Villa Zen, La Garde Freinet

Sleeps 8

£3,950 - £7,250 per week

Hidden away down a country lane and within walking distance of La Garde Freinet, a lively village up in the hills, Villa Zen is set in extensive, secluded grounds in a commanding position with stunning panoramic views of the Gulf of St Tropez. An elegant house with a really good swimming pool, it has recently been refurbished to a high standard with wooden wide-plank flooring throughout all living areas and bedrooms, contemporary lighting and bathroom fittings. The interior design throughout combines antique artefacts with modern style to provide elegance and comfort.

There are three large terraces, all with stunning views to the south. The Zen Terrace is at the east end of the house where guests can sit and dine at a table created from a hewn rock in the shade of the overhanging mulberry tree. To the west there is a covered terrace with comfortable armchairs around a fireplace and beyond this, linking the house to the large Cottage, a newly constructed terrace in local stone with seating for guests around a glass table and a beautiful stone barbecue. All perfect for outside entertaining.

The extensive grounds with various terraced levels and olive groves also include a beautiful, heated swimming pool of eleven metres by five metres, approached from the house down a winding stone staircase and set immediately below a natural rock outcrop. The pool is black, continuing the Zen theme of the upper levels and the house, and the views to the Bay of St Tropez from this terrace are unrivalled.

The house is prepared for letting to the highest standards by the permanent resident staff who have been chosen to present the property in superb order  whilst not affecting the privacy of the guests.

On a daily basis they prepare and clean the house and maintain the pool, terraces and garden beautifully.

Price Guide 2021:
£3,950 – £7,250 per week

Sleeps: 8 only for 2021

Main House

  • The house is approached along a charming path across a Zen-inspired terrace with a water feature
  • Large Entrance Hall
  • Large open plan Living Area incorporating a Sitting Room with Fireplace,
  • Dining Area and Kitchen in oak with range cooker, American-style fridge/freezer and 2 dishwashers
  • Master Bedroom with 5′ Double Bed and en suite Wet Room
  • Double Bedroom with 5′ Double Bed and en suite Shower Room
  • Twin Bedroom with double aspect, large Shower Room with a private Terrace
  • Cloakroom
  • Laundry Room with washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer

Large Cottage

  • Master Bedroom with 6′ Super King Bed, en suite Wet Room
  • Double Bedroom with 4’6″ Bed
  • spacious living area
  • Resident couple for daily housekeeping
  • Black, free form pool 11m x 5m, heated
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living areas and bedrooms are fitted with flat screen TVs with Sky boxes, (Freeview) and DVD players
  • WiFi
  • White cotton bedlinen
  • l’Occitane Bath and Beauty Products
  • Bathrobes and Slippers provided
  • Hairdryers
  • Flowers in principal Rooms on arrival
  • Open fire
  • Feather duvets and pillows


  • There is a Donzi 22 ZX available which is moored in Port Grimaud, 15 mins drive.
    The daily rate is £340 plus fuel and a skipper charge if required
    The boat is available for hire from 1st June until 31st August
  • La Garde Freinet village 18 mins walk
  • St Tropez 35 mins drive
  • Port Grimaud 15 mins drive
  • Nice International airport 1.15hr drive
  • Toulon Hyères airport 1.15hr drive

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What Sarah thinks:

“This is the perfect house to go for serious R&R. Beautifully presented and hidden away with stunning views, you really won’t want to leave.”

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