COUNTRY TRANQUILITY: 400 YRS OLD, 6 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 14-16, PRIVATE POOL/SAUNA

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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COUNTRY TRANQUILITY: 400 YRS OLD, 6 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 14-16, PRIVATE POOL/SAUNA

St Laurent sous Coiron Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

6 bedroom, private pool & sauna, splendid isolation only 20 min away from town

The 300+ square meter, 400 year old Mas on the west edge of the Plateau de Coiron overlooks vineyards and lavender fields, and on the horizon, the Cevennes. Luxuriously restored first in 2002, then again in winter 2011 with a new pool deck, new Finnish sauna, new indoor and outdoor kitchens, and a complete renovation of the adjoining barn, the Mas sleeps 14+ in its six large bedrooms - five with queen size beds, one a bunk style room that comfortably sleeps up to six children in four beds. Five of the bedrooms overlook the 10 x 5 meter salt-water swimming pool, the Ardeche river valley, and the sunset horizon 80km to the west. There are three full baths, all with separate toilets (continental European style). The kitchen is fully equipped, ready for the epicurean gourmands, and as of spring 2012, there is a second, outdoor kitchen next to an outdoor dining pergola. Private garden is surrounded by raspberry and blackberry bushes, and basil, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, verveine abound...

Morning Markets:

Saturday: Aubenas, Les Vans, Privas

Sunday: Alba-La-Romaine, Vals les Bains

Monday: Vogüé – (July and August)

Tuesday: Jaujac, Largentière, Viviers

Wednesday: Joyeuse, Villeneuve de Berg, Privas

Thursday: Vallon Pont-D’Arc

Friday: Jaujac, Thueyts, Ruoms

Evening Markets (summertime!)

Tuesday: Villeneuve de Berg, Les Vans, Vallon PontD’Arc

Wednesday: Aubenas

Thursday: Vals les Bains,

Friday: Largentière

Sunday: Joyeuse

Our favorite places:

Balazuc – Beautiful, and great place to swim. Much less crowded than Vallon Pont D’Arc. Other water sport favorites are the streams that descend from the Massif Central – towards Antregues, and Le Puy. Pont de Diable is great – go early to beat the crowds.

Villages: Our favorites include: Alba-La-Romaine, Miribel, L’Argentiere, St Pierreville, Avignon, Viviers, Uzes, Vals les Bains

Ardeche is the world chestnut capital. The beams of the house are chestnut, many of the trees outside are chestnut. Visit the 'Museum de Chataignes' in Joyeuse. Enjoy 'marron glaces' (candied chestnuts), or simply a salad l'Ardechoise (with chestnuts & goat's cheese!)

Bourganel – Ardeche’s local beer – you can tour the brewery in Vals-les-Bains. They make lager (blonde), and then several local varieties; chestnut, blueberry, miele de chataigne, verveine. Closed on Mondays.

Vineyards - There are many local vineyards, and local 'caves', (collectives) in the villages. Southern Ardeche is home to the Cote du Rhone appellation, the oldest wine growing district in France...try the Grand Ardeche from Louis Latour. You can visit Latour’s chardonnay caves in Alba-la-Romaine.

Paragliding

Tél. +33 4 75 39 36 67

Fax: 33 4 75 39 36 67

Portable: 06 08 98 22 92

barbule@parapente-fr.com

Caves - There are huge caves and spectacular grottos, majestic valleys, canoeing and white water rafting, spelunking, mountain climbing, gliding and parasailing, and on the many quieter streams, fly fishing. Nearby is 'la Grotte Chauvet', evidence of one of the earliest European settlements.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Brett Rierson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2003
Speaks english, french, mandarin, Chinese
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Country tranquility: 400 yrs old, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14-16, private pool/sauna
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 15 reviews
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Country tranquility: 400 yrs old, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14-16, private pool/sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p8241
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St Laurent sous Coiron Villeneuve de Berg area
Colchester, Essex, England
5

The Old French Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
What a beautiful setting and lovely house. Everything is as described and better! The Ardeche is stunning particularly the gorge and Pont du Diable and the house in such a peaceful area. My young kids loved Firestone, the neighbour's dog, and the pool. The information you sent us was spot on. I will happily recommend this property to friends. Thank you for a superb fortnight. Jack, Amelia, Will and Jonny
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 8/9
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Country tranquility: 400 yrs old, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14-16, private pool/sauna
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St Laurent sous Coiron Villeneuve de Berg area
5

