About the property
- Barn688 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Light And Airy Living Area With 2 Bedrooms And Bathroom Sleeps 4.
La Magnanerie is a welcoming two bedroomed converted silk worm factory ideal for two couples or a family situated half way between Lablachère and Joyeuse..
The property is at first floor level, entering by a tiled staircase with a baby gate onto the large wooden balcony/loggia set out with table and chairs for the superb views where you can fully enjoy the mild Spring and Summer nights and the wonderful colours of Autumn. The living area is open plan and comfortable with two sofas with a separate area which houses the fully-fitted custom built kitchen with 5-burner, two oven cooker and washing up machine and a dining area. Open stairs lead upstairs to two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two single beds. There is space in the double bedroom for a baby bed or cot which we can provide, subject to prior notice and availability, at a small fee. Similarly, a baby's highchair can also be made available for you on the same basis. The bathroom contains a toilet, sink and large shower. There is a baby gate at the top of the stairs. Please note there is limited headroom on the upper floor.
Wi-fi connection available. French and English television, DVD player and music centre. Parking for one vehicle only.
We also let La Petite Grange (Property number 1000462) which is an adjoining gite with two en-suite bedrooms for 4 people, so if you wish to come as a group, both properties can be let at the same time, subject to availability.
The properties share a grassy garden area with sun loungers, benches and parasol.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Jane Marston
My husband worked as an architect in Cumbria for twenty seven years but always wanted to do something more physical in the sunshine. We had already bought La Petite Grange which we imagined we would retire into. In 2009 Alan had the chance to do something different, so he moved to the Ardèche with a view to building and converting properties which we would run as gites. He lived in La Petite Grange whilst he restored it and we then bought the other part of the building, La Magnanerie, from our neighbour so that we could let out La Petite Grange and live in La Magnanerie whilst we built our new home. Alan spent the next year converting La Magnanerie and we lived there very happily for two years before moving into our new house in the summer of 2013. Alan's next project is a further barn conversion on the other side of the village so he certainly has his work cut out for him!
Jane Marston purchased this Barn in 2009
Why Jane Marston chose Lablachère
It is light and airy with fantastic views in all directions and just a wonderful place to live.
What makes this Barn unique
When we first walked into La Magnanerie we could see a beautiful space with shafts of light coming through the (then rotten) shutters. Opening them up was a magical moment as the space was so light and airy, with wonderful views. An old stove was rusted up against a wall. The owner told us how his family had been evacuated to La Magnanerie during the war and the stove was his mother's only source for cooking and heating water. He kindly gave us the stove which we have since cleaned up and is in the living area. We have since converted La Magnanerie and lived there for two years. The first floor has a feeling of light, openness and space and the terrace provides a large outside space with lovely views (and particularly lovely sunsets). Upstairs is more cosy with limited headroom.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
French home away from home
My husband and I came to stay in the Ardeche in April and picked La Magnanerie as we wanted the joys of the countryside, whilst being able to easily wander into the little towns of Lablachere and Joyeuse for the markets and meals out without always having to drive everywhere.
The house is lovely, cosy: a real home away from home. I love the mix of traditional French local architecture with the stone building and the wonderful job the owners have done of renovating it to include all of the modern amenities without losing the building's character. The rustic open kitchen and living space is excellent - love the beams and comfy sofas - and you can't really beat views over French countryside on three sides!
The bedrooms are cosy and light, with wooden floors and low sloped ceilings. You can hear a bit of traffic noise in the master bedroom at times, but it's mainly during the day so not really an issue - the area is really quiet at night time.
The large terrace that adjoins the living space was a huge selling point for us - it's a stunning place to sit and enjoy a meal or just relax, and it gets a fabulous sunset view every night over the vineyards.
The owners, Alan & Jane, were really friendly and helpful, along with the huge info pack in the house - there's so much to do in this area! We can highly recommend kayaking down the Ardèche and the market at Les Vans.
All in all a fantastic holiday - can't wait to come back next year hopefully!
Lovely little place
The gite was clean and comfortable and the owners were very helpful. Located in a good spot in between Lablanchere and Joyeuese, it was nice to have a few provisions like tea bags, soaps, washing powder etc and the bottle of wine was appreciated! As there is an upstairs and downstairs gite, it's also ideal for 2 families holidaying together.
