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Jean-francois Marandon

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french

La Grange de Mamouchka at the Prieure de Lablachere

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Joyeuse area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A 95 m² lodging sleeping 6 people for rent on season in an old farm recently renovated in meridional Ardeche and close to the Gorges, the mountain and the forests. You will find the countryside peace while being close to all the commodities in a more than 1hectare beautiful and rolling property with trees. A 11m pool, a 169 inches HD television, ADSL, Wi-Fi, a private terrace and parking.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jean-francois Marandon (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 48 traveler reviews

La Grange de Mamouchka at the Prieure de Lablachere
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! :-)

  • 5 of 5

Definition of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in English:

Extraordinarily good; wonderful:

This is exactly how La Grange de Mamouchka in Lablachere is every time we visit. We've stayed 3 times in the last 4 years and it never fails to amaze us. Jean-François and Christiane are delightful and always make us feel so welcome.

We will be going back to stay for many years to come and we highly recommend that you visit too.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cottage, excellent hosts, perfect holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect Ardeche holiday cottage!

Christiane and Jean-François are amazing and very friendly! On arrival we received a very warm welcome from them and they gave us a basket of freshly picked cherries and a lovely bottle of red wine. During our stay they were very helpful in suggesting places to go, sites to see, markets to visit, walks to do and the best places to canoe. On our last but one night Jean-François cooked us a lovely French desert and Christiane gave us some more fresh cherries that had been picked from the trees in the garden that afternoon.

The cottage is delightful and perfect in every way! It has charming character with a modern twist. The stones walls, tiled floor, wooden stair case, cosy living room area and feature fire place blend perfectly with the modern open plan kitchen area. There is a large wooden dining table, perfect for lavish French dinners, and the living room area has a TV and DVD player with a selection of great films to watch. Upstairs you have two bedrooms - a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a twin bedroom, also with an en-suite. The bed in the large double bedroom where we slept was very comfortable! All in all the cottage is exceptionally well maintained, very clean and has everything you need for your holiday.

The pool and pool area is excellent - great for cooling off on a hot summers day, or lounging about reading books or eating lunch. We even spent a few evenings star gazing by the pool side with a glass of wine. We also ate outside on the lovely terrace at the back of the cottage a couple of times.

As for the Ardeche area of France, its beautiful. If you haven’t been before you absolutely have to go! The mountains, valleys, rivers and gorges are breathtaking. We went walking and hiking every day. There are walks you can do right from the cottage or a short drive away you can go on hikes down into the Gorge de l'Ardeche, up into the mountains or down through valleys and vineyards. We even tried canoeing for the first time on the Chassezac river through some amazing gorges. There are also lots of historic sites and ancient caves (and cave paintings) to see and the little villages throughout the Ardeche are beautiful, with lots of great markets for delicious fresh food.

I highly recommend Christiane and Jean-François and their holiday cottage in Lablachere, Ardèche. We can't wait to go back!

Steve & Claire

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Friends, We see that you have a real writer talent. The long and exhaustive description of your discoveries is worthy of a J. Conrad page ;-) We heartily thank you for your praise and your kindness. We hope to have guests like you, quiet and interested, kind and sympathetic, respectful of the place. You are welcome when you want to come back !
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sejour parfait

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à "La grange de Mamouchka". Le gite est très calme, très propre, et très bien équipé. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la décoration et notamment la cheminée ou nous avons fait des bons feux. Le lieu est reposant, tout en étant proche des commerces. Notre seul regret est de ne pas avoir pu nous baigner dans la piscine, mais nous reviendrons en été. Merci à Christiane et Jean Francois pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse.

Gladys, Julien et Mathilde

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à vous pour cette appréciation si sympathique. Nous sommes très heureux du succès de vos vacances et nous gardons un très bon souvenir de votre passage. Bien sûr vous êtes les bienvenus en toute saison. Avec toute notre amitié
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schönes Steinhaus in toller Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

wundervolles Haus auf schönem Grundstück, mit tollem Pool, sehr liebevoll gepflegt und ausgestattet, tolle Vermieter hilfsbereit, kinderfreundlich. Highlight: ein Esel zum Streicheln, Füttern ....

Und das alles in einer wunderbaren Gegend, Landschaft.

Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour à Vous 5. Une bise d'Olive à Anna, Jonas et Lotta Vielen Dank für Ihren so netten Kommentar. Wir sind zufrieden, daß Sie gute Ferien verbracht haben. Sie werden immer willkommen sein, weil wir die sympathischen Gastgeber schätzen Christiane und Jean-François
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Vacances inoubliables

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons quitté la grange de Mamouchka ce matin et n'avons déjà qu'une envie : y retourner!

Nous avons rarement passé des vacances aussi enrichissantes,agréables,conviviales,....

Jean-François et Christiane sont d'une hospitalité hors norme,toujours à l'écoute et d'excellents conseils.

Sans oublier Olive, l'âne mascotte de la propriété qui a rempli de joie et de bonne humeur nos 2 petites filles.

Nous vous remercions pour ce très agréable séjour parmi vous..... Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir!


Alice,Clémence, Bénédicte et Serge

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chers Amis, merci pour cette appréciation très sympathique, que l'on sent vraiment sincère, et qui nous va droit au cœur. Nous espérons bien sur vous revoir, vous serez toujours les bienvenus en toutes saisons, et nous restons à votre disposition pour organiser vos futures vacances. Restez en contact sur facebook
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Ganz entspannt und erholsam

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schönes Steinferienhaus in sehr gepflegtem Zustand mit super gastfreundlichen Vermietern. Hier kann man sehr gut entspannen und den Zikaden am Abend zuhören. Wir waren mit 3 Kindern da un allen hat es prima gefallen.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour cette appréciation si gentille. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié votre compagnie, nos amis nous ont dit aussi que nous avions beaucoup de chance d'avoir des Hôtes de cette qualité. Vous serez toujours les bienvenus
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Nearest Motorway
73 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Close to Vans (Paiolive woodland, Chassezac gorges, water base and Casteljau, Thines and Naves wall) and to Joyeuse (Baume-Drobie country, Monselgues, Labaume festival and the Ardeches Mount Regional Park).


Rates & Availability

Saint Genest De Beauzon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
haute Saison
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
moyenne Saison
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
basse Saison
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
basse Saison
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
moyenne Saison
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
haute Saison
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
moyenne Saison
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
basse Saison
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $549

ATTENTION : le tarif indiqué est valable pour 4 personnes.

Un supplément de 10€ par jour et par personne supplémentaire ( au-dessus 5 ans) sera demandé

Le forfait ménage est facultatif, il est de 50€
Location à la semaine en période haute saison
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Joyeuse area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet
  • Each room is equipped with a full bathroom and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    Salle de séjour - 1 sleep sofa /futon , confortable
  • 1 double bed, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed. Two spacious and carefully decorated rooms: Upstairs: a bedroom with a bed of 160 cm, a bedroom with two twin beds of 90 cm 1 cot available on request for babies Ground floor: sofa bed for two people
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Toilets are also available on the ground floor terrace with barbecue and garden furniture There is no other house on the property, the pool is shared with the owners

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