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Large Villa. 25 mins inland from St Tropez. Magnificent views towards the sea.

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

6 Bedroom villa 7 mins walk to La Garde Freinet with exceptional views

L'Eclaircie is a family villa sleeping up to 12 in 6 bedrooms. The views from the large terrace are stunning looking down onto the ancient castle of Grimaud in the distance and over forests and vineyards beyond towards St Tropez, Gassin and the sea. The house has a feeling of peace and tranquility as it is surrounded by its own 2 hectare forest of cork oak and pines with no other houses in sight yet it is only 7 mins walk into the picturesque medieval village of La Garde Freinet.

The village has several restaurants and bars, a twice weekly market, 2 butchers, 2 boulangeries, 2 small supermarkets, art galleries and other picturesque shops.

For energetic children there is the village football pitch and the skate park. For energetic adults there are beautiful walks directly from the house in the woods or up in the hills from where one can see all the way to the Alps on a clear day or south to the sea.

St Tropez and St Maxime are about 19 kilometers away as are the beaches therefore, so the choice is quiet and peaceful or busy and exciting depending on one's mood at the time.

There is a large theme park only 20 mins away along with go-karting and paint-balling for the young and there are three golf courses within easy reach. The area is also full of beautiful vineyards to explore and enjoy wine tastings.

The villa itself is designed for easy living with its outdoor dining just outside the kitchen under the pergola and bright airy living room. There are five bedrooms on the ground floor: 1 superking with ensuite bathroom, 1 double, 2 twins and a room with bunk beds. On the ground floor there are two bathrooms with wc bath, shower and double basins as well as one shower room with wc and basin.

On the first floor is the master suite with large bedroom and super king bed, ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and double basins and dressing room. There is also a private balcony off the bedroom with exceptional uninterrupted views towards the sea.

There is a well equipped kitchen with double neff oven, induction hob, double sink, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, and a breakfast table that seats 8 people.

The light and airy living room has 3 x 3 seater sofas, two armchairs, dining table which seats 12, TV (with Orange cable) and DVD player and a beautiful stone fireplace.

There is also a separate laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier and large fridge/freezer.

Outside there is a beautiful heated swimming pool which is particularly large being 12m x 6m. There are sun loungers around the pool.

The large terrace with its glorious views which runs along the entire length of the house has plenty of shaded seating areas plus a Weber gas barbecue.

There is also a boule pitch and a swing.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful yet on the edge of a vibrant village.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets allowed upon request but not allowed on sofas or beds. Extra payment required to cover cleaning costs.
  • Children are very welcome. We have a cot & high chair available. The pool has a hard electric cover but is not gated.
  • We don't allow smoking in the villa but you are welcome to smoke outside on the terrace Please be aware of the risk of forest fires & use ash trays.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 2 Wash Basins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 2 Wash Basins
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1 Wash Basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 2 Wash Basins.
  • Bath 1 - ensuite to bed 1, bath, separate shower, 2 wash basins, WC. Bath 2 - ensuite to bed 2, bath, separate shower, 2 wash basins, WC. Bath 3 - adjacent to bed 3, bath, separate shower, 2 wash basins, WC. Shower room 4 - Shower, wash basin, WC.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , west wing
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , extra large single beds, west wing
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds - east wing
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , west wing
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , east wing
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master bedroom - upstairs. Dressing room. Roof terrace.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have built-in wardbrobes and electric fans. Cot available if required. UPSTAIRS: Bedroom 1 - superking size double bed, ensuite bath wc shower, dressing room, private terrace. DOWNSTAIRS: Bedroom 2 - superking size double bed, direct access to main terrace, ensuite bath wc shower. Bedroom 3 - 2 large single beds, direct access to main terrace. Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk beds Bedroom 5 - double bed Bedroom 6 - 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Large Villa. 25 mins inland from St Tropez. Magnificent views towards the sea.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lovely house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spacious house with a spectacular view in a secluded quiet location. There are four sitting / eating areas depending on weather and time of day - in full sunshine on the terrace overlooking the pool, under a shady awning next to the kitchen, in the sitting / dining room indoors, and in the kitchen itself. We used all of them!

Nearby, there is something for everyone, including a skate park for the teenagers, a fine dining restaurant (Chez Bruno - truffles with everything), St.Tropez for the chic, Monaco for the minted, and a ruined castle in Grimaud for historyphiles.

We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great villa, fantastic location, superb views

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect paradise ! This beautiful spacious home has unparalleled stunning views of the surrounding countryside, truly comfortable en suite bedrooms and a lovely south facing terrace along the length of the house for dining and relaxing in the peaceful fresh air. Lovely pool and inviting local village within easy walking distance with excellent wine shop, bakeries and other local products on offer. We would recommend it to all our friends who seek a short drive to local beaches and secluded luxury at home!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great Côte d'Azur treat !

  • 5 of 5

As its name goes, « L’Eclaircie », hidden in a wood of cork oaks, offers stunning views over the unspoiled Massif des Maures towards the sea.

We had a wonderful time there in August 2016, for a break that was way too short : kids having fun in the large pool, walks to the nearby charming village with nice shops and and overlooking castle ruins, a short drive to the beach, and best of all long evenings sipping local wine on the terrace, watching the sunset in these clear, deep blue skies that you only get on the Méditerranée, followed by a star-gazing session. The house itself has been recently redecorated. It is very chic and extremely comfortable for a large party. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location and sumptuous retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in early September. It has recently had new owners who have clearly re-furnished it and have done so beautifully. The property is very secluded and set on the side of the hill, yet less than a 10 minute walk to the heart of the lovely village of Le Garde Freinet where there are many good restaurants. The view from our ground floor ensuite bedroom at L'Eclaircie was stunning - with Grimaud Castle in the near distance and Gassin afar. On a good run St Tropez is only about 25 minutes away. The main living room is very large and impressive with a double height ceiling, sizeable stone fireplace as the focal point, and 3 extremely comfortable sofas where our party could relax after dinner. The swimming pool is large and well maintained and itself looks out toward Grimaud. We had a wonderful time at L'Eclaircie and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
106 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
17.7 Kilometres
Golf Club de St Tropez
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Plage de Grimaud
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in La Garde-Freinet, Var

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning and linen £263.53
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,317.66
Pet Fee £263.53

25% deposit required to secure your booking. Balance required 30 days before check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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