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Swimming pool in the Bargemon Château gardens
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Swimming pool in the Bargemon Château gardens
Roof tops of Bargemon village - it seems like little has changed over the centuries View across the valley to the small village of Clavier - a great walk
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Swimming pool in the Bargemon Château gardens
Roof tops of Bargemon village - it seems like little has changed over the centuries
View across the valley to the small village of Clavier - a great walk
Bargemon Château dates from the 12th century
Archway in the château ramparts which leads to The Keep
The Keep and a wonderful terrace to enjoy a glass of local rosé in the sun
Relax and watch the world go by from The Keep's terrace
The Keep still stands guard over the ancient entrance to the village
Welcome to The Keep!
The dining room boasts original wooden beams and is a fantastic place to host
The kitchen is fully equipped and enjoys a wonderful open-plan feel
The Keep is packed with character and traditional features from Provence
Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed which can be reconfigured to twin beds as required
Bedroom 1 is spacious and bright and has a kingsize double bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed enjoys the wonderful morning sunshine
Bedroom 2 is opposite bedroom 1 and right next to the shower room
Spacious and calm sitting room with TV, DVD and wifi-access
The sitting room is a great place to escape to read a book or watch a film
The sitting room's king-size sofa-bed makes for a very comfortable third bedroom
The bathroom with French roll-top bath is next to bedroom 2
The beautiful swimming pool sits amid breathtaking scenary
The beautiful 25m swimming pool is heated via solar panels and perfect for lengths
The all-weather tennis court has magnificent views across the valley to Clavier
The olive grove extends down the hill - olive are harvested and pressed in november
The orchard is a tranquil retreat and boasts a huge variety of fruit and nut trees
The garden terraces are beautifully kept and great places to relax and explore
There are numerous restaurants within the village to get your taste buds going
The village square is always bustling, a great place to soak up the atmosphere
Evidence of the medieval ramparts are all around the village
Explore the tiny village streets and step back in time
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bargemon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Helen M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I went to Bargemon with a group friends in May and we couldn't have chosen a better property for our stay in this beautiful village. The Keep is spacious, comfortable, well equipped and unique being built into the walls of a medieval chateau. Everything went smoothly from the moment we were met with the keys to the moment we left. The garden is truly magnificent - breathtaking views, a wonderful pool and tennis court. There's even an olive grove meandering down the side of the mountain. We spent a lot of time exploring the huge grounds, sat in the square watching life go by and took a gentle stroll to the next village for lunch. It was hard to tear ourselves away but we did manage a trip down to St Tropez (I'd advise driving down to St Maxime and taking the boat rather than battling with the traffic along the coast road). The local wineries are also worth a visit.

You can make the holiday as lazy or as active you like. While we went with friends this time, we are thinking of going back with grandchildren next year. They'd find the whole experience magical and there's plenty for them to do.

A big 'thank you' to the owners for letting us have a perfect holiday in such a wonderful place.

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Liked best: The garden.
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Friends
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harryebsm...
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Provencal Getaway”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We (two couples) stayed at The Keep in May and couldn't have enjoyed it more. The house is extremely comfortable and nice and cool which is a blessing after a hot day on the tennis court. We also loved the dining room which is as provencal as they come.

The garden is where its really comes into its own though. It's absolutely breathtaking. The tennis court overlooks the olive grove and the valley between Bargemon and the next hilltop village which is the most impressive backdrop i've ever seen. The pool is massive, easily big enough to work off some of the inevitable rosé excesses but also perfect for just enjoying a bit of a cool-down. Again, it's got amazing views across the valley and is a perfect place for a BBQ watching the sun come down.

The village itself was exactly what we were hoping for. Very tourist friendly but still very much a buzzing provencal village and the main square seems to be a real hub for the local area. It's got a great boulangerie and butchers and a small supermarket which had everything we needed. We ate out a fair bit in the evenings and the restaurants were fantastic and great value. The village really comes to life in the evening and has a great atmosphere to it.

Outside the village, we played golf at St Endreol just down the road which I'd highly recommend and there are lots of other villages nearby which are great to explore. We also had a great day at Antibes which was an easy drive away and the Gorge du Verdon was stunning.

