Villa Vinci is a stunning property built in 2005, situated 3 minutes drive from the medieval village of La Garde Freinet with it's eclectic choice of bars, restaurants, shops, art galleries and twice weekly markets. The villa has breathtaking views across the hills to the village with uninterrupted natural scenery and peace whilst Port Grimaud, St Tropez, Sainte Maxime the coast and it's beautiful beaches are only 15 miles away.
The villa is 40 minutes from Toulon airport and just over an hour from Nice.
The property reached by a private road is easily accessible, with private parking and security gates. Villa Vinci sleeps 9 on two floors and is surrounded by woodland and lawned gardens. The upstairs bedrooms open onto private terraces one open, one covered with sitting areas overlooking the large, private swimming pool. On this floor there is also a large shower room and separate WC. The two further bedrooms located on the ground floor have french windows opening out onto the pool and patio areas, one of the rooms has an attached further room/ nursery with single bed and cot. There is a further family bath/ shower room with separate WC on this floor. The spacious, open- plan living area features high beamed ceilings, an open fire place and accommodates a large dining table with seating for 10 people. The living room includes a large TV/ DVD player with cable channels, Playstation3 Console, and all- important internet/ WiFi access. French doors from the living area lead to the patio area, pool, pool house and BBQ area.
The kitchen is fully equipped with large American fridge- freezer with ice- maker, oven hob, dishwasher, washing machine, and crockery, cutlery and glass-wear for 12. Dine outside on the covered terrace alongside the large swimming pool or cook on the outside BBQ situated in the covered pool house.
As well as the numerous beaches situated on the nearby coast which offer an array of watersports, there are tennis courts in La Garde Freinet and golf courses in the surrounding area. There are also plenty of walks, bike- rides and idyllic picnic spots.
Whether you're relaxing by the pool, dining al fresco under the covered terraces, walking along the country lane to collect your morning croissants from the centre of La Garde Freinet or enjoying the beaches and atmosphere of St Tropez, this is the place to be.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
La Garde Freinet has a wonderful atmosphere with it's stone and shuttered buildings, restaurants, bars and an art gallery. There is a superb boulangerie selling fantastic almond croissants which are a must! There is also a wonderful butchers and wine merchant. There are many varied restaurants selling everything from international cuisine to takeaway pizzas. Dine outside in the beautiful, high end 'La Foucado', or enjoy the pavement restaurants selling food from fresh fish to moroccan cuisine.
In the village there is a post office, bank and cash point and a couple of small supermarkets for everyday essentials. There is a wonderful twice weekly market on a Sunday and Wednesday selling fresh, local produce including dried meat, cheeses, oils and cooked chicken as well as clothes and jewellery. There are also festivals and fetes throughout the year.
La Garde Freinet is surrounded by cork and chestnut forests and you will be spoilt for places to visit, the local wineries just up the road for example are well worth the visit for the avid wine enthusiast.
There is an excellent tourist information office in the town which can help you with an questions about the area- www.lagardefreinet-tourisme.com