While in the South of France this week, I visited some friends near the pretty town of La Garde Freinet and whose home is up for sale. They have lived here happily for many years, but it is now time to move to something slightly smaller and closer to the children.
Obviously I thought of you, and that you’d like to see the house and dream a little.
This beautiful home was built in the 19th century as a stone farm building not far from a small river that today runs through the property.
The house was initially only partly restored and used for many years as an occasional writer’s retreat, the ideal place to get away from it all and create. Fifteen years ago they made further improvements and the house became their full time home.
The property is tweny minutes from St Tropez, and within easy reach of a motorway giving access to airports.
Today the main house has three bedrooms and bathrooms, two spacious living rooms, an office library, a cosy kitchen and an independent bedroom suite.
There are outbuildings that are partly restored including a double garage, a guest house and an orangery. There is also a wine cellar and a stunning pool.
The grounds are extensive ensuring total privacy, they have olive trees and produce their own olive oil. The garden also boasts citrus trees, roses, a vegetable garden with a greenhouse and a beautiful wisteria giving sweet smelling shade to the terrace outside the dining room.
For more information about this property, and other pictures you are welcome to email my friend Béatrice directly at this address.
What a lovely place! The home is in such harmony with its surroundings. They really preserved the charm with their restoration. Beautiful!!!!
My heart be still. What a beautiful property – so calm and peaceful, both the property itself and the decor.
Why the name Smith
My idea of Heaven!
What a beautiful place, and big, and complex. Lots of property maintenance needed, I imagine, but a great resource if you had a large family and lots of visitors..
Oh my gosh! What a beautiful home!!
Oh how glorious. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
How I wish it could be mine!
I was first in La Garde Freinet in 1967 – helping restore a lovely old house La Campe de la Suyere (spelling!)(Wild boar).
Such a very long time ago – and how lovely it still looks!
Thanks for sharing the pix of this amazing house. If I was thirty years younger, I would buy it no matter what it cost. Off to France next week for my annual “Fix”.
Absolute killer property! It should find wonderful new owners who will appreciate everything about it.
Bonnie in provence (Vaucluse)
How beautiful it would be to live in such a place Sharon. I’m certain someone will snatch this up quickly.
It is beautiful, big enough for our large family and all our children! And a guest house for friends and occasional visitors. Alas I don’t think I could persuade the family to move from the Charente Maritime even if I wanted to! They would miss the coast, the beach, their friends. But I cannot deny it is lovely and I do love Provence.
I want to move to France and buy this house!
Such a lovey home!! Thanks for sharing.
An amazing lovely home
Just lovely-the quintessential “south of France” home. Looked it up online because we are actually considering a move. Tant pis, trop cher.
Many thanks for this lovely post. Wish I could buy this home for my piano retreat- perhaps another house, another year…
Can’t be real… But REALly amazing! Thanks Sharon.
Looking to buy a house in Normandy or Bretagne. Anything you can send us to see.
Not so xtravaganza, a little bit more modest and as charming but affordable. Merci Sharon. We little people have dreams too, but we want them to become real. Not everyone has that kind of money. Thank you ,it was a beautiful and magnifique house to visit. My mouse is watering! What a lovely place!
What dreams are made of! Merci!
OMGOODNESS!!! I was salivating as I toured the Villa! It will be hard to leave such beauty & memories, but I get it!! Time to pass it on to a new family & let them experience the blessings!! Thanks for sharing.
could you please tell me the prive of this property
sorry that should say price.
Kindly advise on the price.
How about this… We call ourselves Friends of Sharon (FOS) and communely purchase it. We would be bound together by our love of beauty, flowers, grace and kindness. Oh yes, and an appreciation of fine and inspirational writing (that’s you Sharon). Count me in!
Sounds good to me Michele, you buy it and do all the gardening and maintenance and I can just stop by to take photos and drink rosé wine!
such a beautiful house/renovation/property..surely hope that I would have choosen such an option 30 years ago.
It’s the answer to a dream.
Beautiful, dream worthy for sure
In my wildest dreams!!!
This house looks like how my future house in France should be…#dreaming
Hi, your home is lovely. May I ask what the sale price is? Thank you.
Hi Sharon! I’m off to France tomorrow ( Aug 30th ) to go househunting in Provence! Can you can you tell me if I can see the house? I’ll be staying near Aix. I look forward to hearing from you! Merci Beaucoup!!
Bellissima casa, la Provenza è la mia regione preferita ne ho visto altre altrettanto belle saranno i colori i pt
Bellissima casa…In Provenza dove ho vissuto per un anno ne ho viste di altrettanto belle spero sempre di poterne comprare una per poter passare la mia vecchiaia in in un posto magico sia per i colori che per i profumi che non potro mai dimenticare
Can I come to visit this house? I’m leaving for France tomorrow to go house hunting in Provence. What is the cost? I hope to hear from you before I leave.
I sent you an email, but you need to contact Béatrice directly at the link given at the end of the blogpost
have a good trip
La Garde Freinet. I have very fond memories of a spontaneous picnic lunch on top of a hill overlooking the town 3 years ago when my husband and I were in Provence. This place looks so idyllic. What a dream…
Absolutely beautiful, Thanks for sharing the pix of this amazing house.Thanks for sharing this post
What a dream of a home in a French fairytale ❤️
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