Ribaute-les-Tavernes House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Stone House With It's Own Garden and private Pool
This boutique style, 2 bedroom, character house with its own private pool and garden in a typical village of the south of France is a gorgeous place to stay. The house was renovated between 2007 and 2010, in keeping with the cevenol style and decorated with modern french furniture in a design but understated style. The house is fully open plan. On the ground floor, the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need such as toaster, coffee machine, juicer, picnic basket, dishwasher and we have added little details for gourmets such as a seafood platter, snail dishes and champagne glasses. Next door, with its cevenol ceilings and wooden beams, the dining room is perfect for having breakfast looking out onto the garden and the pool. You also have a wc and shower room, with quirky stone walls and antique mirror, on the ground floor. Next floor up, you have the twin bedroom, with shutters as bed heads and fitted wardrobes with antique closet doors; it has a very romantic feel. The lounge and tv room is next door and is spacious, great for a night in watching videos from the video library or listening to jazz or reading a good book. You also have wifi access in case you need to check your emails whilst away! On the top floor, you have the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The room is very spacious with very high ceilings and wood beams, it has a ceiling fan in the master room for the hot summer nights. The bathroom has a free-standing bath tub in the middle of it and a walk-in shower, very chic and indulgent!
You access the garden through the dining room, walking down the garden steps. There you will find the garden table, chairs and parasol where you hopefully will spend most of your meals gazing at the landscape. You have an area where you can sit and read a book under the bay tree shade, or sun lounge with a nice refreshing drink. And if you fancy a dip in the water, you have an 8x4m pool to enjoy at your heart’s content. The village has a fun, pitch and put, 6 hole golf course and a great wine producer, a pizza man and you can buy organic food at one of the neighbor's houses. 5 minutes stroll, across the fields below the house you have the river gardon with all its wonderful flora and fauna. An evening stroll around the village is a delight too, perhaps taking in a game of petanque or visiting the children’s playground in the heart of the village.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Veruschka and Simon Bragg
Veruschka and Simon Bragg purchased this house in 2010
Why Veruschka and Simon Bragg chose Ribaute-les-Tavernes
We were looking for a relaxed place to have family holidays in the South of France, a bit 'off the beaten track', where our newborn daughter would be safe to wander around and there would enough things for her to do as she grew up; that plus a place with the highest % of sunny days in France...... We fell in love with this house. It's a traditional, stone, 16th Century, village house which has been fully renovated whilst keeping its local charm both inside and out. Some modern touches have been added, to give it a bit more wow factor. It is quite unique in that even though you are in a village, when you are sitting on the terrace or by the pool, you really feel like you are in the middle of the countryside. It's very peaceful and you do get some spectacular sunsets. The surrounding area itself is gorgeous with the Cévennes mountains visible from the village (a great backdrop to the petanque pitch). The Languedoc-Roussillon is very much like Provence. The village is very charming, with very narrow streets (be careful with your TomTom!) and surrounded by vineyards, hill top villages and farmland. Every year they have a festival with bulls running through the village. Everything you could possibly need is within a 10 minute drive. Anduze, is the more bohemian town to the west, and Ales, a larger city, has all the larger shops and hypermarkets. The house is a few minutes away from river swimming, canoeing and has the Unesco Site of the Cévennes park on its doorsteps. Lots of brave cyclists head to the area. Further afield (but less than an hour away): Uzes - a beautiful medieval town, Nimes, Montpellier and the wildest beach in France, la plage de l'Espiguette, at about an hour away. Last but not least, a couple of minutes by car you have a local golf course, but if you fancy the real thing, you have 5 golf courses within one hour's drive.
What makes this house unique
The house is in a great location; it is near enough to everything and has so many activities on its doorstep that it appeals to all ages.
It is very near the Cévennes mountains and you will discover a very special and unspoilt part of France.
We are very fond of it and never tire of doing something new each time we visit. We hope you do too!