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DROME PROVENCALE ,stylish luxury with views ,peace near local restaurants

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Very well equipped for a home from home feel with choice 1or 2 bedrooms

Bob and Celia would be delighted to welcome you to La  Petite Roche, a comfortable and imaginative restoration of a  stone built Provencal country house,one wing of which we have created our 1-2 bedroomed gite apartment.

The atmosphere we like to create is restful and friendly.  In the shady gardens and  grounds, there are plenty of peaceful places to sit quietly reading, chatting over a glass of rosé under the willow tree, sitting by the pool, or even snoozing under the arch on the day bed .

The Region

The calm, beauty and magnificent  varied scenery of the Drome Provençal has been acclaimed by many travel writers including the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and le Figaro .There are plenty of good, local  restaurants nearby to try with all commerce and supermarkets within minutes drive.  The numerous Cotes de Rhone vineyards are great fun for a tasting day out.  There are many historic Roman and medieval sites to visit and the local French are warm hearted and welcoming.


We are in the hidden part of old Provence, but which is conveniently situated and  the airports of Avignon, Nimes, Marseille, Grenoble and Lyon are all under 2 hours drive, with the TGV stations of Valence and Avignon at 55 minutes and the A7 motorway at 15 minutes away.

The Pool

The good size heated infinity pool (11x5mts) with cascade has lovely views, plenty of sun beds, a pergola and shady willow tree.

Our Petite Roche gite apartment is surrounded by some great views of the mountains and sunflower fields around us and has independent access and private parking.

The stone steps from the mineral garden lead to the peaceful terrace with dining furniture, shade and a BBQ.

The French windows lead into the airy sitting /dining room. The gite is imaginatively decorated with interesting artefacts, original art pieces and rugs haggled for in the Marrakesh souk. The furnishings are comfortable and the lime washed walls reflect the ochre and terracotta pigments of old Provence.


The 2nd bedroom, when required, at reasonable supplement,, has:

Super king size bed (again possible to change and provide 2 singles), large shower,   then a separate wc / and inlaid marble and slate sink. (The 2nd bedroom has its own access or can be accessed through main bedroom)

The basic essentials to know and help you unwind and start your holiday:

The gite is thoroughly cleaned before your arrival, with all bathrooms, kitchen and pool towels provided.

In summer the sitting room is air conditioned and there is central heating throughout.

We leave you a decent bottle of wine and a welcome basket with ingredients for a simple meal and breakfast.

Shower gel, hand soap and hair dryer provided in the bathrooms

Comfortable beds (all made up for you).

We are very happy to provide a shopping service, and if you let us know of your requirements before your arrival, we will make sure they are bought and any perishable goods put away in the fridge or freezer.

Contact Us

La Petite Roche, Chemin les Rabibois, 26450 Roynac Drome Provencale Tel: +33 475 90 4822 E-mail: bobandcelia@ web

More Details

Bob and Celia Christmas
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Bob and Celia Christmas

Bob is and architect and has transformed several homes to be both stylish and comfortable . Celia was a designer in the fashion business and between them they love to create an ambiance with character , colour and practicality.,Welcoming visitors has always been a great pleasure and many have become friends who return year after year . Always a glass of wine ready !

Bob and Celia Christmas purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Bob and Celia Christmas chose Roynac

We love the dramatic mountain views and natural beauty surrounding us and accessibility to everything we need - shops , restaurants , interesting historical sites and the welcoming local people , La Drome retains its own character and real life feel and is comfortably accessible form the A7 autoroute and several airports

What makes this apartment unique

Accessibility to everything, but quiet and peaceful with lovely views form the gite balcony over countryside, infinity pool and gardens

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had stayed with Bob & Celia several years ago at their previous property and enjoyed both their company and the quality of their accommodation so were looking forward to their new venture at La Petite Roche.

We are not disappointed! The apt had only recently been completed and was superb, with modern kitchen fully equipped and supplied with all the small things you need when self catering but don't want to buy such as pepper&salt, spices, olive oil, sauces, jam and fruit juice to name a few!

The apt had a nice living room with table and chairs and comes with UK TV. Both bedrooms are large doubles and the whole place has a nice traditional but modern feel to it. Both bathrooms are fitted with good showers and well finished.

A really magnificent heated pool finishes the job!

The apt has separate access (outside stairs) and small balcony large enough to eat on or take in the sun!

We will certainly be returning before long.

Trevor & Jill Alexander, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jun 2016
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Roynac Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • fully tiledcompact shower room with walk in shower, small sink and wc
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • super king size bed (180cms) dressing table with marble sink . wardrobe radiator hand made carpets
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
lyon, marseille,avignon, nimes
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
montelimar , valence
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
marseille area
Car: necessary

Great, fun, reasonably priced restaurants nearby.

La Drome is famous for extensive network of cycling trails(The tour de France usually passes nearby).

Renowned perched medieval villages.

Amazing, newly discovered caverns with prehistoric cave paintings .

Historic Avignon and Popes palace .

Colourful provencale markets

Many Roman sites with impressive mosaics , and historic amphitheatre at Orange(with concerts in the Summer)

Impressive chateaux

medieval perched villages with Knights Templar tower and largest donjon in France.

Huge selection of Cotes de Rhone vineyards for tasting and touring.

Dramatic mountain scenery and stunning views and walking trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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