Domaine des Charmettes
Laura Hicks d'Esperonnat
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Quiet, clean, spacious with quite firm beds. Very friendly and helpful English-speaking hosts. Two gites contiguous with main house, overlooking host’s field of
organic grapes and pool. In small town 30 minutes from Avignon or Orange. A good location as a base for exploring northern Provence.
We were extremely happy with the accommodation provided by Laura. Very private outdoor area with comfortable chairs and table for eating at. Three large bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and good beds. The living room was also a good size, and kitchen/dining area also great. Two couples had lots of room, and everything was on one floor. Couldn't have asked for more, and with Laura's hospitality, it was just that little bit better.
Comfortable, spacious and well-located
We found this property at the last minute and were pleasantly surprised by the spacious layout, the kitchen, and outside barbeque and patio. It was easy to relax in the space (we stayed in the three-bedroom rental), and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The owners make their own wine, honey and jam, and also keep a few chickens and goats. Even though the vacation rentals are on the same property as the owners' home, the vacation rentals feel private.
Fantastic holiday in Laudun!
We had a wonderful time in this fantastic villa in the middle of a private vineyard. Laura and Thierry were lovely and very helpful and welcomed us with some of their own wine which was fantastic. They also "dressed" us a bottle or Rose for our daughter. We made very good friends with Laya their dog who always came to welcome us when we arrived back from a day of exploring. We loved the pool area and spent several evenings at the pool admiring the view although we also loved our own patio. We ate in most nights preferring to barbecue and there were 2 supermarkets nearby for our needs. We did eat out in Orange which had a good variety of restaurants to choose from. There was lots to do in the surrounding area. We visited Avignon, Pont du Gard, Chateauneuf du Pape and went kayacking in the Ardeche. We also managed a trip to watch the start of the 15th stage of the Tour de France which was great. The property was very comfortable; comfy beds and ceiling fans made sleeping easy in the high temperatures. The whole villa was clean and very well equipped. I would definitely recommend this villa. You need a car but it is easily reached from Nimes or Bezzier (cheap flights from UK by Ryanair). Thank you laura and Thierry for a wonderful stay!
A perfect week
My wife and I spent a great week and have nothing but good things to say about this location and property. It is a great spot, in a very quite but accessible part of France, close to great wine regions, but also being itself in one of the great wine areas in France. Laura was very helpful to us and was very accommodating and engaging. The house is completely private and you have a great view, but also a great area for dining outside. The Kitchen was well equipped and very easy to use and the rooms were large and accommodating. There were four of us, and it could easily accommodate six people with three bathrooms. We really had a great time there and would highly recommend it for others who are interested in this part of France, which in my view is even more beautiful than Provence. The wine is better and the food is also exceptional... Many very interesting small villages near by so you can keep busy going to markets etc, of simply stay by the pool, which is exceptionally beautiful, with lots of shade and sunshine....
Laura thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful Maison Olivier in sunny Laudun. Really it was more than we had hoped for. Very well put together and maintained house that made all 6 of us feel very comfortable. The ensuite bathrooms, full kitchen and spare fridge certainly helped that! Also the lovely view of the vineyard made being inside almost as nice as being outside. Only almost since our favourite place was definitely the pool. So nice that it had a covered tile area for our baby to keep out of the sun.
Thank you again. Our family really enjoyed our time there.
Laudun is located 8 kms south of Bagnols sur ceze in the northern part of the Languedoc Roussillon region. The village is well know for gallo-roman ruins and famous for its “Côtes du Rhône Village wines.
In and around the region we recommend visiting the Pont du Gard, Aviginon, Orange, Chateauneuf du Pape, Nimes, the “Ardeche Gorges”, the Valley of the Ceze, and the Mediterranean beaches (70 kms).
Other Activities: Roman ruins, vinyard visits and wine tasting, gorges de l'Ardeche and Gardon