Lovely place in a lovely region...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had a really nice stay in this place! The house is awesome, everything was clean and pleasant. Brett & Rita are very kind and always available to answer your questions. The view is worth it! It's quite easy to make yourself at home in such a place! All of us were very happy of our holidays there. Don't hesitate!
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Country tranquility: 400 yrs old, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14-16, private pool/sauna
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St Laurent sous Coiron Villeneuve de Berg area
5

Quietude and charm

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
We stayed here for one week in May 2012. We were very happy with our stay. We were travelling with our 9 month old baby as well as 2 other small children and the house was quite convenient for that. I would recommend this property for families who are interested in outdoor activities, as the region is well known for its hiking, kayaking and cycling. I would also say that it is good value for the quality, as the area is not as popular with foreign tourists.

The house itself is located in a quiet village; we heard none of the neighbors the entire time we were there. The house is spacious, with a large pool area and a big lawn overlooking the sunset, which was beautiful. There are many plum trees on the property which looked like they would deliver wonderful fruit during the summer. It was great having the pool and lawn there for the children to run around in. There was even a small garden which we were able to pick fresh herbs from.

The rooms were large and comfortable, with plenty of closet space. It was a bit chilly while we were there but the heating worked well. We did a lot of cooking and everything in the kitchen worked well. We were only a group of 6, but the house could have easily fit more, and I understand the barn next to the main house is going to be converted into more rooms.

We were able to do some lovely hikes within a 30 minute drive of the house. Along the way there are many beautiful chestnut trees; during the fall this area is famous for its chestnut products, which we unfortunately missed. It was easy to visit the local markets for ingredients for cooking, and there are grocery stores in the next main town.

Overall we were happy with our stay and would consider staying here again if we were to return to the area.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Country tranquility: 400 yrs old, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14-16, private pool/sauna
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St Laurent sous Coiron Villeneuve de Berg area
5

Intimate immensity

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Gaston Bachelard spoke of this idea in Poetics of Space, when we experience vast beauty and warm comfort within the same space, and this thought kept coming to me during my visit. From the edge of the pool there's more than 180 degrees of uninterrupted view of stunning rolling mountains. The home is incredibly large, spacious and solid yet still warm and inviting. There are all kinds of nooks to hang out in and read a book or spaces to gather together. It is beautifully designed yet still very natural and relaxed. This is probably down to the hosts who are generous and welcoming, and who take care of every detail. This is clearly a home not a house, and a very special one. The space is very private and totally quiet. If you need a reason to leave the pool, natural beauty and good company, there are also great markets, restaurants and fun activities dotted all over town. Evenings are best spent over long dinners followed by a sauna and dips in the pool then laying flat on one's back looking up at the sky literally filled with stars. Magical.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Country tranquility: 400 yrs old, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14-16, private pool/sauna
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St Laurent sous Coiron Villeneuve de Berg area
5

Great Comfort, Charm and Culinary Joy

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We enjoyed an amazing long weekend in the house in St Laurent sous Coiron and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who is looking for a true French countryside experience. The area has all the makings for a perfect holiday: serene environment, a wide range of activities for all ages and great climate.

Foodies like us, particularly enjoyed the abundant farmer's markets where tapenade, cheeses and salami of all varieties (blueberry salami anyone?) could be picked up and aspiring photographers could practice capturing the perfect shot of bundles of asparagus and garlic strands. There are plenty of good restaurants in the surrounding quaint little towns or why not go straight to the source; tastings at the local vineyards was easily booked. If you have a sweet tooth, you are really in heaven; glace aux marrons, tarte aux pommes, and crème caramel, not to mention the proximity of the Valhrona Chocolate factory can offer you all the indulgence you are seeking.

The house (use a GPS to find it) offers as much charm as comfort. The size and layout allowed for privacy even when occupied by several families. We particularly enjoyed the location and stunning views, ideal for sun-downers and stargazing, the refreshing pool and having the choice of both outdoor and indoor kitchens for culinary adventures. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. For those of us who are not fully able to shut down from the modern world (or risk missing the Olympics), international channels and Internet connectivity was a blessing. While we were there in the summer, I would love to come back during the colder months to find comfort in the fireplace and sauna after a long day of hiking and antique browsing.