Great location for touring the Ardeche region. Lovely views from the terrace and pretty lounge, sunny, light , and everything provided for a comfortable stay. It was really helpful to get local knowledge and useful tips from Alan.
We'd go back.
Comfortable gite in stunning region
We stayed in this well appointed and pretty gite while attending a family wedding in the Ardeche last month. It has all the comforts of home, is clean and has a lovely setting with views through the vineyard to the mountains.
The gite is easy to find on the road between Lablachere and Joyeuse and is a good base to visit these and other local villages such as Les Vans, Aubenas and Baluzac. The not-to-be-missed prehistoric Cave de Pont d'Arc and the natural bridge of the Pont d'Arc over the Ardeche river are within an easy drive. Uzes, Nimes and the spectacular Pont du Gard aquaduct are also worth exploring.
The Ardeche is a stunning region, whatever your bag, be it watersports, fishing, walking, climbing, exploring the area or just relaxing in the sunshine with a glass of local wine, there's something for everyone. Alan and Jane are very welcoming hosts and can provide a wealth of information on their surrounding area. We had a great wedding and a good holiday here.
Dès le début nous avons été bien accueilli à notre arrivée.
Nous avons pris rapidement nos marques dans ce petit cocon fort charmant.
Nous avons visité les villages alentours typiquement ardéchois et cela nous a beaucoup plût, même si la météo a été capricieuse.
Formidables vacances en famille en Ardeche
Location géographiquement idéalement située pour profiter de toute la beauté de l'Ardèche. Très belles prestations pour ce gîte parfaitement adapté pour une famille avec deux enfants en bas âge. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et disponibles pour rendre notre séjour des plus agréable. De nombreuses activités facilement accessibles. Nous reviendrons!!!
La Magnanerie is situated almost half way between Lablachère and Joyeuse in the South of the Ardèche.
• Lablachère has three boulangeries, two cafés, a hotel, an award winning charcuterie/boucherie, an épicerie, a takeaway pizzeria, greengrocers and our local cave which sells award winning wines. Markets are held every Sunday.
Lablachère houses La Perle D'Eau, a spectacular new swimming pool complex and has a large playground with tennis court and pétanque courts.
• Joyeuse is an ancient small market town with an old town containing craft shops, restaurants, Musée de la Chataignerie and House of Caricatures. Markets are held every Wednesday and craft markets on Sunday evenings in the summer.
• The Ardèche is an unspoilt area with stupendous mountains and gorges and views to die for!
• Close to some of the “most beautiful villages of France” including Balazuc, Naves and Vogue.
• Close to La Caverne du Pont D'Arc Ardeche (formerly called La Grotte Chauvet) - a UNESCO heritage site.
• Superb base for exploring the Cevennes Mountains and National Park, the Camargue, Provence, the Mediterranean coast and the Alps.
• Nearby stunning grottoes at the Aven d'Orgnac and the Grotte de la Cocalière
• Local outdoor activities – canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, walking, cycling, mountain biking, canyoning, caving, paragliding, swimming, horse riding, tennis, boules, high wires, skiing, golf, pétanque and bird-watching.
• Bois de Païolive, amazing primeval forest of white oaks and petrified rocks with labyrinth walks
• Gastronomy, fine wines and local produce, regular markets and wine tastings.
• Carrefour supermarket in Joyeuse. Netto supermarket in Lablachère. Intermarché and Lidl supermarkets at Rosières. Super-U Hypermarket at Ruoms and Les Vans and LeClerc at La Chapelle sous Aubenas.
• Aubenas is our nearest large town with an abundance of individual shops and a beautiful chateau which is open to visit.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A cleaning + damage deposit of 100 euros per week rental is required, refundable within 14 days of the end of the letting, subject to inspection. Tourist tax of 0.60€ per adult per night is payable in cash in advance on arrival. Please note our cancellation policy as set out in our rental contract. We accept Cheque-Vacances. We also rent out the adjoining property, La Petite Grange, a two bedroomed property sleeping 4 which can be let at the same time, subject to availability. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MINIMUM LETTING IS FOR 3 NIGHTS THE FEE FOR WHICH IS FOR 240€ AND THAT OUR MINIMUM LETTING PERIOD FOR JULY, AUGUST AND CHRISTMAS IS A WEEK