for my 79 year old grandmother. It had a wonderful walk in shower. All stairs had a baby gate fitted -perfect for the little people. You are greeted with a wonderful basket of goodies including wine (always a bonus). But I think the icing on the cake is being able to sit out on one of the terraces at night staring up at the sky. The lack of light pollution allows for the most amazing views of the Milky Way plus mars and Saturn.

Being August the temperature was on the hot side. However due to the breeze it never felt too hot. The bedroom are lovely and cool (no need for air-con). The only problem we faced were the horse flies near the pool. However we did find that if we wore hats they stayed away.

The area is great. Visits to local markets, the aquapark, a choice of lovely beaches and a boat ride to st tropez all within driving distance (20mins).

We would love to return to this property and hope we can in the future. Thankyou for providing a wonderful base for a fantastic family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous holiday at this beautiful property. We were 2 families of 5 and had masses of room, the joy of so many bathrooms having previously rented properties that were slightly lacking in this department! Aside from the stunning setting and fabulous pool it was the attention to detail that really made the difference from other properties we have rented previously. The kitchen was so well equipped and led straight out onto the BBQ and eating terrace, we didn't even have to bring swimming towels. We will definitely be back next year, it is by far the best property we have holidayed in over the last 15 years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review and for being such lovely guests! We have always strived to make La Bastide de Prenn a home from home holiday rental so our guests can feel relaxed and comfortable from the moment they arrive. Really looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
La Garde Freinet
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
St Maxime
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
St Maxime
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
21 Kilometres
Le Luc
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
La Garde Freient
Nearest Ski
190 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
St Maxime
Car: necessary

La Bastide de Prenn is set in 12 acres of chestnut and cork oak trees and is situated just below the pretty hamlet of La Mourre, about a 10 minute drive from the historic Saracen hilltop town of La Garde Freinet, and half an hour from the glamour of St. Tropez. La Garde Freinet hosts a variety of pretty restaurants and shops with 2 market days per week. Golf and horse riding nearby and a huge variety of beaches to visit along the Cote D'Azure coast, the nearest being a 20 minute drive. There are wonderful rustic villages to explore and many Vineyards to visit for wine tasting. La Gorge de Verdon is about an hour away - France's answer to Grand Canyon with white water rafting and kayaking facilities. Other nearby attractions include Tennis, Go Karting, Tree climbing, Water Parks, Tortoise Farm, Windsurfing, Banana Boats, Jet Skis, Pedalos, hiking trails and Deep Sea Diving.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the area, the closest being in St. Maxime which is about a 20 minute drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in La Garde-Freinet, St Tropez region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Rental includes 8 hours of cleaning at end of let. Linen is provided as of 2014.
There is a £500 security deposit payable at time of final invoice to cover such things as telephone bill, additional cleaning if necessary, breakages, etc..

A deposit of 25% of rental is due on booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before the rental plus a security deposit of £500 and the Tax de Sejour - French holiday tax we have to collect on behalf of the Government - 0.90 per person per day paid by us to the Mayor's office at end of season. We normally do our transaction through bank transfer or cheques. We regret we cannot take credit cards.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Garde-Freinet in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Renovated in 2015
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En suite Shower Room
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom with walk-in shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom inclusive of shower
  • La Bastide de Prenn is extremely well equipped and tastefully furnished. All bedrooms have tiled floors and rugs and heating if needed. We request that there is no smoking in the bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Linen is included in rental. Beach/swimming towels are also provided. The rental includes 8 hours of cleaning upon your departure. Further maid service during your stay can be arranged along with babysitting service - rates to be advised.

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