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Irene Houlder

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, dutch, Afrikaans

Luxury gites in charming stone house from 1890 - river, pool, garden, terraces - La Petite Cave

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Saint-Pierreville Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 separate apartments of different sizes, beautiful surroundings, swimming pool

La Rastelayre is situated on the beautiful Gluyere river in the heart of the 'Parc naturel régional des monts d’Ardèche'. The original stone building, built in the late 1800’s, contains modern, comfortable self-catering apartments which have been completely refurbished.

Each apartment (gîte) has its own south-facing terrace where meals can be enjoyed in the relaxed style typical of southern France. While La Rastelayre has a large swimming pool for our guests to use, the river also offers its own selection of natural pools for swimming and paddling in. There are plenty of shady and sunny spots for picnics or just relaxing in the sun.

La Rastelayre is close to the picturesque medieval town of St. Pierreville. It is bathed in peace and tranquility while also being close to local attractions to provide a good holiday for every need. It is a wonderful area for walking, cycling, as well as touring the area by car.

Approximately 50km from Valence, La Rastelayre is best reached by car. It is situated along the D102, beside the Pont du Perrier, at an altitude of 480m. This charming old stone house is situated less than 5 minutes from St. Pierreville in the heart of the Ardéche 'Parc Regional', alongside the picturesque Glueyre river. It is surrounded mainly by chestnut woods and the Glueyre river, a class 1 category river, runs along the property. The river has many different types of fish including trout. Beavers and crayfish can also be found and there are many natural pools for swimming in. The beauty and tranquility of the surrounding hills add to the peacefulness that can be enjoyed there.

A warm welcome awaits you at La Rastelayre! The old 'cave' has been converted into two fully fitted luxury apartments which are cool, quiet and spacious. The old 'atelier' has been converted into one very large three bedroomed apartment with two full bathrooms as well as a fully fitted kitchen.

Our gîtes each have a south-facing terrace, kitchen with modern appliances, good, large beds and modern bathrooms.

Use of linen (bed and kitchen) is included as well as final cleaning and energy and water costs.

Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board are available for use.

Babies: We have a high chair and a travel cot available for use.

Dogs are allowed, however, we have a limit to the number of dogs on the property. For this reason it must be agreed at the time of booking.

We have a NO SMOKING policy inside the gîtes.

Most gîtes have a cosy fireplace (closed system that burns gas) to warm up the cool evenings during the winter. (Extra charge for heating costs)

More Details

Details for La Petite Cave 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

With a floor area of 45m², 'La Petite Cave' provides comfortable accommodation for 2-4 people. It has one bedroom with a 160cm x 200cm double bed and the living room includes a sofa which pulls out to make two single beds - ideal for children. The ground floor has a well-equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom with shower. The terrace is equipped with garden furniture, a parasol and a BBQ.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Irene Houlder (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, dutch, Afrikaans

About Irene Houlder

Originally from South Africa, we were looking for a place that felt like a home from home. A place for family and friends to meet. A place to retire to one day....... We found it!

Irene Houlder purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Irene Houlder chose Privas area

Having rented our fair share of gites and apartments around Europe, we knew exactly what we would be looking for to enjoy a great holiday. La Rastelayre had the potential to become such a place and we have been busy since 2001 turning it into the ideal holiday place.

What makes this apartment unique

Peaceful and quiet surroundings with a river running through it. A fantastic place for nature lovers, but still close enough to go exploring and visiting places of interest in the surrounding area. Most of our visitors are just happy to stay and relax, and recharge their batteries!

Reviews

1 traveler review

La Petite Cave
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Einfach nur toll!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei wunderschöne Wochen auf diesem tollen Anwesen verbracht. Der direkt angrenzende Fluss ist ein Traum zum Baden, Entdecken und Entspannen. Zusammen mit der kinderfreundlichen Anlage, einer Umgebung an der man sich nicht sattsehen kann und nicht zuletzt den supernetten Gastgebern fanden wir in unserem Fall die perfekten Voraussetzungen, um die ganze Familie glücklich zu machen. Wir waren bestimmt nicht zum letzten Mal dort....

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Lyon
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
St. Pierreville
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Valence
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Valence area
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
St.Pierreville
Nearest Ski
44 Kilometres
Les Estables
Nearest Beach
225 Kilometres
Montpellier
Car: necessary

Many of our guests spend most of their time hanging around at La Rastelayre as it makes for a very relaxing holiday with beautiful surroundings and enough to do. However, if you are more the adventurous or active type, there is plenty to explore.

For ice cream and sorbet lovers we highly recommend a visit to Le Moulinon’s Terre d’Adélice where you can have your all-time favourite flavour or try some very exotic ones like lavender, goat’s cheese or wasabi! All the ice cream is made on the premises and contain only the best, natural ingredients. Just browsing through the vast array of different flavours makes the trip worthwhile.

La Rastelayre is situated near the towns of St Pierreville (2,5km), Albon (6,5km) and St. Sauveur-de-Montagut (12,5km). The area is known for it’s chestnuts, bilberries, goat’s milk cheese and scenic mountains. The Gluyere river provides many river pools for swimming, picnic spots, and fishing.

The local cuisine is varied and inexpensive with many restaurants dotted around the local villages. Most villages have a small general store and practically all have a good baker with fresh bread baked daily. There is a large supermarket and other grocery stores available in St Sauveur-de-Montagut. For a hypermarket experience you will need to visit one of the bigger towns like Valence, Le Cheylard or La Voulte. There are also local markets where local farmers sell their fresh produce including vegetables and fruit, cheeses, sausages and meat, honey and various other local delicacies as well as clothing, fabric and table cloths, herbs and spices and wine.

There are two ‘Syndicat d’Initiative’ (tourist offices) nearby, one in St.Pierreville and one in St. Sauveur-de-Montagut. They have a wealth of information on what is going on in the region. There are a number of museums, castles and ruins in the area that are open to the public during the summer months.

Some of the things to do in the Immediate Surroundings:

Ice cream and sorbet shop

Canoeing on the Eyrieux river

Wool museum

Chestnut museum

Markets

Summer Festivals

Cycling, swimming, hiking and walking

Some of the things to do Further Afield:

Canoeing on the Ardèche river and visiting the Ardèche gorges with their numerous caves

Visiting towns such as Avignon, Montelimar, Nyons, Le Cheylard, Orange, Valence …..

Lavender fields of the Drôme region; canoeing also possible in the Drôme area and a lot less crowded than the Ardèche river

The Ardèchois plateau with extinct volcano – Gerbier de Joncs, the source of the Loire, the Ray Pic waterfalls, Lake St. Martial and Lake Issarlès

Wine tasting routes

The Peaugres Safari Park

The Vivarais Little Train

Castles

Cross-country skiing (winter only)

Crocodile Farm

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Pierreville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$787
 
 
Mid
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$85
$472
 
 
Low
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$57
$315
 
 
Mid
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$85
$472
 
 
Low
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$57
$315
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Our rents are all inclusive, only tourist tax charged separately and heating costs in winter. We supply bed linen, bath towels and take care of the end-of-stay cleaning. See our website for further details - www.rastelayre.com

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint-Pierreville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The living room has a sofa bed which pulls out to become two single beds (90x200cm). A travelcot and highchair can be supplied, if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The garden, river and pool, including garden furniture and terraces by the river and pool, jeu des boules area, hammocks , garden and pool toys etc. are available for use by all our guests.

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