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Stunning villa with private pool, floodlit tennis court, set in 22 acres

La Garde-Freinet, France
  • Villa2690 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large kitchen/sitting room, covered terraces, pool etc.

Beautifully restored, luxurious, olive and wine farm house in stone, set in 22 acres, surrounded by national park, with stunning views all around. 4 beds, 4 baths 3 ensuite. Playroom doubles as private bedroom with pull-out couch making a 5th bedroom, sleeps 2. Small pool house w/bathroom. Great relaxing and entertainment space, with two outside covered terraces, plus many quiet seating areas for cocktails and reading. All modern amenities, including AIR CONDITIONING, an AGA, with separate gas hob and electric ovens, integrated B&O TV & entertainment system, WiFi, etc., inside and out.

Enjoy complete tranquillity as you drink cocktails by the pool house, or have dinner under one of the covered terraces, savouring the wonderful views, with only the sounds of nature. Situated just 5 miles from the historic village of la Garde-Freinet with many bars, restaurants and shops, 15 miles to the beaches of St Tropez and Pampelone, 10 minutes to Le Luc with its supermarkets, restaurants and access to the motorway, airports and cities, Nice 1 hour, Marseilles1hr 10 minutes, Toulon (Hyeres) and Aix 45 minutes.

Area: La Garde Freinet is of the Var's best preserved medieval villages (pop. 1.700) about 20km north of Saint Tropez has attracted many refugees such as writers and artists looking to escape the tourist hordes on the coast. Its architecture is as well preserved as many of the villages in the Haut Var and Vaucluse. The old part of the village clusters around the 16th century Saint Clément church with its 18th century bell tower. Here most of the houses are built with flat field stones without the use of mortar - some of them have weathered the times for more than 700 years. The ruins of Fort Freinet tower above the village. As the security situation improved villagers moved down the hill to what is today the oldest part of La Garde Freinet. By the late 15th century Fort Freinet was completely in ruins. If you walk up there you realize how impregnable it was, only one path leads to the top of the hill.


Leah Paterson

Member Since 2011
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within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 30, 2018
About Leah Paterson

I grew up in New York and my husband grew up in the British countryside. We are like the 1960's American situation comedy about a couple (Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) who move from NYC to a rural country farm. Eva remains a city girl (me) and Eddie simply loves the countryside! We like renting this house to people we like and since we are moving back to a city (I won!) and my husband's business keeps him away from the house all the time, it is empty most of the time! We are looking for people who really appreciate beauty and living in the countryside in France. The house is perfect for nature lovers and those who simply want to 'get away from it all'!

Why Leah Paterson chose La Garde-Freinet

Explained above :)

What makes this Villa unique

My husband was shown this place by a local real estate broker in the village of La Garde Freinet here in France. It was basically a small ancient structure originally built in the 15th Century - 'maisons en pierre' that was being used by the local wild boar hunters as a wild pied-a-terre to rest in between their excursions. Robert was shown the property sitting on 22 acres as he wanted a secluded place with a special feel to it. He saw the place and this was it (I would have literally run for the hills - no tall buildings!! :)! He bought it, added a wing onto it, built a tennis court, swimming pool and there you have it! It is his oasis and sanctuary. He travels so much on business that he rarely has time to enjoy it, but some day maybe he will. We want others to enjoy it and the house feels better when there have been lots of people around! Hope you love it as much as we do!


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master bedroom
        1 double, Ensuite, bath, shower, toilet, double french doors
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Ensuite, bath,shower, toilet
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Ensuite, bath,shower, toilet
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Private terrace, seating
      • Bedroom 5
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Ensuite shower, toilet
      • First Floor
        Spacious master bedroom with comfortable double bed, two French windows with beautiful distant views, large double bath, separate shower, double sink, toilet and a walk in wardrobe. The second bedroom has a double bed, double windows, with lovely views (pool and hills), en suite bathroom with bath & shower, toilet and double sink, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Third bedroom has two single beds and an en suite shower, single basin and toilet, built in wardrobe. The fourth bedroom (studio) is on the ground floor and has two single beds, chest of drawers, with access to the downstairs shower and toilet, with its own sitting area outside and Wall mounted TV (linked to Sky). The 5th bedroom doubles as a second/third sitting room with a fold out sofa, B & O TV and linked DVD, adjacent bath and toilet. Both downstairs bedrooms have their own TV and DVD. All bedrooms are light and airy, simply and stylishly furnished, with side tables, reading lamps etc.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Pool Area
        outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Rural


              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Macintosh Computer
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • PC
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Safe
                      • Security System
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Sunbed
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchenette
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Blender
                          • Microwave
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Game Console
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Golf Clubs
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Tennis Court
                                      • Terrace


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Car Available
                                                  • Housekeeper


                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • forests
                                                      • marina
                                                      • nude beach
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis


                                                                      • The house is set in national park with hundreds of fantastic walks and trails through the woods and around the hills., particularly suited to hikers, nature lovers, and mountain biking. La Garde-Freinet Village( about 5km) is a 1.5 hour hike from the house. The all weather tennis court is in pristine condition and and floodlit for playing at night. The pool is heated to 28C from April to end of September. Joel, the caretaker lives in a small cottage on the grounds, about 500m from the house, and he tends to the donkeys who keep the vegetation down naturally.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: Flexible

                                                                        Check-out: Flexible

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        1 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Get Away from it all

                                                                        Andrew L.

                                                                        The location for this Villa is stunning, There is literally nobody near you with and the scenery is beautiful. So if you want to wind down and relax this is the place for you. The pool, tennis court are in great condition and the outside eating and sitting area is fantastic for entertaining on long summer evenings. The Villa is very comfortable and the Wi Fi works very well if you do want to keep in touch within the outside world. The local Village is a scenic derive up the hill and has the usual mixture of shops and a market to ensure you can stock up with good food plus a few very nice restaurants, and if you want to go a bit further Port Grimaud and St Tropez are very accessible. We had a lovely time mainly doing nothing


                                                                        La Garde-Freinet, France

                                                                        Villa with private heated pool, flood lit tennis court set in 22 acres surrounded by nature with beautiful unspoilt views near the St Tropez and Pampelone Beaches. Luxurious, romantic and beautiful 5 bedroom stone farm house, originally an olive and wine farm dating to 1650, in 20 acres within in the beautiful nature reserve of The Maures. Direct access to hundreds of woodland and mountain trails. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool shower/terrace. Large kitchen with double AGA and fireplace, with French doors lead to large covered terraces, huge fireplace, barbecue and outdoor kitchen, with seating for 10 people. Large master bedroom, double French doors with stunning views over the valley. The famous St Tropez Beaches of Pampleonne are within easy reach, inland you can explore the historic villages of Grimaud and La Garde Freinet with their old Saracen forts, or Ramatuel, Gassin, and Port Grimaud, famous for their flowers, quaint streets and unique views over the Gulf of St Tropez. It is advisable to rent or drive your 4x4 car here as our driveway is dirt and some of it is a bit bumpy! Thanks for looking at our property!

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Rents include a weekly maid, use of swimming pool and tennis court, including heating and flood lighting in both. A security deposit will be required. A booking deposit of 25% should be paid at the time of the booking, the remaining payment is due 6 weeks before arrival. Reservations/payments can be made by phone with a credit or debit card.

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