All in all i can't recommend The Keep highly enough and we'll definitely be back. It was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing breaks i've had anywhere.

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Liked best: The garden is unbelievably nice. Huge pool, great tennis court and lovely olive grove and orchard. The boules pitch is brilliant too.
Liked least: Absolutely nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Emmsieait...
London, United Kingdom
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“Mrs”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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A real gem and not to be missed! A beautiful apartment set within a medieval chateau. Access is by narrow cobbled streets through the fortified village which, although small, has enormous character, charm and everything you may need: a supermarket, two bakeries, a butcher, cafe's, pizzeria's...
The apartment is cool and spacious - we particularly loved the large dining area which can be changed into a semis al-fresco setting by opening the large glass doors at the front. Perfect for long lunches where the Provençal rose flows plentifully! Upstairs the bedrooms and bathrooms are tastefully decorated and very comfortable.
Outside, there is a stunning swimming pool with a beautiful lawn around it to lounge in the sun or for children to play. The tennis court is kept immaculately. A winding path takes you via the vegetable garden where you are welcome to help yourself to whatever is in season, and then on to the orchard beyond.
All in all it is an idyllic setting. I would highly recommend it as a very special place to stay.

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Merlin H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfect escape for relaxing unwind and intrepid excursions”
Reviewed 10 July 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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My wife and I stayed at The Keep in Bargemon in September 2014 and had one of the most relaxing and peaceful trips that we've ever been on.

The village is utterly beautiful and matches the quintessentially French ideal of a small hillside town while also having all of the amenities that holiday-makers could hope for. The locals were friendly and helpful but the village is far enough from the beaten track that you can feel that you have truly entered France and escaped the hectic pace of the city. A good opportunity to practice some rather rusty school-boy French!

The Keep is beautifully decorated and the terrace at the front is perfect for lazing away an afternoon drinking rose and 'people-watching' as the slow pace of village life continues around you. The rooms are furnished in a comfortable and convenient style which encourages guests to feel at home and to unwind as though they were staying with friends rather than in a rented property. We have never slept better!

The pool, lawns and tennis courts are right next to The Keep with views which would have captivated Turner and an atmosphere of privacy and seclusion which allows you to truly let your hair down. We spent hours in the pool and had to wrench ourselves away. There's also a terrific little barbecue area where guests can roast fresh and organic sausages and burgers that they have bought from the local butchers.

My wife was far more interested in relaxation (and this was certainly not lacking) but I was keen to have a slightly more active trip. Some of the via ferrata routes in the nearby gorge are accessible to both experienced and novice climbers and I was able to find some pitches which were ideal for an afternoon's climbing. The other climbers who I met were engaging and welcoming and the weather was perfect for a few hours on a rock face.

All in all I would recommend this location to any traveller and can't wait to get back out there myself this Autumn.

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Liked best: The total escape from the city.
Liked least: Absolutely nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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J Alan D
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“Provencal Serenity in a Medieval Chateau, complemented by 5* modern amenities”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2013
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This is Provence as it should be. The spectacular property (really more of a proper medieval castle than what you would think of as a typically lacy French chateau) forms the defensive rampart (against the Saracens) of a charming and friendly cobbled village with spring-fed fountains, and a tree-shaded square with moderately priced but very enjoyable restaurants, and the requisite small shops and boulangerie, a very short walk in the morning to pick up your croissants and pain chocolate. Once you arrive you really won't need the car for the first week. This lovely and private apartment in the castle keep is a short and leisurely saunter up to the village square on one side, and on the other the property opens up to the gorgeous private pool and tennis court, gardens, and orchard, all with stupendous views over the Provencal hills and countryside. The second week there are endless things to see within a short drive, including a medieval chapel now graced with a mural by Chagall, an organic vineyard with a fab restaurant, great village and town markets, potteries dating back to the Roman, a deserted Roman bridge in the forest over a swimming stream, and the buzz of St. Tropez if you need it! The perfect place to do everything or nothing! Safe and brilliant for children, but not completely overrun by them either.

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Liked best: The pool and gardens.
Liked least: Trying to get the car through the medieval archway. (Oops).
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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