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Restored 18thC Stone House With Private Pool And Magnificent Views

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Saint-Julien-du-Serre House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 shower room, 2 separate WCs

A drive bordered by lavender leads to this spacious and modernised 18th century stone house, restored by an architect, with a magnificent view to the south as far as the Mont Ventoux. Large double height sitting room with comfortable seating for 8, kitchen and dining area. Also downstairs, the shower room with two washbasins and separate toilet, next to a utility room with washing machine. A modern staircase leads onto a passage overlooking the living room, which then leads to the 4 bedrooms, 2 with double beds (1 x 1m60 the other 1m40), 1 with two single beds, 1 with bunk bed and baby cot, bathroom with two washbasins and bath tub and separate toilet. Large pool (12m x 5m) with electric security cover and removable barrier, garden, 2 terraces - 1 with dining table and chairs for 10, barbecue, deck chairs, parasol, pingpong table, swings for children, car port.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Terri

I am English, my husband is French and we have been renting our home in Paris for 5 years (property 10769) through Homeaway. We bought our house in the Ardèche in 2012 and would love to rent it when we are not there ourselves, as we do with our apartment in Paris.

Terri purchased this house in 2012

Why Terri chose Vals les Bains area

This part of the Ardèche remains unspoilt, although there are tourists in the region in the season. The house is 12 minutes away from Aubenas, but up in the hills at 400 metres, so cooler in the summer. The countryside, the river and the walks are stunning and the house and pool, make a wonderfully calm place to relax.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the views, with the very modern design of the inside of the house, which the architect cleverly managed to combine with the character of the farm that it used to be.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Restored 18thC Stone House With Private Pool And Magnificent Views
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Marvelous house,marvelous situation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in that beautifully restored house,the view is superb,the swimming pool ,large and delicious.The house is decorated with taste, the rooms very confortable ,the bathrooms are well designed and function very well...and above all, that quietness! The surroundings are rich in nice old villages, Aubenas is a very beautiful town with nice shopping,we ate in good small restaurants! A very relaxing boliday!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our house, that the weather was good enough to be able to use the pool, and hope you'll return for another holiday !
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Classic french loaction, stunning views, relax....

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay. Terri was a pleasure to deal with throughout.

The property is clean and far more spacious than it appears in the pictures, in fact they simply don't do it justice. The view takes you away. The pool is great for all the family (8-79years in our party). If you like a peaceful location with good access to supermarkets etc this is the place to go. This place is so good you'll dream of owning it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in delightful setting.........

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week here in late August. The house is really lovely - beautifully restored/designed and in a really stunning setting with amazing views. Extremely quiet & relaxing by the perfect pool, on the terrace and in the house itself - day and night. There were just two of us and our small dog but it would also be ideal for a family/children too. It's not far from many attractions (Vals les Bains, Largentiere, Ardeche River etc.) but in reality, once you're there you don't feel like leaving the house much ! We would however recommend a visit to the Sunday market in Vals les Bains simply for the the rotisserie chicken with potatoes & olives ! We also liked Aubenas. Terri was extremely helpful with answering our questions both before and during our stay & there's a lot of helpful information available at the house. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend this house and would love to return one day.....

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better than in the phootos

  • 5 of 5

We saw this property on the Homeaway site and it is much more beautiful and warmer-looking than in the photographs. We were there from 9th to 19th of September and the weather was wonderfully sunny and the pool still warm enough for swimming to be a pleasure. The setting is perfect with spectacular views over unspoilt countryside, especially from the kitchen, sitting room and two terraces, one of which has a large table and a barbecue where you can sit and have lovely long lunches and suppers. The living room is amazing with a high vaulted ceiling which makes it wonderfully light. There is also a wood-burning stove if the evenings get chilly but they never did when we were there. From the house there is a very pretty walk through some woodlands down to a stream and there are many fascinating towns and old villages to visit nearby, one of which, Aubenas, as well as having terrific food shops has a local produce market once a week.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un havre de paix!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en famille dans cette villa récemment rénovée qui allie à merveille charme, espace, tranquilité et fonctionnalité. La piscine est un vrai régal pour les petits comme pour les grands! Et la vue extraordinaire! Les propriétaires sont conciliants et ont pensé à tout, vous vous sentirez chez eux comme chez vous!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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une semaine reposante...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passée une agréable semaine dans ce charmant mas restauré avec gout. la maison est très fonctionnelle et agréable. Nos deux familles on pu profiter des lieux et de son large espace. Nous avons été très gentiment accueilli par Patricia.

Notre séjour était rythmé par nos ballade pour découvrir de merveilleux villages ardéchois, les marchés, le spa, la canyoning, les footing, baignades dans l'Ardèche.. et bien sur la piscine si agréable et surtout sécurisée avec des enfants en bas âge. ( seul fausse note pour laquelle les propriétaires n'y peuvent rien. Les taons qui viennent enquiquiner les vacanciers en soirée.) et oui en pleine nature on vit avec la nature!

Splendide vue aux différentes heures de la journée sur St Julien.

Merci aux propriétaires qui ont toujours répondu à os questions.


Ophélie Rempillon

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos commentaires - pour les taons, ni nous ni nos autres locataires n'en avons jamais vus, mais si ces taons revenaient nous acheterons un de ces pièges spécialement conçus pour les taons. Entre temps nous sommes désolés pour la gêne que vous avez eue.
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Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
St Privat
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Gorges and caves of the Ardèche, Vals les Bains spa, market at Aubenas


Rates & Availability

Saint-Julien-du-Serre House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late summer/autumn
Aug 29 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring/early summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $545
Cleaning $109

Bond/security deposit: 500 Euros
Linen can be provided : 10 euros per set of double bed linen,
7 euros single. Towels: 3 euros
Possibility to organise cleaning and babysitting during stay
Changeover day: Sunday (to avoid traffic)

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Saint-Julien-du-Serre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 washbasins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 washbasins
  • There is a bathroom upstairs and separate toilet, and a shower room downstairs and separate toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • The four bedrooms have wardrobes, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Small shop with bread and a few groceries, bar and home baked take-away food (excellent pizzas) in St Julien

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