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Quiet Provencal Village House within easy drive of St Tropez & Cote d'Azur

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms ensuite. Hilltop village

Peaceful Spot in the Hills of ProvenceThis quaint old stone built Provencal village home retains its original character and features including tiled floors, windows shutters, wooden beams and crackling log fire, whilst providing all the mod-cons needed for an enjoyable holiday. This includes washer and dryer, small fully fitted kitchen. CD player, radio . Wifi enabled, access available by prior arangement Situated in a quiet street within a minute's walk of the village centre. Can be rented year round. The house has three bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. It is supervised by a knowledgeable British couple - Wendy and Paul Barstow who live in the village. La Garde Freinet, "une ile en foret", is a picturesque hill top Provencal village situated in the Massif des Maures. It is reached by winding roads though cork oaks and chestnut groves. The village is steeped in history, the old fort at the top of the village was reputed to be a Saracen stronghold in the 11th Century.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bedrooms both have showers and sinks ensuite. There is a separate WC. First floor Master Bedroom has a bathroom ensuite. There is a separate WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground Floor: Two bedrooms; one twin and one double. Both rooms have showers and sinks en-suite. Separate w/c. First Floor: main double bedroom with en suite.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Each bedroom and bathroom has wall mounted electric heaters. Sitting room also has wood burning log fire. There is also a video/DVD system. The village has an open-air municipal swimming pool which is open in July and August. Outside: Second Floor: Utility area with washer and dryer. secluded and sunny roof terrace with gas BBQ, chairs, table and day bed. Highly recommended is sleeping under the stars! Camping without the inconvenience! Bliss. Utility Room: Utility area with washer . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house will be clean on arrival and should be left as same on departure. Contact property manager Wendy Barstow + 33 494 56 3955 and + 33 0679 05 8098 to arrange for linen (not included in hire fee) and end of stay cleaning. paul.barstow@hotmail.com


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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The area is popular with those who like to walk and cycle . There are links from my website giving more information including routes and cycling and walking services (see below).

The is a downstairs lobby in which bicycles can be stored securely.


Beaches: They are all good! The world famous resort of St Tropez is 16 miles away and the beautiful Mediterranean beaches of the Cote d'Azur offer a wide variety of marine sports and summer activities.Pampelone is the most famous but we found the beaches around Cavaliere sur Mer and Cap Negre to be the nicest! Also offers good snorkelling opportunities - as to any of the coves on the coast road towards Cannes from St Maxime. The world famous resort of St Tropez is 16 miles away and the beautif


La Garde Freinet is 25 mins south of the A8 and within easy reach of Nice, Toulon and Marseille airports. It is one hour's drive from Cannes and Antibes and two hours from Monaco.

Car Hire is essential. Alternatively Paul Barstow on +33 494 56 3955 or +33 679058098 can arrange for an airport pickup.

The TGV also runs to the south of France such as Aix en Provence. Useful information and links are on my website.


Nice and Marseille are each less than 75 minutes drive. About one hour from Cannes and Antibes. 2 hours from Monaco and two and a half hours from the Italian border. St Tropez and the coast is about 20 minutes drive. Those flying in to Toulon are even closer. Taking the train to les Arcs which is about 30 minutes away is also an option.

Further Details:

Shopping: The village has a range of small food and craft shops as well as a pharmacy and a couple of boulangeries. There are economically priced restaurants and some of the more expensive variety.

Try the big Geant supermarket en route to St Tropez to stock up. (You can't miss it!). There is also the excellent Le Clerc Ssupermarket in Cogolin. Do not miss the local village market days in the area (details of which are available in the house).

Wine: The local co-operatives in Grimaud and Cogolin both have an excellent selection of local wine. There are several five-litre containers in the house you may use to fill up with wine - but these are available cheaply from the Co-op if you forget /need more (!)

Travelling to St Tropez: Although both roads and parking are good in St Tropez, highly recommended is catching the boat from across the bay at St Maxime quay. (Particularly on market day as it can get busy!) The trip offers a beautiful view of the whole of the bay and the other boats, some of which must be seen to be believed! There are also tours of the coast available from the Quay, fishing tours and excursions to the stunning national parks of Port Cros and Cape Lardier!

Abbey du Thoronet: Is just off the A8 before the turn off to the village. It is a beautiful old restored monastery with is breathtaking in its simplicity and has wonderful acoustics! Lovely gardens too! It is worth visiting the Monastery of Chatreuse de la vierne in Collobrieres

Gorge du Verdon: Takes about 1 ½ hours to get there but is breathtaking! The roads once there are not for the faint hearted. You can hire boats, kayaks and canoes in the Gorge.

Monte Carlo and Monaco: Monaco is a 2-hour drive and boats can be taken from Nice. Both run ferries along the Mediterranean Coast and to Corsica. (Tip: Take a picnic, it's not cheap!)

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Prices & Availability

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

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit secures reservation. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to start date. Cheques can be in Sterling or Euros. Charges include all utilities. The charge is £550 per week Low Season. High Season - June and Sept is £600 and High Season in July and August is £650 per week.

Changeover Day:
The usual let is for two weeks although single weeks are sometimes available. Weeks run Sunday to Sunday. Arrivals from 5pm and departures before 10am to allow for cleaning - payment is required in euros for this prior to departure. Details will be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.