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Traditional Provencal Farmhouse with Private Pool and Peaceful Enclosed Garden

Clansayes, France
  • Farmhouse1345 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Farmhouse in Clansayes, Nr. St Paul, Drome, Rhone-Alpes - Nestled Amongst The Lavender Fields, Far From Noisy Towns, And Ideal To Explore The Beautiful Drome Provencal

A typical south-facing 4-bedroom Provencal country farmhouse, built in original stone and surrounded by lavender fields, truffle oaks and rolling hills. Spectacular views to the Rhone valley. Ideal for a relaxing holiday and great for walks in the countryside. The house has a private enclosed garden with fig, almond, fir and olive trees, as well as a private heated pool. There are grass areas, sunbeds for dozing and a quiet private area. The terrace runs across the entire front of the house, and is covered by 3 vines, which afford shade during the summer days. There is both outside and inside dining. No other houses overlook the gite, and the car parking is just to the front of the house, beyond the pool. The gite lies a short drive from the market town of St Paul, where you find all amenities. Golf is a 5 minute drive. Many typical towns lie within a short car ride, like Grignan with its castle, Vaison la Romaine, Orange, with its Roman Amphitheatre and Chateauneuf du pape, with its great wines.


Phil & Sharon Hobson

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Phil & Sharon Hobson

We moved to France in 1990 near to Geneva. We had our 2 children, have always loved the life here and in 2007 bought a delightful "gite" in Clansayes near Saint Paul Trois Chateaux. When we moved back to the UK in 2015 to run a B&B we kept our "little piece of France" to use ourselves and to rent out to similar provence-lovers! We really love our gite and the surrounding area, which is both beautiful and unspoiled; it's typical relaxing provence! We love wine, and Chateauneuf is only 40 minutes drive! We play petanque outside in the evening sunshine and love barbeques, which we enjoy on the terrace under the vine. This is the ideal place to unwind and forget the daily toil!

Phil & Sharon Hobson purchased this Farmhouse in 2007

Why Phil & Sharon Hobson chose Clansayes

Clansayes is a very small quiet village on top of a hill in rural Drome Provencal. Our "gite" lies a short walk away nestled amongst the lavender fields. It is so beautiful and peaceful; It is part of a group of just 6 other houses which form a small collection of holiday homes called "Terres Lavandes"; they are a converted "Mas" or farmhouse. You can forget about work and just dream away....It's perfect for children because there are no cars to worry about, aside from someone crawling slowly down the little lane which leads to the parking. It takes about 2 hours to drive down from Lyon airport, or a similar distance from Marseilles. 7 minutes drive away is St. Paul, a typical market town, with everything you imagine from this area, which is famous for truffles. Get away from it all!!

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Our "gite" called Cote Sud or South side, has an enclosed garden with its own pool, which makes it great for children (but you always need to watch them!), and the house faces south, so you get the sun all day. If you want shade, there are fig and almond trees and a huge vine that grows over the terrace. You will not be disturbed by cars. The views are beautiful, and if you come between mid-June and mid-July, you'll enjoy an abundance of amazing colour with the lavender fields.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, Ensuite shower
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom and 2 twin rooms upstairs. 1 double downstairs with en-suite shower.


      • 0 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom 1
        combination tub/shower, shower, Double sink
      • Shower room 1
        shower, Sink
      • Toilet 1
      • Toilet 2
      • Upstairs, a double bathroom with bath, shower and double sink. Separate toilet. Downstairs, en-suite shower room with sink and a separate toilet.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                      Dining and lounge area combined in an "L" shape, with a corner sofa, TV and DVD, dining table for 8, huge fire-place, sideboard with hi-fi equipment (i-pod plug-in) doors leading onto the terrace. Numerous lamps and small tables.
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Large kitchen with "island" and stools. Electric oven (Neff), microwave, electric hob, fridge and small freezer, dishwasher. Washing machine. Decorated in Provencal style, it is warm and cosy. Doors leading onto the terrace.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf lies 5 minutes drive away. The area is ideal for walking, but not too steep.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis is local, 5 minutes


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          There is a wooden staircase up to the first floor. The downstairs bedroom makes it ideal for someone with restricted mobility.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Heated with a new liner; 8m x 3.5m

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • hiking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Notes on accommodation: The house has a typical Provencal atmosphere and plenty of character. Is is cool in the hot summer and very cosy in winter. It is ideal for families with children and older people looking for a quiet retreat to explore the area. All windows and doors as well as the roof are new in 2012 and there are shutters painted in traditional Provencal blue.. Outside: The gates lead onto a pebbled courtyard. The garden is fully fenced with lawn areas, a built-in barbecue, a covered shelter for logs and a table for dining if there is rain. There is a vast vine-covered terrace, as well as a small terrace for the downstairs bedroom. The private heated pool is 8m x 4m (25 x 12 feet). The pool attendant comes to clean each week. There is also a communal pool on the other side of the house. Views are across the lavender fields to the hills beyond. There are virtually no cars, so it is very safe for children. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, hoover and cleaning equipment Cleaning /Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels may be rented for the duration. Final cleaning (Eur90) to be paid upon booking

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 9:30 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      2 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Well equipped gite in lovely, peaceful surroundings

                                                                      Gavin T.

                                                                      The property is well kept and situated in a quiet rural setting. The swimming pool was a welcome addition to recover from the hot summer days. The well stock wood library meant that barbecues were the order of the day and made for the perfect end to long days exploring the local area. Be sure to visit as many of the nearby chateaux as you can.

                                                                      The beds are comfortable and if you hire linen it is crisp and fresh.

                                                                      We had a thoroughly good time and recommend the property wholeheartedly.

                                                                      bon ,mais ....

                                                                      BERNARD M.

                                                                      Bonne prestation dans l'ensemble ,il est simplement dommage que la fourniture des draps ne soit pas comprise dans le tarif de la location.


                                                                      Clansayes, France

                                                                      Special interest holidays: Walking, wine tasting. Travel: Car hire is essential. Lyon and Marseilles airports approximately 2 hours drive; Geneva is a 2.5 hour drive. It is also possible to fly to Grenoble, Avignon and Nimes. 8.5 hours drive from Calais. Distances: Saint Paul Trois Chateau lies a short 6 min drive, where you find all the local amenities, markets, traditional shops etc. Clansayes village is pretty but has no services. Grignan, 15 mins drive, is very pretty with a castle on top of the hill and lovely restaurants. Vaison la Romaine is a lovely market town about 35 mins drive, and well worth the visit. An excellent local chateau wine (La Borie) is just 20 mins away. Further afield are Orange, Avignon, and the Ardeche valley (1 hour). Further Details: For your morning croissants you may drive to Montsegur or St Paul (6 mins). There is a large shopping centre outside Bollene (15 mins).

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Taxes and fees are additional

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Booking Notes: Bookings will pass via our local agency "Christine Miranda" who arranges the rental contract and takes the deposit. Changeover Day: Saturday is the usual changeover day in summer, but in shoulder seasons, it can be flexible.

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                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                      Property # 8123159