About the property
- Farmhouse1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay7 nights
Set in a hillside hamlet offering tranquillity and spectacular panoramic views
• Beautifully restored traditional 17thC stone house with many original features, fully heated.
•Set in a hillside hamlet offering tranquillity and spectacular panoramic views of the Ardèche mountains, vineyards and pine forests.
• 20m from Ardèche Gorges, caves and pleasure flights & image above.
• Walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, swimming, and sunbathing on sandy beaches bordering freshwater rivers.
• Local village with bars, restaurants, and shops: boulangerie, wine co-operative and daily markets, with 2 supermarkets within 10minutes from the house.
•The house will sleep 4 people comfortably in 2 bedrooms with king sized beds with a king sized sofa bed in the lounge area for upto 2 more people.
• Ardeche Retreat sleeps 4+2 (this means it will sleep 4 people very comfortably or up to a maximum of 6):Two large king-sized bedrooms, two WC, shower room, very large lounge with seating for TV and separate games area and King sized sofa bed, upstairs off the roof terrace we have the kitchen with all modern conveniences, including the washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, large roof terrace off the kitchen with wonderful views - please see the photo with the bottle of La Blacheyrette wine for the view you see every morning .
• House heated in every room for winter bookings woith Large Logs burning insert in the lounge.
° We have 2 properties that are totally independent with separate entrances but can be booked together for larger parties, please enquire.
° The house can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
The gites are situated in a rural part of the southern Ardèche allowing a great incite into Southern French life. The locals are extremely friendly and the villages of Rosieres (www.rosieres-ardeche.com)and Joyeuse are beautiful and can be found within 10 mins of the house. Close to local amenities (as long as you have a car!) and the views meters from the doorstep and roof top terrace are truly breathtaking.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
GREAT..... good location, beautiful house.
We enjoyed to stay in rosières, everything was perferct. Vers Nice place,
Thanks for your review.
Perfection is what we aim for!
We are glad you loved the house and thought it was beautiful & agree the location is perfect for exploring the area.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!.
Nice holiday in Ardeche
Nous avons eu de très belles vacances dans cette magnifique région qu'est l'Ardèche , et en plus le temps était de la parti , la maison était jolie , agréable très bien équipée et surtout calme , un vrai plaisir .
Merci pour vos commentaires sur notre belle maison de vacances. Nous aimons l'Ardèche et trop heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour et avons trouvé notre Petit Bijou avait tout le nécessaire. J'espère que vous pourrez venir et de rester à nouveau très bientôt. Jo et Kev
Thank you for your lovely comments about our holiday home. We love the Ardeche too and glad you enjoyed your stay and found our Petit Bijou had everything you needed. Hope you can come and stay again sometime soon. Jo and Kev
My brief review
Agree with all the previous positive statements, though imagine lounge could be rather gloomy off-season. Located in quite a funky little hamlet, lovely views, very well equipped. Rosières itself seemed rather dull and unattractive, but Joyeuse is fine. Found a very nice swimming spot on the River Drobie, canoed from Balazuc although river was very low so boat had to be dragged over most of the rapids.
Ardeche Retreat - hear swallows wings flapping...
Quintessential French hamlet retreat. Beautifully furnished, very spacious property with magnificent views from the roof terrace. Heaps of useful information on local attractions.
We particularly love the fact that although situated in the Cevenne mountains, many walks are possible on the level. It's a short walk to the river for picnics on the beach or swimming, canoeing etc., The market in nearby Joyeuse is great. If your idea of the perfect holiday is being close to a bustling city with the sound of traffic never far away, you'll be disappointed. But if you seek tranquility and are excited by coming across a clump of wild orchids or the sight of an eagle soring overhead, then this is for you.
Many thanks for taking the time to complete a truly lovely review.
It sounds like you really managed to soak up the atmosphere and the seemingly timeless way of life the Ardeche has to offer.
We could not have put it better ourselves!
Kev & Jo
IDEAL TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL IN THE SUMMER
The property is in an ideal location if you want to get away from it all, live in the real France and love walking, canoeing, climbing and outdoor activities. The roof terrace has stunning views and the upstairs bedroom has an enormous bed! The kitchen is well equipped with all mod-cons. The bathroom is a bit basic with a small shower - for a house which could sleep six the bathroom is inadequate. There is a loo downstairs off the sitting room but it has no ventilation. The property is ideal for summer living if you are happy living on the terrace and in the kitchen or bedroom but it is not ideal off season. The downstairs sitting room and bedroom are gloomy and damp and it is not easy to get them warm. They also have virtually no light - probably fine on a hot day but not on a damp autumn day. If you love eating out, this is not the place to come - there are few really good French restaurants nearby - Joyeuse has a great one in the main street but it is only open at weekends in the evenings and there is a good one at Lebaume but that is about a half hour drive on windy roads and again is not open often in the evenings. The local supermarket is adequate but you need to be fairly imaginative with your cooking! The local wine cave is good for regional wine cheaply priced - about £18 for 10 litres! Speaking French is an advantage as there are few people around who speak English. Joyeuse has a great artisan quarter. Nimes is well worth an hour's drive for a whole day out as in the Pont du Gard.
We stayed in the Ardeche Retreat for 2 weeks and loved every moment. The house is very comfortable and is extremely well equipped. You have stunning walks right on your doorstep with total peace and quiet and a real feeling of "getting away from it all." On the other hand, the nearest village is 5 minutes away by car, where you can sit and watch the world go by with a coffee or a beer. We spent many an evening on the roof terrace watching the night sky which comes alive as there is no light polution. Overall, a superb place to stay and highly recommended.
Many thanks for taking the time to complete your review.
It is an informative and original review, which future customers will find helpful when making their choice of holiday.
So glad you appreciated the house, surroundings & the roof terrace as much as we do!
The Retreat is our home from home, which is why we try to make sure everything needed is provided.
Take care getting back to reality!
Kev & Jo
La Blacheyrette Hamlet house: Ardeche Retreat and Petit Bijou are in a small hamlet called La Blacheyrette. La Blacheyrette is a hamlet of ten or so houses. The hamlet is in a valley up in the hills surrounded by vineyards. The house are in the heart of the Monts d’Ardeche regional national park and from the house you can walk straight into the local countryside, through the pine woods and take in the views of the Cevennes Mountains and the nearby Labeaume river, a tributary of the Ardeche river. Rosieres is the nearest village and is 2 miles down the hill. The village has a small cinema, bar, newsagents, post office, tourism office, a couple of restaurants (in the hotel and a pizzeria) and supermarket on the outskirts. Not forgetting of course the two boulangeries and the wine co-operative shop where you can arrange to take a tour of some of the 150 vineyards and watch the wine making process. The Cris Activities centre in Rosieres can organize a variety of activities. Other Activities: canoeing, Kayaking
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Reservation deposit for Ardeche Retreat is 25% of your total vacation price. Ardeche Retreat has a £200 fully refundable security deposit, which will be returned within 7 days of your return from your holiday - subject to booking conditions. We have a few period pieces in the house which will be pointed out on arrival. The prices are all inclusive for your stay, including all utilities and Bed Linen There is heating provided within your charge,however extra logs for a wood burner for you to use if you wish at a small cost to yourselves. . Towels can be provided at a small fee. The are no extra costs for cleaning. The house will be fully cleaned on your departure all we ask is that, it is left how you would like to find it, I.E no dirty crockery in the sink etc.!