MAS DU GOLF - Albon - Drôme-Ardèche
- 270 m2, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 12 (max 1 baby)
- Village 2.5 km
- Restored farmhouse
- Terraces, gardens
- Discounted green fees
This restored farmhouse at the foot of Chateau Albon Senaud has been transformed by the current owners into a splendid home, with five spacious bedrooms and bathrooms.
It overlooks the second and third holes of an exceptionally beautiful and varied 18 plus 9 hole golf course that will appeal to golfers of all standards (www.golf-albon.com). The owners have negotiated a minimum 15% reduction in green fees for their guests and the club also offer excellent practice facilities, a restaurant and instruction for all levels.
Le Mas du Golf is designed to make the most of the wonderful weather in this region, with two large, well-furnished terraces and an inviting outdoor swimming pool. The wonderful grounds are enclosed – partly by the chateau walls – in a private park of 5,000 sqm, where up to 12 people can enjoy total peace anda holiday that is as active or relaxing as you choose.
It is easy to get to Mas du Golf from the autoroute (exit 12 Chanas), but the property itself is protected from sight or noise of the road by the wooded hills behind.
This area of the Drome is renowned for its vineyards, orchards and gastronomy and is just 3km from the Rhone river, with its hiking and biking trails (the ViaRhona). The area of Drome des Collines is a paradise for mountain biking, hiking and horse lovers, with hundreds of kilometers of marked trails.
Back at Mas du Golf, the swimming pool measures 9m by 4m, is 1.5m deep and is surrounded by a lavender bordered wooden decking. It is perfect for a refreshing workout in the morning or for a relaxing cooldown after a hike or a round of golf. Or you might just to relax on the decking with a cool drink, admiring the distant hills of the Ardeche. T
However, the house is equally inviting, and accommodates up to 12 people. The kitchen and living room/dining areas are welcoming and light with comfortable sofas around an open fire. The sleek modern kitchen has a breakfast bar and dining table.
There are five light and airy bedrooms, three of which are en suite. All bedrooms have beautiful views of the garden, the golf course and the hills beyond. Two rooms have double beds and the others have twins, which can be joined together to form doubles. Both terraces have barbecues, dining tables and lounging chairs.
ABOUT THE AREA ...
Situated on 18 and 9-hole golf courses, the Mas du Golf Albon is a great choice for golfers. However, there are plenty of other things to do in the Drome area.
A cycle route and footpath runs along the Rhone for 450km and passes just 3km from the property. Walkers, bikers and horse lovers can explore hundreds of kilometers of marked trails that cover the Drome des Collines, the hills that stretch away behind the property. There are several established horse riding centres in the area, and bikes and kayaks can be hired locally.
Wine lovers will enjoy visiting the renowned vineyards in the area, where you can sample the produce before buying - try Saint Desirat and Tain L'Hermitage. Chocoholics will be delighted to visit one of France's leading quality chocolate makers, Valrhona, which also offers free samples!
There's a wide choice of restaurants in the area, to suit all tastes and budgets.
Don't miss a visit to the unusual Palais Ideal at Haute Rives- a remarkable grotto-style palace built by a postman using stones he picked up on his round! Also, 20 minutes away is the birth place of hot-air ballooning, where an annual festival is held in June to commemorate Montgolfier's first flight in 1783.
IMPORTANT: If you are thinking of bringing your pet with you on holiday please contact the owner in advance to discuss arrangements.
Please note: All guests staying at the Mas du Golf are eligible for a minimum15% reduction in green fees at the Albon Golf club.
Please note: The owners live in a neighbouring barn conversion during the peak summer season, approximately 40 metres away from the Mas du Golf . The two properties have seperate entrances, gardens, terraces etc so your privacy will not be compromised, guests will not be overlooked as the properties are orientated in different directions.
NOTE: Free wifi. Cleaning, linen and towels included!
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