Vernoux en Vivarais Barn Rental Photos and Description
Converted stone barn with stunning valley views in Parc Regional Monts d'Ardeche
Le Chiat is a restored and extended stone barn; part of a pretty hamlet, amongst chestnut and pine woodland, in the hills of rural Ardèche. The south facing garden enjoys all day sunshine and has beautiful unspoilt views across the valley.
Le Chiat is a split level house and has 3 floors. The lower entrance is down a few stone steps into an open plan living, kitchen and dining area with high ceilings, a contemporary fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, and a log burner.
The connecting old barn - comprising bedrooms, games room and bathroom - is reached either via the mezzanine or up a couple of steps from road level.
There is a covered patio outside with large table and lighting for Summer evening dining. There are also sun loungers for relaxation - it’s a great place to sit and read.
Le Chiat is at the end of a cul de sac and there is ample parking.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Jeff and Lynn
Spent two glorious weeks in your barn at Le Chiat. It was everything we expected and was very well kitted out. My favourite spot in the whole house is your covered patio. I am sure there is a fancy name for it ! Some evenings you could sit out till late and on one we actually lit the log fire.
We soon found our bearings and explored the whole area and beyond, though going up from Duniere on the first night was quite daunting and we felt that we were going to be more isolated than we actually were. I even cycled from the house to the top of Mount Ventoux and back the following day on week two.
You have lovely neighbours, especially Olivier and his wife and the Dutch family who both invited us to swim in their pools. The lady from the end of the road, whose dog keeps going awol even offered Ann Marie jodhpurs to go horse riding.
Your info folder was excellent and we completed most of the excursions. The activities on the Eyreiux were just as good as the Ardeche and Aquarock were an excellent company and very efficient. Their climbing park was a big hit.
We tried all the swimming spots and have to say that the one in L’Olieres was the most popular with our kids.
The one thing that struck us is that all the locals that we met were extremely friendly and helpful, one of the advantages of visiting a less touristy area. The Eryieux valley has everything that the Ardeche has except less people.
We rented bikes for the kids from a lovely man on the way into Vernoux. The same shop that does quads and motorbikes.
Finally Estelle was very nice and helpful.
Again many thanks and we have brought home fond memories from the Eryeiux valley.
David and Ann Marie