Charming traditional village house in a vibrant village nettled amongst the forests in the hills above the bay of St Tropez.
50 Sqmt Vacation Home hosted by James
6 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom
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If you love France, food, wine, the sun and sea you will love our 18th-century village house full of character that has been respectfully modernised while still retaining all of the features which bring the realisation you are in a French village

The Nut House as it has become known is a 300-year-old stone village house probably built to house workers at the cork factories when production exploded in the 18th century. The house is our home - not a bare holiday let - and most things needed for your stay are included.

Having walls nearly 3 feet thick in places, the house is cool in summer and warm in winter, and now benefits from electric heating in all rooms as well as a cosy antique log burner in the lounge.

Wanting to preserve its character, we have retained the stone staircase and flooring which in places is uneven, so it may not be suitable for persons with impaired mobility. The stairs however are fitted with doors or gates on all floors for the safety of young children.

The cosy lounge with its wooden ceiling, beams and stone floor is entered directly from the street. It has comfortable seating for 5-6 people and includes a double sofa bed, an antique Godin stove for those late autumn and spring evenings, and a selection of books, board games and children’s toys. This is also where you will find toys, beds, parasols and towels for the beach!

The staircase leads to the kitchen/dining area with an extending table seating up to 8, an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker and washing machine along with plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils.

On the top floor is the bedroom with a double bed, a child’s bed, and plenty of storage. Off the bedroom is the bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin.
We include bedding and towels for all beds, chargers for mobile phones, a hair dryer, ironing board and iron, TV (with over 200 Orange TV channels in many languages), dvd player, radio/cd player.

Feel free to bring your laptop, iPads etc and leads to connect to the TV to watch via the internet with our free wifi.

We operate a policy where basic toiletries, washing powder, washing up liquid etc are supplied; we just ask that you replace what you use! This means there is no need to bring anything with you if flying, to help reduce your luggage. We also aim to keep a stock of basic kitchen supplies, sauces and condiments for you when you arrive.

The same applies to the wine rack and beer in the fridge. Feel free to drink - just replace what you use.

For visitors with young children, we provide a travel cot, high chair, buggy, toys, games and books to keep them happy!

We also have a cctv camera fitted at the front door covering the area immediately outside, this is for your security and is only monitored by myself but if you prefer to have the camera switched off after your arrival please just ask.

As we live in the UK we do not often meet our guests in person but we have a representative on hand in the village to meet you and help in any way they can.

The village of La Garde Freinet is located 10 miles (16km) from the coast and St Tropez at the top of the Massif des Maures.

Located close to several long-distance paths, it is ideal walking and cycling country for nature-lovers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, beach-lovers and those who want to mix with the rich and famous.

Just over an hour's drive in several directions will bring you Monaco to the East, Marseille to the West, and the Gorges of Verdon to the North. Cannes, Grasse, Toulon and all the famous resorts of the French Riviera are all around 40 minutes away, providing something for everyone.

The village is busy all year round and boasts over 12 places to eat and drink, 2 bakeries, 2 general shops, 2 hairdressers, 2 butchers, a filling station and several art galleries and tourist shops.

The public transport is limited in the area and a car or motorcycle is advisable.

The quickest and cheapest way to travel is by budget airline. Flights usually cost £40-£120 return depending on the season. Nice or Marseille are both just over an hour from the village; Toulon is about 50 minutes away, but flights tend to be more expensive.

You will need a hire car as the public transport is not abundant in the area, but a small car is usually about £100 a week at most times of the year.

There is also the Eurostar/TGV train service direct from the UK changing in Paris to Marseille where you can once again pick up a hire car.

The third option which is ideal for a longer stay or a leisurely journey, is to drive.

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
  • Double
  • Double
42 double beds in one room
  • Sofa bed
2Comfy sofa bed in the Lounge
Pets Allowed
Pets accepted by arrangement, no extra fees.
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Pack away travel cot available, also buggy and high chair you can take out on your travels. Plates, cutlery, cups and bibs available to use. The stairs are steep but gates and doors for safety.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Free on street parking close by but not directly outside the house.
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Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
House Safe
What we supply
We try to supply everything you will need to start your holiday off so no need to travel with suitcases full of toiletries, also beer in the fridge and wine in the rack, all we ask is if you use something during your stay you replace it.
High Speed Internet
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Smoke detectors in all rooms and carbon monoxide in the sleeping areas.
Shared spaces
There is a village pool about 5 minutes away open in the summer months.


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Beach Volleyball
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Whitewater rafting
Miniature Golf
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



Seasonal Pricing

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Base price
Devoted Francophile who fell in love with the village on my first visit.
At The Nut House we welcome everyone and you will find the village a very multicultural experience where everyone is made welcome.
The common language is English but everyone appreciates those who try a little French.
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 10AM
Check Out10AM

Key safe at property so you can arrive at a time to suit your travel. Earliest arrival 4pm and departure by 10am to allow cleaning between guests.

Minimum age limit for renters: 18
We don't want to discriminate to under 18's but unfortunately it is a requirement of our insurance that the party leader is over 18.
Payment Policy
20% deposit to secure booking and balance 90 days prior to arrival, damage deposit before arrival.
Payment by card or bank transfer.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit refunded as soon as possible on completion of stay
Cancellation Policy
cancel before 60 days 50% refunded unless dates re booked them 100% - admin fee refunded.
House Rules
We just ask you to respect the house, leave it tidy on your departure, report any breakages so that we can replace before the next guests and please no smoking inside.

Getting around

The public transport is limited in the area and a car or motorcycle is advisable.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
Guidebook by James (1)
La Garde Freinet
The Nut House is located in the vibrant French village of La Garde Freinet, here are some photographs

Charming village house close to St Tropez is a Vacation Home located in La Garde-Freinet, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
Charming village house close to St Tropez has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom


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