Before leaving, don't forget to pick up some local goat cheese and honey, a couple of bottles of Chardonnay, lavender and Savon de Marseilles - the smells are sure to make you want to return to Saint Laurent cous Coiron soon again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Nimes
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Valence TGV
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A7 Loriol, exit 16
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Loriol
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Mont Lozere, Massif Central
Nearest Golf
47 Kilometres
Domaine de la Valdaine
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Lussas
Car: necessary

Ardeche is among the most tranquil areas in France (the only department in France with no rail or Autoroute), yet it is still easy to access by either air, TGV, or by road. The Valence TGV station is only two hours from Paris or CDG Airport, and the car rental agencies (Avis, Hertz, Eurocar, National, Alamo) are conveniently located next to the station. The mas is a an easy 45 minute drive from the station. Coming from the north, you'd take Exit 16, Loriol, on the A7 Autoroute de soleil, and then the D104 up to the Plateau de Coiron. From the south, via Montelimar, you'd take the Route de Teil and the N102 direction Aubenas.

Nearest airports: Nimes - 135km, Lyon -150km, or Montpellier -180km

Try Google Earth (maps.google.com). Look for the pool. If you search for “Dazy, Saint-Laurent-sous-Coiron, France”, you will land just north of the house.

According to Google earth, exact coordinates are:

North 44’ 64’ 93’ 76’

East 04’ 48’ 31’ 51’

Other Activities: Truffles, kayaking, caving, climbing, sleeping

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Availability & Rates

St Laurent sous Coiron Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
€750
€850
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,010
€10,500
1 night
 
 
Easter
Mar 23 - Apr 5
€4,004
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 28
€3,500
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 29 - Aug 30
€4,501
7 nights
 
 
Harvest
Sep 1 - Oct 13
€3,500
7 nights
 

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

St Laurent sous Coiron Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Kitchenette
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Ground Floor ensuite - combination tub/shower , ensuite
    Kitchen WC - toilet
    Sauna Showers - shower , Two overhead showers near sauna, accessible from salon
    Sauna WC - toilet , accessible from salon
    Upstairs WC - toilet
    Upstairs bathroom - combination tub/shower , Two sinks, two showers / one enclosure
    Upstairs showerroom - shower , Two sinks, 180cm bath
    Poolside Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Poolside (cold water)
  • All new - 2012 renovations: New 200cm x 170cm Scandinavian sauna, twin sauna showers + WC. Interior connection to the main salon and it's new open hearth fireplace. Sauna accessible from the outside. New upstairs bathroom with two sinks and long 180cm bathtub/shower combo. Good for tall people. New upstairs shower room with two sinks - two shower heads in same, large stall. WC's intentionally located near, but separate from the shower / bath facilities throughout the house. Downstairs bedroom has ensuite shower/bath combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chambre 1 - meadow view - 1 double , 200 x 140, room size 12.2 sq meters
    Chambre 2 - valley view - 1 queen , 200 x 160 room size 17.5 sq meters
    Chambre 3 - valley view - 1 queen , 200 x 160, room size 16.5 sq meters
    Chambre 4 valley view bunk room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , lower beds 200 x 140, upper beds 200 x 90, room size 15.2 sq
    Master suite w private terrace - 1 queen , 200 x 160, terrace, 23 sq meters
    Chambre 6 with ensuite bath, fireplace - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 200 x 160, room size 16 sq meters, fireplace, wheelchair ok
  • Renovations complete in May 2012!!! Please note to avoid any confusion - the 4 bedrooms have beds that are, by US & continental European standards, Queen sized beds, with a width of 63 inches. It's the Brits who call them 'large doubles'! Then one bedroom has a bed that is 56 inches wide; the kids bunk room has two 140 cm beds below, and two 90cm beds above. Downstairs bedroom has ensuite shower/bath combo. Pack n play cot available, stored downstairs in the Ground Floor en-suite bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Kids
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Game Room
  • Books
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • water parks
  • caves
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • whitewater rafting
  • paragliding
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • spelunking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The new sauna is accessible from both inside and outside, near the pool. Meter-thick walls keep the mas cool during the summer, and warm during winter. As the mas is at 550m elevation, it is high enough in the summer to beat the severe heat of the valley, but hot enough to enjoy a dip in the pool. Have a sweater onhand for pleasantly cool evenings. The downstairs bedroom is ideal for anyone with access challenges - there are wide double doors, no stairs.
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